The System Isn’t Broken, Russell. Nor, Does It Need Fixing.

The System Isn’t Broken, Russell. Nor, Does It Need Fixing.

  The System Isn’t Broken, Russell.  Nor, Does It Need Fixing. Skimming through social media last week, I chanced upon the Youtube video entitled: “Why No-Sale, No-Fee Doesn’t work”. For estate agency. It wasn’t an inspiring piece. Which may be the reason it attracted only 259 views. Not only uninspiring, this ill-considered potful of pique…

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Send In The Clowns….Don’t Bother They’re Here.

Send In The Clowns….Don’t Bother They’re Here.

Send in the Clowns…. Don’t bother they’re here. Of course, everyone remembers that final line from the 1973 musical, A little Night Music. The song has recently cropped up as background to the very imaginative Audi adverts. Intelligent driving being the theme from Audi as it depicts a series of ‘clowns’ on the road, in…

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“A Common Little Story…But They Had an Emotional Life to Them.”

“A Common Little Story…But They Had an Emotional Life to Them.”

“A common little story…but they had an emotional life to them.” A remark that caught my attention during a T.V documentary with one of my favourite actor/directors, Clint Eastwood. Discussing his 2004 film, Million Dollar Baby. Stories have enjoyed a resurgence of late as people again realise the power of story to move, influence and…

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Facebook is Killing Estate Agency – and Far Worse.

Facebook is Killing Estate Agency – and Far Worse.

Facebook is killing estate agency  –  and Far Worse.. “Ripping apart the fabric of society” according to a former top boss. Chamath Palihapitiya,  former technology chief at Facebook said the site was “eroding human interactions, as well as leaving its users feeling vacant and empty”. In the Daily Mail article, Palihapitiya went on to say…

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It’s Not About The Colour – Said The Lion.

It’s Not About The Colour – Said The Lion.

It’s not about the colour said The Lion. Blue?  The Unicorn thought Purple a better option A famous duo.  The Lion and The Unicorn. Among many, George Orwell’s famous essay and, of course,  a children’s book.   By Shirley Hughes. A nursery rhyme that has “the lion and the unicorn fighting for the crown. The…

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Revenge Best Served Cold – Again.

Revenge Best Served Cold – Again.

Revenge Best Served Cold – Again. “Yes, they’ve had their revenge….but police have lost our trust”. So opines Andrew Mitchell, M.P for Sutton Coldfield.  The former Tory Cabinet minister, who had his five minutes of ‘fame’ over the ‘plebgate’ affair in 2012, is provided with a page in the Mail on Sunday Christmas Eve edition…

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What’s Your Stake? Probably More Than You Realise.

What’s Your Stake? Probably More Than You Realise.

What’s Your Stake? Probably More Than You Realise. Previous posts have often featured the quote from Warren Buffett: ” Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing”. Risk. A probability or threat of damage, injury, loss, or any other negative occurrence that is caused by external or internal vulnerabilities, and that may be avoided…

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Nostalgia Is Not What It Used To Be.

Nostalgia Is Not What It Used To Be.

“Nostalgia Is Not What It Used To Be”….and “The Future ain’t what it used to be”. Attributed, respectively, to author Peter De Vries. and to Yogi Berra.. Selling your home had always been a genteel affair. Estate Agency, a respected profession. Always been done that way. Jon Hunt, founder of Foxtons Estate Agency, had other…

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Black Friday for Estate Agency.

Black Friday for Estate Agency.

Black Friday for estate agency. Have you joined the rush to buy online ? Or do you prefer the real thing? If you are a homeowner looking to move in the coming months, you’ll need an estate agency. A good one. Buyers tend to hibernate in the run-up to Christmas. Unlike the shops where a…

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