Emsleys Blog

  • Property valuations: How to prepare for photography

    Property valuations: How to prepare for photography

    When your home goes on the property market, you will want to ensure it looks at its best so that buyers can see its full potential. Directors Jared Thomas and Helen Jolly have developed a list of tips for preparing for property… Read More

  • Moving house?: A seller’s checklist

    Moving house?: A seller’s checklist

    If you’re selling your home, Director Jared Thomas has put together a checklist of everything you need to consider throughout the process:        Choose an estate agent you can trust. Your property is likely your most valuable asset, so… Read More

  • What does the interest rate rise mean for buyers?

    What does the interest rate rise mean for buyers?

    On Thursday 2 November, the Bank of England raised interest rates for the first time in over ten years. The base rate has been increased from 0.25% to 0.5%, with the lift meaning interest has returned to the same rate before Brexit.… Read More

  • Popular online estate agent exposed

    Popular online estate agent exposed

    Last night the BBC series Watchdog exposed online estate agent Purplebricks’ misleading claims. The programme revealed that six Purplebricks adverts have been banned by the ASA in the last 18 months as they were “likely to mislead”.… Read More

  • Pest Control: Ants

    Pest Control: Ants

    At this time of the year, many of us see ants in the garden and in the house; this is especially true if you have a large garden or are lucky enough to have open fields behind your home. It is worth keeping in mind that whilst ants can be a… Read More

  • Home movers’ guide: Make sure you don’t forget…

    Home movers’ guide: Make sure you don’t forget…

    Moving house is an exciting time, but it can also be a very busy time, so you may be concerned about forgetting something important. Whether you’re a first time buyer moving into your first home or you’re already a homeowner and you’re… Read More

  • Tips for securing a tenancy renewal

    Tips for securing a tenancy renewal

    With increasingly high competition for new tenants in the rental property market, it is becoming more important than ever that landlords retain good tenants. If your tenant pays the rent on time, has a good credit score and is… Read More

  • The pros and cons of ‘online’ estate agents

    The pros and cons of ‘online’ estate agents

    The rise of ‘online’ estate agents means sellers have even more choice when it comes to selling their home. The general consensus tends to be that online agents are cheaper than traditional estate agents – but is it really as simple as… Read More

  • Emsleys' Charity Fun Day for St Gemma's Hospice

    Emsleys' Charity Fun Day for St Gemma's Hospice

    We're hosting a Charity Fun Day for St Gemma's Hospice on Sunday 16 July, 11am-3pm at Colton Cricket Club - save the date! Click on the link to find out more: http://www.emsleys.co.uk/blog/... For more information and updates,… Read More

  • Questions to keep in mind when viewing a property

    Questions to keep in mind when viewing a property

    Whether you’re a first time buyer or already on the property market, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment if you think you’ve found your dream home. However, when viewing a property, it’s important to ask as many questions as possible… Read More