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  • Jan
    14
    2020

Learn more about buy-to-let

Learn more about buy-to-let

Looking to invest in property and become a landlord? This guide takes a look at key factors to take into consideration. Doing your research is vital and you need to treat this property as a business venture. Remember to focus on the practicalities, but also understand the figures and how they stack up. The market: Before you begin, familiarise yourself with the buy-to-let market. Fully explore whether this will be the most profitable return on your investment. With the rise and ...

  • Jan
    08
    2020

You only get ONE CHANCE!

You only get ONE CHANCE!

When it comes to selling or letting a property first impressions are hugely important – and of course you only get one chance! When putting your home on the market, be sure to make a full assessment of your frontages. Does it need a lick of paint, a good clean or is your old welcome mat not very inviting? It’s one of the first things potential buyers will see so try to make it as attractive looking as possible. This kerb appeal is a lot easier to achieve than most people think. By f ...

  • Dec
    20
    2019

We are proud Guild Members

We are proud Guild Members

As Members of The Guild of Property Professionals, we are selected to represent the UK’s largest network of independent estate agents in our given Exeter and Topsham area. We can secure you a better result. The Guild is a network of almost 800 independent high street sales and letting agents who have all signed a Code of Conduct, and are committed to shared core values of knowledge, integrity and results. Together, we are a vital part of the property industry, striving to raise standards ...

  • Dec
    19
    2019

Is Your Estate Agent closed over the Christmas Holidays?

Is Your Estate Agent closed over the Christmas Holidays?

The Christmas holiday period is one of the busiest periods of the year for people searching for property online - yet, puzzlingly, many agents choose to “shut up shop” between Christmas and New Year -  leaving frustrated would-be buyers unable to arrange a viewing or even get a response to an enquiry! With a vast number of estate agents closing for 12 days from "Builders Friday" until after New Year's Day, many sellers will undoubtedly lose-out (particularly those who are selling to secu ...

  • Dec
    18
    2019

TOP TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR VACANT HOME

TOP TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR VACANT HOME

Selling your home can be a stressful process at the best of times, but when you need to leave it vacant for an extended period, it can only make the process more worrying. Whatever your motive, whether you’ve accepted a job elsewhere or have simply found your dream home, leaving your home empty brings with it a handful of challenges. From keeping it in tip-top condition while you’re away, to ensuring it’s well-protected against thieves, here are five effective ways of protecting your ...

  • Dec
    13
    2019

Leading West Country Estate Agent predicts a post election “bounce”

Leading West Country Estate Agent predicts a post election “bounce”

Roger Wilkinson of Exeter based national award winning agents, Wilkinson Grant & Co. says:   “Whatever people’s political persuasion, this decisive election result will help restore confidence in the markets - none more so than the property market, which has always been a key driver in the UK economy and, as ever, always driven by sentiment.   “After years of many people holding off their property plans - homeowners, developers, investors and first time buyers can ...

  • Dec
    09
    2019

Ten things to know before you buy your first home

Ten things to know before you buy your first home

So you’ve taken the leap and made the decision to buy your first home. While joining the property market is exciting, it can also be expensive, and it definitely pays to do your research. These top ten tips will explain some of the key things to consider before becoming a homeowner. 1. Get your finances in order Your credit score will have an impact on your mortgage options. Make sure you pay all your bills on time and avoid making any bigger purchases around that time. Speak to ...

  • Dec
    03
    2019

How to be a good landlord

How to be a good landlord

There’s a lot to think about when it comes to being a good landlord. Not only are there some qualities which will make you a better landlord such as good communication skills and organisation, but knowing the process will make you a successful landlord, too. Know your responsibilities and legal requirements: You MUST: o    Provide a space safe and free from hazards o    All gas and electrical equipment should be safely installed and maintained o    You need to provide an En ...

  • Nov
    23
    2019

“Do Not Disturb” Christmas Campaign

“Do Not Disturb” Christmas Campaign

With more people taking time off work over Christmas  and New Year than at any other time of the year, the number of people searching for property online and making telephone enquiries often reaches its peak. As soon as the turkey leftovers are put back in the fridge, more and more people turn to their mobile phones and iPads browsing Rightmove for their next home. But even if you are keen to sell, who wants viewers disturbing your festive period? At Wilkinson Grant & Co we run a “Laun ...

  • Nov
    12
    2019

It’s official – Wilkinson Grant & Co is one of the very best Estate Agents in the country!

It’s official – Wilkinson Grant & Co  is one of the very best Estate Agents in the country!

  Exeter based Wilkinson Grant & Co has been independently identified as one of the top estate agents in the country and now features in the Best Estate Agent Guide. The Best Estate Agent Guide is a website (www.bestestateagentguide.co.uk) that provides an independent reference source for sellers and landlords, who can search for the best sales and lettings agency offices in their areas. The website is compiled by Property Academy (an organisation that works with agents to impr ...

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