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Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2017

There is no doubt that the Internet has simplified the property searching process as one way or another it effectively holds a fairly comprehensive list of all available stock from most of the agents. But it is only a tool – just like the property advertising pages in the local newspaper. In these times of standardisation, efficiency and automation, we still find that people really appreciate personal interaction once they have actually selected properties in which they may be interested from our website or a property portal. Although buyers can search for details any time, any day – and yes, some people have even been known to search for property during working hours, they cannot physically view them unless they can get hold of the agent. This is especially the case where spouses/partners wish to view together, or need a second visit in a more relaxed environment, rather than rushing to see a property during a lunch hour, or in the evening when it may well be dark. So when the time comes for you to consider moving, why not come and have a chat one weekend? ...

How Long Has It Been On The Market?

Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

One of the first things a buyer will ask an estate agent when offered a property is “How long has it been on the market?”, and with good reason. Buying a property is a large transaction and it takes courage to commit to undertake such an apparently huge decision – often with very little support other than pure instinct. One of the most persuasive and apparently reliable indications as to the suitability of a property is to check out whether other people have expressed an interest. There is great comfort in knowing that you are not the only one who would like to buy the property. Once people hear that others have expressed an interest, then everyone seems to want the property, as the power of “social proof” kicks in. This competition can often stimulate a quick sale at a high price, and usually occurs when a property is attractively priced in relation to other properties available for sale and is new to market. Of course the opposite is also true. When the price of a property is overly ambitious, the excitement that should surround a property that is new on the market is reduced, and it can begin to go stale. This is when nobody has made an offer and the property is seen to be repeatedly advertised. When buyers find out that it is no longer new on the market they think “Well nobody else wanted it – perhaps we are making a mistake.” So our advice would be to position your property as one of the best available in its price range from day one. This will prompt interest and encourage asking price offers from qualified buyers. Under your agent’s advice, you should then have a choice of buyer, resulting in a fast, reliable, sale at the highest price the market will pay. ...


Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Showing your home to prospective purchasers can be stressful enough, but children add an extra dimension and their needs should be considered. Moving house might be logical and exciting for an adult, but the fear of the unknown can be upsetting for children. That room or corner of the garden that has been their special place for most of the child’s life is about to be taken away from them, as they are rocketed out of their comfort zone into unknown territory. After you have made the decision to move, child psychologists usually advise telling the children as soon as you can. They are certain to find out one way or another and being up front with them will enable you to manage the process better and stay in control. Parents nevertheless need to be sensitive when discussing the move, and make a point of highlighting the exciting aspects of a new home. Ask your child what they would like to find in their ideal home. They don’t have to have a major influence on your decision, but their apparent involvement in the process will pay dividends. Likewise, if your children regard the move as a positive thing they are more likely to be co-operative when buyers come to view your property. A stress-related temper-tantrum as the buyer walks through your door is to be avoided at all costs! Indeed, no matter how sweet your children may be, they are more likely to be a distraction to a prospective buyer than an advantage. This is one of the many reasons why we always aim to accompany viewings. So our respectful advice is this: ideally, leave the viewing to the trained agent and take the children (and the dog) for a walk! Happy Selling! For more advice on any aspect of your move, please feel free to call us on 01377 252095 for Driffield and 01482 755700 for Beverley. ...

Interest Rate Rise

Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has just announced a rise in the Bank of England base rate of 0.25% - the first increase in over a decade. ...

Secret Agent

Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2017

Many estate agents will flatter you and promote themselves by claiming that they’ll get you the “highest price in the shortest possible time”. This is easy to say, but not so easy for most agents to justify or indeed deliver! Effective property sales involve a combination of great presentation, attractive pricing and effective marketing along with a host of other techniques that facilitate a successful sale. ...

Join Our Team

Posted on Monday, October 9, 2017

Do you have what it takes to join the multi award winning property sales team at Woolley & Parks? Recently judged in the top 5% of UK agents by Rightmove for our exceptional service, client care and results. We are seeking the crème de la crème, those with the desire, drive and passion to succeed. Those who put the customer at the heart of everything they do and those who go the extra mile and back again to succeed and provide an exceptional service. As part of our continued development, growth and expansion we currently have the following vacancies available. ...

It's Not Just About Selling

Posted on Friday, October 6, 2017

Many estate agents put substantial emphasis on their ability to find a buyer, and they highlight this as a primary reason to sell through them. ...

Proactive Approach

Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2017

Estate Agents are generally an up-beat type. Selling property to the right buyer, quickly and at an impressive price requires a “can do, will do” approach that is unlikely to be found in a pessimist. Agents with a positive attitude are more likely to be able to identify opportunities on behalf of our clients. Combine this with a strong focus on proactivity and hard work and results tend to follow. To this end we have found that embracing the following activities pays real dividends in this market: ...

House OR Home

Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2017

"Moving House” may be the term we commonly use, but moving HOME is surely a better description for one of life’s more stressful experiences. Few changes in life, other than a relationship, can stir such emotions. ...

How Serious Is My Buyer?

Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

As the internet has become the first port of call for most prospective buyers, estate agents can feel somewhat swamped with buyers. The issue is not a lack of enquiries, but which of those enquiries will turn out to be serious. ...

Should Have Sold?

Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

We are often asked to look at properties that really should have sold, but haven’t, and we understand the disappointment of vendors whose experience of the sales process has fallen short of their expectations. ...

Agent you Prefer

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

We know that when choosing the right estate agent to sell your property you have a tremendous choice, and, on the surface, most estate agents appear to do pretty much the same thing! ...

Property to Sell?

Property to Sell?

As MULTI AWARD WINNING ESTATE AGENTS We know what it takes to get your home sold at the best possible price; as quickly and as efficiently as possible. If you're serious about moving in 2017 then you should be selling with Woolley & Parks Get in touch below:

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Rudds Yard, Station Road,, Nafferton, Driffield
Nafferton, Driffield YO25 4LS
Beverley road, Hutton Cranswick
Hutton Cranswick YO25 9PQ
Great Kelk, Driffield
Great Kelk, Driffield YO25 8HN