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Property renovations to invest in before selling your home

Property renovations to invest in before selling your home
The warm weather has finally decided to make an appearance, flooding homes with natural light and bringing the best out of our British gardens – the ideal time to think about putting your house on the market.

The history of Benfleet

The history of Benfleet
While many people live in the popular and beautiful area of Benfleet in Essex, not many know about the interesting history of the town.

Home buying schemes available to help you onto the property ladder

Home buying schemes available to help you onto the property ladder
Across the UK, there are a number of different schemes on offer designed to help first-time buyers step onto the property ladder in what is an expensive housing market for many people.

Places to take the kids this May half term holiday!

Places to take the kids this May half term holiday!
Although it may feel as if the kids have only just gone back to school after the Easter holidays, the May half term is almost upon us. We’ve picked a bunch of the best places to take kids locally, so you can pack your calendar with must-dos.

With so many 5 star reviews see why we’re top in our area

With so many 5 star reviews see why we’re top in our area
Don’t take our word for it, but see for yourself how many of our customers are happy with our service…

Buyers reveal list of top-20 must-haves when looking for a new home

Buyers reveal list of top-20 must-haves when looking for a new home
Warmth, energy efficiency and security top homebuyers’ property ‘must-have’ features according to new research from Gocompare.com, while highly rated schools, open plan kitchens and living areas and period features all failed to make the top 20.

Buying property investment on your own? Here's what you need to know!

Buying property investment on your own? Here's what you need to know!
Investing in property for the first time can be complex and seemingly daunting at the beginning. Yet it’s a wonderful way of securing your financial future.

What’s on guide!

What’s on guide!
With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round up of this month’s hottest happenings in and around the local area…

The top 4 habits successful sellers always adopt

The top 4 habits successful sellers always adopt
As winter turns to spring, many people are making and breaking habits in an attempt to make a fresh start. The change of the season usually signifies a new approach, and a new chance to do things right.

Bank holidays are coming! And there’s a trick to making the most of them… but remember to advise us so that we can continue to organise viewings on your behalf

Bank holidays are coming! And there’s a trick to making the most of them… but remember to advise us so that we can continue to organise viewings on your behalf
It's time to start thinking about this year's holidays - and this little trick will more than double your time with family!

The little known secret of the Canvey Island cottages

The little known secret of the Canvey Island cottages
Even regular visitors may not know about this secretive little landmark on the island.

What’s on guide

What’s on guide
With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round up of this month’s hottest happenings in and around the local area…

Why so many people are choosing to move to the seaside

Why so many people are choosing to move to the seaside
Have you ever sat back and thought “Why is it that so many people want to live near the sea?”

The benefits of downsizing according to our property market stats

The benefits of downsizing according to our property market stats
Looking through statistics from the property market over the last few years, we have found enormous benefits for those looking to downsize within Canvey Island and Benfleet.

Date ideas for going out or staying in this Valentine's Day!

Date ideas for going out or staying in this Valentine's Day!
It’s Valentine’s Day!

Why experience counts for so much in Lettings

Why experience counts for so much in Lettings
Whether you’re looking to become a landlord or a tenant, choosing an experienced estate agent to assist you in finding the ideal building or tenant is always a good decision.

Homes that fight back

Homes that fight back
With flu season in full force, it is essential to take steps to minimise the risk of infection both in our body and home.

Keep your freezer in top form throughout 2019!

Keep your freezer in top form throughout 2019!
A significant investment should be adequately protected, including a freezer. It’s a convenient way to store food for a long period of time, so ensure you know how to best take care of it.

Interior design ideas to transform your home in 2019

Interior design ideas to transform your home in 2019
Are you thinking about updating your home but feel put off because of a tight budget?

What’s on guide: January

What’s on guide: January
With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round up of this month’s hottest happenings in and around the local area…

Don’t plan your 2019 move alone

Don’t plan your 2019 move alone
Expert knowledge can make all the difference!

5 NY Resolutions for selling your home in 2019

5 NY Resolutions for selling your home in 2019
2019 is knocking on the door, and as usual at the start of a new year, it's a time to reflect on what's gone before and look forward to what will happen in the future.

Are added extensions/kitchens worth anything to your sale?

Are added extensions/kitchens worth anything to your sale?
With New Year coming up shortly, many people will be spending the start of the year going up and down the aisles of home improvement emporiums such as B&Q.

Top tips on preparing for a mortgage appointment

Top tips on preparing for a mortgage appointment
The thought of finding a mortgage can seem daunting – especially if it’s the first time you’ve done it – so we’ve come up with a few top tips to help you prepare for a mortgage appointment and set you on your journey to buying a new home.

The top 20 features that will sell your home

The top 20 features that will sell your home
When selling your home, you'll want prospective buyers’ most in-demand features to be at the front and centre of your sales strategy.

Choosing neutral paint colours which aren’t boring

Choosing neutral paint colours which aren’t boring
While it's a big commitment (and not always possible when renting) to paint out walls in strong colours, you can be clever with your choice of neutral paints to give the perfect base to create a look.

Keep the cold out! Winter’s on its way.

Keep the cold out! Winter’s on its way.
Now that the evenings are dark and chilly, there are plenty of ways to make your home cosy, secure and energy efficient throughout the winter.

5 things under £50 that really will help you sell your property

5 things under £50 that really will help you sell your property
These 5 cheap and cheerful spends will get your house sold FAST:

Landlords, Are Your Properties Up To Scratch For The Winter Cold?

Landlords, Are Your Properties Up To Scratch For The Winter Cold?
With winter fast approaching landlords are going to have their hands full especially if they have a lot of properties under their watch.

Lighting up your home for dull days and evening viewings!

Lighting up your home for dull days and evening viewings!
So the sun didn’t get up this morning. Don’t worry! Here’s how to light up your house for dull days and evening viewings.

What to do if you are not happy with your agent

What to do if you are not happy with your agent

9 reasons renting is amazing for a landlord

9 reasons renting is amazing for a landlord

A guide to a successful property let

A guide to a successful property let

Letting agreements explained

Letting agreements explained

Common pitfalls of letting a home and how to avoid them

Common pitfalls of letting a home and how to avoid them

10 questions every landlord wants answered

10 questions every landlord wants answered

8 mistakes landlords make and how to avoid them

8 mistakes landlords make and how to avoid them

8 tips for getting the most out of letting your property

8 tips for getting the most out of letting your property

6-step guide to being a good landlord

6-step guide to being a good landlord

What type of survey is best to get when buying a property?

What type of survey is best to get when buying a property?
Why Do You Need Any Type of Survey?

Ideal indoor humidity levels and how to control them at home

Ideal indoor humidity levels and how to control them at home
We all know how important humidity can be to your skin, hair, and overall health, but did you also know that it's vital to the health of your home?

Protect Pipes From Bursting This Winter

Protect Pipes From Bursting This Winter
What will cause your pipes to freeze?

9 simple changes to make you happier at home

9 simple changes to make you happier at home
It's amazing how a few tweaks to our daily habits can become a catalyst for meaningful, positive change. There are a few simple things you can do every day to feel happier at home…

Don’t make these common mistakes when selling your home…

Don’t make these common mistakes when selling your home…
Mistakes on the little things aren’t a big deal. But for big things like prepping your home, making repairs, or pricing, you’ll want to do everything right.

How To Create A Stellar Curb Appeal

How To Create A Stellar Curb Appeal
The secrets to creating an exterior your viewers will JUMP for.

New to the property market?

New to the property market?
Selling your property for the first time can be daunting and scary, but with our top tips, you’ll be sold in no time!

Prioritising need vs nice in your house hunt

Prioritising need vs nice in your house hunt
Can you separate the needs from the nice to haves?

Spend the start of the new school year with loved ones while we take care of the to-do list.

Spend the start of the new school year with loved ones while we take care of the to-do list.
Life is hectic. From school runs, to demanding work, the weekly shop to that birthday you always forget.

Letting Out Property: What Do I Need to Know?

Letting Out Property: What Do I Need to Know?
Property: it’s life’s biggest investment.

Applying for a mortgage and repairing your credit

Applying for a mortgage and repairing your credit
Mortgages - scary and daunting but with this helpful guide you'll never be confused again and with tips to repair your credit, buying a house just got a little bit easier.

Tips for keeping your home cool

Tips for keeping your home cool
As the oppressive heat is expected to last throughout the summer and the Met office have put the UK on official heat wave alert, thoughts turn to how uncomfortable and dangerous heat can be for vulnerable people such as the elderly, young children and babies.

Fisks win gold at the ESTAs awards!

Fisks win gold at the ESTAs awards!
FIsks has built a long-term reputation for valuing, selling and letting all nature of property and are, without question, considered leaders in the field of Estate Agency dealing with properties throughout Benfleet, Canvey and Docklands.

Top tips for a wildlife-friendly garden this summer

Top tips for a wildlife-friendly garden this summer
Use this fantastic advice and don’t forget about your little friends this month.

How to achieve an autumn transaction

How to achieve an autumn transaction
If you are contemplating or trying to sell or let a property it's a good time to take stock of the situation and plan the way forward.

Easy ways to achieve garden greatness

Easy ways to achieve garden greatness
When looking at an overgrown garden, the thought of DIY can be extremely daunting so use this simple advice to get your garden ready for the summer.

The end of letting fees

The end of letting fees
We take a look at everything you need to know about the letting fees ban and explain just how it could affect you.

Get it right! How to pick the RIGHT estate agent for you and your home.

Get it right!  How to pick the RIGHT estate agent for you and your home.
Your home is your biggest asset, and finding the best estate agent to sell it can be a tough job. With the different types of agents out there, offering different packages and promises, how can you be sure which one is right for you? Fret no more, because we’ve created the ultimate checklist for finding the perfect estate agent for YOU.

Summer cleaning tips

Summer cleaning tips
Forget spring cleaning, this year it’s all about summer cleaning and preparing your home for everyone’s favourite season.

7 tips to sell your home quickly

7 tips to sell your home quickly
Reduce the stress and sell your property even quicker with this tip-top advice.

The pros and cons of an instant online valuation

The pros and cons of an instant online valuation
Should you fill in the online instant valuation or book one in person?

Get your garden summer ready

Get your garden summer ready
As we move towards better weather months, for those lucky enough to have a garden, it's time to start thinking about getting it up to scratch so you can enjoy sitting out there to enjoy the fine British weather.

Dress to impress

Dress to impress
Sally Storey, Creative Director at John Cullen Lighting, shares her six top lighting tips for dressing rooms.

More please!

More please!
This Easter, we’re not after more chocolate. Instead, our continuing success means we’re after more properties to SELL and RENT.

A spring statement

A spring statement
Forget about spring cleaning, this year we’ve gone mad for spring decorating so use this simple yet effective advice to breathe fresh air into your property this March.

Looking for a property you’ll LOVE?

Looking for a property you’ll LOVE?
At Fisks, we promise to help you find the property of your dreams this spring.

Fifty Shades Darker

Fifty Shades Darker
With the release of the new film from the Fifty Shades trilogy, things in the interior world are about to take a dark turn…

Property planning for the year ahead

Property planning for the year ahead
Whether you are buying, selling or renting in 2018, there are a number of things to do in preparation.

Do you want to get ahead of the game?

Do you want to get ahead of the game?
Kickstart 2018 with the home of your dreams and allow Fisks to help you every step of the way.

Ever feel like your agent isn't listening?

Ever feel like your agent isn't listening?
At Fisks, we pride ourselves on being different. We focus on our clients’ requirements and instructions rather than just doing what’s quickest and easiest for us.

Up, Up, and away

Up, Up, and away
If you’re considering selling your property this New Year, then it’s likely that you might want to add value to it’s worth - but did you know it could be easier than you think?

Get outside this winter

Get outside this winter
It might not be top of your ‘to-do list’ but your garden still requires a little maintenance during the colder months to ensure that it is fighting fit for the next year.

What to do if you are not happy with your agent

What to do if you are not happy with your agent

Sell or Let?

Sell or Let?

A homeowners guide to a successful property viewing

A homeowners guide to a successful property viewing

6 tips for a successful property viewing

6 tips for a successful property viewing

Is your agent performing?

Is your agent performing?

The most common pitfalls when it comes to selling and how to avoid them

The most common pitfalls when it comes to selling and how to avoid them

Rent or Buy?

Rent or Buy?

A smart home – technology for your house

A smart home – technology for your house

10 questions every seller wants answered

10 questions every seller wants answered

10 mistakes first time buyers make

10 mistakes first time buyers make

8 tips for getting the most out of selling your home

8 tips for getting the most out of selling your home

The complete moving home guide

The complete moving home guide

Look who’s moving - Celebrity hotspots

Look who’s moving - Celebrity hotspots

How NOT to sell a house

How NOT to sell a house

Estate agent myths debunked

Estate agent myths debunked

The 10 steps to buying a house

The 10 steps to buying a house

10 questions every buyer wants answered

10 questions every buyer wants answered

7 tips for planning a budget when buying a house

7 tips for planning a budget when buying a house

7 essential secrets you need to know if you’re thinking of selling

7 essential secrets you need to know if you’re thinking of selling

6 home selling myths debunked

6 home selling myths debunked

What makes us different

What makes us different
Did you know that there are over 26,000 estate and letting agents in the UK? Large corporations increasingly populate the market yet with over 50 years experience our independent family-run agency continues to succeed and grow a loyal client base.

8 inspiring ideas for a statement wall to freshen your home in time for the indoor season

8 inspiring ideas for a statement wall to freshen your home in time for the indoor season
No matter what space you're working with there will always be a blank wall crying out for some love and attention so take a look at this advice from interior experts, Casa Seven.

The ultimate upgrade to your cosy Christmas nights in

The ultimate upgrade to your cosy Christmas nights in
From soft furnishings and plush furniture, there are a number of ways to create a warm and peaceful abode but only one way to finish it off.

Breathe fresh air into your kitchen with this ESSENTIAL style advice

Breathe fresh air into your kitchen with this ESSENTIAL style advice
Kitchen trends may come and go but there's one look that never goes out of style and Schmidt have everything you need for a stylish, sleek and space saving space.

Take some inspiration from your travels and revamp your interior this month

Take some inspiration from your travels and revamp your interior this month
Each and every home is a unique destination so infuse yours with character inspired by these brilliant interior styles from around the world.