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Their service, from beginning to end of the purchase, was excellent from being shown around the property, then chasing as required, through to a successful completion.
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Charlotte enters 100 Squats a day for 30 days challenge for Charity REFUGE

Charlotte noticed that there was a challenge set up for Women and Children of Domestic Abuse. Thinking about how hard times can be just settling into the new ‘normal’ how much harder it could possibly be for those living in fear in their own homes, their own places of safety. 'I was onboard and happy to give this challenge a go! I set up a Go Fund Me account and got moving! Day 1 - Got my...

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The Value of Home

  Toby Dowding from John Smale & Co, looks ahead to a time when we can all move freely from our homes.  In houses and apartments all over the country those in lockdown are thinking about life after release. Even now, at the height of the pandemic, people are dreaming of post-virus life. We know they are because they are telling us so.  If this period of isolation from our families, friends...

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Walkies!

  If you’re looking for a bit of fresh air and exercise and also love pets, then being a volunteer for the Cinnamon Trust could be for you! I was completely oblivious to this great charity, until one day my partner mentioned she was going to apply to be a volunteer (see photo of her with the lovely dog Gemma!). She helps a couple of residents in her local area, by walking their dogs, as they are...

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Screen Appeal - getting your property ready for sale

Toby Dowding of John Smale & Co explains a vital step a seller can make now to help achieve a successful property sale once the coronavirus danger has passed. The daffodils have bloomed and the bluebells are about to, and it should be a perfect time to sell your property. Except it isn’t. Instead our thoughts are of saving lives through sheltering at home. It might seem counter-intuitive, but...

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A strip of land for a buyer to land his plane! - WANTED

Now as you can imagine, working in this industry for more years than I can remember, I have seen many ‘must have’ lists for client’s property searches and their specific needs. I have never (until now) had a buyer ask me to find him a strip of land, suitable to land his plane!   Now as the enquiry came in on April 1st you can imagine my initial thoughts…….but as always, here at John Smale &...

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The Market now and after COVID19

The market really has literally with the lockdown been shut down. It is difficult to predict what will actually happen at the end of all this but from conversations with several experts and reading the general press it would seem that the market for the time being has just put into a frozen state. It is not like times before, in other recessions where the market has fallen rapidly due to market...

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Time to....Toby reflects on home working

So as I sit at home working, in the fourth week of ‘lockdown’, one of my cats looks at me as if to say what are you thinking about?   Now that is a very good question!   Trying to find anything positive that has come out of the COVID -19 crisis is very hard, however the one gift that has come from it is time.  If you asked all of the richest and most powerful people in the world what the most...

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Local Company through the Good & the Bad times

For many years, through good times and bad, John Smale & Co has been an integral part of the local community. Many of our partners/directors and personnel have been born, brought up, schooled and married hereabouts. Over the decades, we have provided level headed and astute property advice to thousands of local people through storms, floods, droughts, market booms and busts, the 2008 banking...

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‘Over The Rainbow’ house drawing & painting competition - Extended to 1st May!

Any Mums or Dads looking to entertain the children?   Was that a yes I hear!   Then read on….     ‘Over The Rainbow’ house drawing & painting competition. Is there a budding artist in your home? Or is there someone just bored and looking for something to do! Enter for your chance to win a £25 Tesco’s voucher!   Who can enter? Just the younger members of the households please!  0-14 Years Old...

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