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Are you asking too much for your property?

By: Nick Smith | On: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Today’s hot topic is Surveyors down valuing and supposedly killing deals. It’s very easy with an Estate Agents hat on to berate surveyors and blame them for our own misguided endeavours. It is true that it is our job as agents is to look after our clients (Vendors) interests, and within that remit achieve the […]

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Getting the most out of your property

By: Nick Smith | On: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

We sell a lot of houses and when you do this you see a lot of properties. One thing that does sometimes surprise is the lack of care when it comes to dressing the house for a sale. With so many homes to choose from buyers have plenty to choose from and so making the […]

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A Review of the governments Housing White Paper 2017.

By: Nick Smith | On: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Or should we call it ‘The Housing Grey Paper’… What I mean is that thegovernment seem to think that the issues are ‘Black and White’, where inreality there is a huge grey area otherwise know to those of us actually working in the housing industry, as ‘Reality’. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not wholly negative […]

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Our agency is bigger than yours…

By: Nick Smith | On: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

An article hit the property news today about yet another argument between a regular high street agent and Purplebricks the online agent. It all centers around the sparkly claims the online agent seems to be making. I am all for guerilla marketing and taking your market by storm, but mis-leading terms and trying to hide […]

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And we wonder why estate agent in Cardiff have a bad name

By: Nick Smith | On: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Estate agents have a terrible reputation and are one of the least favoured of professions when it comes to the general public. Seen by many as dishonest and money grabbing the industries lack of regulation has meant that many horror stories have hit the headlines. For those of us who do a great job for […]

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Shocking industry stats make you question the new landlord taxes

By: Nick Smith | On: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Recently you will have seen a lot in the press regarding the governments new taxes aimed squarely at landlords. This move in the last budget was meant to combat the apparent “problem” of landlords allegedly buying up all the affordable housing, really? Does anyone truly believe that this is the case? The National Audit Office […]

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Are you Rent Smart?

By: Nick Smith | On: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

As the deadline fast approaches it seems the confusion grows. We are taking lots of calls of late about the process and the variety of obligations we all have under the new Rent Smart Wales legislation. We thought this might be a good idea to explain before the 23rd November when the property industry in […]

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Landlord training for Rent Smart Wales

By: Nick Smith | On: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

As you will no doubt be aware the date for registration and compliance for the new Rent Smart Wales legislation is looming and you will need to have this all in place before 23rd November 2016. With this in mind we have decided to run a heavily subsidized course so that our landlords can do […]

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Are young families being priced out of the housing market?

By: Nick Smith | On: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

So an interesting article in the Guardian yesterday about the fact that young families are being priced out of the rental market in two-thirds of the UK. It seems like the latest in a long, long line of housing crisis articles. With so much doom and gloom its seems the only answer is to use […]

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Selling your house? A practical guide…

By: Nick Smith | On: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

It is probably going to be the biggest thing you ever buy or sell so we understand that when it comes to selling your home things can seem a little daunting. For many years Andrew and his team have been guiding people through the process and trying to offer help along the way. We have […]

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