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Archives September 2017

15 Facts About The Playboy Mansion

With today’s sad news of Hugh Hefner’s passing we have taken a look at one of the most famous houses in the world – The Playboy Mansion.

We have come across these fantastic facts of the iconic house…

Why You Should Not Over Price Your Property

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It is an instinct for many sellers in Essex and across the country to think that it’s a good idea to go to the market with an over ambitious asking price on their property.

It is understandable given that our overall local market is so buoyant and demand for quality homes in the town in every price range is very strong.

However, recent national Rightmove research have shown that during a time of slower price increases it’s riskier for sellers to over-price their property.

Additional analysis also shows that a property is 40% more likely to sell if priced correctly when it first goes to the market.

A recent survey of estate agents in England by Rightmove has reported that we are now living in a more price-sensitive market, with buyers reluctant to even make enquiries with the agent if a property is too highly priced.

In short, Rightmove states the obvious – that an over-priced property deters buyers from viewing a home.

We agree with Rightmove and it’s the reason why we take so much care in calculating the optimum asking price on all our sales instructions and bear in mind all the critical factors of the sale.

Price must of course accommodate the unique circumstances of each individual seller and their property.

Irrespective of circumstances some truths are self-evident.

Over-pricing loses that initial interest, freshness and impetus which is vital for securing immediate enquiries / viewings.

Even worse some buyers will have reservations about a property that has not sold as quickly as others, or has been reduced in price several times.

The best way to prevent over-pricing and sell your home at a great price to a well-qualified buyer is to instruct a good Estate Agent.

You don’t want an Agent who will over value your house simply to gain the instruction and then gradually reduce the price to a more realistic level over a period of many months.

The likelihood is that the ultimate selling price will then be lower than it would have been if a smart marketing plan and price had been in place from the start.

If you wish to discuss the above or are thinking of moving, get in touch with one of our team.

If you are thinking of moving, get in touch with our team for more tips and to find out about of £995 offer.

Give us a call on 01268 987984.

Visit our properties page www.tailoredestates.co.uk/blog/ to read all of our blogs.

Visit www.rightmove.co.uk to view all of our latest properties.

5 Simple Improvements That You Can Make To Your Garden That Will Increase Your Home’s Value

5 Simple Improvements That You Can Make To Your Garden That Will Increase Your Home’s Value

What’s next for your garden? Consider making these improvements that make your property more attractive and therefore adding to the value of your property.

Make Improvements on Your Grass

You are likely to turn off potential buyers when your grass in the front or rear garden is patchy. Spend some time sprucing up your lawn before you consider selling your home.

If the existing turf is beyond repair, a smart idea is to invest in new grass. The increased value to your property cancels out the cost of this landscaping expense.

Start Mulching and Weeding

One effective way to convince home buyers that your home is a valuable option and to also keep your garden in tip top condition is to mulch and weed. These create a cleaner and smoother aesthetic.

Smarten Up!

Messy edges can jeopardise the overall look of your lawn, even if it is tidy and neat. The grass looks minimal maintenance when you edge your lawn, and it’s easy to do. This is going to be a huge benefit when you decide to sell your home.

You can complete the tasks of creating a divide or border with nothing more than a sharp spade. There is no need for special tools.

When it comes to paths and patios, gravel is a much more affordable surface than paving. To lay it in place; mark out the area, then scrape away loose soil or grass, pin down a permeable membrane to stop the weeds coming through and spread the gravel over it. Aim for a depth of 2.5cm.

Choose a pale gravel, like Honey Stone, to contrast with your lawn and planting. A large bag will cover around 20 sq metres.

Introduce A Touch Of Colour

Adding colourful containers, planters and installing impressive water features will liven up any dull garden. You might also add attractive clipped topiary along with bright flowering perennials and annuals.

If you have garden furniture, keep a feeling of warmth, even in a shady corner with bright cushions. Give your bench a coat of weatherproof wood paint, and (once dry) layer it up with cushions for a modern, budget conscious look.

This will give your garden an instant visual lift without costing you much. Plus, if you sell, you do not have to leave the containers, furniture or fountains behind. You can install them outside of your new home.

Limit Your Variety

Most of the time, having a large variety is a good thing. Yet, if you ever want to sell your home, take it easy on the variety. The more plant species there are, the more wary buyers will be of the upkeep that comes with such a diverse array.

Try to group similar flowers together and pick complementary tones if you must have many species. This will make the yard easier to sustain when you sell your property.

If you are thinking of moving, get in touch with our team for more tips and to find out about of £995 offer. Give us a call on 01268 987984.

Visit our properties page www.tailoredestates.co.uk/blog/ to read all of our blogs.

Visit www.rightmove.co.uk to view all of our latest properties.

3 Little Jobs That Can Help Your Home Sell Faster

3 Little Jobs That Can Help Your Home Sell Faster

So, you are thinking of selling your home? Everyone wants their home to get a lot of attention, get a quick sale and get the most amount of money for it, am I right?

Well, it doesn’t have to be as hard as it may seem. Here are a few tips from our team to improve the look of your home ready for the impending viewings on your home.

Start by Decluttering

Over the years you’ve probably accumulated a lot of stuff, which is only natural. However, potential buyers want to be able to visualise themselves moving into this property – they don’t want to feel overwhelmed by knick-knacks, piles of books and other unsightly clutter.

So, start by having a clear out or putting things into storage, while also making sure you aren’t depersonalising the space. Create an attractive, inspiring space by leaving some personal things lying around but without intruding on this open, inviting look you’ve created.

Give Your Home a Fresh Lick of Paint

You might love that psychedelic wallpaper in your living room, but the chances are, it won’t be to everyone’s taste. Therefore, giving your home a splash of neutral paint can add value to your property’s price. That’s because people feel as though it’s a blank canvas they can work with, and it also makes spaces look fresh, bright and airy. And don’t forget to give your door a new coat of paint (if it’s wooden), too, as this will help create a great first impression.

Get Fixing and Cleaning

Armed with all the necessary tools from places like B&Q, get to work fixing any minor repairs, such as cracked tiles, broken door knobs and chipped paintwork. This will make your home feel ready to move into, which a lot of prospective buyers will be looking for.

It’s also a good idea to have a huge spring clean so everything has a renewed look and extra-special sparkle. Look at where you can get rid of any limescale, whether your wooden floors need waxing and how you can get rid of any lingering odours (especially if you’ve got pets in your property).

Don’t Forget Your Garden

Finally, don’t forget to venture into your garden (both front and back) to make sure this is as tidy and appealing as the property itself. Mow the lawn, clean your patio furniture and weed the beds/pots. If your buyers like to spend time outside, this will help them visualise living within this space as well.

And there you have it, some very easy tasks that can add plenty of style, vitality and inspiration to your home, just in time for the first viewing!

If you are thinking of moving, get in touch with our team for more tips and to find out about of £995 offer. Give us a call on 01268 987984.

Visit our properties page www.tailoredestates.co.uk/blog/ to read all of our blogs.

Visit www.rightmove.co.uk to view all of our latest properties.

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