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Let's get this party started… Oops I meant market started!
Now when agents are being straight with you, they will confirm the market has been “pants” (yes, that’s a technical term!) at best over the last couple of years.
In the Tunbridge Wells area we are very lucky in that it's a lovely area with fabulous schools and great facilities, and people often just move about in the area, whether upsizing or downsizing.
So, we have no reason not to get on and move, no matter what happens with prices - up or down, sometimes life is just more important. If you live in your home for a good few years when you look back at the price you paid it becomes less relevant the more years that pass! And if the price of your property has gone down, then so will the price of the one you buy.
At KMJ Property we are genuine, we give straight forward advice and do our upmost to correctly price your home, we don’t tell you what you want to hear and we don’t over value to flatter you, as you would only have to accept a much lower offer some months later.
We are contactable 7 days a week, we advertise in all the best places, provide great photos included in our fee which is very competitive and we have, again, invested in a new website to ensure it is kept modern and user friendly which also has an instant valuation facility.
We have also had good success recently with land deals, so if you have a plot of land or think there may be a plot of land within your garden, please speak to us.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our clients - past, present & future a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and a fantastic 2019! All our phone messages and emails will be monitored over the Christmas period even when our office is closed, so you can rest assured no leads will be missed.
David & Suzanne
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We are now offering a selection of Spanish properties for sale, we have selected some nice genuine partners in Spain to work with. So if you are considering a Spanish investment or a holiday home please drop us an email, we would be delighted to help and would introduce you to the right person in Spain.
The property market in Spain is beginning to pick up at long last, not knowing quite what will happen after Brexit it has been suggested that buying before we leave the EU could be a very good idea as it is thought that anyone owning a property before we leave will be fine!
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Down-sizing is a very difficult decision to make, friends, neighbours, memories...... but remember that we are only caretakers of our properties, what makes it the home is what you fill the property with, pictures, love and memories. We look after, develop and maintain the property ready for the family, you take the memories and love with you.
We very lucky in the UK to have so much history in our homes including all those improvements made by families before us!
We have dealt with many people down-sizing over the years and the people who get the most out of it are those who choose to do it early enough, when they want to rather than when they need to, some leave it too late and then resent the move. We also often when showing a house "it's not big enough for all my furniture ". At this point I have to delicately remind them that downsizing doesn't just involve reducing the size of the property but also the contents within! EBay is sometimes mentioned at this point!
Give consideration to shops, doctors, bus routes etc. Not necessarily for now but if you plan this to be your last move, then one day it might be useful say in 5, 10, or 15 years from now. Feel free to contact us for a chat about it, the easier you make life the more you can get out of it.
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter" - Mark Twain
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We are very soon going to be offering Spanish property for sale. Buying is Spain can be very difficult, knowing which Agent to trust is the first problem. We are establishing links with a few of what we think are some of the best and most genuine agents in various parts of Spain.
We are told that after a long time the market is beginning to pick up in most parts of Spain, I have asked several agents about Brexit and of course nobody knows the details yet but it seems that a lot of people think it is a good time to buy right now, because people with a home in Spain already will have the least problems when we come out of Europe!
Very soon we will list a small selection of properties on our website from different areas of Spain, this is very much to whet your appetite! When you are ready to buy we will introduce you to what we hope will be a genuine agent in Spain that can show you more properties including some that may not be online anywhere.
If you're not interested in buying in Spain, don't worry we have set up a new page on our website to keep the Spanish properties away from our usual listings!
Adiós por agora
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Once you have your finances sorted, start looking at properties, register with agents and with the portals such as Rightmove and OnTheMarket, which will send you through updates. Check out the areas of properties you like the look of before viewing. View a few places, but don't delay, if it feels right, then it probably is, if you like it, other people will like it too, don't miss out. Please give lots of thought to your solicitor. You may think going online and getting the cheapest deal is the best idea, but in the grand scheme of buying a property you don't want to scrimp on your legal advice. Get some quotes, read the reviews, have a chat with the person who will do the work, find out if you get a direct phone number and email, a local company can also be very useful, enabling you to pop in and pick up forms and sort out ID etc. If solicitors are being recommended to you, check why. Is it a family member recommending a firm they have always used? - Great, a good experience is a great recommendation. Is it your financial advisor referring because they earn a fee out of it? We recommend local friendly firms and we don't receive referral fees from any solicitors, we recommend based purely on the experience and service received from them over a number of years. This a big subject and an important decision so feel free to call us for a chat 01892 515188