Author Archives: Richard Fowler


100424 The Pros and Cons of Taking Your Kids to Property Viewings

The Pros and Cons of Taking Your Kids to Property Viewings

If you’re looking for a new family home in or around Wellingborough, Irthlingborough or Rushden, viewings will play a key role in your quest to find ‘The One’.

While marketing photos and virtual tours serve an important purpose, nothing rivals seeing the décor, layout and location with your own eyes.

Viewings also give buyers the chance to discuss the property with the agent and learn more about its history and the seller’s situation.

With all this in mind, where does that leave parents? … Continue Reading…


080424 Making Tax Digital A Timeline for Landlords on the Upcoming Changes

Making Tax Digital: A Timeline for Landlords on the Upcoming Changes

Did you know that HMRC plans to introduce new rules on how landlords file their tax returns?

Here’s an update on what these changes involve and a timeline for when they’ll come into force.

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is an initiative designed to streamline the tax system by fully digitising it.

As MTD has been mooted for quite some time and its implementation delayed twice already, you may have already heard about it.

But if you’re hazy on the details or have buried your … Continue Reading…


030424 Home Sellers Staging Your Home on a Budget

Home Sellers: Staging Your Home on a Budget OR

Are you planning to sell your home this year?

Or just curious about what your property may be worth in the current market?

Good news – this article will give you five easy-to-follow tips highlighting how effectively staging your home can boost its appeal to potential buyers.

Styling your home can also potentially speed up the sale and even increase the value of offers you receive.

Let’s dive into the tips.

Declutter and depersonalise

Start by decluttering each room to make your home appear more spacious … Continue Reading…


200324 How Home Sellers Can Spot Unethical Estate Agent Tactics

How to Spot an Unethical Estate Agent

Selling your home is a significant life event, and the last thing you want is to be misled by the unscrupulous practices of a minority of estate agents.

These agents and their actions give the industry a bad name.

We’ve no time for them, and neither should you.

The good news is we’re about to shine a light on some of those practices so you can look out for them and act to avoid agents who use them.

Homeowners deserve transparency and fairness when … Continue Reading…


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Inherited a Rental Property? Here Are Your Options

If you’ve just inherited a rental property, then you may be wondering what your options are.

While you won’t need to make any decisions on the spot (it usually takes many months to settle an estate), it’s good to start thinking about the issues you’ll have to address in time.

The first is what you intend to do with the property. Assuming you don’t want to move in yourself, your options are to:

Continue to rent the property out. That way, you’ll earn … Continue Reading…


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Thinking of Selling in Spring? Here Are Five Questions to Ask an Estate Agent

If you’re mulling over a move this spring, there are several key decisions to make.

Choosing the right estate agent to sell your home is one of the most important.

To help you make an informed decision, here are five important questions to ask any estate agent:

1. What process do you use to value my home accurately?

How an agent values your property reveals their market knowledge and commitment to getting you the best possible price. An experienced agent should provide a comprehensive … Continue Reading…


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Where Many Real Buyers Come From – National Connections

One of the myths of selling a property is “put it on the internet and the buyers will flock to you”.

Sellers have found out the hard way this is not true. Buyers may use the internet to make an initial approach to an estate agent but more often than not buyers are introduced to properties by a physical conversation with estate agent’s staff.

All the technology and automation we have at our disposal are great tools for generating leads but the … Continue Reading…


Top Tips for Selling in Spring EACC 180224

Seven Super Simple Tips to Sell Successfully this Spring

Spring is the season of renewal and rejuvenation, making it an ideal time to put your property on the market.

With the days getting longer and the weather warming up, potential buyers are traditionally more inclined to start their search for a new home.

To ensure your property stands out in the competitive spring market, here are seven key steps to prepare your home for a successful sale.

Each of these steps combines tried-and-tested techniques with a sprinkle of seasonal savvy, aiming to … Continue Reading…


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Why Accurate Pricing Is So Important – Especially in Spring

Introducing the Goldilocks Principle

When valuing a home with a view to selling in the spring, it’s easy to be tempted to set your price too high, hoping to cash in on a bigger profit.

Alternatively, some may go too low, with the aim of a quick sale.

But as we’ve learned over the years, the ‘Goldilocks Principle’ of property pricing is fundamental to your success.

It’s particularly relevant in the spring, as there’s a window of opportunity due to potential buyers awakening from … Continue Reading…


060324 Five Property Books for Buyers and Sellers

Five Books to Help You Seal Your Dream Property Deal

A great property deal can set you up for life and allow you to leave a legacy for your family.

But a bad deal or no deal (if you miss out on your dream home) will haunt you for years.

So, how can buyers and sellers ensure they come out on top in the property game?

Working with a great estate agent who understands the local market certainly helps – we’d go so far as to say it’s the most crucial factor.

But it’s … Continue Reading…