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 – May 2019

May Bath property update – traditionally the busiest section of the Spring market, with buyers looking to secure properties to move into over the summer holidays, but how has the Bath property market coped after the Easter holidays and with continued Brexit uncertainty? Well, from some of the figures below (notably selling times), the answer… Read More



Proceedable viewings only?

Proceedable viewings only ? “But they’re not even on the market yet!”. We’ve been fielding quite a few questions from our owners on this topic over the last few months as we’ve noticed an upsurge in viewings from what might be termed as “unproceedable” buyers. What do you think when your house is on the… 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



Bath property market update – January 2019

Bath property market update – January 2019 – If you’re wondering how the property market in Bath is coping with intermittent snow warnings and the threat of Brexit looming closer every day, here’s our latest selection of stats to give you some answers. You’ll find a wide selection of the latest Bath property market data… Read More



Two Friday trios

Two top trios for a sunny autumn Friday afternoon!  Here’s our top three Victorian new instructions picks for this week, along with a treble of of sales we’ve agreed before the weekend. We’ve also been busy researching our clients properties and have found some interesting snippets of Oldfield Park history for each new property. For… Read More



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



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