BY A COUNTRY AGENT When doing this job it can often be all too easy to forget you are dealing with someone’s most prized possession. Their home, which they have entrusted you to sell, is usually one of the largest assets they have. It is a core part of their life, it reflects their personality and the way they live and as such it should be … Continue reading View, But Don’t Touch!
BY A COUNTRY AGENT I always turn up a minimum of 15 minutes early to an appointment without fail, except for the odd natural disaster of course. There are many reasons for this, mainly because I was always taught that to be “on time was to be five minutes late”. I have a particular aversion to being on the back foot. You see, when you … Continue reading Ugly as a Toad
BY A COUNTRY AGENT I was fresh out of University and whilst I have no doubt that nerves were there I do remember that I was as keen as mustard to get stuck into the first day into my first “proper” job. I had previously worked as an agent in my spare time whilst I was studying. That was an exciting, forward-thinking agency in a fast-paced … Continue reading The Estate Office
BY RUPERT DEVONSHIRE It was one of the biggest properties we were likely to sell that year and we all wanted to be the one to claim that it was they who secured the deal. Home Farm was located in the county’s most sought after village, an elegant Georgian Farmhouse which had been extended over the years to become a very impressive Grade II listed … Continue reading The Lady Doth Protest Too Much
BY A COUNTRY AGENT I had been looking forward to this appraisal. I knew the house; I had driven past it on many occasions and always admired it. It was a rare thing – an elegant mock Georgian property sitting in about one acre along a popular and private, tree lined residential road; to be asked to value anything on this road was good news, … Continue reading Beyond the Call