Property Address – Moreton Green, Heysham
Time on Market – 7 Weeks
Reason for selling – Upsizing
Have you ever heard of scent marketing? In case you didn’t know it is a technique used by many businesses in order to help influence a buyer / client’s mood. Smell is thought to be the most powerful sense we have. A smell can affect how we feel. Research has found scent can add to a buyer’s perception of a product’s value.
This week I wanted to look at how the right smell can positively influence your home sale and how wrong the smell can easily put buyers off!
Property Address. Wilton Close, Lancaster
Time on the market 6 weeks
Number of viewings 5
Reason for selling Relocating to be closer to family
Sold for Full asking Price
The client was changing agents having tried not one, but two low cost fixed fee local agents. She was struggling to get interest and had only 3 viewings over a 300 day period. Like many other people who choose this route she had been tied to a lengthy contract which luckily was about to expire. She came to us asking for help and was interested to know what we could do different.
To the relief of the owners we chose not to reduce the asking price but focus on the property marketing and what she could also do to make the home look more attractive to buyers. This included better photos and simple home staging. We talked about how to advertise the property and where. We considered who their likely buyer would be and created a bespoke plan to attract this type of person
We generated 5 viewings in a 4 week period. After a 2nd viewing, the eventual buyer offered the full asking price allowing our client just last week to move onto pastures new and live close to the their family and grandchildren. Our client was most happy. Their last agent had advised that they reduce their asking price. Had they done this they would have been thousands out of pocket. Luckily they called us!
We wish Mr and Mrs Tomlinson all the best in the future and hope they enjoy the benefits of having their family closer. Can we help you move with a bespoke moving plan? If so please call me on 01524 843322. At JDG we are here to help you.
When it comes to selling your home, one of the most difficult decisions a homeowner has to make is how to price their home for sale. What pricing strategy should you adopt? Who’s advice should you take? If your price your home too high, you run the risk of buyers not looking. Price it too low and you might end wondering, could I have achieved more? Does this sound familiar?
At JDG it is our job to advice you on how to get the best price for your property. Different factors are taken into account and these can differ dependent on the current market conditions. However in order to make it easier for you to understand we have broken it up in to 4 useful handy tips!
Property Address 31 Ashton Road
Time on market until sold 10 weeks
Number of viewings booked 7
Reason for sale Upsizing
The vendor had been on the market with their first agent for 12 weeks and then for a further 18 weeks with their second agent. The vendor was feeling frustrated as she needed to find a bigger property for her family. We agreed to take the property on at the same price as the previous agent as we felt the market was improving now the better was here.
We took a pro active approach to the marketing of the property and spoke to buyers on our applicant database to generate interest. We prepared an in-depth brochure with excellent photographs and the property was advertised on both Rightmove and Zoopla as well as on social media.
The vendor accepted an offer within 4 weeks to a first time buyer, however, the buyer sadly changed their mind due to personal reasons . We immediately put the property back on the market and again contacted buyers on our database. We managed to get the vendor another offer accepted in 18 days at 95.8% of the asking price. The vendor found a house they wished to purchase straight away and the sale completed 7 weeks later. Everybody was happy!
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When you choose to sell your home with an estate agent, you will be asked to sign a contract. This is not unusual. It is standard in our industry. After all, you need to have an agreement in writing with your estate agent so you are both clear over the marketing price and also the agreed fee you will be paying at the end. However what is not so clear to many property sellers is the exclusive term your estate agent may be holding you too. Are you aware of this? Have you read your contract?
This weeks article stems for a true story. It is from the experience of a client of ours whose home we are in the process of selling. Our client shared with us her experience of trying to move home to date. It made for interesting reading……
Welcome to the third of our case studies series of articles. This week we wanted to show you a property which was struggling to sell with another estate agent. We’ve chosen this one for all of those out there who are feeling a tad despondent in the hope we can show you that a few small tweaks can make a huge difference.
Property Address Tebay Court, Beaumont Park
Property Type 2 bed town house
Time on market until sold 2 weeks
Number of viewings booked 4
Reason for sale Upsizing as they now had a toddler and needed an extra bedroom.
It always fascinates me why people choose a particular estate agent. Just like there is any industry, there is a choice out there. Why do people call certain agents out but not others. What goes into their decision process? For many people, moving home is not something that happens often.
If you ask a male and then ask a female if size matters, you are likely to get two very different answers. Girls like to think that the best things come in small packages (think diamond rings). Boys like to think the bigger the better ( especially when it comes to flat screen tv and motorbikes! ). However when it comes to choosing your home, how important is the size of your home to you?
Does your current home feel too small? Is there not enough space to put things? Are you lacking useful storage or is just the kids are growing and need bigger bedrooms? It could be the reverse. Maybe now the kids have left home or your lifestyle has changed. Your home might be too big and you might feel you are spending too much time and money on cleaning it and general maintenance.
There are no strict rules on the perfect size of house. It all comes down to your individual needs. However a good agent will find out from you what they really are and will be able to help you find that perfect sized home. Here are some points to for you to consider.