Archive for February, 2016

Nothing In Life Is Free

The old cliché is that you never get something for nothing. Well, it’s usually true however at Allam Real Estate our philosophy is more about giving than taking. Our passion is to find ways to help make a difference to the people we meet and we continually ask our self – how can we enrich someone else’s life today Well this may not change anyone’s life, but it may be really handy if you ever lose your set of keys or find you’ve lef ...

Why Go Boutique

There are obvious advantages of using a boutique agency like Allam Real Estate, like receiving a more personal by dealing only with only one person who knows you, knows your needs and requirements, and will look after you throughout the whole transaction. But in this article we explain what some of the other benefits, a smaller more boutique agency really offers... Firstly, we don’t use a cookie cutter approach meaning that each and every cl ...

Agents Influence

As the market shifts and starts to level out, I have already noticed ‘fire’ sales everywhere. A great situation to be in as a buyer, but not so good for a seller. This is actually our favourite market to be in, because as there becomes more desperation in the market to close a deal – the differences between how companies operate and how well they are able to close deals at better prices become openly apparent. So what can an agent rea ...

Hiring A Friend

The shire is a small place and in many cases I hear about people wanting to sell with a friend who is in real estate. Understanding the reality to that decision could be detrimental to your marketing campaign. Before you hire a friend as your agent, here are some potential pitfalls to consider; 1. Your friend may not know the neighbourhood. Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need an agent with intimate knowledge of the market in th ...

Upstairs Or Downstairs

One of the biggest considerations when buying an apartment is deciding if you’ll buy upstairs or on the ground floor. It’s not just about getting views but whether there’s financial benefit to being higher up or lower down. Below we review some of the pros and cons for upstairs and downstairs. GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT PROS Absence of stairs: For areas with an ageing demographic, easily accessed downstairs apartments can be desirable No ...