December seems to be just flying by! I don’t know about you, but that seems to be the same as the whole year actually… With just 13 days (at the time of writing) until the big day, we’re all running out of time to get everything done in time. However, no need to panic! To… Read More


The Christmas holidays present the perfect opportunity to get your property noticed by buyers, as the UK’s most popular property portal, Rightmove, reveals statistics showing an incredible spike in online viewings.… Read More


Hampshire and Surrey can proudly boast some of the best schools in England, but being the best is not just about good results with parents also asked how happy their children were at school. … Read More


Shopping online can be fun and convenient but are you doing all you can to keep yourself and your family safe on the internet? Do you know how to keep your credit card secure whilst shopping online? Is your card registered for added security measures such as Verified by Visa, MasterCard secure or American Express… Read More


Whilst styles and tastes naturally vary from one person to another, there are 20 features which buyers will favour when looking for a new home… 1) A great location A great location just can’t be topped! If your property is in walking distance of reputable local schools, a fine public house, a leisure centre, beautiful… Read More


Is it time to give your child’s bedroom a makeover? Perhaps they’ve grown out of it or the space just needs a freshen up? Here are some handy pointers to help get the most out of your child’s bedroom. If you are designing a room for a younger child, why not pick a theme, or… Read More


Bonfire night, Diwali and Chinese New Year are all approaching, so many of us will be celebrating these festivities at home with bright lights, fireworks and for some, a warming garden bonfire. If you are celebrating at home, don’t let an oversight spoil your fun. At Mackenzie Smith, our suggestion is to be well-prepared for… Read More


With the clocks having gone back, the evenings are definitely drawing in and having seen the first frost of winter this week, the temperatures will soon be dropping. Whilst we notice the cold, so do our houses. We’ve put together a brief list of things to look for/do around the home in order to get… Read More


How will you entice the hopeful Halloween trick or treaters this year? Would you like to involve the children with simple arts and crafts that they will love to help you with over half term? Here at Mackenzie Smith, we have cooked up some simple ideas in the cauldron that will enhance your  Halloween festivities! Trendy pumpkin carving… Read More


As the nights grow longer and the mornings become darker, the window of opportunity for thieves and burglars opens wider, here at Mackenzie Smith, we are sharing in the observation of National Home Security Month. An increase in burglaries and robberies of 6% was indicated in reports by the Office for National Statistics for 2017, which… Read More