Teamwork makes the dream work

This is a phrase that we often bat around in the My Home Move family. We know that everyone plays a vital role in delivering the service that we provide to clients and our industry partners. From the teams in our New Business Unit, who drive instructions, to our Post-Completion teams, we know that together we make up the well-oiled…

10 Questions with Paul Sawford

You only need to talk about mortgages with Paul Sawford to learn that he was a mortgage advisor for many years, and therefore knows the space inside out. He is our expert in terms of remortgages and his many relationships with brokers is incredibly valuable – particularly when it comes to tailoring conveyancing packages according to the product streams that…

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More carrots please

So, here’s a fun fact that some of you may have missed. Wednesday was International Carrot Day. Admittedly, it’s not the most widely celebrated day in the calendar, but it did get me thinking about the old saying: carrot and stick. Now, the government has dealt its fair share of carrots to encourage more people onto the property market, as…

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It’s the customer, stupid

You can’t hold back progress and ultimately you can’t change human nature, although you’d be forgiven for thinking that you can when you listen to some of the recent debate around how the home buying and selling process could be improved. Frustratingly, much of the talk is about proposed changes to save time and effort for Lawyers and Estate Agents,…

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10 Questions with Daniel May

Dan could have been born an estate agent. Having worked in both the corporate and independent sectors, he knows how the business of agency ticks and his knowledge of the Southern region is unsurpassed. You cannot pull the wool over his eyes as he has “been there and done that” and he knows all the wrinkles! What is your working…

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10 Questions with Mario Pitzioris

Mario Pitzioris is my Deputy. We have worked together for over 15 years and he has more knowledge of our systems than just about anyone else in the company. He has a reputation for getting things sorted, and is an invaluable help to the recommenders he works with, as well as his colleagues in the conveyancing teams. What is your…

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Onwards and upwards

Those of you that know me will be aware that throughout my career I’ve wanted to change the home moving process. From getting more information upfront through the Sales Memorandum, to the central way in which we all communicate, I’ve always believed that there is a better way of doing things. I’ve been working on a project for a while…

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Just be honest, honest

There are very few subjects that can completely grip us as a nation. Arguably, there are three Great British conversation starters; the weather, how to make a perfect cup of tea and food. It’s not surprising then, that when the fast food giant KFC went into crisis after running out of chicken nationwide, the story was the topic of the…

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Apprenticeship Week: Be Inspired

This week, you’ve heard a lot from our apprentices and, as their trainer, I’m extremely proud of what they have achieved so far. As a rule, most companies offer some sort of training initiative (whether internal or external) to help their employees progress their careers. But for me, working in learning and development means so much more than just lessons…

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Apprenticeship Week: Women in Law

It seems rather fitting for us here that Apprenticeship Week should coincide with International Women’s Day. As a conveyancing provider, we straddle the worlds of law and property, which some might argue can still be seen as male-dominated industries. We believe that encouraging women into these professions, and particularly into Residential Conveyancing, can be easily achieved with the right infrastructure,…

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This too, shall pass

After weeks of warnings and days of shocked exchanges between friends, family and colleagues, ‘The Beast from the East’ is now well and truly upon us. As we all prepare ourselves for the apparent ‘Snowmageddon’, you only need to browse Twitter to see how overwhelmed the nation is by the weather conditions (albeit some responses come from a place of…

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