Friday, 19 June 2015

Supply and Demand - take control and don’t hope for the best!

Read any news article and property-wise they are all making the same point - lack of supply has a direct impact on raising property prices. What has this got to do with me you may ask? During our market appraisals, we frequently hear the comment ‘We’re ready to move, but we won’t go on the market until we find the right house to buy!’ And who can argue if that’s right or wrong, but what I can assure you is that when the right house does come on the market, due to that ‘lack of supply’, if you aren’t first in the queue, you’ll be beaten to it. Solution - go to market, find your buyer and be in control as well as helping to iron out the lack of supply that we are all contributing to by our policy of ‘hoping for the best’.

Friday, 12 June 2015

It’s not always what you know - in house selling it’s who you know!

When it comes to selling your home, there are basics that your agent must address to provide you with the best chance of finding the best buyer in order to sell at the best price. Thoughtful photography, brochures , marketing and the like are key to the outcome. But taking the online agent’s approach who ‘waits for the call’ is not our way of operating. As dynamic ‘High Street’ agents, Lex Allan’s database of buyers has been built with an incisive knowledge of their needs through regular contact, enabling us to approach the public and bring the property to the buyer - our preferred and more successful means of matching buyer to house and in the process delivering  a can do opportunity from a will do agent.  

Friday, 5 June 2015

Most People think that ‘Help To Buy’ is Just for First Time Buyers or New House.

It’s a really natty Government backed scheme, enabling people with a relatively small deposit an opportunity of getting access to many more mortgage products at much better rates. If you have a 5% deposit (or more) and are looking to buy a home for less than £600,000, the Government will up to 15% of the loan – How good is that?!!

For more information on how this scheme really could ‘Help you to Buy’, call a Lex Allan office 01384 379450 or 0121 550 5400