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NEWSFLASH Ensure your property complies with the new EPC regulations 24 April 2018

All properties managed by CaseMcNair go above and beyond compliance, our property management experts have ensured all properties meet the new regulations. Does yours? As from the 1st April 2018 there will be a requirement for any properties rented out in the private rented sector to normally have a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).... Read More

Five top tips on getting your property ready to sell for a great price 12 July 2017

Once you"ve chosen an agent you are comfortable with and confident in, it"s time to prepare your property to go on sale. You may have heard some of what we"re about to say already. BUT it"s definitely worth having a read, as what follows could be the difference between a quick sale at a great price or finding your property gets ‘stuck" on the market.... Read More

The sweet smell of success 12 July 2017

At Case McNair we know first impressions count - whether it"s a job interview, a date or viewing a property. Home buyers nowadays make even quicker snap judgements than they did a decade ago. We constantly find that buyers want properties that not only appeal to their eyes but also their noses.... Read More

Feng Shui your way to a better property sale 03 July 2017

At Case McNair we look at every possible way of ensuring that every home we are marketing has the best possible chance of being sold for the highest price in the shortest amount of time. I read a lot of estate agency and property industry magazines and websites to stay on the ball and hear about new ideas and ways of marketing people"s homes.... Read More

One thing you shouldn`t do when the price isn`t right 03 July 2017

A friend of mine told me a story recently about a story they read which happened in the south of England. Basically a couple had instructed an agent who valued their property for £30,000 more than the other agencies which were invited round. After very little interest over six weeks the agent advised them to drop the price by £15,000 to create ‘more interest".... Read More

What does Wimbledon and good estate agents have in common? 26 June 2017

This week we see the start of one of the most prestigious fixtures in the tennis calendar at Wimbledon. Tennis reminds us of a very important aspect of estate agency work. The rallies that can go on for ages depending on how good the players are, with a hint of negotiation about the exchanges.... Read More

Removing the risk of Cowboys 21 June 2017

I had a chat this week with someone who had built up and sold a successful removal company. I asked him a question, which our clients at Case McNair often ask us– How do you recognise a good removal company? He told me to be use the ‘Clint Eastwood" method when it comes to identifying a quality removal firm.... Read More

When cheap isn`t very cheerful 21 June 2017

Estate agents" fees for selling a property can vary wildly. In many parts of Central Manchester 1.5% is the average fee. However, I"ve seen agents advertising a flat rate of £595. There is no way any agent doing their job properly can charge £595 and make money.... Read More

Shower power versus bathtub bliss 13 June 2017

Imagine a world without baths – it"s easy if you try. (Wasn"t that a John Lennon lyric?) A footballer being sent off for an early shower doesn"t have the same ring to it does it? (Have you seen the baths in the dressing rooms at Wembley Stadium? Seriously, you could actually swim in them.... Read More

The easiest way to avoid a deposit disaster 13 June 2017

It"s the situation every landlord and tenant dreads. An ongoing dispute over a deposit. It causes stress, is time consuming and can be expensive – for both sides. A report which came out recently showed that disputes over deposits were at their highest since 2007.... Read More

How ‘Available` is Your Estate Agent? 06 June 2017

One thing the team here at Case McNair has in common is that we"ve all bought and sold homes in the past. This means we have walked a mile in our clients" shoes and can see our business from their perspective. We were discussing this in our office this week.... Read More

Block viewings – simple, smart and civilised 06 June 2017

Our cousins in the ‘real estate" industry across the Atlantic have long held ‘open houses" as a way of selling homes. We tried this method before and found it was outperformed by what we call block viewing days. A block viewing day works in a similar way to the open house technique but with one major difference.... Read More