We opened David Phillip Estate Agents towards the end of 2018 – my previous background has always been in sales and marketing, and Estate Agency is a totally new experience for me, so… what have I learnt in a my first year.
I read with interest an article by Property Eye that stated Estate Agents make up just 2.2% of the high street (1.9% in Yorkshire) – this figure compares with retail at 30.32%, charity shops at 7.76% and banks at 6.28%. This figure didn’t surprise me at all, the days of having elaborate offices full of people are a thing of the past, especially with high rents and business rates.
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
If you're thinking about buying a new home, you'll need to budget for more than just the deposit. It's a stressful time, saving! You work hard to put away savings each month and feel like celebrating when you have saved enough for that all important deposit. But don't get carried away too early, as there are other costs that you need to take into account! When you're working out your 'buying a house' budget, you also need to take account of the cost of buying, your mortgage fees and moving costs - on top of your deposit. It all adds up and can easily plunge you into debt if an unexpected bill hasn't been taken into account.
With relatively simple changes such as insulation, ensuring your pipes are property lagged and using energy efficient light bulbs will not only help your chance of a good sale if you are selling your home but also reduce the cost of your energy bills whilst you are living there. Here are some tips on how to make your home more energy efficient
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.
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.
At David Phillip Estate Agents we can understand why Leeds has been voted the happiest City in the UK with Birmingham in second place and Edinburgh not too far behind.
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?
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.
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