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Whakapapa

Each of us is part of an unbreakable chain of people, back into our past to our first ancestors, and into the future, to the end of time...

The Jetsons

Estate Agency moves at a slightly slower pace than a glacier. Although, we haven’t quite been immune to the power of the internet...

The Agency Problem

In a survey of estate agency fees in nearly 30 countries. The UK was ranked 24th...

National Express

The day that my life really changed for the better? When I was sitting in a room that a business coach walked in to, and made me rethink...

Upsides and downsides

It’s been close to twelve months since I started my business. It hasn’t been all upside, but it often feels like it...

Out of office

Studies have shown that both rest and time away from work increases resilience. It also provides perspectives that can help us see new...

New order

Elon Musk is wrong. Not about electric cars, space travel, hyperloops, online payments or anything like that, but in my opinion at least...

Luck

I think I’ve been luckier than most, especially since starting my business. I’ve been able to work with some really lovely clients...

The Incredible Hulk

Westminster is big, green and as of April this year, possibly now suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder...

Happiness

I spent the bank holiday weekend in the countryside, with some really close friends. For the first time in nine months, I did no work...

Life at the top

The not so humble penthouse is, give or take, 100 years old. Use the word now and it evokes feelings of luxury, far reaching views...

1,000 songs in your pocket

The best marketeers don’t sell you features, they sell you feelings. John Lewis sells you feelings every Christmas. Nike sells you...

Why not? What if?

What if we built an estate agency that was incredibly customer centric and totally obsessed with the highest levels of accountability...

Knowledge Vs Belief

You’ve made a decision to sell your home. Now you have two questions which need answering: How much is my property worth? Who’s going to...

Comparison

In Estate Agency, we are often caught up in comparisons. Towards the end of 2020 I saw countless posts on social media about the amount of d

Being right

“To be effective you must not let your need to be right be more important than your need to find out what’s true. If you are too proud of wh

Feelings

“People will forget the things you do, and people will forget the things you say. But people will never forget how you made them feel”

We can be heroes

I am not a leader. I have no employees, and very few followers. Nor am I an entrepreneur, not by my definition anyway. If I had to catego

Seeking first to understand

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been re-reading Steven Covey’s 1989 classic, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. What’s really stru

Thinking about thinking

With due deference to Greg McKeown, who knows a lot more about these things than I do, I’m nevertheless going to go ahead and replace “break