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.

Springtime selling – 9 tips to get you moving

After a winter of short, dark days sitting on the sofa working their way through the bottomless tub of Christmas ‘Celebrations’, home-hunters are hungry for…

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Create first impressions that last – let your home shine!

Seven seconds. That’s all the time you have in which to make a good first impression. During that brief timeframe, we create an indelible impression…

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5 Top tips for winter selling

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat…you won’t sell your house while it looks like that! While the whimsy of festive folk songs may…

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How to make sure your photos look fabulous

In a world where you can pick your spouse-to-be from a directory of online photos at the swipe of a finger, it takes a lot to stand out from the crowd.

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When should I sell? – is it the right time for you to move?

It comes to us all. That defining moment. It can be brought along on winds of opportunity, on the back of financial necessity, or because…

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Meet the Land Girls

Superheroes live amongst us. Disguised behind their alter-ego titles of ‘wife’, ‘mother’, ‘daughter’ and ‘farmer’, these entrepreneurial women are hard at work.

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What to do before a viewing – our six time-saving tips on how to prepare for viewings

When it comes to selling your house, the viewer becomes the VIP. Here, we help you prepare for that all-important ‘state visit’.

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No viewings? – your home saleability checklist

We often visit people who have been trying to sell for a long time, without success. And we know how disappointing it can be to be stuck in limbo, with an unsold house and unfulfilled plans.

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Home styling for summer

The sun is shining, the grass is green and the scent of wanderlust is in the air.

If you’ve chosen summer as the season to move home, we’ve compiled a bucket (and spade) list of top tips to help get your home ‘beach body’ styled for the market.

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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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