Monthly Archives: August 2011

What a recent customer thought of us!

In all honesty, I like to try and keep the blog purely for advice and tips for home buyers and sellers but every now and again it is nice to share a success story.

We recently sold a property in Irthlingborough in Fernmoor Drive, which had been sold via another estate agent, but was not going well so we found them a buyer and got their sale through in under 4 weeks. Pretty crazy considering they had a chain involved at either end too!

The owners very kindly showed their thanks by dropping off a truly amazing and very generous hamper for us to have a nibble on. Although we’re all a few pounds heavier now, we are keen to help other property owners who are struggling to sell, or are getting little to no service from their current estate agent, please give us a call (01933 651010 for Irthlingborough or 01933 224400 for Wellingborough) and we’ll discuss how we can help you.

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To Achieve a Sale this Summer….

A recent survey conducted by Home Sale Network amongst its members reports that 97% of Network respondents achieved an average 93% of a property’s asking price in June 2011 – demonstrating the calibre of estate agent we have on our Network.

Handpicked to join Home Sale Network, Richard James Estate Agents makes sure all of their customers are prepared for that summer sale with a sensible asking price, professional property photos and excellent presentation. Here are their handy hints for preparing your property for summer selling…

• Make the most of your summer garden – trim your lawn and use bright flowers and shrubs to create a welcome entrance (front garden) or relaxing getaway (back garden).

• Let that summer sun light up your home – pull all your curtains back when prospective buyers are visiting the property to create a light, airy space.

• No one likes a musty room, so in rooms that are rarely used, ensure you open windows to let the fresh air in.

• Windows are typically a room’s focal point and many prospective buyers will be looking out of them, so make sure they’re clean and welcoming.

As a Home Sale Network member we are well positioned to help you sell your property in this challenging market. With expert local knowledge and the ability to market your property on our national property website – – contact us today.

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