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  • 13 December, 2017

Happy Christmas from all the team at Pearsons! 

With six offices across the Meon Valley – including a new Bishop’s Waltham branch – we offer unrivalled coverage for marketing properties in this area. If you are thinking of moving in 2018, please call into your local branch for market advice and a FREE sales or lettings valuation. Click here for details of your local branch.

 

After receiving such a fabulous and generous response from our clients last year, we are pleased once again to be supporting the Wave 105 Mission Christmas appeal.

  • 21 November, 2017

Sadly over 88,000 local children are living in poverty in the Wave 105 region.  For these children and their families, Christmas is a luxury they just cannot afford. Please help us change that this year. 

We're asking you to buy an extra present that we can give to a disadvantaged local child to make their Christmas morning special. We need new and unwrapped gifts suitable for children and young people aged 0-18 years, which you can donate at any of the following branches; Clanfield, Denmead, Fareham, Havant, HytheRomsey, WaterloovilleWest End or Winchester. There is usually a shortfall of baby and teenage gifts each year. 

#MissionChristmas #Wave105CashforKids

Team Hythe Skydive for Charity

  • 20 November, 2017

Karien, Karen and Mark from Pearsons Hythe office will be doing a skydive on 11th March 2018 to raise funds for the Alzheimers Society.  

Karien’s Mum, who worked for Pearsons alongside the team at Hythe, is sadly suffering with dementia and therefore this makes this charity close to their hearts.

If you would like to sponsor them they have a Justgiving page which you can donate online or drop into the office if you wish to donate in person - 7 & 9 The Marsh, Hythe, Southampton, SO45 6AJ. Tel: 023 8084 4131

Notes from the Auction Rostrum

  • 16 November, 2017

It has been a very busy year and sadly this will be our last auction of 2017. The activity over the last 11 months has been constant and some of the prices achieved have proved to clients why it pays to take a property to auction. Obviously some lots generate more interest than others, depending of course on price and demand, but everything will attract offers and at auction you can be sure that the best price has been achieved. 

Once again there is a mixed bag of opportunities to consider, starting with 10 acres of land with fishing rights, to two additional plots both in excess of an acre.

The four lots under £100,000 will interest the investor buyers and the six houses up to £250,000 are ideal for home or rental, subject to certain works. 

Within the selection of higher priced properties you will find a ready to occupy modern four bedroom detached house in Fareham, a substantial Victorian detached residence with existing commercial usage, but having much potential for other considerations and finally a charming period cottage in Bosham (sitting tenants) with direct views over the harbour.

You can view the online catalogue here.  Please let us know if you would like to view any of these lots and we hope to see you at the auction on the 13th December at the Hilton Hotel. 

Steve Sprake FNAEA, Auctioneer

Macmillan Coffee Morning

  • 29 September, 2017

Pearsons Havant office are holding a coffee morning Friday 29 September in support of Macmillan's Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning.  The coffee morning started back in 1990 and since then has raised over £165.5m for Macmillan.  Why not pop in and join the team for a slice of cake & support this worthy cause!

Auction Star Performer

  • 25 September, 2017

In our August auction the star performer on the day was "The Firs" in the historic village of Hambledon. This delightful detached cottage was offered as the last lot in the sale and even though it had attracted over 60 viewings in the pre-auction marketing period, the level of interest had exceeded all expectations:

The audience of over 100 people sat tight in eager anticipation to await the outcome. With everyone reluctant to start, the bidding opened just below the guide price of £395,000 and with hands being raised from all corners of the room, the hammer finally fell at £490,500.

As one would expect the clients were very satisfied with the result and glad that they decided to sell by auction as it took the stress out of the whole situation. 

Pearsons Romsey office supporting the Romsey Show

  • 12 September, 2017

Pearsons Romsey office sent a three man team to the recent annual Romsey Show to compete against three other local agents in a hay bale rolling competition.  The team, consisting of Paul Darvill, Ben Hibberd & Ian Hillman won the first round but unfortunately lost the final but were each rewarded with a bottle of bubbly for their troubles.

Chris McKenzie stars in new Propertymark national TV advert

  • 7 September, 2017

Propertymark, the go-to consumer organisation which helps people buy, sell, rent and let their homes, today launches its first national television advertisement to highlight the importance of using an agent who is ‘Propertymark Protected’. 

Members from across the organisation took part in the filming for the new TV advert, including Chris McKenzie of Pearsons Estate Agents based in Southsea. The advert will appear across popular channels such as More 4, Home, Good Food, Eden, Discovery, Sky Sports News and Sky Living reaching approximately 30million adult viewers. The first prime time opportunity to see the advert will be during Grand Designs and Outlander on More 4 this evening (Thursday 7 September). 

Propertymark unites the know-how and experience of the five leading membership organisations* for services in lettings, sales and auctions to create a single voice which promotes professionalism and integrity among those working in the property industry. By holding its members accountable and empowering consumers with knowledge and advice, Propertymark protects consumers and their money during their property transactions. 

Chris McKenzie from Pearsons comments: “The TV campaign has taken several months to develop and it was really exciting to be involved in the filming of the advert. By displaying the Propertymark logo in our agency window we’re letting consumers know they’re in safe hands and their money is protected.  The launch of this television advert will help to raise further awareness of the work Propertymark is doing to support consumers and we hope as a result, people will proactively look for the ‘Propertymark Protected’ logo when choosing an agent in the future.”

David Cox, ARLA Propertymark Chief Executive, and Mark Hayward, NAEA Propertymark Chief Executive, said: “At present, consumers don’t know where to go for property advice or can’t be sure if they are dealing with a professional. Propertymark is changing this by acting as a stamp of approval for consumers when they seek property expertise. With the help of our members, some of whom participated in the filming of the advert including Chris McKenzie, we’re encouraging consumers to look for the ‘Propertymark Protected’ logo. This means they’re dealing with a professional who has opted for regulation in an unregulated sector and will ensure their money is protected.”


* Propertymark’s membership organisations – the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA), the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers (NAVA), NAEA Commercial, and ARLA Inventories


Mayflower Park, turning water into land

  • 17 August, 2017

Part of the exciting Royal Pier development is the planned renovation of Mayflower Park. Today’s crumbling site will become a thriving place with a casino, 250-bed five-star hotel, gourmet market, about 730 apartments, 47,000sq m of office space and between 40 and 50 shops, restaurants, cafes and bars all ranged along the waterfront.

Some of the exciting new proposal would see the park extended through the reclamation of land from the sea to include a new ‘hub’ building which could provide space for cultural, arts and technology uses plus a 98 ft high monument to the iconic Spitfire aircraft.

One of the first new residents of the area could well be the internationally famous PSP Southampton Boat Show.  We’re proud and delighted to have a flagship office, providing all the key property services from sales and lettings to mortgage advice, right at the heart of this thriving city, which is building an exciting future on the firm foundations of its past.

Pearsons Gold Cup Trophy

  • 10 August, 2017

Pearsons Hythe office are delighted to be sponsoring a race at the upcoming Hythe Sea Scouts fund raising evening on Saturday 16 September.  The Scout group need to raise £80,000 to complete works to save the hut from severe coastal erosion.  The race has been named the "Pearsons Gold Cup Trophy" and the Pearsons horse running has been named "Pearsonality".

The sea is now washing up against the Scouts' boundary fence threatening both the site and hut.  Hythe Sea Scouts have offered fantastic opportunities for hundreds of local children for the last four decades.

If you would like to show your support for this very worthy cause tickets for the Charity Race Night are £5 per person and includes a ploughman's supper and a licensed cash bar.  

For further information or to purchase tickets please contact Chris Godfrey, Chairman of Hythe Sea Scouts Foreshore fundraising team, on 07533 568563 or email cpg@hotmail.co.uk.