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


With term time beginning, it’s back to school for buyers and sellers alike to search for the prime home in school catchment areas. The importance of a postcode has never been greater for parents looking to get their children into their first choice school. Prompted by word of mouth, recommendations, but most importantly that crucial… 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


Sorry! I know it’s the middle of summer, the children are still on holidays and the sun continues to shine, but if you’ve set a Christmas deadline for moving, it’s time to take action! With just seventeen weeks until Christmas is upon us, time is ticking on fast to be able to arrange an offer,… Read More


We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2018, taking place 17th – 23rd September. Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are… 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


New build homes can offer a multitude of benefits, they are fitted with the latest appliances and contemporary, yet neutral, decor. They’re made from modern materials and environmentally considerate techniques and can often offer more value for your money. Over the years, new technology and trends have changed what we look for in a home.… Read More


With the recent bright and sunny summer weather, many of us would have preferred to be outside, worshipping the sun, perhaps instead of being stuck indoors. Even on the rainy days most of us would benefit from more natural light. There are many ways that you can draw natural sunlight into the house, capture a view… Read More