The agents behind the masks

Online agents haven’t been much of a factor in the Bath property market in the past and, despite massive advertising campaigns, the biggest players in this sector still have less than 2.5% market share in the city (less than half of what they would claim in other areas of the country). Like many agents, in… Read More



Managing expectations in estate agency

Expectations in estate agency After some difficult negotiations during sales recently, we’ve been having quite a few discussions in the office about managing expectations. Here are some of our thoughts on when and with whom do we have to manage expectations within estate agency? manage expectations 1. seek to prevent disappointment by establishing in advance… Read More



Aerial photos of Bath

Aerial photos of Bath – first published in the Bath Chronicle “Down Memory Lane” feature during 2001 and initially taken by the Aerofilm company. With thanks to our lovely client Russell, who found these at the bottom of his wardrobe whilst moving and wanted to donate them to our collection! Each photo has a brief… Read More



Has Rightmove become the new Tinder?

Has Rightmove become the new Tinder? Are we treating property apps like dating apps? Swipe. Match. Chat. Swipe. Match. Buy? I recently met an applicant who had phoned into the office and booked to see two properties that had caught his eye. Whilst on the viewings, it transpired that these houses wouldn’t suit him at… Read More



June property data – 2018 Bath property market update

It may be time for our June property data update, Wimbledon and the Summer Solstice are fast approaching and the Romans believed June was the luckiest month for marriage but did you know that June is also Accordion Awareness Month and Adopt a Cat Month? Our usual quota of property stats can be found below,… Read More



Bath property market data – May update

A wealth of data in our Bath property market update this month, with our thanks to the devilishly clever Richard Speigal (follow him at @webunknown  on Twitter). Four graphs with BA1 and BA2 results direct from H.M Land Registry, a link to our spreadsheet (seven sections of property info tracked across eight time points between March… Read More



Could the cheapest fee actually end up costing you more?

Picking an estate agent on who has the cheapest fee isn’t often the best idea (nor on the highest price) but, after being sent the latest figures (data for BA2 in the last month) in the image below from GetAgent, we thought it would be worth a quick maths exercise to prove it The average… Read More



Bath property market – March update

“What is the market like at the moment?” A daily question for us on valuations and viewings so, if you’re wondering what is really happening in the Bath property market, here are the latest facts – our Bath Property Data Report for March 2018. All the latest figures for the Bath property market are below… Read More



Buying HMO properties in Bath – March selection

Five new HMO properties for early March at Madison Oakley – if you’re considering buying an investment property in Bath, we have an excellent selection new to market. Brief headlines below on each or full details available via our main website; Beckhampton Road – A five bedroom 1184sqft licensed HMO offering a 5.55% gross yield and… Read More