One of Herefordshire’s longest standing independents…

New Team Member

Nathan Jackman-smith has recently joined our Hereford Office as a senior member bringing a wealth of experience with exciting new innovative ideas and a passion for property.

Nathan Jackman-Smith with Bill Jackson

Starting out as a junior negotiator for a multi branch agency in Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, Nathan was promoted quickly to a senior role spending more time with clients valuing their homes and helping with the sale right through to completion.

Nathan was soon asked to join a growing agent in Worcester where he became sales Manager heading up 9 members of his team, helping the agents become the ‘go to’ agent for advice with anything property related.

Living in North Herefordshire Nathan knows the county very well and customer service is at the forefront of his mind when it comes to dealing with clients and he has quickly become a valued member of our team.

When he isn’t working, Nathan can be found playing golf at one of the local courses or spending time with his wife Rebecca and daughter Emily.

Nathan is available at any time for advice or to give a no obligation Valuation of your home.

Email – Nathan.js@bill-jackson.co.uk
Tel – 01432 344779

Market Comment 12/10/17

With so many articles being produced week on week on the housing market, a topic that fluctuates so regularly, it is quite difficult to put together a comment that could fairly represent every agents situation, as we all cover different parts of the market field.

From our experience at Jackson Property, we are finding that fairly priced properties have sold and continue to sell successfully, in what is proving to be a very competitive marketplace, as we fast approach the winter season. A lack of good quality available properties is making for highly competitive approaches by agents competing for business, especially on commission fees charged, but not necessarily highly competitive service provided! Some of these instructions include a plethora of new development houses, which can be seen certainly be seen North of the county, providing new quality homes for the Hereford Home Buyer.

With a young, qualified team in our Hereford Branch, we have incorporated modern technology into our business model in many ways. The older generation of agents bring the experience in negotiation and liaison between buyers and sellers, which helps draw property transactions to fruition. We are proud to say that currently, our fall through rate stands at approximately 10% (1 in 10 sales) where in comparison, the National average for estate agents is around 25% (1 in 4 sales) the average for online agents stands at approximately 45% of sales falling through (almost 1 in every 2 sales). The younger staff collaborate this experience passed down with the many modern marketing methods such as online platforms like Facebook, as well as producing high quality digital photography and live video streams, techniques that would not have been considered 4 years ago.

Clients demand more and more from their agent each year in regards to service, and they want to be able to see what they get for their buck. Online media is the quickest way to get a property seen by a large demographic, and the information is easily obtained to show a client how a property is being received in that marketplace. Traditional agents are fast becoming hybrid agencies without direct intention, which in my opinion, will become almost a necessity should they want to be seen by the largest amount of possible clientele, both buyers and sellers.

The power of smart technology can be seen in everyday life. All you have to do is look down the high street and see several people glued to their smart phones and devises. People want the information they require quicker and more efficiently as technology improves, and it should be for agents like us to recognise this and provide it them. This is why we have almost finished the design on our new, smart devise friendly website.

Bruce Thomas BA (Hons) MNAEA

Jackson Property – Proud Sponsors of Luc’s in Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of organisations, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research. So, in celebration of this, Luctonians Rugby Club are turning pink on Saturday 14th October in their fixture against Leicester Lions!

Luctonians Shirt Sponsors

These one-off shirts will be worn for the match, then immediately afterwards the shirts will be auctioned off, and all proceeds will be donated to Breast Cancer Haven Hereford. So get on down, grab yourself a very cool memento of the day and help raise funds for this very worthy cause. As a charity Breast Cancer Haven Hereford relies on the community we serve to fund their service. Wear it, frame it or donate it.

About Breast Cancer Haven

Breast Cancer Haven Hereford is the charity that supports women through their breast cancer treatment. When breast cancer tries to rob a woman of her individuality, her confidence or her strength, we provide the tailored package of emotional, physical and practical support that helps her hold on to them.

We support women and their families via a network of 6 welcoming centres around the UK, of which Hereford is one, and through an expanding network of other services. We’re there to provide women with breast cancer with the support that treatment alone can’t.

Please get down to Luctonians Rugby Club at Kingsland on Saturday 14th October to support this worthy cause.

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