It’s 5.20 pm and it’s Sunday.

Most, if not all, other UK estate agents have closed. Many did not open at all today.

That’s a tradition in estate agency. Short working hours at the weekends because ‘it’s quiet’. But then how would they know that if they are curled up on the sofa watching The Simpsons. Or at church perhaps?

And that’s the problem with the UK property industry. It’s traditional. Or, as some would say, backward looking.

We sold a house in Lincoln ten minutes ago. The owner and his buyer are delighted and have already received confirmation emails from us requesting lawyers’ details.

The fee saving incidentally, is £2717.00. Our client no doubt agrees that it was worth us being open this afternoon.

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