2014 – a whirlwind of a year!

2014 – a whirlwind of a year!

January 7, 2015By Kate

2014 – what a whirlwind!  It kicked off on January 2nd when we met our first new clients of the year in the popular Corner House for a coffee and a chat about their requirements and how we could help them.  They lived in Brussels, were looking to relocate  and had fallen in love with … Read More

The Key Ingredients

November 6, 2014By Kate

What are the key ingredients for choosing a search agent? We are proud members of the Property Ombudsmen Scheme who issued a new code of practice last year which all its Residential Buying agents are required to adhere to.  This new code has been designed to create a uniform set of standards for buying agents … Read More

Christmas is coming…tempers are getting frayed!

Christmas is coming…tempers are getting frayed!

October 6, 2014By Kate

As an agent, I always found autumn to be the most stressful of the four seasons – mainly due to what is one of my favourite times of the year….Christmas or the dreaded ‘C’ word as we named it!  Apart from the annual argument about who had to work the week before, and who had … Read More

Second homes…the perfect weekend retreat!

Second homes…the perfect weekend retreat!

September 16, 2014By Kate

Hampshire, Dorset and West Sussex are very popular choices for second home buyers – especially the New Forest and along the south coast.  Their perfect weekend retreat might be driven by hobbies such as sailing or other water sports, or just a place that is familiar to them through previous holidays or childhood memories. We … Read More

Gazumping…contract races…tales from a fast and furious market!

Gazumping…contract races…tales from a fast and furious market!

August 29, 2014By Kate

As we are always saying, we are immensely proud of our testimonials and we received another lovely one this morning.  These clients really took the brunt of the intensely competitive market we experienced in the first half of this year.  They were put into a contract race on the first property we found them – … Read More

To collaborate or not to collaborate…

To collaborate or not to collaborate…

August 6, 2014By Kate

When we started Goosechase Property Search, we were given some very sound advice by renowned London property finder, Guy Morton with whom I had completed many transactions during my years as an estate agent in Fulham.  He said he had often been approached to sell or let properties privately for clients /contacts, but he had … Read More

Goosebumps!

Goosebumps!

July 9, 2014By Kate

In my first week as an estate agent back in 1991, my old boss Peter Toben took me to a little brasserie on Lavender Hill, Battersea for lunch and gave me two excellent pieces of advice which have always stayed with me all these years on: Buy ‘People Watching’ by Desmond Morris Always give best … Read More