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our top 3 property selling tips

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how to price your property correctly

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how to generate more viewings

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mistakes to avoid when selling a house

mistakes to avoid when selling a house Selling a property/moving house is a stressful time and FULL of decisions you need to make. In the 15 years I've been helping people move house, I've seen people make terrible mistakes and poor decisions which have ultimately...

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open days for house viewings can be a bad idea

open days for house viewings have been all the rage over the past few years BUT... The property market isn't what it was a few years ago and holding an open days for house viewings can actually be detrimental to the ongoing market... check  out this quick video for...

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6 costly mistakes to avoid when selling your property

Selling a property/moving house is a stressful time and FULL of decisions you need to make. In the 15 years I've been helping people move house, I've seen people make terrible mistakes and poor decisions which have ultimately cost them thousands of pounds and lots of...

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What surgeons and selling your property have in common

Surgeons are great, highly qualified people and can be likened to selling property. You see, when selling property, you need a specialist. This blog is about Selling Property: So let me ask you a question. If you found out tomorrow you needed to have open heart...

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Houses DON’T sell themselves… here’s why

It's hard finding the best estate agent. I've just seen a comment on Facebook that 'Houses sell themselves'... It hurt. It's not true (if it is I've been robbing people for the past 13 years), here's why: They do not value themselves at the correct level to achieve...

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The worrying stats

Estate agents on the whole, tend not to have the best reputation, in fact, 75% of the population don't trust them according to THIS latest research. All too often, property owners make the important decision of which estate agent to instruct, after having simply spent...

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Making an offer on a house

Making an offer on a house? Here's my top advice to ensure it's accepted If there's one thing I know about estate agents, it's that they like an easy life when buyers are making an offer on a house. If you're planning on making an offer on a house, it's CRUCIAL you...

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estate agent contracts

Estate Agent Contracts... Are they fair? When it comes to how to choose an estate agent, the estate agent contracts are a VERY important factor. The reality is that 50% of home sellers end up having to change estate agents because they make the wrong choice in the...

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GetAgent.co.uk… an industry game changer

I'm a MASSIVE fan of getagent.co.uk and what they stand for. I think they are literally going to change the industry. They're all about finding an estate agent you can TRUST and who will do the BEST job in selling your home based on PAST PERFORMANCE. Past performance...

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A few very important things to remember

Firstly, the value of your home isn’t determined by the estate agent’s opinion. It is determined by the buyers, so you should choose an agent who you think is going to maximise the value of the property and discuss the marketing price with you, based on everything...

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VIDEO: Pricing your property to attract MAXIMUM interest

One of the most important aspects to get right when selling a property is the PRICE. Price too low, and you may sell to quick and too cheap. Price to high and you may find yourself stagnating on the market with your property becoming the one that no-one else wants to...

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Advice Series for The London Economic

Perry was recently approached by The London Economic to write a series of advice articles for their readers. CLICK HERE to read his advice on knowing the true value of your property  ...

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Advice Series for The London Economic

Perry was recently approached by The London Economic to write a series of advice articles for their readers. CLICK HERE to read his advice on Choosing the Right Estate Agent.         ...

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Choosing the Right Agent

Choosing the Right Agent Unless you live in a remote area with little competition, it can be very difficult to deduce which estate agent to use, to sell your house.  You may be drawn to the new kid on the block who promises the earth, to the one offering the cheapest...

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Do you know your OIEOs from your POAs?

Do you know your OIEOs from your POAs? Why setting the right marketing price for your property is vital. Have you ever stopped to ask your estate agent exactly why they’ve decided to market your property at a particular price? Not the value itself necessarily (which...

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Advice Series for The London Economic

Perry was recently approached by The London Economic to write a series of advice articles for their readers. CLICK HERE to read his advice on How to Attract More Property Viewings      ...

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How to attract more property viewings

Has your home been languishing on the market for months?  Many clients come to me, exasperated that not only have they not yet received an attractive offer on their property, but that viewing numbers have also dwindled. The harsh reality is that it is the homes that...

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Why I set up the Perry Power Foundation

This year, I set up the Perry Power Foundation and over the past few months, many people have asked me why so I thought I would quickly explain (click here to check out and like the facebook page) To understand why I set it up, you need to understand why I set up...

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The Importance Of Giving Your Agent A Key

Today I am going to explain why it is so important to give your estate agent a key to your property whilst on the market and also answer some common questions as to why some clients aren't comfortable doing so. So why? Well, in this day and age, what with the internet...

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Should your property be on the market over Christmas?

So it's that time of year again. Christmas is fast approaching and before you know it you'll be with your family on Christmas morning opening all your lovely presents. But, if your property remains unsold (or you are thinking of going onto the market) going into the...

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Latest Surrey Property Price Update (December)

Welcome to my December Surrey Property Price Update! House price growth has now hit 13.6% in the last 12 months (October 2013 to October 2014)... Here's a quick snapshot of the facts: Average price changes: Yearly: +13.6% Monthly: +1.1% (0.3% more than the previous...

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Finding a buyer is the easy part…

When I speak to potential clients about selecting an estate agent, I always say that finding a buyer is the easy part, it's what comes next which will determine whether they have selected the right estate agent or not. When I ask them 'why did you chose so and so', I...

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Why you should market your property close to it’s value

Here's a question for you. Imagine your house is worth around £500,000. Should you market at an asking price of £549,950 or a guide price of £500,000? My answer: Market at a guide price of £500,000   Why? Well, a property is only worth what a buyer will pay for...

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Which estate agent should you instruct?

Following on from my previous blog post ‘which estate agents should you call in to value your property’ (read it again here if you missed it). Today I am going to give you some advice on which estate agent to actually instruct to sell your property. This is VERY...

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So which estate agents should you call in?

So, you have decided that you want or need to sell your current property, but how do you decide which estate agent or estate agents to call in to give you a valuation? You may be fortunate and already know exactly who you will call. Maybe a friend has recommended an...

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Whole of market mortgage advisor or direct to your bank?

100% you should use a whole of market mortgage advisor, here's why. I met with my recommended mortgage advisor today for a coffee, Mike Jones (full contact details below). I was telling Mike how I had recently saved a client £10,000 on a property they were buying and...

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Biggest isn’t always best… No really, it isn’t

Today I just wanted to talk you through why biggest isn't always best… in fact, it’s usually quite the opposite when it comes to choosing your estate agent. I recently sold this property (click to see the details). A large 5 bedroom detached house in Dorking, Surrey...

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What if you get an early offer?

If you get your 3P's right, it is fairly likely you will get an offer on your property very early on in the marketing. Don’t be surprised. Remember my flowers and bees analogy? The issue with an early offer is that it sometimes makes you question whether your property...

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For sale board or no for sale board?

If you are on the market trying to sell your property, should you have a for sale board? Yes, you 100% should Now you and I both know that virtually all buyers will search online for a property these days and so many people don’t see the need to have a for sale board...

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Independent vs Corporate Estate Agents

Today I want to give some advice on the pros and cons of using an independent estate agent/agency vs corporate. Ok, so I'm not. What I am going to tell you is why you need to use an independent estate agency (sorry corporate boys and girls, it's true). The reason......

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Evening Standard – Advice to First Time Buyers

Here is Perry Power commenting in the Evening Standards piece giving advice to First Time Buyers in London alongside Sarah Beeney Click here to read the article Perry Power | The Property Sales Specialist P.S. Please share this blog post using the buttons below. Thank...

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How many buyers do you have on your books?

I met with a potential client this evening and one of the things they asked me was, "how many buyers do you have on your books for a property like mine?". My reply was "lots, but I wouldn't want to sell it to one of those initially". This may sound crazy coming from...

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Ask your agent questions that really matter…

I spoke to a potential new client today. She rang me as I was recommended to her by a friend and she wanted to know more about how I could help her move house. She was in a very tough position as she was due to be repossessed in a couple of months time and was...

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