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What Alex Ferguson taught JDG Estate Agents

Love him or loathe him, you have to agree Alex Ferguson was the greatest team manager ever.  He did this by surrounding himself with people who all did the individual roles better than he could himself.

Sir Alex believed in great teamwork.  Here at JDG we like to think we have done this ourself.  Our team are our greatest asset.  Individually we have some great players.  Put us together we have a formidable team.

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Why you should stage your home for sale

A real life success story


The Story

Twelve months ago I was asked to sell a property for an investor client.  The property was an ex-rental terrace. The kitchen and bathroom were sparkling new.  As was the double glazing and the gas central heating system.  All were brand spanking new!  Sounds like an easy sell?  You’d expect it be.  Expect it wasn’t.  This property was empty.  It was uninspiring.  The 2nd bedroom was small.  The wallpaper wood chip.  The rear yard tiny due to the kitchen extension.

Viewing after viewing took place.  Feedback was mixed.  But one thing that stood out was that this property was just there.  It did not inspire.  It did not feel like a home.  We chose not to reduce the price.  The level of viewings told me that the price was ok.  Buyers were looking. They just weren’t buying.  We chose to stage the home instead.


Our budget

My clients budget was small.  This is after all a 2 bed terrace.  We had long chats and we formed a detailed plan.  Many items were borrowed from friends.  Others brought from home.  We formed a shopping list and used low-cost local stores.  Here’s just some of what we did.

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7 tips to help your home sell this summer

The summer is here.  The weather is hotting up and you are wanting to move.  Everywhere looks brighter, everybody’s garden is looking its best. The question is what can you do to look better.  How can you help your home sell?  Here are my 7 top tips for the summer months!



1. Cut your lawn

Very simple but often overlooked or forgotten about.  A neat lawn makes your home stand out.  It enhances your garden.  A freshly cut lawn makes your home looked love.  Families viewing your house can imagine the kids playing out.  Cut your lawn for your photo’s but please also keep it freshly cut for viewings!

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