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An Unprecedented Bounce Back with a 54% Surge in Demand Posted: 10th June 2020

The property market in England has bounced back from a near standstill due to a build-up of demand and homeowners realising the shortcomings of their homes whilst in lockdown. According to Zoopla, more homes were sold last week than the same time in 2019 and buyer demand is currently 54% stronger than it was before […]read more>>

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Our Way to Say Thank You! Posted: 5th June 2020

At Nicol Estate Agents we would like to say a huge thank you to frontline NHS workers, care home workers and key workers. That’s why we are offering a discount on our standard sales fee of 30%. The pandemic has highlighted the importance of all the key workers in the UK who have helped us […]read more>>

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How has the recent pandemic changed the way we look at property? Posted: 28th May 2020

Following the recent COVID-19 pandemic, our priorities have changed. Many buyers are now looking for more space for a home office and room to extend.  Being on lockdown with lovely weather has also made us reassess the importance of having a great garden and more outside space. Lockdown has been life changing for many of […]read more>>

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Garden Ideas to Maximise the Value of Your Home Posted: 20th February 2020

The priority for most homeowners when it comes to home improvements tends to be the interior of your property. But it may pay off to head outside to do some work in terms of boosting the value of your home. There are simple things that even the least green-fingered home owners can do, and on […]read more>>

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Top Tips for a Stress-Free Christmas Posted: 16th December 2019

Christmas can be a magical time of year, but it can also be extremely stressful. In order to get ahead of the festive season and stay as relaxed and calm as possible take a look at some of our tips to help prevent any last minute panic. Most importantly, preparation is key! First, give your […]read more>>

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What You’ll See in the Home Buyer Report Posted: 28th October 2019

When you are considering purchasing a new home you will see a Home Buyer Report which is created by the seller’s estate agent. The Home Buyer Report provides you essential information on the property such as the structural integrity, general condition of the property, the running costs and energy rating and any investment that will […]read more>>

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Creating an Eco-Friendly Garden Posted: 8th October 2019

There are several ways to be green in the garden and make your outside space more environmentally friendly. Water Water is an essential resource and a valuable one at that – every drop should count in your garden. Use a drip feed system to reduce the waste and ensure that water is directed into the […]read more>>

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How to Boost the Value of Your Home Before you Sell Posted: 23rd September 2019

If you’re considering selling your home, it’s important that you maximise your sale price. There are several things you can do ensure your home is more desirable to buyers ensuring it sells quickly and for the highest amount. It’s important that the inside of your home is in great shape – but you should be […]read more>>

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Tips to Ensure You Don’t Put Buyers Off Posted: 19th September 2019

There are several things you can do to entice buyers, but on the flip-side, there are also aspects of your property that can be addressed to make sure you aren’t putting buyers off either. If you’re selling your home, it’s important that it appeals to as many buyers as possible and that you minimise any […]read more>>

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New Build or Older Property? Posted: 22nd August 2019

According to latest figures from the Land Registry, new-build homes are selling for a premium of £65,000 compared with existing property for sale. This premium increased by £5,000 over the last twelve months. Here in East Renfrewshire we have seen a huge surge in new homes being built, especially around Newton Mearns and the Maidenhill […]read more>>