Monday, June 26, 2006
Estate Agent Schmagent.....
So, here's our home in rural North Yorkshire, right on the village green. See the tree in the foreground? My son thinks that's his, complete with swing that lazily hangs from a bough. It's an unusual property insomuch as it's a converted church reading rooms (which, being a childrens author and all was an immediate draw when Emma and I first saw the property). We've lived here very happily for about four years but all good things have to come to an end - we're going to move to the North West for a couple of reasons, namely to be nearer to AJ, my son, and also closer to production of FRANKENSTEIN'S CAT, which will take place at Mackinnon & Saunders studio in Altrincham. Optimistic soul as I am I doubt even I could remain chipper if I knew I had to commute over the M62 from North Yorks.
I mention the house and the potential sale as we had two estate agents visit us today. I've heard of quotes differing slightly but £50,000???!!!?!?! That's the difference between the two and to say we were flabbergasted is an understatement. Have another visiting on Wednesday to give us some better indication but I think we've made out minds up already on who to go with, and no, not just because their quote was £50k higher! :-D