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Sep 4 2017

Back from Holidays!

Well,  it's September now, and that means the kids go back to school and us  older kids go back to work. Whilst the former bemoan arising and donning  uniforms, the latter are often happy that the  summer stretch is over, despite  long evenings  getting shorter and  shorter. Although, we might be able to cram in the odd barbecue before  autumn truly strikes!

We've  had a busy month for August, which offers some consolation and  compensation for the number of rainy days we had! With lots of people  back from holiday, the focus is now on beating the Christmas  deadline, whether you're buying or selling. It's important to take  action sooner rather than later, as we can guarantee that the next 4  months are going to fly by, and probably feel like just a few weeks,  especially with the Christmas rush blurring into the  tails of  bonfire night and halloween  just as the ‘back to school’  promotions end!

If you  are thinking of selling your home, or have been for a while, it's  definitely a good idea to get the ball rolling in a number of different  areas. Speaking to a good, reputable, independent  and local estate agent is really a great first step. A local property  expert should be able to give you a good sense of the demand for  properties like yours in the area, and in our experience we often have  suitable and ready buyers who are waiting for early  notification of properties that are coming to the market.

Of  course, if you're putting your property on the market, you've probably  come to terms with the fact that when it sells, you will have to move!  Many of us will have experienced moving house,  and some of us may have even done a 'last minute' move, and recognise  how needlessly stressful this can be. Having had that experience and  helped thousands of people move house over our three decades in  business, we have seen that those who start preparation  early can avoid much disturbance and stress. 

Think  about clearing attics, upstairs storage areas and in general anywhere  that has a lot of stuff that doesn't get used regularly. Clearing and  sorting through these things early will save a  job that would otherwise need doing during 'move' week. Get your home  ready for viewings; this means de-cluttering and packing away items,  refreshing paintwork, and sorting the garden; which will help to give  your property the appeal it deserves.

So, if  you take away one piece of advice from us – get started now if you want  to beat the Christmas deadline, as it will creep up sooner than you  think! Come and chat to us at Rolfe East whether  you're selling,letting, buying or renting, we'll get the kettle on!

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