We all look at the ‘wish lists’ in magazines that appear around Christmas time… but do you think ‘those are just too expensive’ or ‘that’s just not very different’? This sparked a thought about creating the very Ultimate Girls’ Christmas Wish List using all the local knowledge from the girls (and guys) in our Move Revolution offices throughout Surrey, Sussex and Kent!
We decided that everything on our list needed to be local. Either produced by someone local, or stocked by someone local. So that we could get all the benefits of a ‘quick shop’ and still support an amazing local business. We love the idea that it would be from an independent shop… being an independent business ourselves we know all the hard work that local independent business invest in their services and products. Having started with one office in Nutfield, Surrey which covers the Reigate, Redhill, Horley and Oxted area we now have 7 offices… it has been hard work… loads of dedication and most importantly a real love for what we do. We decided local and independent were the most important.
This is our 2017 gorgeous sparkly list – get ready to buy all the things for yourself (or share this with your partner with a big hint!!)
Move Revolution’s Girls Shopping List 2017 – 10 Amazing Gifts!
(To read full details on each of the item, and why we love it, see below!)
Find out a little bit more about the gorgeous items on our ultimate shopping list!
(1) The perfect Candle – All about Eve at Home Black Pomegranate
We love All About Eve at Home in Reigate.
Although we have recommended the Black Pomegranate Candle at £22.95 plus postage, all the hand poured candles from All about Eve at Home are gorgeous! If you have a moment to pop to the beautiful shop in Reigate high street you won’t be disappointed – it is packed with sparkly goodies!
(2) The perfect handmade gift – Cocktail Lollipops!
Our Tunbridge Wells team recently discovered the amazing Willow & Boo – we have fallen in love with their gorgeous Christmas Cocktail Lollipop Gift Boxes… they also stock the most wonderful lollies with sprinkles – perfect for a Christmas Stocking! If you click on the link and have a look around their website we have also love the Cocktails and Dreams box.
Each box contains- Mojito, Pina Colada, Pornstar Martini, Cosmopolitan, Margherita, Espresso Martini, and Strawberry Daiquiri … made with real alcohol (only for adults!)
This is another Lollipop gift box we think is truly scrumptious!
(3) Limited Edition Sevenoaks satchel – Every girl likes to feel unique!
Limited to just 50 bags (27 are left at the time of writing!)… snap up your Artistan Handbag by Bradshaw and Sons, Sevenoaks. This stunning satchel has only just been launched and is hot off the press. Each is hand numbered and comes with a unique certificate of authentication. Available only in black, this limited edition is a unique bag that you will love forever! Sevenoaks satchel £195.00
(4) GIN GIN GIN ! (Need we say more!)
We absolutely love The Gin Kitchen, especially the Dancing Dragontail Summer Gin; we’ve fallen in love with the bottle! But in line with this seasonal list, the Gutsy Monkey makes a mean warm cocktail. We love the idea of the Woodcock Hot Punch in front of a cosy fire. http://gin.kitchen
(5) The gift of flowers – discover Ivy Florence!
We always need flowers….it is very hard to find a gorgeous (and unusual) bouquet or Christmas arrangement. The wonderful Ivy Florence in Lingfield is the answer! Her stunning artisan bouquets are well priced and guaranteed to deliver a smile from any girl!
(6) Pop the cork! Who can resist a glass of bubbles!
We have all been addicted to Prosecco – just take a look at this Sparkling Wine, it gets the most incredible reviews
“My first ever tasting note for this wine simply said, ‘stunning’. Made from 45% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier, this is a superbly stylish wine which will impress even the most ardent of Champagne stuck-in-the-muds”
Matthew Jukes (regarded as one of the world’s leading wine experts)
This sparkling wine is highly regarded….
“Without doubt, our sparkling wine does have similarities to that produced in the Champagne region. We use the same grape varieties, vine clones and complex bottle fermentation process, so a likeness is perhaps inevitable.
However, take a minute, and you start to notice the differences: the balance of fruit and yeasty characteristics on the nose; the complexity and depth on the palate; and the long straight finish all combine to give a distinct flavour that is very much unique to Squerryes”
7) There has to be chocolates on our ultimate gift list!
Monty Bojangles is a huge favourite of Louise Simpson’s, who adores the Milky Mischief and Popcorn Carousel truffles. She also recommends the Truffle Hamper for Truffle Lovers which sounds amazing! The Reigate Truffle Bar is a great place to stop off and trial a few different flavours before buying a box or two…or three!
8) A Spa Day ….every girls idea of a wonderful present
We chatted about this at length (!) and all the Move Revolution girls agreed that The Alexander House Hotel in Turners Hill was the most wonderful place to spend a spa day. Marie Claire (the magazine) reviewed the hotel and their Utopia Spa earlier in the year with a glowing recommendation….
“The food is exceptional but the unique spa menu and facilities will be what you’ll write home about. The Utopia Spa is like an underground cocoon of calm, part mock-Grecian marble columns, part sleek, blue-black tiling. There’s a hydrotherapy pool, sauna and steam as well as swimming pool. If you’re brave enough in winter, there’s also a Scandi-style outdoor hot tub in the Zen garden” To read more click here…
9) The Ultimate ‘Going Out Out Package’ with Time Hair & Beauty
Pampering is a big ‘must’ for your girl at Christmas with so much going on … a pampering gift voucher is such a treat to be used in the New Year. TIME Hair and Beauty is the creation of Katherine Casey-Farmer (Kat) who trained and worked in Covent Garden, Camden, Croydon and Reigate. She feels passionate about great customer experiences, and often puts together packages of treatments which would be perfect as a gift. A wonderful Christmas gift could be either a pamper session for a Christmas/New Year party including a blow dry, professional makeup and manicure or a after Christmas relaxation treatment including a luxury hair treatment, facial and massage.
If you are not sure what to choose… Kat has created a ‘Going Out Out Package’ £100 – what a wonderful treat for any girl!
10) A weekend away in a Boutique Brighton Hotel…
Our Brighton office recommended this gorgeous boutique hotel ‘The Artist Residence’ .. that gets rave reviews. Each of it’s bedrooms has been individually designed, if you want to give a big surprise this is the present for you. A relaxing weekend walking on the seafront, meandering in the lanes and enjoying a cocktail in the hotel bar – what a treat!
If you’re thinking of moving, call the team on 0330 223 1000 or fill in the valuation form.
post came via Alexis Bush Blog http://www.moverevolution.com/blog/the-ultimate-girl-christmas-wish-list/
We are delighted to share with you the breaking news from the budget at 1.39pm today via the BBC. This is fantastic news for first time buyers!
This is the current information just released on GOV.UK, see link below. This also includes a SDLT calculator!
We wanted to share with you what this will mean for a first time buyer and the savings you will make! This is just a small selection of Move Revolution properties available throughout Surrey, Sussex and Kent. If you are a first time buyer looking for a property we would love to chat with you – please call 0330 223 1000 and we will put you through to the right office where you are looking to buy!
The Stamp Duty on this sea front Hove apartment in a period building
Was £3750 – Now £0!
The Stamp Duty on this modern two double bedroom first floor apartment located in Tunbridge Wells
Was £1900 – Now £0!
The Stamp Duty on this Reigate ground floor maisonette
Was £6250 – Now £1250!
The Stamp Duty on this chain free three bedroom family home in Burgess Hill (Perfect as a first time buyers ‘project’)
Was £4250 – Now £0!
The Stamp Duty on this chain free excellent first floor maisonette in Lindfield
Was £4250 – Now £0!
If you would like to look at more properties we have available for sale just click here!
post came via Alexis Bush Blog http://www.moverevolution.com/blog/first-time-buyers-stamptastic-news/
We’ve been having a look at some ideas for wonderful Christmas interiors and getting really excited about the coming season! We’re loving cosy fireplaces and twinkly lights… We’ve even seen some beautiful lights as we’ve been driving around lately, are you all set with your Christmas theme?
It’s definitely the right time to put some plans in place we think. Take a look at our Pinterest board… We’ve fallen in love with the Mistletoe, Hydrangea and Ivy wreath! We’d love to hear (and see!) what your Christmas at home looks like…
If you’re thinking of moving, the team would love to help. Just give them a call on 0330 223 1000, or fill in the valuation form.
post came via Alexis Bush Blog http://www.moverevolution.com/blog/move-revolution-loves-stylish-christmas-home/
ARE YOU SITTING ON A ‘GOLD MINE’ ?
It may sound too good to be true, but most of our Land & New Homes clients have been ‘discovered’ by our Move Revolution team, rather than coming directly to us!
What do they all have in common… they have all been sitting on a ‘gold mine’ of anywhere between £100,000 to 1 MILLION! Are you tempted to read more and see how we could help you?!
Introducing Move Revolution Land & New Homes
Our knowledge of land, expertise in pricing and marketing is second to none.
Our expert team, headed up by Sam Webb, have years of experience of working alongside landowners and creating successful partnerships with fabulous developers – we only work with the best! Sam herself has 23 years experience working in Surrey, Sussex and Kent. She is an expert at understanding the true value of land and buildings, ensuring we ‘unlock’ the very best possible price for you!
We often get asked…how does it work?
Most of our clients either have a reasonable or large sized garden, or outbuildings around their property and quite often they haven’t explored what options might exist if they were to consider developing this land. We also have clients who are business owners with their own premises. In the current climate it is easy (ish) to generate planning permission for the conversion of business premises to living accommodation… this can be an exciting option to generate a ‘gold mine’, which hasn’t even been considered by the business owner.
Unlock the value in your land with Move Revolution
We would love to chat with you in greater detail and arrange a meeting to come out and see the land and/or buildings that you own. Sam Webb would undertake your site visit at a time convenient to you. You will be taken through our Land and New Homes ‘process’ in detail to ensure you ‘unlock’ the value of your land. Working with Move Revolution ensures you will not only be partnered with the very best developer for you, it also ensures the process is as seamless as possible. Our team pride themselves on exceptional client service and your experience as a valued client. Our process is completely transparent so that you can trust in the integrity of our team who will take you through, in detail, all the financial aspects of your project.
What’s holding you back?! Just give us a call on 0800 0336760 and have a conversation with our Land & New Homes team today
post came via Alexis Bush Blog http://www.moverevolution.com/blog/are-you-sitting-on-a-gold-mine/
It’s competition time! We know you love our competitions and this one is a treat!
This is your chance to WIN A £25 Voucher from the wonderful ‘All About Eve at Home’
The most difficult thing about this competition will be deciding how you spend your £25 voucher! Will you treat yourself to one of All About Eve’s signature hand poured scented candles. As many of you know fragrance is a very important factor in selling a house… a gorgeous aroma makes all the difference!
As we are fast approaching Christmas perhaps you will be tempted by WINTER GARDEN…
Or perhaps you can’t resist the stunning Black Pomegranate
;All about Eve at Home; is currently ‘sparkling’ from the inside out… packed with gorgeous twinkly goodies all ready for Christmas if you can’t decide on a gorgeous scented candle just pop into the shop for more amazing presents or take a look at All about Eve at Home’s Facebook page for inspiration (and link to their website so you can shop!)
The Story behind ‘All about Eve at Home’
All About Eve at Home opened its doors in July 2009 in the lovely town of Old Amersham, Buckinghamshire. In 2013 All About Eve at Home moved to its present location in Reigate High Street. Owner Melanie, formerly a Buyer working for Harrods and The White Company, wanted to use her 20 years of retail experience to create an ‘emporium of loveliness’, a shop filled with unusual, beautiful, and in some cases original products, all hand selected by Melanie herself.
The shop is filled with the most beautiful collection of gorgeous Fashion and Home gifts that Melanie has sourced from antiques fairs and UK suppliers. Frustrated by not being able to find ‘the perfect’, highly scented candle (that didn’t cost a small fortune!) to sell in her shop,
Melanie decided to have her own Home Fragrance range made exclusively for All About Eve. The collection is now in it’s 9th year and has a huge following of local and online customers, including celebrities, who have returned time and time again. There are currently 9 fragrances in the range, with new fragrances due to launch in Spring ‘18. This is a collection that is going from strength to strength.
How to enter our Move Revolution & All About Eve at Home Competition
It’s #competitiontime It’s super easy to enter, simply LIKE this post on Facebook and LIKE our Facebook page! Add a comment about which is your favourite All About Eve at Home candle fragrance! That’s it, the competition ends 1st December, and the winner will be announced Monday 4th December 2017. Good luck!
If you would like your friends to see our competition why not share this post to spread the festive cheer!
T&C’s: UK only. You must be over 16 to enter. The competition closes at midnight on 1st December 2017; If we cannot contact you or you do not respond within 2 days, we reserve the right to offer the prize to another competition entrant. Prize cannot be exchanged for cash. This Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Move Revolution and not to Facebook. The information you provide will be used for this competition only.
Are you thinking of selling or letting your home? – We’d love to chat!
If you are thinking of selling or letting your home our team would love to chat with you. Having started in Reigate & Redhill we now have offices throughout Surrey, Sussex and Kent. Just call 0800 0337670 and we will put you through to the right office for you. If you would like to book a valuation you can click here and fill in your details straight away!
We also have an expert Land & New Homes Department – if you have a large garden, outbuildings or offices just give Sam Webb a call on 01737 888220 to discuss our Land & New Homes Service!
post came via Alexis Bush Blog http://www.moverevolution.com/blog/competition-time-eve-home/
Paul is a Director at Move Revolution, having joined seven years ago.
He grew up in Felbridge and went to Felbridge County School, then on to Reigate Grammar. He studied Business Administration at UWE Bristol, and his claim to fame is he house shared with Russell Howard! As you can imagine, he has plenty of funny stories about this time in his life, but as a man of integrity, he hasn’t shared them with us!
He’d planned to work within his Dad’s building and property development business but after returning from Uni, he decided he wanted to push himself in a property sales arena, starting off at Woodlands in Horsham and Redhill, and then within large London independent, KFH. In his last year at KFH he rose to have the top sales performance across 56 offices.
He was one of the first people to join Move Revolution, having met Cliff locally and knowing he wanted to become a part of this young, ambitious agency. The rest as they say, is history, and Paul leads the Crawley office, responsible for business in this region, including Lingfield, East Grinstead, Dormansland and Blindley Heath.
The favourite property he’s sold so far was a house in Dormansland. It was an equestrian property and he agreed the sale for substantially more than the other two ‘local’ agents suggested marketing at. He loves nothing more than matching the right buyer to the right house without using Rightmove and Zoopla. He once took a couple to the local pub in Turners Hill after viewing a house he’d suggested on a Sunday and sealed the deal over a pint of Harveys (Who needs Phil Spencer?!)
Here are a few photos of current properties for sale within the Crawley office:
Paul is very dedicated to the business and spends a lot of his time making sure everything runs smoothly, but in his spare time he loves to go and see Chelsea play, as well as play himself on a Saturday morning in a team he’s played in for 16 years!
A family man, he also loves spending time with his wife Daniella and young son George in Lingfield where they live, and can’t wait for him to be a bit older so they can go to watch football together.
Paul’s team cover Blindley Heath, Copthorne, Crawley Down, Crowhurst, Dormansland, East Grinstead, Felbridge, Horsham, Lingfield, Maidenbower, Pound Hill, Worth and Turners Hill, and they’d love to speak to you if you’re thinking of moving. Give them a call on 01293 127620, or fill in the valuation form here.
Hopefully all of the above demonstrates why you should give Paul and his team a call; just to emphasise the point, here are a selection of Paul’s reviews from RaterAgent, and you can go directly to his page to read more here:
“Great trustworthy Estate agents with constant updates and feedback information from viewings. They did all the viewings for us and were professional, polite and honest throughout the hole process. We dealt with Paul, Tom and Holly from the Crawley branch based in Worth and they were all superb to deal with! Will recommend and use you again. Thank you. “
post came via Alexis Bush Blog http://www.moverevolution.com/blog/meet-team-paul-brice/
We are celebrating the amazing firework display designs from all the children at Reigate Parish Church Primary School! We received the most incredible firework competition designs … neon colours, lots of glitter, rockets models and lots of incredible stickers! We hope you all had a brilliant Fireworks Day!
We are delighted to share with you the winning design from each year group, having been proud to present the winners with their ‘craft goodie bag’ and Move Revolution certificate on Saturday night at The Reigate Parish Church Primary School Firework Extravaganza.
Move Revolution’s Firework Competition Winners
Reception Winner – George
Fireworks Name – ‘Storm’
Year 1 – Archie
Fireworks Name – ‘The Parish Performer’
Year 2 – Emma
Fireworks Name – ‘Moon Star’
Year 3 – Olivia
Fireworks Name – ‘Sparkle’
Year 4 – Lani
Fireworks Name – ‘Whizzy Booms’
You will have noticed that our winning designs all have a ‘name’ for their firework display! As part of our competition we asked the children to name their display – and we loved reading them so much we thought we would share some of our top 5 names for each year group with you!
Reception Fireworks Names – our favourites
Year 1 Fireworks Names – our favourites
Year 2 Fireworks Names – our favourites
Year 3 Fireworks Names – our favourites
Year 4 Fireworks Names
Fantastic firework fun! Well done to all the children who took part, we loved seeing your designs.
If you are thinking of selling or letting your home in Reigate or Redhill our Move Revolution team would love to chat with you please give them a call on 01737 888220. If you are looking to book a valuation you can also complete one of our valuation forms.
If you are someone who loves a recommendation please read the team’s independent raterAgent reviews.
post came via Alexis Bush Blog http://www.moverevolution.com/blog/whizz-bang-pop-amazing-competition-entries/
Our fabulous Area Sales Manager based in Haywards Heath is a complete gentleman, and we always enjoy a chat. We caught up over a cup of coffee to learn about his back story for the latest in our series of blogs about our team.
Where did you grow up and how did you get into Estate Agency?
I grew up in Burgess Hill attending infant, primary and secondary school in the town and finally college in Haywards Heath. I didn’t know I wanted to be an Estate Agent until I was going to university and needed a job for a year. I joined a call centre at TSB (before it became Lloyds TSB and then back to TSB) but I really didn’t enjoy being in an office all day. I started at an independent agent in Brighton in Feb 1997. (Yes that means it’s been over 20 years since Mathew started in the business!)
Why Move Revolution?
I had actually considered setting up on my own, felt stifled in my last role and didn’t have the greatest experience of selling in Cuckfield and buying in Haywards Heath. Cliff and I met through a mutual contact. I had no idea what his plans were, but after about 9 hours of chatting about what we liked and didn’t like about the industry and where improvements could be made, it was a no brainer when he said he wanted to open about a mile from my front door!
At Move Revolution, everything is refreshingly ahead of the competition – be it marketing, our service levels or our day to day approach. All backed up by the rater agent reviews of course. (See Mathew and his team’s reviews here)
What do you love about what you do? I love chatting to people, negotiating and finding out what makes people tick. Add that to an interest in homes and different styles and it really is the perfect career!
What’s your favourite style of property/interiors?
Depends what day of the week it is! I love 20’s and 30’s homes but you can’t beat something ultra-modern with clean lines and bold colours.
Give us an example of a property you’ve loved selling at Move Revolution.
I have two examples that spring to mind. Firstly The Old Rectory in Uckfield that we sold last year, which for me is a stunning classical finish on a gorgeous home.
And secondly, we’ve just sold this fantastic house in Haywards Heath, I absolutely love the style and the kitchen extension is brilliantly done.
If you’re thinking of selling your home, give Mathew and his team a call on 01444 657657. If you would like to read Mathew’s independent reviews on raterAgent just click here! speak for themselves and you’ll be in great hands.
This is an example of just one of Mathew’s 5 Star Reviews…
post came via Alexis Bush Blog http://www.moverevolution.com/blog/meet-team-mathew-gurr/
It’s COMPETITION time!
Would you love to meet Flori from Squiggle Dot and Squeeze at the Country Living Fair Christmas Fair 2017 as well as packing in lots of Christmas shopping! Squiggle Dot and Squeeze are heading up to the bright Christmas lights of London as they exhibit at The Country Living Christmas Fair. This is a truly amazing Christmas shopping experience and comes highly recommended from the Move Revolution team, many of whom have loved going to Islington over many years to enjoy Christmas Shopping at the fair, it’s also the perfect excuse to have a girls day out!
From Christmas Decorations, fashion and jewellery to gifts, there is little to not love about the Country Living Christmas Fair! We are so excited about this year’s event that we have a pair of tickets to give away to the London fair which can be used on the 8th, 9th, 10th and 12th November 2017!
It’s super easy to enter, simply LIKE our competition post on Facebook and LIKE our page! If you can add a comment what you are most looking forward to about the holiday season this year! Yep, that’s it, the competition ends 4th November, and we will be announced Monday 6th November 2017.
We can’t wait to read your entries! Good luck!
If you would like your friends to see our competition why not share this post as well to spread the festive cheer to your friends and family!
T&C’s: UK only. You must be available from the 8th, 9th, 10th or 12th November 2017 to use the tickets. You must be over 16 to enter. The competition closes at midnight on 4th November 2017; If we cannot contact you or you do not respond within 2 days, we reserve the right to offer the prize to another competition entrant. Prize cannot be exchanged for cash. This Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Move Revolution and not to Facebook. The information you provide will be used for this competition only.
If you are thinking of moving or letting your home we would love to to arrange a free valuation – just get in touch
post came via Alexis Bush Blog http://www.moverevolution.com/blog/win-pair-country-living-tickets-2017/
Always a hotly anticipated time, some of us embraced the busyness and booked grotto tickets in September – madness! For those of you who are still considering Christmas grotto options or who are planning in some places to go and do Christmas activities, this blog with some ideas from our Area Sales Managers is for you!
Sam Webb, Land and New Homes
Lapland UK is amazing a truly magical experience for the whole family although it’s definitely a once in a blue moon type of treat!
I also like Chessington Garden centre as it’s great value and they have a lovely food hall as well as a great Christmas decoration selection.
Mathew Gurr, Haywards Heath
Our favourite place without a doubt is Glow Wilde at Wakehurst in Ardingly and there are still tickets available! It’s great for all of the family and the different colours of lanterns and lakes lit up are all very impressive.
Paul Mulligan, Croydon
If you like beer and bratwurst then Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is a must visit. Only a short train ride from East Croydon – the steins of beer and bratwurst sausages are well worth the trip!
Also highly recommended is the ice rink at Hampton Court, it’s an amazing setting!
Zac Ship, Tunbridge Wells
I really love Hever Castle at Christmas as for me the grotto is so special with the stunning gardens making it a great setting. The pre booked tickets for the grotto are fully booked but there are options for on the day tickets, and it’s well worth going along for a walk in th grounds. – You can’t beat the grotto here which is in the stunning gardens that are often covered in fake snow with rides, husky’s and the castle is dressed for the occasion too.
Louise Simpson, Reigate
Godstone Farm always have a great grotto and the added bonus of the farm to visit at the same time. This year Santa is returning to his special festive Christmas Cabin along with his team of brilliant Elves and a sleigh load of pressies. Great fun!
Sarah Sproston, Marketing Manager
Having been on the Kent and East Sussex Railway in the summer, the Santa specials look just that, special! There’s still good ticket availability and every child receives an age appropriate gift from Santa himself whilst teenagers (13 to 15) receive a scrummy box of festive chocolates which we think is a lovely touch!
Are you thinking of moving? Our brilliant teams would love to help and you can reach them on 0330 223 1000, or fill in the valuation form here.
post came via Alexis Bush Blog http://www.moverevolution.com/blog/see-big-man-places-go-christmas/