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Market update - February 2021

In my last market update I was optimistic - mostly about the improving weather and the prospect of my kids returning to school...

The 15 minute city

I still find it incredible how much the world has changed over the past 12 months. Yet to look at it now, how much of that change seems....

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...

Market update - January 2021

It’s nearly Spring (as I write this it’s freezing cold and pouring with rain). The kids will be back at school soon...

Lessons from the past 12 months

I was thinking this week about how much has changed in the last 12 months on both a personal and global level. Unless you’re old enough 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”

The future of real estate agency

You don’t have to look very hard these days to find people willing to talk about the future of Residential Real Estate Agency. The fact tha

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

Home, luxuries and necessities

The onset of the second nationwide ‘lockdown’ in the UK this week has made me think about home, and more specifically, what we have come to

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

Values, abilities and skills

A discussion this week over coffee with an old friend (himself a commercial real estate agent) reminded me of the above quote, which was tak

Is good enough ever really good enough?

I’ve been lucky over the course of my career to work with some exceptional people, both clients and colleagues. One of the guiding principl