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



Half term property stats blast – May Bath property market figures

Slightly late due to an extremely busy Bank Holiday weekend out viewing & valuing (sorry!) but here’s the latest May figures from the Bath property market (with the usual comparisons to our March & April reports). Were the results as Shakespeare said “As full of spirit as the month of May”? I will leave you… Read More



#NoFilter look back on 2015

Its that time of year again when you might see an estate agent display a chart or two in their advertising, usually showing that they are the No1 at something or other for the year. Both of the main property portals allow agents to gather data on their performance and that of their competitors but its… Read More