Our Ash Vale Branch Manager, Darren Allett, has highlighted the importance in considering your position as a buyer and a vendor, before making your moving plans. The consideration needs to be in at what point you sell. Before, or after you find your dream home? Darren’s advice is before. By selling before, when it comes… Read More


In this price sensitive market it’s crucial for rental properties to be priced extremely accurately to avoid having an empty property.  It seems an obvious thing to say, but it is crucial to get the price of a rental property correct if you want it let. We have recently experienced a situation where a one… Read More


When it comes to seasonality, August has never been an ideal month to do business – a sentiment I’m sure is shared by many industries. With much of the country taking advantage of school summer holidays or the better weather, there is often a quieter time across the workplace. Having spent last week in several… Read More


We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2018, taking place 17th – 23rd September. Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are… Read More


The sun is shining (finally), in trying to make the most of this spring weather, chances are you’ve headed out to the garden, perhaps for the first time in a long while. Whilst the sun makes everything look better, it does highlight the work needed to bring a garden back into touch for the summer… Read More


Landlords who have previously rented out a property will know that getting a good tenant can be far more important than achieving a higher rent. Obviously a high rental income is important for landlords, but 23 years’ of experience has certainly taught me the importance of getting the ‘right’ tenant rather than ‘just any’ tenant,… Read More


Whilst this isn’t advice you’ll need for long in Britain, when temperatures peak we’re not always the best equipped. This isn’t entirely surprising when you consider how often we have to worry about the heat. With this summer heatwave continuing into a new week, we’ve compiled some top tips on how to keep yourself, and… Read More


Looking at getting a mortgage but not sure how your credit score will be calculated? Sainsbury’s Bank have this great infographic that explains all you need to know…… Read More


The market is constantly changing. In a fast paced environment, today’s trend will soon be yesterday’s news. The housing industry is abound with new technological tools to make it easier than ever to buy or sell a home. Property portal giants Rightmove and Zoopla are frequently evolving to offer school checker, house prices, neighbourhood guides…… Read More


The friendly team at Sainsbury’s Bank have sent over a fantastic guide to improving your home. As April is National Home Improvements Month, it seems the perfect time to brush up on your DIY skills. The guide from Sainsbury’s offers up tips and tricks on how to improve your home, taking you around the home… Read More