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The man in the underpants

Have you met Darren?  Many people in Lancaster and Morecambe have.  After all,  he’s born and bred locally and he’s been showing people around homes since the year 2000! Read more


Preparing your home for sale. The Lounge

by Michelle Wilden, Senior Branch Valuer

“One of the most important rooms in the house”


In some houses,  the lounge  the very first room you walk into, straight from the front door.  Others homes may have the benefit of having a hallway.  Because of this your lounge needs to have a wow factor.  It needs to be a place a buyer can see themselves living in, whether it’s a for their sole use or a place for the family to gather. Many people feel that the lounge is one of the most important rooms in the house.  It’s the place we spend a lot of time in – relaxing,  listening to music, watching tv,  entertaining and socializing. Read more

Preparing your home for sale. The Hallway

“First impressions really do count”


The hallway in your home is the very first reception space into your home, which is why it is essential that you make a good impression to prospective purchaser’s.

Your hallway needs to set the tone of your home.  It needs to feel welcoming.  If buyers like your hallway, they will want to continue with some eagerness to see the rest of your property.   This is the first place your buyer will notice if the house is well-kept or untidy,  fresh or smelly and light or dark.

Stand back and take a close look at hallway.  What do you have kept,  stored or even dumped here?  Do you have so much stuff your hallway is looking smaller than it actually is?   Is it time for a clear out?   Read more

A week with JDG

Monday, We actually love Mondays!


My ducks

Or is that I love Mondays? After all it’s generally may day off! I always intend to have a sleep in on a Monday but for some reason the older I get, the earlier I seem to rise. Maybe it’s these lighter mornings, or maybe it’s the fact that I have ducks that have landed in my garden and are busy quacking away desperate to be fed!

Given the fact it’s the Easter holidays, the offices are a tad short staffed. Vicky the rentals manager is now off and Pete, one of our senior sales negotiators is returning today having had a glorious week off. Pete’s always jammy. I can guarantee you, when he’s off the sun will shine but for me… Right now I’m getting rain!  Read more

The Importance of Kerb Appeal

By Michelle Wilden, Senior Branch Valuer

“The idea of curb appeal is to give your home an inviting look that makes the buyer want to stop and take a look inside”


When I value a clients home, I am always stressing the importance of kerb appeal.  The front of your home, in particular your front door is one of the first things a client will see. A front door speaks volumes, it creates an image of the home behind.  And so because of this image it’s important that the front of your home gives out a positive, buy me message.  Read more

Not all Estate Agents are the same.

by Michelle Wilden, Senior Branch Valuer

There I have said it.  And I want to stress I also believe it.  After all I am an estate agent and I know I am different.

You may think that sounds  an odd thing to say.   After all in my industry our goal is ultimately to sell or rent your home.  But to me it’s like saying all hairdressers are the same.  After all they cut your hair.  Or how about all restaurants are the same.  They are there to feed you and fill you up.  I could go on making comparisons in different industries all day long.  Read more

The art of comm…

The art of communication

“Your ability to communicate is an important tool in your pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your family, your co-workers or your clients and customers”

– Les Brown

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