How Can I Save Money When I Sell My House Fast?

How Can I Save Money When I Sell My House Fast?

The summer sales are over, though nowadays ‘Sale’ signs appear to be all-year-round facts of life for some retailers.

Of course, if so-called ‘sale prices’ merely tempt people to spend money on things they neither needed nor had planned to buy, it is counter-productive for the buyer.

To spend £800 rather than £1,000 on something you didn’t need is a false economy; rather than £200 saved it’s a case of £800 lost.

But where the price for something you actually require is kept down as a result of reducing the normal cost, that’s a genuine saving.

Take house sales as an example. Here the ideal scenario is a fast turn-around which sees ownership of  a property transferred promptly and the cash for that transaction lodged just as quickly into the seller’s account.

Now some people baulk at the idea of a quick house sale, their reservation seemingly stemming from the belief that if it’s fast, easy and cheap it must be suspect.

So let Fast House Sale NI address those misgivings.

As market-leaders in Northern Ireland, they enjoy an excellent reputation for integrity. In addition, they willingly lay their track record on the line for examination by anyone who might have concerns.

In doing so, Fast House Sale NI readily acknowledge that some other companies, purportedly offering  similar services, may not necessarily adhere to such high standards of integrity and customer care.

But don’t judge the pick of the crop by the poor standard of a few bad apples in the orchard.

So how exactly do Fast House Sale NI manage to cut their customers’ costs in selling their property?

The traditional means of selling a house is via an estate agent  whose role is to market your property in the most productive manner before the widest possible audience in the hope of selling it for the highest-possible price.

In pursuit of this objective, the estate agent will advise you on the value of your home and then advertise it at that price on the open market.

Assuming the estate agent is successful – though this could take some considerable time and may also entail you having to reduce the original asking price – he/she will be entitled to a percentage of the sum for which the property was sold.

As well as providing ‘a wage’ in the form of commission for the estate agent, your costs to him/her  will include those involved in advertising the property, with boards, newspaper ads and on-line.

You, meanwhile, are likely to have incurred some further costs as a result of having carried out a few minor improvements in the course of preparing your home for viewings by those possibly – but not necessarily – interested in buying it.

Examples? New carpet to replace any that are grubby or worn, a fresh lick of paint here and there and a few rolls of wallpaper to cover your teenage offspring’s black bedroom abomination.

To this financial outlay add the time involved in giving the place a general make-over in the form of tidying up the garage and the garden as they, too, will be on view when your potential buyers hopefully start calling.

With the name of the game being to minimise the cost involved in selling a property, it is here that Fast House Sales NI come into their own.

Since they are buying the property there in no need for any estate agent. No fees, costs or commission, then.

And since there is no estate agent, neither is there any need for advertising. You have your buyer – it’s Fast House Sale NI – so you don’t need to market the property anywhere else.

Nor do Fast House Sale NI need to sell anything of their own or await confirmation of a mortgage from a bank or building society before being in a position to buy your home. They are ready to buy, with cash, NOW.

Fast House Sale also minimise the need for solicitors’ involvement, saving you yet more money.

And, of course, selling quickly means you do not have to go on forking out for mortgage repayments, rates or maintenance.

Normally they offer 80% of the current market value, though sometimes this figure reaches 90%. If that offer is accepted by you, there is no back-tracking or reneging on their part.

Nor do any hidden ‘extra costs’ suddenly appear. They pay what they said they would pay. Always.

Completion time? Six to eight weeks from start to finish. But sometimes four.

As well as being quick, it’s totally discrete; it’s sold before anyone even knew it was for sale.

Call Fast House Sales NI now and let them get you sorted.

The Belfast Property Market

We are in un-chartered economic waters right now, with the international market in a state of flux and the UK and the rest of Europe trying to come to terms with what the Brexit vote is going to mean for ordinary people.

The pound has plummeted against the dollar and the euro, making imports more expensive. Meanwhile the UK’s base interest rate remains marooned at an unprecedented 0.25%. Oil prices are soaring again.

Interest rates may change, the pound may increase – or continue to decrease – in value, greater inflation is probable, a return to recession is possible. In truth, with so many experts interpreting the same facts totally differently and contradicting one another’s forecasts every day, Joe Public does not know what or whom to believe. But come what may, people are going to need a roof over their heads.

So what is happening in the Northern Ireland property market now?
With offices in south Belfast and Templepatrick, Aria have a finger on the pulse, both in the city and 10 miles out into the country. And despite all the post-Brexit uncertainty, they are seeing clear evidence of a market which is strengthening steadily, in a responsible manner and at a sustainable rate. Hopefully the madness of 2005-07 when property prices went crazy has taught everyone a salutary lesson.

Northern Ireland people tend to be conservative by nature, inclined to weigh things up rather than stampeding into risky ventures. That being the case, most will welcome the news that the idea of buying a home simply to make quick money from selling it on again a relatively short time later appears to have had its day. For now at any rate. From working with ordinary people merely trying to sell or buy ‘a home’ – in the true sense of the word – Aria have seen a real change in attitudes. Instead of purchasing in the hope of making money from a quick re-sale, buyers’ decisions are back to being based on how and where they plan to live for some time to come.

So at the moment there is considerable interest in available property and the price it is fetching. Supply is an issue at certain levels, with demand outstripping availability. And that, in turn, is nudging prices upwards – but not in the way we saw in the mid-2000s. Right now you can sell and buy at a good market-based price. While there is an element of ‘wait and see’, particularly at the top end of the price bracket, interest in mid-range properties is encouragingly strong. This, of course, is destined to translate into sales and when it does, the money that produces will begin to filter through elsewhere on the property ladder.

In addition, there is more and more evidence of new-build homes. Those are attracting a lot of first-time buyers – young couples and young single professionals – into the market.
Many of those intent on buying are drawn increasingly to more and more advanced ‘turn-key packages’ whereby the purchaser gets to put their identity on the property from the outset by choosing their own fittings, kitchens and bathrooms, for example.

Meanwhile three-bedroom semis and smaller detached houses are sparking interest, too, particularly from growing families. Aria have discovered that with lenders now much more cautious than was the case a decade ago, in turn would-be borrowers have responded by being prepared to make sacrifices in order to put down the biggest possible deposit.  In the hope of minimising their outgoings, thus leaving a lot more of their disposable income intact, many are continuing to live with their parents.

There are some excellent mortgage products out there and obviously the more a borrower is able to put down, the better the deals and more favourable the rates they will be offered. With huge development sites having been bought in Comber and Newtownards, clearly there are fresh projects on the way, reflecting confidence in the state of the property market.  One reason for this optimism in the fact that the figures are making sense again. Something that, at the height of the boom soared to £200,000 can now be bought for £70,000. An attractive residence, realistically priced and therefore affordable equals genuine interest on the part of buyers.

The approach on the part of buyers and sellers alike is altogether more pragmatic. Growth is sensibly paced. We’re told that the price of houses may rise by up to 7.8% this year!

But the biggest single change is that we are back to a situation where people see their home as being just that – their home, not bricks and mortar out of which to make a vast profit very quickly,
Aria are leading the way in this, by keeping their eyes, and those of their clients, focused on reality – real homes for real people at realistic prices.

Aria Residential, Belfast Estate Agents

There are footballers and then there are FOOTBALLERS. They may, theoretically, be playing the same game but their ability to do so varies greatly.
While all players are restricted by the same pitch dimensions, use the same size and weight of ball and adhere to the same rules, for some reason the Irish League boasts none of comparable skill to Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo!

The same is true in every walk of life, of course. Sometimes there is a wow factor that sets the best apart from the rest. There are numerous labourers but very few master craftsmen.
That is why the latter stand out from the crowd. Fact.

When it comes to that general rule, estate agents are no different to those in other spheres. Which means there are some great estate agents – and others who are not. Now in straightforward language, an estate agent’s job is to facilitate and enable the sale and purchase of property. Sounds a pretty clear-cut role with little scope for flair or individuality. So why are some so much better at it than others? And just how big a difference does that make to the person trying to sell or buy a home?

Well, as with any situation in which someone excels, invariably you will find that as well as natural ability there is a work ethic, a drive to succeed, a commitment to excellence and, in pursuit of that goal, a willingness to go the proverbial ‘extra mile’.

That attitude is what separates winners from also-rans.

Aria Residential belong in the former category by virtue of their dedication to raising the bar in terms of the service they provide as estate agents. Having come into being just before Northern Ireland’s house market began to plunge into free-fall following the global economic crash of 2008, they really had to earn their spurs the hard way. With the market disintegrating and so many estate agencies competing for the meagre scraps off a fast-shrinking Northern Ireland property sales table, they knew that the only solution was to out-perform rivals by providing a quality of service that others were not offering.

‘Attention to detail’ became their mantra back then. And having seen it deliver results through the worst of times, they have never felt tempted to change it. Thus ‘Attention to detail’ remains their modus operandi today.

Their undertaking to up the standard in terms of what estate agents offer and do has seen them set new highs in a variety of ways. By embracing technology they have emerged as trailblazers in the field of property marketing in Northern Ireland. They specialise in social media advertising, so reaching the widest possible number of potential – as well as specifically targeted – property buyers and investors, be they traditional mum, dad plus 2.4 children family group or landlords interested in finding accommodation with rental potential.

As well as being so far-reaching – way beyond the range of any For Sale board or newspaper advert, for example – on-line marketing goes on 24/7.
Another of their services is that they have a bank of clients with specific requirements, so when an appropriate property becomes available they are able to match the two.
Aria also have made a point of recruiting staff who know about property and how the market works. As home-owners and investors themselves, those staff members know how it feels to be buying or selling a home.

Simple things, like Aria’s working hours, reflect their commitment to serving clients for whom 9-5, Monday-Friday is unsuitable. In addition, Aria put their money where their mouth is by paying the costs others charge the customer. In other words, no up-front costs, no advertising fees. Furthermore, if they fail to sell your house, they charge you nothing. As well as underlining the faith they have in their ability as estate agents, that provides particular motivation for them to deliver a sale!

They pride themselves on their knowledge of the market, too. There is no secret formula, there are no shortcuts; their know-how is down to sheer hard graft and thorough research. As a result, their valuations are realistic, so hastening sales. Their advice is honest and knowledge-based, too. They know what will attract or deter people who might be interested in buying or renting a property. They also know that a minor outlay can make a world of difference and prove to be a very shrewd investment.

In addition to their ‘Attention to detail’ mantra, Aria have four key words in their company ethos. They are listening’, ‘value’, ‘integrity’ and ‘innovation’.

So if you want to sell, buy or rent property, get in touch with them.

Should I Buy A House Or Rent A House? Aria Residential

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the ‘Should I buy or should I rent?’ question.

In reality it depends on what you want to do, what you expect your home to be and its role in all the other areas and aspects of your life.

The current state of the property market – and, as a result, prices – is a huge factor, too, particularly given the fact that prices can plummet as well as spiral, a fact which many tens of thousands in Northern Ireland can confirm in the wake of 2008 and the negative equity crisis that followed. The repercussions of that are on-going, of course – the road to recovery will be a long one.

Finally, and perhaps most pertinently and importantly, is the matter of what is realistic for you in terms of what you need in tandem with what you can afford. To that end, are you thinking in terms of the next 12 months or the next 20 years?

So, let’s go through those points step by step.

Firstly, what do you want your home to be?
Is it as straightforward as a mere roof over your head for the foreseeable future, or do you regard it as being your castle – a good, enjoyable, safe, affordable ‘home’ in the true sense of the word. In other words, the place where you feel you belong and, because of that, love to be?

Or is it, first and foremost, an investment from which you hope to make money? And if it is the latter, in the interim do you see yourself treating that property as your family home and actually living in it for some time to come? Or might you be happy to move on as soon as there is some profit available?

Your attitude as to what a home is or should be will go a long way towards determining how you feel about owning or renting it. If you see a home as being nothing much more than the place to which you go after work and wherein you sleep, that does not suggest any great level of attachment to it on your part. In those circumstances, renting might make more sense at this stage.

Things, however, can change. You would not be the first fun-loving single guy or girl to have changed direction, decided to settle down and begun to view the world through very much more mature and serious eyes!

Note, too, that there is no shortage of owners who never spend a minute of their time in properties they have bought. That’s because they buy a home in which they see investment potential and rental income rather than with a view to ever living at that address themselves.

Note, too, that our fixation with home ownership is not one shared by everyone. Go to continental Europe and you will discover a much higher percentage of people who prefer to rent rather than tie themselves to a long-term mortgage commitment.

Secondly, what role do you see your home playing in the rest of your life? That’s a crucial question and the answer to it is that it depends on what stage you have reached and what hopes and plans you have regarding what happens next. What is your marital/relationship status right now? Do you have children? If so, at what stage are they education-wise? Pre-school? Nursery? Primary? Secondary? For those with children, proximity to school is a big consideration. Living somewhere which is going to entail a long haul to and from their seat of learning Monday to Friday – and Saturday, too, if they participate in sport – is hardly ideal. That one is pretty obvious.

If you do not have children at this point, but hope to start a family at some future date, it is vital that you factor this into your thinking, especially if there is a particular school you would like your offspring to attend.

Of course, location is all-important in each of the other areas of your life, too. How close to work would you be living if you were to buy or rent this property? Shops? Churches? Relatives and friends? Favourite sports club(s)?

Thirdly, what is the state of the property market in Belfast? And, indeed, in the rest of Northern Ireland? Is this an opportune moment to be buying? Or selling, come to that?

And if you plan to buy, how ready for that are you? Do you want or need to do so quickly, or can you wait to see how things unfold a little further down the line? Big questions, as the timing could end up saving – or costing – you a lot of money. Which takes us to the fourth and final point of what EXACTLY you want or need to do NOW.

Do you have to sell a home first in order to buy? Is bridging finance an option or a non-starter? Have you consulted your lender regarding a future mortgage, or sought expert advice about re-negotiating the terms of your existing loan? All things to be included in your thinking.

Or, if you are renting, have you made yourself known to a reputable, results-endorsed estate agency whose track record confirms their standing as experts committed to top-quality customer service and noted for their attention to detail? Their standing is boosted if they are able to add a portfolio of first-class rental properties plus unrivalled back-up and support.

If all of those ingredients are present you have the perfect answer to any property-related problem, whether you are renting, buying or selling property in Belfast.
Aria major in all three – renting, buying or selling – as well as offering bespoke advice and assistance en route to matching the right people with the right property in the right location at the right price.

Whether it is a short-term rental for just a few days or weeks , the long-term purchase of a property which is to be your family’s home or indeed anything else in between, Aria pride themselves on providing more than others by way of service and expertise.

Every customer enjoys that level of support; there are no gradations and no class distinctions based on the amount of money involved. If you’re renting a one-bedroom flat, a two-bedroom terrace house or a top of the range detached home, they undertake to treat you the same.

We opened with the question ‘Should I buy or should I rent?’
It varies from person to person, couple to couple or family to family depending on what you/they need, what you/they want and how much you/they are able to afford.

The answer, however, is the same, whether you rent or buy. For honest advice, genuine help and unmatched attention to detail designed to make renting or buying a stress-free process, contact Aria.

Aria Residential, The Landlord’s Choice

It isn’t rocket science; a landlord’s primary objective is to make money, be it as a result of rental income or through selling property at the right price at the right time.

Either way they will benefit from a good working relationship with a proven, knowledgeable, reliable, trustworthy estate agent whose record supports his or her claims to be able to find a good tenant or a genuine buyer. Aria tick each of those boxes, and quite a few others besides, hence their popularity and reputation among landlords.

The Lisburn Road-based estate agency’s name is recognised and acknowledged as one that is growing across Belfast, not least because of the size and quality of Aria’s management book. Aria have hundreds of landlords on board at this stage, and there are others keen to join them. This all translates as ever-growing portfolios offering a very wide range of properties and prices. And with access to an impressive number of buyers who come to Aria with specific requests, it is a process that works for each of the parties concerned. Win, win.

As well as providing all of the expected and traditional estate agent’s services, Aria help to source properties for customers. Their clients range from Joe and Joan Average who happen to have inherited some money and now want to buy a property to rent out, right up to large-scale investors who have funds of several million pounds with which to buy an entire portfolio. No job too small or large, then.

So if any landlord is thinking about selling a property or properties at this stage, there is a very real possibility that Aria will have someone on their books intent on buying just such a holding or holdings.  In a case like this there is no need for boards or advertising; with a vendor and a purchaser meeting one another’s requirements it is a quick, smooth, straightforward transaction. Thus, with customers already standing by, waiting, ready, willing and able to buy appropriate properties as and when they become available, Aria are a lap ahead of much of the field.

Their success in catering for the upper and lower ends of the market are reflected in their figures. Just as they have done deals for £40,000, so too have they recorded others worth several millions of pounds. Their successes have been across the board and that is something which has earned them the respect and confidence of landlords, whether they are of the selling or buying variety. Of course, the situation is not static. Because people’s wants change, things seldom remain still for long in the world of landlords or the sale or purchase of houses, flats or apartments.

Aria are designed to cope with that reality. They major in finding out what exactly a potential buyer wants and then match them up with the appropriate property. It’s a time and money-efficient format that invariably delivers results. It might be a simple case of Joe and Joan Average wishing to invest in a to-let property that is pretty much good to go, with perhaps just a coat of paint required. Alternatively it could be a well-heeled group of investors intent on buying a much larger portfolio.

Does this happen? Yes, Aria recently completed a single transaction in which 38 houses were sold and bought. So, different clients with differing needs but almost without fail a satisfactory deal for all concerned.

While rents continue to provide good incomes for landlords, there are going to be challenges ahead. Tax changes are due in the next financial year, along with the disappearance of mortgage relief between now and the end of the decade. When that happens, average rents almost certainly will increase. Even so, some landlords are considering selling at this stage and those who are would be well advised to enlist with an agency whose credentials and pedigree confirm their expertise when it comes to bringing the right partners together.

Try Aria; you won’t be disappointed.

What Should I Look For When Buying A House?

There is no one size fits all answer to the question ‘What should I look for in a property?’

That is because in reality it depends on three key factors – and each of those varies from person to person.

Those factors and the questions arising from what you are looking for in property are:

(a) Are you intent on buying or renting? And if the answer is the former, are you planning to inhabit the property yourself or sub-let it to others?

(b) Your requirements, of course, will be determined by your particular circumstances. In other words, are you single or do you have a partner? If you do, are there young children, teenagers or young adult offspring in your equation? Or an elderly relative? Your answer here will play a big part in deciding how many rooms and how much actual living space you are going to need. Obviously that affects the buying, selling or rental price.

(c) What can you comfortably afford?
That last question applies in every instance, whether you are buying property for your own use or with a view to letting. It is applicable, too, if you wish to rent property as a tenant, for just as owners have a monthly commitment in the form of mortgage repayments to their lender, so too do tenants have a weekly or monthly outgoing in the form of rental payments to their landlord.
Whether you are buying or renting, a good, conscientious, market-informed, on-the-ball estate agent will be fully aware of like-for-like prices in the locality in question. If he/she isn’t, move on and find one who is. Quickly.
Why? Because your estate agent’s ability to value a property at a viable, realistic price and then market it to the appropriate audience is all-important. This is true whatever the nature of the property, because whether it is a house, flat or apartment, the same basic rules apply. Always.

Essential needs and demands vary. A young, single man or woman will have different requirements to a couple with the stereotypical 2.4 children and a dog. And when you then add in two or three ideal-world extras as to what would make their dream home, the buying/renting/letting scenario changes dramatically once again. People differ, ditto the sort of property they want or need.

So as was said at the outset, there is no one size fits all answer to the question. What you are looking for in a property is not necessarily the same as someone else with similar hopes, expectations or means, whether they are buying or renting.

For those attempting to sell – and in our still-uncertain post-Brexit climate that is likely to be more difficult than before – the role and importance of a time-tested and tried estate agent cannot be over-emphasised. Certainly, as things stand in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the EU, anyone intent on selling is going to need the help of an expert capable of attracting their property’s true sale value.
Currently no-one is quite sure of how things are likely to pan out in the property market.

What is certain, however, is that nobody at this point is suggesting that house, flat or apartment prices are going to rise in the foreseeable future. Indeed, in some areas – notably London and East Anglia – they have been falling steadily in recent weeks.

According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) mid-July survey of UK estate agents and surveyors, there is more pessimism about the state of the property market than at any point since the late 1990s.

In June inquiries from would-be buyers were down for the third month running and there was also a sharp decrease in the number of sales agreed.
Some 36% more respondents to the Rics’ survey reported a drop – the lowest reading since the start of traumatic financial downturn in mid-2008.

It was the third successive month of fewer sales, which is a worrying pattern.
And hand in hand with those glum statistics, the supply of properties coming onto the UK market fell in every region – with the notable exception of Northern Ireland.

That Rics survey concluded: “This is the most negative reading for near-term expectations since 1998.”

For good or ill – and that will depend if you are trying to buy, sell or rent at this juncture – clearly all of these imponderables are going to have an impact on house prices and rental charges.

So if you are aiming to buy, sell or rent, contact Aria for help and information on the state of the market and avail of their expertise.

Selling A House In Belfast

At a time when the housing market is improving, albeit that the improvement is more discernible in some parts of Northern Ireland than others, Belfast is an example of the former. In the south and east of the capital city in particular, prices are increasing steadily if not spectacularly. And that’s good, given that we are still living with the after-effects of a dramatic but unsustainable upsurge which saw the market go mad a decade ago. The lesson? You can only blow a bubble up so far before it bursts. In the wake of what happened post-2008, the market of 2016 is altogether more cautious and cagey, not least because lenders are no longer falling over themselves to throw money at us. They, like the rest of us, learned some very hard lessons.

With those wounds still fresh – indeed, in many cases, red-raw – prudence and care have replaced the ill-advised and irresponsible attitude which prevailed between 2005 and 2007 before ultimately proving ruinous. Those selling and buying today are a whole lot more circumspect and discriminating. Instead of waffle, inflated claims and inflated prices, today’s vendors are demanding integrity, reality and genuine prices. In particular, they are making it plain that estate agents have to measure up. So today in Belfast any sensible would-be seller is going to ask three pertinent but completely fair and reasonable questions. Those are:

(1) all in, how much will it cost me to sell my house?

(2) How much of that goes to you, Mr Estate Agent?

(3) What do I get from you in return for that fee?

Estate agents are like footballers; a few at the top end are outstanding, a great many others are just average and, as at the bottom end, some are plain awful.  They take clients for granted – often they take potential buyers for granted, too – and their old-fashioned methods are out of touch with the pace of the modern world. In short, their work as estates agents is sub-standard and sloppy. They over-charge and under-invest –at the expense of the seller in either case. Their failure to stay in touch with, and be part of, what is relevant in today’s property market is hugely disadvantageous to their clients’ prospects of selling quickly and/or for the best possible price. They open at times which suit themselves rather than those whose interests they are supposedly representing, while ensuring that it’s their client rather than they themselves who pick up the tab every step of the way.

Property in Belfast is plentiful. That being the case, there is no shortage of people keen to cash in at this stage. It’s time for the perceptive client to engage in some market research as to who offers most and does the job best. Who provides the best service, pays most attention to detail, is transparently cost-efficient – not least because they invest their own money rather than that of their client at the outset – and is motivated by the fact that unless they sell they don’t get paid?

Aria tick each of those boxes and a few more besides, blazing a trail as pace-setters in a highly competitive environment, witness the recent opening of a branch in Templepatrick to supplement their established head office on Belfast’s Lisburn Road.

They have staff who know the market and are totally comfortable with the latest hi-tech gadgetry. They have invested a lot of money in the latest on-line technology and high quality cameras, which means they can show any for-sale property in its best possible light to the widest possible audience.They are not restricted by geography to where they are based physically, nor are they confined to 9-5 office hours. If you want to visit, you can do so at any hour of the day or night, 365 days a year. How? Via technology which gives the potential buyer night and day access to the world of ‘virtual viewing’.  That goes hand in hand with the real thing, of course, so it isn’t instead of face to face contact and communication with an Aria estate agent. It’s simply an option, an alternative, an extra for those who are unable to call during conventional office hours. Or who don’t even live in Northern Ireland at this stage, but are keen to buy a property here.

Social media is the name of the game now and that is a reality Aria have embraced. There was a time when ‘advertising’ property for sale consisted of nothing more than a description of the dimensions and a picture in the estate agent’s window or on a board, plus an ad in the newspaper. No longer. The simple fact is that increasing numbers of people shop on-line nowadays – for groceries, books, music, clothes, furniture et al, as well as to make bookings, buy tickets or whatever else. Property is no different; increasingly those searching for property in Belfast do so on-line. Aria’s investment in equipment to facilitate this is nothing more than an acknowledgement that it’s how things are these days. Adapt or get left behind.

Conscious of that, Aria are on Propertypal, reaching the masses with details of that house, flat or apartment you’re trying to sell. This means they are able to advertise and promote properties nationally and internationally as well as closer to home. The charge for this? Well, there isn’t one – it’s all part of the service. Aria have invested in high specification cameras, too, which means that any photographs they display are of the highest standard. In other words, your for-sale property is going to be seen at its best.
All pictures of houses valued at £200,000 or more are taken by professional cameramen – free of charge. The Aria mantra is “Do everything properly, leave nothing to chance and you will sell the property.”

They minimise the work required of you by undertaking it themselves. Their valuations are based on knowledge of how other properties of comparable standard in the same locality have sold. Thus the vendor knows that the asking price is a true and fair valuation.
Aria do not fill clients’ heads with nonsense by asking for an unrealistic and therefore unattainable price. Nor do they make promises they cannot be kept. If they say it’s worth £180,000, that’s because it’s worth £180,000. So expect £180,000.

Their valuation fee? It’s free; that’s part of the service, too. Their insistence on honesty also includes them offering advice on improvements the would-be seller should make in order to boost the prospects of a sale. Again there is no flannel; if Aria believe a grubby carpet needs changing or a bedroom requires a coat of paint, they will tell you! Why? Because they know what they’re talking about and they know what works. All of the advice they offer is based on their knowledge and experience of what the modern-day buyer wants and expects. Meet those expectations  and the desired result will be achieved a lot more frequently and quickly. Estate agents will charge a percentage of the sale price; that is their modus operandi. But some charge a lot more besides, with the meter starting to run from the moment you enlist with them.

With their starting point being the fact that they make no up-front charges, Aria make it plain from the outset that they are in the business of selling. If they fail to do that, they don’t charge you a penny. Clearly they are in to win.