Month: August 2017

The Demise of The Local Property Expert.

The Demise of The Local Property Expert.

The Demise of The Local Property Expert. There’s been a few people who have really belonged in my life. One that seems likely to be added to that list is Jay Acunzo. The host of the Unthinkable Podcast on iTunes.  And, all-round promoter of exceptional thinking. http://unthinkable.fm/ “One of the hottest new podcasts  out there” –…

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Drowning in a Sea Of Information?

Drowning in a Sea Of Information?

Drowning in a sea of information? Or, really a life belt that saves the day? My car needed a service last week. So, was duly booked into the local Bristol Street Motors for attention. They’re great.  They tell me what needs doing.  What it’s going to cost.  They complete the work.  Clean the car.  Inside…

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Imperfect? Your Estate Agent Has Courage.

Imperfect? Your Estate Agent Has Courage.

Does your estate agent have the courage? To be imperfect? Vendors, constantly inundated with unsolicited promotional material from just about every U.K estate agency, are becoming immune to this avalanche of mediocre marketing. I’m inclined to side with Banksy on this: “They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear”.  …

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The Land of Lousy Options – Estate Agency Style.

The Land of Lousy Options – Estate Agency Style.

The Land of Lousy Options.  Said originally of the hermit-like state that is North Korea. But applicable, these days, to the choice many homeowners face when seeking out a great estate agency. If it’s true that 95% of property searches start online, a quick glance at the results for anywhere in the U.K make depressing…

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Disrupt and Conceal. The New Face of Estate Agency.

Disrupt and Conceal. The New Face of Estate Agency.

Disrupt and conceal.  The new face of estate agency. Of course, it’s not new to dislike estate agents.  Homeowners have been doing just that. For decades. It’s almost become a national pastime. And to be perfectly honest, many estate agencies have brought in on themselves. The big fees.  The shoddy, uncaring service that leaves vendors…

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Hidden Accomplishments of An Estate Agent.

Hidden Accomplishments of An Estate Agent.

Hidden Accomplishments of an estate agent? What do they actually do?  For the money? A good question.  No doubt asked of many estate agents over the years. It’s all to easy to respond with a glib remark and to summarise their achievements as over-paid and under-qualified. The depth of work, however, from the very best…

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You’re Invited To Trust Us- Please.

You’re Invited To Trust Us- Please.

You’re invited to trust us – please. “This year, the man who controls the world’s largest marketing budget did something he had never contemplated before – he cut spending on digital adverts…… For years, companies that sell goods and services have operated by an apparently immutable law that shovelling ever more cash to Facebook and…

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Reckless Honesty? It’s Not Brain Surgery

Reckless Honesty? It’s Not Brain Surgery

Reckless Honesty?  There’s a novel approach. As I’ve got older, I’ve  started to use my brain more than at any time in my life. To the extent that I am worried it will overload and I’ll require the services of some brilliant neurosurgeon to repair the damage brought on by an excess of thinking. Were…

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