The Legra Blog Here we will answer your most pressing and challenging questions

The Legra Blog

Here’s where we answer your most pressing and challenging questions, where we share with you our thoughts and ideas on marketing your home, and also where we will show you what we’ve done for other homeowners, and the results we got.

Switching Estate Agents

When you chose your estate agent, you did so because you believed they could sell your home.

You felt so certain, you even put your name to it when you signed the contract.

However, months down the line, hopes of lots of viewers and competing offers from eager buyers, are starting to fade.

You find yourself wondering if the market has changed, or if your asking price was just too optimistic. Your estate agent seems to have lost confidence in their ability to sell your house for the price they recommended. “Would a new agent do a better job?” you ask yourself.

Your Property’s Asking Price

If you have had your house on the market for some time without success, dropping your asking price may seem an inevitable, if unwanted, next step. Your estate agent will often suggest this move if they have run out of ideas, motivation and most importantly, confidence in your asking price.

But is dropping your asking price really the answer to selling your home more effectively?

Planning to downsize?

Are you starting to feel like you’re rattling around in a house that’s too big for you?

Are you ready to put less time, effort and money into somewhere new?

Have you got your heart set on being closer to family (or further away)? Have you always dreamed of that coastal hideaway or a chocolate box cottage in the countryside?

Now is the time to move on to the next chapter in your life.

6 1/2 Simple Styling Tips

You know your home looks good. You’ve chosen your estate agent, the photographer’s booked and you’re ready to launch.

But is there something missing….?

Let us help you transform your home from ‘market ready’ to ‘market ravishing’ with our home styling tips.

So, what is home styling?

7 Reasons To Sell In September

While Spring is a normally a favourite time to sell your house, there are other times of year that are great times for selling property, especially to up-sizer’s: buyers – usually families – who are looking for a larger home.

Family buyers are known to buy at three distinct times of year: autumn, spring and early summer. Recognise the significance of these times? They are term times!

Secrets of Fabulous Property Photography

We have all heard that first impressions count and never is this truer than when trying to sell your property. Not only will excellent photographs catch the attention of eager buyers, but by emphasising the lifestyle your home actually offers, a well-planned photoshoot is likely to draw in serious viewers who won’t waste your time.

So why not pinch a few tips and tactics from the world of professional photography to get your home ready for its market debut?

Preparing To Sell Your Home

preparing to sell your home

With the property market showing some signs of re-opening, now is the time to get ready to make sure you’re prepared for selling your home, and moving on.

Over the past few weeks, house viewings have not been possible. But don’t worry – your estate agent will have been taking registrations of interest from people wanting to view your home, and should have a list of buyers ready to book an appointment as soon as they are able to.

Selling Your Home In An Uncertain Time

Selling Your Homes In An Uncertain Time

Are you buying or selling a home right now? Or planning to? Feeling concerned and anxious about what’s going to happen with the housing market over the coming months?

Maybe you’re feeling uncertain about what you should be doing and wondering what you can do to mitigate any risk to your financial security.

Update on the Current Situation for Buyers and Sellers

Although we are waiting for specific guidelines from the Housing Minister, Chris Pincher, we wanted to give you an update on what we know right now, and how it might affect your moving plans. This way, you can make an informed decision going forward. At the time of writing, the situation hasn’t changed, and we still cannot conduct face-to-face meetings such as viewings or valuations, but this could change very quickly.

3 Top Tips For Viewings

Three Tips to Prepare Your Home for Viewings   If you’re thinking about selling your house, does the idea of viewings put you off? Or if your home is currently for sale, do you dread viewings, unsure how exactly to prepare your home so it looks its best?   Don’t worry! We have three very…

Who Should Do Your Viewings?

Who should show viewers round your house? Some estate agents will tell you that you are the best person to show people round your own home. (“After all, you know your home better than anyone”.) Whilst other agents feel they should accompany every viewer. (“Buyers often feel uncomfortable with the seller, as they are unable…

Taking A Break From The Market

If your home has been on the market for months, or even years, it may be time for a rethink. We once had a client come to us who had had their property on the market for seven long years and was understandably fed up and despondent.

How To Choose Your Ideal Estate Agent

Choosing an estate agent is a huge part of moving into the property market. Finding the right professional to move you from start to end, achieving your property ambitions in the process, is challenging, but help is at hand.

Preparing Your Home For Photography

There are a lot of elements that go into making fantastic property photography: the weather, the expertise and experience of the photographer, and the features of the house itself – they all go into making or breaking the shoot. But did you know there are lots of things you can do to increase the chances of achieving the best images of your house?

5 Great Reasons To Live By The Seaside

The seaside’s in England are a magical place where 1000’s of people visit every year. But only a lucky few get to live by the seaside. Check out this list of some of the 5 great reasons to live by the seaside.

How Long Will It Take To Sell My House?

It’s a good question. Do you start worrying after a few weeks of marketing without an offer on your house? Or should you be patient and stick with your agent and price for six months or more?

5 Kitchens To Inspire You

Kitchen with a view

Everyone knows that the kitchen is the heart of the home, so it’s no wonder there are so many fabulous examples out there, from pocket-sized galley kitchens to large open-plan party palaces. We look at five kitchens with very different wow factors.

New Year, New Agent

The key is, changing agents. Leaving your property online with your current agent with a visible commencement date of July 2019 or even May 2018!! Yes, MAY 2018 (currently still available on Rightmove in the SS9 postcode) is going to seriously harm your ability to sell your property.

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