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How to Stay Healthy This Autumn

October, 2020

How to Stay Healthy this Autumn As if we didn’t have enough to contend with already this year, autumn has arrived, and that means cold and flu season is underway. For some, weeks of sniffling, sneezing and generally feeling a little...


7 Tips to Create the Perfect Kitchen

October, 2020

Your kitchen is the heart of your home, and often it’s the room where you spend the most time. Whether you like to cook regularly for your family or entertain friends, having a kitchen you want to spend your time in is so important. If...


What to do before a viewing on your house.

October, 2020

Take the right viewpoint when setting your Solihull   home up for a sale They say that when you meet people you have not met before, first impressions make a difference. Similarly, they also say kerb appeal for a property on the market...


Welcome to The Team - Lisa Smith, Valuations Manager

September, 2020

I am incredibly pleased to announce that Lisa Smith has joined DM & Co as Valuations Manager and will form part of the Team that I have in Dorridge. Having lived in Dorridge for over 20 years, Lisa has a wealth of local knowledge, and...


How Renovating Your Kitchen Can Add Value to Your Solihull Home

September, 2020

The best reason to renovate any room in your home is because you want to make it more comfortable or in-keeping with your taste. However, it could also be because you want to improve the aesthetics of your home whilst you are living in it, absorb...


How to Move Home in Solihull With Your Dog

August, 2020

Do you find moving home stressful? It’s very likely you do, and this is only natural.  Now imagine how your dog might feel.  In the weeks running up to the move, all aspects of your dog’s normal life will become...


Your 6 Step Guide to the Conveyancing Process

August, 2020

Finding the house of your dreams in Solihull is exciting and your next step is to secure the property as soon as possible. But buying a new home can be a complex process, particularly when it comes to understanding the conveyancing procedure....


Centre Stage: 7 Tips for Staging Your Solihull Home Like a Pro

August, 2020

If you are considering putting your house in Solihull up for sale, but are not sure where to start, there are methods you can follow to help ensure it is fresh and market ready. Not just for new build show homes, you should consider staging...


DM & Co. Homes - New Office

August, 2020

I shan’t start by wrapping up July as the best month ever, because I don’t believe that there was an agent trading in the UK that didn’t have July 2020 as their best month in recent years! We saw a record number of...


Stamp Duty Holiday: Everything You Need to Know

August, 2020

There has been much excitement here at DM & Co. following the Chancellor’s announcement that stamp duty has been abolished for properties under £500,000 in England and Northern Ireland. This is excellent news for the property...


How to Move Home in Solihull Stress Free

August, 2020

According to a recent survey, 60%* of Brits have put off looking for a new home purely because of the pressures involved with the moving process.  Furthermore, 34% said that they had suffered severe anxiety as a result of their last move...


COVID-19: An Update for Solihull Buyers and Sellers From DM & Co.

July, 2020

We are delighted that DM & Co. have been given the green light by the Housing Minister to recommence market appraisals and viewings, however, we realise that we also have a social responsibility beyond that of being your local estate agent...


DM & Co. Homes - Announces Acquisition!

July, 2020

DM & Co. Homes is proud to announce the successful acquisition of Shakespeares Estate Agents. Shakespeares have an enviable reputation in the local market place and will add strength and depth to the already established DM & Co....


Stamp duty holiday: How will it work?

July, 2020

The chancellor has announced a temporary holiday on stamp duty on the first £500,000 of all property sales in England and Northern Ireland. The level at which the tax is charged has been temporarily raised until next March to...


DM & Co. Announces Investment Partner - Long Vere Group

July, 2020

Long Vere Group is pleased to announce a significant investment into DM & Co. Homes.  DM & Co. is an independent estate agency based in the West Midlands with ambitions to become the regions top estate agency.   ...


3 Ways to Give Your Living Room the WOW Factor in Solihull

July, 2020

Selling your home in Solihull is a big task in itself as there’s so much to prepare. If you’re trying to tackle everything yourself, it can be daunting trying to attract potential buyers, but one of the best ways to do that is to have...


Switching estate agents - all you need to know to get it right

July, 2020

When you chose your estate agent, you did so because you believed they could sell your home. You felt so certain, you even put your name to it when you signed the contract. However, months down the line, hopes of lots of viewers and competing...


How to Estimate the Value of Your Home in Solihull

June, 2020

If you’re looking to sell your home in Solihull, the first question you might have is, ‘how much is my home in Solihull actually worth?’ Technically, the answer is whatever someone is willing to pay for it, but that answer may...


Common Mistakes That Can Reduce the Value of Your Property in Solihull

June, 2020

Selling your home in Solihull is a huge undertaking, so of course, you want to make the right decisions to achieve the proper resale value for it. Some of the decisions surrounding resale value are more involved than the basic preparation you do...


Can the Colour of Your Front Door Help Sell Your Home Faster?

June, 2020

When people come to look around your property, they make very fast judgements. One of the first impressions they’ll see of your home is the front view, and this will either be on our website, property portal, or as they drive past and see...


Dominic Murphy buys back the business!

June, 2020

A Joint Statement by Dominic Murphy, Managing Director of Dominic Murphy & Co Real Estate Ltd & Nicholas Bond, Lettings Director of Red Brick Solihull As of 1 st  June 2020, Red Hot Houses Ltd (RHH) agreed the sale of its...


10 Frequently Asked Questions When Selling Your Home in Solihull!

June, 2020

If you are looking to sell your house in Solihull, you may very well be feeling a little overwhelmed, and who can blame you? It is a huge undertaking, not to mention an incredibly emotional time for you as a homeowner.  Many home movers...


6 Budget Planning Tips for First Time Buyers in Solihull

June, 2020

Working to get your foot on the property ladder in Solihull is no easy task, but with a market that has seen a slow down, now could be the perfect time to buy your first home. There’s a lot to consider, like which area to choose and what...


Release of pent-up demand leads to Rightmove’s busiest ever day on 27th May

June, 2020

Credit: Rightmove UK. Quick stats you can share on the current record-breaking demand We recorded our busiest ever day on Wednesday 27 th  May, surpassing six million visits for the first time and up 18% on the same...


Your property's asking price - is a price drop right for you?

June, 2020

If you have had your house on the market for some time without success, dropping your asking price may seem an inevitable, if unwanted, next step. Your estate agent will often suggest this move if they have run out of ideas, motivation and most...


7 Tips for a Smooth House Move With Children

May, 2020

You’ve been looking at houses, dealing with potential buyers, managing the purchase of your new home in Solihull and selling your old place, and now it’s  finally  setting in that a big move is coming. Even if you’ve...


DM & Co. Premium - Honest. Transparent. Advice

May, 2020

I’m really pleased to confirm that a sale has now been agreed on this SUPERB property. Guided at £1.25m and ready to launch just a week before COVID - we had the benefit of a handful of ‘pre-launch’ viewings. ...


DM & Co Homes - Covid Market Update

May, 2020

I sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are safe and coping with the unprecedented challenges that we are all facing right now. The global economy and property market is facing a period of significant uncertainty amid the rapid change in...


Preparing to sell your home - get ready to move

May, 2020

With the property market showing some signs of re-opening, now is the time to get ready to make sure you’re prepared for selling your home, and moving on. Over the past few weeks, house viewings have not been possible. But...


DM & Co. - At the heart of the community.

November, 2019

As a  small, independent  business  – and the only estate agency in  Dorridge  – w e’r e proud to play our part in  community  life . At the most local level, we , with other...


Is your property proving difficult to sell?

September, 2019

Dominic Murphy, managing director of DM & Co Homes and DM & Co Premium, an independent estate agent in Solihull and surrounding areas, said:    "One of the major problems that agents are encountering at the moment is...


DM & Co. - Month on Month Growth in a Shrinking Market?

August, 2019

I’ve come across a few agents in recent weeks that are all too happy to be reporting doom and gloom, instructions down, fees down, sales down. There are too many agents that are readily prepared to blame market conditions for poor...


How ‘Available’ is Your Estate Agent?

July, 2019

One thing the team here at DM & Co. Homes has in common is that we’ve all bought and sold homes in the past. This means we have walked a mile in our clients’ shoes and can see our business from their perspective. We...


Selling a house with DM & Co.

June, 2019

Selling your house is often an emotional process – you may have had years of your life tied up in your property and you have decided to move on. You may feel excitement about pastures new; you may feel just a little nervous. What you...


How to choose the right agent to sell your home

May, 2019

Deciding to sell your property is a big move. Deciding which agent you are going to instruct to sell your property is also a crucial decision. Get it right and the moving process can be simpler, quicker and stress free. Choose badly and it...


DM & Co. - Bucking The Trend

April, 2019

This is a phrase that has been mentioned a number of times to me this month and we do certainly appear to be bucking the trend here at DM & Co. March has seen DM & Co. launch its Premium brand, a brand aimed to deliver a level of...


Market Update

March, 2019

You could have forgiven buyers for allowing their property search to slow down a little due to the uncertainty surrounding Brexit. During the back end of February and the first two weeks of March our activity and production has been much slower...


When cheap isn’t very cheerful

February, 2019

Estate agents’ fees for selling a property can vary wildly. In many parts of central London 2.5 per cent is a standard fee. However, I’ve seen agents advertising fees as low as 0.5 % or even a flat rate of £1500. There is...


New Year, new you, new home?

January, 2019

Happy New Year! As we welcomed in 2019 many of us turned our minds to our resolutions and how we will start changing our lives for the better. A national newspaper recently published a survey of the top 50 New Year’s resolutions made...


Welcome to our New Blog - First Impressions!

December, 2018

Hello and welcome to our new blog which will be a weekly feature on our website. We’ll be sharing our expertise and knowledge on the property industry in Solihull and giving you plenty of useful tips and advice. As it’s our...