Online estate agency eMoov is asking the National Association of Estate Agents for clarification about the organisation’s membership of the board of Agents’ Mutual in the light of the new portal’s ban on online agencies - some of which are NAEA members.
The Bank of England’s problems with the CHAPS system of electronic money payments, including those transferring monies at the end of the house-buying process, will almost certainly lead to problems in house completions during this week.
For those EAT readers who missed it, Sarah Beeny’s How To Sell Your Home on Channel 4 last evening was probably what one would have expected from a person who, in her own words, owns “an established online estate agency.”
Strutt & Parker says the political uncertainty over the upcoming election is likely to sharply curb market activity next year - although there will still be some price growth.
Online agency Purplebricks, which launched just a few months ago in April, is already considering floating on the stock exchange next year according to one report.
Rightmove doesn’t appear to have read the script when it comes to the market - while many agents are reporting gentle price falls this autumn, the portal’s asking price index shows an increase in asking prices of 2.6 per cent over the past month.
An online agent is trying to counter the bad publicity surrounding up-front fees by claiming clients can get their money returned if they are unsatisfied in any way - and even if they have successfully sold their property through the agency.
Cluttons has taken its former Resorts brand back in house and its portfolio of properties will now be marketed under the company’s name.
Price growth in prime central London over the next five years could be radically different according to which party wins the election according to estate agency Chestertons.