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


More than 420,000 homeowners have been helped onto the ladder, or progressed, using the Government’s Help to Buy schemes, according to new government figures.  Of these 420,000 successful completions, more than 365,400 were first time buyers. “We’re helping a new generation of first time buyers realise their dream of owning a home.” John Glen, Economic… Read More


We were recently invited to sell a property that had been exclusively available through an online only agent, with no luck in selling for quite some time. After introducing our Ash Vale, they were successfully sold (STC) within 1 working day. Some time ago we were invited to value a property, at that time our… Read More


Spring is well-known for being an opportune time to sell. The brighter evenings, generally better weather and gardens blossoming contribute towards better photos and longer viewing hours, making it a superb season to come to the market. Whilst the above factors are almost guaranteed, the buyer activity can be variable year on year. So many… Read More