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10 reasons why Swindon should be the place you call home

Richard James Estate Agents started on the outskirts of Swindon in our first office on the High Street in Wroughton. We have since grown to have our very own HQ as well as 8 bustling offices which cover Swindon's popular Old Town, West, North, Stratton and the eastern fringes, Highworth, Royal Wootton Bassett and Faringdon. We also have an office specialising in Apartments & Investments,...

Top Tips for preparing your home before photos

Buyers often look at pictures, videos and floor plans of a property that they like the look of, as the first step in their property search. With this in mind, many of our sellers ask us to organise professional photography and videography of their home - which we know works, with over 20 years of experience behind...

FAQ’s for Buy-To-Let Investors

With our Sales and Lettings businesses under one roof, we regularly hear from investors looking to invest in properties that they will later rent out using our property management service. That coupled with the abundance of apartments in Swindon, which in our opinion are ideal buy-to-let investments, means we often get asked the same questions regarding the local area, the current market and other...

6 Reasons why a video could help to sell your home

It’s time to sell your home. But don’t let it make you feel anxious or fuzzy-headed – we’ve got you covered. We’ve been in this game for a long time now, over 20 years to be exact, and we know what works. First up, you’ll need to clean your home and stage your personal spaces so they shine. This bit is key because first impressions really do count. Once you’ve cleaned your property and...

Richard James Apartments & Investments

When it comes to truly understanding the values of apartment living, our local property experts have the experience and expertise to assist you. So much so, we've formed a dedicated team to solely focus on the sale of apartments in Swindon and the surrounding area's. From left: Ellis-Rose Wigley, Ellis Smith, Bethany Powell and Hugo...

5 reasons to move in summer

July is fast approaching and the sunshine is shining, which can only mean one thing - British Summertime is here! With that being said, we thought we'd put together 5 reasons why you should move house this season... 1. Improved weather conditions Typically, the weather conditions in the wintertime can make moving a little tricky, with snow, sleet, frost and ice. However,...

8 simple ways to spruce up your home before selling!

Sprucing up your home is something that can be very beneficial before you come to sell it, which is why we've put together a list of 8 simple ideas for you to try. Lick of paint First things first, and maybe the most effective tip of ours, would be to refresh any paintwork in your home. Refreshing the paintwork in your home is a quick and easy way of tidying up any scuff...

First Time Buyers – #4 Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome back First Time Buyers, this is the final part of a four-part blog series, written to guide you through the house-buying process.  Part 4 answers your most frequently asked questions... 1. How long does it take to buy a house (estimation)? There are many different stages of buying a property, which we appreciate may be daunting at first. However, providing each stage is completed...

First Time Buyers – #2 It’s time to start house hunting!

Welcome back First Time Buyers, this is part 2 of a four-part blog series, written to guide you through the house-buying process. Part 2 covers finding your first home and making an offer... Find a property Take a look at all area's in which you would consider living, look at the house prices in those areas and then decide what you can afford. Following an appointment...

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