SELLING TIPS Blog

WINTER GARDENS: HOW TO MAKE A WONDERLAND AT HOME

Gardens get a raw deal at Christmas. While everyone's thinking about getting together with family and friends, gardens and balconies are left out in the cold, cut off and forgotten behind the curtains with not so much as a passing glance before March.

Written by: Vince Laurella

STANDING APART: 5 TIPS FOR SELLING IN A CROWDED MARKET

If you're on the verge of putting your home on the market, you might be concerned about so much competition. Perhaps your property has been for sale for some time, but nobody is coming to see it. Or maybe you're attracting viewings, but none have turned into offers. Whatever your current position, we've got you covered.

Written by: Vince Laurella

ENERGY BOOST: IS THE GREEN HOMES GRANT FOR YOU?

Ever since the introduction of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) back in 2007, the energy efficiency of homes has been a high priority in the minds of homebuyers. Increasing fuel costs, climate change and an all-round awareness of the environment have contributed to a shared responsibility around energy use to minimise our carbon footprint.

Written by: Vince Laurella

SHOULD I ACCEPT? ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE TAKING AN OFFER

Great news! Someone wants to buy your home, and perhaps you've even received more than one offer. You've made the step from being available to being in demand, and now it's time to decide whether an offer is a good one – and the right one – for you.

Written by: Vince Laurella

ASKING TOO MUCH: WHY ARE AGENTS OVERPRICING HOMES?

A darker side of estate agency has unfortunately come to the fore: overvaluing. While it’s nothing particularly new, the practice has been historically limited to a small number of estate agents. But now it’s become rife and causes untold heartache and stress for sellers.

Written by: Vince Laurella

GOLDEN DAYS: OPPORTUNITIES FOR SELLING THIS AUTUMN

With a unique set of circumstances and incentives, there has never been an autumn like 2020 with so many opportunities and advantages for selling your home.

Written by: Vince Laurella

Future proof: how to add lasting value to your home

Upgrading your surroundings for maximum comfort; opening the door to a place that fills you with joy; adding value for when you come to sell, rent, or refinance: these are all meaningful and valuable considerations for you and your future.

Written by: Vince Laurella

MOVE FASTER: HOW TO SELL QUICKLY AND GET THE BEST PRICE

There are many positives to finding a buyer while your home is truly hot property, and we like to call them the FIVE Ps: price, photography, presentation, profile and passion.

Written by: VINCE LAURELLA

PROPERTY MYTHS: MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT SELLING YOUR HOME

There are a number of commonly and mistakenly held beliefs that raise their heads alongside the individual concerns of each particular owner.

Written by: Vince Laurella

STAMP DUTY BREAK: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOU?

The announcement of a Stamp Duty holiday on July 9th by the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak means that you can save up to £15,000 when buying your next home.

Written by: Vince Laurella

PERFECT PRICING: GETTING YOUR ASKING PRICE RIGHT

When it comes to marketing your property for sale, the figure you choose as your initial asking price will be a major factor in how many enquiries you get, the number of viewings, how fast you receive an offer, and possibly whether you sell at all.

Written by: Vince Laurella

Back to Life: staying safe for viewings and moving

Now that the property market is open for business again, your moving plans can get back on track.

Written by: Paul Travers

WHAT NEXT? WILL THE PROPERTY MARKET OPEN AGAIN?

With the next review of Lockdown on May 7th, and the Prime Minister due to speak on Sunday around lifting restrictions, it’s very tempting to make predictions about the future.

Written by: PAUL TRAVERS

SIMMER DOWN: EASY, EFFICIENT AND FUN COOKING FROM HOME

Now that most of us are eating at home for every meal of the day, the stress might be starting to show from producing so many dishes on top of shopping, running a household and working from home as well.

Written by: Paul Travers

GARDENING LEAVE: GREEN AWAY THE LOCKDOWN BLUES

Looking for upsides can feel a bit tricky at the moment, yet being stuck at home with time on your hands can give you the space to nurture existing hobbies, or cultivate new ones.

Written by: PAUL TRAVERS

STAYING IN, AND STAYING SANE

With many people now effectively in lockdown to help fight the Coronavirus – from singles, to couples to family units – everyone is probably feeling a bit more stressed than usual.

Written by: Paul Travers

BEIGE OR BUST: DO YOU HAVE TO GO NEUTRAL?

It’s become a modern cliché that neutral decor is not only the best way to sell your home, but almost the only way.

Written by: Paul Travers

SPRING SELLING TIPS FOR 2020

How to prepare and present your home for prime property selling season.

Written by: PAUL TRAVERS

GOING SPARE: HOW TO STYLE UNUSED ROOMS

When it comes to putting your property on the market, there is no such room as a spare room.

Written by: PAUL TRAVERS

HALL OR NOTHING: HOW TO MAKE AN ENTRANCE

Hallways don’t get enough credit. Although they’re hardly our place for down time, on viewings they are front and centre to proceedings. As the connecting path between inside, outside, rooms and floors, we pass through the halls and landings of the neighbourhood with potential buyers and tenants more than any other single part of a home.

Written by: PAUL TRAVERS

SEVEN SECONDS TO MAKE A FIRST IMPRESSION

From look before you leap, to think before you speak and never judge a book by it's cover, we're always being told to exercise restraint. But the reality is that we're made to be delighted, intrigued or repelled in an instant.

Written by: PAUL TRAVERS

HOW TO SELL YOUR HOME IN WINTER 2019-2020

If you’re looking to move by Easter, you’re going to be looking for a buyer in Winter. And while it’s traditionally the low season – and also the darkest – there are some advantages to selling a property at this time of year.

Written by: Paul Travers

IS BOXING DAY THE BEST DAY TO SELL YOUR HOME?

Listing your home for the day after Christmas could increase your audience by 500%.

Written by: Paul Travers

SLEEP ON IT: HOW TO CREATE BEDROOM BLISS

Bedrooms are not just a place to put your head down, or to watch Netflix and chill. They also hold our most intimate moments as humans: from the sensual to the the snoring; the days of colds and flu...

Written by: Paul Travers

TABLE MANNERS

Dining rooms can easily get forgotten when it comes to preparing a property for sale, playing second (well, last) fiddle to almost every other room in the house.

Written by: Paul Travers

...AND RELAX

Pretty much every article you read about property will tell you that moving home is one of the most stressful experiences in life – right up there with divorce and even bereavement.

Written by: Paul Travers

DO PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

When looking around a room or at the outside of a property, your brain and eyes are working together in all kinds of neurological interaction to let you see most of the room – as well as the view outside – with seemingly no effort at all.

Written by: Paul Travers

HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?

Creating a guide to your garden can help you sell your home to a wider range of buyers.

Written by: Paul Travers

YOUR STORY COULD SELL YOUR PROPERTY

Have you noticed how backstories are a major part of marketing today?

Written by: Paul Travers

HOW FLOOR PLANS HELP TO SELL YOUR HOME

Have you ever asked an estate agent the size of a property, only to be told how many bedrooms it has?

Source: EELEVEN

HOW TO SPOT A GENUINE CASH BUYER

The holy grail of purchashers is everyone's dream, but not everything is always as it seems.

Written by: Paul Travers

HOW MANY ESTATE AGENTS DO YOU NEED TO SELL YOUR HOME?

How to decided whether sole or multiple agency is the best choice for you.

Written by: Paul Travers

HOW TO GET YOUR BATHROOM READY FOR VIEWINGS

How to decided whether sole or multiple agency is the best choice for you.

Written by: Paul Travers

FIVE SMART TACTICS TO SELL YOUR HOME FOR MORE

While getting the best price for your property is a top priority for everyone at EELEVEN (and indeed for most estate agents), there are many things that homeowners can do to help smooth the path and facilitate a successful sale.

Written by: Paul Travers

HOW TO SPEED UP THE SALE OF YOUR PROPERTY

Although it can be easy to concentrate all your efforts on getting a buyer, there is plenty you can be doing while your property is on the market to ensure the legal process moves swiftly and smoothly once you’ve agreed a sale.

Written by: Paul Travers

GETTING YOUR BALCONY READY FOR THE SUMMER

Summer is coming, so it’s time to get your balcony ready.

Written by: Paul Travers

SELLING YOUR HOME DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Summer is here, your house is on the market and you’ve got a holiday booked.

Written by: Paul Travers

WHY IS NOBODY OFFERING ON YOUR HOME?

Sometimes, like now, with so much uncertainty in the air, things do slow down.

Written by: Paul Travers

THE BIGGEST PROPERTY TURN-OFFS (AND HOW TO AVOID THEM)

We spend a lot of time talking about how to attract the right buyer or tenant, but not so much on what might put them off.

Written by: Paul Travers

SEWING THE SEEDS OF A SUMMER GARDEN

Following our previous blog about preparing a balcony for the summer months, this time we’re looking at gardens.

Written by: Paul Travers

MAKE YOUR MOVING DAY MAGIC

Despite the overwhelmingly insistent commentary that moving day absolutely has to be a nightmare, it is quite possible to have fun and excitement rather than stress and shouting.

Written by: Paul Travers

PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR PRIME SPRING SELLING SEASON

Spring is almost always the time of year when we see the largest numbers of buyers registering to find their next home.

Written by: Paul Travers

HARNESS THE POWER OF PAINT TO ADD VALUE TO YOUR HOME

Whether you’re thinking of selling your property this year or simply fancy a change of scene indoors, paint is perhaps the easiest answer.

Written by: Paul Travers

A LANDLORD’S GUIDE TO AN EASY LIFE

Whether you are using an estate agent to manage your rental property, or you’re undertaking the management yourself, the key to a hassle-free letting is to minimise the number of questions, phone calls, texts and emails during the tenancy.

Written by: Paul Travers

HOW TO MAXIMISE INCOME ON YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY

There are many options for optimising the income, appeal and profitability of your rental property.

Written by: Paul Travers

CHRISTMAS PREPARATION FOR SELLING YOUR HOME IN THE NEW YEAR

As well as being a time for food, family and friends, the festive break provides an extended period to prepare your home for sale in the new year.

Written by: Paul Travers

DON'T KILL YOUR CHANCES OF MOVING HOME

Written by: Vince Laurella

VALUING HERITAGE

The history of Victorian & Edwardian homes is sadly absent from most property marketing, but the stories of streets add value and interest that we purposely research, capture and portray.

UNDERSTANDING DESIGN

Our descriptions replace corny sales language with insightful & evocative commentary to resonate with people who share an appreciation of beauty, modern materials and period architecture.

OPEN & ETHICAL

Approachability, authenticity and maturity are the very foundations of our business, with a culture of intelligence and respect that sits deliberately apart from typical estate agency stereotypes.

UNCOMMONLY EFFECTIVE

Against sobering national figures that 60% of homes don't sell with the first agent and that 33% of sales fall through, we sell 95% of our listings with more than 90% reaching completion.

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Changes to tenancy - Capped at £50 inc VAT


Early termination charge - Not exceeding the landlord’s financial losses


Late payment of rent - Interest of 3% above BoE base rate for each day the rent is late, once it is 14 days overdue


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