Have you ever bought something that really wasn’t fit for purpose, only to have to start again? Did you do it because you perceived it to be cheap? Or because you believed it to be better value?
We’ve all been there. I booked a flight with Jet2. It was cheaper than Monarch. However if I had known they did not have a walk way to the plane and I’d be stood out in the pouring down rain getting drenched, I’d have happily paid the extra £30 each. £30 more not to get wet and end up with a heavy cold sounds like great value now. Trust me sat in wet clothing for a 3 hour flight was not pleasant at all! Would you agree?
Last week we went to London. We arrived in London late having caught the train after work. I planned that we’d dine in china town. The restaurant I really like there was busy, however the one across the road looked to have space. Maybe it was the special offer in the window that attracted the people in. I hate to admit, it did me.
Are you trying to sell your modern home only to be told by your estate agent that the new build properties which have popped up across Lancaster and Morecambe are why it is struggling to sell? Are they telling you that buyers prefer brand new homes citing they are a blank canvass and everything is new and shiny down to the granite work-surfaces ( which are often an extra cost anyway)
If so, you are not alone. It’s a common excuse. One we hear time and time again. It happened recently to a family who became clients of ours on Abraham Heights. Sizergh Court to be precise. Their previous agent recommended they reduced the asking price. They didn’t want to. They couldn’t afford to. We sold it quickly and for the full asking price. Are you wondering how? You just need to know exactly what you are competing against and make sure your marketing reflects that!
Have you ever wandered around the fish markets abroad? It’s something I love to do. I like to see how the locals really live and for some strange reason I have a fascination for these places. If you get there early enough you see the hoteliers and restaurants choosing for their customers. Later on the locals arrive to do their own shop.
What really intrigues me though is why some fish stalls have small crowds gathered around whilst others can literally have no customers at all. On my recent trip away last week I was determined to find out why and it all starts with the fishing itself.
Fish where the fish are