Staging your Home for New Buyers in the New Year


With the New Year just around the corner many people are planning on make changes to their lives including selling their homes. If you are a landlord who is struggling to find a tenant for a property, or have had to update your landlord insurance to include unoccupied property insurance, you may want to consider selling your property too. If this is the case the first thing you need to think about is how to entice people to purchase your property through staging.

Viewings over Christmas are not advisable as it tends to be a busy time for landlords and house prices often fall. However, once things return to normal in the New Year there are a few things you can do to make sure you attract as many potential buyers as possible.

Heating On

The first thing to do is make sure that the property is warm before the viewing: a cold home is not an inviting home. As you aren’t living in the property yourself you can always set a timer to come on before the viewers arrive, this way the house will be warm and noisy boilers won’t kick in mid-viewing. (more…)

Fastest Selling Cars of November Revealed

Image of Sale SignA few weeks ago QuoteSearcher posted an article discussing how the motor trade industry is growing, and that many in the industry expect for this growth to continue in 2014. We also revealed another piece of good news for motor traders, as the amount of new registrations reported in November was also on the rise, meaning that more and more people are investing in new cars. (more…)

Win an Autoglym Set in QuoteSearcher’s Christmas Giveaway!

QuoteSearcher Christmas CompetitionAfter a hard day’s at work most motor traders don’t have the time or the energy to look after their own cars, and unfortunately this means they can become neglected. However, we are giving away an Autoglym Perfect Bodywork and Wheels set which we know will be too tempting for any motor trader not to use! (more…)

Could Driverless Cars be the Future?

Google's Driverless CarWe have already heard of companies creating driverless cars, such as Google who has been testing their version for a number of years now. However, it seems as though they may become a reality sooner than we think, as next year Volvo is releasing one hundred autonomous cars onto Sweden’s roads. For many, the thought of driverless cars is difficult to comprehend, however motor traders need to get to grips with the idea in order to future-proof their companies. Here, we look at the driverless car phenomenon in more detail: (more…)

4 Tips for Selling Second-Hand Cars

Used CarsDue to the recession the amount of people looking to invest in second-hand cars has increased, as many now struggle to afford a new model. This is why most car dealers offer both new and used cars to their customers, as well as a number of after-sales products on both types of models. However, selling second hand cars often requires more effort than selling new ones, as customers are more wary of vehicles that have had previous owners. Here, we look at how you can make a profit from selling second-hand cars: (more…)

UK’s Taxis Adapting for the Future

London TaxiOver the past few years public transport across the UK has been evolving in order to provide a better, more comfortable, service to passengers. For example, a number of trains throughout the country will soon have Wi-Fi access allowing passengers to access the internet during their journeys, while coaches are now providing beds and televisions.

Taxis have also seen new technology installed in their vehicles, especially in large cities such as London and Manchester. Now, passengers have the ability to pay their fare by card, with some machines even providing touch payment options. There are also a number of taxis with televisions installed, meaning that customers can travel in style and advertisers have a new way to promote their products. But how are taxis adapting for the future? (more…)