24 episodes

Phil Spencer is one of the UK's leading property experts,
with over 25 years of experience in the property sector. The Move iQ Podcast is where Phil shares his tips for buying, renting and selling to help anyone moving through this notoriously stressful process and beyond.

Whether this is your first move or you are a seasoned property professional, Phil shares his property advice, guidance and insights to help everyone move home with confidence.

Move iQ Podcast Phil Spencer: UK Property Expert

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Phil Spencer is one of the UK's leading property experts,
with over 25 years of experience in the property sector. The Move iQ Podcast is where Phil shares his tips for buying, renting and selling to help anyone moving through this notoriously stressful process and beyond.

Whether this is your first move or you are a seasoned property professional, Phil shares his property advice, guidance and insights to help everyone move home with confidence.

    How to Use an Online Auction to Sell Your Home

    How to Use an Online Auction to Sell Your Home

    If you’re a motivated seller looking for an alternative and quick way to sell your home, an online auction could be the solution.
    A recent study of the housing market concluded that one in three private treaty house sales (this is the traditional method of selling a property) fell through in the last year – which isn’t good news if you have a compelling reason to sell.
    Auctions have a less than 4% chance of fall-through. The online auction process puts contracts in place to give the seller peace of mind and the buyer a straightforward path to closing a deal, giving you a route to a more secure sale.
    Unfortunately, there are still many misconceptions about property auctions that prevent sellers from capitalising on this opportunity.
    In this BONUS EPISODE of the Move iQ podcast, Phil Spencer is joined by Alex Willis, Director at GOTO Group – our wonderful sponsors of the show.
    GOTO’s concierge services have everything you need to move stress-free from choosing the right agent, mortgage advisor, solicitor, surveyor, and even removals. Phil and Alex enjoy a fantastic conversation about how the digital property auction process has developed and why it can be the best option for  motivated sellers.
    Listen in to find out:
    How an online auction differs from the more conventional way to put your property on the market If an online auction is a suitable way for you to sell your house How online auctions confidently secure a buyer The four main benefits of using an online auction to sell your home How an online auction takes place What a committed buyer service is The benefits and warnings for online auction buyers Thank you for listening to the Move iQ podcast!
    If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe via your favourite podcast app and don’t forget to leave a review.
    Thank you to our incredible sponsors, GOTO, who take the stress out of selling and moving home. Learn more about how GOTO Group can help you move with less stress today!
    Want to learn more about selling your home in an online auction?
    It might not have been your first thought on how to sell your home, but if you’re interested in a fast, fuss-free sale, an online auction could be a smart move.
    So, if you want to learn more about the pros and cons of selling your home this way, online auction fees, and whether an online auction will affect the price of your property, click here.
    Want to learn more about buying a property in an online auction?
    If you’re considering buying a home at auction, know that it is vastly different to the usual channels. To learn more about the process, take the time to read our guide to Buying Property at Auction. There will always be benefits and pitfalls to any property-buying route, so it’s important to find the right route for you.
    Find out more about Move iQ
    To find out more about Move iQ, you can visit our website, where you can register to receive offers and benefits, and sign-up to receive our exclusive monthly newsletter.
    Please also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn.
    If you have any questions for Phil or any special requests for topics to cover on the podcast then please email hello@moveiQ.co.uk.
    We’ve also got lots of great videos over on YouTube, so be sure to subscribe to our channel and let us know what you think.

    • 31 min
    Leaving Your Property for The Last Time (The Things You Should Do)

    Leaving Your Property for The Last Time (The Things You Should Do)

    This celebratory moment when you’re finally ready to leave your property might catch you by surprise with how emotional it is.
    Moving is moving. All the memories that live in your home will stay there and it can be emotional to move on. You might find like Phil did, that you stand in each room and say a heartfelt goodbye!
    In the final episode of Season 3 of the Move iQ Podcast, Phil Spencer shares ways you can prepare for the emotional rollercoaster of moving – and the practical realities of it too.
    Whether it’s putting useful documents together in a file or leaving a welcome note, there are lots of things you can do to make moving easier for everyone involved.
    Listen in to find out:
    How you can prepare your property for its new owners Which little jobs you may have forgotten Why it’s important to be ahead of schedule What’s worth doing and what’s worth leaving to the new owners Where to put your keys after you close the door for the final time! Thank you for listening to the Move iQ podcast!
    If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe via your favourite podcast app and don’t forget to leave a review.
    What do I need to do after accepting an offer?
    The first thing you can do is to celebrate! Yes, things could still go pear-shaped, but this is a major milestone.
    In the following days and weeks, there’s going to be lots to do. If you’ve moved before, you’ll know that this process usually takes longer than you expect. That’s why we’ve created our Moving House Timeline and Checklist. It takes all the stress and planning out of your move and lets you get on with the important stuff.
    What do I need to do on moving day?
    There’s excitement. There’s a bit of nerves. And there’s a very long to-do list.
    Do you know all the jobs you need to get done on moving day? It might seem like a lot, but you can make the whole process a lot simpler. From making sure you’ve got a stash of teabags with you, all the way through to dropping off the keys, our Moving Day Checklist has got you covered. Sign-up here to download you FREE home sellers toolkit.
    We want to thank the sponsor of our show
    GoTo offers a nationwide network of services from mortgages to surveys, conveyancing as well as online property auctions. You can speak directly to a member of the GoTo award-winning team, who will help with any query you have during you move whichever service you use.
    Find out more about Move iQ
    To find out more about Move iQ, you can visit our website, where you can register to receive offers and benefits, and sign-up to receive our exclusive monthly newsletter.
    Please also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn.
    If you have any questions for Phil or any special requests for topics to cover on the podcast then please email hello@moveiQ.co.uk.
    We’ve also got lots of great videos over on YouTube, so be sure to subscribe to our channel and let us know what you think.

    • 10 min
    Considering and Accepting an Offer on Your House

    Considering and Accepting an Offer on Your House

    The big moment is finally here – you’ve received an offer on your property! Hopefully, it’s all in writing, with a covering email or letter that explains how the buyer is funding the purchase, and any conditions they may have.
    Accepting an offer may be the easiest part of selling a house (all you have to do is say “yes”) but you may find it’s actually the hardest part. Selling isn’t just about money. It’s about what sits behind it. You sell with your heart as much as (if not more than) your head.
    That’s why it’s so important to make sure you’ve got the right buyer.
    The difference in conditions and context between two offers may end up feeling more important than the numbers. In this episode, Phil Spencer guides you through this minefield of emotion to help you decide who’s the best buyer and which offer on your house you should accept.
    Listen in to find out:
    Why a good offer is about more than just the money How to evaluate an offer How to decide who the best buyer is Whether you should always counteroffer after rejecting an offer Why you need your solicitor to come into their own at this stage Thank you for listening to the Move iQ podcast!
    If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe via your favourite podcast app and don’t forget to leave a review.
    Don’t let the legal side let you down!
    If you’ve got an offer, you need to get a good solicitor.  If you haven’t got one yet, or you aren’t sure whether it’s the right choice (it almost always is!), you can use our free, no-obligation conveyancing quote tool to help you find the right conveyancer for you. Thanks to GOTO Conveyancing, you can get quotes from up to four professional legal advisors at the click of a button!
    What to do if several buyers bid on your home
    First off – well done! If you’ve got several interested buyers, all making credible offers, you’ve been doing everything right (and maybe got a bit lucky too)!
    If you do find yourself in this enviable position, you may want to consider sealed bid offers. This method of selling can get the attention of only the most serious buyers. It also comes with plenty of its own risks. If you are considering using this method, we advise you to take the time to learn more about sealed bidding.
    We want to thank the sponsor of our show
    GoTo offers a nationwide network of services from mortgages to surveys, conveyancing as well as online property auctions. You can speak directly to a member of the GoTo award-winning team, who will help with any query you have during you move whichever service you use.
    Find out more about Move iQ
    To find out more about Move iQ, you can visit our website, where you can register to receive offers and benefits, and sign-up to receive our exclusive monthly newsletter.
    Please also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn.
    If you have any questions for Phil or any special requests for topics to cover on the podcast then please email hello@moveiQ.co.uk.
    We’ve also got lots of great videos over on YouTube, so be sure to subscribe to our channel and let us know what you think.

    • 11 min
    What to Consider When Buying AND Selling Property

    What to Consider When Buying AND Selling Property

    Selling a house is hard enough. Throw buying a new one into the mix and it’d be understandable if you felt overwhelmed. It also means that you’re involved in a chain.
    Property chains can be complicated things at the best of times. When they stretch beyond a few buyers, it can feel very fragile.
    This is because you can only know one degree of separation from yourself in the chain, so you are left with many unknowns and a lot of questions!
    For all the unknowns, ifs, buts, maybes, and confusion, Phil Spencer and his co-host, Chris Ducker, have some timeless tactics that can save you a lot of stress. Whether it’s knowing how to build momentum or acting with a little empathy, our resident experts share their thoughts on what you can do to make being in a property chain easier.
    Listen on to find out:
    What a property chain really is How far you can reasonably look ahead How to manage the uncertainty of being in a slow-moving property chain Whether there really is a ‘best time’ for moving How to manage the fear of selling without a place to move to Why communication and momentum are your two best friends Thank you for listening to the Move iQ podcast!
    If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe via your favourite podcast app and don’t forget to leave a review.
    Want more information on buying a house?
    Season 3 of the Move iQ Property Podcast is all about selling houses. But, if you’re in a property chain, that’s only covering half the information you need!
    We’ve gone through everything you need to know about buying a property in Season 1. So, if you’re after expert advice from Phil and Chris on buying a home, take some time to listen to Season 1 of the Move iQ Podcast!
    Want to learn more about navigating property chains?
    Property chains are complicated and difficult to navigate. So, if you’re after a quickfire guide to managing a chain and want to find out what to expect, how you can keep your part moving, and what you can do if it all goes wrong, take a look at our Property Chain guide.
    We want to thank the sponsor of our show
    GoTo offers a nationwide network of services from mortgages to surveys, conveyancing as well as online property auctions. You can speak directly to a member of the GoTo award-winning team, who will help with any query you have during you move whichever service you use.
    Find out more about Move iQ
    To find out more about Move iQ, you can visit our website, where you can register to receive offers and benefits, and sign-up to receive our exclusive monthly newsletter.
    Please also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn.
    If you have any questions for Phil or any special requests for topics to cover on the podcast then please email hello@moveiQ.co.uk.
    We’ve also got lots of great videos over on YouTube, so be sure to subscribe to our channel and let us know what you think.

    • 10 min
    How Can a Vendor Speed Up The Sales Process?

    How Can a Vendor Speed Up The Sales Process?

    After all the hard work and preparation, your house is finally on the market. Being proactive, prepared, and communicative as a seller will really help speed up the sales process.
     
    In this episode of the Move iQ podcast, Phil Spencer and his co-host, Chris Ducker, reveal how you can get organised with your administration, paperwork, and other necessary formalities to move forwards.
     
    Being organised is key to a speedy and successful sales process. After all, 90% of deals are slowed down because people aren’t organised. So, if you want to complete the deal as efficiently as possible, you need to get organised sooner rather than later.
     
    Being proactive, prepared, and communicative as a seller will help get things moving and in this episode of the Move iQ podcast. 
     
    Listen in to find out:
    Why, if you want things to move quickly, you need to inject that momentum from the start How you can get organised Which quick fixes can make a big impact Who you need to contact early in the sales process The fact you’re the person with the most to gain from the whole situation  
    Thank you for listening to the Move iQ podcast!
    If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe via your favourite podcast app and don’t forget to leave a review.
     
     
    Need help finding a conveyancer you can trust?
    After selling your property, you’re likely going to start looking for a new place to call home. Ensuring you have the right professional to help take care of your legal matters during the buying process is essential.
    We can help you find a trustworthy conveyancer from GOTO Conveyancing. All you have to do is complete and submit a short form and we’ll connect you with up to four professional legal advisors. To find out more, click here.
     
     
    Are you prepared to gazump?
    It’s a dark art of the property market. Homebuyers bidding on a property that’s already had an offer accepted is legal, even if it feels a bit wrong.
    Whether you want to avoid gazumping or not, it’s important to know a bit more about it in case it does present itself. If you want a quick explanation of gazumping, you can learn more here.
     
     
    We want to thank the sponsor of our show
    GoTo offers a nationwide network of services from mortgages to surveys, conveyancing as well as online property auctions. You can speak directly to a member of the GoTo award-winning team, who will help with any query you have during you move whichever service you use.
     
    Find out more about Move iQ
    To find out more about Move iQ, you can visit our website, where you can register to receive offers and benefits, and sign-up to receive our exclusive monthly newsletter.
    Please also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn.
    If you have any questions for Phil or any special requests for topics to cover on the podcast then please email hello@moveiQ.co.uk.
    We’ve also got lots of great videos over on YouTube, so be sure to subscribe to our channel and let us know what you think.

    • 11 min
    Viewings and How to Conduct Them

    Viewings and How to Conduct Them

    So, you’ve decided to sell. You’ve found the right estate agent, cleaned the house from top to bottom and now there is a line-up of interested buyers wanting to take a look inside.
    You might feel like you need to be there for every second of every viewing. But your constant presence could be doing more harm than good.
    Phil Spencer believes that there are some definite dos and don’ts when it comes to property viewings. And, if you want yours to go as smoothly as possible, you might want to consider these tips the next time a potential buyer swings by to view your property.
    Decluttering, ducking out on the first viewing, and deciding when it’s best to leave it to the experts – it’s all in this episode of the Move iQ podcast!
    Listen in to learn:
    What you can do to prepare your house for viewings When you should let the estate agent do their job… and when you should take over Whether you should be present for viewings The importance of buyer feedback Why you need to share, not hide, the risks around your property Thank you for listening to the Move iQ podcast!
    If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe via your favourite podcast app and don’t forget to leave a review.
    Does your property need some repair work?
    Get the experts in! If you’ve got a few jobs that need to be done around the house, don’t leave it for later. Give your home the best chance of catching a buyer’s interest and hire a trusted, local professional to get the job done for you.
    We’ve got a simple enquiry form on our website to help you find a local tradesman – it’s quick, easy and quotes are completely FREE!
    No stress, no questionable quality, just your home at its best.
    Why is your house not selling?
    If you’ve sent the pooch on a holiday, done your best not to hover over the agent and viewers’ heads, and your property still isn’t selling – that’s okay. There are more reasons than we can count for a property not selling.
    Phil Spencer shares his expert advice, guidance and potential answers to help you determine why your property hasn’t sold yet. So, have a look through our reasons why your house may not be selling and see if any sound familiar to you!
    We want to thank the sponsor of our show
    GoTo offers a nationwide network of services from mortgages to surveys, conveyancing as well as online property auctions. You can speak directly to a member of the GoTo award-winning team, who will help with any query you have during you move whichever service you use.
    Find out more about Move iQ
    To find out more about Move iQ, you can visit our website, where you can register to receive offers and benefits, and sign-up to receive our exclusive monthly newsletter.
    Please also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn.
    If you have any questions for Phil or any special requests for topics to cover on the podcast then please email hello@moveiQ.co.uk.
    We’ve also got lots of great videos over on YouTube, so be sure to subscribe to our channel and let us know what you think.

    • 9 min

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