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eMoov Guides

Everything you need to know about buying and selling property

Credit Suisse’s Digital Conference

We took a day out of the office to attend the Credit Suisse’s Digital Conference this week to watch our own Russell Quirk take the stage among a few other familiar and rather distinguished faces. The conference is held annually with four speakers discussing the... read more

Friendly Advice

Both reviews and word of mouth are timeless methods of sharing information, and are often considered the most credible way when making a decision to use a service. It goes without saying that we can trust our friends, but with the rise of technology, the internet has... read more

Top House Buying Tips [infographic]

Buying a new house, though sounds exciting, but it can also be stressful and confusing. What type of house you prefer? Would it be convenient for your family? How much is your budget? Truth is, there’s more than meets the eye. To help you, here are some house... read more

England vs Wales, Property vs Rugby

The timeless competition between England and Wales started well before their first rugby match against each other in 1881, and still persists today outside of the sporting realm. Although, let’s be serious, it’s still very much there in the sporting realm if last... read more

Simple Tips to Increase the Value of your Property

When you’re in the market to sell your home, it’s understandable that you want to get the best price possible. In order to get that extra cash, there are a few easy updates that can increase the value of a home and attract more interested viewers. Let us walk you... read more

How to Sell a Property Online

As Bob Dylan perfectly put it: “the times they are a-changin’.” Of course, they are evolving everywhere, but there are also significant changes erupting in the property industry. The traditional high street model is currently being disrupted by the online sector,... read more

The Estate Agent Gamble

Selling a home is a big decision and it is important to have a great estate agent along for the ride to facilitate the process. But in the sea of choices, how do you choose the best person for the job? We have compiled a list of tips that will help advise you during... read more

The Seasons of Selling Property

The myths surrounding what time of the year is best for selling property aren’t necessarily correct. The truth of the matter is, any season is a good time to sell depending on who is in the market for your home. Let’s look at how the season in a year play a role in... read more

Not All Online Estate Agents Are The Same

Over the past few months, the news has been filled with articles that position online estate agents in a somewhat dim, or unflattering light. The media often refer to a number of aspects to the online estate agency model as seemingly disadvantageous. Whilst this may... read more

Costs When Buying a House

Costs when buying a house Preparing to buy a property can be a daunting task, but it’s not just the cost of the property or a mortgage that buyers need to consider. Here’s a rundown of all the costs when buying a house. There are a number of additional... read more

Types of Mortgage

Types of Mortgage Getting the right mortgage can seem a mammoth task so it pays to know which types of mortgage are available before commencing your search. When considering which type of mortgage is right for you there is essentially two routes to go down –... read more

How to get a mortgage

Getting a Mortgage Buying your first home, or any home for that matter, can seem like a never ending, uphill struggle and one of the hardest parts can be securing the funding needed to take the plunge. Read on to find out how to get a mortgage that’s right for... read more

Finding a New Property

Finding a new property in this day and age really couldn’t be simpler. With the digital revolution changing the face of the estate agency sector, potential buyers can browse a plethora of properties from the comfort of their own home. The increasing popularity of... read more

How to Set Up Property Alerts

Rightmove and Zoopla do it!! The property market has been revolutionised by technological advances in recent years. As much as it has made our lives easier in the pursuit of our dream home, it also has its draw backs. One such draw back for the buyer being the speed... read more

House Viewing Tips for the Buyer

So you have found a potential property, it’s still on the market and you’ve arranged a viewing. There are a few things to consider when going to view. We’ve put together some helpful tips, when going to view a house as a buyer. Prior to Viewing Do Your Research With... read more

Negotiating and Making an Offer on a House

It can be an exciting moment when you realise you have found the property for you. But you’re not there yet, you still have to negotiate and make an offer. Finding the right balance is important and having the room to haggle either side of your budget is key. The... read more

A Guide to Conveyancing

If you’re looking to find the right conveyancer give our team a call on 0333 360 1073 and ask them about the discounted service we offer. If you want to know what conveyancing is, then read our guide to conveyancing. What is a conveyancer? Conveyancing is... read more

How to Choose A Solicitor

If you’re looking to find the right solicitor our team can help, call them on 0333 360 1073 and ask them about the discounted service we offer. Alternatively you can request a call back and one of our team will give you a call back. With the ease and cost of selling... read more

Ownership of a Property

If you’re looking to buy it is important to consider the ownership of a property and the implications this has on you buying it. There are two types of ownership of property: Freehold Leasehold Freehold Owning a property on a freehold basis is the more advantageous of... read more

Buying a property with a friend

With house prices in the UK and particularly in the nation’s capital having rocketed in recent years, many people are opting to buy with a friend just to get that first foot, or half a foot, onto the property ladder. But buying with a friend can often be awkward... read more

Buyers Guide to Moving Day

Your moving house!! The stressful process of finding your dream home is over and you have it in the bag. But there is still one more obstacle, the move itself, one of the most stressful events you are likely to face in life. But with adequate preparation you can... read more

Listing Your Property Online

By listing your property with eMoov you’re already one step ahead of the high street. The majority of high street agents have chosen to join property portal On the Market. This anti-consumer portal not only excludes online agents and holds back new properties for 24... read more

Assessing Your Property

Once you’ve signed up with your chosen package one of our local assessors will call you to arrange an appointment at a time to suit you. When you have confirmed this, they will visit your property to carry out the assessment so you can get on with your sale, all... read more

Valuing Your Property

Before signing up with eMoov, why not let one of our expert valuation team cast an eye over your property. We have people dedicated to valuing properties day in day out, so they know a thing or two about the value of your home. The valuation is free of charge and can... read more

Managing Your Property Viewings

Once your property has been listed online and the viewing requests start to come, in our expert viewings team will be in touch. We take care of everything so all you have to do is confirm the viewing and show them your house. Before liaising with you we take the... read more

Managing Offers On Your Property

Receiving an offer on your property can be an exciting and daunting experience. Luckily we have an expert team of experienced negotiators to guide you through to the finish line. They’ll not only negotiate the best deal for you, but see it through to completion,... read more

How to sell your home on Zoopla

Are you asking yourself, how can I sell my home on Zoopla? Here is our guide to answer this popular property selling question. As with Rightmove the only way to list your property on Zoopla is through an estate agent. Zoopla has done a fantastic job of growing their... read more

How to sell my house online

It really couldn’t be easier to sell your house online. The eMoov team are available seven days a week and provide unrivalled customer support every step of the way. That’s why we are ranked as the number one online estate agent by independent review body,... read more

Estate Agent Fees

On average estate agents will charge you around 1.6% of your final sale price plus VAT in fees. Doesn’t sound like much but it can end up running well into the thousands once applied to a six figure sum. Although you can find an estate agent with cheaper fees, there... read more

Cheap Estate Agent Fees

As with everything it pays to shop around, the more you look the more likely it is that you will find a better deal. The less established estate agent is more likely to be cheaper, charging you less in fees to sell your home. However it is important to find a middle... read more

How to sell your house on Rightmove

Rightmove is the UK’s largest and most popular property portal so there is no better place to advertise the sale of your property. For a monthly subscription you can expose your house to the widest audience of potential buyers across the whole of Britain both on the... read more

Do I need an EPC when selling my home?

What is an EPC? What is an EPC or energy performance certificate? In short an EPC is an asset rating that tells you how energy efficient your property currently is and what sort of impact it has on the environment as a result. What type of EPC do I need? The type of... read more

Making Improvements to your home

When preparing your house to sell there are a number of things you can do to increase its desirability. Of course there are the basics that everyone considers such as is the house clean and tidy, but there are also a number of things you can do to increase your... read more

How much is your house worth?

How much is my house worth? The question that can make or break the sale of your property. No one wants to under value their home but in contrast over pricing it can leave it sat on the market for months on end costing you money in the process. The real answer is your... read more

How to value your home

eMoov’s latest sales figures show we asking price on average 99% of the time, in comparison to the industry average of 96%. Valuing your home can seem like a daunting task but with the advancements in technology and the tools readily available on property portals... read more

Local knowledge when selling a property

The popularity of online estate agents has highlighted there is very little extra traditional agents do to justify their substantially higher fees. eMoov has been outperforming traditional agents in terms of price and service and the final straw they seem to be... read more

Moving your utilities and entertainment supplier

Utilities and Entertainment Moving your utilities and entertainment supplier can be the last thing on your mind when selling your house, but can be a potential thorn in your side if not given enough prior consideration. Luckily these days it is not too much of an... read more

Sellers Guide to Moving Day

You’re moving house!! The stressful process of securing a buyer and finding your new property is over. But there is still one more obstacle, the move itself, one of the most stressful events you are likely to face in life. But with adequate preparation you can... read more

For sale by owner

For sale by owner is essentially the same as selling your home privately. The main benefit is avoiding the hefty percentage fee, charged by a high street agent on the sale price of your home. It can be a great way of maximising the profit on the sale of your house but... read more

Advertise your house on Rightmove with A Premium Listing

If you’re selling your house online, you will almost certainly be listing your property advert on the major property portals such as Rightmove. These have become the go to sites for house hunters across the nation and so not listing with them will put you at a severe... read more

Advertise your home on Rightmove with a Featured Listing

In this day and age, selling your house online, without the help of the major property portals such as Rightmove, can be very tricky. Rightmove and Zoopla have become the first stop for the nation when looking to buy a house, so maximising your properties potential in... read more

DIY Estate Agents – Selling Your Home Online

With the rise of property websites such as Rightmove and Zoopla and the explosion of the online estate agency sector, selling via the internet has become increasingly popular. However the term DIY estate agent has been coined by many to describe the process of selling... read more

Modern Estate Agents

Gone are the days of estate agents in shiny suits, fighting it out for your business, with empty promises of good service and false valuations to get you on their books. Estate agency has changed and the modern estate agent is here. What is a modern estate agent? The... read more

Estate Agent Industry Terms Explained

As with many professions, estate agency has a number of industry terms that can often be confusing for those looking to buy or sell a house. Luckily it isn’t too complicated and we have put together a dictionary of the most commonly used industry terms, so you know... read more

How to Switch Estate Agents

The first and arguably most important thing when choosing an estate agent is to read your contract in full. Unfortunately, this does include the fine print but it is vital that you know what you are getting into. Although this may take some time, this will undoubtedly... read more

House viewing advice for the seller

So you have potential buyers wanting to view your house, don’t panic, with a little preparation you can show them around your property far better than any traditional estate agent. First things first, is your house ready? As we all know first impressions are... read more