Chantries Estate Agents Blog

Price Reductions are a current market reality...

 

Like many buyers, I log onto Rightmove each morning to find out what’s happ...

Location, Location, Location to visit Guildford

 

Further underlying the vibrant market activity across the borough, ...

Getting your property ready for going on the market - key tips

 

Should you be thinking about selling your proper...

Autumn Statement

 

Chris Dean, Partner at Chantries...

Move home by Christmas

 

Big Brand Impact

 

Whe...

Upsize downsize

 

New to the market: The Croft, Shalford

Here at Chantries, we’ve always thought September makes a better New Year than January; it’s the start of the academic year, when everyone returns to wor...

Positive rental market sparks expansion

 

While the result of the ...

Last time buyers are unwittingly blocking millions of family homes

 

A healthy property market allows people to mo...

Schools out - homes near good schools

 

While the summer holidays are a time for children to forget ab...

Professional couple return to Guildford with the help of Chantries

 

Having worked and lived in London for two years, the hustle an...

Guildford and the Waitrose effect

 

Apparently, living near a supermarket can help boost the value...

Ab Fab Homes

 

This week Leicester Square played host to a roll call of famou...

Start summer in a new home: 139 George Road launches this weekend

 

Launching this Saturday (25th June), 139 George Roa...

Top Tips for Landlords

 

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Guildford Monopoly Map

 

You may have heard that Guildford is getting its own Monopoly ...

Getting to know you…

 

New to the market this week…

 It’s that time of year when all the fruit trees, which have been bare throughout the winter months, suddenly blosso...

What a wonderful week!

 

This week started with weather warmer than on the island of Ibiz...

Did you suffer any DIY disasters over the Bank Holiday weekend?

 

Two million households experienced a DIY disaster over the recent Bank Holiday weekend after ded...

Doing it for the kids!

 

School catchm...

Glorious Gardens

 

This year ma...

Online Estate Agencies – the future?!

Easier said than done because, despite the funny adverts on TV and aforementioned column inches, we’ve only come across them a couple ...

“...Intimate local knowledge...”

 

Clearing up the usual junk mail from my doormat when I got home yesterday, I came across the dai...

Matt Poague joins Chantries

 

The Directors of Chantries are delig...

Stamp Duty changes

Having been one of the single biggest barriers to a free-flowing housing market in recent years, the sweeping changes made to the Stamp Duty...

Help To Buy: The start of the next bubble?

Who’d be in charge of a country’s economic recovery eh?! Whilst earning reasonable sums in his current job as Chancellor, and doubtless a semi-retirement full of after-dinner engagem...

String a sentence together

Here at Chantries, we do not claim to be great literary minds, but we do like to think we can string a sentence together and write a reasonable set of sales particulars for a house. Under the Pr...

House Prices

So, one of the hot topics in the property world at the moment is the latest statistics relating to house prices.

The Halifax have reported that prices are rising at their fastest annual ...

I’d Get Less For Murder….20 years in estate agency

Born and raised in Cornwall, I began my career in Bodmin as a trainee negotiator in 1993, sticking colour photographs of houses onto sets of property particulars that had been written using a ty...

Who'd be an estate agent?!

Having finally exchanged on one of the longest running sales in, what felt like, the history of the universe, I thought I would take a few minutes to explain what goes on behind the scenes, once...

De-Cluttering


That dreadful subject TV property presenters are so fond of. It is also something we are often asked when offering marketing advice to perspective clients and, quite simply, we explain the...

Happy New Year!

So, what does 2014 have in store for the housing market then?

This is the time of year when the usual suspects begin to offer their figures on what house price movement there was during ...

Customer service?

Having worked for both corporate and independent agents in the past, there is a huge gulf in levels of service being offered to clients. All too often home-owners instruct a big name firm, think...

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Price Reductions are a current market reality...

Like many buyers, I log onto Rightmove each morning to find out what’s happened in Guildford’s ever-changing property market over the last 24 hours: which houses have gone under offer and what new instructions have been added. However, as we edge into autumn, we’re seeing a significant rise in the number of properties marked Reduced Today and this is something we need to address. While this isn’t a new phenomenon - even in a busy market there’s always been a smattering of them - the post-Brexit landscape means they are now outweighing new instructions marked Added Today on a daily basis.

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