The West Sussex Property Blog
A blog about West Sussex property matters created to keep our customers and the public up to date with the every day changes and ups and downs of the property market.
As a market leader in the area with years of experience we believe we are well placed to advise customers on the best possible route to sell, buy or rent their property. This blog will hopefully be interesting and at times amusing but most importantly informative. Enjoy...
Posted on 15 December 2015 byScrooge had been trying to sell his house all year - but to no effect. He was fed up with cold winters and longed to move to Spain where he had found a villa at a knockdown price being sold by a motivated seller. Now it was Christmas again and there was still no sign of a buyer for his own house. Scrooge hated Christmas. Find out how Scrooge sold his house in our latest blog.
Posted on 18 November 2015 byChristmas is a time for friends and family and when the majority of people spend the greatest amount of time at home. This time at home can often get them thinking about the space they live in and how it is now too large as family members have flown the nest or too small now the family has grown.
Posted on 30 September 2015 by Peter HossackWhen you come to sell your biggest asset, your home, you want to know you’re in safe hands and the company selling your property has the experience, knowledge and drive to achieve the best price possible for you. You want to know that the sales process is going to be as smooth and stress free for you as it can be.
Posted on 11 August 2015 byAugust is traditionally a quiet time in the property market. With so many families on holiday buying and selling homes takes a back step. But for some this is a very important time. This is the month that can be spent getting ready for the autumn market - as September is the month when things usually hot up again.
Posted on 22 July 2015 byAn attractive garden can be a wonderful feature of your home. They give you somewhere to escape to, a haven from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. More and more these days, gardens are somewhere to entertain friends and family – think of all those gardening adverts on the television! The garden can also add value to your property as by making the most of it, you are offering future buyers additional outdoor space and a relaxing environment to enjoy.
Posted on 20 July 2015 byAt Guy Leonard & Company we all work and live in the area and we all share strong values. We therefore regularly support local charities as well as raising funds for specific charitable projects. This is all part of our philosophy of giving something back to the community that provides us with beautiful surroundings and a living. This year we are taking part in Elephantastic - read all about it in our blog.
Posted on 7 July 2015 by Neil MooreNeil Moore, MD at Guy Leonard & Co, explains why having good support when selling or buying a home is so important. It was two hundred years ago when Napoleon met his Waterloo – at Waterloo.Meeting one’s own Waterloo comes to all of us from time to time. I can think of many occasions in property when deals have gone sour, buyers have faltered leaving bitter sellers or sellers have changed their minds at the last minute leaving very frustrated buyers. Sometimes mortgages haven’t materialised or for some legal or survey reason the wheels have come off a transaction. Stuff happens. But sometimes stuff needn’t happen....
Posted on 8 May 2015 by Neil MooreOnTheMarket.com – the new property portal launched as a rival to Rightmove and Zoopla where Guy Leonard & Co is listing all of its properties – is pleased to announce it has achieved 10 million visits to the site with 90 million page views in just three months. OnTheMarket.com launched on January 26, 2015, and features hundreds of thousands of properties for sale and to rent at all price points across the UK.
Posted on 15 April 2015 by Neil MooreWe all know that it is a myth that there’s a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow but there could actually be a pot of gold in your garden. Here at Guy Leonard & Co we have been successfully working with property owners to help them realise the potential of their garden.
Posted on 8 April 2015 by Neil MooreThe property market can sometimes seem a bit like the weather. Some days it is fine and sometimes it is rainy. But some days it really does not know what it is doing. The market is a bit like that at the moment. Just when it looks as if there is no momentum there is a surge of interest and then as quickly as it comes it stops - just like an April shower.
Posted on 25 March 2015 byGuy Leonard and Co Estate Agents are delighted to be supporting the Easter Bunny Hunt in Horsham and the Easter Egg Trail in Storrington - both great local events for the kids. There is also a fantastic round up of activities taking place over Easter weekend at Parham House.
Posted on 19 March 2015 by Neil MooreNeil Moore, MD at Guy Leonard & Co Estate Agents looks at the key property related features in this year’s budget. The property market is like a building. It is built from the bottom up. Good foundations underpin the market just as they do a fine building...
Posted on 19 February 2015 by Neil MooreNeil Moore, MD at Guy Leonard & Co Estate Agents believes OnTheMarket.com will be a major player in the portal market ‘because it provides a clean, crisp and simple search function and a highly effective platform for our vendor and landlord clients. It is a great place to launch new properties to the market.’
Posted on 17 February 2015 by Angie BlundenInventories are a key part of any lettings procedure. With one, you have a documented schedule of condition of your property before any tenant moves in. Without, you could have a hard time justifying any deductions from the deposit if damage occurs. In the current lettings market, the list of reasons for having an inventory are endless.
Posted on 4 February 2015 by Neil MooreMany property buyers and sellers will soon be aware that there is a new property portal to help them find or market a home. In recent years there have been two main portals, Rightmove and Zoopla, but over the coming weeks and months homebuyers and sellers will become very familiar with OnTheMarket which was launched on 26th January this year.