The winter is well and truly upon us as the weather turns damp and cold and the days remain gloomy. How might you best present your home for sale during these dark days? The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has some suggestions:


You'll probably be aware by now of the changes in the Stamp Duty ... Great news at last.

You may want to know what this means to you when you're buying or selling your property ....


Good news on First Time Buyers!

Statistics from the Council of Mortgage Lenders show there were just 192,300 first-time buyers in 2008, against 580,300 in 1988. But encouragingly, the most recent statistics prove that first-time buyers are no longer holding back! Figures show that 269,000 took the first time buyer plunge in 2013.


Farr & Farr are extremely proud to be sponsoring The Rotary Club of Gloucester's Tree of Light.

The Rotary Club of Gloucester's Tree of Light is back for Christmas 2014 and is a splendid 30' high fir tree which resides outside the Guildhall. It makes a spectacular sight in the centre of our historic City and boasts over 5,000 lights.


A new online property portal has been set up by estate agents to disrupt the market leaders Rightmove and Zoopla. To date it has signed up 1,000 new estate agents in the past five months and also hired staff from its two large rivals as it prepares to launch early next year.

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Covid -19 Lockdown Update

We hope you are all staying well and safe in these very confusing times.

We are very pleased to say that with the impending second lockdown restrictions we are able to stay open and can fully function.  It just goes to show how important to the Government and the economy the residential property market is.

It is not yet confirmed as to whether our branches will be open to the public, but we can be contacted by telephone or email. 

In Summary this means

  • Buyers, sellers and tenants will continue to be able to move.
  • Removal firms, although busy are able to operate.
  • We can arrange valuations and do viewings on properties (subject to strict PPE being in place)
  • Surveyors and valuers for mortgage purposes will continue to work.

In the meantime, we will continue to follow the covid-19 safety guidelines:

  • Face coverings to be worn on all viewings.
  • Hand sanistiser to be used before entering a property.
  • Avoid touching any surfaces.
  • Viewing time is limited to 15 minutes inside the property.
  • No more than two households inside the property at any one time. This includes the agent accompanying.
  • No children permitted at viewings unless they are young enough to be carried. (Children are likely to touch surfaces).

This is good news for the property market and we will keep you updated as soon as there are any further developments.