After the great success of last year’s event we are pleased to announce the return of ‘The Property Advice Evening’ for 2016, hosted by The Personal Property Shop, estate agents in Bishop’s Stortford, and sponsored by Insight Private Finance, independent mortgage advisors in Harlow! If you’re planning on selling your property in Bishop’s Stortford (or the surrounding areas) in the next year or so then this is THE event to attend. We’ll have a fantastic line up of guest speakers, sharing their knowledge and expertise on various aspects of selling your property, with the common aim of helping you sell your Bishop’s Stortford property for the best price, in the shortest time frame too.
The event will once again be held at Bishop’s Stortford Football Club and arrival is from 6:30pm with the guest speakers beginning at 7pm. We’ll have food and refreshments served and the event is totally free of charge to attend – you just need to register for your free ticket via our website.
Who will be attending The Property Advice Evening?
Amanda Green – Property By Design
One of the most important ways of getting the best price for your property when you sell, is the presentation of your home. It’s something us estate agents talk about a lot, but buyers are renowned for having very little imagination – I’m even guilty myself! When a property is immaculately presented, homely, modern, de-cluttered and nicely decorated, you can’t help but fall in love with it. Putting the effort in before you sell can increase your home’s value by as much as 15% so it’s well worth investing in the advice of a professional ‘home stager’ or interior designer before you put your property on the market. Of course, a free home staging consultation is something we offer all new clients free of charge as we see the value in spending time on a property’s presentation.
Our home stager, Amanda will share her top tips for presenting your home before you put it on the market. From de-cluttering, to adding colour and from arranging your furniture in the best way to how to accessorise – she’ll cover every aspect that you need to have a perfectly presented property. Even if you’re not planning on moving right away, her interior design background means all home owners can benefit.
David Horder – Lensflair Photography
Probably the next most important aspect when selling your Bishop’s Stortford property is in the photography. Nowadays, 99% of all buyers turn to the internet to find their next home – via either Rightmove or Zoopla. Buyers have the freedom to browse property particulars and decide which ones to bother viewing and which ones to ignore. Therefore, it’s more important than ever that your property photos are top class! Poor photos lead to few viewings and often lead to vendors reducing their asking price over time. Professional, high quality property photos means you’ll attract maximum interest from the start and often sell it for a much higher price.
What do you do if you’re not happy with your estate agent’s photos? Then professional photographer David will teach you how to take your own professional quality property photos! Photographing your rooms from the best angle, at the right height and in the best light are all key to professional looking property photos.
Sarah Watson – Watson Legal
Perhaps the most stressful part of the home selling and buying process can be the conveyancing process. Emotions can run high when it comes to dealing with the sale of your property but it needn’t be stressful or fraught with the right solicitor. Watson Legal is a new type of law firm in Bishop’s Stortford and like us, trying to break our industry stereotypes by being different and taking a refreshing approach. Sarah, solicitor and owner of Watson Legal, will be sharing her top tips for speeding up the legal process when selling your property and how to avoid delays. She’ll also share advice on what to look for when choosing the right solicitor to deal with your home sale or purchase.
Christopher Stewart – Rightmove
As we’ve already mentioned, most buyers now turn to the internet when looking for a new property. As a property seller you simply can’t afford for your home NOT to be advertised on the major property portals, with Rightmove leading the way as the UK’s top property advertising platform. Chris will be sharing advice on how to construct the perfect Rightmove listing. If your property is currently on the market and not yet sold, then he’ll help you with what to look for in your estate agent’s listing and things that you can change to increase your viewings. He’ll also be teaching you how to value your own property using Rightmove’s ‘house prices’ tool and much much more.
You’ll also hear from our sponsors for the evening – Insight Private Finance based in Harlow. Insight are a group of independent mortgage advisors and have many years’ experience in helping buyers and sellers to get the best possible rates on their new mortgage, as well as offering invaluable financial advice to help you make the most of your money. Joe from Insight will be sharing tips on how to get the best rate on your new mortgage and tips on re-mortgaging too.
That sounds amazing! How do I get my ticket?
Simply head over to our events page and click the register button for The Property Advice Evening. You can have as many free tickets as you wish and please feel free to invite family and friends too. There are 200 tickets available so the more the merrier!
Please share the event on social media too as we’d love to ‘sell out’ of tickets and make this the biggest and best property advice evening to date! If you’ve got a property in Bishop’s Stortford then register for your free ticket today.