25
Oct

There was some fuzzy heads Sunday morning from the Church Stretton Team due to a very generous client who sent down a bottle of Champagne and blackcurrent Liqueur as a thank you to the team for all our work involved in a sale. Great to be appreciated and it was very much enjoyed.!!

14
Oct

FOR SALE £525,000 Earliest viewing is recommended of this exquisite, extended and beautifully appointed Detached Country Property occupying a lovely position in the heart of the beautiful North Shropshire Countryside. Please contact our Shrewsbury office for further details 01743 272710

14
Oct

FOR SALE £395,000 On a quiet cul de sac on the edge of the pretty town of Clun is this most spacious detached home with lovely gardens which run down to the River Clun. Call the Carven Arms office to book a viewing 01588 672728

http://www.samuelwood.co.uk/property_sales_details/26566982/1-Riverside-Drive-Clun-Craven-Arms

14
Oct

Eagle Eyed

Eagle-eyed property market watchers may have noticed a change. Certainly those in London will have seen a marked difference from a year ago. The market has done an about turn in favour of buyers. Fewer buyers and more properties available have changed the fortunes of purchasers. What does this mean for the market elsewhere? Well, often where London leads other areas follow.

In a buyers' market purchasers have more choice, negotiate harder and have the luxury of taking their time in finding a new home. There is no need for them to be rushed into quick action.

For sellers this new dynamic will create a different set of questions and decisions. Pricing will be key. So too will property presentation and condition. But one of their biggest decisions will be which estate agent to use. Some might not have sold a property for a long time and there have been many changes. New options are available.

While there was a strong sellers' market low-cost online property listing companies sprang up to cash in when selling property was relatively straightforward. But now things will change. Simply listing a property on a property portal will no longer be enough. Each house or flat will have to be competitively and accurately priced, serious and motivated buyers will have to be found rather than fallen over, and once a sale has been agreed it will take experience and expertise to keep it on track through all the legal, financial and dependent sales complications that are an inevitable part of most property transactions these days. These all take time, tenacity and training - things that the bargain basement operators aren't well equipped for.

Of course one should always look for great value. But sometimes that does not mean the lowest price - or commission in estate agency terms. In estate agency good value means finding the firm that will get the top price from the best buyer, often in the quickest time. Anything else is of no value at all. In fact it is a false economy. It is hoping for the best and that has no place when it comes to selling such a valuable asset.

So if you are selling in what may soon become a buyers' market it is best to shop around and ask your estate agent what he or she will do differently in this different market. Ask what makes one firm better - not cheaper - than another. It is very easy to be the cheapest choice. It takes skill, expertise and sustained performance over many years to be the best choice.

26
Sep
24
Sep

Received some wonderful comments with regards to our viewing lady today. Sounds like she made quite an impression!!!

' what an asset she is to your company lovely lady with expert local knowledge on the area and able to answer all our queries on the area and property, shame she was married she would be perfect for our son!!! '

21
Sep

OPEN DAY** SUNDAY 2ND OCTOBER 10 - 3PM.

DONT MISS OUT, Come along to the open day and view this stylish and sympathetically renovated 2/3 Bedroom Grade II Listed Mid Row Property occupying a pleasing position at the top end of Abbey Foregate, to the outskirts of Shrewsbury Town Centre. PRICE £199,000 For Further details please contact our Shrewsbury office on 01743 272710