Monthly Archives: November 2019

Black Friday

Beware of Black Friday Scams.

In this two-minute read, we explain why the shopping frenzy that is Black Friday has cybercriminals rubbing their hands with glee. And we reveal four ways you can protect yourself from becoming a victim.

Dental floss, microwave ovens and traffic lights are just a few inventions that America has given the world.
Our cousins across the pond have also given us Black Friday where businesses heavily discount their products and services.

The amount of online purchases surge on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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Richard James Named Best Agent In Central Region By Relocation Agent Network

We are proud to announce that we have been crowned ‘Best Agent in the Central Region’ by Relocation Agent Network. We received the 2019 Best Agent Central Regional Award at a recent Awards Dinner, which followed the Network’s National Conference and Exhibition.

Held at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London on Friday 22 November, the Awards Dinner was hosted by the well-known national television broadcaster, Huw Edwards.

The annual prize gives the winning Network member the title of ‘Best Agent in the … Continue Reading…

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Richard James Team Attends National Estate Agency Conference in London

We’ve just returned from yet another informative Relocation Agent Network National Conference and Exhibition. The day was packed with the latest industry innovations and business best practices that we can’t wait to put into practice, to help our customers.

Taking place on 22 November at London’s Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, the event included three keynote sessions; Cally Beaton, media executive and entrepreneur helped us learn about change management; Oliver Gleave, founder of property software providers, Jupix and Loop, discussed how to … Continue Reading…

Good Advice

Good Advice

Straight-talking sincere advice can be invaluable in a world where too many people would just tell you what you want to hear! For example, the oldest trick in the book is for an agent to suggest an inflated suggested asking price in order to impress you enough to secure your business, only for tears to follow down the line when the property has gone stale on the market and the price has to be dramatically reduced in order to secure … Continue Reading…

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Plan For a Plastic-Free Christmas

In this two-minute read, we explore ways we can all reduce the amount of plastic we use this festive period. And we’ve got a cracker of an idea for you to swap bad jokes for something to treasure.

If it’s too early for some people to mention the C-word, it’s the perfect time to discuss the P-word – Plastic.

Plastic is something that is at the top of any sustainable Santa’s naughty list.
There’s no getting away from the fact that we will … Continue Reading…


Richard James Shortlisted For Best In Region Award

We are thrilled to announce we have been shortlisted for the 2019 Best Agent Central Region Award by Relocation Agent Network, a national network of selected estate agents.

The winner will be announced at a black tie evening Awards Dinner held at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London on Friday 22 November. The Awards Dinner, hosted by the well-known national television broadcaster, Huw Edwards, will close Relocation Agent Network’s annual National Conference and Exhibition.

The 2019 Best Agent Central Region Award is … Continue Reading…


November Market Comment

As the Brexit debacle continues to be drawn out, so the evenings are drawing in. Home, as a place of warmth and sanctuary, becomes particularly significant at this time of year. It is interesting to note that a recent survey by Jackson Stops found that 70% of homeowners are unphased in their moving decision by Brexit issues. As we have reported before – most people just want to get on with their life and are more influenced by personal circumstances … Continue Reading…