The Diary of Sharon Canning

It’s been a funny few weeks really. The rental market was probably at its quietest; a luxury in our industry. Historically the end of July and part of August is quiet, the children are breaking up for the summer holidays and parents and grandparents are generally attending sports days and end of year plays. But…the tide is changing, September, October and November have historically been our busiest months of the year and we are ready for the upturn.

Families are back from their holidays, or the chill out of the first couple of weeks are done and families looking to be closer to schools or new secondary schools are high on the agenda before the next term starts.

We came across a new site, which is helping applicants learn their credit score prior to applying called ‘noddle.’ It’s free and definitely worth checking out how you rate. We all had a go in the office and I am delighted to say we all scored 5 out of 5, as I would expect, but still nice to be told!

Move On Sales has officially launched. The new website is up and running and we have sold our first property within the first week, how amazing it that?

I have had a number of calls regarding the budget and my take on how it will affect investors from my last column. The summer finance bill will of course give us more clarity; however, some of the conversations have been around:

  • Should I sell?
  • Will this mean rents will have to rise?
  • As an agent will you reduce your fee?
  • Is there anyway round avoiding the increase and how can you maintain your return?

I must admit I have had some really great conversations. If you are at a crossroads on where to go with your one or portfolio of properties and would like to bounce some ideas, then do contact me. We are looking at holding a couple of open evenings late September and early October, if you would like to be included on the list for an invite, please email me This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and I will make sire that you receive an invitation.

On a final note, our new window display is now in, so if you are driving by, honk your horn twice and give us a wave if you like it, we hope you do!


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