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JODIE WEBBER & THE ELEANOR FOUNDATION

JODIE WEBBER & THE ELEANOR FOUNDATION

Our Jodie has recently been to Tanzania with a Guernsey charity and her visit was truly a life-changing experience for the residential sales co-coordinator.

Jodie visited the Kagera region in Tanzania; an area heavily affected by AIDS and, as a result, has very high numbers of AIDS orphans.

She travelled there as part of the Eleanor Foundation, a Guernsey charity that was established in 2012 in memory of Jodie's family friend, Ellie Carey, who was killed while cycling to university in London in 2011.

WHEN IS A NEWS STORY NOT A NEWS STORY?

Sadly we have felt compelled to repost an item from our news blog from 2012. Two years on and it appears that in such a changing world some people are clearly left unable to embrace those who actively seek it.

I have been giving some thought to what actually makes a news story. Sometimes I read things and wonder just how it was decided that this is "news" while something else which doesn't get a look in is deemed not to be worthy. Naively I suppose I always thought the strength of the story and its relevance to the readership were the only criteria for what gets published. Recent experience has toughened me up somewhat. It appears that there is a whole load of bias, subjectivity and commercial considerations when deciding what is a news story.

With newspapers bemoaning the rise of social media (and the subsequent damage to their advertising revenues) you would think the thing that would continue to draw people to their product would be strong, community-focused news. If the printed media is concerned about the rise and rise of social media surely getting behind news in our island is the way to go? Apparently not.

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX - I AM GUERNSEY

Livingroom was the first to integrate true creativity and innovation into the Guernsey property market. In an effort to support our island and think outside the box, Livingroom is proud to introduce you to our latest competition, I am Guernsey.

YOU DON'T GET THIS IN LONDON - VisitGuernsey goes underground in a bid to broaden its appeal

A new VisitGuernsey campaign is raising the profile of the islands of Guernsey in a bid to broaden its appeal to a new generation of visitors. The campaign is focused solely in London based newspapers and includes cross track and tube panel advertising on the London Underground.

LIVINGROOM FEATURES IN COUNTRY LIFE MAGAZINE

Exposure of our island is key to the Open Market community therefore Livingroom is eagerly awaiting June 4th when Country Life publishes a specific supplement about Guernsey to its notable readership of 206,000 people.

Keen to embrace the market, Livingroom (on behalf of their clients) feature an impressive twelve pages of the island's finest property, in addition to a single page advert aimed to highlight why Guernsey is such an interesting place to live.

We look forward to results for not only the properties featured, but also increased web impressions of all of our property stock, which can only be a good thing for our company and our clients.

EXPERIENCE IS KEY

The latest housing statistics for Guernsey have been published today. According to the data property sales have dropped by just under 8% from this time last year. There have been 131 local market transactions in the first quarter of this year as compared with 142 in Q1 of 2013. The price of transactions is up on last year with the average purchase cost at £458,398. On the surface the statistics paint a picture of the housing marketing not being as buoyant as last year. To some extent this may be true but what it better reflects is a need for the estate agency sector and vendors to take stock and inject a little realism into the market.

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