This is an article from 2014, but the problem hasn’t gone away. A lack of housing stock is an issue that hits all of us – estate agents, homeowners, home buyers. I’ve moved away from the narrower issues regarding Estate Agency this week. It’s for a quick look at a much wider issue that needs… Continue reading A Lack Of Housing Stock: What Will The Government Do?
Lord Adair Turner tells policymakers to be radical in their thinking. He analyses the current financial climate and the danger of returning to the dark days of the economic meltdown of 2008. Although a little short on detail, his speech hits the right notes in terms of discussing what exactly has happened and where we… Continue reading Have The Banks Changed Since The Meltdown?
A blog from back in 2015, which is still relevant today. It shows that the property market doesn’t shift much over time. It’s time for the government’s Autumn Statement and Spending Review today and George Osborne is expected to at least outline plans for the housing market. The country is in desperate need of a… Continue reading Government Policy And The Housing Market
Buy•ology by Martin Lindstrom is an interesting read and has some areas that could be useful to estate agents. Even if there are things in there that once pointed out, make you go “I knew that,” the object is to do more than just know that. It’s to turn these subconscious known facts into conscious… Continue reading Using Buy•Ology By Martin Lindstrom To Inspire
There is a drop in homeownership among younger buyers over recent years. It has been a concern for a while now, and this article from the Independent website states that just 800,000 people under the age of 34 now own their home. And this figure has actually dropped by 50 percent since 2010. These could… Continue reading Homeownership And The Young
I have just read an article entitled ‘why can’t politicians talk like real people?’ And it has got me thinking. Well, obviously the question that came to mind was ‘why can’t estate agents talk like real people?’ I mean with regards to property descriptions. The murkier side of estate agency often involves issues surrounding the… Continue reading Why Can’t Estate Agents Talk Like Real People?
If you are looking to buy or sell a home near Christmas then be aware that the market slows down right now. Buying a home means you likely won’t be in before Christmas. Selling a home means you won’t complete until the new year. Don’t worry though, it will all come back again in the… Continue reading Buying Or Selling A Home Near Christmas
There is an area of some doubt when selling your home. Estate agency negotiation isn’t always an easy thing. I think that it can be best summed up by the following phrase- Who am I negotiating with? Did you know that as a seller, the estate agent is working for you and works for no… Continue reading Estate Agency Negotiation: Who Can Help?
This blog was first published back in 2017, but with an election looking likely now, it is still as relevant as ever. Housebuilding And The Election is often on the agenda. Housebuilding is a big topic in the upcoming general election. The Labour Party have promised a million homes over the course of the next… Continue reading Housebuilding And The Election