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A Moan About House Prices

love estate agents!I own a house. Sometimes I wish it was an island but I’m realistic and stick with my house. 🙂

One thing that really bugs me is estate agents. I know I shouldn’t moan but it’s the first proper post on my new blog so I’m going to. Its my blog! 🙂

I recently put my house on the market. I live in Twickenham which is a nice part of London on the outskirts and I got the usual 3 agents round to value the property. Now I know there are a number of things to take into account when valuing a property like square footage, location, upkeep, garden etc but how on earth 3 agents can differ by over £150,000 on a £400,000 house I’ll never know.

Why £400,000? Well one agent valued us at £325,000, another at £475,000 and the one I went with at £400,000. These are all local estate agents and they cover a fairly wide area of which my Twickenham is in the middle of. Now if I lived in Isleworth, Hanworth or Hampton Hill for example I’d probably be getting a lot less for my house (not that I’m biased) but that’s a big difference in estimates.

The only think I’m really interested in from an agent is that I get on as fast as possible. Lets face it everyone looks there regardless of whos got it on the market!

Now I got a quote on lettings as well to see if was worth me letting out the property to a property management company instead of selling. A retirement fund if you like. £500 a month difference there too.

In the end I decided to put it on the market with Jezzards who are an estate agent in Feltham which is pretty close to us.

I’ll let you know how I get on selling the property but needless to say at the middle price I’m expecting it to be quick. Then I’ll be thinking should I have charged more!?!?!?!?!?

Woohoo It’s Brandons Blog

Time to start talking rubbish. I’ve been in business for over 20 years so I thought it’s about time to share some of my business knowledge with you, the world at large.

I bought myself this domain (think it was some kind of sports team before I got hold of it) and am going to start posting all sorts of great stuff for you from now on.

Thats the intro over so heres a little light entertainment in the form of a funky video I just couldn’t stop cracking up at. Hopefully it’ll get a few people here to read my business ramblings! 🙂