1. Three seconds to sell your house?

    11 November 2014

    That’s how long you have according to a well known marketing company. Home buyers don’t spend much longer than that looking at an image on the internet.

    When a buyer is scanning so many properties they don’t hang around. There have been many attempts to use videos and mock T.V. channels to enhance sale prospects but if you only have a few seconds then they won’t work.

    The best option is to use well taken photos of the interior with good, natural light. There is a knack to this; getting the correct angle, using flash sparingly and certainly not taking shots in the semi darkness.

    Of course you have to be as tidy as you can be. I’ve seen myself making beds and shoo-ing cats and dogs out of a room on more occasions that I can remember.

    One of the most difficult things to do is make an empty house look interesting. There’s not much you can do with four magnolia walls!

    That’s why builders have show houses. Think about it.

     


  2. Autumn and energy saving light bulbs. Bright idea.

    17 October 2014

    The weather has been so good recently it is hard to believe that the clocks will be changing soon and your heating bills will be on the increase. The property market is ticking over quite nicely. We’re selling houses, not every one we get but it’s not too bad. There’s still an active market so you don’t need to put off moving until the New Year.

    One thing for sure is that it will soon be dark at 4 o’clock. When you are showing a buyer around your house in the evening remember that you don’t want it to look dismal. Dim lighting won’t help.

    Energy saving light bulbs take a while to warm up so remember to put all of the lights on well before the buyer turns up. Better still, see if you can find some old fashioned 100 watt bulbs bu them and put them in temporarily.

     

     


  3. Photos

    23 June 2014

    A client rang me today to say that they didn’t realise how bad their last agent’s photos of their house were until they saw the brilliant ones we’d taken.

    That’s all.

    Just thought I would tell you


  4. Investors buying off plan. Good idea or not ?

    11 March 2014

    There was an article in last Saturday’s Times about ” buy to let ” investors buying off plan as there weren’t any suitable houses on the market.

    Is this a good idea? Well, that depends on your level of expertise.  Buying a property without having seen it is not to be recommended.

    Firstly you need to be very sure of your area and make sure you have comparable evidence through monitoring second time sales of similar properties.

    We know of a few investors have bought through agencies without even having visited the area, which is certainly not a good idea.  Do you remember the queues forming to buy releases of new flats on The Quayside not so long ago, there aren’t many queues there at the moment.

    Before jumping in feet first just ask for advice from a local expert.

    We are happy to advise on purchases in our area and if you are buying out of town we can put you in touch with one of our associates in our national network.

     

     

     


  5. We sell houses faster than any other agent in Cramlington. Want proof?

    7 March 2014

    Here’s an interesting fact…..

    Zoopla’s estate agent statistics show that Renown Estate Agents sell properties more quickly than any other Cramlington estate agent – and by quite some margin too!

    The proof is in the pudding as they say. So get ready for dessert!

     

    Screenshot taken from Zoopla.co.uk on 6th March 2014.

     

    Faster by some margin – too right – by up to 16 weeks faster. That’s three MONTHS!

    And for any sceptics out there, the same statistics also show that we have the second largest number of properties for sale in Cramlington, so these findings are not based upon a smaller pool of properties to sell. Quite the contrary.

    If you would like to see your home faster than it can be sold at any of the agents mentioned above (probably), or you’d like to know how we do it…

    Give us a call on 01670 730073


  6. INTERESTING FACT NUMBER 2

    6 March 2014

    According to Zoopla their research shows that we sell properties more quickly than any other Cramlington Estate Agent.

    Another good reason to use Renown then!


  7. So selling houses is ‘Easy’, is it?

    3 March 2014

    As most of you may know… I don’t fly a plane.

    Why? I never learned how to.
    The founder of Easyjet is reported to be looking to get into the estate agency business. I wish him every success.

    I’m off for my first flying lesson. Can’t be that hard.

    If he wants a lesson or two on my industry he can always give me a call. Could do a trade maybe. Anyone know his number?
    Asda tried it and gave up.
    So did Lloyd’s Bank,
    Prudential,
    General Accident,
    Bradford and Bingley
    and Halifax.

    Go figure.


  8. Well we didn’t know that!

    27 February 2014

    We had a visitor to the office today who told us that, according to his research, we are the agent that sells properties in Cramlington in the shortest time.

    Funny thing is that we had someone else in the other day who said the same.

    Another good reason to choose Renown.

     

     


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