Agency Newsletter – March 2015



Winter is drawing to a close, focusing the minds of potential vendors looking to market their home this Spring.  Have you considered what you are actually looking for from an agent?  There is much more to it than pricing the property and fees, consider whether the agent is:

  • Passionate, brimming with enthusiasm and truly understands the property?
  • Able to reach the buyers my property needs to be aimed at?
  • Well trained and capable of dealing with the sale?
  • Regulated?  Regulation should reassure your trust.
  • Well structured in their fees?  It is often difficult to compare fees as agents offer very different packages, discussion will often be required.
  • Including advertising in their fees?  If so, in what publications?
  • Using professional photographs and floor plans to maximise exposure?
  • Using a major web portal e.g. and
  • Able to access niche portals as well, giving extra market coverage?

At Armitstead Barnett we have it covered.  As Village and Rural Agents we know we can deliver on all counts.


Here at Armitstead Barnett we like to keep things fresh.  We are always looking to better ourselves.  In 2014 we redesigned our website and marketing material.  In 2015 we are proud to present….

new board with snowdrops


Designed to stand out from the crowd and the hedgerow.  Modern yet traditional, a sign of professionalism, enthusiasm, trustworthiness and prestige – The Village and Rural Agent.  Let this be THE Spring Sign that sells your home.


We are often asked how vendors can make the best first impression of the exterior of their property, beyond the usual “declutter, clear and clean”.  Here are five things we think matter.

  1. Paint.  If you have to open a gate or the front door, let this be well maintained as it sets the scene.  First impressions count.
  2. Mow. Well maintained lawns especially up to a drive will stand out.
  3. Fill. A number of the properties we market are accessed via tracks or unmade roads.  Fill those potholes to ensure the property appears as accessible as possible.
  4. Plant. The use of hanging baskets and tubs will often set a property off and make it look well loved.
  5. Open. Open the property up and give the property a feeling of space, cut back trees and bushes to allow plenty of light to the property.  Move parked cars to allow potential purchasers to turn their vehicles easily.


Anyon Lane, Bay Horse, Lancaster £550,000[

Carr Moss Lane, Halsall, Ormskirk £535,000


Jacksons Lane, Bispham, Ormskirk £999,999

Blackpool Road. Newton, Preston £375,000


Shady Lane, Bamber Bridge, Preston

Our friendly valuers would be pleased to meet you to discuss the sale of your home.  Call Armitstead Barnett to gain their expertise in selling Rural and Village Property.


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