I often see press coverage that the local high street is dying, but on my travels up and down Fleet Road I see new businesses opening and thriving. In particular, my local Café Amici, run by Anna Vallone. It never ceases to amaze me just how busy they always are; but then again, it’s a… 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


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


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


The Farnborough market still proves to be exceptionally busy, and now with the start of the year, it’s business as usual but values have to be accurate. The key to success in Farnborough is getting the property value on the “button”. The age old cat and mouse scenario of a seller wanting as much as… Read More