With the summer holiday season fast approaching, you're probably looking forward to getting some sun, having a rest and exploring somewhere new.
With prices still rising and very few homes on the market, it seems incredible that 1 in 20 asking prices were slashed in May . The figures from Zoopla show an average drop of 9% (or...
Financial management is at the heart of every successful business. As a landlord, the rental yield of a buy-to-let can affect whether you buy a property in the first place. After that, it can help...
Our Lettings team are back with the next feature in the What I rent series, with Kelvin and Leanne in their apartment in Earlswood, Redhill.
There's no denying that buy-to-let isn’t the same as 10 or 15 years ago.
If you thought you'd missed the boat for a family move this year, the good news is you've still got time. With the speed of the current market, you can sell your home and be in your new one by the...
As the spring 2022 property market begins, Nationwide Building Society has reported a 14% year-on-year price increase for March, up again from the 12% already reported in February.
Of all the different things buyers ask for when looking for a home (from the style, to the location, to the price), two things transcend everything: light and space.
Sellers aren't selling; buyers can't buy; nobody can move. The property market is stuck!
If you took a break from selling last year and you're ready to try again, or if your home is still for sale and you'd like to refresh your marketing, this week's blog is for you.
What are your plans this Christmas? For some, it's the chance to head off for a blast of winter sun, but the festive season is also a wonderful time to be at home because there's so...
One of the biggest concerns for anyone looking to sell their home is being unable to find one to buy. Although the issue is getting a lot of press right now, it's always been at the front of...
If you've been dreaming of selling up and moving by Christmas, the good news is that you still have time.
Have you ever drunk a smoothie? They're wonderfully delicious, but it can be challenging to identify each individual flavour when strawberry, spinach, ginger, honey and turmeric are all vying for...
How do you feel about your current managing agent? If you're reading this, perhaps you have some doubts.
We cannot remember a market like this. Record high demand, record short supply, record low interest rates, record speeds of sale and record high prices have created one of the strongest seller's...
"At least one in six people on The Sunday Times Rich List owes their wealth to property or the world of home ownership in some way". Those are the words of Robert Watts, the man who compiles The...
Jack and Sophie relocated to Redhill from Brixton in February earlier this year. Today we visited them in Linkfield Corner, a spacious semi-detached space, with an open plan living area filled...
Specialise or diversify? That's a big question for many landlords when it comes to expanding their portfolios, and if you look around Google long enough, you'll find arguments for both.
Potential is a magic word in property, and no wonder.
Not everyone sets out to be a landlord, and becoming an accidental one is more common than you might think.
Being an estate agent is a bit like running a dating agency: playing Cupid every day, cultivating commitment and building long-term relationships that lead to living together. It's more than...
The rental market has grown up. Tenancies are running for longer, and with stays of four or more years increasingly common, tenants have higher expectations around the place they're willing to...
Have you ever listed all the things you love about your work? It’s an illuminating exercise in clarifying all the reasons you do what you do. For some people, it can even be the catalyst for...
Have you ever wondered how to pick the perfect time to sell your home? It’s probably the question we’re asked the most when talking to people about their move.
Do you think it’s impossible to be popular AND profitable as a landlord? Perhaps you feel that one cancels out the other; that it’s a choice between hard-nosed business and being nice,...
If you’d been waiting until the new year to put your moving plans into action, you might be wondering whether to put them back on hold. But if you do that, when will you be able to think...
From giving up smoking, to a change of diet, to getting in some exercise, now is the time of year when all sorts of new year’s resolutions are being made and declared. Health and fitness are...
More new special agents join the Ralph James team
There is no doubt that Christmas 2020 will be unlike any other. Holidays abandoned; family gatherings reduced; office parties cancelled. Even a quick festive drink at the local pub is far from a...
They say that death and taxes are the only two certainties of life. Well, if you're a landlord, you might be feeling that empty weeks at your rental property are an inevitable third.
How do you feel about allowing pets in your rental property? Or even in your own home? Are you a card-carrying animal lover with pets who cherish your home as much as you do, or are you simply not...
The revival of the property market is an inescapable news story right now, with a surge of interest across the UK.
Q&A with Thomas & Ashley on milestone birthdays for them and Ralph James.
Everything you need to know before choosing whether to take an offer.
Opportunities for selling this autumn.
How to sell quickly and get the best price
What does the Chancellor's announcement mean for you and your move?
A post lockdown report on our experiences during lockdown and how existing sales were affected.
Now that the property market is open for business again, your moving plans can get back on track.
Do you have to go neutral to make a sale?
Can Redhill & Reigate landlords still make money with buy-to-let?
When it comes to putting your property on the market, there is no such room as a spare room.
When it comes to impressing your viewers, it's important to make an entrance.
That's all it takes to form a first impression. Here's how to make the time count for viewings at your home.
Multiple tips on using the year's darkest and coldest season to your home selling advantage.
Seize the initiative by listing your home on Rightmove in time for the annual surge.
There are now 145 laws and 400 pieces of legislation for rental property.
Take a look at these easy ways to minimise stress when selling your home.
Over £9,000,000 of property sold in one of our best months in a turbulent year.
Avoid vacant days and find high-quality, long-staying tenants for your rental property.
Creating a guide to your garden can help you sell your home to a wider range of buyers.
The Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, 1930s, mid-century & new homes of Redhill & Reigate.
Which is the most effective method in getting your property sold for the best price?
A look at which properties are selling and which ones are sticking in Reigate and Redhill.
How to easily create a joyous, comforting and welcoming home sanctuary.
After a year in the duldrums, high-value homes are selling again.
How to avoid the things that get in the way of selling or letting your property.
Robin has completed six months of his aprenticeship, so we talked about how he's getting on.
Ten top tips for a profitable, enjoyable and easy property rental experience.
Our new series shows where local homeowners find their furnishings & accessories.
More promotion, more views and more people reached when marketing your property.
The Summer 2018 edition of our guide to Reigate and Redhill is almost ready for print.
Introducing early evening photography for inviting sense of warmth to property marketing.
Reliable local wanted to spread the Ralph James word in the neighbourhood.
The creative twists and turns that gave us a slogan to be proud of, and to live up to.
Introducing the two latest people to join the Ralph James team.
How property portals have turned the pursuit of the perfect home into a national addiction.
Ralph James stays number one for sales in Redhill & Reigate.
The opening times for our Redhill and Reigate offices over the the upcoming Easter weekend.
Five top tips from our resident House Doctor Consultant Anna on how to stage your home to maximum effect.
Go out for a few hours while we turn your property sale into an event.
Now here's an offer you can't refuse: one lucky winner will win their fees back!
It's Valentine's Day and our new office has opened with a phenomenal special offer!
Reigate residents now have until February 28th to take up this exclusive invitation.
More Redhill & Reigate homeowners have chosen Ralph James over any other agent this year.
We need the greatest showboys and showgirls for our new Reigate office.
There's a window on Bell Street in Reigate with some big news...
If you live in Reigate, there's a very special hello coming your way.
Thomas, Ashley and Kay look back at their favourite properties from the past 12 months.
If you're not having much luck selling, here are 10 good reasons to switch to Ralph James.
Will you be one of three lucky winners of a fancy festive hamper?
Great news for first time buyers, but people should act quickly.
A real life example of transforming the fortunes of an unsold property.
Should local residents be allowed to give a name to their corner of Redhill (or anywhere else)?
Today we have reached two very special milestones.
Pussies at play and in peril in the world of Redhill estate agency.
Ralph James wins best estate agent in Redhill 2017 at the British Property Awards.
Ralph James outsells next best Redhill estate agent by almost 2-1 in August.
Here are some tips on how to make sure you get it right, first time.
When it comes to getting property sold in Redhill and Reigate, we are seriously motoring.
Everyone's loving our feed of fabulous Redhill and Reigate property.
Despite the property market slowdown, we're still thoroughly on the case.
Why we think it's better to employ a local solicitor, rather than an online conveyancer.
Is it really so difficult to stay in touch with your clients and customers?
The Ralph James team take on Back 2 The Trenches in aid of the National Autistic Society.
Why nothing gets in our way when it comes to selling property in Redhill and Reigate.
After a buyer and seller's clumsy go at doing us out of our fees, here's how to do it properly!
Reigate Beer Festival is this weekend and we are super proud to be one of the Sponsors.
We fell a bit behind with our tweets, but we're back from our digital silence.
Forget Oxford Street; even after 10pm, we're still agreeing sales.
Ralph James Lettings is now open for business, and we're shaking things up!
A big warm welcome to Anna and Harry who have joined the Ralph James team.
Rightmove confirms Raph James as Redhill's top selling estate agent for January - March 2017.
The Spring 2017 edition generated over 4,000 hits in its first two weeks.
Congratulations to the winners of our February competition - Nutfield Priory awaits!
The latest edition of our guide to Reigate and Redhill is coming your way.
Parents: do you have a bright young offspring you want to send out to work?
Just under £5million of property sold the first 10 days of February.
With Valentine's Day almost upon us, why not fall in love with Ralph James this February?
The plans for a cinema, shops, restaurants and apartments have been given the green light.
Can you guess who is Redhill's number one estate agent?
Are you ready to set the world alight as an awesome Negotiator or Senior Negotiator?
It was a tough choice, but we've made our decision!
Our biggest concentration of completions ever made for an incredible end to the year!
If you're entering our Christmas Hamper competition, here are the full Terms & Conditions.
The January edition of our Reigate & Redhill magazine is coming together nicely!
We've just had an incredible day agreeing more sales than we ever have in one 24-hour period.
Helping people find more time to find their perfect home.
How has the Redhill property market been affected in the four months since the vote to leave the EU?
Ralph James is expanding! Can you help us find the right Special Agent?
Rightmove says more people chose Ralph James than any other Redhill estate agent in 2016.
It's the first anniversary of Ralph James opening its doors as Redhill's newest estate agent.
Our local R&R TODAY newspaper has inadvertantly reunited two people after 12 years apart!
Our fundraising challenge for the Lucy Rayner Foundation has beaten its goal of £100. Yay!
Is reducing the asking price the only answer? We don't think it is.
Thomas and Ashley completed the Back 2 The Trenches mud run in Redhill.
Almost 3,000 views on our new neighbourhood guide.
R&R TODAY is our new website and newspaper about the people and places of Reigate and Redhill.
Three apartments sold in one week at Redhill's most glamourous development.
Savings accounts seemingly obsolete, but buyers and homeowners should take action.
A lack of buyers AND property is reducing the number of viewings required to agree a sale.
The British Property Awards 2016 has just announced Ralph James as the "Gold Winner" in the Estate Agent in Redhill category.
We've just been doing that math and we're extremely pleased!
Practical tips for anyone worried about buying or selling in the wake of the referendum.
Our office has just won best estate agency shop front of the year.
What happens when the quality of retailers improves.
The one thing guaranteed to put a spanner in the property market's works, is uncertainty.
Our very first Ralph James-branded car has just hit the streets of Redhill!
After what has been a quite extraordinary first 5 months, we've taken on 2 new team members.
Ralph James approached by The Times to comment on the Redhill property market.
New property search app launched for Android and Apple users.
Two special offers in one for all Spring instructions.
Worried about the Christmas slow down......Don't be...!!!! Although you may not want buyers trapesing through your home on Christmas day eating your turkey and drinking your wine...You do...
Don’t miss out on the limited time offer of 0.5% plus VAT selling fees from Redhill’s newest and unique Estate agency.
'Conveyancing' is the term used to describe the process of selling/transferring ownership from a Seller to a Buyer and is full of potential complexities and risks. For this reason, it is important...
The high street is the lifeblood of every town: a priceless and physical experience of local life whose power cannot be overestimated. It’s where casual passers by glance at windows, turn...