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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.

What is stamp duty and why is now a good time to buy?

Published on March 26, 2021 at 10:30 AM

The press has been awash with many stories of late. Aside from the obvious, there have been others of a more positive nature and one we at Barton Kendal estate agents Rochdale particularly love is the recent boom in the housing market. You might have noticed many people are moving house right now, which could otherwise be seen as surprising given the effects of the global pandemic. Now is a great time to sell your property. It is true that we have had to spend more time at home than ever before so you could be forgiven for thinking this is the reason many people are moving house. But isn’t it a little odd to make such a huge financial change in the midst of a global pandemic? The reality is that there are few better times to buy a new house than right now and it’s all down to stamp duty. Read on to learn more about it…