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Christmas in the Village 2023 – Sunday 3rd Dec 10am-5pm

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We are excited to share the details of the upcoming Christmas in the Village 2023, a magical event organised by the Wimbledon Village Business Association. This festive family fun day, taking place on Sunday, 3rd December from 10 am to 5 pm, promises to be once again a delightful array of activities for all ages.

Christmas in the Village is a heartwarming celebration aimed at bringing the community together while supporting a local charity, Wimbledon Guild. Organised by the Wimbledon Village Business Association, this event features a plethora of activities, ensuring a day filled with joy and festive spirit. And, we can’t wait to see you there!

Key Activities:

Santa’s Grotto (10 am – 4.30 pm): Santa will be welcoming children in his Grotto throughout the day, located at the heart of the Village outside The Dog & Fox (right next door to us!).

Christmas Market (10 am – 3 pm): Explore a festive market along the West section of the High Street, offering a selection of delectable food, drinks, and unique gifts.

Fairground Rides (10 am – 5 pm): Enjoy the thrill of fairground rides, adding an extra layer of excitement to the festivities.

Special Activities for Children:

(to book activities, visit

  • Face Painting (10.30 am – 4.30 pm): We’re thrilled to sponsor and host the face painting festivities at our offices at 24 High Street. No pre-booking required – just show up and join the queue. Our talented artists can’t wait to add a splash of festive joy to your Christmas in the Village experience! We will also have other surprises in store for you – including one of our favourites the ‘guess the number of sweets in the jar’ competition.
  • Storytime (10 am, 10.30 am, 11 am): Hosted by Wimbledon Babysitting at Day True at 19 High Street. Pre-book your child’s spot for a delightful storytelling session.
  • Pony Rides (10 am – 3 pm): Experience the joy of pony rides, you’ll find this exciting experience over in Mason’s Yard, 34 High Street (next to the Village Surgery). No need to pre-book; please note that the ponies will take a short break during Santa’s horseback parade from 1.30 pm to 2 pm.
  • Petting Farm (10.30 am – 2.30 pm): Visit the corner of Rushmere Green, just beyond the Christmas Market, for an unforgettable encounter with cute and cuddly animals from Deen City Farm. No pre-booking required – simply head over and enjoy this delightful experience.
  • Clay-Glo Forest Sensory Workshops (10.30 am, 11.15 am, 12 pm, 2 pm): Sponsored by Peacock & Co and hosted by The Coach House @ The Dog & Fox. Let your child’s creativity shine in this unique sensory workshop. You must pre-book this one!
  • Meet the Wimbledon Fire Brigade (11 am – 1 pm): Say hello to the wonderful and friendly firefighters and explore their engine parked at Haygarth Place, just off the High Street.
  • Ballet Taster Class (11.30 am): Hosted by The Village School of Dance, at Day True. Give your little ones the opportunity to experience a ballet taster class. Pre-book this before you miss out, booking is open now.
  • Balloon Twister Show (2 pm, 2.30 pm, 3 pm, 3.30 pm): Sponsored and hosted by Wimbledon Homes at 38 High Street. Enjoy the magic of a balloon twister show by pre-booking your child’s spot.
  • Monkey Music Taster Session (2 pm, 2.40 pm): Hosted by Merton Monkey Music at Day True. Introduce your child to the joy of music with this taster session. Another that must be booked.
  • DDMix Fitness Dance Class (3.30 pm): Hosted by The Village School of Dance at Day True. Join in the dance fun with a fitness dance class for all ages.Places must be pre-booked.

Grand Finale: Tree Lights Switch-on and Carols (5 pm): Head on down to the Village War Memorial for a heartwarming carol singalong, accompanied by complimentary mince pies and mulled wine.

Stay Informed: For the latest updates on Christmas in the Village 2023, follow the organisers on social media:

Note: Certain activities require pre-booking. To reserve your spot and explore all pre-bookable activities, visit the official Eventbrite page:

Let’s come together and make Christmas in the Village 2023 a day to remember!

Why hold an open house event to sell your home?

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Showcase your property…

An open house event with viewings by appointment only allows potential buyers to see your home in its best light, creating a lasting impression. With a single, well-prepared day, you can turn your home into a showpiece. Imagine welcoming visitors with fresh flowers on the table and a cosy, crackling fire. This attention to detail ensures that your home is presented at its absolute best, making it more likely to stand out above the rest.

Increase visibility…

Promoting an open house event generates excitement and interest. When potential buyers know there’s a specific date to view your property, it sparks their curiosity and makes them more likely to consider your home. This time-limited opportunity can create a sense of exclusivity, often resulting in multiple offers and the potential to increase the value of your property.


Scheduling multiple viewings in a single day streamlines the process, benefiting both you and potential buyers. By hosting your open house event on the weekend, you accommodate potential buyers who might otherwise struggle to find time during their busy workweek. This added convenience can lead to more visitors and, ultimately, more interested parties. A weekend viewing often allows potential buyers to take their time and experience your home without the rush of their work-related commitments. Additionally, if you’d rather not be present, it affords you the chance to enjoy a day out while we take care of showcasing your property.

Motivate buyers to view…

The limited viewing slots on a specific day can create a sense of urgency. Potential buyers are often motivated to make decisions quickly, knowing that others will also be viewing the property on the same day. This urgency can lead to more immediate and competitive offers. When buyers sense that they might lose the opportunity to purchase your home, they are more likely to act decisively.

Personal Interaction…

An open house event gives you the opportunity to be present where you can engage directly with potential buyers, answering questions and highlighting your home’s unique features. Your first-hand knowledge and passion for your home can play a significant role in making potential buyers see a future in your home. If you prefer not to be home, leave it to us and we can show off your homes USPs and provide your buyers with everything they need to know about your home and the area.

Ready to make the most of your property sale?

Contact us today to schedule your open house event and take the next step toward a successful sale! We will ensure that all viewings are strictly by appointment and only for buyers that we have fully registered.

Call us on 020 8971 6780 or pop in to meet the team here at andrew scott robertson, next to the iconic Dog & Fox in Wimbledon Village.

We are a proud member of The Guild of Property Professionals, a unique network of 800+ Independent Estate Agents across the UK – We can promote your property far and wide thanks to our nationwide (and international) connections. If you’d like to speak to a property expert, give us a call for a quick chat or click here for a complimentary appraisal of your property.

A New Edition of Life Magazine Is Now Available

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Our latest edition of Life Magazine is now available. There are some great features including ‘Design Your Outeriors’ with ideas to get your gardens Summer ready and ‘Sit, Sip & Savour’ with some lovely gin recommendations to enjoy whilst enjoying the sunshine.

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A New Edition of Life Magazine Is Now Available

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Take a look at the latest edition of Life Magazine.  There are some great features including ‘Creating A Spring Inspired  Home’ and ‘Bucket-List Six’ which highlights some of the world’s most exotic locations, ideal reading if you have yet to book a holiday this year.

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By Stephen Parsons MNAEA, Director of Residential

As more and more of our favourite holiday destination sadly become subject to quarantine restrictions, those who had planned to start marketing their houses in the Autumn, seem to be bringing their plans forward. This combined with the delayed Spring market and the stamp duty holiday, has meant that we have seen a great deal more activity than we would otherwise have expected at this time of year, indeed Rightmove reported recently the highest number of sales in a month in July. This is an increase of 20% on the previous high, with a value of ?37 billion of transactions.

In Wimbledon, we have seen that buyers are registering at a rate some 25% above what we would normally have expected for the time of year and whilst we may all be pleased for the respite from the recent heatwave, we see no end to buyers? appetite for the new stock that we have been putting on the market. The family house market between ?1,000,000 to ?2,500,000 has been particularly buoyant and the strong demand means that we have all but sold out of the stock that we need to satisfy demand.

Reports of an exodus to more rural parts of the country are not exaggerated, but whilst we see families happily heading to Devon, Cornwall and other more rural areas, we are benefiting from an influx ?of buyers from Central London and overseas. Indeed the latest weekly ?sales agreed? figures for the area from Rightmove are up by 60% compared to the same week in 2019.

If you are currently trying to sell your home or considering marketing it in the coming weeks, then we would love to have the opportunity to chat to you and arrange either a virtual or physical valuation to help to get you on the move! Please click Here

If you would?like to know more about how we are dealing with our work post lockdown or to get?more information on the property market in general and some of the fantastic buyers that we have registered, then please contact me direct at or call me on 0208 971 6780 so that we can see how we can help you.


Agents Fees – What Are You Paying For ?

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By Stephen N.D. Parsons MNAEA
Director of Residential

When negotiating fees to sell your property, it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that all agents do the same thing and therefore must all be the same, or be worth the same fee.

Finding the right buyer at the best possible price, is indeed a skill and requires determination and the ability to negotiate in a way that sees your client?s interests exceeded, whilst keeping the buyer encouraged that they are buying a property on fair terms, but the sale process does not end there!

The process of delivering a sale from the day it is agreed to the day that contracts exchange, is arguably as important as agreeing the sale price, though its importance is often under estimated or simply not appreciated at the outset of marketing or when agreeing terms with your estate agent.

At andrew scott robertson we have a team of highly experienced sales negotiators that understand the need to set up a sale properly, so that there is firm expectation on the buyer to perform speedily from the outset and not to renege on the originally agreed sale price.

We are delighted to have just exchanged contracts on a wonderful house in Kenilworth Avenue. Both buyer and seller are thrilled with the outcome and an expeditious exchange of contracts with the help of two excellent firms of local solicitors meant that we were able to exchange contracts in fifteen working days from when the sale was agreed!

If you would like to know more about the difference that andrew scott robertson could make to the sale of your property, then please do not hesitate to contact us.


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By Stephen Parsons MNAEA, Director of Residentia

As we gently and safely ease ourselves out of the lockdown, whilst observing the Government Guidelines,?a surprising number of new buyers as well as ones that were registered with our offices before we locked ourselves away, are eagerly looking to make up for lost time and secure purchases before the end of the school year and when the traditional holiday season might have started.

In the three weeks or so since we have been back trading more normally, we have seen new buyers and viewing numbers pretty much returning to pre-covid levels, with many new sales being agreed in all price ranges. The number of buyers looking for flats and apartments has certainly surprised us, but it is a very welcome and significant boost, as the activity lower down the market stimulates and fuels the middle and upper ends. That said, we have also made some significant new sales of more expensive properties during lockdown and just after it, which include a ?7M sale just off Parkside, a trophy house in the Village and two sales at around the ?2.5M mark have just been agreed on quick turnaround exchange targets. We were also fortunate enough to re-agree a sale that fell through during lockdown almost immediately to a new buyer who, despite the hurdles, was able to exchange contracts in only 14 working days!

With the number of sales currently progressing and much lower volumes of new properties coming to the market, stock is in short supply, so if you are considering selling, this would be a great time to market your property. ?Because of the need to keep our clients, as well as our employees, safe at the forefront of our minds, we are now able to offer virtual valuations as well as physical valuations for prospective sellers.? Also as part of our service to new clients we can now offer not only professional photographs and floorplans but also virtual tours which are vital to show the property in its best light, whilst helping to reduce the number of physical viewings, keeping everyone safe and protecting our wonderful NHS and easing the strain on front line workers.? Should you be interested in booking either a virtual or physical valuation of your property then please click Here

If you would?like to know more about how we are dealing with our work post lockdown or to get?more information on the property market in general and some of the fantastic buyers that we have registered, then please contact me direct at or call me on 0208 971 6780 so that we can see how we can help you.


24 High Street,
Wimbledon Village,
London SW19 5DX

Tel: +44 (0)20 8971 6780
Fax: +44 (0)20 8946 3683