Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To our valued customers,

During these unprecedented times for all of us, as COVID-19 continues to expand globally, we want to communicate our commitment to business continuity while at the same time, ensuring the health and safety of our customers and employees.

The situation is changing day-by-day, and we are rigorously following the government guidance as it is released, with a calm and measured approach, in the best interests of our clients and our staff. We are continually monitoring our business operations for the safety of the community and our staff.

We believe this includes taking immediate action to limit travel to and from our office until further notice. Therefore, we will close our office for unscheduled visits however we will still attend scheduled appointments either at the office, at your property or via video conferencing such as FaceTime. Our phones will be answered, and we are confident we can still provide the highest level of service.

When attending viewings, if you or anyone are showing symptoms, we will not be able to take you into properties until the recommended period has lapsed and you are no longer showing symptoms. We will of course be delighted to discuss any property details via email or phone and will book you in for viewings as soon as you’re well enough. If your household is in period of isolation, please do let us know if we can be of any assistance.

We believe these measures will help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and keep our staff and the community safe whilst keeping the business running. You can confidently expect the same high level of productivity and service from our team, during this time. Please continue utilising our normal contact numbers and working with us for all activities.

We thank you for your support and understanding.

Global Estates
Please do call us on our usual number 0208 682 5100 if you have any questions.

Sales Guide

Selling Guide
When you’ve decided you’re ready to move, you’ll be eager to sell as quickly as possible. The right estate agent will help you sell your property efficiently but there are a number of things that you can do to entice buyers too. Here are some tips:

First Impressions Count
Potential buyers often make a decision about a property even before they’ve walked through the front door so make sure your property has that all important ‘kerb appeal’. Tidy front gardens, ensure paths are free from weeds, clean your windows and give your front door a lick of paint. Complete any little repair jobs that are needed on the outside of your property.

Finish DIY Projects
Unfinished decorating or renovations can really turn off potential buyers. So get those DIY projects finished as quickly as possible. If you’re struggling to find the time to do it yourself, it could be a wise investment to employ a professional decorator or handyman to help.

Tone Down your Personality
If your home is packed full of family photographs, souvenirs from holidays or quirky artwork, you might want to remove some from display whilst you are having viewings. It’s important for potential buyers to be able to imagine themselves living in your property and this can be difficult if you have unusual tastes or lots of personal items on display. Think about decluttering wherever possible.

Furnish Rooms Properly
Is your dining room currently being used as an office? Perhaps you’ve turned your third bedroom into a music room. Well, whatever the intended purpose of a room is, make sure it’s presented that way. For example, rooms that are being advertised as bedrooms should be furnished as such with a bed and wardrobe so that viewers can see how they would use each room. Even if you have to go out and buy a low-cost bed, it will be worth it. This is particularly important if you have small bedrooms – without a bed in place, viewers may be suspicious that the room isn’t big enough to be used as intended.

Hide the Pets
Not everyone is an animal lover and signs of a dog or cat can be really off putting for some viewers. Hide pet baskets and food bowls whilst viewers are looking round and if possible, arrange for your pet to be outside, or away from the home during the viewing.

Respond Promptly
Remember that viewers are often looking at several different properties, so it’s important to respond promptly to queries and offers. If you hang around too long, potential buyers may lose interest in your property.

Talk to the Experts
Once you’ve found a buyer, it’s important that the next steps progress quickly. It’s a good idea to talk to a solicitor as soon as you’ve put your house on the market so that you can make a head start on important processes such as arranging surveys.

For advice about marketing your property to its full potential, or to arrange a free valuation, give us a call on 0208 682 5100, or email: