April 14, 2016By 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: 1 Buy ‘People Watching’ by Desmond Morris 2 Always … Read More

Winchester – quite simply a privilege to live here!

March 23, 2016By Kate

I’m sure you have heard or read by now that Winchester was voted the best place to live by the Times at the weekend.  I was delighted to speak at length to the journalist, Alexandra Goss the day before she came to visit the city for the day and was able to give her heaps … Read More

The Key Ingredients…

March 14, 2016By 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

To collaborate or not to collaborate…

March 2, 2016By 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

Communication, communication, communication!

January 19, 2016By Kate

  “They kept us regularly informed so we were never left in the dark”.  This was one of the many kind things a client wrote in a recent testimonial.  The reason this stood out for us is because we feel it is one of the most important parts of the service we strive to offer.  … Read More

Santa Claus is coming to…Alresford!

November 18, 2015By Kate

Every year Father Christmas comes to visit  the lovely market town of Alresford, however it is always a great mystery how or where he will arrive.  In previous years, he has arrived by helicopter, JCB and in disguise as Wallace and Gromit!  Several years ago he arrived with the help of Dr Who and the … Read More

Actions speak louder than words…

November 3, 2015By Kate

One of my key roles as manager of a busy estate agents in London was overseeing the pipeline and making sure expectations were set by my staff at the point of agreeing any sale. The first thing we needed to know was exactly where the money was coming from and confirmation of that from brokers, … Read More

The twists and turns of buying your dream home…

September 23, 2015By Kate

At the beginning of April, we received a call from a family who had been recommended by friends to us.  They had recently moved down from the north and were renting just outside Winchester but were keen to buy as quickly as possible.  They had looked for a few months on their own, however they … Read More