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London Evening Standard - Jonathan Hudson's 'Diary of an Estate Agent', January 2019

Good news from Simon in sales, who has taken an offer on a house we were marketing before Christmas for an overseas seller. It is in a lovely mews close to our office in Charlotte Street and is presented really well with a great south-facing roof terrace.

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London Evening Standard - Simon Bray's 'Diary of an Estate Agent', November 2018

Back to work after paternity leave, I’m trying to catch up on the market post-Budget — after stealing some sleep on the Tube on the way in. The team welcome me back with a coffee waiting for me on my desk.

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Good Smells Sell - Don’t Let Bad Odours Put Potential Buyers Off the Scent!

We all love a property with a happy atmosphere and in order to make sure a buyer’s attitude doesn’t stink after viewing your house here are some ideas to make sure your property is smelling as fresh as a daisy!

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London Evening Standard - Jonathan Hudson's 'Diary of an Estate Agent', October 2018

Monday - Unexpectedly warm weather for the time of year is boosting viewing numbers, with some buyers looking to be in new homes by Christmas. The forecast looks good so I am hoping it will be a busy week for us.

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London Evening Standard - Jonathan Hudson's 'Diary of an Estate Agent', September 2018

Monday - Our lettings business goes bonkers in September, with more than 100 enquiries most Monday mornings after the weekend’s activity. To maintain our high standards of service we’ve recruited extra help just so we can deal with the sheer volume.

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Rightmove's July house price index - how to determine what's going on!

It comes as no surprise as I write this, being a central London estate agent, that the recent Rightmove price index shows a drop in house prices for the fifth month in a row. However slight the drop, it’s the transaction numbers which really tell the story – down by 75,000 compared to June.

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London Evening Standard - Spencer Botchin's 'Diary of an Estate Agent', August 2018

Monday - After a weekend of browsing by potential customers, Monday morning is when new enquiries arrive and the quality of these is normally a sign as to how the week is going to go. Although we are in August, the enquiries both on sales and lettings are good, so we all get on with calls and viewings.

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Hudsons Block Management Service - Why We Started it and How We’ll Do It

Hudsons has been servicing customers within the property industry since 2002. During this time we have provided specialist expertise in selling and renting residential homes, tenancy management, commercial office rentals and property investment. From this sustained success we have built an excellent reputation which is why we have continued to receive specific requests to enhance our service still further by managing whole buildings by providing Block Management services.

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Top Tips to Avoid a Down-Valuation on Your Home

As buyers search for more value, the property market has softened. At times like this, sellers can find themselves at the mercy of surveyors once a sale has been agreed.

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Shrewd Students Avoid the Rush Hour

Each year, from mid-August until early October, activity in student lettings for overseas and second-year students rockets. Many return from their holidays without the knowledge of what lies before them with a hectic rush to secure a home to live in for the remainder of the course; it’s that busy that it is like traveling at rush hour and expecting a clear run, only to be met with more traffic and less alternative route options as everyone is trying to find the same outcome!

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London Evening Standard - Robert Burwood's 'Diary of an Estate Agent', July 2018

Monday - Riding to work on my motorbike this morning in glorious weather, the 7.30am view from Alexandra Palace across London reminds me of the calm before the storm that is lettings at this time of year.

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Top Tips to Sell Your Home in Tougher Market Conditions

The Central London property market has always attracted interest from far and wide, and that is still very much the case today. However, new legislation and increased taxes on purchases has cooled interest and transactions. For many sellers this is seen as disruptive, but these measures were no doubt put in place to steer us away from the boom and bust scenarios of years gone as they stop buy-to-let investors taking new stock away from would be homeowners.

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