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Here’s a house with a literary link!

This lovely period house in Old Hatfield has an interesting literary connection as it is next to the pub that Bill Sykes fled to after killing his girlfriend in the Dickens classic Oliver Twist. I guess the man himself must have been a regular as the pub was on the old London Road, the main coaching route heading north from the capital.

http://www.vebra.com/bigblackhen/property/24956097

The ultimate Development Project!

We are always getting telephone calls and emails for development projects that people could do up and make money on. Well here is the best one we have ever had. A stunning detached house in need of updation on a couple of acres of gardens with two ther residentail dwelling on site and planning to create a third. Click here for more details.

http://www.vebra.com/bigblackhen/property/25033920

Agent offers clients option to pay what they like – so do we – it’s called less!

There’s an article in today’s Estate Agency Magazine reporting that a London estate agent is offering for their clients to pay them what they like – as long as it is between 1.5% and 2.5% on completion based on their performance. Sounds great until you realise that few agents in the area charge over 1.5% anyway! We have a similar offer to let clients pay what they want – and they want to pay LESS – which is why we operate on simple fixed fees which are clear, upfront and can work out from significantly less than 1%. We don’t cover Notting Hill yet, but maybe we should!

http://www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=953:pay-me-what-you-like-between-1-5-to-2-5-says-agent&Itemid=583

More Hard Sell from desperate High Street agents

Another client has had pushy local agents badgering them with the age old line about having a queue of buyers who’s pay over the odds for their home. That will be blind buyers who have never heard of Rightmove. Hmmmm. No wonder our NO HARD SELL approach is winning us friends. Blatant desperation is never a smart sales strategy.

Isabel Hospice Netwoking talk that’s not to miss!

This is the Networking talk that you really don’t want to miss. It is at Lussmans on the 5th June and features and talk from Andy Lapota who is an expert on how to get more referrals from your networking. More details on the link below plus you can sign up for a place. It’s only £15 with a lovely lunch and is in support of the wonderful Isabel Hospice.

http://bit.ly/1svs7SZ