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Simon shinerock
Simon shinerock
Owner of Choices Estate Agents
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About Me

I'm married with three grown up children, I live between London, Bexhill and Marbella. Despite my advancing years I am very active with a lot of sports hobbies ranging from my favourite kite surfing to my most recent, road bike riding and covering many others in between. I have always had a good imagination, some would say it's reflected in my industry views! I had a horror fantasy novel published in 1997 called 'The Dark Lagoon' that is still svailable on Amazon as a digital book, it's only £1.02 so I suggest you buy it right away. I write a blog which contains some of my views on the Industry, Society and many other things, I also like to write poetry which reflects the deeper side of our wants and aspirations. I have a master plan to put my mark on the industry by changing the business model we use in Lettings, Sales and investments. I have used Choices as a test bed for my ideas and I think our overall success endorses my concepts far more than words alone. Finally I decided to explore social media in 2014 and am now an avid user of Twitter, Instagram and Linkein which, when used in conjunction with my Blog have enabled me to create my own distinctive brand which, like Marmite, people seem to love or hate. I really appreciate my supporters and to them I say thank you. In my defence to the haters I would say if you get to know me you will change your mind:)

my expertise in the industry

I founded Choices in 1989 www.choices.co.uk, we are widely regarded as the most innovative estate agent in the industry with a unique Lettings model and a dedicated investments division that has been operating since the turn of the millennium. I am an investor in and contributor to Angels Media which I am happy to say gives me a platform for my views and ideas. I have also been an investor in a well know agency software business which was eventually sold to a bigger player. My background and expertise is in selling, management and finance. I try my best to keep up with all the important changes that are happening in the business at an ever faster pace and I am always on the lookout for my next interesting investment, especially if it's one that I think fits in with my grand plan or to which I can make a positive contribution. If you want any help or advice with your business please feel free to contact me, the first call is always free:)

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From: Simon shinerock 22 January 2016 06:04 AM

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Very good letter, however I would like to add a couple of points. Many tenants choose to rent to live and buy to live these days because it gives them job mobility and investment flexibility, this is not just good for them but good for the economy and is threatened by these changes. Secondly on the point of pensions, it was not so long ago that a previous government decided to allow residential property to be included in a pension, the proposal was cut before inception over abuse worries. The point is that this government has taken advantage of the average persons financial naievitty in order to carry out a tax grab on pension investments. The thinking would be along the lines of 'if most people don't appreciate the tax relief we give on pensions why give it to the few who do' From a purely pragmatic political point of view this was an easy win. However they have apparently bought their own snake oil and are applying the same approach to buy to let, a sector which could not be more different to traditional pensions in the minds of the voter, especially the Tory voter. Buy to let is literally the last bastion of hope for most aspiring people, hope for financial freedom and independence that is. I know because for the past 16 years my company has been active in this sector and we have experienced first hand the passionate feeling so many people have on this issue. It's almost like this government wants to be so so clever that teacher gives them a gold star but, like so many precocious children, they have gone too far and need some discipline.

From: Simon shinerock 06 January 2016 07:15 AM

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