Simon Burt The Estate Agent and his team have been name Best Estate Agent in the Midlands in the 2015 allAgents Awards, after just two years in business.
The award came thanks to great customer service, good local knowledge, and professionalism, captured in reviews such as this one:
Simon has the grit, determination and energy that leaves other local agents in the shadows. He is highly accessible even out of office hours and is rigorous in following up potential buyers post viewing (which we all know can be highly frustrating as show home ready viewings require a lot of effort).
Simon made regular contact with us to review our selling status and was extremely pragmatic in delivering his advice on current market conditions and buyers behaviours.
The local estate agency has gone from strength to strength in its relatively short life time and has now won a total of six awards, in no small part thanks to Simon’s long history of successfully selling properties in and around this area. But it’s not all business for Simon, Maddy and the team. They were an integral part of the success of this year’s Balsall Common Festival and Fun Run thanks to their generous sponsorship.
They also ran a very popular guess the number of balloons in the Burtmobile competition on the day, the lucky winners, Ruby Brown and Jason Goldberg each won a £100 voucher for the Orange Tree restaurant.
As part of his strong ties and commitment to the local community, Simon Burt the Estate Agent also supports the Balsall Hornets football and Berkswell Cricket Club.
A new venture, Berkswell Vintage, has organised a fantastic afternoon to treat your mum on Mother’s Day.
If your mum would enjoy scrumptious homemade cake and the nostalgia of vintage stands head to Berkswell Reading Rooms between 1 and 4pm on 15 March.
There will be afternoon tea with cakes made by the cake makers of the Balsall Common Country Market and organisers are combining them with a vintage inspired market.
The market stalls will have vintage clothes and things for the home.
Berkswell Vintage will be regular fixture at the Reading Rooms, and after the 15 March, the next one will be on 29 March. From then on the intention is to settle into the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.
If you have any questions or would like more details of stall holders and dates of future afternoons please like Berkswell Vintage on Facebook or email email@example.com.
The Balsall Business Club is growing month by month. There are new recruits at each meeting, and business is starting to flow between members.
If your business covers Balsall Common why not join them? They meet on the third Friday of every month, and for £5 you get the chance to network with other local businesses and some breakfast. The next meeting is on Friday 20 February, to reserve your place, please book via Eventbrite. All you need to bring are some business cards.
Everyone gets one minute to speak about their business, and each month there is a guest speaker who gets a longer slot. Caroline Spelman is booked in as a future speaker.
Thanks to Richard Julian of Future Colour, the group now has a professional looking logo and leaflets.
Following his success last time, Anthony Edwards is The Man in the Mirror again for a Michael Jackson Tribute night at the White Horse, Balsall Common on Thursday 26 March, from 7.30pm.
Organised by Sally Morris of Positive Fitness, the £10 ticket price goes to Arthritis Research UK. This is a cause close to Sally’s heart, as her husband suffered with it for 15 years, prior to his death seven years ago.Sally and their children organize an annual ball in his name. The Michael Jackson night follows on from a very successful ball last October.
Call 07778 124034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Tickets are available from Sally, Malc at the White Horse or Angela Jaynes Florist.
The White Horse will be serving bar snacks and light bites on the night.
So come on all you Pretty Young Things, get down to the White Horse, its for a good cause, and it’ll be a Thriller!
Sandy Ameer-Beg of Balsall Common based Acclaimed Mortgage Consultancy has been named as Best Sole Trader at the Equity Release Awards for the second year in a row. This is a national award with winners selected via an industry-based nominations process.
The award follows hot on the heels of Sandy being recognised in the Times newspaper thanks to positive reviews from clients on vouchedfor.co.uk.
Sandy explained “My priority is meeting the individual needs of my customers, and it is great to be recognised for this. Making the right financial decisions can have life-long benefits. Getting it wrong can have serious consequences. It is difficult to know who to trust with your money and that is why independent reviews are so important.”
Reviews like this one from Jayne:
“Sandy has provided me with mortgage advice on several occasions and has always been professional, transparent and efficient. Her advice has been invaluable especially in relation to mortgage protection. After being diagnosed with cancer I was given support at a difficult time and Sandy’s advice paid off and enabled me to have a secure financial future when I needed it.”
Sandy achieved Top Rated status as a result of having over 15 positive client reviews on VouchedFor.co.uk, the independent website which helps people to find a trusted Mortgage Adviser, Independent Financial Adviser or Solicitor. VouchedFor.co.uk is free and easy to use. Visitors search for advisers based on location and services provided. Advisers are then listed based on client reviews giving those seeking advice confidence the adviser can be trusted.
Sandy and Acclaimed Mortgage Consultancy are keen supporters of events in the village including the school summer fair. She helped with a pancake charity event in February with funds going to a local charity, raises funds for the Brain Tumour charity and is official sponsor of Solihull Indoor Bowls Club.