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Barton Kendal scoops British Property Lettings Award

Published on October 12, 2021 at 02:42 PM

Barton Kendal Residential have just won The British Property Lettings Award for Rochdale.

Their team performed outstandingly throughout the extensive judging period, which focused on customer service levels. Barton Kendal Residential have now been shortlisted for a number of national awards which will be announced shortly.

The British Property Awards provide agents throughout the UK with an invaluable opportunity to compare the service that they provide against the service provided by their local, regional and national competition. Agents who go that extra mile and provide outstanding levels of customer service are rewarded with our accolade, which acts as a beacon to highlight these attributes to their local marketplace.


Published on October 7, 2021 at 08:32 PM

A change in circumstances, such as retirement or impending retirement, family changes (like a newly empty nest, or a relationship ending), or just a desire for a smaller property and/or garden may prompt a decision to downsize.

The first thing to think about when considering downsizing is your reasons for the change. Do you want just a smaller property or an entirely different kind of property? Are you looking for a smaller garden or just one that is easier to manage and low maintenance? Do you want fewer rooms to clean/look after or just a different configuration of space that works for you? Do you have specific requirements due to mobility or ageing such as a downstairs bathroom or toilet or low riser or no stairs? Do you want easy/walkable distance to public transport, shops, leisure facilities and doctors? Do you have an existing mortgage? Do you want to borrow more or reduce your monthly repayments, or become mortgage free?

Is it a good time to get a Mortgage?

Published on September 17, 2021 at 03:48 PM

The state of the housing market

As we emerge from the worst (we hope) of the Coronavirus pandemic, and see the end of the stamp duty holiday (it officially ends 30th September), and furlough (also officially ends 30th September) what is likely to happen in the local (Rochdale and Greater Manchester wide) and national housing market?

Key things to consider when relocating to Rochdale

Published on August 17, 2021 at 02:18 PM

Moving house is a big deal. Moving to a new area can be an even bigger deal, and quite daunting for anyone, whether it’s for work, pleasure or a change of priorities or lifestyle. As your local relocation agent member, Barton Kendal Estate Agents are on hand to help those relocating to Rochdale to find the right property in the right area of the town.

First time buyers - tips for getting on the housing market

Published on July 23, 2021 at 01:25 PM

It’s a big commitment and a big decision, but buying your first home doesn’t need to be (that!) scary. Here at Barton Kendal, we have helped thousands of first-time buyers take those first steps on to the housing ladder in Rochdale. And, of course, we have all been first-time buyers ourselves.

Why do you need to get your property valued, and what happens at a valuation?

Published on July 7, 2021 at 12:20 PM

If you are considering putting your Rochdale house on the market, one of the first things you need to do is get it valued. That’s where we come in, and probably meet you for the first time. Hello!

Properties tend to sell quickest when they are up for sale at the right price for both the market and area. A valuation is about making sure you understand a likely selling price for your property, which is based on more than just what someone on else on your street just sold theirs for. The right price will attract the right buyers. Importantly, if you overestimate the value, and aim for over market value, a mortgage lender might disagree with the valuation and not agree to lend what a buyer needs, which would mean a failure to sell further down the line and disappointment all round. Conversely, if you price it too low, potential buyers might wonder what is wrong with it! Valuations are key to getting a sale.

What a growing family should look for in a new home

Published on June 15, 2021 at 01:38 PM

We’ve all been living somewhat differently for the last 12 plus months, which includes for most of us, much more time at home. There’s a lot of talk, both inside and outside the property market about what we now value in our homes and what buyers are looking for in new homes. The reality, for us at Barton Kendal as we talk to buyers and sellers in Rochdale every day, is that for growing families in particular, the key issues are always around flexibility.

Top tips for showing prospective buyers around your property

Published on April 28, 2021 at 10:59 AM

Moving home is understandably described as one of the most stressful times of your life. The expense, the pressure, the hope, the admin and the organising; all of it combined can mean you have a really rather difficult period. Once you are in your new property, you will soon feel that it has all been worth it but there are certain measures you can put in place to reduce some of the challenges you will face in this busy time.

Top tips for preparing your property for photos

Published on April 19, 2021 at 12:42 PM

In today’s social media obsessed world, few things are more important than capturing the right picture. But when it comes to selling your home, this has always been the case. If you wish to attract the right sort of buyer and sell your property for the best price, you will need to ensure it is marketed in the right way. As we all know, this starts with a website and whilst websites can be a fantastic digital brochure for your home, the wrong imagery will mean you don’t get any of the interest you need.

Is there a good time to sell your property?

Published on March 31, 2021 at 01:56 PM

Moving house is one of the biggest events any of us will go through in our lifetime. It is usually the largest single purchase we will ever make and of course, our home is the place where we spend most of our time, certainly lately! But with a global pandemic still in the air, financial insecurity for some and a general sense of the magnitude of selling your home, you might question if there is a good time to sell your home.