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Keep up to date with what’s going on at Pearsons and in our surrounding communities across Hampshire.

Gifts for the Winchester Team

  • 16 September, 2020

The Winchester Teams received these lovely gifts from a very happy client, who was delighted with the management of her property for the last 12 years through the lettings department and then sold by the Sales Team.  If you are looking for a professional Sales or Lettings service, contact your local office https://pearsons.com/our-offices 

Gifts for the Southampton Lettings Team

  • 1 September, 2020

The Team in Lettings and in particular Amy, received this lovely gift from a very happy client, with a card which read "Thank you for helping us with our new home, Thanks and Best Wishes"  If you are looking for a professional service, call or visit your local office https://pearsons.com/our-offices

Happy Clients in Winchester

  • 26 August, 2020

And the gifts just keep coming, Gail in Winchester received this lovely gift, with a card which read "Dear Gail, a big thank you for everything".

Southampton keeping the Clients Happy

  • 20 August, 2020

The Southampton Team and Gina received these lovely gifts from very happy clients, together with a card which read "Dear Pearsons and especially Gina, Craig and Sam.  Thanks for making our house sale and purchase happen and for always picking up the phone"

Flowers for Claire in Fareham

  • 20 August, 2020

These beautiful flowers were delivered to Claire in our Fareham office, thanking her for all her hard work chasing their sale through to completion.  Great job Claire !!

Happy Buyers in Southampton

  • 13 August, 2020

The Southampton team received these lovely gifts from very happy purchasers with a card which read "To Gina, Sam and all the Pearsons Team, many thanks for all your great work.  Wish you all the best and happiness.  B & M

Getting your home tip-top

  • 2 July, 2020

Your home will certainly be more attractive to buyers with some general sprucing up. Larger projects such as garage conversions, loft conversions or adding a conservatory could reap high rewards if you have the time and money but even the small things can make a big difference. Improvements that create a sense of space & privacy will increase saleability. If you're making improvements to add value to your home be sure not to personalise the decor so it appeals to buyers.

Kerb Appeal - First Impressions Count

You only get one chance to make a first impression so make it count! Make sure the outside is welcoming. Tidy the garden, weed pathways & driveways, put wheelie bins out of sight if you can. Your front door will say a lot about the rest of the house behind it. Make sure it's clean, repaint it if appropriate, maybe renew the door number and doorknob. 

Redecorate

Giving your home a fresh lick of paint can give it a whole new lease of life and can be inexpensive. Keep to light neutral colours and avoid bold colours all together.

DIY

Try to look at your home through the eyes of buyers. There could be some little issues which you've been meaning to fix & although not deal breakers can give an overall negative feel such as; dripping taps, squeaky doors or floors, mouldy sealant in kitchens & bathrooms, limescale on kitchen & bathroom fittings, broken window handles and even blown light bulbs.

Kitchen makeover

Kitchens are often a focus for buyers, so it may well be the first thing they look to replace if they can't imagine living in yours. You may not be able to afford a completely new kitchen but there are smaller ways to improve what you have. Depending on your budget you could change cupboard doors or just the handles, change worktops, maybe renew the sink & taps. De-clutter and keep the worktops clear, this alone will make a difference.

Updating your bathroom

Bathrooms need to look fresh and clean. Re-grout tiles, paint the walls in a light neutral colour, clean away any limescale, replace taps, renew the shower curtain or replace with a new shower screen.

A loft conversion

To add real value consider a loft conversion, it's a safe investment & quite cost-effective. It's the easiest way to add a bedroom & maybe even an en-suite. This will immediately push your home up into another price bracket. Most loft conversions are considered permitted planning but always check with your local planning authority beforehand.

A garage conversion

Why not convert your garage into extra living space, particularly if you have alternative parking and use your garage for nothing more than storage.  Firstly, you will need to check with your local planning authority if you need planning permission or whether it will be classed as permitted development.