Category: High Street or Online?

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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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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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 – 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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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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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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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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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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Side Effects May Include……

Side Effects May Include……

Side effects may include….. …..a feeling of loss.  Both financial and emotional. …..a feeling of being ignored. …..feeling frustrated by others inability to communicate. …..temporary or permanent delusion. Believing it was a good decision. Despite evidence to the contrary. ….feeling annoyed that you hadn’t thought his through. Apparently. They’ve found a cure.  A remedy. For…

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