The AJ Blog

Everything you need to know about selling your home, in one handy place. Tips and advice about how to select the right time to sell your home, how to choose the best pricing strategy, step-by-step guides to style every room for photography and viewings, and how to choose the right estate to sell your home.

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The ‘Write’ Way to Sell Your Home – Descriptions that Sell Houses

Your home deserves to be described in the best way. With the right words. Words that are evocative, beautiful and compelling.

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10 Quick Home Staging Tips for Summer

When your home is for sale, at any moment you could get a call from your estate agent with a viewing.

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Behind the Scenes of our First Property Lifestyle Movie

Now of course, property videos are nothing new. But this was something really different, and we love different at AshdownJones.

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Struggling to sell?

When you have your home up for sale, time seems to stand still. You’re in limbo, caught between your old life, and your new one, with no way of knowing when you’ll be able to move on.

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How do we value a unique home?

Here in the Lake District, valuing a property is far from straightforward. There are so many factors to take into account, like the views, the historical importance and the calibre of the road.

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What's your house brand?

Branding is a symbol or mark that distinguishes one product from another, just as it was originally intended to ensure farmers and ranchers knew which herd was theirs…

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What’s your house brand?

Branding is a symbol or mark that distinguishes one product from another, just as it was originally intended to ensure farmers and ranchers knew which herd was theirs…

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Do you still need a brochure to sell your house?

Way back in the olden days, my mum worked in an estate agency. I remember her sticking little photographs onto typed particulars with glue.

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Everyone says they love our home… so why hasn’t it sold?

If your home is for sale, weekends can often be a whirlwind of tidying, vacuuming and sending the kids out to walk the dog, so that your home looks at its very best…

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The AJ Hub

Everything you need to know about selling your home, in one handy place. Tips and advice about how to select the right time to sell your home, how to choose the best pricing strategy, step-by-step guides to style every room for photography and viewings, and how to choose the right estate to sell your home.

Summer selling for an autumn move

Summer is a great time of year to sell your home. With bright, sunny days, gardens at their greenest and flowers blooming, your marketing photos…

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How to add thousands to your home with our pro styling tips

One way to add value to your home is by renovating it; another is through increasing the amount of accommodation, by either building an extension…

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6 simple steps to prepare your home for viewings

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Turning browsers into buyers – make sure your online advert stand out

If you’ve ever searched online for a home yourself, you’ll know how many listings there are. The broader your search terms, the more results are…

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What to do when your home isn’t selling – 8 steps to boost your marketing

You did it: you found an agent you liked, who loved your home and valued it at a price you were happy with. They put together an impressive marketing plan and the ‘For Sale’ board has been invitingly positioned at the end of the drive for a while. It seems like you’ve done everything right, so why hasn’t your home sold yet?

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Unique homes – how we value them accurately

As estate agents, valuing homes accurately is at the core of our business. We’ve got to price them at a level that attracts enough attention from buyers, while achieving the maximum sale price for our clients, and sometimes it’s a challenge – particularly when there’s not much to compare them to.

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How to choose the best estate agent – 11 questions to help you decide

Selling your home is one of the biggest financial transactions you’re ever likely to make, and it could be an emotional time for you. So…

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Our top home styling accessories for 2021

It’s a new year – time to give your home a whole new look? If you’re selling your home, or planning to, our top home…

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Planning to downsize? start your new chapter in your next home

Are you starting to feel like you’re rattling around in a house that’s too big for you?
Are you ready to put less time, effort and money into somewhere new?

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