5th December 2019
Think Christmas is a quiet time for people looking to move home? - you may want to think again! When looking to sell a property, people often think that the New Year is the best time to market their property, and it really is an excellent time, however there is a definite advantage to looking to market your home before Christmas and the New Year rush . Christmas is a time when family and friends are together, plans are formed for the next year and buying a new home, looking for a new job or moving to an area with a good school catchment area may all be on the horizons
26th November 2019
It’s that time of year when the Christmas trees go up, becoming the centrepiece of our family festivities. We will cover their branches with beautiful baubles, sparkling lights and gifts for friends and family lovingly wrapped underneath.
23rd October 2019
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.
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
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.
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
In today’s busy working world, the distance from home to work can often be a long and difficult commute. The impact of driving to work can also eat into your working day, whilst also impacting on the environment – home working can reduce your carbon footprint with car emissions as well as saving travelling expenses. Today you do not necessarily need to physically go to work, you just work regardless of the location, and as long as you have the right environment in which to work, supported by the best technology and it works well for you as well as for the company you are employed by then this can be a viable alternative If you are a small business then, working from home can also provide the advantage of not paying hefty business charges too. So how do you make this transition from travelling to work to arriving straight to your ‘desk’ which can be a bit jarring first thing on a morning! - go straight to your ‘ to-do’ list and by starting first thing, this can be much more effective than starting with breakfast and allowing the morning sluggishness to set in – have your breakfast mid-morning when you are ready for a break