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Get your crystal balls out – it’s prediction time for agents

As estate agents huddle round their crystal balls, in an attempt to forecast what the property market is going to do in 2012, here are the headlines from three of the largest national firms: The property market according to….. Hamptons … Continue reading

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Lessons from Wimbledon: #5 Trust your coach

Continuing our Lessons from Wimbledon lessons – today, our final lesson number 5. However on top of their game tennis players are, they will always defer to their coach for advice and, well, coaching!  They put their trust and faith … Continue reading

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Lessons from Wimbledon: #4 Compete

Continuing our Lessons from Wimbledon lessons – today, lesson number 4. The top tennis players are exceptionally competitive.  Think of the Williams’ sisters, or Nadal – to them, winning is everything.  Coming second is no consolation – it just means … Continue reading

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The Freakonomics of commission

In their fascinating book Freakonomics, (subtitled “The hidden side of everything”) Levitt and Dubner explore the issue of estate agents’ commissions.  They propose that one way of discovering whether an estate agent is doing their best for their client, is … Continue reading

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Faster horses?

It was the great Henry Ford who said, “If I’d asked people what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.” If you ask a viewer what they think of an asking price, they will tell you it’s too expensive.  Why … Continue reading

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