Four tips on vetting your estate agent

Lots of valuations done this week and as usual I’ve been asking the owners I meet what research they’ve done on the estate agents they’ve chosen to invite out to value their homes. Four tips below cobbled together from their answers; Tip 1 Check their Rightmove listings – not just for suitability for your property but… Read More



The No1 rule

The No1 rule about being No1 is knowing why you are.  The No2 rule is being able to prove it to everyone. We see it all the time in advertising, don’t we? Someone is always saying they are the No1 at this or that and its the same in estate agency. Open the local property paper and you’ll usually… Read More



Thanks but no thanks

As stock levels remain extremely low across Bath and some estate agent head office beancounters feel the pinch of low figures as a result, the last fortnight has seen letterboxes in the city jammed open again with yet another freshly printed batch of glossy agents leaflets. Generic leaflets through your door are a fact of… Read More



Bath property market update – November 2014

December is only a week away and the Bath Christmas Market opens its doors this Thursday but November for us has been one of the busiest our partners have experienced in the last decade or two. Over the past fortnight, we have agreed at least a sale a day on average which is extremely welcome… Read More



A quick tip on filtering properties on Rightmove

Yesterday I had a call from a chap who told me he was looking in North West Bath for a 3 bed detached home under 400k with parking and gardens. Apparently he’d been searching for some time and not having much luck.  He was not on our mailing list and had called on the off… Read More



Bath property market – end August 2014

Activity has spiked upwards sharply following most families returning from summer sojourns, with viewings and calls increasing noticeably from Tues 26th onwards. We have also seen sales agreed and offers so far this week on several homes listed in August which had hitherto received only a small amount of interest. This comes as no surprise… Read More



A pair of Victorian gems

King Edward Road VIEWINGS COMMENCE SATURDAY 21 JUNE 2014. An absolutely stunning and substantial Victorian mid-terraced family home that has been the subject of an extensive renovation. Situated on the lower slopes of Oldfield Park, this beautiful two storey property, which has been in the family since 1901, offers sitting room, dining room, large kitchen,… Read More



A quite delightful Weston family home

Cedric Road, Weston, Bath BA1 3PB First viewings available on Easter Saturday – a substantially extended three storey four/five bedroom semi detached family home, presented in superb order throughout and benefiting from plenty of parking, gorgeous easterly city views and a generous rear garden. Ideally located in this quiet road to the east of Combe… Read More



Can you pick an estate agent with just one question?

As the daffodils bloom, numbers of valuations increase rapidly for agents and this year is no exception. Supply levels have been extremely low in Bath for a long time and agents are very keen to secure new instructions – with some, seemingly at any cost. However, once you’ve asked a few agents out, how do… Read More



Estate agent boards in Bath

Yesterday I read a very good article on the Estate Agent Today website about for sale boards ( http://www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/511-campaigns-mount-against-agents-signs ) and then happened to receive an update email from the local planning office (also about boards). This  combination got me thinking again about the various merits and drawbacks of boards in our own area of operations. In Bath, we… Read More