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The TRUTH About Estate Agency Awards 06 November 2019

Written by industry expert: Christopher Watkin "I have always been a little sceptical of estate agency awards. Don"t get me wrong, I am not anti-Estate Agent awards and the vast majority of people that win them, truly deserve them... but I have felt, especially over the last few years, there was something missing from them.... Read More

Referral Fees Overhaul – About Time! 23 January 2019

In an industry beset with a negative image, I have never understood why it would risk further criticism by making referral fees a part of its mainstream income. How can you, with any degree of integrity, recommend a company that is paying you for the privilege? At the point of payment, your credibility in recommending any business falls away and with it your trustworthiness.... Read More

FEBRUARY 2018 GUEST BLOG Mortgage FAQs 06 February 2018

Peter Amor of Amor Financial, independent mortgage specialists: Peter is our go-to mortgage specialist as he and Amor Financial, like us, think outside the box, proactively turning potential problems into successful outcomes. Peter is responsive, providing his professional advice in an approachable and friendly way, cutting through the jargon and ensuring the highest level of client satisfaction.... Read More

Delivering on All Our Promises 08 December 2017

We have enjoyed another great year at Flying Fish Properties, achieving excellent results for very satisfied clients. We pride ourselves on a consistent Number 1 ranking in Tunbridge Wells for property views (source: Rightmove Intel) and with a humbling fifty 5-STAR Google reviews from happy clients - we are pleased to say that we are certainly delivering on all our promises.... Read More

Selling Tenanted Properties 01 June 2017

In a market where demand is far outstripping supply is selling your property with a tenant a shrewd investment or a marketing headache? You will of course be drastically reducing your potential market as you"ll be limiting your interested buyers to Landlords alone.... Read More

Striving for Perfection 01 June 2017

We are all guilty of striving for the perfect life, be it house, career, partner, baby but why do we put so much pressure on ourselves? Are we all so shallow as to think that perfection will guarantee a happy and fulfilled life? Perhaps not but then why do we spend so much of our lives seeking it and judging others against it? In every walk of life, we experience a desire to achieve bigger and better in the hope that whatever that attainment will bring will make us happier.... Read More

Property Prices 2017 12 December 2016

Whatever your political affiliations it is fair to say that 2016 has packed a punch and that there will be few amongst us that don"t look back on it with a sense of disbelief. 2016"s air of insurgency blew hard both here and across the Atlantic heralding a looming sea of change from the outcomes of Brexit and Trump"s "Brexit times 10" triumph.... Read More

A Good Time To Sell? 02 July 2016

In answering this question pre-Brexit all estate agents had to concern themselves with was a seasonal dip in interest prompting a defiant response of, ‘spring of course!". This favoured season surpassing the others as buyers are not distracted by any looming festivities or annual holidays.... Read More

Face To Face 14 April 2016

To cold call or not to cold call, that is the question! Or is it? Having started a new business that is dependent on building relationships with vendors and buyers alike, the importance of face to face meetings is not lost on me. Meeting with someone and investing time in them can drive a positive emotional experience which generates a level of trust that emails or texts would never have achieved.... Read More

Home Sales Bloom in Spring 05 February 2016

It has long been considered that Spring is an ideal time to sell your property. Christmas and the New Year celebrations are over and it"s a matter of months before the summer holidays roll round. The buds are blooming in gardens, pots and window boxes and, with luck, the sun is putting in more hours, so homes are looking at their best.... Read More

Why Choose a High Street Agent? 14 January 2016

It"s the New Year and you"ve decided to finally take the plunge and sell your home. It was hard enough to choose between all the high street agents vying for your attention. Now, however, you also have to contend with the persistent marketing from the online agents who are telling you that they can do everything a high street agent can for a fraction of the cost.... Read More

Lifting Your Mood… 09 January 2016

Every January we are faced with a media storm reminding us of all the reasons why we should be depressed in January. Throw in the usual smattering of bad news, government warnings on how our lifestyles are harming us and weather that would have given Noah and his Ark a run for his money and it should be pretty much a done deal!... Read More