You have instructed your Estate Agent, your 3D virtual viewing has been filmed, the photographer has taken your photos, the for sale board is up, your Social media campaign is ready to go and the floorplans and site maps are done. All you now need to do is sit back and wait for viewings and an offer – it should be that simple, but for a successful sale there are things that you need to do too.

People Sell Houses

9th April 2019
People sell houses Lesa Brown – Director at David Phillip Estate Agents in Bramhope as featured in the Yorkshire Post Property People April 6th
The Latest index focussing on cities from Zoopla reveals that 13 cities outside London and the South East are experiencing the strongest price growth. As some uncertainty spreads over Brexit and Theresa May is hammering out a deal, house price research shows that may cities outside London have shrugged off the Brexit blues.
Over half (52%) of millennial's are willing to purchase an alternative dwelling over a flat or a house to get on the property ladder. According to a new study commissioned by residential and leisure moorings provider BWML, it revealed that 55% of millennial's are struggling to save the deposit required to purchase a ‘traditional ‘ property and are therefore looking for an alternative.
After the warmest temperature was set in February a couple of weeks ago, people start thinking about getting the garden ready for Spring. If you are looking to sell your property at this busy time of year around Easter then it is important to not only get your home market ready but also your garden too. At David Phillip Estate Agents based in Bramhope, North Leeds we have the following tips to ensure your garden looks lovely for any property viewings you may have over the next few weeks.

Market Slowdown?

1st March 2019
Announced earlier this week in Estate Agent Today, both major portals, Rightmove and Zoopla have revealed more evidence of a gently slowing housing market reporting that the average time to sell a property across Great Britain as a whole has risen from 72 days a year ago to 77 days now (although in Yorkshire and Humberside the Zoopla current average days to go under offer is 49 days). The time to sell is defined as when a property first lists on Rightmove to when it is marked sold subject to contract.
HMRC has reported that in January there were 101,170 housing transactions in the UK, on a seasonally adjusted basis, this was up by 0.8% on the previous month and by 1.3% on January last year.
Moving into a new home can be exhausting, especially if you have had to pack, clean and sort everything at your previous property and now you have to do exactly the same with your new home – although hopefully the previous owners have left it clean for you! So here are a few handy tips to make your new day in your new home much easier:-

Moving house and cleaning tips

8th February 2019
Moving home can be quite stressful, although at David Phillip Estate Agents we try to make it as stress free as possible. Completion day has arrived, boxes have been packed and on the removal van so all that’s left to do is hand in your keys and do that final bit of cleaning to ensure your house is left in a pristine state for the new owners. People often think ‘why should I bother cleaning the house before I move’ but another way to think about it is to leave your home in the condition that you would want to be greeted with when stepping into the home you’ve just purchased! - There is nothing worse than having to clean a house around boxes / furniture / appliances, and absolutely nothing worse than having to clean other people’s mess and dirt!
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