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November 16, 2017

Agents’ Skills in Demand

The overall shortage of housing stock in relation to demand suggests that finding a buyer should not be too difficult irrespective of which agent you choose to sell your property. So it’s tempting to become less discerning over your choice of agent and simply choose the cheapest!

However, in this market, this approach usually turns out to be a considerable false economy, as the difference between a good agent and a mediocre, or internet-only one, can be highly significant.

First, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive agent is probably only about 1% of the sale price. However, the ability of a good agent to negotiate the highest price the market will pay (which is probably about 4% more than the average buyer would pay) is clearly worth far more than this.

Cheap agents rely on turnover of stock, rather than the actual amount of fee charged to make their money. With a shortage of stock in a fast moving market, they feel the pinch more than the higher quality agents and are therefore more interested in arranging the sale at any price, rather than negotiating the best terms for their client.

However, the better agents have a reputation to protect, and they are passionate in their quest to secure the asking price wherever possible. Indeed, we often secure figures in excess of the asking price for our clients.

It’s your equity. So when choosing the right agent to sell your home, what is more important to you – low fees, or the most money in your pocket, and the security of a well-managed sale?

Please feel free to contact us on 01903 885886 if you’d like sincere advice about how to maximise your selling prospects – and your price!

Andrew Richardson FNAEA MARLA

Director

01903 885886

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November 9, 2017

Identity Caution When Moving House

Recent research has shown that about a quarter of home-movers leave themselves open to some form of identity theft when they move, simply by failing to redirect their post promptly.

Indeed, almost half of all identity theft cases involve a previous address, and 70% of new occupants receive mail addressed to a past occupant. This often includes sensitive personal information, which can be used by a fraudster to obtain credit in your name.

As some organisations can take several weeks to amend their details, we suggest you start to compile a list of those who will need your new address as soon as you begin marketing your property. This might include schools, the Inland Revenue, banks, credit card companies, the Local Authority, the DVLA, Premium Bonds, clubs, etc.. Then, as soon as you have a moving date, contact them formally with your new details.

Arrange the Royal Mail redirection service for at least a year and register with the Mailing Preference Service to have your name taken off most direct mailing lists. This will ensure mail-shots from lenders aren’t sent to you at your old address. It’s also a good idea to do the same at your new address, in both your name and that of the previous occupier – if only to avoid heaps of junk mail landing on your doorstep!

 

If you are concerned that you could be at risk from identity theft, you can set up a credit monitoring service with companies such as Experian, Equifax or CheckMyFile.com which will alert you to any significant changes to your credit report, so you can take any necessary action as soon as possible.

We hope you find the above useful, and don’t forget – we’re here to help you with your move, not just your sale!

 

 

 

 

Andrew Richardson FNAEA MARLA

Director

01243 786316

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June 26, 2017

Market comment for June

“A fine balance”

Anyone with an interest in the property market generally understands the influence of supply and demand on house prices. Just like any other “commodity”, if everybody wants something that is in generally short supply, the price tends to rise. In the property sector, the media often describes a rising market good and a falling market as bad.
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May 16, 2017

“Hit The Road”

“Location, location, location” is the somewhat overused maxim applied by many as a rule of thumb when selecting a property. However, a closer look reveals that a compromise in this principle can produce significant benefits for property purchasers in the Arundel area.

Clearly, most purchasers’ idea of a dream home is one in perfect condition, with a beautiful garden, massive sunny accommodation, off street parking, and found in the best street in the area – preferably a quiet, leafy, cul-de-sac. And of course, it must be cheap!
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May 9, 2017

Who Chooses..

“Who’s Choosing Your Home?”

An Englishman’s home may be his castle – but it is usually a woman who chooses it!

94% of estate agents polled in a recent survey* confirmed that, in most house-hunting couples or families, it is the woman who has the last word in choosing which home they buy.
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May 2, 2017

Advertising

Advertising for Results

As estate agents, our job is to sell property. Sounds obvious really! However, some people judge an agent’s ability to do the job on the amount of advertising undertaken on behalf of each client, rather than on the strategy behind their advertising policy.

Clearly, it is virtually unheard of that someone will buy a property on the strength of an advert, without actually visiting it. So the purpose of a property ad is not to sell the property, but rather to encourage a buyer to enquire further and arrange to see it.
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April 27, 2017

Jackson-Stops Arundel Market Report – April 2017

“The Market’s Picking Up”

Analysing and understanding the UK property market is notoriously difficult. Conflicting reports and biased perspectives often confuse people who simply want a degree of reassurance that their purchase or sale is well-timed. Many people who currently have no intention of moving are also naturally curious about the value of their home, which is usually their biggest investment.

There are two angles on the property market that interest us most – property values, which are driven by the relative balance of supply and demand, and transaction volumes, which are primarily influenced by confidence levels and affordability.
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April 18, 2017

The Courteous Buyer

Most people move house rarely and often have little idea of the etiquette required if the stress of moving is to be minimised. Our job as progressive estate agents is to help buyers and sellers minimise this stress by seeing the world through their eyes and advising accordingly.

For example, vendors often go to great lengths to prepare for a viewing. They clean the house thoroughly, making sure everything, from cushions to children’s toys, is in its place. They might light a fire, switch on the lights, arrange fresh flowers, mow the lawn, and send their teenager out to walk the dog in anticipation of the arrival of the esteemed buyer.
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April 10, 2017

Clutter Costs!

In the current market, if you are to maximise your price, it is more important than ever to ensure that your property is a highly saleable proposition, rather than one that makes another house look good by comparison.

Of course, there are several basics that should be in place. The price needs to be as attractive as the décor, and you should aim to be flexible on things like fixtures, viewing times and completion dates. You also need to be with a pro-active estate agency – not just one who simply lists your house and then waits for the market to deliver a buyer to your door.

But there are other things that you can do, which can have a significant bearing on whether a buyer will purchase your property instead of the one down the street.
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March 30, 2017

Do we only sell property over £500,000? Think again…

Jackson-Stops & Staff in Chichester and Arundel have, over the years, built up an enviable reputation for selling large country houses but our success doesn’t stop there…..

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