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New Year, new you, new home?

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Happy New Year!

As we welcomed in 2017 many of us turned our minds to our resolutions and how we will start changing our lives for the better.

A national newspaper recently published a survey of the top 50 New Year’s resolutions made by the British public.

Rather than cover the entire list here’s the top five things people wanted to change about themselves. (By the way, number 32 could have applied to our office – eat less biscuits.)

  1. Exercise more.
  2. Eat more healthily.
  3. Cut down on alcohol.
  4. Stop smoking.
  5. Spend less time on Facebook /the internet.

At Cooper Adams as much as we’d love to, we can’t help you with those, but we can definitely ably assist you with number 14 on the list – move to a new home.

Contrary to a general misconception January is a good time to put your property on the market for several reasons. Firstly the turn of the year, as shown by the aforementioned survey, is when people take stock of their lives and think of moving.

Secondly, many people wait to the spring before putting their property on the market and in doing so they join what’s traditionally a very congested market place. Your property will stand out from the crowd because at this time of the year there isn’t much of a crowd to speak of.

Last, but not least, potential buyers are surfing the internet daily looking for their next new home. In our experience spring and summer viewers can be made up of a lot of ‘window shoppers’.  People who aren’t sure of their moving plans but are just having a look at what’s out there.

People who are looking for property in the winter tend to fall into the serious buyer category and we find more places are sold with less viewings during this time.

So good luck with your 2017 resolutions, and if moving tops your to do list give us at Cooper Adams as we’d be delighted to help.

Thanks for reading,

Shaun Adams,

Want to get a SOLD or LET sign outside your property quicker? Call Cooper Adams and our team on 01903 770055 or email: property@cooper-adams.com for honest, expert and friendly advice.

Winter selling tops: Emphasize light 

For your home to look its best during a cold winter viewing, it should feel both welcoming and warm. If showing your home during daylight hours, open all your remaining curtains or blinds to maximize light; during evening hours, you can choose a pleasant combination of reduced overhead, floor, and table lamps, which can impart a warm and comforting glow throughout all the rooms you’ll be showing. If you’ve hot a focal point fire of any description make sure it’s lit. Light candles to give a cosy glow.

For more advice on selling or letting please contact the team at Cooper Adams

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Christmas lunch 2016

Christmas lunch 2016

Live locally? Will you be alone this Christmas?

Each year we have Christmas lunch, together with festivities, live entertainment and a special visitor from the North Pole at  The Parish Room, Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Vermont Drive East Preston.

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Behold the Boxing Day Browser

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It’s not that long now until December 25 as the TV, internet and radio reminds us on an almost by the minute basis.

Excited kids, family gatherings, too much food, Sir Cliff Richard songs and repeats on the telly.

A time full of traditions, some good, some not so good.

A fairly new tradition among the collection of festive must dos is people reaching for tablets on Boxing Day.

Not to cure excess enjoyment. No, the type of tablets we’re referring to are of the electronic variety. Think swipe rather than swallow.

For the past five years the property websites in the UK have recorded huge amounts of visitors on December 26.

Why?

Well people are at home, with time on their hands and want to have a look to see what properties are up for sale. It’s either that or sitting through the 101st showing of the original Wizard of Oz.

It’s also a time people start to think about moving. For many a new home is at the top of their New Year Resolutions list. It turns from being a might do to a must do.

While the big day is indeed getting nearer you still have time to give yourself a great chance of being seen by those Boxing Day browsers.

If you want to sell in the New Year get us to list your property now before any festive decorations go up. Photos in January showing Christmas trees tend to make a property look a little odd.

Obviously you don’t want people walking round your home while you tuck into your turkey, or as the family sits around playing board games or with heads buried in their new gadgets.

But having your property on the property portals over Christmas gives it a much better chance of selling earlier in the New Year.

I’ve often seen that the first two weeks of January can be very busy with people visiting properties they have seen on line during the Christmas break.

So now’s a great time to call us at Cooper Adams in to value your property and let’s get your New Year off to a great start before it’s even began.

Thanks for reading.

Shaun Adams,

Want to get a SOLD or LET sign outside your property quicker? Call Cooper Adams and our team on 01903 770055 or email: property@cooper-adams.com for honest, expert and friendly advice.

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