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The West Sussex Property Blog

Do you believe in Santa?

Anticipation will also be rising for those hoping to move into a new home by Christmas. Historically this is a key date in the home moving calendar. It is an emotional date, a day that suggests a new start and time spent with loved ones in new surroundings - full of familiar things that make a home.

Keeping it Local with the MD of GL & Co Estate Agents.

Neil Moore MD of GL & Co Estate Agents spent last weekend helping Amberley village primary school

Let's D E A L

Estate agents or online-only wannabes offer cut-price commission rates to tempt sellers, and the press bombards the public with alarming commentary on falling prices, the Brexit effect and the state of the market in central London. But selling a home still only boils down to two questions - how much can I get and how quickly can I get it?

The Art of Negotiation from your local Estate Agent

Some people are good at negotiating. Some people, it turns out, aren't. Some people hold all the cards and know it. Some people hold weak hands and don't know it. So here are two important elements - prompted by ongoing political events - to think about when negotiating for your next home.

Avoiding the Feeble

We find that there is not only life in the property market this spring, but also some wonderful opportunities. If you are selling now, when availability of stock is low, please choose your estate agent wisely. It is such an important choice. Inexperienced agents offering low fees might be too feeble for this market. Avoid feeble agents like the plague and make sure you chose a strong firm with the people, experience and track record to achieve the best sale for you.

Reading the Market...

We reflect on a property market affected by Brexit and uncertainty, but showing some clear signs of resilience.

More appreciation for Estate Agents

It seems that new data from Zoopla is showing a surge in appreciation for Estate Agents and acknowledging their expertise and service. 

Cutting through the jargon of a Homebuyers report

Paperwork and jargon come hand in hand when buying or selling property and some of it is easier to decipher than others! One of the documents is the HomeBuyer Report, which is basically a survey detailing the state of the property you are about to buy.  The cost of having one of these is around £400, but can save you money in the long run and some use it as a tool for further negotiations.

Love Is All You Need

We take a romantic look at the property market this February.

Top Tips to help you sell quicker!

House buying and selling can be one of life's stresses, so you want it to be as quick a process as possible.  So being prepared and taking some sensible actions to get your home looking its best, can substantially reduce a possible lengthy house sale. 

What a no deal Brexit may look like for the Property Market

Encouragingly, despite Brexit uncertainty, the long-term outlook for the real estate sector remains positive...

Some positive trends for 2019, despite Brexit.

Despite uncertainty across all markets, there seems to be, according to this very interesting OnTheMarket.com article, some positivity surrounding the housing market, during Brexit year.

To Brexit and Beyond

If you are thinking about moving in 2019 you have choices. Consider them wisely. But also recognise that this is an extraordinary time. Nothing is certain. Don't bank on the killer sale. Do aim for a great purchase. Be realistic. Price, price, price is as important as location, location, location. Don't put your biggest asset in the hands of the inexperienced.