Local expertise really is worth more to sellers

  Struggling to see a pattern in the local market? I’ll let you into a secret – so are we! The property market in Bath usually follows clearly discernable seasonal trends in any year, with ebbs and flows as the days get longer or various holidays take precedence. However, this year (with political upheaval taking… Read More



Buying a home – just how long does it take?

Buying a home – just how long does it take? I’ve just read the results of a new survey which suggests it takes on average 6 months & 24 days for buying a home. The research, using polling data from 2000 buyers and conducted on behalf of a property virtual tours firm*, goes on to… Read More



Bath property market update – April 2019

April Bath property market update – after a gloriously sunny week to end March, we’re into the heart of the spring property season and the run up to the Easter holidays. Are you wondering what’s new in the Bath property market? Is the continued uncertainty around Brexit affecting us? National headlines have been a bit… Read More



Bath property market update – March 2019

March is a month stuffed full of important dates with the Bath Half falling on St Patricks Day this year as well as the clocks changing on Mothers Day and the Brexit deadline on the 29th. In Bath property market terms, its also usually the time of year when supply levels really start to increase… Read More



My big PropTech problem

My big PropTech problem – by Willum Long Brrrrring brrrrrring – ‘Madison Oakley good afternoon Willum speaking’, “Hi Will its Mr B, how are you keeping”, “Very well thanks Mr B apart from a lingering cold, all is well and yourself?”, “Fine and dandy sir thank you. Anyway Will, I don’t want to take up… Read More



How to target the best time to sell

How can you target the best time to sell? Once we’ve dealt with value and costs, the next most popular question we get from owners is “when is the best time to sell” so I thought it might be useful to share some of the following figures from Rightmove. Can you target specific times of… Read More



Take five

Take five; Sellers – get your IPad out and save five minutes for five quick checks before estate agents valuations It’s the day you’ve booked to for all the estate agents to come round – before each one turns up, take five with a cuppa of your choice and have a whip round the five… 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



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



Estate Agents Christmas marketing

Having looked through some recently arrived estate agents Christmas leaflets at one of our clients houses, as well as several social media campaigns from national agents, I’m beginning to feel a lot like the child in Andersen’s classic tale “The Emperors New Clothes”. Yet again this year, I’m seeing various versions of the same Rightmove… Read More