Property Prices

Pounds shillings and…feet?

I have a dream.. that one day in this country, property will be marketed with the cost per square foot clearly indicated.  These are my arguments: 1. It’s much more common in the US and in Europe 2. It’s easier to s... Read more
two beds and a lampshade at the center Has my house price gone UP

Has My House Price Gone UP?

A lovely couple contacted me recently for advice.  Let’s call them Paul and Claire. They were thinking of selling their cottage in Norfolk, and had just invited the pre-requisite three estate agents round to value the... Read more
beautiful house with garden Unique home

How do you place a value on a unique home?

There are many resources estate agents and valuers can draw upon to ascertain the value of a home, but they all rely, in one form or another, on precedent: what other properties have sold for in the road, village or area... Read more
vase with flowers on top of table Don’t drop your asking price

Don’t drop your asking price!

The market is definitely quiet at the moment, it’s true. The buyers seem to have receded with the summer sun, and may not reappear until the daffodils emerge in the spring. If you’re in a huge hurry to sell, then y... Read more

The Freakonomics of commission

In their fascinating book Freakonomics, (subtitled “The hidden side of everything”) Levitt and Dubner explore the issue of estate agents’ commissions.  They propose that one way of discovering whether... Read more