There have been innumerable predictions of late as to what house prices may or may not do in the coming year. In my experience, the reality is that whilst the house market is influenced by any number of factors; interest rates, the economic climate, supply and demand and not least confidence, ultimately market conditions invariably… Read More


As the New Year is ushered in with 2020 vision, it is clear that the public have firmly set their sights on the housing market. Google has reported an unprecedented rise in searches for mortgage lending. Following the result of the general election, Google have announced increases of 113%, whilst searches for the mortgage calculator… Read More


Whilst there is absolutely no doubt that Brexit has created a degree of uncertainty in the housing market, the reality is that in terms of value for money, property prices have not been as attractive as they currently are for some time now. As New Homes are currently offered with the benefit of Help to… Read More


With Strictly returning to our screens this Saturday and the leaves already starting to fall, it’s time to set your minds on moving if you want to be in your new home for Christmas. With just thirteen weeks to go, time is ticking on fast to be able to arrange an offer, exchange and complete… Read More


Our Fleet branch seem to be going from strength to strength at the moment. In the last week we’ve seen great success in the relatively new development of Edenbrook. Edenbrook is a fantastic family location, with contemporary styles and great amenities in walking distance, making it very popular for people looking to stay local or,… Read More


Here at Mackenzie Smith, we take pride in going that extra mile for our customers, more than simply listing a property online for sale. Perhaps one of the ways in which our service is so successful is our Open House Events. The open day and launch events make the process of viewing that much easier… Read More


When it comes to marketing a home for sale, our Assistant Branch Manager in Fleet, Justin Smith, has noticed a real change in buyer activity. “This year I have seen an increase with potential buyers coming into the office to register their interest for property, rather than relying on online portals alone, such as Rightmove,… Read More


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