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

By SIMON BRAY | 30th Nov 2018 | London Evening Standard

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.

Good smells sell - don’t let bad odours put potential buyers off the scent!

By JONATHAN HUDSON | 28th Nov 2018 | Property Advice

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!

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

By Jonathan Hudson | 17th Oct 2018 | London Evening Standard

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.

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

By Jonathan Hudson | 13th Sep 2018 | London Evening Standard

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.

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

By Jonathan Hudson | 21st Aug 2018 | Property News

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.

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

By Spencer Botchin | 15th Aug 2018 | London Evening Standard

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.