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How can you help sell your home?

When offers don’t come in following viewings, selling your home can be frustrating. Especially when you don’t know why others don’t want to buy your home and you feel like there is nothing you can do to help.

However, you can make a bigger difference than you might realise to your sale. In this blog we discuss things you can do to help get your home sold.

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Birmingham Sees the Fastest Rise in Property Prices

The world is talking about the housing market in Birmingham. Having seen a surge in the amount of people moving from London to the Second City rather than stay in their extortionate homes, it is safe to say that we are seeing the biggest “Boom Time” in 10 to 15 years. Watch our own property guru talk on this topic on BBC Midlands News here.

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Slowing Birmingham Property Market? Yes and No!

Love Your Postcode is constantly selling properties in Birmingham City Centre

The tightrope of being a Birmingham buy-to-let landlord is a balancing act many do well at. Talking to several Birmingham landlords, they are very conscious of their tenants’ capacity and ability to pay the rent and their own need to raise rents on their rental properties (as Government figure shows ‘real pay’ has dropped 1% in the last six months). Evidence does however suggest many landlords feel more assured than they were in the spring about pursuing higher rents on their Birmingham buy-to-let properties.

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Supply & Demand means Birmingham Property Values Rose by 6.1% in the Last Year

The most recent set of data from the Land Registry has stated that property values in Birmingham and the surrounding area were 6.12% higher than 12 months ago and 16.72% higher than January 2015.

Despite the uncertainty over Brexit as Birmingham (and most of the UK’s) property values continue their medium and long-term upward trajectory. As economics is about supply and demand, the story behind the Birmingham property market can also be seen from those two sides of the story.

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Sell faster with a stunning property description

So you’ve been preparing to sell your property, possibly for months, or even longer. You’ve cleaned up, decluttered, depersonalised, done some staging, and taken amazing photos. All those things are important when you’re selling. One thing that is neglected to be brought up with estate agents is the listing description. Writing a compelling listing will help ensure that your listing generates interest and produces showings that result in a sale.

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73% of Birmingham City Centre Properties are Leasehold, what does that mean?

A property on Oakham Road, Oldbury that Love Your Postcode is selling

There are 23.36 million properties in England and Wales with 64% being owner occupied and 36% being rented either from a private landlord, local authority or housing association. Over nine out of ten of those English and Welsh owner-occupied properties are a whole house or bungalow. Now, most people would assume they would be freehold – however, of those renting nearly half of rental properties, 44% to be precise, lived in other leasehold apartments and flats.

But what does it actually mean for a property to be leasehold?

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Why are online estate agents only selling 52% of their listings?

‘Top High Street agents significantly out-perform onliners’ says HomeOwners’ Alliance. The consumer group has consistently promoted online agencies in the past, but has now published analysis stating that High Street Agents have a far higher success rate than online agents, selling 82.42% of homes listed with them compared to 51.98% among the onlines.

The HomeOwners’ Alliance also revealed that in the past six months, Britain’s online agents have achieved 95.85% of their original asking price, when the top 1,000 High Street Agents achieved an average selling price of 100.35% of their value, resulting in a whooping £10,530 difference (based on the average property sold price of £234,000 in February).

So why are online agents struggling to sell properties, and selling them for so far below the original selling price?

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10 things guaranteed to put your buyer off

A horror show of photos of a property up for sale by an estate agent

In a competitive property market, sellers can’t afford to put any buyers off by offering an unappealing home, so it’s key to address any issues that could put any doubt in potential buyers.

We’ve all seen and heard about horror stories like the photo above, so to make sure your house isn’t going to be in any hall of shame, we’ve picked out 10 things you need to avoid when selling your home:

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