OUR JOURNAL

Our journal is a place where you will find our new blogs and stories. We comment on the housing market, give you links to Youtube videos on how to achieve our look and provide useful top tips on your own property presentation.

The Perfect Downsize?

The Perfect Downsize?

‘I think it’s time we thought about downsizing love’ – whoa! What a launch on to a huge emotional rollercoaster that sentence can be! Single storey living – what are the options? Traditional bungalows with all the connotations of getting old, needing to live without...

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RCIS Market Survey – Our Observations

RCIS Market Survey – Our Observations

As the new government beds in, the July 2019 RICS Residential Market Survey results show some of the improvement seen in near term expectations for sales and prices partially reversed. “The latest RICS results will provide little comfort for the market with all the...

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My journey with Lemon and Lime: by Kirsty Fisher

My journey with Lemon and Lime: by Kirsty Fisher

This week marks our 3 year office anniversary and I am sitting here wondering where all that time has gone! When I started my journey with Lemon and Lime my office was in Elaine’s study at home working alongside the family cat. Little did I know things were about to...

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Creating the best homestaging team

Creating the best homestaging team

Every employer wants to have a dream team, but creating the perfect homestaging team can be tricky when there isn’t a clear model. When Elaine began the business back in 2015, she had a background in teaching Maths and a mission to change the way houses are sold....

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Styling tricks – Do’s and Don’ts

Styling tricks – Do’s and Don’ts

When preparing your house for sale, make sure your property looks its absolute best. Below we have shared some of our tips to make your home look attractive and other tips which may detract a buyer. 3 styling tricks to make your home look attractive to potential...

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Coaching and Mentoring for Success

Coaching and Mentoring for Success

Our coaching and mentoring packages are structured around helping you develop three aspects of yourself and your business – mindset for success, operational and financial strategies. We offer three specialists to support your journey of learning as your business...

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RCIS – UK Residential Market Survey (June)

RCIS – UK Residential Market Survey (June)

The latest set of results (covering June 2019) for the RICS Residential Market Survey are consistent with a somewhat stable trend beginning to emerge.  Although much of the anecdotal commentary remains a little downbeat, contributors actually reported (in net balance...

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Trends for indoor/outdoor rooms

Trends for indoor/outdoor rooms

We look at one of the hottest trends now, creating a space which blends the inside with outside. This consistent rainy weather isn’t giving us much inspiration and excitement for the summer approaching with everything looking damp and dismal. We are hoping that this...

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Record Sale From The 19th Century

Record Sale From The 19th Century

This late 19th century, Grade II Listed, family house needed some decluttering, tidying up and decorating. We were working around the family which were still living in the property so made sure there wasn’t too much disruption to their day to day lives. We paid...

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We are hiring!

We are hiring!

Warehouse Operative Duration – Permanent, full time (Mon-Fri 8.30-4.30pm) Location – Kings Newton & Melbourne, Derbyshire This is a brilliant opportunity for someone to join a small team and make a real impact to our work. Candidates will ideally demonstrate...

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Staging, Styling and Maximising Value

Staging, Styling and Maximising Value

Listen to Elaine Penhaul and Josie Lywood discussing staging techniques and how it can maximise the value of your property.  A staged home gives the property an edge over an unfurnished home - crucial in the competitive and tough trading conditions of the current...

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Our 4th Birthday!

Our 4th Birthday!

We're celebrating our 4th year in business today - how time flies! We've grown a lot since day 1 when Elaine would deliver furniture in her horsebox! Here is our team enjoying lunch and cake to celebrate! Looking forward to the exciting plans we have for the year...

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RICS – UK Residential Market Survey (May)

RICS – UK Residential Market Survey (May)

The May 2019 RICS UK Residential Market Survey results point to a slightly more stable picture coming through over the month. Indeed, new buyer enquiries held steady, while the negative trend in agreed sales, new instructions and prices diminished to a certain degree....

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Home Staging Report

Home Staging Report

This report, provided by the Home Staging Association, details the results of a random sample of 330 property professionals across the United Kingdom, including real estate agents, property developers and property managers. Some of the statistics include: 100% of...

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Serious offer made within 2 weeks!

Serious offer made within 2 weeks!

This property was on the market unfurnished for 2 years before we were asked by the agent taking it on, to help. The sitting room and master bedroom had fantastic views of the Oxford canal to the front, the kitchen and bathrooms were fitted out to a high...

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