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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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Strangers in YOUR House – Potential Buyers in your Home

Putting your home up for sale means for a period of time you’ll have to live differently. In this article we explain why. Congratulations you’ve made the big decision to sell. You’ve chosen your preferred agent and instructed Forbes Estate Agents (we trust). We will then re-visit your property, instructing our photographer to take amazing […]

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What does Wimbledon and a good Estate Agent have in common?

This week the All England Lawn Tennis Championships begin at Wimbledon. Tennis reminds us of a very important aspect of estate agency work. The rallies which can go on for ages depending on how good the players are have a hint of negotiation about them. The back and forth nature of the ball whizzing over […]

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Add value to your property with these home improvement ideas!

If you’re looking to make the next step up on the property ladder but are struggling with jumping up to the next price bracket it could be time to consider making changes to your current property to increase its value.  Here’s Forbes Estate Agents 7 ways guide on how you can add thousands to your […]

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Thinking of selling your home? Then it’s time to take control of your clutter…

First impressions make a huge impact when it comes to selling your home so one that’s clear of clutter is sure to strike the right chord with potential buyers. Just imagine yourself walking into a home to find piles of shoes clogging up the hallway or stacks of junk on the bedside table – it […]

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Help! My property is not selling…

Property not selling? Four reasons why and how to fix them: Your house has been on the market for a while but you don’t seem to be getting any offers. Do you drop the price? That’s not always the answer. Here are four helpful things you should investigate further before you even consider reducing the […]

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Should I give my agent a set of keys for viewings?

Should I give my agent a set of keys for viewings? If you’re hoping to sell your property in a quick time then handing over the keys to your agent could prove very beneficial. Responsive In the age of the internet and 24 access, people have become impatient and can often expect to view a […]

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Top tips, to sell this winter…

TOP TIPS FOR SELLING THIS WINTER. Selling a home during the winter can have its challenges.  Your garden is looking far from its best, the grey weather doesn’t flood your house with bright sunlight, and potential buyers just want to hibernate. But winter could be the perfect opportunity to get your home on the market […]

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