DID YOU KNOW?

The 50p is 50! First introduced in October 1969 to replace the 10-shilling note, today there are over 100 different designs in circulation. 1997 saw the introduction of the new, lighter coin. In October 1969, the average price of a UK property was just £3,899. Today the...


HOW TO GET A MORTGAGE IF YOU'RE SELF-EMPLOYED

  Self-employed people often worry about getting a mortgage because it isn’t always easy for them to demonstrate they have a stable income. Around 15% of the UK’s working population, equivalent to 4.93m people, are currently self-employed, according to latest...


ANOTHER GREAT REASON TO LIVE IN BRIGHTON AND HOVE

  This autumn the Brighton Dome is inviting visitors to travel back in time to discover the building’s fascinating history at a series of events. From housing the Price Regent’s horses to sheltering wounded soldiers, roller-skating Victorians to ABBA winning...


MAKING THE RIGHT FIRST IMPRESSION

  When you've decided that the time is right for you to move, then it's time for you stand back and take a good look around and try and see your home from a potential buyers perspective. According to a recent survey, cracks, marks and stains leave the biggest negative...


THE WORD IS OUT.....!

  The reputation of our Block Management department is going from strength to strength with more and more people hearing about our bespoke services. Sarah and the team are thrilled to have just been instructed to manage Lynton Court in Hove. There are some great flats in...


WHAT BETTER REASON DO WE NEED....?

  With not one, not two, not three, but FOUR nominations for the upcoming Negotiator Awards under our collective belts, it seems like the perfect time to show off our new family photo! We're very proud to announce that we've been shortlisted as Best Estate Agency in the UK...


A HUGE THANK YOU!

  We'd just like to a say a huge thank you to everyone who sponsored our bungee jump for the brilliant local charity Justlife . At the time of writing our daring trio had raised approximately £1,000 to help their work making make people’s experience of...


THE LOWEST TWO YEAR MORTGAGE RATE ON THE MARKET

  The UK’s top ten mortgage lenders lent a staggering £211.3 billion in 2018, with the top seven retaining the ranking they held in 2017. Whilst the TSB lost its spot at number 10 to the Clydesdale Bank in this money chart, it’s interesting to know that if...


ANOTHER GREAT REASON TO LIVE IN BRIGHTON AND HOVE

  An iconic presence on the streets of London from the 1950's, if you miss jumping on and off a classic red Routemaster bus and you love indulging in an afternoon tea, then the man behind one of our favourite Hove haunts,  Baked , has the perfect solution. A...


FULL STEAM AHEAD!

  If you're looking for a great family day out before the summer sun says goodbye for this year, the  Bluebell Railway  has been named the Best Steam Railway Journey in England by  Boundless .    Famous for its springtime views and dining...


FLYING THROUGH THE AIR!

  A huge thank you to everyone who's sponsored our intrepid trio of bungee jumpers so far!  Adam Farrell   Matt Higgins  &  Alex Kendall-Tobias  will all be taking a leap over  Brighton Marina  on the 8th September to help raise much...


OFFSET MORTGAGES EXPLAINED

  Homebuyers with savings they want to hang onto rather than put towards their property purchase may want to consider using an offset mortgage to reduce the overall amount of interest they pay. An offset mortgage enables homeowners to link any savings they have to their...


FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT

  Our new window display is looking rather splendid, even though we say so ourselves! It certainly helps to have great photography. We're very lucky to have two outstanding in-house photographers who help us to make sure our clients' properties are shown in the best...


AND A GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!

  The Peter Gladwin School Summer Fete is always a huge success and great fun, and this year was no different. From the candy floss and dog show to the sack race, pony rides and bbq, everyone had a good time, including local MP Peter Kyle. As loc al residents we love...


HERDING CATS IN BRUNSWICK SQUARE!

  Here’s some of the team as we try to assemble the gang for the 2019 team shot. This year we all metup in Brunswick Sq. and someone said it was like herding cats! We’re so spoiled for choice to have such great architecture as our backdrop. Brunswick Square...


FEELING INCREDIBLY LUCKY AND ENVIOUS AT THE SAME TIME!

Hove seafront was looking gorgeous this lunchtime.   I was walking back to the office from a valuation today and decided the best place to walk was along Hove lawns. It’s a beautiful day out there. On the one hand I felt incredibly lucky to work and live in such...


GETTING SHIPSHAPE IN EAST STREET

Our two in-house contractors Jozef and Steve are busy getting a flat ready in East Street, and as far as city centre living goes, it doesn’t get much more central than that! Hard at work, our guys have got this place looking fantastic, and it'll be ready by the end of this...


ARE YOU LOOKING TO SELL YOUR HOME QUICKLY THIS SUMMER?

  Summer is the time of year when buyers want to find their new home and get things settled before the winter months come along so it's a great time to sell your property. So what tips and tricks can you use to make sure you attract all the interest you need? Viewing times...


THE SWEET SMELL OF ROSES

  Flowering against the dramatic backdrop of the ancient Castle, the gardens of Arundel Castle in West Sussex featured more than 20 varieties of delicate roses throughout June. The wonderful sights and scents are brought to bloom by Head Gardener Martin Duncan. Chosen by...


WELL DONE ELLIE!

  Well done Ellie - It was your idea to get a involved with the RANFoodbank10k event, raising awareness and much need items for the nations foodbanks. Here she is with some of the kind donations that we have had in this last week. A huge thank you to everyone who has been...


FEELING VERY PROUD AT THE ESTAS!

  We had Bob & Harry shortlisted in the coveted Peoples Awards at this year's ESTAS, which is no mean feat. Huge congratulations to both of them. Harry then ends up winning! It made me very proud to see him walk up on stage to collect his award from Phil Spencer, and I...


BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!

  It's been a busy week for our negotiators John, Jake and Ellie this week. They were at The Guild regional meeting at The Oval on Tuesday and travelled back up the A23 to Gatwick today for a masterclass with Julian O’Dell, organised by the Relocation Agent Network (...


HOWZAT! REGIONAL GUILD MEETING AT THE OVAL

  Here are some of the team up at the Kia Oval today for the Guild regional meeting . Loads of industry insight from Guild CEO Iain Mckenzie, some fantastic speakers and an opportunity to share best practice with other agents in our region. Always a brilliant day, sorry I...


HE HAS BEAUTIFUL MANNERS

  As you know, we pride ourselves on our award-winning customer service but it's always nice to hear back from our clients highlighting just how helpful and courteous our team have been. So we'd like to say a very big thank you to a lovely lady named Trish for these very...


A DIFFICULT JOB MADE EASY

As part of Brighton’s iconic seafront with its elegant four storey houses that date back to the early 1800’s, 1 Eastern Terrace can count a Prime Minister and King Edward VII amongst its past visitors. Still striking an imposing presence this notable listed building...


OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE

  We’re incredibly proud to let you know that we’ve been recognised for our outstanding customer service by the biggest award scheme in the UK residential property industry – The ESTAS Customer Service Awards. The ESTAS honours the best letting and sales...


THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE SPINS AGAIN!

  There were three chances to earn a spin of our famous Sawyer & Co Wheel of Fortune earlier this month, with categories including most customer reviews from happy clients, most valuation appointments and best team member Harry was once again the top performer in terms...


  Knowing that Harri was going to take a bit of time out Sarah Ledwidge and I took our time to recruit the right person to help in the next phase of the expansion of our Block Management team . We're absolute delighted to welcome Joe into the team . Not a stranger to...


MUM'S THE WORD!

"Yesterday was Harriet's last day before she takes a bit of time out to go off and become a Mum. We're all super excited for you Harri, we know you and Jack will be brilliant parents. Here are the happy expectant couple pictured yesterday. Her last day before the maternity...


BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT...

  We are absolutely thrilled that we have been instructed to manage this beautiful property in Kings Gardens Hove. Built by J. T. Chappell in 1889, this majestic building with its refined red brick and terracotta façade is Grade II listed and retains a wealth of...


WE'VE DONE IT AGAIN! A HAT-TRICK OF AWARDS FOR SAWYER & CO.

  "It was a great day at the Guild of Property Professionals conference on Thursday, the QE2 centre in Westminster was a brilliant venue. We saw some excellent speakers and exhibitors, and Ian Mackenzie CEO of The Guild gave us an update on what they have planned for this...