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Scrap the ’1p’ for a positive effect on your sale

With recent news suggesting that the UK might be following suit with Canada and scrapping the 1 penny coin, it begs the question of how this will affect common things that ‘use’ the penny as a pricing tool. So many … Continue reading

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My Pony Tale

When I was a young teen, I was lucky enough to have a pony.  He was a beautiful Welsh Mountain palomino, called Biscuit, and I adored him.  My very favourite thing to do was to explore the countryside with him, … Continue reading

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How many negotiators does it take to sell your house?

A lady called me this week, unable to sell her lovely rural house in Shropshire.  I asked her about her agent, and she explained that she was frustrated at having to chase them to find out feedback from viewings, and … Continue reading

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Putting all your eggs in one basket

I was contacted by a gentleman in York this week, who was selling his house for the first time in over thirty years.  In a small 1920s close where most of the houses there had been redeveloped, his home clearly … Continue reading

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Is Your Estate Agent a Member of an Approved Body?

You may have seen some badges on your agent’s website, property details or in their window; but what do they actually mean, and do they afford the buyer and seller any protection?  Here’s my guide to the organisations and schemes … Continue reading

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Who’s the Biggest Loser?

If you ask your estate agent why you haven’t yet sold your house, he’ll blame either your asking price (too high) or the market (too slow) or both.  So what’s his answer?  ”Drop your price”.  This strategy, he assures you, … Continue reading

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In hindsight….

“The flaws in the intelligence are plain enough in hindsight.” ~ Edward Kennedy Have you been trying to sell your home for months, or even years, without success? You’re certainly not alone;  did you know that only half  the properties on … Continue reading

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2012: An Estate Agent’s View

Today’s guest blog is courtesy of Jo Prado. Selling  your house in 2012 – has there ever been a better time?  We’ve just had a our busiest weekend since setting up our agency 6 months ago and it’s only the … Continue reading

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Insights from Estate Agency of the Year 2011: Part 4

Today’s post continues the series of posts summarising the Sunday Times’ Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2011 held last week. Dean Mackie is the Principal of three offices of McGrath Estate Agents – a innovative estate agency chain in … Continue reading

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Insights from Estate Agency of the Year 2011: Part 3

Today’s post covers the presentation given by one of the guest speakers from the Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2011.  Peter Fisk is Founder and CEO at GeniusWorks, a leading marketing and branding company, and introduced some challenging ideas to an … Continue reading

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