Sold in three days…

I was recently contacted by a local professional lady, living with her children in the area. She was looking to relocate but had struggles selling her current home after being on the market for three months with a reputable agent.

The Abshot leaflet fell through my letterbox at precisely the right time. Just as I was feeling disheartened with estate agents generally Robin appeared.”

Following the initial conversation, I spent some time researching the property and arranged a meeting with the client at their property. As we do with all of our customers, I spent time understanding their needs at our one to one appointment. We then discussed how we could overcome these together. I pride myself on honesty with my customers, so it was important at this stage that I could give my honest feedback.

With a refreshingly straightforward approach, he talked a lot of sense and translated this into action by quickly securing me a sale.”

Within three days I had secured a sale on the property.

His attention to detail and communication are excellent. My sale is progressing well and Robin keeps in regular contact. I’m so pleased I made the decision to trust him with the sale of my most valuable asset!”

Unfortunately, we often hear about previous experiences from a lot of our customers. Not being able to get hold of their agent. Not receiving any feedback. Having a number of different people carrying out viewings. All of my clients are able to contact me on my mobile by either calling or sending a Whatsapp. As a bespoke service, I can be in contact as much or as little as you like.

Please feel free to give me a call today for more information or to arrange your free no obligation property valuation. I would be delighted to hear from you.

Top tips to relieve the pressures of moving home

Top tips to relieve the pressure of moving home

According to a survey, 60% of Brits have put off looking for a new home purely because of the pressures involved with the moving process.

Furthermore, 34% said that they had suffered severe anxiety as a result of their last move. 65% also experienced sleeping problems.

However, it doesn’t have to be such a terrible ordeal.

Moving home in Alresford should, and can, be an exciting time. A chance to start afresh, seek out new opportunities and make your new property your own.

Research removal companies

You are going to be moving all your worldly possessions from your old home to your new one, so you need to make sure that they are in safe hands. Therefore, it is vital that you spend time researching removal companies in advance. Take the time to ensure you find a reputable and trustworthy company.

If possible, ask family and friends for recommendations as well as reading a variety of online reviews from previous customers. It is a good idea to choose two or three removal firms to provide you with quotations before the big day. Ensuring you achieve a competitive price and know your moving needs will be adequately catered for.

Have a thorough clear out

Now is the ideal time to get rid of any unwanted belongings. Whether it’s furniture that won’t fit or be required in your new home, any clutter that has been piling up in the back of your cupboards, or basically any items that are surplus to your needs. Don’t forget about the garden, the loft (if you have one) and any outdoor storage areas.

Make a packing plan

You may think that you can get your packing completed in a matter of days, but sadly, this exciting, yet arduous task always takes longer than you think it will! Especially if you want to pack effectively so that unpacking in your new home can be carried out quickly.

It is a good idea to use colour labelling on your moving boxes. Work your way through each room, including the garden, and complete the packing for that room or area before moving onto the next.

Take care of all moving admin

You will have enough to deal with on the big day without having to worry about locating paperwork. Complete any vital administrative tasks ahead of the move.

Before moving to a new house you should:

  • Redirect your post – you can sign up to Royal Mail’s redirection service if you need more time to contact all your providers.
  • Transfer school records. If you have children that will be attending a new school, you should ensure their records are sent over.
  • Ensure you are insured for moving. Check to see if your belongings insurance covers a house move and if not, ask your removal company if they can provide further cover.
  • Inform your utility companies about your move, including your home insurance providers. You should also take the gas, electricity and water meter readings before you leave your property.
  • Confirm your moving day. This may seem an obvious task, but you will be surprised by how many people forget to do this.
  • You also need to ensure that you have details regarding the collection of keys to your new property from your estate agent.

Source a survival kit

If you want to have a smooth and stress-free journey from your old home to your new one, then you will need a moving day survival kit. This should include supplies that you will need throughout the day, so you do not need to go rummaging through your packed boxes.

Items you may want to include are:

  • Important documents such as information relating to your new home, contact details of your removal company, and any relevant insurance documents
  • Mobile phone chargers
  • Bottles of water and snacks
  • Games or devices to keep the kids occupied
  • Pet feeding bowls, food, toys and lead
  • Tea, coffee and a kettle
  • Loo roll!

It is also recommended that you pack a basic overnight bag so that you will have access to clean clothes, toiletries, medications, and snacks for the next morning.

Your survival kit will ensure you are organised on moving day and ready to start unpacking boxes in your new home stress free!

For further advice and for help with a stress free move in Alresford, contact the friendly team at Abshot Estates on 01962 808264. We look forward to assisting you.

Reasons to sell with Abshot Estates

Sell with Abshot Estates.

Are you looking for a new estate agent?


You will have a wide range of options available to you when picking an Estate Agent to sell your home. And, although we believe we could give you many reasons to sell with Abshot Estates, we would like to give you our top three.

  1. You will have one point of contact throughout

When you sell your home with Abshot Estates, you will have one point of contact throughout your transaction. The agent who visits you initially to value your house will also be the agent conducting your viewings, speaking to potential buyers and also dealing with the progression of your sale. Unlike traditional estate agents, who may have a team of staff carrying out the viewings and others dealing with feedback and progression, you will have one contact throughout. As well as this, our customer service is key. You can take a look at our reviews on Google to hear from our customers.

With this process, it allows us to get to know you, your circumstances and your home. We will discover the unique selling points of your home and help potential buyers fall in love with it the way you once did.

  1. We are self-employed business owners

As self-employed Partner Agents, we don’t receive a monthly salary and only get paid on results. Therefore, we are totally committed to helping you move and getting your property sold for the best possible price.

  1. Available to you 7 days a week

We work evenings and weekends 7 days a week to find a buyer for your property. We have manned phone lines until 10pm at night, live web chat and are also available via Whatsapp.

If you would like to find out more and arrange a chat a Partner Agent please get in contact today. We have offices in Fareham and Alresford, covering their surrounding areas.

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5 top tips for making your home look Instagram-worthy when selling and why it’s important.

5 top tips for making your home look Instagram-worthy when selling and why it’s important.

Make your home instagram worthy

It comes as no surprise that social media has reshaped our ideas on what is considered as the perfect home, and when our property is up for sale we all want it to look as good as possible in order to maximize its value and attract the right buyer. 

However, in the age of Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest, and their highly visual nature ‘looking good’ has taken on a whole new meaning.  It’s no longer just about decluttering the living room, baking fresh bread or putting on a pot of coffee.  Having a home that’s Instagram-worthy can significantly increase your chances of receiving a solid offer from a buyer.

The ‘buying state of mind.’

According to a recent study, 72% of users reported that they’ve made style-related purchases after seeing a product on Instagram.  Pinterest claim that users come to their platform in a “buying state of mind” and that Pinterest inspires them to shop even if they are not searching for something specific!

So by ensuring that your home is Instagram-worthy when your viewing takes place, buyers will arrive at your front door in a “buying state of mind”

Here are our 5 top tips


Stage your home

According to a large amount of studies, staging a home really can really help it sell faster and for more money.  Don’t forget to also spruce up your home’s curb appeal when staging the home.  After all, the outside of the home is the first thing potential buyers will see when they pull up for a viewing.  So make sure that the grass is cut and the garden is tidy.  Fortunately, staging your home’s interior can be easy and affordable with the right advice.  For more information we recommend speaking to our friends and Little Barn Door.    

Give your home a deep clean

First impressions are massively important.  So don’t let pet smells, dirty floors or dusty surfaces make a bad impression on a potential buyer.  Throughout the selling process, give your home a deep clean.  This means cleaning toilets, wiping down surfaces, mopping floors, cleaning rugs and scrubbing bathrooms.

Bring In More Colour

Generally you cant go wrong with a monochromatic or neutral look.  However it doesn’t hurt to bring in a little colour.  Swap out boring throws and pillows for some with bright patterns.  Create a feature wall in the room with a colour that makes you happy. Or embrace wallpaper that helps highlight other colourful details in the room.

Add Life to the Space

All properties look better with a bit of life in them. Plants and flowers inside are a great way of enhancing the look and feel of a home.  Just make sure you keep them watered and pruned throughout your time on the market.

Buy more light bulbs

When showing your home to potential buyers, all light fixtures and site lights will need to be turned on. This will create a warm homely feel. For this reason, it’s important that all lights in your home are properly working.  So go ahead and stock up on light bulbs.

First impressions count

First impressions are so important when selling your home A good front door sets the tone for the rest of the house and will help it stand out in a buyers mind....

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First impressions count and will help your home stand out in a buyers mind.

1

Make sure your kitchen looks incredible.

Our stats show that it’s the most clicked-on room when a property is shown online so make sure yours is looking great. Try to keep your surfaces clear and remove any personal items.

2

Bring the outside in

Especially if you have no garden, with house plants and window boxes. All properties look better with a bit of life in them. Plants and flowers are a great way to enhance the look and feel of a home.

3

Get another opinion

Get close friends and family to give you a few home truths then get sprucing.

4

Make it smell amazing

People instinctively use all their senses to judge a property, not just their eyes. Make sure it smells great for viewings and avoid noisy times of day – so clear out kids and dogs.

5

Make a list

: Write a list of things that you love about your home, especially things that people doing a one off viewing might not be able to appreciate. This might be sunsets out of a certain window, the local shop or a great neighbour. Make sure your agent mentions them to people when they are viewing.

5

Be legally prepared

Boring but essential, make sure you get your paper work in order before you go on the market. Engage a solicitor before you list. Perhaps your estate agent can make a recommendation. Get down to the nitty gritty and familiarise yourself with terms like freehold and transfer documents.

7

Get painting

Decorate with muted tones but apply bursts of uplifting colour such as bright prints or colourful cushions.

8

Check your angles

Work out your homes best angles (rear façade? Front façade? Living room? Make sure its photographed at a time of day that shows it in its best light. It goes without saying that you should take pictures on a bad weather day.

9

Let there be light

Give the windows a good clean to make the most of your properties natural light.

10

Kerb appeal

Paint your front door, choose the colour carefully (don’t be afraid to be bold – we love green!) and go for a beautifully designed name or number. A good door sets the tone for the rest of the house and will help it stand out in their mind. Remember, first impressions count.

 

Estate agency is changing

Estate agency is changing – The role of the high street estate agency has changed and it’s not only how we work, but it’s where we work that is evolving.

Published 11th October 2019

Recent statistics have shown that footfall on the high street has seen its biggest fall in more than six years, with estate agency being the fourth largest category of high street closures during the first 6 months of 2019. Rising commercial rates, and a shift towards online buying continue to put traditional estate agency businesses under pressure.

Here at Abshot Estates, we have ripped up the rule book. Gyms and fitness centres across the country have again recorded a bumper year with attendance continuing to grow at a rapid rate.
Us Brits are out to get into shape and its this shift in where people and potential customers are now spending their time, that’s presented us with a gap in the estate agency market and an opportunity to open our unique business.

Abshot Estates is a boutique property concierge based in the bustling surroundings of the Abshot Country Club, Titchfield Common with a strong focus on convenience and efficiency. With an average of 300 people a day passing our offices, we are able to uniquely promote our properties to over 2000 club members as well as their families and friends.

Our low overheads mean that we can provide an exceptionally personal service for a fraction of the price of a traditional estate agent, but without the thinly spread, ‘optional extra’ ethos of an online agent.

As a property concierge we form lasting relationships with our customers and become long term assets to them and their families.

For further information or some friendly advice why not contact us on 01489 573936 or just pop in for a cup of tea and a chat.

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Estate agency is changing – The role of the high street estate agency has changed and it’s not only how we work, but it’s where we work that is evolving.

Recent statistics have shown that footfall on the high street has seen its biggest fall in more than six years, with estate agency being the fourth largest category of high street closures during the first 6 months of 2019. Rising commercial rates, and a shift towards online buying continue to put traditional estate agency businesses under pressure.

Here at Abshot Estates, we have ripped up the rule book. Gyms and fitness centres across the country have again recorded a bumper year with attendance continuing to grow at a rapid rate.
Us Brits are out to get into shape and its this shift in where people and potential customers are now spending their time, that’s presented us with a gap in the estate agency market and an opportunity to open our unique business.

Abshot Estates is a boutique property concierge based in the bustling surroundings of the Abshot Country Club, Titchfield Common with a strong focus on convenience and efficiency. With an average of 300 people a day passing our offices, we are able to uniquely promote our properties to over 2000 club members as well as their families and friends.

Our low overheads mean that we can provide an exceptionally personal service for a fraction of the price of a traditional estate agent, but without the thinly spread, ‘optional extra’ ethos of an online agent.
As a property concierge we form lasting relationships with our customers and become long term assets to them and their families.
For further information or some friendly advice why not contact us on 01489 573936 or just pop in for a cup of tea and a chat.

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