Tuesday, 24 March 2020

#Covid19Update Offices are CLOSED - All staff working safely from home #spencers #sheffield #wearespencer



Dear All,

Our offices are now CLOSED but staff are ALL still working from home. Our phone lines are still open diverted to all staff, we are conducting valuations via video phone, and all urgent repairs are being undertaken as safely as possible by contractors.

If you have an urgent issue please call us on 0114 2683682 during work hours or my personal mobile number is 07770 768896 if you want to call me, Nicola. We are all working on safe ways to continue key handovers for completions, check outs, check ins, and urgent maintenance. 

My own personal circumstances are that my mum has cancer, my dad has serious heart issues, I have five-year-old twins, and a 94 year old grandma with dementia, all who I am shopping for and trying to keep safe. I am sure you all have similar stories and you will want to keep your people safe, just as I am trying to keep mine safe too.

I would like to personally reassure all our tenants, clients, vendors, landlords, and buyers, as well as future clients, that our business will survive this and that I will do everything that I can to ensure that we are still here on the other side.

Thank you in the meantime for your patience and all of your wonderful messages of support of us at Spencer, we have great staff who are all doing their best for the business, each other, and for our clients, as well as for their families too. These are difficult times but I can promise a “no surrender” attitude to keeping everyone safe as well as to keeping staff and our business running as effectively as possible.

We will maintain our social responsibility throughout this time and will promise our best attention at all times.

Stay safe.

With love and best wishes
Nicola



Friday, 20 March 2020

Business Update - #covid19 #coronavirus


COVID-19 UPDATE

At Spencer we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Our priority is the safety of our clients and our team.

Our office is still open Monday to Friday 8.45am until 5.15am and Saturday 8.45am until 1pm, until further notice.

Market Appraisals are taking place and we are doing video call appraisals as well as offering non-contact valuations if you’re thinking of moving in the future and, wherever possible, property viewings are going ahead safely. Call us for full details on 0114 2683682. 

We are always at the end of the phone, email and social media when you need us, so don't hesitate to get in touch.

We know that this is a super strange time but we’re still on hand to help with your move and with future planning when this is all over.

#washyourhands #itiswhatitis #wearespencer #supportyourindependents #lookaftereachother

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

New Year #Blog #Sheffield #Property



Sheffield has always had a strong property market, influenced mainly by low supply and high demand; we still draw many big businesses to the city, as well as having an excellent retention of students who stay on after their studies. It’s undeniable that this is a city that people fall in love with, and those that love to hate it would never leave it either, despite us looking on at Leeds and Manchester as our more prosperous neighbours. 
Since the general election results, whatever your political persuasion, there has to be an argument that strength and stability has a chance to continue, and that a huge shake up and change could have been detrimental to people’s buying and selling choices, especially for aspirational movers. 
We believe that the strengthening of the market will now forge in steel for those that want to upsize and grow, those that want to get on the ladder as money is so cheap to borrow, and for investors who still see that long term investment in property is still as safe as it can be to place monies into retirement plans or for inheritance purposes. 
We see no reason why our city can’t continue to flourish and it should continue to be a place we should be proud of and take a pride to live in.

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Opening times for Xmas and New Year #spencer #sheffield


Opening Times for Xmas and New Year 

Open Monday 23rd December normal hours
Xmas Eve – CLOSED
Xmas Day – CLOSED
Boxing Day – CLOSED
Friday 27th – Open 10am – 3pm
Saturday – Open normal hours
Monday 30th December – open normal hours
New Year’s Eve – CLOSED
New Year’s Day – CLOSED
2nd January – Open normal hours


Thursday, 3 October 2019

Meet the #Spencer Team! Ruby Tuesday #wearespencer


   


   1. What do you enjoy doing when you get some time to yourself?
Outside of working at Spencer’s and uni, I have a horse and have done from being young as well as being a bit of a ‘gym bunny’.
 
2. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Barbados to see the swimming pigs! I would also love to go skiing, complete opposites I know!
 
3. What is your guilty pleasure?
I have a 2 year old nephew and I have no shame in admitting to watching all of his Disney cartoon films... with or without his company!
 
4. If you could meet a celebrity, who would it be?
David Attenborough and Philip Schofield.
 
5. Name three things you couldn’t live without –
Fake tan, Gin and chocolate!
 
6. What is your biggest fear?
I have a reoccurring nightmare of being stuck at the top of a really steep ladder or stairs and I can’t get down. I am also not very brave when it comes to creepy crawlies.
 
7. What is the most embarrassing thing to have happened to you?
I once ripped my skirt straight down the back getting into a taxi on a night out. My friend laughed so much she tripped and broke the heel off her shoe!
 
8. Who is your celebrity crush?
Tom Hardy
 
9. Do you have or have ever had a nickname?
At work and at home I am nicknamed Ruby Tuesday.
 
10. Do you have a pet peeve?
People who don’t close drawers properly & noisy eaters!



Thursday, 19 September 2019

Meet the Team - #Blog #Spencer #Sheffield - Phil Peasegood (ha!)


A little about me……. Philippa Peasegood

Name // Philippa (or Pip, Flipflop but NEVER Phil)
Age // late 40s – let’s leave it there!
Family //  happily married with two boys.
Nationality // Officially English, but can narrow that down to Yorkshire born and bred!  My dad thought I was going to be a boy, so drove my mum in labour from Nottinghamshire to Yorkshire so I could play for Yorkshire Cricket team when I was older – disappointed I was a girl doesn’t cover it!
Favourite food // halloumi cheese kebabs!
Favourite drink // if I were trendy, perhaps I’d say flavoured gin with tonic, but to be honest I can’t start the day without a cup of tea.
Favourite book // It’s impossible to choose, so I’ll say Big Little Lies.
Favourite movie //  Bond, James Bond. Can’t decide between Skyfall or Spectre.  I’ve been to every opening night at the cinema since I was 15 years old.
Favourite TV shows // Line of Duty, along with the majority of the nation I suspect.
Thing I’m most proud of //   With the exception of having my children (obvs), helping disabled children combat their fears to ride a horse at the local Riding for Disabled stables. Got told off by Princess Ann when she came to our stables, as a child had wheeled himself underneath a horse and started tickling its tummy. As Princess Ann walked in, the horse reared – she was not amused!
Thing I’d rather forget //    Asking directions from a manikin to the changing rooms, not once but on three separate occasions!  It’s a bit of a laughing point with my friends.
Interesting fact //   I share the same DNA as someone – my twin sister. 

Monday, 2 September 2019

The Baker's Dozen - Lizzie Baker of Spencer Sheffield #Blog #whoarewe


The Baker's Dozen…
introducing Office Manager, Lizzie Baker

1.    I was born at home in Sheffield but it was nearly The Crucible. My poor mother had to drive herself home in a mini because my dad didn’t drive!
2.    I’m absolutely petrified of heights, not ideal when I’m on site visits.
3.    My happy place is Ecclesall Woods. It’s so peaceful.
4.    My other happy place is the pub!
5.    I’ve been on the Antiques Roadshow.
6.    Listening to The Archers is a massive guilty pleasure!
7.    Baking & cooking is my therapy (preferably with a glass of wine!) I can’t understand how anyone couldn’t enjoy it.
8.    I’m a huge fan of social media. I’ve made some really good friends through Twitter and even got my job at Spencers thanks to it!
9.    It took me 5 attempts to pass my driving test but when I did, at the age of 23, I did it without any major or minor faults.
10.  I would love to learn sign language. I think it’s an amazing skill to have.
11.  I love to hate to run.
12.  My two wonderful boys are my world and if I’m not at work, I’m probably in a park with them.
13.  I love to dance after a few glasses of wine, I’m always one of the last ones on the dance floor at a wedding. Without my shoes on!


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