9th April 2013

Living together but apart ….

According to an article in the Daily Mail yesterday in a recent survey, 23 per cent of couples — 2.2million people — in a serious relationship live apart, whether by choice or circumstance, and this number is apparently growing rapidly. The number of men and women ‘living apart together’ has increased by 40 per cent in the past decade. Famously, they include the actress Helena Bonham Carter and her director husband...

13th March 2013

Does your Home Look Good in HD?

Many people are now viewing property particulars on 50” high-definition computer screens. This is a good thing if your home is beautifully presented and professionally photographed, but it’s not so clever if the photographs show cluttered badly lit interiors. Some tips to help you achieve “the look”: - If there is something about your house that you really love tell the photographer and ask them to capture it. Chances are it will...

6th March 2013

Some good news

Some good news ….The National Association of Estate Agents has reported that the number of house hunters has reached a five year high. In January 25% of those house hunters were first time buyers, most likely due to lenders being more willing to lend. These first time buyers have created a ripple affect throughout the market and we have experienced large numbers of people actively looking to buy....

6th March 2013

Buy to Let

The rental market is exceptionally strong, with a greater number of people now looking to get in on the action. At Place Property Management we offer a comprehensive service to suit all our landlords’ needs. So from the pre-tenancy administration including tenant referencing and drawing up contracts through to managing the property, making regular inspections and dealing with required works (including a 24 hour emergency telephone line), and to rent...

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