Here is our guide to the best-value small agent 1 Douglas & Gordon (South-west London) When an estate agency wins national attention by making viral internet adverts cruelly parodying its own industry, you know it is special.
Homes on sale are classified as “artsy”, “bohemian”, “hip” and “trophy”.
Their offices are places where people drop in for a chat.
Often they are pillars in communities, sponsoring fetes or funding charities.
In 2002, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act secretly permitted the NSA and other agencies to share raw, domestically gathered intelligence.
The Government said the big leap in those paid more than £150,000 was due to a number of well paid staff being taken on to construct the HS2 high speed rail link between London and the North of England.
David Cameron committed to publishing the pay of all officials paid more than his salary when he became Prime Minister in 2010.
In the public eye they are long on unfulfilled promises and heavy on hair gel.
In the league of the most loathed trades, they are up there with bankers and politicians (not to mention journalists). In 12 years writing about property, I have seen at first hand how the best local agents deal with clients in an up-close-and-personal way.