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About Simon Taylor
"With 20 years property experience, I spent the last five years building the East London Team of Purple Bricks from zero to the largest agent in East London by market share. I’m now taking the plunge to run my own estate agency focused, quite simply, on providing the very best personalised service possible."
Are you struggling to sell your Chingford property? Here are some tips to help you sell your home or property.
So you’ve listed your Chingford home for sale and it’s been listed on all the main property portals, but no one is requesting or viewing, or when they do, no offer had been made. What’s that all about? Let’s have a look at ways in which you can turn your fortunes around.
Your home doesn’t fit the mould:
Some properties have features that make it more difficult to find the right buyer.
Unique properties - like very large homes, high-end or expensive houses, homes in unusual areas, or just homes with odd or unusual features take a little longer to match with a buyer, and that’s okay. You just need to be aware of this and make sure the title and description of your home do your properties unique features justice.
For example, there was a unique bungalow on the market recently that was a quirky bungalow with loads of character. Unfortunately for the seller, there were other bungalows on the marketing within the area that were priced way under their asking price. This meant that they weren’t getting a lot of viewings. The problem here was that the unique features weren’t promoted within the marketing of the property, so potential buyers thought the property was over-priced as they didn’t fully understand what was being sold.
Sometimes unique properties take longer to sell, but they also need to be marketed correctly in the first place to get the right type of buyer seeing the listing.
Your staging is bad:
It might seem silly as the buyer isn’t shopping for furniture but staging matters. There is a difference between staged homes and vacant homes, and typically, a staged home sells for more money and in a shorter amount of time.
Why do I love being an estate agent in the Highams Park and Chingford area?
Highams Park is a long narrow stretch of open space linking Walthamstow Forest with Hatch Forest near Chingford and offers superb living for lovers of both city life and green spaces.
Created by Humphrey Repton in 1794, the Park is a superb area for walking, biking, picnics, and fishing. The homes in the area of Highams Park are both affordable and perfectly located for the best of both worlds.
How am I helping others in the Highams Park and Chingford community?
Being an independent estate agent allows me to assist all my clients with a fully hands-on approach. Rather than looking after a high number of properties at any one time, I only work with a select few. Meaning I am there for them when producing professional-standard floor plans, photography and to answer any questions they might have along the way.
Why Highams Park and Chingford are a superb places to live?
Highams Park has attracted attention as an emerging hotspot where residents can enjoy the best of both worlds - independent shops and restaurants, picturesque woodland, and a Zone 4 location with excellent rail links to the heart of the capital.
There’s such a strong sense of community, which is hard not to buy into when you live there. There are three well-regarded schools very close by, which has attracted many families, and the half-an-hour journey into Central London makes commuting easy.
Highams Park is one of the best places in Suburban London to live, it still has a bit of a village feel, and in many ways, it has the best combination of Urban and Suburban.
Chingford is a north London suburb in the Waltham Forest Borough, barely 26 minutes from London Liverpool Street.
Today’s Chingford is still full of small village charm and is closer to nature than you’d expect for somewhere so close to central London. North Chingford is right beside Epping Forest, mile after mile of beautiful countryside, right on the doorstep.
It is an ideal melting pot of history, open spaces, and rich culture, and it has something to offer everyone. With surprisingly affordable homes to choose from, it’s easy to see why both families and professionals alike are keen to relocate to this area. An excellent place to bring up a family, with an excellent selection of primary and secondary schools, eight of which have gained an ‘outstanding’ rating by Ofsted.
Chingford residents have all of London’s best universities at their disposal, including the Queen Mary University of London in the East End, ranked 12th in the UK and only 20 minutes away.
Chingford is also home to several highly rated nurseries.
Highams Park is a great area, as is Chingford. Safe, friendly, a good community vibe. Lots of different types of housing - flats through to big houses. Both areas have been overlooked, so you get more for your money. Plus the countryside!
Preparing your Highams Park and Chingford home for a sale.
Properly preparing your home before it is listed is critical to ensuring it attracts the most amount of interest possible. This usually means a faster sale, and maybe even a bidding war - which could end up with a higher than expected offer on the table!
Here are three basic rules when prepping your Chingford home for a sale:
Create a clean, clutter-free environment. Nothing makes a home look more poorly maintained than dirt, clutter, and overall messiness. A clean environment gives buyers confidence in the property and its condition.
Offer a neutral colour palette. Prospective buyers need to be able to envision themselves in the home, and that's hard to do if there's a bright green wall and crazy, patterned wallpaper staring them in the face.
Put yourself in a buyer mindset. Think like a buyer when prepping your home. What would they like? What would give them pause? Let that drive your preparations.
Top schools in Highams Park & Chingford
Highams Park School
Handsworth Ave, London E4 9PJ
Selwyn Primary School
102 Cavendish Rd, London E4 9NG
Joseph Clarke School
Vincent Rd, London E4 9PP
Here are some recent testimonials from local clients
“From start to finish, the service and professionalism has been exceptional from Simon Taylor.”
““Simon was both friendly and professional, and the communication was outstanding.”
- Ann Huntress
““Helpful and hardworking. The market is difficult at the moment and it took a lot of work, but he was constantly in contact and helpful throughout the process.”
- James Anderson