The downhill season

Our much maligned industry has been through an unwittingly torturous process of reform in the last few years. A once ' well regarded profession'  lost the title  profession  during the boom of the late 90’s as the so called,  ‘white sock brigade&...


A fuzzy feeling

Just a few weeks ago we suggested there would be an anticipated uplift in activity in September, regrettably not what the industry has been used to in previous times. None the less the tradition of an increase of activity in all areas has happened and all indications suggest...


The rock that stopped rocking

This is the 4th part in a series of short stories looking back over the past decade..... At starting this note it was the 11 th of September. 10 years ago today we were all horrified to hear of the events at the Twin Towers, now always to be remembered as the day of 9/11. It...


Online health check

So, the message is loud and clear. The most recent statistics suggests that the Rightmove website has the third most visits to any website in the UK including that of the great British institution, the BBC. With 98% of property enquiries being generated through that portal as...


Nebulous or opalescent?

The UK marketplace is changing significantly. The supply and demand scenario has gone through a period of transformation over the last couple of years but more pronounced post Brexit referendum. Overseas investment, primarily into London, is now depleted and the ripple effects...


The rise of the "fall"

As Justin Webb eloquently reminded us this morning on Radio 4 news today, the 1 st of September is officially or meteorologically speaking the first day of Autumn. For many estate agents around the UK that ordinarily would be a time of celebration. Within a matter of hours and...


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