Monthly Archives: October 2013

Banish those winter blues

If you have the winter blues coming on, perhaps you need something to perk you up, make you feel on top of the world. And what better way to get there than a property for sale on Portsdown Hill which … Continue reading

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Fine & Country Win Top Industry Award for Fifth Consecutive Year

Colin Shairp, Director of Fine & Country Southern Hampshire is delighted and proud to announce that Fine & Country has won, for the fifth consecutive year, the ‘Best Real Estate Agency Marketing UK’, at the International Property Awards 2013. Despite … Continue reading

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Portals prove print pays!

There is scepticism over the claim by Johnston Press that home owners decide which local estate agent they will instruct long before they’re ready to put their properties up for sale and that they will probably make their decision based … Continue reading

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Three new moves on improving life for tenants

It may have slipped beneath your radar but last Wednesday there were three important developments affecting the private rented sector. In the first, the OFT launched a consultation on draft guidance to help professionals in the private rented sector, including … Continue reading

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Never mind the width, feel the quality!

Anyone can set up as an estate or lettings agent, with no qualifications or professionalism as a prerequisite. It’s one of the reasons the industry has become associated with a wide boy image, believes long-serving Portsmouth estate agent Colin Shairp. … Continue reading

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COLIN’S PROMISE: NO SHARP PRACTICE!

Portsmouth estate agent Colin Shairp, already a long-time Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents, has had his professional status increase to become a Fellow of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA). He is now also a licensed … Continue reading

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