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Selling your house? What do you need to do next?

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 02:49 -- Word Smith
Selling your house is something that most people only do a few times during their lifetime. It is a potentially costly business and can cost you thousands if you get it wrong ie if you don't realise the full asking price, or have poor advice from the estate agent to begin with so it is not marketed properly.
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Thinking of Buying a house? Here are our Top Tips

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 02:34 -- Word Smith
So you've decided to buy a new property. You've gone online (first port of call being Chimney Pots online estate agency site of course) and you've started searching. You've even written down a spec as to everything you need in your new home. 

Now what's next?

Well, it's always a good idea to read the local papers, you'll get a good feel for the local area, schools, other amenities and prices and styles of properties for sale in the area.
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Don't be offended if the first offer is a low one

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 02:18 -- Word Smith
So someone's come in with an offer - great! The bad news is you feel it is insultingly low! Don't get personal. Remember it's a start point and it's your big opportunity to open negotiations. Of course buyers will want to try to buy your house fo the lowest price possible! They know they can always go up, but they can't go down. It's not personal as far as they are concerned, it's a business transaction.
So you react by coming back with a counter offer.
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Need to sell your home fast? Here's how!

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 02:08 -- Word Smith
Rule No. 1 if you want to sell your house fast is not to get emotionally involved. It may be your HOME and very personal to you and your family but it's personal to you, and it means nothing to the stranger who walks in. They've read the particulars, it fits the bill - room sizes, location, age, appearance etc. That's what has got them through the front door. You've got it just the way you like it but that may not be to their taste. Your decorating taste may not be theirs.