Behind every summer fair… 

This seems a very apt blog title for our thoughts over the weekend.  We had the pleasure of running the bar at Reigate Parish Church Primary School’s Summer Fair.  What great fun.. serving chilled glasses of Prosecco topped with a strawberry, Elderflower Fizz and bottles of cold lager.  The thing that always surprises all of us (we are a mixture of ages, some of us have children,  a baby on the way and no children.. at the moment!) is the sheer amount of hard work and energy that goes into organising these events.

As we turned up, the preparation was already underway; bunting being hung from every available ‘hook’ in the playground and in the hall, jam jars filled with flowers used to dress a table laden with home cooked goodies, the aroma of BBQ filling the air and numerous stalls being set up with wrapped sweets, jars and other games and acitivites.  We all know this doesn’t ‘just happen’… it takes weeks of preparation and a large team of truly wonderful people to pull together.  The Reigate & Redhill Move Revoution team know all about hard work… so we find it easy to admire, compliment and ‘pat on the back’ this fantastic team and all those involved.


You know who you all are..this is a big ‘pat on the back’ from us all to all of you (we know we didn’t get photographs of you all!)  This isn’t just about raising money (which we know from personal experience is vital to schools, especially at the moment) it’s about the hundreds and hundreds of smiles (which money can’t buy) which we all saw on Saturday, the laughter, the joy and excitement from all the children who won a prize, had their nails painted shocking turquoise, had glitter tattoos, watched a fantastic magic show, scored an awesome goal and had far far to many sweets to eat (although we’ve never actually seen anyone being sick!).  That’s what it’s all about isn’t it!

We often get asked about how we ‘get involved’, what do we actually do when we are ‘giving back’ to our local community.  It’s so easy to think you know what it’s like to be ‘an estate agent’! For us it’s about ‘really’ getting involved –  it’s important to us that what we do is ‘fun’ as well as raising money and truly supporting our local community.

This year we supported the summer fair with:

  • Branding & Marketing Support (Banners/Postcards)
  • Fortnum & Mason Afternoon Tea Hamper Raffle Prize
  • Our ‘design a plate’ competition – The winners plate was ‘made’ just for them and all entrants received a free studio session at Bluebell Studio
  • And our Reigate & Redhill Move Revolution team running the bar, selling Silent Auction and Raffle tickets!

So… if you are thinking of moving or letting your home in Reigate & Redhill, Louise, Damian and Hannah would love to hear from you, just give them a call on 01737 888220.  You may have already spoken with them whilst being served a Prosecco or a beer! They can’t wait to chat with you!


Our favourite pub gardens

The weather has been simply incredible recently hasn’t it! Whilst our teams have been very busy, they’ve also found some time to get out and about too, so we asked them where they’ve been recently for outdoor drinks. Here they are…and we’d love to hear yours too!

Louise Simpson, Area Sales Manager, Reigate & Redhill

Botley Hill Farmhouse in my opinion has the best pub garden in the area. It has amazing views across the rolling Surrey Hills and quite often a great place to spot hot air balloons passing by! I love meeting friends here for an afternoon catch up.


Paul Mulligan, Area Sales Manager, Croydon

Just up the road from Louise’s suggestion, The White Bear is set in the countryside and has a great beer garden overlooking fields with horses. In the summer they have an outside bar and a BBQ so perfect for the weekend with my family.

Mark Waldron, Area Sales Manager, Sevenoaks

You can get a great pint at the George and Dragon in Chipstead, and the bonus is the amazing menu that has lots of fresh local produce – delicious!

Joey Hansen, Negotiator, Brighton

Hove Place in… you’ve guessed it, Hove! It has an amazing west facing beer garden and the atmosphere is very ‘Hove’. With friendly staff and great food from local suppliers too, it’s one of my favourite places to go.

Zac Ship, Area Sales Manager, Tunbridge Wells

I’m getting married here so it’s fair to say I’m a fan! The gorgeous barn and lovely gardens at The Plough at Leigh are wonderful places to enjoy the delicious food, especially the Sunday lunch. There is also a play area for the children so it’s perfect for a relaxed Sunday afternoon.

Alex Goodman, Area Sales Manager, Brighton 

Brighton Music Hall on the seafront is a firm favourite of mine. The seaview sunsets are incredible to watch from the beachside seating area while listening to live music from a varied selection of talented musicians. A perfect chilled out place to catch up with friends.

Damian Bligh, Sales Manager, Reigate & Redhill

I enjoy going to the Carpenters Arms in Limpsfield, as they have a great garden with a BBQ in summer which ticks all my boxes!

Ryan Milson, Negotiator, Croydon

The Derby Arms on Epsom Downs is lovely this time of year, have a stroll on the downs, then tuck into a nice cold beer and some tasty snacks while overlooking the race course. Fantastic! 

Russ Markets, Sales Manager, Haywards Heath

I enjoy going to the Black Rabbit in Arundel, and have lunch overlooking the River Arun with the castle in the distance.  They also serve ice cream for dogs which my pug, Rosie, loves! They even have a “dog-wash” for mucky paws or ice-cream whiskers!

Mathew Gurr, Area Sales Manager, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill & Lindfield

Trading Boundaries just by Sheffield Park Gardens is great and has a brilliant play area at the rear so great for families. It has the added bonus of a furniture and accessories shop on site, so there is something for everyone here! It’s not that far from the Bluebell Railway station at Sheffield Park, or you can take a short drive to play Pooh Sticks on Ashdown Forest.

Sue Peyton, Sales Progression Team

I love a long cold glass of pimms in the Red Barn garden, it’s the perfect place to while away a summer afternoon. There is a beautiful garden and if you fancy a day at the races, Lingfield Race Course is just up the road!

This is just a snapshot that we’ve grabbed from our busy team, and we know you’ll have some more places up your sleeve, so please do share with us!

If you’re thinking of moving home, call the team on 0330 223 1000.


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Move Revolution Prioryfields 2017

We are all looking forward to Move Revolution’s Prioryfields 2017.  Thank you for all your messages with ideas, and importantly your favorite activities over the past 5 years.  This year is definitely the ‘best of the best’!

Many of us at Move Revolution have children (1 year up to 18 years old!) and we also have a wonderful Grandma … we know that FREE, child friendly, activities in the school holidays are simply wonderful…which is why we have created 3 days packed with crafts, dancing, music, and, of course animals!  This really is about giving back to our local community. We have Move Revolution teams throughout Surrey, Sussex and Kent from Brighton all the way up to Croydon and we are looking forward to welcoming back familiar faces as well as seeing many new faces! Every time we sell or let a home we put money back into free children’s events!

Move Revolution’s Prioryfields 2017 

 25th, 26th, 27th July  – 11am-3pm

Just to give you a taster…

  • Tuesday 25th July - Woodland day
  • Wednesday 26th July - Monster day
  • Thursday 27th July – Farm day

We will be releasing the full Prioryfield’s schedule in the next couple of weeks.


We are delighted to welcome back :

Boogie Monsters

We are thrilled that Boogie Monsters are joining in the fun at Prioryfields. It will be ‘Mini’ Boogie Monsters who will be with us – Kelly and Nicki part of the Boogie Monsters team. Boogie Monsters are professional musicians who are passionate about giving children the opportunity to hear and see live music being played. So come and ‘boogie’ with us on Wednesday!

Reigate School of Ballet

Reigate School of Ballet will be joining us again – we love having them at Prioryfields! Many of you know and love RSB and already enjoy their classes. RSB offer complete all-round dance training – you will be only getting a ‘tiny’ flavour of what they do this week. Their classes include ballet, tap, commercial street, modern, tap, musical theatre, contemporary and toddler dance!


Squiggle Dot & Squeeze

We are thrilled that Flori Johnson of Squiggle Dot & Squeeze is helping with our Prioryfields crafts this year. Squiggle Dot & Squeeze are passionate about craft, believing that children can be inspired and captivated by craft activities, which go beyond that moment and entertain and educate them. If you haven’t already bought a Squiggle Dot & Squeeze Craft Box you really need to take a look – they are perfect for the summer holidays packed with lots of activities giving hours and hours of fun (The Move Revolution team have enjoyed  ‘testing’ the boxes – they are great fun!).

Kidsrome Farm

Kidsrome began around sixteen years ago when Craig’s children joined a summer play scheme at a local church.  Being farmers, they were asked to bring some ark animals along to the holiday club – and this inspired Kidsrome mobile farm!

Move Revolution Prioryfields 2017 Competition!

Share your photographs with us on Facebook and Twitter. Use #moverevolutionprioryfields and the best photograph of the week will win a prize!

Move Revolution & The Crafters Market 2017

On Wednesday 27th July from 7.30-9.30pm. We will be transforming our Prioryfields Marquee into a craft shopping paradise, filled with wonderful local businesses from The Crafters Market. Come and join the Move Revolution team, with live music from Mellow Monsters.

Help us run even more events!

If you are thinking of selling or letting your home we would love to speak with you. You can chat with one of our Move Revolution team at Prioryfields. There will be team members from all our offices:

  • Reigate, Redhill & Oxted
  • Croydon Purley & Coulsdon
  • East Grinstead, Crawley & Lingfield
  • Brighton & Hove
  • Haywards Heath Burgess Hill, Uckfield & Lindfield
  • Tunbridge Wells & Tonbridge
  • Sevenoaks

If you’d like to chat to us before seeing us at Prioryfields call us freephone on 0800 0337670.


Lingfield Primary School’s Summer Fete, Sponsored by Move Revolution

Lingfield Primary School’s annual Summer fete is a date for your diary as it will be packed with fun, activities, entertainment and delicious food and drink for all the family.

Move Revolution are delighted to not only sponsor the event on Saturday 1st July, 12-3pm, but we also love being involved in the fair! This year the East Grinstead and Lingfield Move Revolution team will be running the bar at the fair.. come over and say a big hello to Paul , Tom and Holly, seen here having a coffee…

Cold beer, Cider, Prosecco and Pimms will be served together with hot drinks in the refreshments tent.  And for anyone feeling peckish, there will be a BBQ serving delicious hot dogs and burgers.

The Fair will be packed with all your favourites such as fancy dress, cream teas with strawberries and Prosecco, Ice cream parlour, biscuit decorating, hook-a-duck, Nerf gun alley, a tombola and a coconut shy, to name a few.

Alongside the stalls, various demonstrations will be taking place in the Arena including talks and displays from ‘Animazing’ – a company that features living reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and mammals.

Back by popular demand is our Move Revolution design a cake competition… for all those budding Mary Berry’s or Paul Hollywood’s at the school! This year the winning cake is being made by Rosie’s, Lingfields wonderful coffee shop, but as many of you know Rosie’s also offers a variety of wonderful activities for children using their gorgeous summer garden and is a fantastic place to catch up with friends! The winner is in for a treat with a delicious cake from Rosie’s! The winning design will be revealed at the fair…come over to the Move Revolution gazebo and all will be revealed!

We are delighted to be sponsoring the fair.  We know this is a real community event! We really love getting involved in our local community, especially as a number of the Move Revolution team live in the village.  Come and see us at the fair, we would love to say hello!

All monies raised at the ‘The Country Fair’ will go to Lingfield Primary School Association (LPSA), the registered charity that raises funds for the school.

If you are thinking of moving and would like to chat to our East Grinstead and Lingfield team prior to Saturday 1st July please give them a call on 01342888450 they would love to hear from you.




Louise Simpson – a profile on our Reigate & Redhill region Area Sales Manager

Louise was brought up locally, attending Whyteleafe Primary School and going on to Warlingham Secondary. It would appear that the property seed was sown early on, as she did two stints of work experience during her latter years at school, alongside waitressing and achieving top tips from her customers in a garden centre cafe at weekends. She worked briefly as a receptionist when she left school, before beginning her career in Estate Agency in earnest. She has always been interested in helping people to find their dream home, something that was born of watching many, many episodes of Kirsty and Phil’s Location Location Location, and she really loves her role at Move Revolution. Having grown up in a traditional Estate Agency, she wanted to be part of a new and refreshing company dedicated to excellent customer service, so she came to work with us and now leads our team in Reigate and Redhill where she brings her incredible work ethic to achieve excellent results.

She enjoys cooking in her spare time and is an expert at perfect roast potatoes! She is always planning her next holiday and loves exploring the local cuisine wherever she is.

Louise still lives locally, and loves Casa Lola in Caterham for tapas, the excellent Indian food at India Dining in Warlingham, and The Bell at Godstone for lazy Sundays. She loves popping into Laura Ashley in Reigate for interiors, and loves a property with original features including tiled floors and cornicing. Here are some of her favourite shots from recent properties. She is a fan of a mix of old and new, with some pops of colour as you can see below:

To chat to Louise or her team, concerning buying or selling in Reigate or Redhill please call 01737 888220.




One Million Dollars Isn’t What It Used to Be

take a peek at Transform Your Finance website for even more information and facts on financial matters 

There was once a time when the word “millionaire” carried cachet. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word was first used in French in the early eighteenth century and in English nearly a century later. Regardless of your station in French society in 1719, you would recognize a net worth of one million livres

Proud Sponsors of Reigate Parish Church Primary School

We’re getting excited about the Reigate Parish Church Primary School Summer Fair on 24th June, 12pm-3pm, as it promises to be a brilliant event yet again. We’ll be there helping with the all important bar – and getting involved with the games and stalls too.

With games, competitions, the raffle as well as the tearoom and bar there is plenty for everyone to do. There will even be free Mr Marvel shows and a silent auction, making it a must visit Reigate event!

Come along and support the school – even if you don’t have children there or perhaps your children are still pre-school age, it’s a great chance to pop along and get a feel for the warmth in the school community. Come and say hi to the team, you won’t miss us as we’ll be fully kitted out in our Move Revolution garb! ENJOY!


Current and Historical Checking and Savings Account Rates

check transFS web site for alot more details on financial resources 

Since many banks are constantly updating their interest rates offered on savings, money market and checking accounts, this chart should come in handy. On the 1st of every month, this page is updated to show the most accurate rate information available. This list is organized in two sections. The first section includes FDIC-insured savings or

Cohabitation Agreement: Do You Need One?

pay a visit to TransFS webpage for a lot more information on financing 

In the past, I’ve discussed whether couples should sign a prenuptial agreement before marriage. While sometimes controversial, a good prenup can protect both individuals were the marriage to result in irreconcilable differences. Signing a legal document of this type could be helpful if the couple owns substantial assets or if the couple has a wide disparity

Paul Mulligan – a profile on our Croydon region Area Sales Manager

Our latest blog in our series about our brilliant Area Sales Managers, and we’ve arrived in our Croydon area and Paul Mulligan. He was born locally, went to Primary School in Sanderstead and Secondary School in Purley so spent most of his early life in the area. His family are still in the Purley area now. Paul has moved further afield but still regularly walks on Riddlesdown Common.

A funny story about Paul from his teens is that he had a part time job in a DIY shop whilst he was studying at college. He is renowned for being the least handy person you could ever meet, so it’s no surprise to hear that the shop closed down! It gave him a great start with understanding the importance of customer service though. He moved on to managing a music store selling CDs and DVDs whilst he decided what he really wanted to do and chose estate agency because he wanted a job where no two days were the same, a varied role, one that was customer facing and where he wasn’t confined to an office all day.

Paul has now been an Estate Agent for over ten years and worked for two high street agencies, progressing from trainee to Branch Manager prior to joining us at Move Revolution in January 2015. He joined us as he could see market trends changing, the way in which people bought and sold was changing, and he wanted to be part of a more forward thinking company. Also, the challenge of opening up an office in his home town was something he relished.

In keeping with his heritage, Paul is a huge Crystal Palace fan and been a season ticket holder for over 20 years. He looks forward to the day when he takes his son (currently 9 months old) along with him to take in the atmosphere and cheer the boys on.

He enjoys hanging out with friends at Boxpark, where his favourite things  are the Chicken Burger at Coqfighter and great cocktails in Yumn Brasserie. He also loves the tapas at Galacia and Las Fuentes.

He’s a lover of period property but likes a modern, contemporary interior whilst still retaining some original features, just like this one that we’ve just advertised for sale on Shirley Hills Road:

If you’re interested in this home, or are thinking of selling or letting yours in the Croydon region, do call Paul on 0208 819 3272.