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As the Coronavirus Pandemic continues, we understand that it may be confusing for home movers and landlords in Huddersfield, whether buying, selling or renting.
New measures are being introduced regularly, including the new three-tier system currently being rolled out in an attempt to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
These measures are based on a system aimed at simplifying restrictions and to enable local lockdowns to be put in place depending on Coronavirus infections per region.
New advice released by the Government allows Huddersfield Sales & Lettings to remain open and property viewings to take place. However, we encourage virtual viewings, and we have strict bookings, viewings and social distancing guidelines in place for physical viewings, along with the stringent requirement for PPE to be worn to minimise health risks and to ensure the safety of our clients and staff at all times.
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Guest post from Interior Designer
Having just completed the interior design for a recently sold property in Huddersfield from top to bottom, I was recently asked “What’s your go-to colour?”
My immediate and resolute response: “Grey.”
This admission was met with open-mouths and incredulous stares as I was advised in no uncertain terms that ‘grey’ is not a colour that should even be considered as a ‘go-to’, simply because it’s just so boring. So boring in fact that it’s almost invisible.
But I don’t think it’s boring. In fact, if ‘grey’ could talk, I think it would be quietly non-judgmental. Rather down to earth, and a fantastic listener. It has a presence. It says, “I mean business”.
And it seems that grey does have many supporters particularly in interior design circles where it is the shade of the moment with no signs of it fading.
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Buying a house in Huddersfield is likely to be the most expensive purchase you will ever make. Yet the decision to make an offer on something worth hundreds of thousands of pounds is made, on average, in just 25 minutes. Some people can spend longer than that deciding whether to purchase a £49 pair of shoes!
So, as the buying decision is usually made with such speed, it’s vital that when viewing a property you ask your estate agent as many questions as possible in order to make an informed decision and avoid the dreaded “I wish I’d asked…..” scenario.
Whilst a property may indeed have the ‘wow factor’, sweeping you off your feet as you cross the threshold, don’t be blinkered by the aesthetics of a property. Instead delve deeper and consider asking the following questions:
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Take the right viewpoint when setting your Huddersfield home up for a sale
They say that when you meet people you have not met before, first impressions make a difference. Similarly, they also say kerb appeal for a property on the market is really important.
Why? Because you want a potential buyer to get the right feeling from the very start. If your house looks unloved, it’s unlikely that even those with imagination will see past the clutter and the grime.
After all, you’re trying to sell your property in Huddersfield and move on, so of course you want people to like your house and put an offer in. This will help you move forward more quickly and that’s what you want, particularly if you have seen a new house you want to be in for the next chapter of your life.
So, what can you do?
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Whether you’re selling your home in Huddersfield or looking to rent or buy, choosing a great estate agent is a hugely important part of the process. Pick the right agent and your transaction is much more likely to go off without a hitch. You’ll be able to find the house of your dreams or get your property off the market much more quickly.
The question is, how do you distinguish between a great estate agent and a mediocre one? It can be hard to tell at the initial stage when the agent will be on their best behaviour trying to pitch their services to you. Luckily, there are some signs to look out for. Read on to find out how to spot a great estate agent: