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Phil Spencer is one of the UK's leading property experts, with over 25 years of experience in the property sector. The Move iQ Podcast is where Phil shares his tips for buying, renting and selling to help anyone moving through this notoriously stressful process and beyond. Whether this is your first move or you are a seasoned property professional, Phil shares his property advice, guidance and insights to help everyone move home with confidence.
 
A real-life, no BS approach to the art of structuring your life in the way you want. Forget Instagram, forget your best life, this is an honest account into navigating this modern world as 30 somethings. Everything is possible and at our fingertips, yet this is often a curse as much as a gift. Sometimes it’s great & sometimes it’s not, we talk about it all. From entrepreneurship, mindfulness, travel, relationships and everything in between, we think differently and believe in actively design ...
 
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If you’re a motivated seller looking for an alternative and quick way to sell your home, an online auction could be the solution. A recent study of the housing market concluded that one in three private treaty house sales (this is the traditional method of selling a property) fell through in the last year – which isn’t good news if you have a compe…
 
This celebratory moment when you’re finally ready to leave your property might catch you by surprise with how emotional it is. Moving is moving. All the memories that live in your home will stay there and it can be emotional to move on. You might find like Phil did, that you stand in each room and say a heartfelt goodbye! In the final episode of Se…
 
The big moment is finally here – you’ve received an offer on your property! Hopefully, it’s all in writing, with a covering email or letter that explains how the buyer is funding the purchase, and any conditions they may have. Accepting an offer may be the easiest part of selling a house (all you have to do is say “yes”) but you may find it’s actua…
 
Selling a house is hard enough. Throw buying a new one into the mix and it’d be understandable if you felt overwhelmed. It also means that you’re involved in a chain. Property chains can be complicated things at the best of times. When they stretch beyond a few buyers, it can feel very fragile. This is because you can only know one degree of separa…
 
After all the hard work and preparation, your house is finally on the market. Being proactive, prepared, and communicative as a seller will really help speed up the sales process. In this episode of the Move iQ podcast, Phil Spencer and his co-host, Chris Ducker, reveal how you can get organised with your administration, paperwork, and other necess…
 
So, you’ve decided to sell. You’ve found the right estate agent, cleaned the house from top to bottom and now there is a line-up of interested buyers wanting to take a look inside. You might feel like you need to be there for every second of every viewing. But your constant presence could be doing more harm than good. Phil Spencer believes that the…
 
Selling isn’t as simple as having people look at your house and hoping that they like it enough to make you an offer you can’t refuse. Traditional methods of selling a home don’t always work for everyone. Before choosing how you’re going to sell your home, you need to realistic the type of property you have and its existing condition. Successful se…
 
Selling your house isn’t as simple as choosing the estate agent that suggests the highest asking price for your home. When it comes to what may be the single biggest financial transaction of your life, you want to know it’s in safe and capable hands. If you’re choosing to use an estate agent, there are some key questions to ask them. There’s also p…
 
Selling your house can stir a mix of emotions and everyone has their own reasons for selling. You may want to upsize, downsize, move on quickly, liquify an inheritance, or something else entirely. Whatever the reason, selling can be equally exciting and worrying, regardless of how many times you’ve done it before. And yes, pretty confusing too! The…
 
Your rental property is more than just the place you live, it’s your home. Viewing different rental properties is an exciting and often stressful process. Although you might fall in love with a property at first glance, you may discover all is not as it seems as second and even third viewings could reveal potential hidden truths about the condition…
 
The end of a tenancy can mean one of two things; either the tenant has decided to leave or the landlord has issued an eviction. One scenario is obviously much better than the other, but both these options call for similar actions to be taken at the end of a tenancy. Tune into this episode to hear Phil and co-host, Chris Ducker, discuss how tenancie…
 
Are you the perfect tenant? When renting a property, it is always important to remember that whilst you have a right to feel at home, you are living in someone else’s property. Therefore, you have certain responsibilities to look after the home whilst the landlord is responsible to make sure you are safe and happy. In the fourth episode of season t…
 
If you don’t ask, you don’t get! Before signing the lease on a rental property, it’s worth negotiating anything that you aren’t happy about or that you think require the landlord’s attention. Do you know the history of the property? Is the price reasonable? Have you read the agreement properly? There are so many things that you need to consider as …
 
Are you looking for a property to rent? There are many things to consider before renting a new home; who is the landlord? How long is the lease? Is it furnished? These are the questions that you need to ask when deciding if the property itself is right for you. You also need to make sure you’ve done your research when it comes to the local area, wh…
 
Time to get excited...the Move iQ Podcast is back for its second season! While the first season focused on anything and everything to do with buying your first home, this season brings you valuable information on renting a property. Property expert and Founding Director of Move iQ, Phil Spencer, returns to host the second season of the show right a…
 
If you’re buying a home and can’t wait to pop the champagne, you’ll have to put celebrations on hold until the exchange of contracts. Before contracts are exchanged, the seller or buyer can pull out of the deal at any time. You might already have booked the removals van and planned the décor for every room but you need to take a step back and make …
 
When you’re buying a new home, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and let yourself get carried away before the deal is complete. Losing your dream home can be devastating and even when you do everything right, there is always a possibility that the transaction will fall through. But don’t worry, property expert and founder of Move iQ, Phi…
 
If you’re a first-time buyer, the property conveyancing process of buying a home can seem like a minefield of legal jargon that’s almost impossible to navigate. But it doesn’t have to be. In episode 6 of the Move iQ podcast, Co-Host Chris Ducker quizzes property expert and Founder of Move iQ, Phil Spencer, on the property conveyancing process. Phil…
 
Sometimes the house of your dreams is just over your budget and you’re left wondering if you can make a cheeky offer. And other times the amount of work a property requires means the seller is asking for far too much money. Negotiating a house price is often a necessary step in the home buying process. But, agreeing on the terms of purchase with an…
 
Viewing a property for the first, or even the second time, is exciting. However, if you fall in love with a property and jump the gun too soon, you could end up regretting your decision. In the fourth episode of the Move iQ podcast, Co-Host Chris Ducker quizzes Phil on how to guarantee a successful viewing. You’ll also learn what to look out for bo…
 
When you’re searching for the perfect home, your estate agent may show you properties that barely stand up against your expectations. Naturally, you end up feeling like you’ve wasted your time. It’s frustrating. But, it is avoidable. Our host, Phil Spencer, and Co-Host Chris Ducker, team up to clear up some of the confusion and frustration surround…
 
Preparation is key to buying any property successfully. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of house hunting. But, you’ve got to remember that this will probably be the biggest shopping expedition of your life and there are many things that can go wrong along the way. Planning is an absolute must. In the second episode of the Move iQ Podca…
 
In this first value-packed episode of the Move iQ podcast we dive into the truth behind what you think you want, and what you actually need from your prospective new home. Our host - property expert and investor, TV presenter and Founding Director of Move iQ, Phil Spencer, is joined by co-host, Chris Ducker. Chris is a published author, serial entr…
 
If you enjoyed today’s episode, please share it with friends, SUBSCRIBE and leave us a review on iTunes. This week we’re reflecting on our experience as digital nomads for you to learn from our mistakes! Where’s the best places to go? How much money do you need? How long to go for? What’s the WiFi like? Is the 4 hour work week even possible? We dis…
 
Welcome to the Move iQ Podcast! Host Phil Spencer – presenter, author, property investor and businessman - is widely credited as being an expert in all things property. As well as hosting numerous TV series over the past 18 years, Phil is co-presenter of long-running Channel 4 series Location, Location, Location, and Founding Director of top proper…
 
Do you want to become self employed this year? Are you keen to find out what life is really like on the other side of having a job? If you want to make the leap away from employment and earn your own living, this episode is for you. Matthew Knight is a Strategy and Innovation Partner working for himself. Having left his job years ago to pursue this…
 
Follow us on Instagram and Twitter. Welcome again to Life Design Diaries, the business and lifestyle podcast where we bring you interesting conversations with interesting people. On todays episode, I’m speaking with Tristan Thomas who is the Head of Marketing and Community at Monzo. Monzo is the bank of the future. Since they started they’ve been b…
 
“How can brands be built with customers” - Jamal Benmiloud This week we’re thrilled to welcome a fantastic marketer and business owner, Jamal Benmiloud. Jamal has had a glowing career. Having risen to become Head of Marketing at Redbull and VP Marketing at Monster Energy, he decided to stretch himself even further and start his own consultancy, EAR…
 
I feel strange. I'm not quite as busy as I could be, and it's giving me more time for chats and side projects, but I'm feeling like I am not really doing anything productive. Why are we so tuned to feel like doing paid work is productive, but doing exploration, investment in yourself and future-facing work is less important? If it was anyone else, …
 
Sarah Knight is a New York Times Bestselling author. She’s written the fantastic books: The Life Changing Magic Of Not Giving A F**k, Get Your Sh*t Together, You Do You, Calm The Fuck Down. These four magical books helped me personally make a mental pivot in my mind to break free of mental guilt, worrying and letting my own mind hold me back, pavin…
 
"Are you working on the hardest part?" On this episode we discuss the the main milestone you should look to achieve immediately when taking the leap into entrepreneurship. We’ve learned this through personal experience and discussing it with everyone we’ve interviewed on this podcast. CATCH US ON: Website Ross LinkedIn Lucy LinkedIn Twitter Instagr…
 
If we feel bad when comparing ourselves to others, then we should simply stop comparing... Sound advice yes, but often a lot harder to do than the ‘simply’ suggests. The Will Smith Effect is a concept I’ve created after mulling over this scenario for the past few months. It’s a different approach and I’d love to hear if you agree/disagree. Get in t…
 
“Think like a big business and act like a small one” What's the worst that can happen? Well, when The Primal Pantry, a Paleo brand on a mission to start a real-food revolution, slipped from the heights of growing a £1.7m turnover business in only 3 years, to running out of cash and having to take a significant loan from an employee, this mantra of …
 
In this very first episode of #Distilled, we discuss our recent meeting with The Gypsy Shrine founder Jenna Meek. This is a summary of the key points we picked out when speaking with Jenna, making the lessons easy for you to digest and translate for yourself. If you haven’t listened to the full episode with Jenna, catch it at #41 The Gypsy Shrine |…
 
Hands up if you would like to be the owner of a brand that has grown so fast that in less than 3 years, that its gone from zero to turning over millions of pounds? What about if you could take that brand into huge partnerships with some of the most sought after retailers in the UK? And what about if you could, say, have fans for your brand includin…
 
This episode I’m joined by Johnny FD - A full time digital nomad with many fingers in many pies and as you will hear during this episode, is LOVING every minute of his experience. Welcome back to Life design diaries the business and lifestyle podcast and if there’s any man in the world blurring the lines between business and lifestyle it is Johnny …
 
Today we’re answering a great question sent in from Dan about agency life and the opportunities & challenges that come with it. Now we may be biased, but wanted to share our opinion and experiences since we both have worked in different agencies over the years. We cover the best bits and the worst bits, so if you’re interested in getting some more …
 
This episode is all about TAKING RISKS. We’re answering one of your questions about risk in our lives: “How do you have the courage to take risks in life? Leaving a stable, successful career to travel and start your own ventures nearing your 30s must be a difficult, no doubt scary decision to make!” Get involved and ask us one of your questions for…
 
*FREEBIE GIVEAWAY* We’ve produced The Outreach Guide PDF providing all the information discussed here plus some great example outreach emails that work. Download the Freebie here at lifedesigndiaries.com In this episode we break down the key elements we’ve learned on how to get in front of people. If you’re looking to contact someone for any reason…
 
On this episode we discuss openly the question we’re often asked: “What do you do?” Does the answer to this question define us? Because it can often feel like it does, and that your current career is your worth. How do you answer this question? Why do we ask this question? Should we feel bad, or good, by our answer to this? How to answer it? All di…
 
This is my favourite conversation yet. On this episode of LIFE DESIGN DIARIES we welcome Julian Hearn, founder of Huel. Huel (human-fuel) is a nutritionally complete powdered food that contains everything you need for a healthy, balanced diet. With the company only three years old and a turnover of £14m last year, Huel has raced to become one of th…
 
When Oliver Bolton ordered 250,000 cans of his new drinks brand without any external market validation what so ever, he probably found himself in a little bit of a rut. Fast forward to today, he has not only made a success of that first business but evolved to create various drinks brands that you may have come across. The particular brand I’m fami…
 
“I’ve spent my life always wanting to have my own business” Welcome to another episode of life design diaries where Lucy and I share simplified knowledge to help you live a fulfilling life on your own terms. Now, if you’ve ever found yourself wanting a business but you just don’t have the idea yet then this interview is for you! Andy Jefferies from…
 
Predictably Irrational By Dan Ariely is the seventh & final book in our ‘7 Books That Changed Our Lives’ mini series. In this episode, we cover: A short overview of the book The key lesson we took from the book How we applied that lesson to our life and how you can too Listen to this short episode to hear our overview, thoughts and lessons learned …
 
How To Win Friends And Influence People By Dale Carnegie is the sixth book in our ‘7 Books That Changed Our Lives’ mini series. In this episode, we cover: A short overview of the book The key lesson we took from the book How we applied that lesson to our life and how you can too Listen to this short episode to hear our overview, thoughts and lesson…
 
The 4-Hour Work Week By Tim Ferriss is the fifth book in our ‘7 Books That Changed Our Lives’ mini series. In this episode, we cover: A short overview of the book The key lesson we took from the book How we applied that lesson to our life and how you can too Listen to this short episode to hear our overview, thoughts and lessons learned from The 4 …
 
Derek Sivers’ Blog on drama is the fourth book in our ‘7 Books That Changed Our Lives’ mini series. “Having drama in your life is a choice” This is actually a blog post rather than a book however it’s such a great piece of writing and has had such an impact on our lives that we wanted to include it in this mini series. In this episode, we cover: A …
 
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