When it sounds too good to be true

Tuesday 30 September 2014

The lack of available property to sell has, at times, caused a commission war amongst agents with some, it seems, almost prepared to pay the customer for their business!  On the one hand this sounds great for the consumer, but comes with a large warning sign.  Show us a business where stock is lower, and the fees to use the service is lower, that... View Post

A worrying trend

Monday 03 March 2014

Due to the high demand for properties at the moment and some agents experiencing a lack of supply we have noted a worrying trend. After valuing your property, agents are trying to get you to agree to one or two viewings immediately without your formal instructions. Our concern with this is that these buyers are known to the agents, and you then have to question if they are working for you or them. All... View Post

Credit Crunch.............what Credit Crunch!!

Tuesday 25 February 2014

It is true to say that the last housing boom had to come to an end and that looking back it was always going to end in tears.  In an attempt to meet target, increase profit and lend more and more financial institutions found ever increasingly creative ways to lend money to individuals.  The credit crunch is well documented and much discussed but... View Post

Have prices increased? Ask a computer!!!!

Tuesday 26 November 2013

There is no question at all that house prices in Chandlers Ford and surrounding areas have steadily increased throughout 2013.

Demand has far outweighed supply and too many buyers are chasing too few properties. The oldest of economic equations has therefore led to a hike in values in the region of as much as 10%. What can be done to improve the level of properties coming on to the market is a difficult one and... View Post

Celebrations with Relocation Agent Network

Tuesday 19 November 2013

The bunting was up and the experts were out in force for this year’s Relocation Agent Network National Conference. The Sparks Ellison team have just returned from another successful Network event, packed with top tips and business ideas.

Taking place on 15 November at... View Post