November 2018 Bath property market update

November 2018 market update – Halloween is over, the clocks have gone back, half term is in full swing and fireworks displays kick off around the city this weekend. It must be time for our monthly run down of the important facts and figures around the Bath property market. This month, we’ve included our usual… Read More



Two Friday trios

Two top trios for a sunny autumn Friday afternoon!  Here’s our top three Victorian new instructions picks for this week, along with a treble of of sales we’ve agreed before the weekend. We’ve also been busy researching our clients properties and have found some interesting snippets of Oldfield Park history for each new property. For… Read More



October 2018 Bath property market update

October 2018 Bath property market data update – this months Bath property market report is a biggie, jam packed with the very latest autumn facts and figures. Whether you’re after “on market” data, actual transaction figures or agent performance, you should find a stat or two below to interest you. As always, we’ve left the… Read More



Is there still affordable housing left in Bath?

Affordable housing in Bath? On Sunday 2nd Sept,  the Guardian published an article containing research from Hamptons International suggesting 42% of all homes in Bath and north-east Somerset sold in the first half of 2018 were bought by Londoners (who paid an average of £550,000). Link to full article – https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/sep/02/tensions-rise-in-bath-exodus-of-londoners-prices-out-local-families?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other Whilst I’d question how… Read More



Mailing lists evolved

One of our newest clients called today to let me know they had been chased by one of the other agents she’d had out to value. When told she did not intend to use them and had in fact appointed us, she was rather surprised at their response. Apparently the best they could come up… 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



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



Crystal ball gazing – Bath property market predictions for 2018

As we teeter on the edge of 2018, how about a bit of crystal ball gazing to see if we can predict what the Bath property market could do in 2018? Whilst we’ve been working over the Christmas period, we’ve been having quite a few conversations with present and future owners with this question at… Read More



How to make your viewers feel welcome

Making your viewers feel welcome to your home is a team effort between you and your agent but the results are crucial to a successful sale or let. First impressions start with the photos your agent takes but there’s also the inevitable drive by inspections before viewings and then the viewings themselves. Whether you’re looking… Read More



July Bath property data

Bath property has always been a microcosm market but are we still bucking the national trend? Headlines today included Rightmove’s latest monthly price index, which stated that over 45% of estate agents stock nationally is marked as Sold STC – the highest proportion recorded since the website started tracking results seven years ago. Below are… Read More