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



Fear and the chicken/egg Bath property conundrum

Part of our job as estate agents can be helping with overcoming fear. Whether its impending General Elections, Brexit, interest rates, unknown locations, perceived prejudices or difficulties understanding complicated legal jargon, we all have clients who are worried or frightened and we’re generally able to gently coax them through to cope with most of the… Read More



Our May Bath property highlights

Trawling through Rightmove, Zoopla and the like will give you a decent overview of choice in the Bath property market but there’s no substitute for a bit of advice from the heart of the local industry. Each partner in our office tends to specialise in different parts of the Bath property market and have visited all of… Read More



Making offers on property – five top tips for success

Making offers – In a market currently starved of stock and rife with competition, we seem to be fielding questions from potential buyers every day for advice on making offers and how they can stand out from the crowd. As we’re discussing offers with owners on a daily basis, we’ve come up with five of… Read More



Our Samhain selection – some top November Bath property

With conveyancing still taking 8 – 12 weeks on average, I’m afraid we can’t promise that these Bath properties are available for a pre Christmas move! However, these six currently available local homes are a superb illustration of a wide range of local property from a 1 bed apartment right up to a huge 4 bed detached house –… Read More