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