Agents need to have an attention to detail

December 16, 2015

Attention to detail; is the ability to achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task. Working in an industry where your job is so varied it can become easy to let your attention to detail slip. As an Estate Agent we always wear many hats; in one day I can be a sales person, a marketeer, […]

Be ‘on the ball’ when letting out y...

November 18, 2015

From the outside, owning an investment property can seem like a really great idea – but what do people really know about the pitfalls of being a landlord? It’s fairly common for people to assume that being a landlord is a fairly simple process. You find a nice tenant, move them in, deal with a […]

Selling property is plain sailing…….

November 11, 2015

Is it all very easy….. “We had an offer accepted on our first flat today, crack open the bubbly!” If only it was that simple…. If you have tried to sell your home and have had a nightmare buyer and/or an unhelpful agent then you will know that the hard work has only just started – […]

Stanford Estate Agents Catford

Stanford Estate Agents Catford

August 17, 2015

A new agent for Catford Broadway We will be celebrating our new office opening on Saturday 5th September 2015, just down from the stations on the Bridge at No.1 The Broadway. It’s all exciting stuff and we are pleased that Malcolm Goes, who has been with us since 2004, is going to be heading up […]

Why can’t the UK build 240,000 houses a year?

Why can’t the UK build 240,000 houses a y...

January 13, 2015

In 2007 the Labour government set a target for 240,000 homes to be built a year by 2016. The UK is nowhere near that. Why? For decades after World War Two the UK used to build more than 300,000 new homes a year. Recently it’s managed about half that. The country is facing up to […]

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House prices: Experts’ 2015 property pred...

January 5, 2015

To judge the state of the UK housing market it may be best to look beneath your feet. Carpet and floor fitters say that a buoyant market means more trade and, after a post-recession slump, things have started to pick up. They say that movers are spending more money on instant refurbishments and stayers are […]

It’s full steam ahead in 2015

January 5, 2015

Now it’s time to go full steam ahead in 2015. ‘I love it when a plan comes together’, The A Team’s Hannibal’s infamous catchphrase has really summed up Stanford Estates’s progress through 2014. We changed our name, updated our logo, opened a new office and created a new website. All this in a market that has […]

2015 House Price Forecast

2015 House Price Forecast

December 30, 2014

House prices to soar next year with new pension rules HOUSE prices are set to soar next year with the introduction of new rules allowing people to invest their pension pots in property. Analysts predict home values will rise to almost £190,000 in 2015, adding more than £12,000 to the price of the average home, […]

London Rental Standard

London Rental Standard

September 2, 2014

As of 1st September Stanford Estates have joined the Mayor, Boris Johnson’s, London Rental Standard Scheme. The London Rental Standard has been created to help Londoners rent with confidence. If your landlord is accredited, it means they’re committed to meeting the Mayor’s new standard. If an accredited landlord or letting agent manages your home, it means they’re […]

House prices up again in London

House prices up again in London

August 19, 2014

Annual house price inflation was 10.2% in June, compared with 10.4% in May, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The rise was again driven mainly by London, where house prices increased by 19.3% over the year, a slight drop from the previous month’s figure. Excluding London and the South East, prices rose by […]

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