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We’ve been looking at some of the weak promises unscrupulous estate agents make to get you to instruct them to sell your home. Their method is to use half-truths to get instructed rather than to effectively profile your particular situation and to develop a plan that is both realistic and meets your needs. So, here today, we thought we might expose some of the promises that are currently doing the rounds and to warn you before you fall into a lengthy, costly relationship.

Estate Agent Claims & Half-Truths

  • 1. They will promise to reduce the commission to a level where they are obviously going to make a loss
  • 2. Tell you that if you instruct them you will always sell your house for more than with any other agent.
  • 3. Tell you that they will sell your house faster than any other agent.
  • 4. Tell you that they have people lined up to buy your house now.
  • 5. Tell you that they have a smarter approach to guaranteeing you get the best price
  • 6. Tell you that you should instruct them because they have sold more houses than anyone else
  • 7. Tell you that you should instruct them because they are the oldest estate agent in the town
  • 8. Tell you that their new plush offices are going to fall in your favour
  • 9. Tell you that they advertise you more places and is obviously in your favour
  • 10. Tell you they have the greatest photographer in town

Why CR Child and Partners are different

In truth, every sale is different. Every home is different and every vendor has different circumstances. There are changes in circumstances to consider, property chains, conveyance factors, governing regulations and the housing market is volatile and constantly changing.

At CR Child and Partners we are aware of all these factors and when we meet you we will profile your circumstances in detail and be truthful about the likely length of time your property will take to sell and a price you are likely to reach.

We never lead you down the garden path.

We tell it as it is, not what we know you will want to hear, just so we win your instruction. Only to find months later that your house didn't sell for the price we advised you and you end up not meeting your expectations.

This is the essence of our promise to you.

Should you wish to learn more about our robust no nonsense approach to operating on your behalf please contact us in the first instance by calling our office on 01303-267421.



May is promising to be a busy month for property sales and exchanges at CR Child and Partners with upward of 20 different customer transactions taking place. Take a look at the top seven sales agreed for May 2017 below.

1. Alexandra Corniche, Hythe, Kent

Guide Price £359,995

4 Bedroom Town House

A well-presented four double bedroom townhouse benefiting from a pressurized gas fired central heating system, security alarm, Upvc double glazing, together with recent redecoration and new carpeting to most rooms. The property also boasts both a master suite and guest suite.

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Sale Agreed 18/05/2017


2. Green Meadows, Dymchurch, Kent

Guide Price £250,000

2 Bedroom Detached House

A spacious two bedroom detached residence set in this popular, quiet area to the eastern side of Dymchurch and within level walking distance of its delightful sandy beaches. The property benefits from double glazing, gas central heating, en suite shower room to the master bedroom, front and rear gardens, and parking for two/three cars.

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Sale Agreed 18/05/2017


3. 2 Briarwood, Hythe, Kent

Guide Price £435,000

3 Bedroom Town House

Briarwood is an exclusive development of Townhouses and Apartments in a highly sought after location in Hythe, Kent. This three bedroom townhouse offers luxurious spacious living on the inside with a subtle traditional feel on the outside.

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Sale Agreed 8/5/2017


4. Wakefield Way, Hythe, Kent

Guide Price £229,950

3 Bedroom Terraced House

A well-presented three bedroom mid-terrace residence in a central Hythe location and within level walking distance of the high street and seafront. The accommodation comprises a living/dining room, fitted kitchen, storeroom, conservatory, entrance porch and cloakroom to the ground floor, with three bedrooms and a modern shower room to the first floor

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Sale Agreed 8/5/2017


5. Blythe Court, Prospect Road, Hythe, Kent

Guide Price £119,950

1 Bedroom Apartment

A well-presented one bedroom first floor retirement apartment located to the rear of Blythe Court and enjoying open views from its Juliette balcony. The accommodation comprises a living room, kitchen/breakfast room, bathroom and bedroom with a fitted double wardrobe.

Property Link:

Sale Agreed 15/5/2017

6. Dorset Road South, Bexhill-On-Sea



A great opportunity to acquire a site for 12 apartments in a good residential area, close to Bexhill-on-seas promenade

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Sale Agreed 15/5/2017

7. Bay, Unit 3, Hythe, Kent

Guide Price £495,000

2 Bedroom Apartment

CR Child and Partners are proud to present this beach front apartment designed by Award Winning Architects Guy Hollaway and constructed by developer TG Designer Homes offering a quite simply stunning apartment by the sea.

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Sale Agreed 11/5/2017


Substantial Reductions on Hythe Seafront 

The last few units on this exclusive seafront development has just had substantial reductions for a quick sale.

An ideal investment for a second home

For full details contact CR Child and Partners on 01303-267421

Prices now from £335,000

Availability Limited to 3 Units 


What a superb day down on Fishermans Beach today.

The sun is out and construction is full steam ahead.

CR Child and Partners have the last units available on this exclusive development. 

With prices from £395.000 to £1,350.000. 

Ring our sales office on site to book your appointment. 

To view call 01303-238927 or 07768-372910.


I was sitting in my lounge

which looks out onto open fields

and my attention was drawn by

the flash of thunder as the light

railway train engine passed

narrowly by momentarily breaking

the scene.

There was a high wind that swirled

around the house throwing the trees

as if threatening the integrity of the

house, which stood intact ignoring 

the unfolding storm across the fields.

A room upstairs had a picture frame

window which took in the fields so well

that it looked like a great artists painting.

The are 5 bedrooms set on 3 floors 

all beautifully decorated and the

doors close with a solid reassurance which 

only a home designed by local architect

Guy Holloway could. 

There was a room upstairs where you could

hear the birds tweet and the sea was 

painted in the distance.

When the dyke across the drive filled with

rain water, ducks would bathe in it and 

even swans were seen to play.

It is very white, light and quiet here yet

not so far off the beaten track to 

walk to the beach and shops.

You park 3 cars and there is an electronic garage 

with a garden ample to sit and take in the unfolding

scene for the children and grand children to play

It could be a house for a couple of designers,

a house for a new or teenage family.

There was even a ground floor WC for

your elderly mum and dad.

It's all very stately!!

When you drive up to the house, it says

to you.........................

"This House Is Made For People"

"For People who know and care."

For People Like You.


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