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Propertymark, the go-to consumer organisation which helps people buy, sell, rent and let their homes, today launches its first national television advertisement to highlight the importance of using an agent who is ‘Propertymark Protected’.
The advert will appear across popular channels such as More 4, Home, Good Food, Eden, Discovery, Sky Sports News and Sky Living reaching approximately 30million adult viewers.
We are proud to be a member of Propertymark, which unites the know-how and experience of the five leading membership organisations1 for services in lettings, sales and auctions. The organisation creates a single voice which promotes professionalism and integrity among those working in the property industry. By holding its members accountable and by empowering consumers with knowledge and advice, Propertymark protects consumers and their money during their property transactions.
Val Shakespeare from Royston and Lund comments: “By displaying the Propertymark logo in our agency window we’re letting consumers know they’re in safe hands and their money is protected. The launch of the television advert will help to raise further awareness of the work Propertymark is doing to support consumers and we hope as a result, people will proactively look for the ‘Propertymark Protected’ logo when choosing an agent in the future.”
David Cox, ARLA Propertymark Chief Executive, and Mark Hayward, NAEA Propertymark Chief Executive, said: “At present, consumers don’t know where to go for property advice or can’t be sure if they are dealing with a professional. Propertymark is changing this by acting as a stamp of approval for consumers when they seek property expertise. With the help of our members, some of whom participated in the filming of the advert, we’re encouraging consumers to look for the ‘Propertymark Protected’ logo. This means they’re dealing with a professional who has opted for regulation in an unregulated sector and will ensure their money is protected.”
It appears that house hunters in the UK are prepared to pay considerably more for a house with a beautiful view located in a major town or city.
According to new research from HouseSimple, buyers are willing to pay an additional 30% for a nice view, which on average, adds approximately £78,400 to the price tag of the home.
The research found that in large urban areas where public green spaces are quite scarce, such as Sheffield, Liverpool, Cardiff, Glasgow and Middlesbrough, a great view can almost double the price of the home.
Properties that featured a view of Sheffield’s popular Endcliffe Park, were valued at a massive 121% higher than the city average. Similar statistics were seen in Liverpool, as homes with a view of Sefton Park saw property prices that were 112% higher than the city average.
Also, as expected, greenery in the country’s capital fetches a high price, with properties with a view of Hyde Park selling for 97% higher than the London average.
Although there were some areas throughout the UK in which being close to a major park had little to no effect on the price of the home, it’s clear that for most buyers, it seems to be near the top of their wish list.
These stats come as no surprise as only last month it was reported just how essential a bit of greenery is for home buyers, with almost half of them stating that they wouldn’t even consider a home that didn’t feature a garden.
CEO at HouseSimple, Alex Gosling said “In large urban areas where many properties don’t have a garden or access to a communal garden, living near public parks or green spaces is often one of the top wishes amongst buyers
“That high demand inevitably impacts on the price people will pay, but many buyers may not realise just how much of a premium they could be paying. That doesn’t mean there aren’t good value properties around some of the UK’s urban green spaces, but for real value, it’s probably worth looking at roads that are a short walk away”.
Some examples of available properties with views:
Trent Basin, Nottingham £395,000 - http://www.royston-lund.co.uk/property-for-sale/nottingham-portside-street-nottingham/ng2-4ds/1005078
Princeton House, West Bridgford £119,950 - http://www.royston-lund.co.uk/property-for-sale/nottingham-princeton-house-west-bridgford/ng2-7rf/1900778
Riverbank House, The Embankment £249,950 - http://www.royston-lund.co.uk/property-for-sale/nottingham-victoria-embankment-victoria-embankment/ng2-2jy/1680127
Boundary Road, West Brigdford £825,000 - http://www.royston-lund.co.uk/property-for-sale/nottingham-boundary-road-west-bridgford/ng2-7by/1886173
Melton Road, Tollerton £375,000 - http://www.royston-lund.co.uk/property-for-sale/nottingham-melton-road-tollerton/ng12-4en/1832588
Gotham Road, Kingston on Soar £765,000 - http://www.royston-lund.co.uk/property-for-sale/nottingham-gotham-road-kingstononsoar/ng11-0df/1531495
Our residential lettings department in West Bridgford are currently recruiting for a motivated and enthusiastic Weekend Assistant.
Duties will include;
Meeting and greeting the general public, answering and assisting with our busy phones for both the lettings and property management sectors.
Arranging viewings and valuations on a computerised diary system and dealing with minor property repairs as well as general office tasks.
Applicants must have first class communication skills and an excellent confident telephone manner. Computer knowledge of Windows is required.
Working hours:- Saturdays 8.45am – 4.00pm & Sundays 9.50am – 12.00pm
Please email your CV for consideration, with a covering letter to Stephanie Caine
We had a great response from our recent colouring competition with some lovely feedback from all who took part! Congratulations to Louis Wass aged 6 and Seb Riggott aged 7 who both won two passes each for Astroworld.
According to a recent study, the UK property market has seen a sharp increase in demand over recent months.
New data from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) suggests that the gap between supply and demand continues to grow as the supply of properties took a slight fall between the May and June of this year.
The study from the NAEA found that on average the number of sales agreed per branch rose from 10 in May to 11 in June.
In addition to this, the number of first time buyers also saw growth in the month of June as 30% of sales completed were buyers who were jumping onto the property ladder for the first time, the highest number of first time buyers that we’ve seen all year.
Demand for homes is also on the rise as the NAEA reported a 10% increase in the number of registered buyers per branch in the same month, rising from 350 to 384 potential buyers per branch throughout the UK. This is also a 16% increase in the number of buyers per branch in the same month in 2016 showing a consistent rise over the past year.
While demand continues to climb, supply has gone slightly in the other direction, with the average number of properties per branch falling from 40 to 37.
Chief Executive at the NAEA, Mark Hayward, offered his comments on the findings stating, “In May we saw a period of political uncertainty, with new buyers stalling their house search until after the election. In June however, it seems the market has bounced back, with the number of house hunters rising.
“Although we have seen a decrease in the number of houses available per branch, we have seen a rise in the number of sales which is typical of this time of year as buyers and sellers push through their property transactions ahead of the quieter summer months.”
Our Residential sales department in West Bridgford are currently recruiting for a highly motivated and enthusiastic full time Sales Negotiator. Experience is preferred although not essential.
You will be working within a team of negotiators and the role will include registering new applicants, booking property viewings and negotiating offers between applicants and vendors as well as dealing with sales progression. Daily duties will also include meeting with and welcoming clients, managing and dealing with to telephone, website and email leads and using internal software. Therefore being able to provide excellent customer service at all times is essential.
If you are organised with excellent communication skills and have a passion for the residential property industry, this opportunity could be for you!
Hours of work: 8.30am –5.30pm weekdays, and 9am-4pm every 3rd Saturday on rota
In order to apply for this position, please e-mail your cv with covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Val Shakespeare for more information on 0115 9811888.
Keep your little ones busy this summer holiday by taking part in our colouring competition! We have teamed up with Astroworld, West Bridgford’s first soft play centre and we are giving away two free passes to the winner and runner up! So pop into our office today to collect yours!
The closing date for the competition is Monday 21st August so make sure your colouring card is back with us at Royston and Lund with your name, telephone number and email address by 12pm on this date and the winners will be picked at random by close of business.
All entrants must be 11 years and under.
Terms and Conditions
1. The competition is being run by Royston and Lund Estate Agents
2. The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom except employees of Royston and Lund and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition
3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
4. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.
5. Closing date for entry is Monday 21st August.
6. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
7. The prize is entry for 2 children at Astroworld Soft Play, for both the winner and runner up.
8. A winner will be chosen at random, from all entries and notified by telephone or email (of which they will have needed to provide). If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
9. Royston and Lund will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected.