Mid-Year Update

What a year so far. Its difficult to know where to start. I could talk about our commercial success and about the steady increase in our weekly sales. I could also talk about the success of our property sales and the rise in jewellery and watches from our new valuation office in the Jewellery Quarter. However…

How a 0% commission costs you money

There is a well-known phrase that if something sounds too good to be true it probably is. This came to mind this week when I was looking at another property auction and found the estate agent auctioneers offering to sell a client’s house at no cost to the client. I can see how this sales…

Probates

Probate valuations are a very important service we offer at Biddle & Webb. A probate has to be undertaken with professionalism, sensitivity, organisation and speed from start to finish. So we start with the initial first telephone call or sometimes e-mail, either from a Solicitor or Executor to an estate. The most frequently asked questions…

The Complete Property Service

Last week saw me making calls to a plumber and a locksmith. Something that might surprise you, but the recent cold weather has caught a few people out and has caused some of our probate solicitor a few headaches. As a problem solver offering a comprehensive property service, I was happy to help. The frost…

Why use a High Street Agent?

If you sold your property at £200,000 with an online agent, you would pay around £1,000. But a traditional estate agent charging 1 per cent or 1.25per cent commission would cost £2,000 or £2,500 respectively plus VAT. However, it pays to look beyond the headline figures, because some sellers using online firms do not ‘save’…

Here’s to 2018!

It’s always worrying to tempt fate, but this is the most excited the team and I have been about Biddle and Webb’s future since my dad died twenty years ago. We have always been a very diverse operation and sometimes we’ve found it difficult to juggle all the moving parts. However now our ability to sell anything…

ARE YOU A PRIVATE EXECUTOR?

It is a fact of life the we are all going to die eventually and while not a pleasant topic of conversation it is my experience that those that talk and then plan for this inevitable moment reduce the difficulties that their surviving family will have to face. Arguably, a will is the most important…

Why We Love Birmingham

I’m Sybilla Rose one of the Directors of Arkade Property. Arkade Property originally set up its business in Solihull but transferred to the Jewellery Quarter in 2005 when the founders Andrew Kay and Beatriz Rose fell in love with the charming peculiarities of the area, and what an interesting place it is. The Jewellery Quarter…

Transparent & Fair Property Auctions

Here’s a thought. If you consign a property to Biddle & Webb we will charge you a fee. You might think this is hardly the most earth shattering statement and therefore this blog is going to a rather short read. However the more I have looked at the property auction world, the more I see…

Personal Accountability at Ruxton

Many properties in the Solihull area are as unique and distinctive as the people who buy them. So when selling yours, it is most important that your estate agent has a thorough understanding not only of your property, but also of the needs and preferences of every buyer who views it. It is simply not…