22nd February 2013

Why do agents overvalue?

If you have an estate agent value your property, you would like to think that their valuation is accurate and reflects the current market value of your home. But in fact the reality may be a little different. Often estate agents will actually OVERVALUE your property in order to tempt you into instructing them. Who wouldn’t be tempted?! However, you are unlikely to be able to sell at an inflated price. In...

15th February 2013

Marathon Runner Revealed

Sarah Westbrook-Burr pictured in her new training kit, with Sarah Cassidy of sponsors Place Estate Agents and Johanna Dodd of William’s Fund. In the last couple of weeks residents of Gerrards Cross and The Chalfonts have been keeping a keen eye out for the mystery lady who is training to run the London Marathon for local charity, William’s Fund, sponsored by Place Estate Agents. Now all can be revealed, fitness instructor Sarah...

7th February 2013

Feast Day 2013

We will again have a stall at Feast Day in Chalfont St Peter on Saturday 29th June 2013.  This will be our third year at the event on Gold Hill Common.  Its always great fun with lots of interesting stalls and activities as well as displays, funfair and entertainment.  There is no charge for admission and plenty for the whole family to enjoy. Everyone is back on the common again...

4th February 2013

It shouldn’t happen to an estate agent

The very nature of estate agency means that we are in a trusted position and with each viewing a vendor is inviting us, and viewers, into a very personal and private space. Most of the time life as an agent is fairly humdrum but from time to time we find ourselves in some pretty embarrassing situations! For example, despite always knocking on the front door to make sure the property is...

30th January 2013

Getting Ready to sell

Selling a home is a pretty big deal. When you do take the decision to sell you need to make sure that you present your home in the best way possible to ensure you receive the highest price for it. It may seem obvious but you need to make your home look as ATTRACTIVE AS POSSIBLE from the outside. Like most things in life first impressions can make up a...

24th January 2013


We are delighted to announce that we are sponsoring a local lady who is training to run this year's London Marathon on behalf of William's Fund. If you see her on a training run give her a wave. If you would like to donate to this fantastic charity please go to

23rd January 2013

William’s Fund

William Dodd was only 2 years old when he was diagnosed witih cancer, it was given various names as the weeks turned into months but they never found out the exact type of cancer William had ...

6th December 2012

Chalfont St Peter Xmas Fun Night

The Chalfont St Peter Christmas Fun Night 2012 will take place in the village on the evening of 7th December between 6pm and 8.30pm. Any profits will be distributed to local good causes.  Attractions include: Late night shopping - Forty stalls - Kiddies funfair - Carol singing - Chalfont Wind Band - Chalfont St Peter Parish Church will be holding their Xmas Fayre in the Church Hall and there will...

2nd October 2012

Rightmove Statistics

Rightmove is by far and away the number 1 property portal in the UK, with a constant stream of visitors to the site night and day. Place maximise the numbers of leads generated for each of the properties we market (and therefore going on to buy that property) by keeping it fresh in buyer's minds.  The figures speak for themselves: in our area we are the number one agent out of...

21st September 2012

Fabulous Finishes

Tammara Mattingly offers a variety of polished plaster finishes and faux painted finishes that bring a opulence and uniqueness to your home or business. She has a passion for furniture and offers a variety of bespoke hand painted finishes for furniture which enables her to revamp and bring new life back in to beloved favourite furniture pieces. She also paints kitchen units and fitted wardrobes to bring them more up...