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.

Name your photos on Rightmove blogpost by AshdownJones estate agents in the Lakes and Dales

Name Your Photos on Rightmove

When you’re browsing Rightmove, and clicking on properties that catch your eye, have you found that some property listings have photos you can’t identify? Even…

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Let’s Slow Down (or why we take 21 days to put your home on the market) blogpost by AshdownJones estate agents in the Lakes and Dales

Let’s Slow Down (or why we take 21 days to put your home on the market)

Once you have decided to put your home on the market, many estate agents will endeavour to get your home onto Rightmove as soon as possible – perhaps even the same day you instruct them. After all, if they have their camera with them, then why not?

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Balance your bedroom for that hotel style viewers love blogpost by AshdownJones estate agents in the Lakes and Dales

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 blogpost by AshdownJones estate agents in the Lakes and Dales

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 blogpost by AshdownJones estate agents in the Lakes and Dales

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 blogpost by AshdownJones estate agents in the Lakes and Dales

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 blogpost by AshdownJones estate agents in the Lakes and Dales

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 blogpost by AshdownJones estate agents in the Lakes and Dales

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 blogpost by AshdownJones estate agents in the Lakes and Dales

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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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.