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'Ask the Agent' - Karl Tatler

Name: Karl Tatler

Age: 44
Position and place of work: Managing Director of Karl Tatler Estate Agents and Karl Tatler Lettings
How long have you been an estate agent? I started in October 1985, so 26 years now!
Can you remember the first house you sold? Where was it and how much for? Vaguely! It was a terraced house in Tuebrook, Liverpool and it sold for around £17,000!
What is the most expensive house you have helped to sell? We are very privileged to have sold a number of exclusive, premium properties on the Wirral. The most expensive one I have sold was £1.5m.
Have you ever sold a house for or to a celebrity? Yes we have bought and sold for celebrities, premiership footballers and high profile professionals, though of course I couldn’t name names.
Where in the world would your dream house be and what would it look like? Although I’ve never been there, New England in America, looks fabulous and to own a colonial style house on a lake there would be idyllic.
What is the most important thing someone selling a house should remember? First impressions count, so choosing an estate agent who is able to promote and showcase your property with professional, high quality photography is crucial as these images will be the first thing potential buyers see. Making sure the property is well presented when showing buyers round is then just as important.
What is the most important thing someone buying a house should remember?
Look beyond the front door – don’t discount a property because the exterior doesn’t appeal to you, if a property ticks a number of boxes for you then book a viewing to find out what it is really like. When viewing a property for the first time there is usually an awful lot of information to take in so if you are at all interested go for a second time for another look. It’s amazing how it helps to overcome issues you may have with the property or allow you to rule it out of the running altogether.

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