Posts Tagged: adding value to property

Spend before selling?

Harrogate being Harrogate even now during the awful Covid crisis the Sales marketplace is very busy with most transactions going through at or very near asking price and sometimes higher on gold standard properties (eg – family houses in catchment for Harrogate Grammar etc). Despite being busy we do still get asked ‘Is it worth… Read more »

50 Ways to Kill Your Harrogate Home Sale

The last few days has seen the lights come back on for our high street, as non-essential shops have started to tentatively open.  We are still doing things with caution and distance, but slowly and surely life is starting to open up a bit more.  This confidence can also be seen in the Harrogate housing… Read more »

Four accidental ways you could be turning off buyers in Harrogate

It’s only been a matter of days since the government released guidance to enable the property industry to reopen; since then, we have seen a surge in people wishing to sell or buy a property within Harrogate. If you’re selling a property we’re sure you want to do everything you can to attract potential buyers,… Read more »

How Kerb Appeal Could Aid a Post-lockdown Sale in Harrogate

The restrictions are starting to lift and although it will take a long time before things resemble what they were, there are trickling signs of life returning.  Not everyone has had the desire to continue with their plans to move, and others’ decision to find a new home in Harrogate could be a recent one.  But… Read more »

How the lockdown is the ideal time to get your property ready for sale in Harrogate.

Although the pause button has been pressed for many of us, that doesn’t mean that life has stopped.  Having to spend so much time at home may have even started conversations about future moves when normality resumes. That being said,we are still having properties come to the market in Harrogate and buyers – albeit only serious ones – are still seeking their… Read more »

A Good Letting Agent – More Precious Than Rubies

Proverbs 31:10 ‘Who can find a wife of noble character. She is far more precious than rubies’. Too true and most Landlords take the same view about finding and keeping a good Letting Agent. From time to time however we are approached by a Landlord who is looking to instruct us but is unsure on how to go about dis-instructing… Read more »

DO YOUR OWN HOUSE SURVEY – Part 2

EXPENSIVE DEFECTS Planning to do your own initial survey – what must you look for? The state of the décor shouldn’t worry you too much as even if the property is well decorated you will probably change it within the first couple of years. What you should be looking out for are any serious defects… Read more »

DO YOUR OWN HOUSE SURVEY? Part 1

Part 1 Can you do your own initial survey ? Yes. You certainly can take a careful look at any property that you are thinking of buying ahead of instructing / paying for a RICS qualified Surveyors report. These are a number of things you should be able to see, and then consider. Flat Roofs If… Read more »

Increase the Value of your Rental Home

First impressions count, and this is never more true than with rental properties. Preparing a property for rent means a lot more than just advertising it and showing prospective tenants around. If you want to get the best possible rental income / return from your property, you may well need to make some changes before… Read more »

Looking for a Bargain

You will understand that we are often asked if there are any bargains to be found when looking to buy a property in Harrogate. The answer of course is, ‘yes and no’ and please let me explain why, but to quickly say that the best way to find one is to talk things over with… Read more »