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!


Monday, 29 July 2019

Get to know #Spencer's People! This is Tom! #lettings #Sheffield #hero

1)      Who would you like to share a pint with, either dead or alive?
Louis Theroux and Karl Pilkington.

2)      What is the most embarrassing thing you have done?
Whilst I was at University, I somehow slept walked across campus and ended up in the library in just my boxer shorts and t-shirt. Because I had locked myself out of my room, I had to climb through some randomers window to get back into the building as well. Quite a sight I imagine for all concerned!

3)      What is your Guilty Pleasures?
Horrible Histories (a program on CBBC) and I am quietly fond of Made in Chelsea.

4)      Who is your sporting hero?
AP McCoy – these jump jockeys are incredibly tough and to ride 4300+ winners is something that will not be topped in my lifetime. An unbelievable achievement for someone who has broken every single bone in his body at some point in his career! Made being a jockey look easy. Unbelievable attitude and drive in becoming the best.

5)      Favourite Musical Artist + Film?
Tough one – I would probably opt for The Smiths, but with an honourable mention to The Stone Roses, The Streets and Oasis.  As for film, I would say Dead Man Shoes.

6)      What is your biggest fear?
Balloons. I cannot stand the things. I have to leave the room if someone starts to play with them in front of me. The fear of it randomly popping is too much for me to cope with. I also have a huge hatred for the smell of bleach and feeling dizzy (both alcohol and non-alcohol induced).

7)      What would you sing on a Karaoke night?
I would probably pretend I was Noel Gallagher and sing Don’t Look Back in Anger.

8)      Have you ever had a nickname?
At University, I was called “Asbo”. My second name is Aspinal and I am probably the last person who would ever get an actual “Asbo” so it was quite an ironic one and just stuck. However, being introduced to parents and other people I did not know as “Asbo” might not have given the greatest first impression!

9)      List two pet peeves.
Slow walking pedestrians who walk in front of me & people who put milk in before the hot water when making a brew. 

10)   Do you have any weird celebrity crushes?
Nothing out of the ordinary, but there is something about Alex Polizzi (the hotel inspector) and Lorraine Kelly.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

How to get your home ready for sale! #Sheffield #Property #Blog

How to get your home ready for sale!

When selling your home first impression count, you have only 8 seconds to impress them. Here are some tips to help get your property ready for market.

Curb appeal
This is the first thing the viewers will see, so take a good look at what you're presenting.  Peeling paint, dirty windows, and dead plants, you have work to do! Remove debris such as fallen tree branches and leaves. Keep grass and shrubs trimmed, freshen up flowerbeds. Putting some flowers in front of the house or by the front door always makes people smile. Have a FOR SALE sign it helps your buyer find you!

Decluttering is so important you want the viewer to imagine living in the property. Removing excess furniture, clutter, personal items will make you home feel bigger. Clean your home from top to bottom, i.e.  Wash windows inside and out, dust down the cobwebs, polish chrome and mirrors, hoover, dust furniture and light fixtures.

Unfinished jobs
Get round to it, Now! If there’s a cupboard door hanging off or a tap that’s dripping – get it repaired. If the grouting in your shower has gone black or the carpet in the dining room is threadbare – get it replaced.  You might also want to think about removing all traces of your pet. Some people are allergic to cats.  Some people are scared of boisterous dogs.

The temperature
First impressions aren’t just about what you can see, they are also about what you hear and what you feel! Having the heating on in the winter months allows your viewers to view the property without wanting to get out as quickly as possible. It also applies in the summer try keeping the property cool. You can do this by shutting the curtain before the viewing (make sure you re open just before the viewing takes place)

Hope all these tips help you. Good luck!