Month: October 2017

The Seven Deadly Sins of Online Estate Agency.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Online Estate Agency.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Online Estate Agency. My book of the moment, Thank You for Arguing, by Jay Heinrichs has me engrossed in the art of rhetoric. Aristotle, Cicero and Shakespeare were masters in the use of argument by logic, by character and by emotion. The art of persuasion.   And it struck me…

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eMoov? Stars in Their Eyes.

eMoov? Stars in Their Eyes.

eMoov? Stars in their eyes. Today Matthew, I’m going to be…… totally unrealistic about the value of my home. Of course you love your home. So many memories.  Quirky bric-a-brac (not you Russell 🙂 Any buyer would be privileged to follow in your footsteps.  You’ve loved every minute here.  But, it’s time to move on.…

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Short Term Pleasure – Or Long Term Happiness?

Short Term Pleasure – Or Long Term Happiness?

Short Term Hit – or Long Term Happiness? Fascinating documentary last night on the Colombian Cocaine Threat.  By, of all people, Gordon Ramsay. As an extraordinary chef, Gordon wanted to uncover the ingredients for this powerful and addictive narcotic. The episode culminated in his trip to the Colombian forests where the Coca plant is illegally…

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Emoov – The Devil’s In The Detail.

Emoov – The Devil’s In The Detail.

Emoov – The Devil’s in the detail. Online estate agency, #emoov and their job posting. If there is one thing guaranteed to annoy, it’s poor attention to detail. Poor proof-reading. For any estate agency, it’s essential.  It demonstrates standards and values. How much care they put into writing. Whether that be property descriptions. Terms &…

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Happy Ending? What do you think?

Happy Ending? What do you think?

Happy ending?  What do you think? David & Rebecca had burnt their bridges. There was no going back. The small town of Burnham on Sea has many saving graces.  An abundance of ethical estate agents does not apparently feature on that list. Readers will recall that six local Burnham estate agents had formed an illegal…

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Frustration – The Story Goes… From Bad to Worse.

Frustration – The Story Goes… From Bad to Worse.

  Frustration …the story goes.. from bad to worse. For David & Rebecca. Rebecca had a strict upbringing.  Her parents had instilled in her the importance of values. One of which was integrity.  It mattered to her that people did the right thing.  Whether anyone was watching, or not. It was a ‘deal-breaker’ for any…

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