Does Your Home Pass the 20 Second Test?

We live in a World where most of us are bombarded with never ending streams of information to process. And that information overload is leading to people making snap judgments quicker than ever. We see it here at Martin & Co when people view a property. In most cases I’d say a person has made…

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14 Steps to Protect Your Home From Burglars

As the nights draw in and the days get shorter what’s on your mind? Thinking ahead and planning for Christmas? Researching better electric and gas deals before the cold weather comes rolling? Or maybe you’re one of these people that see the shorter days as an opportunity to get nice and cosy in front of…

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What ‘No Sale, No Fee’ Really Means

Traditional estate agents like ourselves seem to have stopped using the phrase “no sale, no fee”, and this has allowed online only agents to gain a piece of the market. So here is a little reminder of what “no sale, no fee” means as far as we are concerned. At Martin & Co, we are…

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Why Landlords in Chelmsford Shouldn’t Take Things Personally

There’s a line in the classic film The Godfather that neatly sums up what landlords need to know about letting properties. “It’s nothing personal, Sonny. It’s strictly business,” drawls a brooding Michael Corleone as he plots a daring and ruthless double hit. Now, here at Martin & Co, we’re law-abiding citizens, so we’re certainly not suggesting you become…

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Getting Your Home Ready for Winter

Would you like the good news or the bad news? Bad news you say? That’s not surprising as a recent Harvard University study found that when posed that question 82 per cent of people plumped for the bad news option first. And who are we to go against the findings of such brain boxes. So,…

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