Month: May 2017

Formative Years. Mine are Now.

Formative Years. Mine are Now.

I know.  I know.  Formative years are supposed to be those first few precious years of our lives. Pretty much who you will become for the rest of your life. When I look back on my early life, however, it’s a blur. Not because it was so long ago.  Although it was. I still remember…

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Not Who You Think They Are..(part 2).

Not Who You Think They Are..(part 2).

These agents are not who you think they are.  They’re not a commodity.  They’re among some of the very best in the U.K. Listen in and discover why. First up on the #Needle&Haystack podcast (2) was:James Wilkinson, Director of the Winkworth  branch in Highgate, North London. Winkworth, N.6 https://itun.es/i6Yb2PK   James espouses the virtue of “treating…

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When Time Catches Up With Vendors.

When Time Catches Up With Vendors.

“When Time catches up.  And, it always does.” The brilliant writer Seth Godin can always be relied upon for sharp observation and the following short extract is, in our opinion, one of the most apt. To explain why homeowners so often get it wrong when choosing an estate agency. ” Bad decisions happen for one…

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Storm Trooper Estate Agency? Where’s the Emotion in That?

Storm Trooper Estate Agency? Where’s the Emotion in That?

Just had to wait for May 4th to pass. So many on that particular content frenzy.  So now the dust has settled, here’s my take on why you need to avoid the ‘Storm Trooper’ estate agency. Legions of white armoured Storm Troopers, carrying out the commands from on high.  Without hesitation. Without question. “There’s not…

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Some Estate Agents Don’t Require a Leap of Faith.

Some Estate Agents Don’t Require a Leap of Faith.

Like an arranged marriage, the trepidation many homeowners feel when instructing an estate agent can require a leap of faith. It doesn’t have to be that way! Let’s narrow the field, somewhat.  As previous readers may have discovered, we’re no fan of online estate agents.  Ditto, really, for the hybrid estate agents. They both are both…

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It’s what Journalists Do – Ask Questions.

It’s what Journalists Do – Ask Questions.

Ask questions:  Our answer to his hypothetical question “What was a sensible seller to do?. Oliver Thring in last weeks Sunday Times Home.article, headed “IS IT ASKING TOO MUCH?”, writes about the difficulties he encountered selling his flat in West London. “Demand too much and no one would nibble, aim too low and you’d be giving…

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