While most estate agents are breathing a sigh of relief at the Scottish referendum No vote, some say more clarity is needed over what happens next and how it will impact the market.
Estate agents have enjoyed an average 5.2 per cent increase in salary over the past year but their total income is eclipsed by some other groups within the residential sector.
Haart says the average UK house price growth is now 8.9 per cent with a typical home costing £206,578 - although London once again is streaking far ahead.
The autumn sales and lettings markets may be in full swing but plenty of agents are still doing good works in the name of charity.
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Just a day after the launch of easyProperty, a senior venture capitalist has hit out at its founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, calling him a ‘celebrity business leader’ using crowd-funding websites to “exploit” small-time investors.
Labour proposals for four tiers of mansion tax - graduated with owners of homes woth £5m-plus paying the most and some owners of homes around £2m eligible for tax relief - would still be particularly damaging to London, according to Knight Frank.
Ed Mead, a director of London’s Douglas & Gordon estate agency and a long-standing critic of online estate agents, says the slowdown in the sales market seen in some parts of the country may deter the spread of internet-only agencies.
easyProperty, which launches a residential letting service today after months of anticipation within the industry, says it will ultimately expand to handle online auctions too.