Which to do first: sell or buy?

 

If you’re a homeowner considering selling your property and buy another, you may be facing a classic dilemma – which do you do first, buy or sell?

There is probably no all-encompassing answer. Typically, people initially investigate the market to find out what they can buy for their money. Inevitably, during this research they fall in love with the “ideal” property. As they have yet to sell, they find themselves in a weak position as purchasers and are unlikely to have anything but an asking price (or even higher) offer accepted. After all, why should a vendor limit the sale of their property to the saleability of someone else’s?

Even if terms are agreed, then what? You end up being forced to sell quickly, possibly at a low figure, so that you don’t lose your new property. Annoyingly, once a property goes under offer, everyone seems to want it!

The difference between your expensive purchase and cheap sale could cost you as much as 20% more than the cost of the move in more controlled circumstances.

So be cool. Sell from a position of strength, and buy using the power of cash. A proceedable purchaser is a joy to the ears of an estate agent and their client.

As for that dream home – isn’t it rather a coincidence that the perfect property just happens to be on the market at the precise moment you are looking? There is always another one around the corner, and it may even be better! And if you don’t find a suitable property in time, then you are hardly likely to be homeless, as nobody is going to force you to sell until you are ready – it is entirely your decision.

We aim to reduce the pressure of moving for our clients in many ways, but our answer to the chicken and egg scenario is emphatic …the chicken!

Brilliant poem about (anti)social media

We came across this brilliant poem set to video of how perhaps social media is, well, not quite so social after all. It's quite powerful and you may feel quite some sympathy with its message (I also like it because one of our 'for sale' boards appears in it!).

Click here to watch the video

What’s on in Seaford this May

Thanks to the brilliant Seaford Town website for these listings. Click here to find out more details on each event.

Seaford Cricket Club v. Isfield 1st XI or Ringmer 1st XI (Cup match)
Date: Saturday 03 May 2014
Time: 1:30pm
Where: Salts Cricket Pavilion, Richmond Road, BN25 1DR
Spend a relaxing afternoon at The Salts encouraging your local cricketers.
Website: www.pitchero.com/clubs/seafordcc/

Sponsored Walk for Charity
Date: Sunday 04 May 2014
Time: 9:00am
Where: Martello Field, Esplanade
Website: www.seafordmartellorotarywalk.org.uk Phone: 07733 268014
A circular sponsored walk on the South Downs around Seaford to raise funds for local charities, namely Waves, Seaford Lifeguards, and the Starfish Project. £6 registration fee

The Seaford Community Garden - in the Crouch
Date: Wednesday 07 May 2014
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Where: Crouch Gardens, East Street
We welcome volunteer help from all in the community, especially the retired, and the disadvantaged sector. Come and help us plant and weed!
Website: www.seaford-sussex.co.uk/scg/

Seaford Community Cinema: The act of killing
Date: Friday 09 May 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Where: The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane, BN25 1QL
115 mins, Cert 15
Website: www.seafordcinema.org

Equipped
Date: Saturday 10 May 2014
Time: 10:00am
Where: Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road
Phone: 01273 911 900
Free Christian conference to encourage anyone whom struggles to share their faith in today's politically correct world. International speakers, great music and lunch available.
Please phone to book your place

Christian Aid Lunch
Date: Saturday 10 May 2014
Time: 12:00 Noon - 1:30pm
Where: St Leonards Chuch Hall, Church Lane

Seaford Cricket Club v. Ditchling 1st XI
Date: Saturday 10 May 2014
Time: 1:30pm
Where: Salts Cricket Pavilion, Richmond Road, BN25 1DR
Spend a relaxing afternoon at The Salts encouraging your local cricketers who are playing in the Parker Building Supplies East Sussex Cricket League

Seaford Choral Society - Spring Concert
Date: Saturday 10 May 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Where: St Leonard's Church Church Street,
Email: Info@seaford-choral-society.com Phone: 01323 482387
Website: www.seaford-choral-society.com

"Sir John Gage & Firle Place"
Date: Wednesday 14 May 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Where: Martello Tower on the seafront
Website: www.seafordmuseum

Seaford and District Stamp Club
Date: Wednesday 14 May 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Where: Cross Way Church, Steyne Road
Phone: 01323 890699 Website: www.seafordstampclub.co.uk

Crafty Cupboard "Card Workshop"
Date: Thursday 15 May 2014
Time: 10:00am - 12:00 Noon
Where: Seaford Con CLub, Crouch Lane
Email: Craftycupboard2@gmail.com Phone: 07703 468009
A card making workshop for beginners. The workshops will be running alternate weeks from Thursday May the 22nd. You will learn the skills of card making and get to take home the finished card that you have made at the workshop. Craft box basics are supplied for the group, (mat, glue, tape etc), along with a refreshment. Please contact us to book your place.

French Market
Date: Friday 16 May 2014
Time: 9:00am
Where: Church Street
Phone: 01323 892986

Seaford Little Theatre: "Time and Time Again" by Alan Ayckbourn
Date: (Starts) Friday 16 May 2014 - Saturday 24 May 2014
Time: 7:45pm
Where: Little Theatre, Steyne Road
Phone: 01323 899344 Website: www.seafordlittletheatre.co.uk
Tickets available from Stitch in Broad Street. £8 standard ticket. £7 for the first night, matinees and the last Saturday. (2.30 Matinee first Saturday)

Christian Aid Coffee Morning
Date: Saturday 17 May 2014
Time: 10:00am - 12:00 Noon
Where: The Clinton Centre, Clinton Place, BN25 1NP

Seaford Rotary Club. Boot, Craft & Produce Fair
Date: Sunday 18 May 2014
Time: 9:00am
Where: Martello Field
Email: mike.j.roper@googlemail.com Phone: 01323 873988

Friends of Tide Mills Beach clean session
Date: Sunday 18 May 2014
Time: 10:00am - 12:00 Noon
Where: Tide Mills
Email: brian.skinner2@btinternet.com

Seaford Community Cinema: Mandela: long walk to freedom
Date: Friday 23 May 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Where: The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane, BN25 1QL
Website: www.seafordcinema.org

 

 

 

 

 

The Seaford Folk Club Present Kyle Carey
Date: Friday 23 May 2014
Time: 8:30pm
Where: Royal British Legion, 70 Claremont Road
The ingredients of Kyle Carey's music include the songs of the American Folk Anthology, the Appalachian poetry of Louise McNeill, and weekends spent working at Caffe Lena (in Saratoga Springs, NY) and listening to the best musicians in contemporary folk. Carey is, quite simply, a delight. Drawing from both the American and British folk traditions. www.kyleannecarey.com

Seaford Cricket Club v. Mayfield 1st XI
Date: Saturday 24 May 2014
Time: 1:15pm
Where: Salts Cricket Pavilion, Richmond Road, BN25 1DR
Website: www.pitchero.com/clubs/seafordcc/

Seaford Community Cinema: Oh! What a lovely war
Date: Saturday 24 May 2014
Time: 2:30pm
Where: The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane, BN25 1QL
Website: www.seafordcinema.org

Lunchtime Concert with Noelle Casella - Violoncello and Sebastian Grand – Piano
Date: Saturday 31 May 2014
Time: 1:00pm
Where: St Leonard's Church, Church Street
Website: www.seafordparish.org.uk

Thanks to the brilliant Seaford Town website for these listings. Click here to find out more details on each event.

we do more... to promote your property far & wide

In the old days, it was often useful to have an agent with a string of offices to promote your property. But people rarely go into their local estate agents to find out what’s for sale in another town; but instead use the internet of course.

Which is why we promote your property, complete with photos, our new editorial-style descriptions and floorplans, on all the most important websites, like rightmove and primelocation.com – giving your property just as much coverage as a ‘chain’ agent.

So if you’re looking to sell or let your property soon, please contact us to get your property seen in the places that matter.

What’s on in Peacehaven this May

Thanks to the brilliant Peacehaven Town website and Peacehaven Town Council website for these listings.

Newhaven and Peacehaven U3A Monthly Meeting
Date: Thurs 01 May
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Main Hall, Community House, Meridian Centre
Email: aladyscribe_one@hotmail.co.uk Phone: 01273 515333
We have a talk by Geoff Mead on "Coasting along Sussex" New members always welcome

Hearing Resource Centre - Mobile Unit
Date: Thurs 08 May
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Where: Meridian Centre Car Park
Demonstration of assistive equipment i.e. - amplified phones, loop systems, - alarm clocks & smoke alarms. Friendly constructive advice on all aspects of hearing loss with free hearing screening tests. NHS Hearing aid maintenance and battery service.

Quiz Night
Date: Friday 09 May
Time: 7:00pm
Where: Main Hall, Community House, Meridian Centre
Phone: 01273 585493
£2 per person max 8 per team. Please book & pay for your team in advance in the Information Office. Bring your own food & drink!

Bingo
Date: Friday 16 May
Time: 7:00pm
Where: Main Hall Community House
8 games for £4 + flyer & snowball games

Peacehaven Cinema presents – ‘The Railway Man’
Date: Wed 21 May
Time: 7:00pm
Where: Community House, Meridian Centre
Email: info@peacehavencouncil.co.uk Phone: 01273 585493

Peacehaven and Telscombe Flower Club Demonstration
http://www.peacehavencouncil.co.uk/event-calendar/dates-for-your-diary/

"Peacehaven's One Show"
Date: Wednesday 28 May
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Where: Main Hall & Foyer, The Meridian Centre
Email: sue.dunkley@lewes.gov.uk
The Peacehaven Area Accessibility Group brings together a wide variety of organisations to entertain and inform you. There will be an archery group, the big Parks Project, exercise taster sessions, free face painting, a free raffle, stopping smoking, eating well, and local groups to join to try out new activities and meet new people. There will also be organisations that can provide advice on housing issues, dementia, diet, home helps etc. The event will be suitable for all ages and all abilities so everyone is welcome. So whether you fancy a free go at Zumba, wish to pick up a free sunflower in a pot for your child, stop smoking or lose weight this is an event for your diary.

Jumble Sale
Date: Saturday 31 May
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Where: Church Hall, Bramber Avenue
Entry to this event is £1 per bag for any linen/clothing etc.

What’s on in Newhaven this May

Thanks to the brilliant Newhaven Town website and Newhaven Town Council website for these listings.

Thursday 01 May
3rd Newhaven Beaver Scout Groups 6-8 years (term time only)
Time: 5-6.15pm
Where: Scout Hut, Fort Road Recreation Ground.

Thursday 01 May
Air Cadets 1218 Squadron Air Training Corps Ages 13-17
Time: 7pm
Where: Transit Road, Newhaven

Thursday 01 May
Munchkins Parent and Toddler Group
Time: 10am-12pm
Where: Summerhayes, Marshall Lane

Thursday 01 May
New Vision 16+ Youth Group (term time only)
Time: 7-9pm
Where: Shakespeare Hall, Fort Road

Thursday 01 May
Newhaven Market
Time: 9am-2pm
Where: High Street

Friday 02 May
Denton and South Heighton Youth Club ages 11-16
Time: 7.15-9.15pm
Where: Denton and Mount Pleasant Social Centre, Denton Road

Saturday 03 May
Ladies self-defence class
Time: 4pm
Where: Samurai Centre, High Street, Newhaven

Saturday 03 May
Newhaven Market
Time: 9am-2pm
Where; High Street

Saturday 03 May and Sunday 04 May
FREE Bee friendly weekend
Time: 10:00am
Where: Paradise Park, Avis Road, BN9 0DH

Saturday 03 May
Newhaven Tennis Club Junior Coaching ages 14 and under
Time: 10.30am-11.30am
Where: Newhaven Tennis Club

Sunday 04 May
Birds and Songs Walk
Time: 8:30am - 10:00am
Where: Castle Hill

Monday 05 May
Community Shiatsu Clinic
Time: 11am-2pm
Where: Summerhayes, Marshall Lane

Monday 05 May
Lewes Road Hut Youth Club (term time only)
Time: 5-7pm
Where: Lewes Road Recreation Ground.

Tuesday 06 May
Boxercise Bootcamp
Time: 7-8pm
Where: The Scout Hut, Fort Road Recreation Ground

Tuesday 06 May
Youth Drop in and Counselling ages 11-18
Time: 4-6pm
Where: Denton Island Community Centre

Friday 16 May
Remember Newhaven 1914-1918
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Fort Road

Saturday 17 May
Hillcrest Film Society - 'The Visitor'
Time: 7:30pm
Where: Hillcrest Community Centre, Hillcrest Road, BN9 9EA

Saturday 24 May
Sussex Military History Society Study Day - 'The Great War 1914-1918
Time: 9:15am - 5:00pm
Where: Newhaven Fort, Fort Road

Friday 30 May - Saturday 31 May
‘Old Boilers’ Meeching Amateur Dramatics
Time: 7:45pm
Where: Meeching Hall, Fort Road

Thanks to the brilliant Newhaven Town website and Newhaven Town Council website for these listings.

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