How do you make your house more appealing before a buyer has even walked through your front door?


Psychologists say that we make up our minds about a person within the first few seconds of meeting them, and the same is true when a potential buyer views a house – in fact it’s possible that a prospective purchaser will have more or less made up their mind about a property before they’ve even walked through the front door, so making sure the first impression is the right one is all important.

It’s often suggested that having the smell of coffee floating through the air or having lots of mirrors in the property (so the buyer can literally see themselves living there) can help put an offer on the table, but not much is said about the immediate exterior, which could in reality be what makes or breaks the sale of your property.

The key is to think like a buyer. Get inside their head and see your home through their eyes, starting with before they’ve even left their own.

Pre Viewing
Even before a potential buyer has come to see your house, the first thing they are likely to do is view photos of your property online. Even the look of the outside of your house can put someone off or draw them in. So take a photo of your house as it is and ask yourself “what do you see?” Have a look at current listings to check the quality of photography by the agent coming to value your property. If it isn’t up to scratch, consider using a different agent, as it could mean the difference between ten viewings and none. Always use photos taken on a sunny day, the light will make your property look much more appealing.

In tomorrow's post, I'll be talking about the importance of 'pavement appeal'. If you would like any help on making that all important first impression, give me a call on 0115 9629770 and I’d be more than happy to help. I look forward to hearing from you.

Phil Wardle, Sales Manager - Striving to treat every property as if it is our own.

 

 

 

Nottingham Residential Property Market comment May 2014

In general, despite two Bank Holidays and school half-term holidays, May has been a busy month with increased activity in both Lettings & Homesales.

After a fairly sluggish start to the year, the rental market has now had two strong months on the bounce, which is  soaking-up any over-supply that built-up during a quiet February & March. Rental prices are creeping up a little in a few areas, but in general there isn’t a lot of movement in price year-on-year.

Over the past 3 or 4 years, June has been one of the better months of the year and normally kicks-off the rush into the summer, so we are anticipating a busy next few weeks as people try to get their new homes organised before their holidays.

In line with national media coverage, Home sales are dramatically improved compared to a few years ago. That said, the property bubble that is the current media obsession, is not particularly the case in and around Nottingham. Prices are starting to rise in most areas, but in many the rise is very modest, and it still leaves the property value lagging far behind where it would have been in 2007.

There are a far greater number of buyers in the market, but they are being stifled by a shortage of supply.  Inevitably, the shortage is meaning that sellers can ask more for what they are trying to sell, but we are still finding that buyers aren’t getting carried away and over-priced properties still aren’t selling.

Jonathan Detheridge from GO Property Services comments "In Nottingham, there is still a shortage of core first time buyers coming to the market, which is resulting in the prices of some traditional terraced properties and small flats still being depressed. Hopefully, as the economy stabilses and the job market continues to improve, more first time buyers will have the confidence to return to the market". 


GO Property Services Ltd sell, let & manage property across Nottinghamshire. The company is independent & in 2013 celebrated our 10 year anniversary. We are licensed by ARLA & the NAEA, and offer a high quality service that is competitively priced.

Landlords Responsibility for Legionella Control.

In 2013 The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) revised it's approved code of practice (ACOP) regarding the control of Legionnaires Disease. Legionella are bacteria commonly found in natural water systems (e.g. rivers and lakes) and artificial water systems (e.g. storage tanks, pipe work, taps and showers).  The bacteria is usually associated with large water systems such as those found in leisure facilities, hotels and hospitals and regular and stringent checks are carried out to monitor these types of water systems. This revision to ACOP has removed the previous 300 litre water system limit, meaning that the legislation now applies to all premises with a water system and therefore residential property is included.  

Under the new revision, as a landlord you need to take suitable precautions to prevent and control the risk of exposure to legionella. To identify the risks in your water system you, or a competent person who understands your water systems and any associated equipment, should establish possible exposure to legionella risks. When assessing the risk consider the following:
1. Are there possible areas where stagnant water could be present, e.g. pipes to a washing machine no longer used?
If yes, what should I do about it?
Remove the redundant pipe work
2. Is there any debris in the water system such as rust or sludge (typically a problem with old metal cisterns)?
If yes, what should I do about it?
Make sure water cisterns are covered, insulated, clean and free of debris.
3. Are there infrequently used outlets, e.g. showers or taps in 2nd bathrooms?
If yes, what can I do about it?
Periodically run taps and showers. We will give your tenants information about preventing Legionnaires. They will be responsible for regularly flushing taps and showers and keeping them free from lime scale.
It is important keep a record of the findings of any assessment and any associated works. It is also important to review the assessment periodically in case anything changes in your system. If you are unsure of the risks or cannot be sure that your water system is not contaminated with Legionella, you should seek advice from a professional or contact us.    
More information can be found in the following HSE publications
Legionnaires’ disease - The control of legionella bacteria in water systems - http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l8.pdf
Legionnaires’ disease - A brief guide for dutyholders - http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg458.pdf

GO Property Services Ltd sell, let & manage property across Nottinghamshire. The company is independent & in 2013 celebrated our 10 year anniversary. We are licensed by ARLA & the NAEA, and offer a high quality service that is competitively priced.

Landlords were again reminded last week to be careful who they choose to manage their property when a Letting Agent specialising in housing benefit lost £400,000 of rent paid to them on behalf of their tenants.

London Housing Solutions (LHS)  based in Essex are thought to owe money to over 100 landlords, some dating back as far as July last year, a Channel 4 News investigation has revealed.

As managing agents, LHS have been paid the money in rent on behalf of tenants by several councils across London & the south east. The money should have been paid to the landlords minus their management fee, however, nearly half a million pounds cannot be accounted for, and LHS now appears to have closed down leaving tenants worried about losing their homes.

As Licensed ARLA Letting Agents, GO Property Services today urge landlords to be careful who they retain to manage their properties. Jonathan Detheridge from GO Property Services commented “Anyone can start up a Letting Agency tomorrow without any training or qualification. This case highlights the need for councils to check that the right person is ultimately getting the money they are paying out, and, it sends out a clear message that landlords should be using Licensed Agents that have client money protection insurance in place.”

Giles Peaker, a partner in the housing and public law team at Anthony Gold Solicitors in London, said there was "nothing at all" to stop companies disappearing with hundreds of thousands of pounds of housing benefits. "It's simple to set up and one of these companies can simply go bust and the money vanishes," he said. "There's no way to get that money back without great difficulty."

As an ARLA licensed agent, GO Property Services are required to have passed the ARLA Technical Award & have to file an annual financial report that has to be completed by an accountancy firm that is a member of the ICAEW or ACCA.  

Find out more about this story here.

GO Property Services Ltd sell, let & manage property across Nottinghamshire. The company is independent & in 2013 celebrated our 10 year anniversary. We are licensed by ARLA & the NAEA, and offer a high quality service that is competitively priced.

Avid Rightmovers will have noticed the addition of Home Ideas to the site. This clever use of properties already loaded to the portal gives some very good ideas for anybody looking to present their house to sell, without subscribing to an expensive Lifestyle magazine.

You can search by room types, colour themes, or even drill down to specifics like ovens, fireplaces, or showers. Or, if staircases are the thing that floats your boat, the Stairporn pages are the ones for you. www.rightmove.co.uk/home-ideas/stairporn

With agents across the country reporting an uplift in enquiries, its only a matter of time before home-staging becomes all the rage again. This new use of data already on the Rightmove website is the perfect place to keep yourself ahead of the curve. Or not, as the case may be!?

GO Property Services Ltd sell, let & manage property across Nottinghamshire. The company is independent & in 2013 celebrated our 10 year anniversary. We are licensed by ARLA & the NAEA, and offer a high quality service that is competitively priced. 

GO Property Services this month harnessed a new driving force to promote its service across Greater Nottingham – by advertising on Nottingham City Transport buses.
Launching in February the GO Bus Ads are running on routes out of the city along Hucknall Road and Mansfield Road spreading the message to landlords, tenants and people thinking of buying or selling.

Jonathan Detheridge of GO Property Services commented “We’re really excited by the bus ads. The housing market across Nottingham is starting to show solid signs of recovery, and enquiries are up by more than 80% year-on-year. It’s great to be able to support public transport in the city whilst at the same time spreading the word about what we do further out of town”

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The government Help to Buy scheme, launched in October, is assisting 1st time buyers back to the market when previously they may not have been able to access a mortgage without a very large deposit. With property prices in Nottingham lower than many similar sized cities across the country, homeownership is now a real possibility for people that have been effectively barred from the market since 2008.

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GO Property Services Ltd sell, let & manage property across Nottinghamshire. The company is independent & in 2013 celebrated our 10 year anniversary. We are licensed by ARLA & the NAEA, and offer a high quality service that is competitively priced.

Thursday May 15th sees the return of the East Midlands Landlords & Letting Agents EXPO to East Midlands Conference Centre (on the Nottingham University Campus) 

The EXPO brings landlords, agents and trade suppliers from across the East Midlands together under one roof for one day in this FREE event. After a staggering response to the 1st EXPO in 2013, the show promises to be even bigger for 2014.

On the day there will be over 70 exhibitors, FREE prize draws, a live property auction from Graham Penny, a networking lunch, and chance to put questions to local authorities across the region.

GO Property Services will be exhibiting with ARLA again this year we'll be running a competition to win a tenant! Yes, thats right, not an ipad, or a gadget for the house that you dont really need, you can win a shiny new tenant!* 

Organised by East Midlands Property Owners (EMPO) the regions largest Landlords Association, the EXPO is a great opportunity to keep up to date with developments in the private rented sector.

(*In the interests of clarity: In our FREE to enter competion the winner will recieve a voucher entitling them to try our highly commended Comprehensive Tenant Placement service completely free of charge. T's & C's will obviously apply. To find out more, come and see us on stand 43 & 44)

Find out more about the EXPO here

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Bank of England data reports a 20% jump in mortgage approvals in 2013. Home loans approved in 2013 grew to 734,000, up from £612,000 in 2012. The mortgage growth data mirrors sentiment across the country, which is finally starting to see growth in the number of For Sale boards turning to Sold after several years in the doldrums.

“In Nottingham, 2013 saw a marked increase in completions compared to previous years and there was a noticeable increase in enquiries, particularly during the 2nd half of the year. The government backed Help to Buy scheme certainly increased interest and the great news is that it has started to bring 1st time buyers back to the market after quite a lengthy absence” comments Jonathan Detheridge from GO Property Services.

2014 promises to be an interesting year with unemployment dropping and the economy showing solid signs of recovery its anticipated that approvals will continue to grow.

See the full story here  

GO Property Services Ltd sell, let & manage property across Nottinghamshire. The company is independent & in 2013 celebrated our 10 year anniversary. We are licensed by ARLA & the NAEA, and offer a high quality service that is competitively priced.

 

LETTINGS NEGOTIATOR. GO Property Services is expanding, presenting an excellent career opportunity for the right person to flourish in our office on Hucknall Road in Nottingham.

We hire for attitude over qualifications, you must however, be able to demonstrate an ability to negotiate sales, build relationships with colleagues and clients, and deliver exceptional levels of customer service.

The position would ideally suit an experienced sales person who is a well organised and an excellent communicator with a good working knowledge of the local area.

The role will include:

Making the most of every letting enquiry. Arranging and conducting viewings in the Greater Nottingham area. Negotiating lets with prospective tenants and liaising with landlords.

Key Requirements

Confident outgoing personality

Exceptional communication skills

Proven sales ability

Relationship building skills

Integrity

Good keyboard skills, including the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Flexible working hours (normal hours: 9.00am to 5.30pm with one late start/finish a week (10.30am - 7pm), two late starts/finishes a week during the busier summer period + one in four saturday mornings.

Car ownership (for probationary period) and a full driving licence are essential.

Benefits

Competitive salary and bonus scheme

Company car (after probation period)

On the job training plus support to obtain ARLA qualification

5 weeks paid holiday + your birthday off.

Company mobile phone

Company medical scheme

Company pension

Salary negotiable depending on experience

If you would like to be considered for the position, please send your CV and covering letter describing your previous experience and why you think you are the right person for the job. Or, drop it in to us here at:

GO Property Services Ltd

2B-4B Hucknall Road

Nottingham

NG5 1AB


GO Property Services Ltd sell, let & manage property across Nottinghamshire. The company is independent & this year celebrated our 10 years anniversary. We are ARLA & NAEA licensed, and offer a high quality service that is competitively priced.

The government recently announced it was pulling forward the second stage of its Help to Buy scheme. “The scheme was launched last week, and we believe it will be great help to 1st time buyers that have all but been excluded from home-ownership since the credit crunch in 2008” commented Phil Wardle from GO Property Services.

Even though property sales are beginning to recover, there is still a dearth of first time buyers that traditionally form a sizable part of a healthy housing market. Interest in the scheme is already high, and banks participating in it have reported an increase in appointments from buyers wanting to discuss mortgage applications. It’s anticipated that most of those taking advantage of this scheme will be first time buyers, but it is available to anyone wanting to move up the property ladder as it can be used to purchase properties up to £600,000 in value. However the scheme cannot be used to buy a second home.

Basically, the process of applying for a mortgage will be exactly the same as before, and applicants will still need all the relevant documents to prove eligibility for the loan. The main difference is that a 5% deposit will be sufficient to secure a mortgage at competitive interest rates. Before, buyers with small deposits had been excluded from the market completely, or had been penalised with higher interest rates.

The government’s part in this is to guarantee the mortgage. Anyone interested in Help to Buy should talk to GO Property Services today to see if we can help. It is anticipated that Help to Buy will really come to the fore in the New Year, so we’re particularly interested in speaking to vendors of starter homes who may now find that they could be in a position to sell.

If you’re in the market to buy, or sell, call Phil Wardle at GO Property Services today on 0115 9629770, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you are a Nottingham landlord then you will already have heard quite a bit about the introduction of new House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) regulations. The casual bystander would probably assume anything to eliminate rogue landlords would be a good thing, but a closer look makes it easy to see why just about every landlord in the city is against this scheme.
According to the council, the scheme has been introduced to try to improve the quality of the private rental sector (PRS) in Nottingham, in particular for HMOs. The PRS accounts for 23% of homes within the city, and HMOs make up around a quarter of that figure. This is quite a large percentage, and even though the council acknowledges there are many well maintained homes operated by excellent landlords within this sector, it feels some homes are badly managed, have poor amenities and are overcrowded. Instead of tackling the few landlords at fault, it has decided to penalise the law-abiding majority who work hard to provide tenants with decent housing.
Three storey HMOs with more than five tenants have been licensed since 2006, and this new scheme will include most HMOs that are covered under the 2004 Housing Act. It is estimated that the scheme will affect approximately 3,200 HMOs in areas including Arboretum, Lenton, Radford, Hyson Green, Sneinton and The Meadows.
Landlords affected by this scheme are vowing to fight it. The council claimed most people were in favour of it, but dissenters point out that only 650 people responded with their thoughts on the scheme. Landlords will have to pay a one-off fee of nearly £1000 for the scheme which comes into force on 1st January next year, and which is due to run for five years.
It is easy to see why landlords in Nottingham are up in arms about having to pay another fee, not to mention the hassle that will inevitably be involved with the whole process.
Jonathan Detheridge of GO Property Services comments:
“Without wishing to seem too skeptical, this extension to licensing looks far more about raising revenue and employing more bureaucrats than it is about raising housing standards.  Nottingham City Council are inherently anti-landlord and are completely deluded about the sort of people that will want to rent the vacant houses their policies are creating. You have to question the council’s motives when rather than tackle rogue landlords using the powers they already have, the council is instead choosing to concentrate its efforts on introducing yet more lucrative red tape. With rent rises already affecting many households in the city, this further increase will not help”

EXCELLENT CAREER OPPORTUNITY. GO Property Services is expanding, presenting an excellent career opportunity for the right person to flourish in our office on Hucknall Road in Nottingham.

We hire for attitude over qualifications, and though experience in lettings is desirable, it is not essential. You must, however, be able to demonstrate an ability to deliver a high level of customer service. The position would ideally suit a well organised communicator with a good working knowledge of the local area.

The role will include:

Dealing with tenancy applications, liaising with landlords and tenants, arranging maintenance and conducting viewings and property inspections in the city and surroundings areas.

Key Requirements

Confident outgoing personality with strong communication skills

Good problem solving skills

Integrity

Good keyboard skills, including the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Flexible working hours

Car ownership and a full driving licence are essential

Benefits

Competitive Salary

On the job training plus support to obtain ARLA qualification

5 weeks paid holiday + your birthday off.

Company mobile phone

Mileage allowance

Bonus Scheme

Company Pension

Salary negotiable depending on experience

If you would like to be considered for the position, please send your CV and covering letter describing your previous experience and why you think you are the right person for the job to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or, drop it in to us at our office at 2b-4b Hucknall Road, Nottingham, NG5 1AB

GO Property Services Ltd sell, let & manage property across Nottinghamshire. The company is independent & this year celebrated our 10 years anniversary. We are ARLA & NAEA licensed, and offer a high quality service that is competitively priced.

Another great result for Carrington Primary’s football team last week as the team walked away with a runaway victory, trashing their opponents 8 goals to nil. Whilst pushing forward to get some great goals, the team were steadfast in defence resulting in a clean sheet for Carrington. The young squad were thrilled to bits with the result and can’t wait for their next game.

 

The team is sponsored by local property experts, GO Property Services, who are based on Hucknall Road next to Natwest Bank. And just like Carrington Primary, they’re a winning team. GO strive to treat every property as if it were their own. This ethos helps them provide one of the best letting and estate agency services there is. More information can be found on their website.

 

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Demand for buy-to-let property is back with a bang if attendance at the first East Midlands Landlord & Letting Agent Expo is anything to go by. The exhibition, the first one organized by local landlords association EMPO, saw over 700 visitors pack into East Midlands Conference Centre at Nottingham University. The exhibition represented the biggest free event for landlords in the East Midlands and was aimed at landlords, letting agents, property investors and anyone considering entering the market.

 

Throughout the day visitors benefited from an extensive programme of seminars and guest speakers from over 50 exhibitors offering a wealth of advice and professional expertise. ‘Interest in our stand was overwhelming’, commented Jonathan Detheridge from GO Property Services. ‘All our staff were non-stop throughout the day, offering property advice and information to landlords and visitors. We were exhibiting in conjunction with the Association of Residential Lettings Agents ,and it was great to hear that the vast majority of landlords were looking to expand their portfolio. The event can only be described as a resounding success and a really positive sign of the strength of today’s lettings market in Nottingham’.

 

Added interest and buzz was provided by Graham Penny’s monthly residential property auction moving from their usual home at Nottingham’s Racecourse to the Expo for the day. ‘Interest in the auction was strong and many of the winning bidders came to see us afterwards to discuss our services. Our mission is simple, we strive to treat every property as it it was our own. Our systems set us apart from the competition, helping us provide one of the best lettings services there is. Whether you're a new or veteran landlord, you’ll be delighted by the service provided at GO’.

More information about the services offered at GO Property Services can be found on our website.

GO Property Services backs SAFEagent Kitemark

 

The SAFEagent kitemark was launched to help landlords and tenants eliminate the risk of falling victim to potential fraud. The scheme aims to protect tenants and landlords as the mark denotes that an agent operates a Client Money Protection Scheme. This means that all funds (such as rents and deposits, are dealt with ‘properly’ using defined accounting standards and that these funds are kept separate from the operating funds of the firm. It’s also a mark that such funds are insured should they be misused by an agent.
   
Statistics show that home ownership is in decline as more people are turning to the private rented sector for their homes. Director Andrew Sainsbury said: ‘Many are not in a position to buy their own homes and will continue to rent for years to come. It’s therefore very important to choose a letting agent with whom you know your money is protected. Registered SAFEagents like us offer this assurance, and also prove a commitment to professional business practices. Few would book a holiday with a travel agent who was not properly registered, but it makes even more sense to use a properly registered letting agent in the rental market, where the stakes are far higher.’

 

The kitemark makes it far easier for landlords and tenants to differentiate between the good, the bad and the plain ugly among letting agents. Only agencies which are guaranteed to safeguard client money will be able to display it. After the government shelved plans for a mandatory licensing scheme, anybody or any organisation can set up as a letting agent without any experience or qualifications. As the rental market continues to grow, it leaves the door open for more unethical operators to enter. To join the SAFEagent scheme, companies have to meet strict criteria to be accredited and be allowed to display the kitemark of reassurance. GO Property Services is encouraging as many agencies as possible to sign up to the scheme.
   
John Midgley, chair of SAFEagent steering group, said: ‘We want every person who is looking to rent or let a property to 'play it safe' and be aware that they can protect their money’.
   
More information about the scheme can be found on the SAFEagent website

According to tenancy referencing firm, HomeLet, rents now average £777 per month across the UK, though there are large regional differences.  For instance, HomeLet says that rents in Greater London rose by 6.7% over the past year and now stand at £1224 per month in comparison with the North East which is paying a monthly average of £512.

HomeLet’s Ian Fraser said ‘Greater London has seen a greater annual increase in average rents than anywhere else in the UK. In contrast, our data shows that tenants living in the capital have only seen their income increase by an average of 0.8%. Therefore, when the 6.7% increase in renting a home is combined with the 2.7% increase in inflation, the budgets of tenants in the capital appear to be strained more than ever.

Rents tend to increase towards the summer months and with a stunted supply of properties entering the private rented sector, we could see higher increases than normal this summer in the most popular areas’, said Andrew Sainsbury, Director at GO Property Services.  ‘Increasing rents are great news for landlords, but squeezed budgets can sometimes lead to unwanted rent arrears.  Our unique Property Management System means we are on top of rent arrears from day one and we have an arrears record our competitors are very envious of.  For landlords wanting the ultimate security though, we offer tailored Landlord Rent Guarantee’s which covers the rent in unfortunate circumstances e.g. where the tenant loses their job, so we have all bases covered.’

If you would like to discuss the benefits of a Landlord Rent Guarantee in more detail, please call our office on 0115 9629770 or more information can be found here.

Following a somewhat cold and snowy start to the year, GO Property Services will be giving a warm welcome at their annual Property Surgery which is being held on Saturday 2nd March. If you are looking at moving house, buying-to-let or possibly want advice about renting your property, then there will be a friendly face on hand to talk you through today’s rollercoaster market.

So, for a cup of coffee and a biscuit and an informal chat about all things Property, come on down to GO Property Services at the bottom of Hucknall Road (we’re next to the Nat West Bank), anytime between 9.30am to 2pm.

As a little incentive, if you book a valuation on the day, there will be special offers on all of our homesales & lettings packages.

If you are considering moving house but all of the costs are holding you back, there may be an option that could help you get moving?

GO D.I.Y is a new homesales package from GO Property Services that looks after all the marketing of your property, but then puts you in control of the deal once the viewings start.

Phil Wardle from GO explains more, “GO D.I.Y will appeal to homeowners that want to save themselves a bit of money by handing the sale of their home themselves. We’ll market their home professionally in all the important places, like Rightmove & Zoopla, and we’ll send any interested parties direct to the seller, who can then agree a price. Unlike a lot of web based offers, the GO D.I.Y option gives sellers a full professional marketing package from a local estate agency with a Shop Front presence".

With GO D.I.Y there is no commission to pay on completion. Instead there is fee of £495 + vat which is paid in advance.

For this you get:

  • Property Appraisal and Valuation
  • ‘For Sale’ Board
  • Wide-Angle Marketing Photos
  • Drafting of Marketing Particulars
  • Advertising on Rightmove, Zoopla, Prime Location and more
  • The option to upgrade to a full service package at any stage should you wish to.

 If you want your property to stand out from the crowd, you could choose to have a floor plan added or make your property a ‘Premium Listing’ on all of the websites.

 To get the ball rolling and arrange a property appraisal and valuation, call GO Property Services on 0115 9629770.

As it’s Movember, the month formerly known as November, and the boys at GO Property Services Ltd are doing their bit to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer by growing a wonderful array of fine bushy moustaches.

Competition in the office is bristling with a variety of styles being showcased to suit all tastes (or not, as the case may be!) Phil Wardle is going for ‘the Borat’, Jonathan has cultivated the beginning of an excellent ‘Trucker’, James is growing a very dashing ‘David Niven’, and Thomas is staying good to the name and has plumped for the ‘Magnum’.

Andrew Sainsbury

We’ve also strong-armed one of our suppliers, Complete Property Support, to join in. Andrew Sainsbury is growing a   ‘David Cameron’ (see picture) and Kevin is making fabulous progress on what is perhaps best described as a ‘YMCA’

Visitors are forgiven for mistakenly thinking that they have waked in to an office 1970’s throwbacks and we’re happy to receive any donations for our efforts.

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

There’s not often that you can get away with looking a bit of a plonker for a whole month and raise money along the way, so we think it is a cause well worth supporting.

You can keep a check on our progress on a facebook page, and we'd be glad of any donations that you feel you could make. Sponsorship can be made in person at our office, or here at our official Movember team page.

 

GO Property Services will be supporting a new exhibition aimed at residential landlords across the East Midlands. The 1st East Midlands Landlords Expo will take place on the 19th March 2013 at the East Midlands Conference Centre at Nottingham University.

The event is free to enter and will have over 40 exhibitors, guest speakers & seminars, and there will be a live Property Auction from Graham Penny Auctioneers on the day.

GO are pleased to be supporting this new initiative and we will be flying the flag as local ARLA licenced agents on the day.

Find out more about the East Midlands Landlords Expo here

 

 

About GO Property Services Ltd

GO Property Services are an independent estate agent providing a friendly and personal service.

GO have a reputation for providing honest and experienced property advice, and whether you’re looking to sell or rent your property you will be looked after with great care by one of their ARLA or NAEA qualified professionals. Find out more at www.go-property-services.co.uk

 

Media reports of a slow-down in the house sales market are true but not exactly an enormous surprise, afterall autumn is traditionally the time that agents get a breather after a busy summer. This year is no different but the encouraging news is that the slowdown hasn’t started until September, compared to the previous two years when business seemed to be done and dusted as early as July!

Enquiries from potential new sellers has dropped considerably over the past two months and we expect this to continue right through to the New Year. However, this makes it the perfect time to do the leg-work if you’re planning a move in 2013.

If you are considering selling your property, now is the perfect time to arrange a FREE no obligation valuation from your local independent licensed estate agent. GO Property Services would be happy to assess your property’s selling potential and we may be able to make a few suggestions of improvements that could help you find a buyer in the New Year.

Phil Wardle from GO comments “Following the same pattern as the last 2 years, we think January is going to be all important with motivated buyers hitting the internet straight after Christmas to see what has come to market”

2012 has been GO Property Services best year to date and with home sales up 50% year on year, and the majority of homes listed finding new owners, GO are developing a reputation for selling what we advertise, rather than just listing hundreds of properties in the hope that some of them sell!

The GO ethos is to maintain a strong focus on customer service and go the extra mile. The sale of an ex-rental property that completed in August took almost five months to complete, and was only successful due to the tenacity of our team. The vendor subsequently wrote the following testimonial: “GO Property Services acted as agent for my property for several years. They dealt with all the tenant’s problems, arranged repairs when necessary and handled every aspect of the property’s management. When it came to selling the property recently, they did that for me too – overcoming all the difficulties and obstacles quickly, efficiently and without fuss. I really can’t recommend them highly enough.”

If you’re thinking of selling in 2013, talk to your local NAEA Licensed Estate Agent soon to make sure you’re ready to hit the market in the New Year. You can call us on 0115 9629770 to arrange a free valuation or drop us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll give you a call back.

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