The problem with renting………

When I was 7 years old, my friend, a lad called Tim, was given a brand new Raleigh Grifter, not for his birthday or Christmas, just because he wanted one. He had the bike of my dreams.

Raleigh Grifter

Two weeks later on a balmy summer’s afternoon, with eyes like saucers I nervously approached young Tim and asked him if I could have a ride on it. He considered my request for what seemed like an age, then shook his head slowly and screwed up his face. No chance, he said.

32 years on, I met Tim again at his Riverside apartment in a smart area of Hull’s old town. Over 6 months his property had been transformed from chic and stylish to dustbin. His tenants had certainly known how to party, but not how to clean or pay rent. The result was a £450 cleaning bill, a bit more for redecoration and £1700 rent arrears.

Unfortunately, Tim hadn’t asked for any references because one of the tenants was the friend of a friend. It transpired that he had handed over the keys without any formal tenancy agreement and without the most basic of checks. It surprised me that someone who was capable of making a careful risk assessment at the age of 7, was not capable of the same thing aged 39.

The lesson here is not to take a chance with anyone who wishes to rent your home. Your property is probably your most valuable asset, so it is essential that every possible step is taken to assess the quality of prospective tenants before you commit to them. Don’t be afraid to say no – if you can’t be sure then don’t take a chance.

Since that date, I am pleased to report that Marlborough Estate Agency has arranged a succession of trouble-free tenancies for Tim by considering only carefully referenced, professional tenants.

If you know anybody who might benefit from a professional letting and / or property management service then please ask them to ring Marlborough Estate Agents. We’re here to help.

Tony Cook

Selling Your Home: Estate Agents

Since around 2000, online estate agents have provided an alternative to the traditional fee structure, claiming cheaper, fixed fee selling packages. These online estate agents claim to give private property sellers the ability to market their property via the major property portals (the preferred medium used by traditional high street estate agents) for a fraction of the cost of the traditional estate agency. New models have been introduced, which uses digital media screens in place of the agents traditional high street window. These screens allow agents to take their listings into remote locations where an office may otherwise not be available.

If you are planning to buy or sell a property, definitely the best advice that you can get is always from an estate agents. This is so because these estate agents studied different property values as their line of work. When it comes to the latest appreciation and depreciation of properties, they are always updated.

For those people who are trying to sell and buy a property or home, the services of estate agents are very useful. Hiring the services of an estate agents avoid the hassle of looking for buyers and sellers of a property on your own. Estate agents are helpful in the process of home selling since they work closely with people or to other estate agents who are trying to buy homes. They also have the ability to give you a few tips and some advice on making your home more able to be sold.

Having worked in the real estate business for a couple of years I am going to disclose the few most important points the majority of real estate agents will not tell you about. Moreover, while contemplating how to choose real estate agents these hints might come in handy.

There ARE plenty of good, honest real estate agents. But every industry has its share of shonky practitioners – unfortunately, that’s just human nature. Take any large group of people, and you’ll find a percentage who are prepared to twist the rules to their own advantage. And as we all know, the most fresh-faced, charming people can also be the most crooked, so we can’t assume the nice guys are really the nice guys!

Real Estate Agents can provide buyer representation, seller representation, and sometimes dual agency representation (in some states). Regardless of whether a real estate agent assists sellers or buyers of real estate, negotiating skills and knowledge of financing options are important.

Estate agents use estate agency software to manage their buying applicants, property viewings, marketing and property sales. Estate agents can use the software to prepare property particulars which are used to advertise the property either online or in print. They can also record the requirements of a buying applicant and automatically match them against their database of properties. Once a sale is agreed, they can manage the chain of linked property sales using the software.

Most of the real estate agents are very educated and are under the regulation of various laws. There is a strict code of conduct for some real estate agents who are a part of the associations and wo …

Real estate agents are plentiful, and you will have no trouble finding one that wants to represent you when you either buy or sell your house. They will all tell you that they;re the best, but how do you really know if the real estate broker you are considering is the one you should be working with? There are a few ways to know for sure:

Most local real estate agents view the foreign market as a significant revenue potential and may have already worked with international clients in their local market, new immigrants or more sophisticated investors from different cultures and from other countries. For example, they provide value-added services that help overseas relocation employees figure out which inoculations their children need and how to register a car in the United States. Real estate brokers want to keep central to the transaction, protect the best interests of their members and address the unique needs of each multicultural global client by acquiring specialized training and designations.