14th October 2019
Hedgehogs are continuing to decline in the UK and are at risk of extinction in the next ten years, Autumnis a key time for these garden animals, as they start to go into hibernation in October and November. Here are some tips to help preserve this spiky creature in your garden
19th September 2019
The internet has brought all things to our fingertips from buying groceries, booking tickets and holidays and doing research about future things you would want to buy such as cars and homes. The internet though has also evolved as a place to read customer reviews, this can help people to determine the services and products they want to buy from people who have already experienced using that company. With more than 90% of all customers using online reviews as part of their research at a local and national level, this shows that merely informing a potential customer of the availability of a product or service is no longer enough – consumers want to hear about first hand experiences.
17th September 2019
Considering a pre-Christmas house move? Then marketing your property in September could be the ideal time. Buyers see Christmas as a key-influencing factor with many people determined to be in their new home in time for the big day celebrations. With preparation and planning, and a race against time, you could be putting up your Christmas tree in your brand new home.
9th September 2019
You have seen the property of your dreams and put in an offer, but the person buying your home is not ready to proceed as quickly as your seller requires, and you are likely to hold up the chain, what do you do?
4th September 2019
Recently we have listed a few properties that either already have dressing rooms or have the potential for adding or converting a room to a dressing room. If you are a clothes enthusiast but are short on storage space, then a dressing room could be just the thing for you. Adding a dressing room adds to your clothing space considerably whilst also giving you the freedom to organise your clothing, accessories and shoes in a way that is easily accessible, this can make getting ready for work or a night out stress free and also much easier, it can also make your clothes look nicer and last longer too. Having a dressing room eliminates clutter in your sleeping area and storing your clothes elsewhere will contribute to a cleaner and healthier environment – you will also get a better night’s sleep. Having a dressing room is your own private sanctuary where you can enjoy privacy and comfort, put on your make-up or unwind after a busy day.
The property Portal on the Market has found that if you live on a street with a name that is regal or titled, such as Royal, Place, Lord and Bishop it can boost the value of their homes lining their pavements.
16th August 2019
Do you know the price your property is currently being marketed at on the main portals of Rightmove, Zoopla and On the Market, and by that I mean the exact price? – one that hopefully ends in three zeros rather than 950.
When it comes to moving home, you may already have decided the type of property you would like, your price range, the quality of the schools in the area if you have children and the commute to work, these are all key factors. People often overlook though the culture of an area, what the community really stands for, what the local shopping and entertainment is like, in other words, home is where the heart is but what if your heart doesn’t quite know where that place should be? Lesa Brown, a Director at David Phillip Estate Agents commented “The UK housing market is highly localised and only by thoroughly researching individual areas, communities and streets can you be confident you are making the right decision to put an offer on a house – fail to do the research and you may have bought something you may want to move on from pretty quickly, which will be costly both financially but also in terms of emotional investment too”.
We love to visit the Cinema in Harrogate, it feels like home from home with the comfy sofas, soft carpets and lots of seating space, however a Sunday visit can be quite costly when you add the cinema tickets, the bottle of shared wine, the taxi’s and lunch afterwards. If that was for up to 8 people, the spend would end up being quite costly, so … imagine if you had your own home cinema/theatre, with luxury seating, and the best possible sound and lighting money could buy – take a look at the Old Barn in Adel, Leeds.
I read with interest the article on Property Eye today, written by Zoopla Managing Director Charlie Bryant who writes ‘the way agents operate has changed significantly over the last five years, you are no longer reliant on the portals for marketing homes – that is as it should be. Digital Marketing has empowered agents to take matters into their own hands to a far greater extent. Different audiences will also respond in varying ways to the myriad of communications channels now out there and often a message needs to be seen or heard across multiple platforms to resonate.’ He also writes, ‘In May, Zoopla surveyed 2,000 people who have either sold their property in the last 18 months or who were currently looking to move or sell over the next year and a half. An over whelming proportion of these house-hunters (70%) told us that they use a combination of estate agency websites and property portals when searching for their next home. This reflects the savviness of the general consumer in the digital age The research demonstrates that a hybrid strategy when marketing a home is key to maximising eyeballs to ensure it is sold or let out as quickly as possible and for the best possible price.’ Great words from Charlie Bryant, and at David Phillip Estate Agents we total agree:- One Size doesn’t fit all