NEWS & INSIGHTS
February 16, 2017
How’s the market?
here is a general truism in life that says if you ask ten people to describe the same event, you’ll get ten very different accounts, all seen from subtly different perspectives; this is partly why insurance companies are frequently confronted by t… Read more
March 22, 2016
Now you see them, now you don’t…
A popular device among novelists is to take the hero of the story down a tortuous road and then dribble misfortune after misfortune on his head, until the reader really begins to wonder “whatever next”? Read more
November 9, 2015
Should I stay or should I go?
As I write this in October, it seems clear that the Indian summer of the last few weeks is finally over and, as the joyful colours of autumn spread across the countryside and six months after the election, it would seem like a good time to reflect o… Read more
One of the most important parts of our job is understanding the psychology of the seller
My first boss said, ‘we are not agents we are nannies’ and forty years on I can safely say he was not far wrong. Understanding the psychology of both the seller and buyer is vital to make a deal happen and helps prevent what I have always called… Read more
Where do you find your properties?
People often ask where we find our properties and, without wanting to sound evasive, the straight answer is anywhere and everywhere we can; towards the lower end of the market price-wise, a high proportion will be on the market via selling agents, a… Read more
What ever happened to the property auctions at the top end of the market?
In our view the best and most transparent form of sale is an auction. Everybody can see what is going on: the contract is exchanged so the buyer goes home knowing he has bought a property with no danger of a gazump. Sadly, however, modern day sellin… Read more
Protecting Our Client’s Privacy
Keeping secrets has to be a stock in trade for a premium house buyer. Everybody values their privacy; you don’t have to be a celebrity to want to keep your personal circumstances private. The press take an interest in the top properties and then w… Read more
The importance of cementing relations between seller and purchaser
It is absolutely vital that there is a good relationship between the purchasers and the vendors. It makes the negotiations that much easier if the owners actually like the buyers, (hopefully more than other interested parties) and it also helps wi… Read more