I was listening to the radio during my short drive to the office last week when the presenter began talking about ‘Watford.’
He was waxing lyrical about visiting The Making of Harry Potter tour at Leavesden Studios. He said whenever he had previously thought of Watford his mind sprang to... ..read more
During the 30 years I’ve been an estate agent I’ve seen plenty of prospective buyers fall head over heels with a home once their eyes took in a well designed, stylish kitchen.
Think about it for a minute. We spend a lot of time in our kitchens, especially if it is spacious enough to... ..read more
The Treasury estimates 24,150 homeowners in England alone have built ‘Granny Flats’ to help care for elderly relatives and I predict that this is the start of a... ..read more
The first signs are black spots/spores of mould and an unmistakable stale smell-which is often incorrectly reported by tenants as damp.The problem can be avoided if the tenant follows some simple house rules that the Letting Agent should make clear at the start of the check in.We have found that this can save great expense... ..read more
....Apparently the potential buyer was put off by the sighting... ..read more
Amongst the properties i valued this week was a Semi Detached house..stunning inside and out and you couldn’t fault it!
Well, there was one thing...
...a very large photo... ..read more
Rather than have ‘blanket’ open days with dozens of viewers – ( some just ‘sight- seers”, inquisitive neighbours and some serious buyers ) all mixed up together and being corralled around houses like a week end trip to Ikea, we prefer controlled hours with five... ..read more
A lady viewed a retirement flat for the third time today. I said that I completely understood that she had a big decision to make and that she was very welcome to view the flat as many times as she needed.
Having now thought about it, I have decided to take her daughter’s reaction “you... ..read more
It has been a long known fact that if you walk into a home holding your nose for the wrong reasons it is going to have a negative effect no matter how amazing the property is.... ..read more
For a buyer that likes a bit of a challenge - and has plenty of spare cash - a beautiful 17th century Italian villa has hit... ..read more
Whilst it is fair to say that I can only count on one hand the number of Estate Agents amongst my friends, there is an... ..read more
Young, pushy and bloke-ish! Hustling for the next deal not caring who they tread on to get there..well things are about to change for the stereotypical Estate... ..read more
What is happening to house prices in and around Watford?
Well I hope you have had a great Christmas and a good start to the New Year despite the terrible weather.
December seemed to fly past and New Year came and went, now... ..read more