“As the nights start to draw in and the first fall of leaves land on every lawn and pavement, I am often torn between leaving those long summer months behind and welcoming what I often think of as being one of the nicest times of the year. Logs ordered, chimney sweep booked, BBQ cleaned, garden furniture covered, bird feeder dusted down and rehung, and dare I say it, but even the first thoughts of Christmas start to enter as a subject around the dinner table.
And from a business point of view, I think there is still a very real window , between returning from the summer holiday period and yet still having a very real chance of being in your new home by Christmas. We have seen some encouraging and productive activity across the market in recent times, and indeed last year we had a very positive last quarter, so here is hoping for a repeat of that. The important elements are having the right stock, accurate pricing and motivated sellers and buyers. I guess that is always the case, but particularly in these conditions and at this time of the year.
We have just had a very successful Antique valuation day with Ewbanks, and on 17th November we have a Wine tasting evening with Tim Loves Wine, so are enjoying holding such events. Our forthcoming Signature magazine is coming soon, and we are delighted to announce the forthcoming release of the wonderful Frith Park development in Walton on the Hill, in conjunction with Savills. So, busy on all fronts; and that`s how we like it.
In a world where we are trying to be persuaded that bricks are no longer red ( or yellow), and the age of self service agency is being drummed in to us, I am as proud as ever to offer the values and virtues of a quality, traditional, independent and family run business.”
Peter Kennedy, FNAEA, MARLA
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