Found your ‘Dream Home’ but need to sell your own!?

So you’ve made the decision to sell your home 🏡 In a challenging marketplace it is even more important to look at ways to help ensure you achieve a sale quickly whilst achieving the best possible price.

With over a decade of experience in the Housing Industry, Linda Lush – Sales Manager at Austin & Wyatt shares with us some tips to ensure you move swiftly into your new ‘Dream Home’.

🏡 Ensure that the property is clean and tidy daily whilst on the market and that the main living areas are clutter free and kept minimalistic.

🏡 Professional photography will enhance your home and ensure that you get people through the door. People predominantly search online portals these days when looking for property so be selective with your pictures, consider them as your ‘shop window’ First impressions count as people will instantly make a decision on whether they wish to view or not!

🏡 Always ensure you have a floor plan in order to help your purchaser visualise the property they are buying.

🏡 Consider your target audience. Who is most likely to purchase your property? Look at ways of appealing to this specific group of people.

🏡 Compare the competition! Look at other similar properties for sale in the area. How does yours compare? Drive by take a look – be realistic about price. It is a price sensitive marketplace.

🏡 Consider the property from your buyer’s perspective. Think about their dominant buying motives and decide what are the strengths and weaknesses of the property.

🏡 Don’t forget the garden. A enchanting and enticing garden is important to many potential purchasers as it is viewed as an additional room that can be used for entertaining, dining as well as the more traditional uses, playing and enjoying.

🏡 Give your buyer time and space to look around. Work closely with your agent. They will call on your assistance if there are any queries that need to be addressed.

For most people their home is their biggest financial asset/investment. Think of it this way – the more time and effort put into getting it to look it’s best will be repaid when you receive an offer and agree a sale at an optimum price.

Your dreams – our passion.

Contact Austin & Wyatt Ringwood 01425 478786 where the team will be happy to guide you through the process and provide you with assistance.

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Boozy Truffles!

Simple but delicious treats!

  • 225g Milk Chocolate
  • 60ml Red Wine
  • 1TSP Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 TSP for dusting
    1. Melt chocolate in a heat resistant glass Pyrex bowl, over a saucepan of boiling water.
      Whilst it melts pour the wine into a bowl and whisk in the ground cinnamon.
      Once the chocolate has melted mix to spiced wine together until you have a smooth and thick consistency. Put the ganache in the fridge for 1-2 hours until it has set.
      Use a scoop or teaspoon to scoop out balls of the ganache, 1-2cm the size of a coin then roll them between your palms.
      Place the truffles on a plate and dust with cinnamon. Keep in fridge until ready to serve – or are demolished by the family!

    Serves 14

    What better way to round off the extended weekend!

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    My Wessex Way Challenge 2018

    This week I have been busy walking to raise funds for The Wessex Cancer Trust – Old Sarum and back home on Monday and virtually walking/cycling at the gym during the rest of the week.

    In order to help with my challenge Parkwood Health & Fitness Salisbury have very kindly agreed to donate a months membership with access to all facilities, gym, pool, sauna, steam room. (See link)

    This is a great opportunity to tone up and get fit! I will be auctioning this off this prize to the highest bidder. Closing date 31 Jan 2018.

    In addition Nat an experienced PT at Parkwood has kindly donated two free personal training sessions that will be auctioned to the highest bidder. Closing date 31 Jan 2018

    if you would like to win either of these prizes. Please message me with your bid by 31 Jan 2018. Feel free to share this post with friends and family or anyone that you think would be interested in the meantime.

    Good luck everyone!

    Many thanks.
    Linda x

    https://www.jashairavedaparkwood.co.uk

     

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    Health Check – Simple steps to help keep an eye on your health!

    If you want to keep an eye on your health, you could do worse than to spend a few minutes scrutinizing your body in the mirror. Are your eyes pink? Have your nails turned brown at the top? Noticing small changes can nudge you into paying attention to potential problems, as I found out during a recent facial. “Do you have high cholesterol?” creamy spots round my eyes? which could be full of fatty cholesterol. Of course, it’s vital not to let symptom-spotting get out of hand: Trivial signs are often just that. It’s when they persist, or are combined with other symptoms, that they become important. If that’s the case, see your doctor.

    1. Going grey before 40
    Premature greying can have a medical cause. “If you have 50% grey hair before the age of 40, it is worth being checked for diabetes.

    2. Rough spots
    Crusty blemishes, or keratoses, are usually benign. Dark ones often run in families, but are harmless. Solar keratoses, however, are triggered by sun damage and are an early warning of skin cancer, so seek advice.

    3. Short brows
    Losing hair from the outer edge of your brows is a sign of an under active thyroid. It thins hair on your head too, but treatment is available that will soon restore your crowning glory.

    4. Hooded eyelids
    They may look sultry, but have them checked — the cause could be more than aging or a family trait. If they droop so much that your sight is impaired, this is the one time you can have an eye-lift on your insurance.

    5. Not-so-white whites
    This usually means you’re tired, hungover, or just made that way, but watch out for whites that turn yellow when you’re run down — it may be a sign of Gilbert’s Syndrome, where bilirubin builds up in the blood, causing jaundice. “Pink eye” is a common name for conjunctivitis. If it persists, have a test for chlamydia, which can inflame eyes.

    6. Creased earlobes
    Earlobe creases probably increase with age, as does the likelihood of heart disease, diagonal crease can up the risk of heart disease by a third and 77% if both lobes are affected. The theory is the line shows a lack of elasticity, which also affects the arteries. But the culprit also could be also aging:

    7. Flushed face
    Red cheeks and nose (rosacea) often affects women aged between 30 and 55. Stress, sun, and spicy foods make blood vessels dilate, so limit your exposure. Rosacea can affect the eyes and is sometimes confused with lupus. See a general practitioner, who can prescribe antibiotics.

    8. Cracked lips
    Cracks at the corners of your mouth are sometimes caused by a shortage of B vitamins or zinc. With long-term cracks, a fungal infection may set in. Treatments for oral thrush may help.

    9. Sunless tan
    Darkening skin is worth reporting to your doctor. A rare cause is Addison’s disease (failure of the adrenal glands), which also makes you tired, sick, and achy. If you do have it, the good news is that it can be treated.

    10. Chicken skin
    Permanent goosebumps, caused by an overgrowth of keratin, are common — one in three of us have them, usually on the arms. They’re harmless, but if they bother you, use a soap-free body wash and plenty of moisturizer.  If they flare up, your dermatologist may prescribe a steroid cream.

    11. Red palms
    These can be an early symptom of liver disease — you’ll probably feel sick and lethargic, too. It’s wise to ask for medical advice quickly to limit the damage

    12. Unsightly nails
    A horizontal line (or Beau’s line) can be a sign of past illness or poor nutrition — or that you’ve hit your nail with a hammer. But if they keep appearing, take steps to improve your health. Spoon-shaped nails that curve outwards can be a symptom of anaemia. And nails that are pale at the cuticle and brownish-red at the tip could mean your kidneys are struggling.

    13. Cold feet
    They are a long way from your heart, so your feet are often the first place vascular disease shows up. Abnormally cold feet and hands are linked to Raynaud’s syndrome, where the blood supply drains from fingers and toes. But don’t just reach for your socks — Raynaud’s is linked to several autoimmune conditions, so it needs to be checked out.

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