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Buying Your Next Home

Posted: 20th August 2017

Having been an estate agent for a number of years, I hear all kinds of stories of people losing out on buying that dream home or maybe they are not really informed on how to best go about the task of getting an offer accepted. Finding a property. The most obvious place is the property … ...read more >>


2nd Quarter 2017 Market Review

Posted: 12th July 2017

In 2016 we saw an average increase in house prices of 3.5% compared to 2015. This is a brad average of course and location and property style can influence this considerably. ...read more >>


The Oldest ‘Dilemma’ In Property – Should I Sell or Buy First?

Posted: 20th June 2017

The question is asked by most people who already have a property but want to move somewhere else. Do you find and secure the next place before selling because you want surety that your next home, will be exactly what you want. On the face it, a completely natural choice to make. The flip side … ...read more >>


What’s your House Brand

Posted: 20th May 2017

Branding is a symbol or mark that distinguishes one product from another, just as it was originally intended to ensure farmers and ranchers knew which herd was theirs. It’s now a kind of short-cut; think of the Nike swoosh, or Red Bull’s wings; all the brand personality and attributes are delivered through that one graphic: … ...read more >>


Thinking of moving to Linlithgow?

Posted: 24th April 2017

Linlithgow is a Royal Burgh in West Lothian with a population of around 19,000. The birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. The ruins of the Royal Palace can be visited in a beautiful setting next to Linlithgow Loch with St Michaels Parish Church (which dates from the 15th century) sitting alongside. The patron saint of … ...read more >>


Preparing your Home for Selling this Spring

Posted: 31st March 2017

When it comes to showing you property you want to show it at its best. Often potential buyers cannot see past clutter and repairs, even if you consider them to be small. Its Spring, so time to roll up the sleeves and get the Spring cleaning done, investing a bit of hard work and some … ...read more >>


1st Quarter 2017 Market Review

Posted: 20th February 2017

In 2016 we saw an average increase in house prices of 3.5% compared to 2015. This is a brad average of course and location and property style can influence this considerably. ...read more >>


Paul Rolfe Estates, we don’t sell property, we sell viewings

Posted: 16th February 2017

Properties with what was once described to me as a ‘disadvantageous’ homes (main road, proximity to sewage works, next door to a takeaway, etc) – need more skill and effort to sell them, as do homes..... ...read more >>


Brexit, Panic, Panic AND BREATHE

Posted: 16th January 2017

So the votes are in and we are leaving the EU, except there is a little doubt that we will actually do it. A lot of political negotiations will take place first, and in fact we are two years away before we leave and changes take place. ...read more >>


Does Décor Matter?

Posted: 16th December 2016

I am frequently asked does it matter, it’s only paint, and there is no point in decorating to sell, as the next person will change it. Surely people can see past what I have and do there own thing ! ...read more >>