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Foxtons has been the stock market whipping-boy for a flailing central London housing market, losing up to 20 per cent of its share value at the worst of trading yesterday as new figures consolidated the gloom in prime areas of the capital.
A central London estate agency has undertaken what it calls Britain’s - and possibly the world’s - first Twitter-tour of a property, using images conveyed by social media to would-be buyers who are unable to view the accommodation in person.
Hometrack’s new index, which now confines itself to looking at average house prices in 20 cities in the UK rather than all of England and Wales, will not be using estate agents’ index.
Estate agents and other property professionals from around the world - or at least those with time to spend away from their desks - are today ending a four-day event in New York discussing the creation of an international code of ethics for the real estate industry.
The Home Owners’ Alliance, which appears to be turning itself into a Which?-style consumer champion, has published a guide to competing online estate agents.
The days are getting shorter and the nights seem darker than ever, yet agents still find time to raise money for good causes.
In the latest battle in the war of words between Agents’ Mutual and online estate agents, eMoov has lodged a complaint with the CMA accusing the new portal provider of running “an illegal cartel.”
Spicerhaart, which has been rapped over the knuckles by the Advertising Standards Authority in the past, has turned the tables by successfully complaining about an advert from a rival agency in Essex.
The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint about a competition run by online estate agent HarrisonCole, saying it “had not seen evidence to demonstrate that the prizes were awarded to genuine winners.”