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Think of your house as a car!

Imagine going to buy a car and being offered one that is muddy and messy inside and another that has been beautifully washed, cleaned and polished inside out. No guessing which one you’d want to drive away in. Our houses might be our biggest assets, yet we rarely apply this principle when selling them. We live in our houses as homes, no surprises there, yet when we come to sell we expect buyers to look past the cluttered hallway, unkempt front garden, and fourth bedroom full of boxes that haven’t quite made it to the loft. Big mistake. When you put your house on the market you enter a competition for buyers’ attention alongside many other people’s homes. To win that competition you have to take the time, effort, and if needs be, money, to present it in the best possible light. That’s why we work so closely with…

Hacketts Farmhouse – the opportunity of a lifetime.

We are proud to announce that we have been instructed as sole agents to sell Hacketts Farmhouse in Brickendon, the first time that this most impressive Grade II Listed property has come onto the market in over sixty years. The main house is being sold with two magnificent outbuildings, the C16th Barn and C19th Coach House, each with full planning permission to create large family homes (over 2,000 square feet each) with their own mature and private gardens in this gloriously peaceful village setting. Hacketts Farmhouse dates back to the late 16th Century when it was originally a three bay timber framed Hall House, with the south wing being added by renowned Arts & Crafts architect W.H. Godfrey in the 1920s. The property has large, mature and beautifully landscaped gardens, two fields of level grazing, and a good range of outbuildings, in all amounting to some nine acres. The…

Property Market Gaining Momentum

There’s an interesting article on the BBC web site today shwing that the property market is gaining momentum nationwaide. Read it here:

http://bbc.in/17whkD4

That very much mirrors our experience where it started taking of in Hertfordshire around Easter and has kept surging forwards. We have agreed 19 sales since April the first which is the best market I have seen since 2006 – pre crash. There is clearly upward pressure on prices so now is a good time to sell and jump a rung up the ladder! And if you are selling, why not take advantage of our innovative marketing and low fixed fees? Just call me, Nigel Adams, on 01992-878580 for a free valuation.

The property market is the best it has been since the crash

There is no doubt that the Hertfordshire property market is moving again and with properties selling quickly and new stock slow to come onto the market it looks like prices are going to be a good bit higher by the end of the year than the start. The attached article chimes very much with our experience – which is that we have put 20 properties under offer in the last 8 weeks, something we haven’t done since the good times of 2006. The thing that is driving this is the London market that is booming. As an example we put a house on the market in Walthamsto of all places and we have to take it off Rightmove after 7 hours as we already had 16 viewings. We had a bidding wara and sold for 27k over asking price. All the bidders were first time buyers with finance agreed….

London Buyers drive the Hertfordshire market.

The Hertfordshire market has always been hugely influenced by the flow of buyers moving out of London to the relative peace, quiet and undoubted beauty of Hertfordshire. In fact I am a direct example of this trend as my parents moved our family from North London to Little Berkhamsted in 1973 and many of their friends did likewise. It is fair to say that the housing market in Hertfordshire has always been supported by the warm flow of people and their salaries heading up the excellent railway lines from London every evening. What this means for sellers is that you have to have your toes – indeed both feet – firmly dipped in this warm water. This is where the internet has really come into its own. Rightmove figures show the biggest surge in visits to their web site is from 8.30am when professionals log in to their office…