Chief Executives Blog

Michael Robson, Chief Executive of Andrews, knows a thing or two about property.

Michael Robson 

Currently in his 37th year at Andrews, and his 23rd at the helm, Michael has seen the highs - and the lows - of the market, and has a firm grasp of market conditions and trends.

Michael has also been a driving force behind Andrews' commitment to corporate social responsibility: a founding member of the Estate Agency Foundation, which supports a range of homelessness causes, Michael was named Business Charity Champion at the prestigious Third Sector Awards in 2011.

In his blog, Michael shares his latest thoughts on the property market and offers his expert opinion.

You can follow Michael, to keep up-to-date with news as it happens and join in the conversation, on twitter: @andrewsonline.

Lists of links to other pages

  • A Spring in our step

    As we move between the first and second annual quarters it’s a natural point in our industry to reflect and also predict what the next quarter may bring.

  • 2014 leaps into action across Andrews

    14/02/2014: If anyone is in any doubt about the current UK property market they just need to step into one of our branches. It’s good news for everyone, if you’re selling, house prices are rising, or if you’re buying interest rates are still low and there is more help than ever for first time buyers.

  • January 2014 Property Indices and New Year predictions

    09/01/2014: I was not surprised to read that the Nationwide House Price Index (3rd January) is reporting a considerable increase in UK house prices at the end of last year.

  • Andrews is recognised as one of the best in Britain at national awards

    09/12/13: Andrews was awarded Silver in the ‘UK Best Large Estate Agency’ category at the Estate Agency Awards 2013 on Friday 6th December.
  • Some get more from their cracker than others

    06/12/2013: As you’re finishing your Christmas lunch and settling down for the Queen’s speech, millions of home-hunters will be sitting with their brand new tablets and smartphones looking for a new home.

  • Andrews Chief wins Outstanding Contribution award

    06/12/13: Andrews Chief wins Outstanding Contribution award at Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2013

  • Make sure you’re Market Ready

    05/12/2013: It’s well known that the current property market is experiencing soaring demand and that this is set to continue into 2014

  • 24 Hours in Bristol photographic event

    19/11/2013: My fellow director, Nick Wright, and other team members from Andrews attended the 24 Hours in Bristol Photographic competition on Friday 15th November.
  • Mustard Seed Awards

    15/11/2013: Last Saturday I was privileged to attend the Mustard Seed Awards through my role as chairman of Christian Initiative Trust (CIT), trustee of Andrews Charitable Trust (ACT) and as a judge on the panel.

  • Soaring Demand for Homes

    14/11/2013: The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) announced that they’re experiencing a ‘soaring demand’ from home buyers. Here at Andrews we are experiencing the same situation, there are not enough houses coming on to the market to meet the huge buyer demand

  • Do not miss out as the market recovers

    23/10/2013: The UK housing market is finally moving upwards and onwards. It’s been a long time coming – six years in fact since the property bubble ended in 2007. There are many positive reasons to get moving now.

  • Positive news in the press

    31/05/2013: It was heartening to read some positive news in the press about the housing market.

  • Latest interest rates from Bank of England

    08/08/2013: Welcome news for homeowners

  • Continued growth

    04/07/2013: The latest Halifax House Price Index gives us good reason to get moving this summer.

  • Celebrating 25 years of service in Kent

    14/06/2013: I went along to Kent to join in congratulating three colleagues who have reached the great milestone of 25 years of service for Andrews.
  • Nationwide House Price Index May

    04/06/2013: May's Nationwide House Price Index shows modest improvement.

  • Lettings Agency of the Year Award win

    31/05/2013: The annual Lettings Agency of the Year Awards, sponsored by The Times and Sunday Times, announced us as one of its winners.
  • Big Weekend Success

    22/05/2013: Take a look at some great success stories that have came in from the branches after our Big Weekend.
  • Property Hour

    13/05/2013: Do you have a burning property question? Perhaps you're not sure where to start or how to take the next step now that you're on the ladder. Read on to find out more.

  • Now is the time to move

    09/05/2013: Halifax's latest House Price Index shows that house prices in the three months to April were 1.3% higher than the previous 3 months. Read on to find out why now is the time to move.

  • The Big Weekend

    02/05/2013: UK house prices little changed in April as we approach the busiest time of year for moving.

  • Bath Newbridge Relaunch

    25/04/2013: Our Bath Newbridge branch is relaunching tonight with a brand new look! Come along and join in the celebration.

    Newbridge branch
  • New roles in Surrey

    17/04/2013: I'm pleased to welcome a new starter to the Surrey area plus a promotion!

    New job
  • Andrews Management Development Programme

    10/04/2013: I'm very pleased to say that the Andrews Management Development Programme has received validation from the Chartered Management Institute.
  • March House Price Index

    28/03/2013: UK house prices unchanged between February and March 2013.

  • How the budget is helping homemovers

    21/03/2013: The Government has announced assistance to boost the housing market with a new scheme to hep the purchase of new homes called Help to Buy Scheme and also assistance with mortgage deposits by providing £130bn of funding to any homebuyer looking to purchase a property upto 600K.

  • Giving back this festive season

    15/12/2011: Andrews celebrates 65 years of charitable giving with a successful new campaign this festive season.

    Michael Robson 2011 EA Awards speech
  • Realistic pricing is key to success for property sales

    30/08/2011: As buyers outsrip sellers, Michael looks at the importance that price plays in ensuring a successful sale for sellers.

    Sold By Andrews
  • UK Budget 2014

    The Chancellor George Osborne today confirmed he will extend the Help to Buy equity loan to 2020, which he says will contribute more than 120,000 new homes in Britain confirming previous announcements.