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Advice on buying and selling this winter

A good main photograph of your home is one of the single most important things - after all it's usually the first impression. A picture on a rainy grey day can never be good, just like a photo with daffodils if the house is still up for sale in Summer.

I've been trying to accept it's winter now and there are less hours of daylight and sunshine but you'd be surprised how warm and homely some of the properties we are dealing with look in the dark so I've photographed a few and it's..........different!

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Buying and selling ideas to help you move this autumn


I'm here to help!

Wednesday afternoon is traditionally half day closing during the Winter In Barmouth - Lots of customers already realise it's a great time to catch me in the office here. If you've got any house buying or selling questions I'd especially love to hear from you on Wednesday afternoons - Give me a call or better still arrange to pop in.

In the meantime here's a few initial ideas and suggestions for you below........

I'd love to hear from you.

Andy Sanderson


Is your home really for photographs and video?
Please let me know if you're not happy how your home has been photographed
and together we'll see if we can get things right! 
Look at the before and after photos below.
All it took was 5 minutes of bed making, stashing stuff in cupboards and opening the window blind.
Bedroom with badly made beds
  Here's the beds after I tidied them up!
This utility room has too much stuff out!

Here it is after tidying up and opening the blind.

Win a bottle of champagne and sell your home faster!


Having received lots of positive comments from customers that have read my recent e book “How to sell Fast and still Get the Best Price”, we have now gone on to generate an astonishing market reaction for several vendors that have put it to very good use.

We now want to give you more additional extra special help to make your house selling experience even more successful.

Our most exciting newsletter ever!

August is here! We have some really exciting news to tell you below.. The sea feels warm and the sun has been lovely (when it's shining) - just look at our photos or watch a few of our recent property videos.

Everywhere is looking its best now so if you are selling, make sure you take advantage of this time of year to really show your home off to its utmost.

Even if you don't want to come on the market immediately, we've got advice that will help you get ready or you could join others and call us now so that the marketing for your home is fully prepared and spot on for September!

See some happiness in the sunshine


Everyone likes a sunny photo!

The recent spell of beautiful weather has been perfect for videos and photography.....just what we had been hoping for. We have used it to produce some lovely results!

However, do a quick search on Rightmove 15 miles radius of Barmouth between £175 - £180,000 and straightaway there's still a few properties being advertised with grey sky or no leaves on the trees - NO WONDER THEY HAVEN'T SOLD!

If your property still hasn't got sunny summertime photo's to promote it you are really missing out on the all important impact of a favourable first impression.

I can't bear to see bad photos. They upset me so much that if you are selling a property within 30 minutes drive of Barmouth and your agent can't get good enough sunny pictures by the end of this month, I am volunteering to do it for you even if you're not on our books!

Please e mail me by replying to this newsletter and I'll get in touch with you.

Are you ready for Whit Weekend fun?

Warm weather really does seem to be good for our local property market. If you are selling make sure there's blue sky in your property photograph.

The sunshine has been especially good for producing our last couple of videos  so don't leave things 'til the last minute when you instruct us BUT we've still got one slot free for Friday 26th May and we can almost guaranteed the sunshine!!

Telephone or e mail me back right now if you're ready to go ahead and want a last minute opportunity. 

Extra help and advice if you want to move soon


Properties are bursting on to our books!


i've got some secrets to share!


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Move quickly and save thousands ££££!


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Here Comes Half Term


Save money and move quickly


Things are moving, are you too?


Don't rely on lady luck!


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We're hoping it's going to be a busy weekend.


We are keeping our fingers crossed about the weather and we have got a handful of new instructions to send you any day now. If it's bungalows, cottages or business opportunities you're after we hope to keep you posted soon.

Look out for videos of most of our latest instructions and please let us know what you think.

With only 33 properties left available and nearly half that number approaching completion our success rate has been good over the last few months. More properties for sale are needed now to bolster our register this Spring.

Bank holiday property alert


I'm all geared up for lots of viewings and still hoping for some sunshine this weekend but I'll be taking a coat with me!

As promised here's a few cottages and a couple of business opportunities fresh on our books.

We've made videos for all of them so before you dash out and view, sit down and enjoy the entertainment!

I will be in the office from Saturday 9.30am to 12 noon

Our special Bank Holiday Weekend viewing hotline below will be available to use if the office isn't open.

Ready, steady, Go!


The market is getting ready to bloom and if you want to see some early blossom we've got our first couple of homes bursting on to the Spring market.

The weather is getting better and better for showing off homes in our videos so call us now if you want to show your home off at it's best and sell soon.

Here's a nice surprise to - Joanne our own serial decorator has had her work featured by Farrow and Ball.

Sanderson estateagents hope this e mail adds to the fun of your weekend!


Don't miss your chance - we're not going to warn sellers again! - It's been a good window of time for a lot of vendors recently so don't miss the boat. Buyers don't have too much choice right now as we've sold so much over winter and new stock are needed. Take advantage and come on the market yourself this April. Make sure you do it soon as we know we will be flooded with new instructions when it finally stops raining!

In the meantime we're busy making property videos for existing customers so if you want your property video produced soon, we'd be glad to hear from you.

Get a seagulls eye view!


See below how our property video presentations have gone to another level with the inclusion of aerial photography - please call us if you want something like this to help your own property sale.

If you intend to go out viewing property this weekend call us immediately as the more notice we are given the more likely it is vendors won't have gone out themselves!   

Make sure you've got directions off our own website and allow plenty of time for travelling if you are out viewing - come rain or 'shine it's bound to busy!

I will be in our office on Saturday morning 9.30 to midday and see below for details of our out of hours viewing line which will be in operation over this Bank Holiday Weekend.

Have a great weekend.

Easter property market update!


We've had a good winter for property sales and it's been a bit of a frustrating time for house hunters who haven't acted quickly.

Lots of sale agreed homes and a lack of fresh property coming on to the market generally has helped to prop up values and leave less and less choice for buyers.

The rise in stamp duty for second home buyers doesn't seem to have adversely effected enquiries for holiday homes or buy to lets so far either.

For sellers, right now is probably as good a time as there has been for several years and we are looking forward to releasing property videos of our new instructions over what is bound to be a hectic Easter holiday period.

Property viewing for you!


We've fixed up some weekend property viewing for you and you don't even need to get in your car!  We couldn't wait any longer to show you these recent property videos even though we've got a few more in the pipeline next week.

Just click on the photographs and you will be straight on our website.

Have a lovely weekend and wrap up warm!

From Andy, Simon, Alison, Jo and Ruby 

Hurray it's half term already!


Local half term holidays start soon and it's a welcome indicator that Spring weather and visitors from outside our area should be arriving soon.

Despite all the weather, this winter has been busier than expected and the school half term holidays should also coincide with a flurry of market activity this February.

With few properties coming fresh on to the market over winter, vendors have been benefitting from a lack  of competition. It should continue to be good for sellers up until the approach to Easter when a flurry of new properties are likely to come on to the market to help meet demand from the expected seasonal rise in local market activity.

We've got off to a good start to the year!


It's definitely the quietest time of year locally with very few visitors around in our area. Some locals are taking the chance to go for ski breaks or winter sun holidays abroad.

Despite this we've had some nice weather in the last few days and as well as some exchanges and completions this week, we have even put together three new sales.

Things are looking positive for the Spring market and if you are thinking of selling we have lots of space on our register for some new instructions.

Choose an agent who gets their skates on this Winter!


Whilst things quieten down on the run up to Christmas the market never stops completely and we've still been putting sales together this week and there's always something that needs chasing up.

Not only have we put the office Christmas tree up, please take a look to see our website Christmas decorations!

We are looking forward to a busy January with a mailshot going out to 16000 local homes! This will be followed up by another property mailshot which should go out to every local home in February!

Lots of November news and advice to give you!


Don't let anyone try to tell you the market has been dead - We have currently got sales agreed on 48% of the property on our books.

With the lovely recent weather we are still pretty busy considering it's November and we are keen to attract more property to sell on to our books in all postcodes  between LL39 and LL52.

Big incentives to buy now!


As expected October has been a very busy month for completions and we've harvested a big crop of sale agreeds.

Our buy by Christmas promotion has created several sales and we still have a few great deals for you to take advantage of if you're quick.

With very few new properties expected to be coming on to the market until the new year it's well worth taking a second look at our reductions and special offers. 

Half term holiday property update


October never lets us down - it's been a flurry of sales activity over the last few weeks.

We've ben busting to tell you about this little latest selection. there's something for everyone here! - Read on if you are after rural tranquillity, cottage style character, huge space in the town centre or a renovation bargain. 

We're expecting to stay busy right until the end of this week but the clocks have gone back so remember to arrange your viewings no later than 4pm in the afternoon or you may be left slightly in the dark!

Even more special deals for quick sales!


Here are some more great incentives for you if you can buy quickly!

Our "Buy by Christmas" promotion not only means you could be saving money, you could also be enjoying your Christmas dinner in a new home if you're fast enough.

Have a good look at some of these Christmas Crackers and call us soon if you would like to view.

Hurry - Offers in this promotion are being snapped up with several sales already agreed and underway.

Big savings if you can buy before Christmas


Here are some great incentives for you if you can buy quickly!

Our "Buy by Christmas" promotion not only means you could be saving money, you could also be enjoying your Christmas dinner in a new home if you're fast enough.

Have a good look at some of these Christmas Crackers and call us soon if you would like to view.

Video property presentations to get you sold this Autumn


It's our favourite time of year for the property market now and it's even better with the weather we are having.

Good weather always helps our local property market as it encourages people to make long trips to viewings and everywhere looks glorious.

We're now trying to do everything we can to get our customers sale agreed before Christmas.

Lovely weather forecast for the weekend


We're now in two of the best months of the year for selling property and with the leaves on the trees just starting to turn, we are also looking forward to some really colourful Autumn scenery.

Check out the weather forecast for this weekend below and then make sure you get out and enjoy it!

Remember our out of hours viewing line will be here for you on 01341 281508 but it's best not to leave your arrangements to the last minute to avoid disappointment.

Here's a property update with some new properties and reduced prices to cheer you up further still.

It's going to be a Super September!


As this Saturdays sunshine has encouraged so many people to be out and about we thought we'd send out another quick property update. Call our out of hours viewing line today on 001341 281508 and leave a message if you want to go and see any of these properties straightaway!

We have already found buyers for over 40% of the properties currently on our books so we are now very keen to get more properties on to our register to meet the demand from buyers between now and the end of October.

Our videos are attracting lots of attention and some properties are going sale agreed in just a few days.

Please call us now especially if you are keen to move by Christmas.

Property Update from Snowdonia


Here's a batch of particularly well priced properties aimed at getting you out viewing this weekend.

It's been a busy summer and keen buyers have really been getting their skates on! Several properties have gone sale agreed before they even got in this newsletter.

Look out for our videos on some of these houses and keep a regular look on our own website where everything is first to appear.

Wow there's so much to do as well as house hunting!


Here in August it is the busiest time of the year as the summer holidays attract so many visitors to North Wales. Our area now has even more new attractions to keep tourists and locals entertained. Have a look at the link below to Snowdonia Adventure Activities as an example.

A lot of our vendors are now opting for us to use videos to show more of their properties off for them. There's several properties below that should give you some interesting viewing just click on the photographs.  

Property market advice


The clock is ticking! If you're planning on either buying or selling this year, now is the time for action. Read on below and you will find out why.

Video property presentations are getting more and more popular - access my own YouTube channel called andytheestateagent or go via the article below and there are even more laughs and excitement for you to see.

Read all about local solicitor Andre Bright and also check if your property is really!

Summer holiday property bulletin


Right here, right now, the weather has brightened up and the property market is in full swing!

We've had lot's of viewings, an abundance of offers, plenty of sales and very importantly a lovely flow of fresh properties coming on to our books.

It's so sunny in Snowdonia this afternoon!


We've been far and wide out in the good weather recently and here's some of the marvellous properties we've come back with for you.

Be first and call us now if you'd like to view this weekend.

Remember the first place all our price reductions and new instructions ever appear is on our own website so that's usually the best place for you to check on.

They then appear at and we suggest you register on that site as well to receive updates matching your requirements.


Here's some of our latest property videos


It's the height of the video season now and I'm slowly getting over being so camera shy! - The sun has been shining although we've still had to experiment with shooting one particular video in pouring rain!!!

Already we are getting very favourable feedback, please judge them for yourself. The films have been made using different styles.

Click through to these properties and click the bright red "Property Video" button on the menu to see the presentations.

We hope the presentations show what a diverse range of properties we have had coming on to our books recently - from budget bargains to quality cottages, barn conversions and superb total restorations.

We hope these videos give you a bit of the flavour.

What do you think?


On your marks, Get set.........Go!


Yes Go Go Go, but please let us help point you in the right direction. Whilst our website is designed to give you lots of information, by speaking to us personally, we can give you extra help using our knowledge to pick out the most suitable properties for you.

Did you know that by calling us up this time of year with your requirements we usually have about half a dozen or so properties at "write up stage" that we can give you advanced notice of several days before they even go live on our website? Great if you want to get in there quick!!

Here's a few properties that have made the hotlist this week. 

It's all systems go at Sanderson estate agents!


Our sales team have just moved in to top gear this Spring! We've got plenty of variety for you in this months newsletter too - updates on market conditions, what we are doing to stimulate sales, hints on selecting a solicitor to use, locally events and activities and especially now we have good weather - what great fun we are having living in North Wales!

New properties coming on to our books will be sent on to you in a few days time.

Please feel free to call us to if you would like to discuss anything we have covered in these articles.....

House hunting this weekend?


Avoid disappointment - Don't leave booking your viewings until the last minute this weekend - If vendors don't have appointments booked in advance many will be making other plans to visit friends and relatives or go out and about enjoying the weekend themselves.

Please call our office so we can help get your arrangements made in good time.

Here's a few properties that may get you reaching for your phone...........

Have a great weekend in North Wales.

Property market update - May 2015


It's been a pretty successful start to the Spring for us and our recent sales have been spread far and near. Now you can see what is selling at the click of a button on the following link.

As well as a good level of recent sales our register has been supplemented by a good variety of new instructions coming on to our books. Check our website or take a look at these few for starters.........more to follow soon!

We are so geared up to sell your home!


Every year we try and make some changes for the better but the deluge of sales that have completed in the last few months mean we have been able to afford even more improvements than we expected for 2015.   

It's been very exciting putting our new ideas into action over the last couple of months. Now everything is falling in to place we will be back concentrating on dealing with all the enquires the extra promotion will be generating.

Here's a few things we hope you can benefit from if you're buying or selling with us.

Hurray!! We're so happy it's Easter!


This is the time of year the local property market really comes out of hibernation.

Our office has been pretty hectic on the run up to Easter and we are ready for lots and lots more activity from buyers and sellers in the next two weeks.

Here's six of the best to tempt you out viewing and a newsletter will be following soon - We've got lots to tell you about what we have been doing to help buyers and sellers get moving this Spring!

We want to get you moved!


In this newsletter we've highlighted a couple of significant national events effecting the North Wales property market for you to know about. We also have some local news as well as how we are adapting to keep up to date ourselves.

There's been a good level of business going through to completion recently and with a satisfactory level of  sales agreed during winter, plus the Easter sales bonanza is only a month away -  Things are looking fairly bright for sellers at the moment.

We think winter is over!


We've been going through our sales figures and this winter has been the best for years! This means things are looking relatively bright for sellers at the moment.

Like the bright yellow daffodils that have been popping up everywhere, so are all the new properties that are coming on to our books. Be quick before they get picked by someone else!


Have a great weekend from Sanderson estate agents


October is often the best month for natural colours and sunsets locally and there's no let down for us this year. Don't miss your chance of moving soon! The lovely weather we've had is coming to an end but we're sure we have another good month of sales enquiries ahead and are looking forward to getting as many of our customers moved by this Christmas as possible.

If you're not satisfied with the current level of interest in your property we would be glad to hear from you so that we can come up with advice and a special action plan to promote your property sale.

What with our bright new window displays, TV screens and new desks in our Barmouth office we're not resting on our laurels!

Property market update


Our hopes for a super September have been fulfilled by a good run of sale agreeds, a constant flow of new properties coming on to our books and glorious weather - long may this continue for everyone!

Here's a sample of some of our recent instructions and a few price reduction alerts!

Our "Move by Christmas" campaign has already gathered momentum and we will shortly be sending out details of the great savings available on several properties on our books if you buy them by Christmas 2014. 

We can start your weekend off with a special deal!


You can save thousands of pounds if you can move by Christmas! It's October now but if you want to be moved by the New Year there is still enough time if you get your skaters on. The following properties are all available with some very tempting price incentives if you want to get settled in to your new home before 2015. Move quickly, be in by Christmas and you could save yourselves thousands of pounds!!

With the way the market has been going you may never get a better deal again.

We love September for Sales!


With properties like these coming on to our books and such lovely weather we can really tell that our August flurry of property transactions is going to carry on in to the Autumn now.

Long may it continue as it great to have good news for everyone who is buying or selling!!

Call us now if you want to be sold by Christmas......we have a cunning plan up our sleeve.

A lovely summer to be living here!


What a lifestyle it's been in North Wales lately!  Sea and sunshine, colourful sunsets, barbeques and al fresco dining, blue skies, beautiful beach weather, warm water and mountain scenery. It's been fabulous here this summer and nice weather is always good for our local housing market.

Scroll down - here's quite a list! Below are a few of our recent new instructions and price reductions to tempt you. There's still a couple of weeks left of the summer holidays, so call us to arrange a few viewings and after a look at some of these properties you may decide to move sooner than you expected!

It's been a summer paradise here


If you've dragged yourself off the beach or just come in out of the sunshine, please chill out and take a good look at some of the latest properties and price reductions we've got for you which are listed below.

Click on the pictures for full details.







Get sold this summer!


Don't miss your chance of selling in this lovely summer weather! We are now at the start of a very hectic 6 weeks of enquiries and looking forward to getting as many of our customers sold over summer as possible.

If you're not satisfied with the current level of interest in your property we would be glad to hear from you so that we can come up with advice and a special action plan to promote your property sale.

What with new property videos at the editing stage about to be released, our new window displays, TV screens and new desks in our Barmouth office we're not resting on our laurels!

The summer is here and the selling season has started!


It's only two weeks until our local school holidays begin and we are building up to the busiest period of the year now. Here's a selection of homes that should help keep our 'phones ringing with even more enquiries.

Property sales are now exceeding new instructions at our Porthmadog office and our recently installed window displays also mean we have space for plenty of new properties on our books.

If you want to make sure you move this year, now is the time to take positive action!


Warm weather is forecast and that's always good for our local property market but the clock is ticking if you want to be moved before Christmas. We want to be involved! Buyers please speak to us now so we can get you on to our priority buyers list......we can help you find out in advance what we have in the pipeline!

Sellers - Come to us now for specific advice on how to get sold. There is still ample time for us to put an effective action plan in place.

We are aware that there are many properties needlessly sat on the market for months without interest - with our advice and marketing we have proved time and time again we can get them moved!

Summer brings more property to the market


 We can tell summer is here by the run of upmarket and diverse properties coming on to our books! - It just gets better and better but it's not only the variety, it's the great value that some of the fantastic recent price reductions also provide. Make sure you spot the reductions quickly though....they're often here today and gone tomorrow!

This is still a good time for buyers in our area and with property prices rising around the UK it's only a matter of time before the wave increasing property prices reaches us!

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Lots of property in the pipeline!

Here's some of the latest property either new to our books or just reduced in price and all ready to show you. Be quick though there's lot's turning over quickly at the moment as you will see. If you really want to get in front of the queue and are keen to buy right now please contact our offices with your full requirements as we have additional properties not on our web site currently being prepared ready to come on our books very soon that we can tell you about.

Be quick or risk disappointment

Buyers are not slow to notice good value or high quality properties and we are continuing to generate multiple offers on many properties this Spring. We don't like to see disappointment and house hunters need to be aware that it's not such a buyers market as it has previously been. If you see somewhere you like our advice is to make your viewing appointments as soon as possible within a day or 2 - A week ahead may be too long in this market. Once you've viewed don't delay if you really want to buy it - OTHERS WILL LIKE IT TOO so make your offer to us as quickly possible and ideally within 24 hours. A bit of negotiation on price is not unusual but remember that lengthy haggling and not offering the asking price also adds to your risk of being pipped to the post by a higher offer. Between 20 and 30% of the property we are now dealing with is already sale agreed and this clearly shows strong demand from buyers. We are therefore keen to attract more good properties on to our books in the next few weeks.

Are you still looking to buy soon?

We hope you enjoyed a little bit of Bank Holiday sunshine. It's a bit damp in North Wales this morning but it will take more than a few little showers to dampen down our local property market at the moment. It's going to be an extra busy few days with half term school holidays this week and we can see things are definitely getting better for many sellers. We've got examples of property that wouldn't attract any interest last year now going sale agreed and some of the new properties coming on to our books are almost instantly generating multiple viewing enquiries within days - it just shows how quickly things can change. There's certainly an incentive to buy now rather than risk paying higher prices in the future.

Hurray! It's another Bank Holiday on the way.

With another Bank Holiday coming up we are expecting lots of extra activity in the property market and a big influx of visitors to our area this weekend. Here's a list of recent new properties and price reductions on our books for you. Click on photos for full details. Book your viewings early and remember if you're busy at work during the daytime you can use our out of office hours viewing line on 01341 281508 to arrange your appointments.

Lots of new property has been coming on our books this Easter

We've had a bumper Easter and it's been a while since we've agreed well over a million pounds worth of sales in a single week - that's got to be a good sign for sellers! There's good news for buyers as well - just look at this list of our lovely new instructions. With great homes like this coming on the books our run of sales looks likely to continue!

Property update

We've got a whole host of properties through both our offices queuing up to come on to our website within the next week or so but here's a selection of snappy adverts and exciting homes to catch your attention in the meantime. Don't leave your arrangements to the last minute as things are livening up in our local market now Spring is definitely here. Delay in viewing could lead to disappointment.

Great property for you!

Not only is it my birthday today but it looks like the weather has changed for the better and we think the market is headed that way too! Our first time buyer sales and enquiries are even on the up and this could mean the end of falling house prices at last. We have got a broad selection of property here for you to see. Click on the photos for more information or go straight to our website. If you're serious about buying soon, phone us now to talk and we can put you on our priority buyers list - we've usually got properties in the pipeline that aren't on our website yet. Daniel and Robyn our newest staff members are waiting for your calls! Enjoy the Spring sunshine and please check our facebook page for general info.

Local Housing Market update March 2014

It's a bit of a wet Sunday afternoon but we can't complain as Spring is not far away and we've had a good winter for sales. Our "Be in By Christmas" promotional advertising campaign was very successful by boosting completions and getting a lot of people moved more quickly. Our good level of sales is currently outstripping new instructions coming on to our books so our stocks are running low and we are getting an increasing number of homes with more than one buyer interested. This is great for sellers but serves as a signal to purchasers that not offering the full price is becoming increasingly risky because of the likelihood of losing out to another buyer. We have also had instances of sales falling through and new buyers being found more and more quickly. There is still no hard evidence of prices rising but things are definitely very close to equilibrium and it may not be far away. With the prospect of less choice and firmer prices buyers should take note - the next few weeks may quite possibly provide some unrepeatable opportunities not to be missed! If you are trying to sell and not happy with how much interest you are getting please get in touch and speak to us as soon as possible.

Autumn update from Sanderson estate agents

We're glad to say that even though its late November everyone's still busy putting sales together and there's some lovely lettings coming on to the market too. There's special news that Sanderson Letting Agents have gained the status of being an ARLA Licensed letting agent and Angie has got another professional qualification too. We've also got some details of the plans we've made for our company staff Christmas trip which is all arranged to take place soon.

Do you want to be moved before Christmas?

We're glad to report it's been such a busy summer and even though Autumn is here, we've got the good news that there is still plenty of activity in the market. If you haven't spoken to us very recently and you want to make sure you move this year call us straightaway for our advice on maximising your chances of success. If you're selling I've got at least two very good suggestions which combined should really start attracting interest to your property! If you are amongst those with definite requirements still keenly looking for the right property before prices start to go up - we need to meet soon!

The Summer of 2013

The school holidays produced a huge surge of general property enquiries to our branches and we attribute this partly to a return in housing market confidence but largely to some lovely weather and a higher number of tourists visiting our area than in the last few years. Most of the viewings and enquiries didn't end in sales or offers but this is often the case in school holidays. The recent media reports of housing market recovery, price rises and re-assurance over interest rates have been helping build buyer confidence but we have seen no rise in local house prices so far here. September has started off just as we had hoped with much firmer enquires and higher viewing to offer ratios as we are now dealing with a greater proportion of serious buyers rather than "browsers". With many properties available at cheaper prices than we have seen for up to 8 years and the market in the south east of England certainly having changed for the better, it can only be a matter of time before the housing market ripple starts to be felt in Snowdonia. With a wide selection of property available and the good value prices, this Autumn looks very likely to be the Last Chance Saloon" for purchasers to take advantage of the "Buyers market" as it looks foreseeable prices here may harden up here next year. Once it's gone it's gone - so take advantage of the good selection and good prices before it's too late! Don't say I didn't warn you next Spring if you have to pay more!

Buyers - now is your chance!

We're really pleased to say we are very busy with lots of houses coming on to the market for summer! It's giving lots of choice for buyers but it's time to act soon if you want to move this year. As the best homes get snapped up, the choice will start to diminish as the supply of property coming up for sale will die off with the approach of winter.

Barmouth office summer open evening

Everyone at Sanderson estate agents would like to invite you to our Barmouth office open evening this Thursday June 6th between 5.30pm – 7.30pm. We are all looking forward to meeting customers and lots of local property industry experts who we work with and have volunteered to come along to meet and get together in a social and informal atmosphere.

Property Market update

The last few weekends have been the busiest we have had for months and although it's been cold but sunny weather the market seems to be feeling like we are out of winter and on the edge of Spring at last! <br /><br />Numerous properties unsold over winter, have seen a pick up, a surge in interest or gone sale agreed, whilst many new instructions have been sold subject to contract in a matter of days after hitting the market.<br /> <br />Several potential buyers that have been offering less than the asking price have ended up disappointed and lost out to higher bidders.<br /> <br />Consequently we now have only a relatively small amount of property left available and as well as there being a seasonal pick up in activity, the lack of supply of property coming on to the market is currently working to the advantage of some sellers.<br /> <br />We are now very keen to list more property on to our books to meet the spike in demand from buyers that happens over the Spring Bank holidays.

Our sales formula is working - Look at what we've sold already this year.

Don't believe anyone who tells you the market is slow. All the completions we've had this winter mean we have now freed up plenty of space on our register for more properties in every price range to meet the expected Easter surge in sales. More good property is wanted and in demand! Don't worry we're not swamped with unsaleable property so we can give your home the attention it needs. Keep checking our website for exciting new instructions. Extra press advertising is also booked in anticipation. Call us now to tell us if you want to get a move on.

Please call us now if you want to sell this Spring

2012 sales figures were up again for the 5th successive year at our Porthmadog branch and we generated a leap in sales levels at Barmouth too! We have already been putting together our first sales of 2013 are now getting all geared up for Spring. Most of our sales successfully exchanged in time for Christmas and early January completions have left us with plenty of capacity to take on new instructions in February.

Phew - it's finally quietened down!

Things have been busy right up until the last few days but the inevitable lull in activity is now finally noticable and with our own financial year ending this month we should soon see how 2012 has compared. Whilst there is no doubt that prices have come down and lots of sellers have had difficulty finding buyers it does seem to have been a fairly busy year and we are all hoping our sales figures total up well by comparision. Don't forget we are not open this Friday 30th November or Saturday 1st December due to staff development and our Christmas dinner.

Autumn market has reached our expectations!

As hoped for, it's been a busy October for us. The half term holidays have been fruitfull and a good level of sales means 25% of the property we have on our books is now firmly sale agreed. We're also glad to have seen an increase in transactions over the last 6 months. Some buyers and sellers who have put things off for a year or two have been making their move. It doesn't suit some people to wait any longer and there is a wider perception that this economic situation is how things will be for a few more years yet. Surprisingly good looking deals with onward purchases all over England and Wales have also provided financial temptation and justification for moving.

Get ready for the autumn half term holidays - they start soon!

The winter may be on its way but we have had some beautiful weekend weather this month! The autumn colours are starting to peak and it's time to enjoy every minute of the afternoon and evening daylight before the clocks go back. This year the autumn half term school holidays are spread over 2 weeks from this Saturday 20th October right through to Sunday 4th November so the selling season is not over yet!

Super sales period in September so far!!

It's great to have some good news about local house sales! September and October are our favourite months for sales anyway but whilst prices haven't been strong, the action started earlier than expected this year with things picking up before the summer holidays had even ended. Talk to us without delay if you want to get sold by Christmas. We reckon there is still a good 5 or 6 weeks left of these busy conditions so there's no time to waste! We don't want to add to your unwanted e-mail so if you are no longer buying, selling or renting let us know by replying to this e-mail and we will take you off our contact list. Enjoy a beautiful Autumn Andy Sanderson

Your special invitation to our autumn open evening

Well there’s no doubt this is another tough year for house sellers so we’d like to do something to keep everyone’s spirits up! As you will see on pages 16 and 17 of the Meirionnydd edition of the Cambrian News this week, we’re not sitting back and getting fed up. Despite the doom and gloom from the media, we’ve had an especially busy time over the last 2 weeks and we’d love to see you at our open evening this Wednesday. We would like to invite you to come and enjoy a buffet and drinks at our Porthmadog office open evening this Wednesday 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Please reply to this e mail just to let us know if you can pop in or not.

Exciting time ahead for buyers and sellers!

For sellers who want to move by Christmas the next couple of months will be make or break - call us now for suggestions on how to meet the deadline. For buyers there's going to be an exciting flurry of new properties coming on to the market after the school holidays but the best homes are always snapped up first and the good choice and steady supply starts to dry up as Winter approaches! We're glad to see that over last 2 months both our offices have been attracting a much larger share of property sales instructions than usual. We put a lot of this down to the significant number of vendors who have been unsuccesfully trying to sell through other agents that are swapping to us. Staggeringly, up to a third of our recent sales have been made on properties that our competitors have previously been unable to sell!

We're working hard to keep in touch with you!

Please let us know if you wish to keep receiving our newsletters or not - we don't want to add to your spam. Our mailing list is running in to thousands now and we can see it is getting widely read but any feedback would be greatly appreciated. The market is undoubtedly tricky for sellers but this is a great time to be buying and this time of year we are getting lots of approaches from visitors to our area. It's our most frantic period for general enquiries. Our newsletters mean we can keep in touch with all these prospective buyers even after their holidays and in the future.

Sellers - There's no time to waste DON'T MISS THE SUMMER MARKET!

We want to hear from you now if you want to get moving! If you are on the market and not getting viewers, phone us now for advice. We will have selling suggestions for you according to your individual circumstances. The clock is ticking and the evenings are already getting shorter. Don't sit back and just hope because the next 3 months will whizz by - it's time to take the right action now if you want to move before the Winter!

Our sales formula is working!

We currently have buyers for over 25% of the properties we are dealing with right now. It's simple - In this challenging market, we are going all out to give your property the widest Promotion, the best Presentation and honest, well researched, carefully considered, valuation advice to achieve the best sale Price possible this summer. We're are selling at Sandersons! There's still time left to get your property on our books before The Queens Jubilee Bank Holiday but you better call us quick to get your video too!

Call us now if you're keen to sell - It's been a busy start to the year!

Even with extra staffing we've had a busy start to 2012. The phones have been ringing and we're very pleased there seems to be a lot more activity than this time last year. Several recent new instructions have been getting viewers within days, leading to multiple offers and sale agreeds within weeks. We have hundreds of buyers out there waiting - It's a delicate balance but with our advice on presentation, imaginative marketing, great promotion, lots of enthusiasm and just the right asking price we have been attracting buyers like moths around a light bulb!

Make hay while the sun shines!

Hurray for some upbeat news! The fantastic recent weather has been great news for our local housing market. Not only have we been getting a good flurry of new properties coming on to our books but the sunshine has also brought out house hunters a bit early! Visitors have been attracted by the temperatures, everywhere looks so beautiful and it's not difficult to appreciate what a great bit of countryside we all live in here. More properties are needed before Easter - call us now if you are thinking of selling.

New staff, office refurbishment, a holiday letting partnership and lots more property now needed!

New staff, office refurbishment, holiday lettings, increased advertising and lots more property now needed! It's all been a pretty exciting start to the year for Sanderson estate agents and we're raring to go! We hope you are enjoying our newsletters which are aimed at keeping you informed and provide you with a flavour of our personality but circulation is getting so big it's out of control! We'd like to hear your feedback but if you've decided not to move, already bought or want to be taken off our list just let us know or use the unsubscribe feature so we can save everyones time.

Winter Update from Sanderson estate agents

Winter really feels like it's arrived and North Wales mountain peaks have been dusted with snow but the last few weeks have been busy for us, especially given the recent weather and economic doom and gloom broadcast on the TV, radio and in the newspapers. I have given up listening to Radio 4 news! On the contrary to running scared though, there is a distinct feeling of reassurance among homebuyers that property is a relatively safe haven for their cash and that they get much more tangiable benefits than saving money elsewhere.

Get here this weekend - we're ready for a heatwave!

The weather hasn't been so good recently but next weekend will be an ideal time for some serious house hunting......check out the temperatures for the next few days at

Summer is here and so are the crowds!

Well the weather has been warm and mild, the sun has been shining and plenty of people have been swimming in the sea. Tourism is in full swing and we are busy with viewings. Buyers are seeing properties at their best and sellers should benefit from the seasonal lift in market conditions over the next 2 months.

Get Moving With Us Now!

The roads are crowded and the Summer season feels like it's here at last! If you want to buy or sell, now is the time to take action. For buyers there's some good deals and lots of property to choose from and for serious sellers it's time to take some action - Call us now, the opportunities over the next 3 to 4 months are what we've all been waiting for! This edition also highlights some of the pro-active marketing ideas Sanderson estate agents are implementing.

When is the best time to move?

It's a question we're asked time and time again and without a doubt Easter is always when the market along the West Wales Coast never fails to kick off! Some of our vendors are incredulous that we are already phoning them up to confirm easter viewing appointments. It's the time of year when the evenings are light again, the weather is warmer and visitors to this area will be arriving back in big numbers. If you are thinking of selling before next Winter then now is the time for you to call us up. The keenest buyers are already scouring our website and doing their market research before viewing this Easter holidays!

More Properties Wanted!

Across our branch network, last month saw new sales agreed equal the number of new properties coming on to the market. This leaves many keen buyers still frustrated by a perceived lack of choice and still waiting for the "right property" to come up at the "right price". Our buyers mailing list currently has hundreds of people waiting for us to contact them with suitable new properties coming on to the market. Call your local Sanderson's office if you would like us to help get you moving.

Half Term Holidays Mark a Pick up in Market Activity!

At last it feels like Spring is coming, evenings are brightening up and buyers from all over Wales and England seem to have come out of hibernation to start viewing this week! Similarly we have spoken to a lot more sellers who are preparing to bring their properties on to the market....welcome news for many house hunters who have had very few new properties to choose from over the winter.

Will you be moving this year?

If you are moving this year we really want to keep in touch with you, whether you are buying, selling or have decided to rent out your property. This months edition highlights some of the extra efforts we have already started to implement to help buyers and sellers get on the move in 2011.

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