We’ve donated £3400 to St Mary’s Childrens Ward

Wootton Islandwide Estate Agents are proudly supporting Sr Mary’s Children’s Ward.

We are contributing a percentage of every property sold to reach a total of £4000!

This money is being used to buy Games, Toys, Books, Crayons, Consoles, TV’s, Presents and Training.

Another great reason to sell your property with Wootton Islandwide Estate Agents!

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Daily Express Feature

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Not to give too much away but Victoria, portrayed by Jenna Coleman to rave reviews, went on to have nine children with Prince Albert and by the time they had their third the couple yearned for what so many parents dream of today: a summer escape by the sea.

Prince Albert designed Osborne House on the Isle of Wight for them and you can now hire holiday cottages in the grounds through English Heritage (Englishheritage.org.uk).

But how much better to have a place of your own on the island, where property prices are notably lower than other South Coast locations.

Getting on and off the island has been a source of debate for years.

Some say a bridge or tunnel would improve work opportunities and raise salaries while others say a permanent link would destroy the island’s identity. It would certainly mean a property price hike.

“About 45 per cent of our house sales are to mainland buyers, pretty much split between holiday home buyers and people retiring,” says Ben Williams, director of Wootton Estate Agents in Ryde.

Read the Rest Here – http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/property/721712/Victoria-secret-Bag-yourself-affordable-property-Isle-Wight

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Why Landlords Should use Letting Agents Rather than Renting Themselves

Letting Properties with Wootton Estate Agents

Being a landlord myself I have over the years rented my properties both ways and here’s why I would always use a letting agent…

1) It’s not personal – A letting agent has the responsibility of looking after your property so we have to get the right tenants.
If you are renting the property yourself privately you will advertise the property and meet the prospective tenants at your property. More often than not, the tenants will put you on the spot and ask for it there and then, and being your property, sometimes saying NO isn’t easy. Whereas a good letting agent has no problem saying NO, we are currently interviewing a number of clients and we will come back to you.

2) A letting agent will fully reference any prospective tenants. You can’t judge a book by the cover and neither can you judge another person. Sometimes the tenant seems ideal but an in-depth credit check or previous address check un-covers mountains of debt and un paid bills.

3) A managed property is an inspected property. As a landlord you can inspect the property yourself, but with the tenants there it can be an uncomfortable process and most landlords (myself included) skim through the property as quickly as possible. An inspection using a letting agency means the property manager goes to the property with a clip board and a pen in order to thoroughly check your property, checking kitchen cupboards, all rooms, cooker etc and if there are any problems a good letting agent has no problem confronting the issues with the tenants and explaining that it needs to be put right.

4) Can you keep up with all the new legislation? So here are some of the checks that landlords have an obligation to perform. Right to rent checks, gas safety checks, legionella risk assessment, issuing the correct AST, deposit protection regulation, smoke and CO2 alarms etc etc. We have to keep up with all the legislation!

5) It takes all the hassle away… We deal with any hassle so you don’t have to.

6) A letting agent will collect your rent and credit your bank account normally within 72 hours, and if any one is late paying for any reason they can chase the payment, without you having to worry about any awkward conversations. They have an obligation to get you the rent due.

7) Those pesky maintenance issues. If you are ‘hands on’ you can deal with them yourself or for most landlords that have a managed property with a letting agent, the letting agent provide you with a couple of competitive prices and the biggest inconvenience you as a landlord have is to say yes or no.

A good letting agent is worth the fee, let them worry about your property so you don’t have to.

6 Reasons to Sell Your Property Through a Traditional Estate Agent

Selling a property may be daunting and online service may look like a cheap hassle free alternative, read this and your thoughts may change.

1)  Your traditional estate agent will get you more money!  An online agent will list your property and tell you the name and number of any potential buyers.  Whereas a traditional estate agent will more than likely have qualified the clients, learnt their budgets, know if the offer you receive for your property is their final offer or if they have another £10,000 to spend. One of the main things a good estate agent should do is get you as much money for your property as possible and will negotiate hard for you to get it…  Online might be cheaper, but you get what you pay for.

2)  Traditional estate agents work on a no-sale, no-fee basis whereas most online agencies ask for their fee up front ( and 10 months deferred isn’t free)..  Who do you think will be the most motivated agent to sell your property? The one you have already paid (online) or the one who has to work hard to sale your property and get the fee.

3)  Sales progression – The time from accepting an offer to the sale completing, seems to be much easier with traditional estate agents, which doesn’t sound a big thing but trust me when things go a little wrong you need an agent that knows what is going on.

4)  Traditional estate agents spend all day sitting in an High Street office speaking to potential purchasers of your property.

5)  Most online agencies don’t offer local press advertising.

6)  It’s a horrible thing to think about but we qualify and escort all of your potential purchasers around your property taking away any risk to yourselves.

The list goes on but in summary a good traditional estate agent,

  • Should get you more money
  • Work harder on a no-sale no fee basis
  • Look after you from the start to finish
  • Always on hand for you especially when things go a little wrong
  • Speak to more purchasers
  • Advertise in the local press so your property is viewed by the biggest audience possible

If you think about it, when you see advertising for an online agency it’s all about the agency…
When you see advertising for a traditional agency it’s all about the property!