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  • The earliest known reference to Blackwall is in a document of 1362, in which meadow and pasture were leased at Godelockhope (Goodluck Hope) and Blackwall.
  • Following the successful creation of the West India Docks which opened in 1802, an Act of Parliament in 1803 set up The East India Dock Company.

proper local estate agents

So, in my last post What Is The Future Of Estate Agency? Part 1 I posed the rather valid question:

“Selling a four bedroom £2,000,000 house is not four times more expensive for an estate agent than selling a one bedroom £500,000 flat. So why is the fee four times higher?”

Can I be honest with you? I’ve been struggling with that question ever since I started in estate agency, over 10 years ago.

Frank is in Millwall Park

Hi, it's Frank again.

Last week I was inside the Greenwich Foot Tunnel and today I'm in Millwall Park.

Millwall Park is just across the road from Island Gardens on the Isle of Dogs and is home to, well... lots of grass... but lots of other things too.

Recently Millwall Park has become home to London Oktoberfest, which this year starts on Thursday 29th September.... (That's a little bit confusing for a dog like me, so I'll just say that there will be music and dancing and drinking.)

Frank is inside the Greenwich Foot Tuunel

Hi, its Frank again.

Last week I was in Island Gardens and today I'm inside the Greenwich Foot Tuunel (all dogs should be kept on leads, don't tell anyone).

They started building this tunnel in June 1899, and it was finished and opened on 4th August 1902.

Proper Local estate agents

So, undoubtedly, the world of estate agency is changing.

But.

How much has it really changed?

I find it easiest to picture it as a spectrum.

At one end we have the traditional (I’m not saying old-fashioned) estate agency, with their (increasingly nicer) offices on a High Street near you. They pride themselves, rightly, on their local knowledge. It’s a no sale, no fee promise. Fees are charged as a percentage of the sale or rental price achieved. They will be there for you all the way through the transaction, from initial valuation, through sale progression, to the day you handover the keys.

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