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Weekly Bulletin 22nd March 2016

I have had an interesting conversation this week with a potential vendor who was contacting local agents to find out their selling fee.  The client had told me that their property had been valued and were going on the market at £215,000 and could we match a fee of £1,800.

I explained to the client that it’s not all about the cheap fee and if they choose to use an agent with unrivalled local knowledge and extensive database they may achieve a better price for their home.

This vendor subsequently allowed Smart Homes to visit their home, we now have a sale agreed already at £5,000 more than the cheaper agent valued their home at,  the vendor paid a little more but has sold for considerably more!!!

Another superb week for the best estate agent in Shirley with 8 sales agreed and an amazing 16 new instructions many of which can be seen in the surrounding pages.

Well done Senka on your instruction conversion for Lettings, another superb week for the team.

Keep up the good work guys….

For selling, buying or letting please remember our Shirley and Dickens Heath offices are open 7 days a week 9 till 6 Monday- Friday, 9 till 5 Saturday and 10 till 2 Sunday for both sales and lettings and our web sites; www.smart-homes.co.uk and www.rightmove.co.uk and are updated every week day. If you require a free market appraisal on your property for either rental or sale please contact 0121 744 4144 where we would be
delighted to discuss the service that Smart Homes has to offer, which in our view is second to none.

Make the Smart Move…

Jamie Smart & Sarah Jenkins
Co Directors

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Weekly Bulletin 15th March 2016

Well what a week!  Whilst ten of the staff bathed, sailed and dined in Marbella, Sarah and I along with David, Gill, Senka, Isobel and Paul held the fort here at home.  The sales team worked very hard to achieve an amazing result… 14 sales and 12 instructions!  Well done team!!  Lettings also had a fantastic week boasting nine new applications and with 23 move ins already booked in for March, it is going to be a very busy month!
In all seriousness, we were delighted to reward the staff for their continued hard work, support and performance.  I believe that a business is only as good as the people within it and I am very proud of the achievements of all the staff.  Congratulations to you all, a trip very well deserved!

For selling, buying or letting please remember our Shirley and Dickens Heath offices are open 7 days a week 9 till 6 Monday- Friday, 9 till 5 Saturday and 10 till 2 Sunday for both sales and lettings and our web sites; www.smart-homes.co.uk and www.rightmove.co.uk and are updated every week day. If you require a free market appraisal on your property for either rental or sale please contact 0121 744 4144 where we would be
delighted to discuss the service that Smart Homes has to offer, which in our view is second to none.

Make the Smart Move…

Jamie Smart & Sarah Jenkins
Co Directors

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Weekly Bulletin 2nd March 2016

Another fantastic week for the team at Smart Homes.  For those of you that are not aware Smart Homes were voted the best estate agent in B90 for 2014 & 2015 for customer experience & according to the Rightmove Intel figures we are already the top listing and selling agent in B90 for 2016 so far…

It’s no coincidence that we have agreed 15 sales this week and instructed 25 new properties over the past 9 days!!! Including a brand new development of just 10 two bedroom, two bathroom luxury apartments set within a gated development on Stanway Road.  For more information please visit www.smart-homes.co.uk/stanwaygate

The lettings team had a great February with 26 move ins and already have 17 move ins booked for March.

This Sunday alone we agreed 6 sales this and received 3 letting applications what did your estate agent do this Sunday??

For selling, buying or letting please remember our Shirley and Dickens Heath offices are open 7 days a week 9 till 6 Monday- Friday, 9 till 5 Saturday and 10 till 2 Sunday for both sales and lettings and our website and www.rightmove.co.uk are updated every weekday.

If you require a free market appraisal on your property for either rental or sale please contact 0121 744 4144 where we would be delighted to discuss the service that Smart Homes has to offer, which in our view is second to none.

Make the Smart Move…

Jamie Smart & Sarah Jenkins
Co Directors

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Weekly Bulletin 21st January 2016

Firmly back in the saddle – that is the message coming from the offices of Smart Homes this week!  Sales have had another brilliant result agreeing 15 sales over the last 10 days and bringing another 9 new instructions to the market!!  All of which can be seen in the surrounding pages of the Solihull Observer this week.
Lettings have too had a strong week following their terrific result last week, agreeing 8 applications and instructing a further eight new properties to the market.  In recognition of our commitment to customer service, the lettings team have been recommended to a landlord with a large portfolio of managed properties and will be bringing these on board this week!  Well done team, wonderful result!
If you want your property managed properly by the number one Estate and Letting Agent in B90, contact us at either our Shirley or Dickens Heath offices to find out how we deliver the area’s superior service.

For selling, buying or letting please remember our Shirley and Dickens Heath offices are open 7 days a week 9 till 6 Monday- Friday, 9 till 5 Saturday and 10 till 2 Sunday for both sales and lettings and our web sites; www.smart-homes.co.uk, www.rightmove.co.uk and www.onthemarket.com are updated every week day. If you require a free market appraisal on your property for either rental or sale please contact 0121 744 4144 where we would be
delighted to discuss the service that Smart Homes has to offer, which in our view is second to none.

Make the Smart Move…

Jamie Smart & Sarah Jenkins
Co Directors

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Weekly Bulletin 12th January 2016

Well the Christmas festivities are well and truly over and we have come back to work with a bang!  We have never known a start to the New Year such as this…  The sales team have agreed nine sales, with five offers still pending and instructed eight new properties to the market!
Lettings have too had a brilliant week, receiving nine applications and instructing a whopping 10 new properties for let!  With 27 move ins already agreed for January, it looks like the pace is set to continue. A fantastic start for Smart Homes, well done team!
If you are looking to sell or let your property this year, contact us!  We are the area’s number one agent and would be delighted to offer you a free, no obligation valuation.

For selling, buying or letting please remember our Shirley and Dickens Heath offices are open 7 days a week 9 till 6 Monday- Friday, 9 till 5 Saturday and 10 till 2 Sunday for both sales and lettings and our web sites; www.smart-homes.co.uk, www.rightmove.co.uk and www.onthemarket.com are updated every week day. If you require a free market appraisal on your property for either rental or sale please contact 0121 744 4144 where we would be
delighted to discuss the service that Smart Homes has to offer, which in our view is second to none.

Make the Smart Move…

Jamie Smart & Sarah Jenkins
Co Directors

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Weekly Bulletin 8th December 2015

As we approach the end of the year and review our figures still our lettings team remains extremely active and are possibility forecasting one of its most productive quarters ever recorded in the last 9 years.  Sales also remain extremely busy given the time of year.  Naturally serious purchasers will continue to seek their ideal home regardless of the time of year and Smart Homes are seeing the result of this agreeing 11 sales within the last 10 days and receiving 10 new properties for the team to sell with valuations still remaining high for some who are still looking to come to market this side of 2015 and those who intend to beat off the competition in 2016 by preparing their sales particulars in readiness for the new year.

Smart Homes will be attending their Christmas party this weekend and as a result our offices will be closed from Saturday at 12noon and will be back open for business 9am on Monday morning.

For selling, buying or letting please remember our Shirley and Dickens Heath offices are open 7 days a week 9 till 6 Monday- Friday, 9 till 5 Saturday and 10 till 2 Sunday for both sales and lettings and our web sites; www.smart-homes.co.uk, www.rightmove.co.uk and www.onthemarket.com are updated every week day. If you require a free market appraisal on your property for either rental or sale please contact 0121 744 4144 where we would be
delighted to discuss the service that Smart Homes has to offer, which in our view is second to none.

Make the Smart Move…

Jamie Smart & Sarah Jenkins
Co Directors

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Weekly Bulletin 4th December 2015

It is usual that us Agent’s complain of a slow down in the market leading up to Christmas…  Well I am happy to announce that Smart Homes are certainly bucking the trend with seven sales agreed last week and a further five agreed already this week!  Instruction numbers are strong too with 15 properties coming to the market over the last ten days.  Well done team!

Lettings have had an unbelievable month with 28 people moving into new homes throughout November… brilliant result for the team!  With 33 properties ready to be let, it seems a great time to introduce a great incentive for tenants everywhere…  Apply and move in to a property through Smart Homes this December and receive 50% OFF your application fees!!!  This is an offer that no tenant can afford to miss out on so call us now to book to see your perfect home!

For selling, buying or letting please remember our Shirley and Dickens Heath offices are open 7 days a week 9 till 6 Monday- Friday, 9 till 5 Saturday and 10 till 2 Sunday for both sales and lettings and our web sites; www.smart-homes.co.uk, www.rightmove.co.uk and www.onthemarket.com are updated every week day. If you require a free market appraisal on your property for either rental or sale please contact 0121 744 4144 where we would be
delighted to discuss the service that Smart Homes has to offer, which in our view is second to none.

Make the Smart Move…

Jamie Smart & Sarah Jenkins
Co Directors

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Weekly Bulletin 24th November 2015

A recent report for national statistics has suggested the average house price for the UK is now at £286,000.

This year Shirley has experienced some unbelievable prices being achieved.  In some pockets we have witnessed up to 20% increase in house prices following the alteration of the stamp duty.  The popularity of Shirley seems to be constantly gaining momentum; stamp duty alteration, Park Gate & school catchment along with infrastructure improvements are just some of the reasons we are hearing and it’s not just people looking to buy, naturally tenants are wanting to experience the benefits of living in Shirley too, improving stability within the lettings market seeing the average rental term exceeding 24 months.

Another superb week for sales and lettings, 9 sales agreed & 8 instructions and a record breaking number of new instructions for the lettings team.

According to rightmove.co.uk Smart Homes are the No1 letting agent and selling agent in the B90 postcode.

Looking to sell or let?? Make the smart move and use the best agent.

For selling, buying or letting please remember our Shirley and Dickens Heath offices are open 7 days a week 9 till 6 Monday- Friday, 9 till 5 Saturday and 10 till 2 Sunday for both sales and lettings and our web sites; www.smart-homes.co.uk, www.rightmove.co.uk and www.onthemarket.com are updated every week day. If you require a free market appraisal on your property for either rental or sale please contact 0121 744 4144 where we would be
delighted to discuss the service that Smart Homes has to offer, which in our view is second to none.

Make the Smart Move…

Jamie Smart & Sarah Jenkins
Co Directors

Moving home at Christmas

Top tips for moving home this Christmas

Moving home can be very stressful, even more so over the festive period. We have put together some top tips for moving home this season to ease the stress.

Be sure to inform people of your change of address as soon as possible (that gives everyone chance to send a Christmas card to your new home) and don’t forget to change the address on all your important accounts. Registering with new doctors and dentists as early as possible will stop delays in the future and don’t forget to get a redirection from the Post Office for your mail.

Always make sure that you have taken all your meter readings and notified your suppliers before you leave so that your bills will be accurate and you can start anew by taking readings from the meters in your new home. Getting cut off when you’re trying to roast a turkey would not be conducive to having a merry Christmas.

Christmas is an exciting time for children, but the thought of moving can be confusing and can lead to problems. It might be better to have them stay with a relative or friend until the hard work is over and they have a working bedroom to call their own. They will be more excited if everything looks ‘in place’ when they arrive and soon forget about the old house. Pets might benefit from going into a cattery or kennels until the move is completed, giving you the time you need to concentrate on the business of moving house. The children/pets can then be ‘introduced’ to their new home without being subjected to the stress.

Put all your important documents like passports, birth certificates, marriage certificates, bank books, building society papers, photo albums and even jewellery into a secure box, bag or case that you can keep with you. Make yourself responsible for their safety, don’t give that responsibility to anyone else.

People always underestimate how much stuff they really have. It is not realistic to leave packing until the last moment. If you have large furniture items that need dismantling, get that done early on, don’t leave it too late. Lofts accumulate more clutter and unused stuff than we think, make that your starting point and get rid of things that you’ll never need. Box everything up and label them on the side and on the top with the room it should be in and what is inside (be specific if you can). Boxes get stacked and it can be hard to find what you’re looking for if the description is covered up by another box.

Leave your Christmas decorations as the last box to leave, then they will be immediately at hand when you arrive and you can get decorating straight away.

Make lists. Many lists.

Book a removal company that is recommended by someone you know. Don’t just go with the cheapest, remember, this is your whole world that you’re moving you want it to be treated with respect and professionalism.

Follow these handy tips for moving at Christmas. Making Christmas as the start to your new life can be rewarding and fun and it’ll guarantee that you’ll never forget the experience for all the right reasons.

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Weekly Bulletin 20th November 2015

Continuing with the Smart Homes theme yet again another phenomenal week agreeing 12 sales and instructing 15 new properties to bring to market – a fantastic week team well done.

A big congratulations to both Helen and Jackie with a record number of exchanges which is a reflection of your efficiency and tenacity in progressing the sales through to completion.

Still a number of instructions booked in for this week and a large number of buyers still registering in an attempt to secure a property prior to the Christmas season.

Lettings are on for an excellent month building up to the best November Smart Homes have ever recorded.

For selling, buying or letting please remember our Shirley and Dickens Heath offices are open 7 days a week 9 till 6 Monday- Friday, 9 till 5 Saturday and 10 till 2 Sunday for both sales and lettings and our web sites; www.smart-homes.co.uk, www.rightmove.co.uk and www.onthemarket.com are updated every week day. If you require a free market appraisal on your property for either rental or sale please contact 0121 744 4144 where we would be
delighted to discuss the service that Smart Homes has to offer, which in our view is second to none.

Make the Smart Move…

Jamie Smart & Sarah Jenkins
Co Directors

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Weekly Bulletin 14th November 2015

The Smart Homes team have experienced an amazing few days of business, whilst the beginning of last week started relatively sluggish by the close of business on Sunday we had agreed 9 sales for the week and already for the first 2 days of this week we have agreed a further 8 sales.  Together with instructing a superb 19 houses for sale the Smart Homes team are certainly not experiencing any evidence of slow down as we approach the winter months.

A big congratulations to all the team and I look forward to treating you all to breakfast on Monday morning.

Activity also remains extremely high for the lettings team with currently a record level of stock and a further 8 new properties coming onto the market over the next 10 days this hopefully providing a number of tenants with their new home prior to Christmas.

It may be that the suggestion of interest rates remaining at a low level until 2017 has given potential buyers and sellers the added confidence to sell or buy but regardless the Shirley market is experiencing a superb level of business.

Over the coming months Smart Homes will be marketing a number of new developments, if it is a new property that you are looking to purchase it may be worth registering your interest early to avoid disappointment.

For selling, buying or letting please remember our Shirley and Dickens Heath offices are open 7 days a week 9 till 6 Monday- Friday, 9 till 5 Saturday and 10 till 2 Sunday for both sales and lettings and our web sites; www.smart-homes.co.uk, www.rightmove.co.uk and www.onthemarket.com are updated every week day. If you require a free market appraisal on your property for either rental or sale please contact 0121 744 4144 where we would be
delighted to discuss the service that Smart Homes has to offer, which in our view is second to none.

Make the Smart Move…

Jamie Smart & Sarah Jenkins
Co Directors

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Weekly Update 4th November 2015

A little quieter this week for the team on sales and lettings which is indicative of the half term week, however the positive is a superb result on new instructions for both departments with 11 new instructions for sales and 10 instructions for lettings which will inevitably result in a more productive week of sales & lets agreed.

Whilst most house hunters use rightmove.co.uk to search for their dream home we are finding that the more tenacious buyer is reverting back to the traditional approach of befriending their local estate agent, a number of potential buyers are being made aware of instructions before they go live on the internet, after analysing our own statistics 1 in 3 of smart homes properties are selling before going on to rightmove.co.uk that’s approximately 12 properties per month.

If your concerns are that you will not  find a home if you sell then it’s worth spending some time visiting the agents who are prominent in the area you wish to buy in, if they can put a face to the name the likelihood is they will remember you and your requirements when a suitable property is instructed.

For selling, buying or letting please remember our Shirley and Dickens Heath offices are open 7 days a week 9 till 6 Monday- Friday, 9 till 5 Saturday and 10 till 2 Sunday for both sales and lettings and our web sites; www.smart-homes.co.uk, www.rightmove.co.uk and www.onthemarket.com are updated every week day. If you require a free market appraisal on your property for either rental or sale please contact 0121 744 4144 where we would be
delighted to discuss the service that Smart Homes has to offer, which in our view is second to none.

Make the Smart Move…

Jamie Smart & Sarah Jenkins
Co Directors

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Weekly Bulletin 21st October 2015

For those of you that follow the Smart Homes team on Facebook you will be aware of the recent accolade of being awarded the best estate agents and letting agent in the B90 postcode by allagents.co.uk for 2015 – our second year running which is a testament to the commitment of our smart homes team.  Individually I would like to congratulate Helen Sizer for being awarded best estate agent in the B90 postcode for 2015 and Senka Dragicevic for being awarded the best letting agent for customer service the B90 postcode for 2015. Absolutely fantastic result “well done team”!!!
A superb result for the sales team this week agreeing 15 sales within the last 10 days and instructing 13 new properties, many of which can be seen in the surrounding pages, also a wonderful result for the lettings team resulting in 10 lets agreed and 11 new instructions.

Whilst a wonderful result for the sales and lettings team this week we have seen a noticeable shortage of valuations booked in for the coming weeks and speaking to other agents they are experiencing the same shortage.  If you are considering selling now or in the near future, it is worth considering the time of year coming to the market as historically less properties come on the market the last quarter of the year, however any market condition is down to supply and demand and purchasers are still registering to buy.  As a seller you are more likely to obtain a better price this time of the year as there is less on the market as opposed to New Year where there will be more properties coming onto the market.

We have seen several changes within the housing market over the past few years; one trend that has been highlighted is that we do not experience the seasonal slowdown like we may have done some years ago.

For selling, buying or letting please remember our Shirley and Dickens Heath offices are open 7 days a week 9 till 6 Monday- Friday, 9 till 5 Saturday and 10 till 2 Sunday for both sales and lettings and our web sites; www.smart-homes.co.uk, www.rightmove.co.uk and www.onthemarket.com are updated every week day. If you require a free market appraisal on your property for either rental or sale please contact 0121 744 4144 where we would be
delighted to discuss the service that Smart Homes has to offer, which in our view is second to none.

Make the Smart Move…

Jamie Smart & Sarah Jenkins
Co Directors

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Weekly Bulletin 14th October 2015

The weeks are continuing to get better and better”  We reported a fantastic week last week but with 15 new instructions this week, the Sales Team are flying!  All agents know that the key to a successful sales result is good quality instructions coming to the market, which we have in abundance and can be seen throughout the surrounding pages this week.  It is therefore not surprising that the team have also sold 14 properties over the last ten days.  Well done team – fantastic effort!

The Lettings department have yet again surpassed expectation having instructing 22 new properties to the market since the start of the month!  They have also let almost one property every day with 12 new lets having been agreed!! Coupled with a busy week on viewings this week, they look set to report another brilliant result next week also!
If you want an Agent that will give your property the attention it deserves,  call us on 0121 744 4144.  Whatever your property requirement, we are here to help.
For selling, buying or letting please remember our Shirley and Dickens Heath offices are open 7 days a week 9 till 6 Monday- Friday, 9 till 5 Saturday and 10 till 2 Sunday for both sales and lettings and our web sites; www.smart-homes.co.uk, www.rightmove.co.uk and www.onthemarket.com are updated every week day. If you require a free market appraisal on your property for either rental or sale please contact 0121 744 4144 where we would be
delighted to discuss the service that Smart Homes has to offer, which in our view is second to none.

Make the Smart Move…

Jamie Smart & Sarah Jenkins
Co Directors

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Weekly Bulletin 6th October 2015

Another great week for the team – productivity is “through the roof” with 14 house sales agreed and 12 new properties to sell for the sales team and 14 applications received and 10 new instructions for the lettings team.

The RightMove stats say it all…

Smart Homes are still the number one sales and letting agent for B90 area whilst still maintaining the number 1 Agent for customer service…

A big well done to the Smart Homes team!

For selling, buying or letting please remember our Shirley and Dickens Heath offices are open 7 days a week 9 till 6 Monday- Friday, 9 till 5 Saturday and 10 till 2 Sunday for both sales and lettings and our websites; www.smart-homes.co.uk, www.rightmove.co.uk and www.onthemarket.com are updated every week day.

If you require a free market appraisal on your property for either rental or sale please contact 0121 744 4144 where we would be delighted to discuss the service that Smart Homes has to offer, which in our view is second to none.

Make the Smart Move…

Jamie Smart & Sarah Jenkins
Co Directors

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Weekly Bulletin 30th September 2015

It’s been another amazing week for our sales team… 10 sales agreed with several more offers still being negotiated and although a slightly slower week on new instructions with 7, we have a busy diary next week for Jamie when he returns from annual leave!  Well done team!  We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Paul Whitehead to the team at Dickens Heath.  Paul brings with him an excellent reputation for customer service and we are delighted to have him working with us.

The lettings team have again had another strong week with six new instructions and six applications!  Our lettings portfolio has increased noticeably over the last six months and so, we are proud to announce that we have yet again added to our lettings team.  Hannah joins us with a past career in hospitality and so understands the importance of exceeding client’s expectations.  Welcome to the team Hannah!

I have been writing these weekly updates for many years and I look forward to being able to share such positive news with our clients, past, present and future.  I truly believe that what sets us apart from our competition are our staff who understand the needs of our clients and have a passion to deliver only the highest customer service.  A foundation that Smart Homes have continued to build upon since 1998.  If you want a proactive, professional agent to help you buy, sell, let or rent your property, then call us today and we will be delighted to talk with

For selling, buying or letting please remember our Shirley and Dickens Heath offices are open 7 days a week 9 till 6 Monday- Friday, 9 till 5 Saturday and 10 till 2 Sunday for both sales and lettings and our web sites; www.smart-homes.co.uk, www.rightmove.co.uk and www.onthemarket.com are updated every week day. If you require a free market appraisal on your property for either rental or sale please contact 0121 744 4144 where we would be delighted to discuss the service that Smart Homes has to offer, which in our view is second to none.

Make the Smart Move…

Jamie Smart & Sarah Jenkins
Co Directors

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Weekly Bulletin 22nd September 2015

It is very apparent that Autumn is upon us, but the wet weather doesn’t seem to have dampened the buyers spirits with eight sales being agreed last week!!  Nine new instructions can be seen in the surrounding pages this week which will hopefully mean a strong sales finish to the month!

Lettings have also topped the charts on instructions listing a wonderful nine new lets over the past 10 days and have taken application fees on a strong seven properties!  More rewarding however is the growth of the fully managed portfolio Sarah and her team have seen throughout this year, showing that Smart Homes offer an unrivalled level of service to our landlords and tenants alike.

If you have a property to let or to sell and you want an agent who has always genuinely put you and your property first, call smart homes on 0121744 4144 and speak to a member of the team.
For selling, buying or letting please remember our Shirley and Dickens Heath offices are open 7 days a week 9 till 6 Monday- Friday, 9 till 5 Saturday and 10 till 2 Sunday for both sales and lettings and our web sites; www.smart-homes.co.uk, www.rightmove.co.uk and www.onthemarket.com are updated every week day. If you require a free market appraisal on your property for either rental or sale please contact 0121 744 4144 where we would be
delighted to discuss the service that Smart Homes has to offer, which in our view is second to none.

Make the Smart Move…

Jamie Smart & Sarah Jenkins
Co Directors

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Weekly Bulletin 16th September 2015

Firstly I would like to thank all the staff for their help and support on Saturday at the Dickens Heath fete for which Smart Homes where the main sponsor. The team put a great deal of effort into providing tombola prizes and running the stall on the day, thank goodness the weather turned midday and a superb day was had by all. My thanks also goes to the remainder of the staff who were carrying out the regular days’ work at Smart Homes.

A little bit of a quieter week as far as figures are concerned however, however the team still agreed 7 sales and 8 new instructions, whilst a lot of manufacturing and juggling the week still ended up a productive week. A fantastic week on exchanges with 10 properties going through to completion this week. A promising start to the week with already 3 sales agreed and 3 new instructions with a further 7 offers currently being negotiated.

WOW…… what a fantastic result for lettings with 8 applications and 11 new instructions – a big well done to the lettings team.

For selling, buying or letting please remember our Shirley and Dickens Heath offices are open 7 days a week 9 till 6 Monday- Friday, 9 till 5 Saturday and 10 till 2 Sunday for both sales and lettings and our web sites; www.smart-homes.co.uk, www.rightmove.co.uk and www.onthemarket.com are updated every week day. If you require a free market appraisal on your property for either rental or sale please contact 0121 744 4144 where we would be
delighted to discuss the service that Smart Homes has to offer, which in our view is second to none.

Make the Smart Move…

Jamie Smart & Sarah Jenkins
Co Directors

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Weekly Bulletin 9th September 2015

With the children returning to school the housing market is already returning to its pace prior to the summer break…

A huge amount of valuations are being requested and following a week of eight sales the smart homes team already have eleven pending offers to work on which will hopefully result in a week of double figures sales!  Congratulations to Helen and Jackie on an absolutely wonderful result on exchanges.  Helen is now due to jet off on an extremely well deserved break”

Lettings are experiencing a high level of activity and with seven new instructions and six applications this week, September is looking like it’s going to be a record month for move ins!  Well done team!

For selling, buying or letting please remember our Shirley and Dickens Heath offices are open 7 days a week 9 till 6 Monday- Friday, 9 till 5 Saturday and 10 till 2 Sunday for both sales and lettings and our web sites; www.smart-homes.co.uk, www.rightmove.co.uk and www.onthemarket.com are updated every week day. If you require a free market appraisal on your property for either rental or sale please contact 0121 744 4144 where we would be
delighted to discuss the service that Smart Homes has to offer, which in our view is second to none.

Make the Smart Move…

Jamie Smart & Sarah Jenkins
Co Directors

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Weekly Bulletin 2nd September 2015

What was your Agent doing Bank Holiday Monday?  Well, the Smart Homes team were working hard as always and what a result we have to show for it!  11 sales agreed, 9 instructions and 8 lettings applications.  With lots of appointments booked in for this coming week, September is off to a flying start!  Well done team!!!  Also, well done Helen and Jackie on their outstanding result on exchanges – a truly fantastic record breaking week & month!!

If you want service, an experience, empathy and the best price, choose an agent that makes it happen…  In the end, we all get what we pay for!

Our staff levels, experience and an unrivalled customer service is what gets us our results!  I truly believe there is a place in the market for any agent but perhaps us agents need to know our market place.  Rather than trying to convince your vendors that you can compete with agents of any size, I believe it would be more beneficial to all involved if we were honest about the market we cover.  Let’s take an example; would Smart Homes have a data base of people looking for a working farm at £1.5 million?  No, we wouldn’t,  but John Earle would.  Would Smart Homes have a database of people looking for a three or four bedroom semi or detached in Shirley? YES of course we would!  Could an agent that has 2 or 3 staff members offer the service and coverage in Shirley that we do?  No, of course they couldn’t!

For selling, buying or letting please remember our Shirley and Dickens Heath offices are open 7 days a week 9 till 6 Monday- Friday, 9 till 5 Saturday and 10 till 2 Sunday for both sales and lettings and our web sites; www.smart-homes.co.uk, www.rightmove.co.uk and www.onthemarket.com are updated every week day. If you require a free market appraisal on your property for either rental or sale please contact 0121 744 4144 where we would be
delighted to discuss the service that Smart Homes has to offer, which in our view is second to none.

Make the Smart Move…

Jamie Smart & Sarah Jenkins
Co Directors