Of all the main social media platforms, Instagram is certainly the most useful tool for estate agents. Using Instagram for property marketing is an excellent choice given its visual nature and with potential clients spending more and more time online this is a great opportunity to build a relationship with your audience and increase awareness of your brand. Here we’ve put together some simple tips on how estate agents can get the most out of Instagram.
Having worked with the UK’s leading estate agents for over three decades, we’ve got tried and tested packages for cost-effective and time-efficient property marketing collateral. Our full package marketing services are a popular choice as it means agents don’t have to worry about anything: this includes everything from EPCs and floor plans to high-quality property marketing photography, brochure design, copywriting and videography.
Videography is still a relatively new addition to selling houses, but now that people have realised the power of video it is becoming increasingly popular. Video can show the life and soul of a property better than static images, as it can highlight the flow of the accommodation, how one room opens to the next, and gives a better idea of scale when combined with photos and floor plans. Estate agent videography is the next best thing in selling houses and we’re excited to see how the industry is embracing new technologies.
The way we house people in the United Kingdom has changed over the last 50 years. To keep up with the demand for high quality, affordable housing, we now build ‘developments’ more than single family homes. These can be anything from just a handful of houses to large-scale new build estates of upwards of 150 homes – almost like a new village, and with it, shops, services and schools to provide for the new population.
The property landscape of the United Kingdom is hugely varied and offers a glimpse into the past, with houses from as far back as the 1100s still lived in today. But there’s no doubt that no one shaped the cities and towns of England as much as the Victorians. Have a read of our blog about Britain’s love affair with Victorian homes. You might be inspired to buy your own one day – if you haven’t already!
The UK is currently working towards a target of net-zero emissions by 2050 and around 22% of the country’s carbon emissions currently come from our homes, including heating, lighting and appliances, so this is a great place to start. We all have a part to play and the good news is that there are many things we can do to lower our household emissions, so here are a few simple tips which can add up to a big difference.
Phil Stones is Fourwalls’ Regional Property Manager for the north of England and has been with Fourwalls since 2019. We’ve asked Phil to talk us through how he makes the most of every photography appointment, from setting the scene to changing up the angles. This is the first blog in our new ‘Ask the Expert’ series, where we showcase property industry knowledge, expert advice and insider tips from our team.
Property videography is a powerful tool for selling homes. Slick, expertly-shot video is a great way to draw attention to property listings – particularly as most house sales now begin with an online search. Powerful visuals are the key to standing out from a crowded market of estate agents, helping to catch the eye of potential buyers and generate more leads.
It’s no secret that us Brits love spending time in the garden. You only have to look at the proliferation of garden centres up and down the land to understand our obsession with making the most of our outside space. But did you know that having a garden, or even a terrace, can add significant value to your home when it comes to selling? To maximise your return, we’re sharing all the ways you can add more value by making some big and small changes to the garden.
Choosing to extend your home is more popular than ever and it can be the perfect way to gain extra space without the upheaval of relocating. Extending your property gives you the chance to tailor it to your needs and boost its value. To ensure you’re ready for the building work ahead, we’ve put together a few tips.