Category: Choosing an Estate Agency

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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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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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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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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Poisoned Chalice? It’s The Kool-Aid.

Poisoned Chalice? It’s The Kool-Aid.

    Def: A Poisoned Chalice:  Some thing that harms the person it is given to, although it seemed very good when they first got it. Def: Drinking the Kool-Aid is a common American expression.  Roughly translated it means “to blindly follow”. It usually has a negative connotation. Homeowners, bombarded with messages on an almost daily basis by…

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