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Five Tips to Avoid a House of Horrors

In this article we look at five things you want to avoid when selling your home. This infamous five will have prospective buyers fleeing your property as quickly as if they bumped into Freddy Kruger in your bathroom! But fear not as we have a treat for you this Halloween and we’ll show you simple […]

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Getting your home ready for Winter

Would you like the good news or the bad news? Bad news you say? That’s not surprising as a recent Harvard University study found that when posed that question 82 percent of people plumped for the bad news option first. And who are we to go against the findings of such brain boxes. So, the […]

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Home Buyers Guide

Looking for a home? There are many things to consider when purchasing a new property; the location, the style of the property (older, newer, bungalow, flat or house) number of bedrooms, reception rooms and bathrooms, the garaging and parking, the garden and, of course, the price you’re prepared to pay. After looking at a few […]

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Why September is a great time to sell your house

Why September? Are you considering putting your property up for sale? How and when your home goes on the market can determine whether you secure the right deal. And believe it or not the time is now. Yes, September could be the best time of the year to get your house sold and at the […]

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“In Before Christmas”

If your planning to be sold and moved by Christmas, now (September) is the time to get moving with your property sale… If you’ve ever done a long car journey with children, you’ll no doubt have heard; ‘Are we there yet?’ And if you have ever had the misfortune to deal with a dodgy mechanic […]

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What ‘No Sale – No Fee’ Really Means

Traditional estate agents like ourselves seem to have stopped using the phrase “no sale, no fee”, and this has allowed online-only agents to gain a piece of the market. So here is a little reminder of what “no sale, no fee” means as far as we are concerned. At Forbes Estate Agents, we are only […]

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Does Your Home Pass the 20 Second Test?

We live in a World where most of us are bombarded with never-ending streams of information to process. And that information overload is leading to people making snap judgments quicker than ever. We see it at Forbes Estate Agents when people view a property. In most cases I’d say a person has made up their […]

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Estate agents’ fees for selling a property can vary wildly

When cheap isn’t very cheerful. Estate agents’ fees for selling a property can vary wildly. In many parts of the country, 2.5 % is a standard fee. However, I’ve seen agents advertising fees as low as 0.50 % or even a fixed fee rate of £550. There is no way any professional agent doing their […]

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Advice for Property Investors and Landlords

Dos and don’ts, advice for Property Investors and Landlords Investing in property has always been viewed as a fantastic way to make money, but with lots of changes occurring in the property market, buy-to-let is much tougher than it once was. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t invest. Follow the Forbes Estate Agents dos and […]

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Quality…

Many people believe the best value agent is the one who charges the least, however, in my opinion a best value agent is not the one who charges the least, they are in fact the one who achieves the highest price for your home. They are the one who offers a quality service with a carefully […]

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