As we head into the ‘holiday season’ it would be fair to assume that the housing market would also take a short break, but judging by the activity of late, that just doesn’t seem to be the case at the moment. With continuing strong demand from both buyers and tenants, the message we are conveying… Read More


Renting a property has seemingly never been more popular, with an increase of 1.7 million  households to the private rented sector over the last 10 years. However, it is not just the number of tenants that continues to grow, as the recent rental price rate has also strengthened. Private rental prices increased a significant 1.3%… Read More


Ed Mackenzie Smith

Today’s market; full of choice in a digital landscape, requires a different approach to pricing property than previously. Buyers have changed how they search for property. Prior to the online world we now live in, buyers would readily communicate with agents and, even if a property was optimistically priced, dialogue ensued and buyers could be… Read More


Ed Mackenzie Smith

Whether it’s me getting older, or slower, I feel like we are all working harder than ever. It does not help with so much negative press coverage on the dreaded B word. However, both my Managing Director, Steve Tetlow, and I have been reviewing our year to date results carefully, and in all key disciplines… Read More


If you’ve taken a stroll past one of our branches today, you may have noticed an influx in ‘sold’ properties. We decided, that for a couple of days only, we would shout about some of the amazing properties that are successfully selling on a daily basis through all six of our branches. As a business,… Read More


Data released this week shows that the popularity of the Government’s Help to Buy equity scheme is on the rise. Introduced in April 2013, over 210,000 homeowners have since benefited from the use of this scheme, allowing them to purchase a brand new home with a 5% deposit, supported by a 20% Government loan. The… Read More


The sites of Ash Lodge Park and Nursery Gardens, found in Ash and Tongham, Surrey, are both proving exceptionally popular with our local buyers. Each development has clearly been designed to accommodate a wide range of buyers with a mix of house types available. With continuous sales, the choices have clearly been suited to supply… Read More


Property continues to be the single greatest investment many of us can make, as such, we’re all inevitably searching for the prime opportunity to buy or sell, continually looking at market conditions for the right time to jump. Whilst the press don’t always paint a pretty picture of the industry, speak to any one of… Read More


Renting a home seems to be becoming more and more commonplace, with many millennials not joining the property ladder at all. But what is actually going on in modern society that is causing this shift, from the desire to be a homeowner, to the lifestyle of a tenant? Read on to find out more… Incredibly, private… Read More


When it comes to seasonality, August has never been an ideal month to do business – a sentiment I’m sure is shared by many industries. With much of the country taking advantage of school summer holidays or the better weather, there is often a quieter time across the workplace. Having spent last week in several… Read More