I am delighted to inform you that Canalside Homes is finally up and running!

I have been incredibly busy behind the scenes in recent weeks, setting up software, fulfilling regulatory requirements, joining property portals like Rightmove and Zoopla, and organising equipment and supplies. It is a great relief to see everything coming together at last. There seems to be a new milestone every day – for example this update will be the first newsletter to be sent out from my ‘Rex’ software system!

Talking of newsletters, please note that if you have previously signed up for my email newsletters, these will now be replaced by two separate newsletters, one each for buyers and sellers, so that you receive only the information which is relevant to you. To subscribe, please Register to Buy or Register as a Seller, if you have not done so already. As soon as you have registered for one of these, I will remove your name from the old mailing list so you dont get any duplication.

My launch coincides with a fantastically exciting and fast moving market place for both buyers and sellers. There has been a significant rise in the number of people looking for ‘lifestyle’ properties, yet the stock of available properties is very low right across the country. As a result, well priced properties coming to market are selling quickly. I am pleased to be launching with a wonderful register of applicants lined up, many of whom are cash buyers, simply waiting for the right home to come along. Thrilling times for a brand new estate agent!

One of the main hold-ups to launching the business has been the Coronavirus sitation. It is a great relief that with lockdown easing, having had my first vaccine, and with a pile of lateral flow tests on my sideboard, I am able to travel around the canal network and do valuations safely, and with a clear conscience. I’m finally free to actively search for canalside homes to bring to the market. Naturally I’ll be concentrating on the requirements of my registered buyers first, and I hope that in the very near future my Website and Buyers’ Newsletters will include some of these new listings!

Please do get in touch if I can help you in any way,