Support - Nova News Editorial August 2014

Support is something we all need, whether from family, friends or work colleagues. Support can take many forms; a high percentage of us will have supported the England football team for a shorter period at the World Cup than many anticipated.

Hopefully for cricket fans their support for the Test team against India will be rewarded with more success than in the short series against Sri Lanka. Hamilton has been cheered to victory at Silverstone and hopefully Chris Froome will have been encouraged by his team and patriotic fans in the gruelling exertions of the Tour de France; do we now have a third successive British winner of “Le Tour”?

We all give and receive support in our work. My business is based on support for landlords, buyers, sellers, agents and general public. If you have an issue with which you require help I may well be able to give assistance or advice. Landlords may benefit from this by an independent party undertaking an inventory or schedule of condition for their rented property. A buyer may not want to get a full survey done until they are reassured relative to some matter regarding the property they wish to buy, or its condition. Sellers may benefit from an opinion relating to their property prior to marketing and generally they can obtain free advice and valuations from any of the local agents.

My service though is not based on the need to obtain the vendors instructions to sell, so will be completely unbiased. The support I can offer to the public is wide ranging, valuations cover a very diverse area. You may be looking to buy a piece of ground adjoining your home to add to your garden or acquire land for the children’s pony. I can act as an intermediary to approach an agent or potential seller; I can help you when looking for a property; identifying potential suitable homes when you may not have the time to spend travelling round due to pressures of work or family commitments. You may find it convenient for me to look at a property for you prior to making an initial viewing, thus saving you time and energy.

I see my role as supporting the public and agents alike, because there is currently nobody offering this service in the locality. I feel that this can be a mutually beneficial arrangement.

We have now supported Newport Show for another year with many thanks to the organisers who put such a lot of work into a first class event in a truly delightful setting. Walking round the show and trade stands has provided a valuable opportunity to meet clients old and new and support one of Newport’s most traditional activities.

Andrew Mason Independent Valuer 07507 928008