Listed buildings – the basics

  A listed building is one that has been mentioned on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural Historic Interest. A building’s listing will normally highlight what makes it significant to ensure that any future changes do not result in the loss of its heritage.   The History of Listing The damage to buildings … Continued

When property descriptions go wrong

The 300-character short description that appears when a property returns in a buyer’s search results is a finite and valuable tool which can make a real difference to the interest a house generates. A good short description will include content that encourages buyers to want to see the main details, but even in the online … Continued

Sealed bids: not as scary as you think

  What is a sealed bid? A sealed bid is normally arranged by an estate agent if the number of buyers that wish to offer on a property exceeds what can be sensibly managed with normal negotiations. The process involves inviting the interested parties to make their best offer in writing by an agreed date … Continued

The difference between sole agency & sole selling rights agreements.

A Sole Selling Rights Agreement normally describes a clause where an estate agent would be owed a fee even if they were not involved in introducing the buyer. In extreme terms this could mean they would charge a full fee if a sale is agreed to a friend or family member of the owner, or … Continued

The importance of great sales progression

When a buyer has been found for your property, regular and thorough sales progression plays a huge part in seeing you through to completion.   Here are a few reasons why: All-round Contact Your agent will be in the fortunate position of having direct access to most parties in a chain, for example- all solicitors, all … Continued

Seven things that no longer matter when selling your home.

Before the arrival of the internet different things mattered when selling your home. It mattered if you used a traditional estate agent and in turn it mattered if that agent had the right kind of buyers on their database. It mattered if they advertised your home in newspapers and magazines. It mattered if they produced … Continued

Upcoming changes to the RICS HomeBuyer Report – by DWH Surveyors

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is being updated and will now be offered in two different formats: RICS HomeBuyer Report (Survey) RICS HomeBuyer Report (Survey & Valuation) The latter report including the Valuation has the added benefit of a re-build cost estimate which can be useful for buildings insurance quotes. The logic behind the changes is … Continued

Bloomfield Grey Launch

We are delighted to be launching Bloomfield Grey this Autumn. Since early October we have been busy visiting potential clients providing valuation advice and our first properties will launch for sale in the coming weeks. Keep up with our progress by following us on facebook, linkedin or instagram.    

Why appointing more than one estate agent can cost you money

It’s still common to see homes for sale with more than one agent, but we want to argue that not only do multiple listings provide virtually no benefit, but they harm the chances of finding a buyer at the best price. If you look below you will see an example of a property being advertised … Continued

Helpful advice when choosing your conveyancing solicitor

When selling your property, instructing a good solicitor can mean the difference between a smooth and easy sale, compared to a long and laborious one.  Here are a few tips to bear in mind when choosing a solicitor:  WHEN? There is no harm in instructing a solicitor when you first go to the market, or … Continued


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