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October 2014

Estate agents don rubber gloves to help clinch a sale

Despite bad press it seems that some estate agents are getting their hands dirty to help their sellers clinch that all-important sale. In fact, some of them take a lot of pride in the houses they’re offering to potential buyers and some will even get their hands dirty to help you make the move. Many of them have had to clean properties and hide items ahead of viewings: over a third (36%) have had to open windows to get rid of smells, 31% have pushed things under a bed and 29% have tidied up mess. Others have resorted to age-old tactics to increase desirability, including turning on lights to create the impression of greater brightness (22%) and brewing fresh coffee (15%) to waft through the house. Here’s a list of things some agents have had to do to make properties […]

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Big Yellow wins Manager of the Year

Big Yellow wins Manager of the Year

Earlier this month the Big Yellow team took a trip to Stockholm, Germany for the Annual European Self Storage Conference, which is organised by the Self Storage Association (SSA). These annual conferences bring together all the main self storage operators across Europe to talk all things storage – marketing ideas, trends, operations etc. The two-day event includes a series of guest speakers from the industry and a gala dinner with industry awards. This year, we’re proud to announce that our Chiswick store manager, Ali Velayat, won the Manager of the Year award. We submitted Ali for the award based on his commitment to the company and general success during his time at Big Yellow. He has been a real asset to the self-storage industry after joining Big Yellow in 2008. He has managed four stores in his time and has […]

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