Author: chris

Extensive experience in estate agency as a director of franchise services and latterly responsible for creation of a training program/manual that enables estate agencies to differentiate themselves from the competition. Fully conversant with the principles of marketing, not just promotion. International Sales & Marketing experience with FTSE 100 company. Interested in long term business relationships that are mutually rewarding.
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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Emotion – Where Have You Been All My Life?

Emotion – Where Have You Been All My Life?

Emotion – Where have you been all my life? Half a lifetime ago, I possessed more emotion than I could handle. For me, strangely, it was golf that hit that particular spot. The absolute joy of a ‘perfect’ strike of club on ball.  Then later, the natural vistas of well-designed courses. Trouble was, I had…

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Donald Trump, Bobby Singh & Theresa May – It’s about Character.

Donald Trump, Bobby Singh & Theresa May – It’s about Character.

Donald Trump, Bobby Singh & Theresa May – It’s about Character. For those unfamiliar with Bobby Singh, he’s an estate agent. In Oldbury, West Midlands. My last post, dealt with how Aristotle, Cicero and Shakespeare made use of logic to persuade. And specifically, the Sevens Deadly Sins , for those whom logic has no worth.…

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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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