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I’m Dreaming of a Polite Christmas

Nick Churton of Mayfair Office gives some seasonal advice on preparing property for the market. Brexit, the general election, Hanukkah and Christmas; few, if any, of these are going to put off the determined house buyer or seller. After all, what have these events got to do with...

Policies Please

Ahead of the general election Nick Churton from Mayfair Office asks the political parties to spare a thought for the property sector. As we inch towards the general election on 12th December, much will be said about Brexit, the NHS, education, crime and the economy. But how much...

Do You Believe in Santa?

Nick Churton of Mayfair Office looks at what tops many people’s lists for Santa at this time of year. All over the UK home buyers and sellers have an important date in mind. No, it is not 31st October when the UK is set to come out of the European Union. This particular...

The Correct Course

Nick Churton of Mayfair Office looks at how important it is to select the Correct Course this autumn. What most people do when they see the inches piling on is to diet. Losing a bit of weight is a healthy thing to do. The property market acts in much the same way. After a period...

Autumn Leaves us Guessing

Nick Churton of Mayfair Office assesses the property market as we ease towards autumn. Before we know where we are it will be autumn - ‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’, as John Keats put it. But for many this coming autumn, the mists of Brexit may...

Let's DEAL

Nick Churton of Mayfair Office looks at the two basic questions really worth asking when it comes to selling your home. Estate agents or online-only wannabes offer cut-price commission rates to tempt sellers, and the press bombards the public with alarming commentary on falling...

The Art of Negotiation 6

Nick Churton of Mayfair Office highlights two important principles in property negotiation. Some people are good at negotiating. Some people, it turns out, aren't. Some people hold all the cards and know it. Some people hold weak hands and don't know it. So here are two...

Who'd Be An Estate Agent?

Nick Churton of Mayfair Office explains what being an estate agent really means. Some people think our job is easy. They think that property just sells itself. That a buyer appears from nowhere, loves a house or flat and agrees to buy it - just like that. Some think the sale...

Avoiding the Feeble

Nick Churton of Mayfair Office finds that there is not only life in the property market this spring, but also some wonderful opportunities. Some of us remember the last time the property market had few cash buyers, not many buy-to-let investors and relatively few second and...

Reading the Market

Nick Churton of Mayfair Office reflects on a property market affected by Brexit and uncertainty, but showing some clear signs of resilience. It has been a trying two years since the Brexit referendum. No market likes uncertainty, and the property market is no exception. It is...