Welcome to your April edition of the Fish Need Water newsletter!

Here’s what we’ve got coming up:

  • Is it really so hard to complete a sale? NO!
  • All the latest need-to-know news.
  • Top tool: the easiest way to apply coupon codes when shopping online.

Completing on a property: let’s not make it complicated

Something we’ve noticed more and more among clients is their suspicion of the anticipated completion date. Thanks to their experiences with other agents, they’re fed up with being faffed around and having the whole thing dragged out.

But it’s really not that hard to get a transaction through – not if you have agents who know what they’re doing.

Here’s the thing: the hard work really starts once the sale is agreed, but it’s often at this point that estate agents congratulate themselves on a job well done and leave the rest to the solicitor – with the client feeling left well and truly in the lurch. It might not surprise you to learn that over two-thirds of deals fail AFTER the sale has been agreed.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. A good estate agent will keep things moving, at all times, through to completion. We see it as a fundamental part of our job to cajole, pester, demand, and do whatever it takes to ensure the sale goes through.

That’s why we stay involved right the way through – until you’re sick to the back teeth of us. But it’ll be worth putting up with our lame jokes and constant updates, because you’ll have a lovely sum of cash and relatively low stress levels by the end of it.

Give us a call if you want to learn more: 020 3199 3492

Property news

Here goes…

Property firm Helical catches a £120m deal at Crossrail site. The six-storey, 90,000 square-feet office block will sit beside Smithfield Market and include restaurants and shops space.

London tenants to protest at auction of social flats worth £7.2m. The term “social cleansing” has been used.

Foxtons profits plunge over London housing market slump. We’d bring out the violins, but, errr… we lost them.

Garage in London expected to fetch £280k before being turned into £1 MILLION home. How many bedrooms will you get for that amount? One.

Our useful tool of the month

As you’re a reader of this newsletter, we imagine you’re the type of person who’s always on the lookout for a good, high-quality deal. And that’s why we think you’ll enjoy Honey – a Chrome extension that automatically applies the best coupon code at checkout when shopping online. It’s basically free money.

Check it out here.

The end! (Until next month.)

See you in May!