Category: Property

A Personal, bespoke estate agency based in Essex

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…..

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

6 costly mistakes to avoid when selling your home (part 4/6)

the garden. This is something i see time and time again. lets face it, nobody likes to do any general maintenance to our outside space during the colder months. and the UK only seems to get 2 decent weekends a year (where weather is concerned). BUT. getting out side, rolling your sleeves up (not too … Read more

6 costly mistakes to avoid when selling your home (part 3/6)

6 costly mistakes to avoid when selling your home (part 3/6) Going for the “cheapest” agent because their fee is the lowest. This one Is really hard to explain, so I have enlisted the help of a power point slide to help show you what I am talking about. Pretty much, every single day, I … Read more

6 costly mistakes to avoid when selling your home (part 2/6)

6 costly mistakes to avoid when selling your home (part 2/6) Accepting an offer. This one follows from part one nicely, once you have completed part one you will find yourself with offers on the table (if not, something isn’t right). BUT. What do you do with that offer? Well. You have three options. Accept … Read more