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Many properties in the Newham area are as unique and distinctive as the people who buy them. So when selling yours, it is most important that your estate agent has a thorough understanding not only of your property, but also of the needs and preferences of every buyer who views it.

It is simply not good enough to load the property onto “the system” and hope for a sale, especially in this market. The promotion and sale of every property requires kid gloves and a highly personal approach. This is why I am personally interested and involved in every sale handled by Homefinders Estate Agents. My...

Moving day can be stressful enough, but a bit of forethought can go a long way.

For example, many people take the opportunity to clear any unwanted junk out of their homes and lives. Charity shops, car boot sales, and friends can be grateful recipients of some items, and hiring a small skip for a couple of weeks (about £80-£120) can be liberating!

Our advice would be to have a clear-out early in the process – ideally before you even put your property on the market. An uncluttered house with tidy cupboards and a clear garage all improve the presentation of your home tremendously, thereby...

Buyers currently have a large selection of properties from which to choose. This can make them indecisive and prompts them to be selective and cautious before settling on the “right” property.

If you are selling, this puts a huge onus on you to ensure that your property absolutely shines in relation to other properties that are competing for your buyers’attentions and, ideally, affections. This is not the time to listen to the fawning estate agent who tells you what you want to hear, particularly in relation to your asking price, in order to secure your “valued instruction”.

Estate Agents are generally an up-beat type. Selling property, to the right buyer, quickly and at an impressive price requires a “can do, will do” approach that is unlikely to be found in a pessimist.

Agents with a positive attitude are more likely to be able to identify opportunities on behalf of our clients. Combine this with a strong focus on proactivity and hard work and results tend to follow. To this end we have found that embracing the following activities at a time when some agents are blaming the market pays real dividends...

The continued difficulties in the mortgage market have created opportunities for vendors who are understandably tempted to consider letting as a lucrative alternative to a sale.

The continued dearth of mortgage availability has meant that fewer would-be purchasers are able actually to buy. They are therefore forced to rent if they cannot secure the mortgage they require. This in turn has driven up demand for rental properties and rents have consequently risen to record levels, delivering excellent returns for landlords.

The continued low rate of interest on mortgages for those who are credit-...

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