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A Personal, bespoke estate agency based in Essex

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

Minimal disruption and maximum effort.

I have to say this summer has been amazing, we all spent most of our time living outdoors and certainly taking the long summer evenings for granted, enjoying friends and family round. Your home appears to be bright and spacious during this time but now the winter nights are now drawing us inside (like a … Read more

6 costly mistakes to avoid when selling your home (part 5/6)

not being prepared when it comes to solicitors. this is one i find myself encountering time after time. we’ve marketed, and found a buyer, agreed a price. now what? solicitors. thats what. You’ll be surprised the amount of people i speak to who haven’t started getting their solicitors ready until they have ‘sold’ but the … 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

Why it’s important to manage expectations of a buyer.

Something really got my goat today. but I am so fed up with the lies within this industry. everyone between the agent to the solicitor to the broker all seem to get off, getting one over on the other. its just counter productive. I love the job, i really do, but i hate the industry. … Read more

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail. – Benjamin Franklin.

An old saying, which goes back as far as time. – but it is so true in so many aspects, and in so many walks of life. Marketing a property is the same. When you look at larger companies. Let’s take for instance things like large brands of famous drinks. When they come to marketing … Read more

Want to know A Secret…

Want to know the secrets of viewing a property…………   I was carrying out viewing’s over the weekend and a first-time buyer really stood out from the crowd. The first-time buyer was a little hesitant on asking questions about the property, i.e. how old is the boiler, windows installed, the clients position going forward, you … Read more

Christmas is getting Rayleigh close now?

Christmas is getting Rayleigh close now? The housing market is never a predictable one, but what we can safely say each year at this time as summer heat recedes, is that many home sellers choose September, as they want to be in their new property by Christmas. It’s only in soap operas and sitcoms where … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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