Category: Property

A Personal, bespoke estate agency based in Essex

LANDLORD’S, The tenant fee ban – will it hit your pocket?

The tenant fee ban. How will it affect you as a landlord? So, the Government are on a mission when it comes to lettings at the moment, they have now put into force a ‘tenant fee ban’ bill which comes into force on the 1st June 2019. So how is this going to affect landlords? … Read more

February market update

This month is a really positive update, the following information was taken from and was produced by Rightmove with comments from Miles Shipside.  it makes a really good read! positive news for our region! take a look and us know what you think?  National average price of newly-marketed property rises by 0.7% (+£1,981) this … Read more

What are some of the common questions that people ask?

Myth buster time! I thought it would be helpful to cover a few questions ive been asked recently, in the past 10 days ive been to meet some fantastic clients but naturally, they ask a multitude of questions, so I will try and cover as many as possible for those I haven’t had chance to … Read more

So you want to move?.. where do you start?

Where do I start? SO you have decided to take the first steps… It could be that you have seen something you like? Had a promotion at work? … whatever the reason sometimes knowing where to start the moving process can leave you struggling to see the wood for the trees. Well firstly, you need … Read more

Our story…

So we have reached the end of the first month of a new year… and everyone is back to normal. (well normal working routine, school routine etc).  But, for me, this is a great time for reflection, on the past 4 years and to look at our plan for 2019.  For those who didnt know, … Read more


Commitment… I met with a friend today, someone else within the industry. We were talking all things estate agency, as well as having a bit of a moan about a few things. One of the things we discussed was commitment, from buyers. One of the things wrong with this industry (well, there is more than … Read more

Brexit and house prices….

I thought i would finally put my thoughts on Brexit in black and white and how i think its going to effect the property market. Now, i did not vote. why? … because i felt i didn’t understand the implications enough to make an educated vote on what i thought was best…. but, the country … Read more

October 2018 – market update.

SO, its that time of year again, people are now thinking of moving in the new year and we are noticing a slight decrease in the amount of properties coming on…. or are we? I tend to use Zoopla alot as a point of refrence as all the main agents tend to be on both … Read more

Did you test drive your car?

Think of the last car you bought. good or bad. now when you bought that car, did you test drive it? … the answer is probably yes. did you look at the MOT and Service history? most likely… did you research the car to see any common problems or complaints… possibly…. do you see where … Read more

Valuation and the Agent

The price and the agent are TWO separate things. Something I wanted to cover, because I keep finding myself winning instructions but hearing the same thing. Firstly, the way the UK describe the appointment whereby an agent comes around and gets interviewed by the home owners is wrong. Valuation? Surely this boils down to opinion. … Read more