Unique homes are a joy. They’re different, unusual and characterful, but when the time comes to sell, they require extra special marketing too. And that makes choosing between a traditional estate agent, and an innovative alternative, a little tricky. Both tick boxes, but choosing just one feels like a compromise. And no one really likes…Read More→
The decision to move home is exciting. Perhaps you’ve bookmarked your dream property on Rightmove, and you’re longing to call it home. Or maybe you’re trying to sell your rentals to boost your retirement pot. Whatever your reasons for selling, prolonging the move gets tiresome fast. But when the ‘For Sale’ sign in your front…Read More→
Are you wondering about improving, or moving? Do you find yourself browsing kitchen or bathroom brochures, and dreaming of new tiles or taps? Perhaps you’ve always wanted a red kitchen, but you’re worried about the effect it will have on your home sale value, even if you’re not really planning on moving any time in…Read More→
If you’re trying to sell a unique or unusual home and you’re just not getting any takers, perhaps it’s simply that you haven’t found that unique or unusual buyer yet. After all, the house that’s quirky and not to everyone’s taste needs a buyer who loves it for its quirks, not in spite of them….Read More→
There are many elements that go into making great property photography: the weather, the skill and experience of the photographer, and the features of the house itself – they all go into making or breaking the shoot. But did you know there are lots of things you can do to increase the chances of achieving…Read More→
Have you ever noticed when you go into an expensive restaurant, how the lighting really sets the mood of intimacy and quality? And how in a fast-food restaurant, that the bright overhead lighting has the opposite effect, encouraging diners to eat quickly and leave? That’s the power lighting can have. Light can transform a room,…Read More→
Add the ‘wow’ factor to your home Who doesn’t want a comfortable and cosy living room? Where do we all settle down at night to watch a good film or a TV drama? The living room is one of the most important rooms in any family home. It is where we can relax and ‘switch…Read More→
How many homes around Lake Windermere have lake frontage, do you think? We counted around 150. That’s almost seven for each mile of shoreline. And how many have a lake view? Easily ten times that, we estimate. So roughly 1,500 homes around the Lake have direct access or a view of the water. If…Read More→
We were once called in to help a homeowner with a beautiful Georgian home in Keswick. He and his wife had been trying to sell their house for a soul-destroying seven years. If you asked any of the six or so estate agents who had tried and failed to sell the property, why hadn’t it sold,…Read More→
So your home is on the market; your sale board is outside; your photos are done and your house is on Rightmove. Maybe you get a flurry of viewings initially, but then it dies off to just one every once in a while.. then once in a blue moon. And you ask yourself, “what is…Read More→
If your home has been on the market for months, or even years, it may be time for a rethink. We once had a client come to us who had had their property on the market for seven long years and was understandably fed up and despondent. So what can you do when it seems…Read More→
This short post is all about the numbers on the end of your asking price. Way back, twenty years ago, it was very common to put your house up for sale with lots of nines in the number. For example, you wouldn’t have £500,000, you’d have £499,999. Just like when you’re buying a new lawnmower…Read More→
When your home is about to go on the market, having the photography shoot can be an exciting – and daunting – process. There’s a simple step you can add to make sure the photographs of the outside of your home look as lovely as they deserve to. All you need to do is make…Read More→
Your photoshoot is booked, and the photographer turns up, ready to take the best photos of the front of your house. But stop! Is your car on the drive? Photos are always better without a driveway full of cars, even if they are of the highest calibre. Cars are such a statement about people,…Read More→
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 more confusing is when the estate agent uploads them with little regard to the natural flow of the house, with perhaps a photo of the kitchen first, then a bedroom,…Read More→
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!”. In your bedroom, the easiest and quickest way to do this, is to make your bedroom look like a lovely luxurious hotel. Start with your bedside tables and…Read More→
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 dread viewings, unsure how exactly to prepare your home so it looks its best? Don’t worry! We have three very simple tips to help you prepare for your next…Read More→
When your home is for sale, at any moment you could get a call from your estate agent with a viewing.
Now of course, property videos are nothing new. But this was something really different, and we love different at AshdownJones.
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.