Be PROUD of your Independence

Don’t hide your independent status: it’s what vendors want. Small, local, independent estate agents are often slightly embarrassed to be seen as such. Creating a website that looks like you’re a corporate is a mistake. You’re independent: be proud of all that entails: personal service, attention to detail, high level accountability. Vendors tend to look…

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Swap ideas for pizza

inShare Most days, I chat to an estate agent about their biggest challenges.  Up and down the country; single office or multi; their challenge is almost always the same: they aren’t getting through enough doors.  There’s nothing more frustrating than a board going up on your patch that you haven’t even been invited out to,…

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How warm is your vendor?

When a prospective vendor picks up the phone and books a valuation with you, you probably have a 33% chance of winning the instruction. Why? Because they are very likely to book a valuation appointment with two of your competitors, sometimes even on the same day. (How often have you arrived as one was leaving,…

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