Expert tips on selling

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Selling your property

Margaret Peebles is an experienced Property Manager from J & G Wilson Law & Property and offers easy-to-follow advice on how to boost your chances of a successful offer. Selling a property can be for some people, very stressful but it can be easier if you listen to the advice of an experienced agent and deal with what are usually minor points in preparing your house for the market.

Kerb appeal

It is crucial the outside of your property is in good order and presented to the market in it’s finest light as this is the first impression buyers will see and if the outdoor space looks neglected and unloved many buyers will drive on. Try looking at the outside as a buyer will view it and ask your self would I like this? Should I remove the dead flowers and pull up the weeds? Will the drive benefit from a power wash? If you are thinking this then so will buyers, therefore, you will see it is as essential to keep all outdoor areas pristine in order to encourage viewers to then come inside.

Keep tidy

Extend the same thought process to the inside as you have to the outside, it is said that many buyers make up their minds on the first 30 seconds when entering a house so, start from the hall and walk your way through into each room trying to look through the eyes of the buyers. No-one wants to view other people’s coats cluttering up the hall or undies draped around radiators airing off. Rooms need to be clutter free as they not only look more attractive but bigger and brighter too. The kitchen and bathrooms in particular are very important rooms be sure to have these areas spotless, no unwashed dishes stacked up in the sink and don’t forget to clean the oven as many buyers like to look in there to see how big the oven is. If you live in a flat, you have to consider the communal areas too these should be kept clean and tidy, too.

Get people through your door

It is essential for your property to be viewed before it can be sold, therefore, it is important to allow for sale boards to be erected in the most prominent place and to always try to accommodate viewers, no matter how inconvenient, if not, they may view one up the street and make an offer on that. If you are unavailable, your estate agent should be able to carry out the viewings for you.

 Experience counts

When selling your house it is important to use an experienced local agent who can offer advice on preparation for selling. Look out for Margaret’s expert advice blog next month on how to show viewers around my house. Margaret can be contacted for free valuations and property advice.

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There is some good news in the Finance Secretary’s draft budget for first time buyers in Scotland – Land and buildings transaction tax (formerly stamp duty) will not apply for first-time buyers for properties under £175,000.


Xmas Closure 2017

Our office will be closed for the festive period from Friday 12 noon on the 22nd reopening on the 3rd January 2018. We would like to wish all our clients a very Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year with thanks for their custom and support throughout.


As of the 1st of December 2017 any new leases will be replaced by the new Scottish Private Residential Tenancy, (SPRT). The changes are to deliver improved security of tenure for tenants, as well as streamlined procedures for rent rises and starting and ending a tenancy.

There is no need for landlords to do anything for ongoing leases, however, when the tenancy comes to an end and a new tenant is sought this will have to be a new private tenancy agreement.

J & G Wilson will no longer be dealing with leased properties going forward but will be concentrating our efforts in the residential sales market.


Haiti Help thank you

J & G Wilson would like to thank everyone who donated or came along to support our charity night in aid of Haiti Help at the Thistle Hotel ln Milnathort last night . The event raised £1,081.90 for the charity which is organised and ran by three  Fife nurses who give their time selflessly to this worthy cause. The attendees enjoyed a presentation by the nurses and a race and raffle/auction a great time was had by all. Many thanks again.

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