This week we held our company conference at the exquisite Elvetham Hotel. As our year runs February to February, this provided the perfect opportunity to look at the year that’s been. The library within the Elvetham provided the perfect backdrop for our teams to gather together for a look back at the past year and… Read More


Over the last 12 months we have seen a lot of changes come about, both to the industry and to our own company here at Mackenzie Smith. It has been a year of growth, new team members, weddings, proposals and much more. Going back all the way to January, we had a great month for lettings,… Read More


The demand for properties remains resilient across the board in the area of Hook, Hartley Wintney and the surrounding villages due to the fantastic scenery, communities and amenities available within such a short commute of local towns and of course by rail, London. Sales are being agreed in all price ranges; however, the importance of… Read More


The market continues to be unpredictable with fluctuations in the levels of activity from week to week with this month being no exception; not helped by the Jubilee celebrations and school half term. However, I am able to report the month has ended well at our Ash Vale Office, with a good number of sales for June. These sales… Read More


After carrying out several valuations recently I have been interested to hear potential sellers thoughts and comments on the local housing market especially relating to the time of year we approaching.  Many of these homeowners have mentioned that fact that with exam time coming up for families with children and also the school summer holidays fast approaching it is probably not… Read More


Associate Director, Michael Lloyd, who has been based in Mackensie Smith’s Fleet Office for over 7 years and in the industry for over 15, has been reflecting on the local property market…. “Fleet and Church Crookham residents may be interested in an update of the local property market, especially with so many contrasting opinions and… Read More


April was an odd month. Buyers holding off but not because they are spoilt for choice. We carefully monitor the amount of property coming to the market and the numbers are fairly consistent. In other words, slow. We don’t see this changing until interest rates rise. However, people can’t hold off for ever. So both… Read More


Sellers who may be concerned about the strength of the market and are delaying decision making should think again.… Read More


Some buyers who could not proceed at the beginning of the year are now in a position to buy, so that’s good news. Generally busier with the market split in two; those buyers who have access to funds and those that don’t. Banks making life tough for the new entrants to the market with a number… Read More


Both Sellers and Buyers are exercising caution. January saw a surge of property come to the market. February has tightened as Vendors are paying a ‘wait & see’ policy. Buyers, given some extreme generalisations about values in the national press are, understandably are also hedging. However, almost in all cases sales are secured when the… Read More