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As we near the end of August, it’s almost time for the best part of the Scottish summer… September! Technically it is Autumn, of course, but that month generally seems to be the most pleasant one north of the border. Daylight still lasts long into the evening, and we’re often treated to an Indian Summer, so it’s the perfect time to get your outdoor space prepared for the winter by getting rid of those pesky weeds, deadheading the flowers, thinking about bulbs for next year, planting some flowering winter pots, and freshening sparse or lacklustre areas of lawn with some grass seed before the cold weather sets in. It’s certainly not the time to abandon your horticultural duties, so here are a few tips and ideas to help you make the most of your garden this autumn! (more…)

The recent recovery of the UK housing market has created an excellent opportunity for many first-time homeowners who have, until recently, been unable to move up the property ladder due to lack of equity and larger deposit requirements. This predicament has been particularly felt by those who purchased their first home at the peak of the boom in 2007/08, many of whom paid 0-10% deposits and have been sitting on little or no equity for a humber of years. Things are now looking up, which is really great news for young homeowners who are hoping to buy a bigger property and/or start a family. (more…)

Why Video Sells Property

August 30, 2017

With the quality of Internet access increasing and the cost of video becoming more and more affordable, the trend of creating video for properties has become more and more visible in the estate agency world. At Clyde Property, we have started offering professional HD video and drone footage to home sellers who wanted to make the best impression amongst potential buyers 3 years ago. We had fantastic response and as we progressed, we’ve seen the need for expanding the offer to all our customers. (more…)

The humble “For Sale” board has been around for quite some time and it has more than proven its worth in past years. But in this day of modern online communications some are left wondering if the “For Sale” board is still relevant.

Sometime home sellers are reluctant to put up a For Sale board worrying about their home’s curb appeal, but we can assure you the old fashioned “For Sale” board still carries a lot of importance and can make or break your home sale in more than one way. (more…)

When selling a property, estate agency fees can vary considerably. So, too, can the quality of service you receive, which is reflected in viewing numbers and the speed and value of the sale. Traditionally, estate agency fees were always based on a percentage of the final sale price. In recent years, however, a number of agents have started offering fixed fees instead. This is particularly common with online and hybrid estate agencies. (more…)

We have recently launched new marketing packs for home owners looking to sell their property, with a fantastic response from the market already. Before launching the new Clyde Property marketing packs, we have gone through research and testing to confidently choose the most relevant and efficient ways to market homes- and it shows. We believe the way forward is providing an HD video tour of each and every home we sell as well as a customized social media campaign. We have explained why we chose video tours here. (more…)

What makes a house a home?

September 14, 2016

Christmases and birthdays, dinner parties, celebrating a promotion with a glass of fizz; many of our significant memories are centred around our homes. The traditions you have with family and friends help to create special moments, with your home at the heart of them. Think Saturday brunches, Sunday games nights and summer BBQs, or just a snuggle on the sofa while watching TV, tucking your child to bed at night or playing water fights in the garden when the sun is shining.  (more…)

For many people, it’s a lifelong ambition to, some day, become a homeowner. But as many get comfortable living in the area where they rent, the thought of moving further afield in order to buy a home can appear to be a daunting prospect. And yet, according to a recent poll of private renters, half of tenants across the UK would consider a move to the country in order to buy their own house. (more…)

In need of more space but feel settled in your local area, love your home and can’t bare the thought of another house move? When was the last time you had a good look in your loft? Many properties offer the potential option of a loft conversion and these spaces are particularly good for extra sleeping, play or study areas. We hope this loft conversion guide is a helpful starting point for those taking on a new project – good luck! (more…)

estate agents fees

Many of you who are on the verge of selling your home wonder if in today’s world it would not be cheaper and at least as straightforward to sell it yourself or via an online agent. This is why we have created a list of what we deliver each and every client we sell a home for – to explain just how hard we work for our fees. (more…)

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