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SellingUp/Toluna property industry survey reveals word of mouth winners and losers

An exclusive survey by SellingUp.com has revealed the property related services most – and least – likely to be recommended by word of mouth.

wordofmouth1The survey, conducted by online polling firm Toluna, asked 1,000 UK residents which services they had ever used and whether they would recommend the company. Twenty sectors were covered, spanning a range of services to do with buying/selling, refurbishing, maintaining and managing residential property.

Estate agents vs electricians, solicitors vs surveyors – who has the best and worst word of mouth reputation in property services?

Survey question: If you have ever hired any of the following home-related services, for which if any, would you recommend the company to a friend?

Answer options:

  • Have used – would recommend a company
  • Have used – would not recommend a company
  • Never used

Summarised table of findings:

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Transform dark and dreary basements with clever use of colour

Most homeowners with a basement will know how difficult they are to decorate. More often than not they are dark spaces with little light and oddly shaped layouts. Fortunately, there are many ways to successfully decorate a basement and with the right use of colour, light and focus on detail it is possible to transform your space into a beautiful additional room. Continue reading “Transform dark and dreary basements with clever use of colour” »

The importance of exterior painting

The exterior of your home is the only aspect of the property that many people will see and it plays a big part in how the premises will be perceived by visitors and neighbours. It can also have an impact on financial value when the time comes to sell. A new coat of paint is a simple addition but it really can work wonders, making the property look fresh, clean and well cared for so it stands out for all the right reasons. Continue reading “The importance of exterior painting” »