22/11/2017 Property News and insight from Chris Wood. Director of PDQ
The average likelihood of selling a property with our five main competitors is just 59%
At PDQ, however, you are 76% (29% more likely) to sell.
Methodology - New instructions v SOLD expressed as a percentage 01/01/17 – 13/07/17 Open source data from Zoopla. Competitors compared: Bradleys Estate Agents, Marshalls, Miller Countrywide, Millerson, The Mather Partnership.
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PDQ has partnered with the worlds' leading 3D scanning and HDR camera company Matterport (tm) of California and are now able to offer customers immersive 3D tours of their homes for sale and rent.
For a full screen version of this tour, click here
29/11/2016 PDQ becomes a licensed NAEA member agent. Chris Wood Cert REA CPEA FNAEA, Director of PDQ, is a former President Elect and board member of the Association and has rejoined having resigned in 2009.
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DON'T LET BLACK FRIDAY PUT A BLACK MARK ON YOUR CREDIT SCORE
Anyone hoping to secure a mortgage or tenancy in the next few months will be subject to a stringent referencing process by the lender or a referncing agency.
Overspending at Christmas and New Year is something we are all guilty of but, for those who then fail to make the minimum payments, are late or, get into rent arrears, the consequences can be much more severe and long term than a penalty fee.
Home buyers with a poor and, or, recent credit Black mark may be refused a mortgage or have to go with a more expensive rate, whilst prospective tenants may find they face issues ranging from failing referencing (meaning that they will almost certainly be unable to rent many if any properties) to, for existing tenants, being evicted and being unable to rent anywhere new or, needing to move but being unable to due to a bad credit history.
The best advice is the most simple advice. Don't be tempted to overspend but, if you do, make sure you make the minimum monthly repayment and talk to your card provider. If you are a tenant, keep a separate account where your rent money is safe from temptation.
What is the likelihood your chosen agent will ask you to drop your asking price?
Read more here
Why can’t I keep my home marked as ‘For Sale’? Read the full article here
WHAT VALUE DO YOU PUT ON GOOD ADVICE AND INTEGRITY? Let's start the bidding at £177,000 Read the story here
"Best and final offers" - What does it mean at PDQ? Click here for the full article
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RICS is latest body to warn agents on dangers of portal juggling - Full story here
PDQ is very proud to be a leading campaigner against this fraudulent and criminal activity by some agents and portals. The RICS statement, although rather late to the field is, nonetheless, very welcome
12/11/2016 - see bottom of this page for data sources used
Challenge against St Ives and Carbis Bay second homes referendum ban is dismissed by High Court
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The latest figures from HM Land Registry have been released and show that prices remain relatively steady across the Duchy although transaction numbers are down by 34%.
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Data taken from Zoopla public source 13/11/2015 - 12/11/2016 inclusive. All figures are average unless otherwise stated out of the 88 agents who listed property in that time period on Zoopla in the West Cornwall area.
£254,116 Price on instruction
£263,757 SOLD price
£9,640.82 ABOVE average asking price
8.2 weeks selling time
All agents (88 operating in the area for the past 12 months)
£267,006 Price on instruction
£250,531 SOLD price
£16,475.04 BELOW asking price and £13,226 BELOW PDQs' average selling price
13.4 weeks selling time (5.2 weeks slower than PDQ)file:///C:/Users/User/Google%20Drive/google0fccd1d23cc52aae.html