Author Archives: Simon Ward

It will be easy to find a buyer for my home…….

This is something I hear a lot. And in certain markets and for certain houses, that will be a factual statement. But….. Not all buyers are made equal. It’s always easy finding a buyer that’s in the middle range of …

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How do you plan your next move?

Most people do little or no planning. This isn’t something a lot of people even think about. It’s a pretty big project when you think about it. A lot of decisions to make, often a lot of moving parts and …

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Why do we have a full-time photographer?

Is our service overkill? Maybe. Some may say that. Some would argue it to be true. A waste of money. If the best of other agents deliver an 8/10 with their photography, is it worth having photography that’s 9/10 whilst …

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Relationships with an estate agent…. why doesn’t it always click?

There is no right or wrong. But this is one of the fundamental differences between estate agents and the experience you will have with them. Relationships & people go hand in hand. Get the right match and you will be …

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Short blog! Why do people make bad decisions when buying/selling?

It’s REALLY hard to be good at it. Not many people seem to realise this. It’s stressful. It’s far harder to make clear decisions when under stress. Emotions. Getting your children into the required school catchment in time, selling your …

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How to speed up your purchase or sale to beat the Stamp Duty holiday deadline

On 30 June 2021, the recently extended Stamp Duty holiday will end. UK resident buyers completing after the deadline will pay Stamp Duty on properties purchased for £250,000 or more. On 1 October 2021, the threshold will be further reduced …

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Selling in a sellers’ market…. what not to do!

Moving home is stressful. In a sellers’ market, you have an amazing opportunity to make it less stressful, but very few people manage this. Finding a buyer is very easy, but knowing who the best buyer is becomes far harder …

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Stamp Duty Holiday Extension…..

I know we all had an inkling this may happen, but it looks like the wheels are now in motion for a three-month extension…. Woohoo! So what does this mean for those of you moving home at the moment? Firstly, …

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Southbourne Property News Dec 2020

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Completing before the stamp duty deadline?

Our top tips for buying and completing before the stamp duty holiday ends in March 2021. If you are wanting to take advantage of the stamp duty saving, then you will have to act swiftly as there isn’t much time …

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