Month: April 2016

Hardback, Paperback, or e-Book Estate Agency?

Hardback, Paperback, or e-Book Estate Agency?

Let me start by saying that the traditional high-street estate agency model has many flaws.  Not least, the high rents that any retailer is obliged to pay. There are also a few question marks over whether the fee structure should be a fixed amount, or the percentage of the selling price that currently prevails.  However,…

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Episode 22 James Wilkinson, Winkworth Estate Agency, Highgate, London.

Episode 22 James Wilkinson, Winkworth Estate Agency, Highgate, London.

One of the guiding principles that we hear from James is that they try to treat people as they, themselves, would wish to be treated. In the sometimes frantic and often disconnected process of selling and buying a home, James has orchestrated many, many sales over his twenty five year tenure at the Highgate office. “Your…

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Episode 21  Negotiate – Because it Matters.

Episode 21  Negotiate – Because it Matters.

Could you have got more? There’s no worse feeling than having a buyer agree to pay the asking price without them making any effort to achieve a reduction. It’s human nature. We all want a bargain but it is frustrating  to think that, for some agencies, the art of negotiation has been lost. Online estate agencies have…

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Episode 20.  David Thomas from Liberty Gate Estate Agency, Nottingham

Episode 20.  David Thomas from Liberty Gate Estate Agency, Nottingham

Todays guest is David Thomas, founder of Liberty Gate Estate Agency in Nottingham. After long service in the Royal Engineers, David brings his undoubted strengths of planning, attention to detail and execution to the estate agency sector. Like every estate agency, Liberty Gate know what they do. How they do it, differentiates them, but ultimately,…

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