Selling Your Home by Sealed Bid Auction

February 13th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Estate Agents, Property Market No Comments »

If property sales are taking a turn for the better and you live in an affluent area where it is a seller’s market, then have you considered selling your home by a sealed bid? This involves you deciding on a guide price that you’d like for your home before people make confidential bids that are submitted before a particular date. This process can be the best way of achieving the right price for your property.

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Using Your Estate Agent Effectively & Negotiating Offers

February 4th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Estate Agents, Property Market 1 Comment »

When it comes to selling your house, there are many things that need taking into consideration, and perhaps one of the most important things is choosing your estate agent. You will need to be confident that the estate agency that you are putting your house on the market with is going to be as efficient as possible, which is why it’s a good idea to speak to several before choosing who to put your house on the market with.

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Searching for a Property – Online, Estate Agents & Developers

January 2nd, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Estate Agents, Property Developers, Property Market No Comments »

Searching for a property can be one of the most exciting yet overwhelming times in your life, with numerous different estate agents, auctions, online websites and new property developments, where do you start? Well, firstly, before you even start the search for a property, you’ll need to establish exactly what you’re looking for, as it is easy to get carried away once you start to look. Have a specific criteria in mind, such as three bedrooms, a garage and a large garden, alongside your maximum budget.

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Should I be selling my home?

November 12th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Estate Agents, Property Market 1 Comment »

If you’re seriously considering selling your home then there are many factors that you will need to consider before you go ahead with it. It’s not just the reasons for selling your home but whether your home is ready to be sold. If you want to move as quickly as possible, it’s important that your home is appealing to those buying it; otherwise you may be sitting with a ‘For Sale’ sign in your front garden for some time.

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Avoid the Downturn: Top Tips for Selling Your House

September 6th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Estate Agents, Press Releases, Top Tips 1 Comment »

House sales have plummeted almost 40 per cent since the peak of the boom five years ago,1 while UK property prices dropped 0.6 per cent in July.2 But according to a leading South London estate agent, Wooster & Stock, there are small steps vendors can take to increase the chance of a quick, smooth and profitable sale.

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Are Estate Agents Fees Excessive ?

June 7th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Estate Agents, Property Market 4 Comments »

I will always be in favour of a free market economy and therefore I would never advocate only one approach to business. Competition and alternative methods are a healthy way of ensuring optimum performance and client focus. However, I do feel that the estate agency profession is ripe for review, reassessment and even stricter regulation.

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Selling Your Home Without an Estate Agent

January 23rd, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Estate Agents, Property Market 9 Comments »

Selling a property can be expensive. There’s removal costs, legal fees, utility bills to settle, but by quite a way the largest expenditure (after repaying your mortgage) will usually the estate agent’s fee. Estate agents charge a percentage of the eventual sale price, typically between 1% – 2%, plus VAT. This means that even on a relatively modest sale price of, say, £100,000 the estate agent’s fee will probably be somewhere between £1,200 – £2,400.

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A Professional’s Guide to City Living

December 14th, 2011 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Estate Agents, Property Market 3 Comments »

If you’re a professional in a major city, the place you live has a major impact on your lifestyle. From access to transport facilities, amenities such as gyms and shops and even your job, most people want everything to be close by so they spend less time travelling and more time enjoying their lives. For this reason, city centre flats are the ideal solution for young professionals who want to have everything on their doorstep – not only because travel costs are lower, but because they feel more involved with the city they live in.

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10 Top Tips When Selling Property

November 29th, 2011 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Estate Agents, Property Market 6 Comments »

The relationship between a vendor and their selling agent is often paramount to the success of a property sale; however there are many intricacies that are simply overlooked or forgotten, often to the detriment of the sale.

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What Next for the UK Housing Market?

September 15th, 2011 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Estate Agents, Mortgages, Property Market 3 Comments »

You would need to have been living on Mars for the past ten years not to know about the rise and fall of the UK Housing Market. From the incredible price inflation of the early 2000s to the near collapse following the 2008 banking crisis, house prices regularly make for headline news. So what’s next?

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Estate Agents and the Conveyancing Process

August 30th, 2011 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Estate Agents, Property Conveyancing 5 Comments »

Estate agents have a notoriously bad reputation and unfortunately, it is sometimes with good reason! Nonetheless, like most professions, the majority are decent and honest. Finding a good estate agent can be a real asset when it comes to selling your property, not just in terms of finding a buyer but in helping to ensure that the matter proceeds to completion.

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