The Solihull Property Blog- Week Six

Solihull Property blog week six

This week we look at an in-depth article providing advice on interest rate rises. We consider how to choose your estate agent and look at five investment buys across Birmingham and Solihull.


  1. What do interest rate rises mean for you?

  2. How to choose your estate agent?

  3. Five investment best buys across the city.

1. What do interest rate rises mean for you? Find out here.     

2. How to choose your agent.

Trust previous experiences

Firstly, check out their Google reviews: The most effective way to gauge the quality of independent estate agents in Solihull is by reading online reviews. Look for agents with primarily positive reviews. Be wary of those with a lot of negative feedback about a specific area of the sales process. Horton & Storey currently has 160 google reviews with an average rating of 4.9 stars- but don’t take our word for it. Click HERE.

Does the agent suit your home?

Next, consider their track record: It essential to choose an estate agent with a track record of selling properties similar to yours. If they specialise in selling expensive homes, they may not be the best fit for a more modest property. For example, Horton & Storey is an estate agent in Solihull which typically sells homes ranging from £400,000 to £850,000.

Attention to detail.

Evaluate their marketing efforts: The marketing of your property is crucial to its success, so it’s essential to choose an estate agent with a strong track record in this area. Furthermore, look for agents with a solid online presence and a proven track record of getting properties featured in local and national media.

Are they qualified?

Additionally, look for professional accreditations: It’s also a good idea to choose an estate agent who is professionally accredited. Look for agents who are members of organisations such as the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) or the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). These accreditations demonstrate a commitment to professionalism and ethical practices. This is something on which estate agents in Solihull differ.

Trust your gut

Finally, trust is an essential factor when choosing an independent estate agent. You’ll be entrusting them with one of your most valuable assets. Choosing someone you feel comfortable working with who represents your interests is essential. Look for agents who are transparent and upfront about their fees and have clearly defined processes, and who are willing to answer any questions you may have.

After considering these factors, you’ll be better equipped to find the best estate agent for you.

Tom’s Top five investment properties of the week.

  1. Transport links into Birmingham city centre and the cross-city train line.
  2. At the right price, this maisonette would be a great cash purchase.
  3. Three bedrooms for under £170,000 in Shirley.
  4. Location with strong rental prices.
  5. Refurbishment project.


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I recently purchased a property through Horton & Storey. Justyn and Emma were very approachable throughout, ensured I was kept up to date with any relevant information. Thank you all at H&S

Horton and Storey were the agent we chose for selling our property and we were very pleased with them, from the first visit to the close of business, house sold! Always interested in our needs, and professional in assessment, advice, and service. We enjoyed their continued involvement throughout and are pleased to recommend them to all future sellers.

Having recently sold my property through Horton & Storey, I have only the highest praise for Justyn and' All The Team'....ALWAYS kept up to date.....ALWAYS returning any phone messages......ALWAYS remaining polite and professional even when I occasionally put them under a little pressure. Highly recommended.5 star service.

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Tom and Justyn at Horton & Storey are an absolute joy to work with. Their knowledge, experience and expertise from the start set us at ease and made the process from start to finish an awesome experience. I would definitely recommend them!