P416 Teletext on 4 416 Oct27 21:11:43       ———————————————————————————————  TOP TIPS FOR SELLING HEAVEN  It's never easy. While you may be ready to make that step up the property ladder, there's a mass of obstacles and legalities standing between you and your next home. Property chains, inept estate agents and, of course, selling your home. As Selling Houses shows though, there are solutions to shifting those 'problem' houses that are refusing to let you go. And some solutions can be surprising. ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— by Adam Phillips r ROCK/POP NEWS AND LISTINGS p350 Buyers TV today T4 Bamboozle
P416 Teletext on 4 416 Oct27 21:12:02       ———————————————————————————————  TOP (IPS FOR SELLING HEAVEN  DON'T HIDE IT The thorny issue: Got a slight crack in the wall? A wee bit of a damp patch, eh? Perhaps tempted to paint over it? The solution: The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors says you'd better not. You need to ask yourself — is it a defect or merely cosmetic damage? Tread carefully because where you draw the line between a makeover and a cover-up could mean thousands in compensation. The outcome: Avoiding court. ——————————————————————————————————2/8—— Sport on 4 430 TV soaps so far 118 r ROCK/POP NEWS AND LISTINGS p350 Buyers TV today T4 Bamboozle
P416 Teletext on 4 416 Oct27 21:12:40       ———————————————————————————————  TOP (IPS FOR SELLING HEAVEN  DON'T BAKE A CAKE The thorny issue: Just how do you make the kitchen smell inviting? The solution: By baking a cake of course! Erm, actually, no. Contrary to popular belief, the best smell for a kitchen is one of cleanliness and freshness. And not of a lemon sponge cake. The outcome: BanisPing self-raising flour to the cupboard and donning your Marigolds, you scrubbers! ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— Richard & Judy 454 Gig guide 360-3 r ROCK/POP NEWS AND LISTINGS p350 Buyers TV today T4 Bamboozle
P416 Teletext on 4 416 Oct27 21:12:01       ———————————————————————————————  TOP (IPS FOR SELLING HEAVEN  DON'T CHANGE IT - CHUCK IT The thorny issue: Hmm, how to create the illusion of space? Perhaps an expensive mirror might do it? Or a complete kitchen refurb? The solution: Absolutely. But cast an eye round first — could that pile of books be moved out of sight? Or perhaps that homely clutter of nick-nacks be stored away to free up space? The outcome: Saving yourself cash. After all, sometimes less can be more. ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— Hollyoaks 473 Night clubs 365-6 r ROCK/POP NEWS AND LISTINGS p350 Buyers TV today T4 Bamboozle
P416 Teletext on 4 416 Oct27 21:17:28       ———————————————————————————————  TOP TIPS FOR SELLING HEAVEN  DON'T STOP TRYING TO QUIT SMOKING The thorny issue: Smokers know that their habit can cost them an arm and a leg but did they know it could also stink thousands off their home's value? The solution: Before putting the house on the market, scrub everything down; paint the nicotine out of walls and ceilings; get the carpets shampooed. And when you need a fag, go outside. The outcome: Surely thousands of pounds is an incentive to quit. ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— Latest films 460 Helplines 405 r ROCK/POP NEWS AND LISTINGS p350 Buyers TV today T4 B!mboozle
P416 Teletext on 4 416 Oct27 21:18:44       ———————————————————————————————  TOP (IPS FOR SELLING HEAVEN  DON'T REMIND BUYERS OF THE REALITIES OF ACTUALLY LIVING THERE The thorny issue: Well, of course, you want the buyers to picture themselves living in the lap of luxury. Or just a nice semi-detached. They don't want a reality check. The solution: Take down that laundry line. Take out the rubbish. Send your teenage offspring out. And, for heaven's sake, hide that pet rat! The outcome: Illusion equals sale. ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— channel4guide@teletext.co.uk r ROCK/POP NEWS AND LISTINGS p350 Buyers TV today T4 Bamboozle
P416 Teletext on 4 416 Oct27 21:11:05       ———————————————————————————————  TOP (IPS FOR SELLING HEAVEN  DON'T LET YOUR ESTATE AGENT ANYWHERE NEAR THE BUYER The thorny issue: If you were a buyer, who would you prefer to show you round your potential new home? The owner who's lived there — or some fool on commission in a shiny suit? The solution: Go on! Don't be shy — show those buyers around your home. After all, you know more about it than your estate agent ever, ever will. The Outcome: A sense of satisfaction. ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Latest sport on Channel 4 430 r ROCK/POP NEWS AND LISTINGS p350 Buyers TV today T4 Bamboozle
P416 Teletext on 4 416 Oct27 21:11:23       ———————————————————————————————  TOP TIPS FOR SELLING HEAVEN  DON'T LET THE TRISKAIDEKAPHOBICS GET TO YOU The thorny issue: Do you live in No.13? Then you'd better expect some buyers to baulk bec!use they really don't like the idea of that number on their door. The solution: Superstitious mumbo jumbo maybe but we recommend you ask your council to change that 13 to a 12A. Or at the very least, you should spell out that number, and not use the fi'ure. Selling Houses Special has aired. ——————————————————————————————————8/8—— Today on Channel 4 Guide 400 r ROCK/POP NEWS AND LISTINGS p350 Buyers TV today T4 Bamboozle