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.

Thinking of changing estate agents? – Our smooth move guide

If your home’s not selling and you’re thinking of changing estate agents, check out our great guide to making the move to a new agent as smooth as possible.

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Summer selling for an autumn move

Summer is a great time to market your home. Find out how to take advantage of the all the benefits of selling now, ready for an autumn move.

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

Learn the professional home styling tips that will make buyers fall in love with your home and could add thousands to your sale price.

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6 simple steps to prepare your home for viewings

Buyers can take just minutes to decide whether to buy. Here are 6 simple steps that will help you prepare for viewings so your home makes a fabulous first impression.

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

Discover what makes an online advert really stand out so buyers stop scrolling, click to find out more about your home and pick up the phone to book a viewing!

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

When your home isn’t selling, you need to find out why – is it the price, the presentation or the agent? We reveal 8 top tips to boost your marketing.

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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

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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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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.

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Balance Your Bedroom for that Hotel Style Viewers Love

When you’re selling your home, you need to make an extra effort to give it that special polish that will make your viewers go, “wow!”.…

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Three Top Tips for Viewings

If you’re thinking about selling your house, does the idea of viewings put you off? Or if your home is currently for sale, do you…

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Oversold or Undersold?

We go to see a lot of houses that are failing to sell with a local agent. And without exception, we are always pleasantly surprised…

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How to Mystery Shop your Estate Agent

The other day, in the AshdownJones’ studio, the phone rang and I answered it. The caller was a lady called Angela, enquiring about a house…

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Who Should Do Your Viewings?

Who should show viewers round your house? Some estate agents will tell you that you are the best person to show people round your own…

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12 Property styling secrets to turn your home into a showhome

Having the most beautiful images of your home to showcase it online is a vital step to getting a buyer to book a viewing. But…

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Selling Your Home in Autumn?

What You Need To Know to be in your New Home by Christmas Autumn is such a lovely time of year.  The leaves on the…

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A Heartwarming Lake District Story

Is this the most heartwarming Lake District story so far this year? Early in the morning of Thursday 31st August, Tony McDougall took his beautiful…

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7 Reasons to Sell Your Home in September

Whilst Spring is a traditionally a favourite time to sell your house, there are other times of year that are good for selling, especially to…

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