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Being an Estate Agent may start with property, but that is only the beginning, we are passionate about property and our aim is to provide a level of service beyond expectations. Under John's watchful eye, we have become one of the leading Estate Agents in the South West, our reputation allowing us to open the doors of many of the areas finest homes.

Completely independent we offer a personal and bespoke marketing solution, our professional approach helping you in every step of the way, making moving home a seamless experience, understanding that buying or selling a property is one of the most important decisions you will make. We offer objective, qualified advice and operate to the highest standards we can seek - beginning with ourselves.

We are creative, innovative and people oriented, a talented and experienced team of people, our years of combined experience in estate agency frightening in its length, refreshing it is attitude to always go that extra mile. We are always available to handle any enquiry with total professionalism and meticulous attention to detail. Technology today enables us to ensure the properties we are selling reach every part of the country and indeed the world 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but as wonderful as technology can be we are determined never to loose the human touch. Through our link with Mayfair Office, a London based specialist marketing office, we benefit from a strong network of more than 450 associated offices worldwide, keeping us at the forefront of estate agency across the globe.

All of the team live in Torquay, our office has been located in Wellswood since we started business. This enables us to have an extensive and in depth knowledge of our local and surrounding areas, our insight invaluable to you, sharing our experience of a seaside lifestyle in one of the UK's most beautiful coastal areas.

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The Correct Course

 

What most people do when they see the inches piling on is to diet. Losing a bit of weight is a healthy thing to do. The property market acts in much the same way. After a period of excess, when things get a bit overblown, the market has a habit of paring itself down a bit. It usually makes it fitter in the long run.

 

We have been through a period of property overindulgence, and now the market is taking a breather. Trying to predict when this will end is fruitless - unless one knows how Brexit will conclude. The problem with shifts in government policy and national direction is that each will take its course and time to correct. The larger the event, the more it affects the property markets - both foreign and domestic.

 

A good example is how Germany’s reunification during the early 1990s affected the market in Spain - many Germans put off buying holiday homes there. Or in the UK more recently, when the government began scrutinising the origins of funds held by some wealthy foreign nationals. The result has been a marked decrease in property purchases - especially in central London.

 

There are many things we don’t know about the market as we enter the post-summer holiday period. But what we do know is that many first time buyers are choosing to buy a home and that this can only be good for second-time buyers and so on. Outside London there are continued signs of price growth, and there is a continued lively level of interest from buyers. These welcome signs are the results of the market slimming down.

 

The property market at present is rather like a swan in motion, not much seems to be happening on the surface but below there is plenty of activity. So don’t be deceived by adverse press reports and local gossip.

 

The market is correcting. The trick is not to try to guess an unguessable endgame, but to understand and take advantage of the correction in the meantime.

 

And the most correct course of action of all is to ask the advice of an experienced and successful local estate agent who has seen it all before.

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