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nicholas cheshire

you ‘assume’ what i can afford???

this one makes me laugh!… So, one of my closest friends is toying with the idea of moving. he currently lives in Benfleet. he has a lovely semi detached property but loves the idea of taking the next step on the ladder and getting a detached property but is fussy on where he wants to

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nicholas cheshire

Do i have to see the agents broker to view or buy a house?

“you HAVE to come and see our broker” …. I line that seems to be in every agent’s vocabulary at the moment. But is it true?   I have a client, about a year ago. lovely chap. Sold his house with me and really, really liked a property through a local agent. He rang to

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Investment
nicholas cheshire

a quick guide to mortgage fees

Mortgages. We all hate them. Yes, it’s the dreaded M word again… I’m sure wherever you are reading this, the M word is mentioned phone call after phone call, with each agent claiming to have ‘the best’ broker, or the ‘open to market’ broker… blah, blah, blah… BUT.. what as much as we hate the

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Property
Kyle Brian

It’s that time… again

Yes….. I’m talking about already!! Do you know of anybody that wants to move by Christmas? If so act now………. This is applicable to all home owners and buyers that want to move into there new dream home by Christmas, only have 18 weeks to do so. So, for you buyers out there from the

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nicholas cheshire

A buyer’s journey…

“im going on an adventure”…. the great words of ‘The Hobbit’… now hopefully your property journey will be a little more pleasant than Mrs Baggins… The journey of a buyer sometimes can seem just as big of a task. BUT as a seller, are you aware of the journey your buyers are going to go

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Property
nicholas cheshire

My agent closes at 5pm…. WHAT! 5PM! read this!…

So i was talking to a local homeowner, i originally met her when i went to value her home about 2 months ago. We seemed to get on really well, however i was quoting considerably more than another agent, so she wanted to give the cheaper agent a go first, if it didn’t work out

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Property
nicholas cheshire

Why it is important to pick the ‘Right’ solicitor

This subject is one – that is so frustrating it becomes amusing…. after all, in a position whereby it gets beyond silly, there is nothing else to do but laugh! Now, solicitors… Estate agents and Mortgage brokers are recommending them left, right and centre. you tend to hear the same national names pop up time

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nicholas cheshire

the power of recommendation…

so, we all know social media is massive. i think its common knowledge that most of us already spend far to much time on there… i for one am guilty. BUT… there are some fantastic local groups… naturally there are some ran for political or professional gain, but the majority or run by people within

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nicholas cheshire

The psychology behind back to back viewings…

so, this is one i find myself explaining alot. in my opinion, i feel being an estate agents is a bit like a game of chess. most of it is trying to work out what the others persons next move is before you move your own… Well, sort of. There is alot of psychology involved.

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nicholas cheshire

So. what business are we ‘really’ in?..

I know some of you are already aware, as i don’t tend to shut up about it, i was luck enough to spend two days with two remarkable people within the industry, without name dropping they are two absolute geniuses, and truly inspirational people. I’ve been running the company for 4 years now, and since

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Property
nicholas cheshire

Rightmove AND Zoopla…..

OK, so something i need to admit, and people who know me will know this, Zoopla…. im not a fan. BUT it is necessary. We used to advertise on Zoopla a few years ago, but we came away as we wasn’t getting any new enquiries through it. Now, in South Essex, Rightmove seems the Number

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nicholas cheshire

Deposit. should Estate agents be taking them?

Should we take deposits for properties? In the UK there is very little commitment for any purchaser to make on a property should they wish to purchase the property which gives the seller little security right up until exchange of contacts, the same for buyers… sellers can pull out at almost any point. Some ‘new

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Property
nicholas cheshire

how to speed up your legal process when selling.

SO, I wanted to cover some different ways to speed up the property selling process… In the UK the average transaction can be anything from 6 weeks to 18 weeks or even longer in some cased! That’s anything from 42 days… In the USA some properties sell in as little as 30 days! … so

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Selling
nicholas cheshire

Lost in the crowd… or do you stand out.

So… I attended a valuation last night and something was discussed that is something i want to share with you all! Ok, so ‘if’ you are currently on the market this will apply to you! i obviously wont go into too much detail so for the purpose of this article the gentleman had a 3

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nicholas cheshire

Estate agent? has the role changed?

i think so! …. as time is going the market is changing, i look at other countries and notice the their property industry has changed dramatically over the past 20 years. so why hasn’t the UK’s? If anything i would say it has got more complex! there are more checks, longer conveyancing times, more surveys,

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nicholas cheshire

Nest are now PROUD sponsors of Grovewood Primary School.

We have some GOOD NEWS! On the 22nd February we had a visit from Clare & Michelle from Grove Wood primary school’s parent’s associations (also known as PAGWPS) to discuss the potential support/sponsorship between themselves and Nest. During the meeting we discussed various things, bounced around loads of ideas and they have agreed that Nest

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Property
nicholas cheshire

the ‘Birds Estate’.. whats the appeal?

The Bird’s Estate is a popular housing development that was created in a small sector of Rayleigh approx 18-20 years ago. Over the years it has become increasing popular for commuters that are looking for a good sized family home within a short walk to the station , which has the added bonus of links

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