Kellett’s sharp wit (and good humour) helps her see right through the players in the marketplace.
She feels that vendors, developers and builders have become cannier with properties to capture buyers. ‘I think most of the things you see are gimmicks (“I’ll throw in an Aston Martin, I’ll pay your stamp duty”) on an over-inflated asking price,’ she says.’ A pointless sort of action.’
Popular and respected for being outspoken about industry issues, she says selling agents need to up their game: ‘They are fickle. When they have a lot of stock, when the market is a buyer’s market, they’re all over the buyers like a rash. When they haven’t got any stock and they are desperate, looking for stock in order to sell to their reams of buyers, they’re all over the vendors.’