Proper estate agents

What is a proper estate agent? Right in the middle of Purplebricks’ website homepage it says they are “proper estate agents” and I wish yesterdays BBC Watchdog & Radio 4 broadcasts had picked up on this point alongside the myriad other issues highlighted. Most online agents advertising seems to suggest they are “just the same… 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



Estate Agent Don’ts

  Estate Agent Don’ts – I was watching an “online” estate agents T.V advert again last night – that one where the cheesy smart casual presenter chap says “we do everything other estate agents do” or some such nonsense – and, apart from getting annoyed yet again about how this blatant omission of facts can… Read More



Bath property market data – January 2017 statistics

Now we’re safely into the swing of things after the festive period, I thought it was time to look at how the stats are performing for the Bath property market so far in 2017. We will be looking back at this data on a regular basis throughout the year as part of our monthly property… 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



Getting the best from your estate agent

“Best” – adjective – of the highest quality, or being the most suitable, pleasing, or effective type Most of the time with estate agents, you’ll see the above word used in relation to the first part of the definition – “we are the best at…”. Whilst there’s nothing wrong with blowing your own trumpet when you actually… Read More



Half Term stock roundup

October half term is upon us again and Halloween is just around the corner. If you’re thinking you’d like to be settled in your new home for the New Year, next week might be a good time to intensify your efforts and get out viewing! Wading through pages on the usual property portals can be… Read More



Bite sized estate agency

Over the last month or two, I’ve started to write a regular column for the Bath Chronicle property supplement – I’m finding it pretty tough to squeeze what I want to say into only 250 words but enjoying the challenge! When I was first invited to contribute, I sat down and thought about what kind of messages… Read More



Casting the net wide

I was eavesdropping in the office the other day as my colleague booked a viewing on a house we advertised last week and start viewings on at the end of this week. This kind of premarketing is often normal practice with us and we have several reasons for using this technique. Anyway, the viewer asked… Read More