OUR JOURNAL

Our journal is a place where you will find our new blogs and stories. We comment on the housing market, give you links to Youtube videos on how to achieve our look and provide useful top tips on your own property presentation.

Winter Night Chilli

Winter Night Chilli

We love finding new recipes and sharing them amongst our team. We spotted this recipe from Jamie Oliver which is a perfect hearty meal to munch whilst watching the fireworks. Give it a go!   Serves: 12 Gluten and Dairy Free Ingredients 20 g dried porcini...

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Decorating trends to attract a winter buyer

Decorating trends to attract a winter buyer

Guest post for Howkins and Harrison It’s a new season and there are some exciting new interior styles to attract your winter buyers! Freshen up your decor ready for selling in the season ahead. Many people believe that the summer season is the best time to sell, but...

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What does Brexit mean for the housing market?

What does Brexit mean for the housing market?

Brexit has been triggered by the Prime Minister Teresa May, but what does leaving the European Union next March really mean for the UK homeowners? In The Sunday Times last week, David Smith, economics editor, wrote of the effect that leaving Europe may have across our...

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Preparing your house to sell in the Autumn

Preparing your house to sell in the Autumn

Following a fantastic, hot surprise of a summer this year, it is now time to fold away the beach towels and bring out the woollies! Conversely though, as summer temperatures cool, the housing market starts to hot up for the autumn months. It’s time to get your home in...

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Make an Entrance

Make an Entrance

Your hallway can often get overlooked, let’s face it, it’s not a room where you spend a lot of your time and it can often get buried under heaps of winter coats and shoes. However, studies on Rightmove have found that 2 in 5 homeowners decided that they wanted to buy...

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Bedroom Makeover

Bedroom Makeover

A quick bedroom update that can done in a weekend with a bit of determination, and a constant supply of coffee and chocolate biscuits….. A dated bedroom doesn’t necessarily need the wallpaper stripping off. Paint over light colours with a more modern neutral, we love...

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How to sell a house that is difficult to sell

How to sell a house that is difficult to sell

Selling difficult houses, usually ones that have been stuck on the market for months, or in some cases years, is bread and butter for us! We love a challenge! The first question to answer is ‘Why is the sale not happening?’ 1. Location? 2. Poor marketing? 3. Too much...

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Get a head start with your sale

Get a head start with your sale

Speed staging helps you create a memorable first impression with fantastic photos of your home attracting viewers so you achieve your best possible sale. This service includes: Decluttering & styling of your main reception rooms, kitchen, master bedroom & one...

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Why Professional Property Presentation?

Why Professional Property Presentation?

Why Professional Property Presentation? If you google ‘What percentage of gross revenue should be spent on marketing in business’ the answers come up with anything from 5% to 20% for a smaller business. Marketing a product is considered important enough for virtually...

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Smells don’t sell!

Smells don’t sell!

When getting a house ready for sale vendors often forget one of the most important senses, smell! Let’s face it, after years of living in your house you’ve probably become used to the smell whether it’s good or bad. Ask a close friend to be completely honest with you...

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The Lemon and Lime Journey!

The Lemon and Lime Journey!

From start to finish we are proud to offer a personalised service tailored to your individual needs and property type. We work with everything from country cottages to farmhouses, to new builds and large period properties each with different features and selling...

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Our top 5 pieces this month!

Our top 5 pieces this month!

We are continually purchasing new furniture to put into our properties whilst ensuring to keep up with current trends. This month we have selected our top 5 pieces which we find work really well in a lot of properties.   1.Charcoal Armchairs These studded...

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500K vendors buck trend in subdued housing market

500K vendors buck trend in subdued housing market

As latest figures from the Halifax revealed that house price rises in the UK slowed to the end of May – increasing by only 1.9%, one Derbyshire firm has partnered with estate agents to buck the trend. The Halifax, part of Lloyds Banking Group, said that the change...

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