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Phil Spencer - How To Prove The AI Bots Wrong

Artificial Intelligence is now a part of all our lives, but my attention was grabbed recently by an AI critique of...

23 April 2024

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PropTech Swoop - OnTheMarket’s new owner snaps up Matterport

CoStar Group, the US-based global online real estate provider which acquired OnTheMarket in December, has now snapped up Matterport, the well...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyer aged 67 shows affordability issue worsening

New data from one of Britain’s largest mortgage lenders shows that nearly one in five first-time buyers are now aged 40...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Five year record high for number of homes listed for sale - Zoopla

Would-be home-buyers are enjoying the highest level of spring-time choice of homes in five years says Zoopla. The portal claims that there...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Two new branches for growing agency following latest acquisition

Regional agency Mundys has snapped up a sales business, taking its branch total to five. It currently has two offices in Lincoln...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Single Income Homebuyers face huge uphill task - figures

New statistics from the Financial Conduct Authority, analysed by a legal firm, show the clear disadvantage and worsening picture for single...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Cut possible in Mini-Budget - government briefing

A report in the Times newspaper says Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is planning a stamp duty cut in the early autumn. The paper...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons could sell to Dexters for £300m - press speculation

A shareholder of Foxtons believes the agency could be worth £300m if sold today - substantially above its existing market capitalisation...

22 April 2024

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Why does it take SO long to complete a sale? Reapit has an idea...

A veteran PropTech figure with extensive experience of working at leading estate and sales agencies has told the government to act...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Green Belt and Labour - broad industry support for new approach

There’s been broad support from within the agency and wider property sectors for Labour’s proposal to build on selected parts of...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove warns of lull in sales despite brisk start to 2024

The number of new sellers coming to the market is up by 12% compared to this time a year ago, and...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Guild reveals 20 latest hand-picked agent members

The Guild of Property Professionals has chosen 20 new member agents in the first quarter of the year.  With the property market...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

At last! Property sales data shows recovery from Brexit

It’s taken eight years but one of London’s highest profile estate agencies says the value of its Under Offer pipeline has...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Sellers Risk Fall-Throughs by failing to disclose neighbour rows

Almost one in five vendors admit to having failed to disclose disputes with neighbours to prospective buyers when selling their home,...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: New build data is something to build on

Data and statistics are never in short supply for those of us working in the property sector.  But one set which really...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer to give Blue Sky speech to estate agents

TV property guru, Move iQ founder and Estate Agent Today columnist Phil Spencer to be a keynote speakers at Propertymark One...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Accreditation for solicitor estate agents begins next week

ESPC has relaunched its SPC Property Practice certification, a unique accreditation course for solicitor estate agents. Developed with The Law Society of...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

New owner for Martin & Co franchise

Martin & Co’s Tonbridge office has a new owner. Chatham-born Stephen Castellani has taken the reins from Robert Gordon-James and his wife...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Average estate agent fees hit £4,500 to £10,300 - claim

A new analysis of the cost-of-moving suggests that the typical seller will incur expenses of £5,867 - and that rises hugely...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Franchise agency pulls plug on underperforming offices

Winkworth has revealed that it has not renewed franchises on offices “where our standards were not being met and results were...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Jargon and Complexity put people off moving home - Zoopla

The jargon and complicated house moving process is deterring as many as 2.2m owners from entering the market, claims Zoopla.  The portal...

18 April 2024

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Interest Rate Cuts on hold after disappointing figures

Inflation has eased to 3.2% down from 3.4%, official figures from the Office for National Statistics show, the lowest level since...

18 April 2024

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Owners deterred from downsizing by cost and hassle of moving

The cost and time consuming nature of the house moving process is deterring older owners from downsizing, it’s been alleged. An upfront...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Property firms see rise in sick leave - research

Businesses in the real estate sector have seen one of the biggest rises in sick leave over the past year, research...

18 April 2024

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Reader poll: Are house prices falling?

A fifth of Estate Agent Today readers have claimed house prices are falling either nationally or regionally, a survey has revealed. It...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Leaders unveils upgraded sustainable branch

Leaders has launched its upgraded sustainable office in Guildford, Surrey, with an event for local clients, media, local businesses and Leaders staff. The Leaders Romans...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Chestertons Global expands into Bermuda

Chestertons Global has expanded into the Bermuda property market with a new affiliate, Realestate.bm. The brand will offer residential sales and lettings...

17 April 2024

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AI property search app features among top downloads

Artificial intelligence-powered property search app Jitty is celebrating reaching the 10 10 ‘House & Home’ apps in the Google Play Store...

17 April 2024

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ESTAS Awards set to reveal postcode winners early

Agents are set to discover who has won the Best in Postcode accolades next week as part of a rejig of...

17 April 2024

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Relocation Agent Network unveils AML preferred supplier

The Relocation Agent Network (RAN) has named Smart Compliance as a preferred supplier.  This partnership is a continuation of a collaboration that...

17 April 2024

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Russell Quirk and Charlie Lamdin clash over house prices – who's right?

Property market commentators Russell Quirk and Charlie Lamdin have gone head-to—head in a long-awaited podcast to tackle their ongoing debate about...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Strike secures another year of investor backing after posting 2023 loss

Strike remained in the red in the run up to its acquisition of Purplebricks last year and has new financial backing...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons’ share price rises on sale rumours

Foxtons’ share price got a mini boost on Monday morning after rumours that the agency brand is preparing for a sale. The...

16 April 2024

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Sellers ‘sticking to asking prices’ ahead of spring market

Sellers are already less open to price adjustments despite the spring market being slow to kick in, an agent has warned. Chestertons...

16 April 2024

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LRG names first chief technology officer

Leaders Romans Group (LRG) has appointed its first chief technology officer. Sophia Swain has been recruited to the board-level role. She comes from...

16 April 2024

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Rightmove reveals most expensive streets for home sales

The most expensive streets to buy a home in the UK has been revealed. Unsurprisingly, it is in London on Buckingham Gate...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry survey highlights discrimination against female agents

Gender-based discrimination remains an issue with the estate agency sector and many female victims are choosing not to report issues, an...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket: Buyers should transact before the General Election season

OnTheMarket president Jason Tebb has cautioned buyers against waiting for an interest rate cut and General Election before making a transaction...

15 April 2024

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Real estate named ‘most distressed sector’

The European real estate market is the most distressed sector across Europe, research suggest. The latest Weil European Distress Index suggests the...

15 April 2024

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JONATHAN ROLANDE: What a bar of chocolate can teach us about estate agency

I bought a bar of chocolate today, I shouldn’t have done it but the weather was grey and I was in...

15 April 2024

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Home Buying and Selling Group launches logbook pilot

The Home Buying and Selling Group (HBSG) has arranged a new pilot scheme for a group of lawyers and conveyancers to...

15 April 2024

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US agency crosses the pond to target British buyers

A US real estate brokerage is heading to the UK, with plans to target those looking for a holiday home across...

15 April 2024

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 AML warning as hundreds of agents hit with HMRC fines

An anti-money laundering (AML) expert has queried why there is a reluctance among estate agents to accept and follow AML responsibilities. It...

12 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lenders forecast rising supply and demand

Lenders are predicting a busy quarter for supply and demand of mortgages. The Bank of England’s latest Credit Conditions Survey showed lenders...

12 April 2024

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Agents Do Charity - awards season

A variety of charities have received support from the property industry this week. If there are charitable endeavours you think the rest...

12 April 2024

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The Property Franchise Group to rollout Coadjute partnership

The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) has been trialling property blockchain network Coadjute’s digital property data pack and smart forms and has...

12 April 2024

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Jackson-Stops returns to Strutt & Parker

The great grandson of the founder of Jackson-Stops has returned to the sales side of the industry after running his own...

12 April 2024

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Online agent market share hits new low

The market share of online and hybrid agents has continued to decrease this year but self-employed agency is growing. Data from Twenty...

11 April 2024

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RICS: Buyer demand hits four-year high in time for spring

The property market appears to be benefiting from the much-hoped for spring bounce, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...

11 April 2024

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Google-backed AI property search app launches in London

Artificial intelligence-powered property search app Jitty has gone live across central London as it accelerates its expansion across the UK. The app,...

11 April 2024

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Trading Standards: Material information rules should be seen as positive

Material information requirements should be seen by agents as a positive change, a Trading Standards investigator has claimed. Speaking to The Guild...

11 April 2024

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Average time to sell remains static despite regional variations - research

The average time it takes to sell a house from listing to completion has dropped by 0.7% in the past year,...

11 April 2024

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Latest Lomond deal boosts East Midlands presence

Lomond has announced its latest acquisition within the East Midlands, bolstering its John Shepherd brand following two recent acquisitions within the...

11 April 2024

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Agency earnings lagging other commission-based professions

Estate agent earnings remain behind other salary and incentive based professions despite helping with sales of such an expensive asset when...

11 April 2024

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Land Registry urged to cut fees so agents can comply with material information rules

Propertymark has urged the Land Registry to provide more accessible and affordable services to its members.  Responding to a call for evidence...

10 April 2024

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Tyron Ash: Corporate agents are 'self-entitled'

High-end estate agent Tyron Ash has hit out at the “sense of entitlement” at corporate estate agencies who he said don’t...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Alto unveils integration with messaging platform

Alto has announced a new integration with secure messaging platform Tappter. Existing Alto customers can get seamlessly set up with Tappter to...

10 April 2024

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Independent agent unveils local acquisition

East Sussex brand Oakfield Estate Agents has acquired independent local operator Rowland Gorringe. It will be taking over the company’s offices in...

10 April 2024

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Savills names high-profile hire for global business

Savills has appointed industry specialist Victoria Garrett to the role of director of its global residential business, based in the firm’s...

10 April 2024

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Guild members given new Ezine digital marketing tool

The Guild of Property Professionals has launched a new Ezine system to boost member marketing. Agents will be able to create digital...

10 April 2024

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Mortgage rates rise but product choice hits record levels

Average mortgage rates have ticked up ahead of the typically busier spring home selling season but borrowers are at least benefiting...

09 April 2024

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Propertymark proposes ‘infrastructure-first’ approach to housing supply

Propertymark has urged the UK Government to consider other ways of boosting the supply of homes for purchase.  The Government has two...

09 April 2024

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Prime buyers ‘hesitating’ until rates drop

A lack of urgency among buyers is hitting the higher value property markets, new research suggests. Analysis of prime London activity by...

09 April 2024

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Connells Group becomes first estate agency to be NHQB accredited supplier

Connells Group has become the first estate agency brand to be named an accredited supplier by the New Homes Quality Board...

09 April 2024

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Hamptons veteran joins Strutt & Parker

Strutt & Parker has appointed Kraig Butler as director and head of residential saes in the consultancy’s Gerrards Cross office. It comes...

09 April 2024

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Seymours signs up to OnTheMarket

OnTheMarket has signed a listings agreement with independent agency brand Seymours. The South East England focused 20-branch estate agency network primarily operates...

09 April 2024

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Halifax: House prices drop on a monthly basis for first time since September 2023

Average house prices fell on a monthly basis for the first time since September 2023 during March as higher mortgage rates...

08 April 2024

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GetAgent: Buyer demand is rising

Buyer demand has continued to climb during the first quarter (Q1) of the year, research suggests. Analysis by agency comparison website GetAgent...

08 April 2024

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New chief executive appointed at eXp Realty

US agency broker brand eXp Realty has promoted Leo Pareja to chief executive. Pareja was previously chief strategy officer and will replace...

08 April 2024

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Principal partner named for ESTAS Awards

Landmark Information Group has been named as a principal partner for this year’s ESTAS Awards held in October. As part of this...

08 April 2024

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New owner named for Surrey branch of Martin & Co

Property and finance professional Alan Lai has been confirmed as the new owner of Martin & Co’s branches in Caterham and...

08 April 2024

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Savills strengthens Hertfordshire sales team

Savills has strengthened its residential sales team in Hertfordshire with the appointment of a new director to lead its Rickmansworth office. Steven...

08 April 2024

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Rightmove reveals pre-Easter surge in listings

New data suggests Thursday 28 March was the biggest day for the number of new sellers coming to market so far...

05 April 2024

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JONATHAN ROLANDE: We don’t need rising prices but we do need stability

Zoopla’s property announcement last week was welcome reading for many of us feeling a bit beleaguered by seller over-expectation, buyer lethargy...

05 April 2024

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Fall-through costs set to rise after slower 2023 – warning

Fall-throughs are costing home sellers an estimated £909m a year, according to new analysis. Upfront information provider Home Sale Pack has analysed...

05 April 2024

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Moverly integrates with Alto on material information tools

Proptech firm Moverly has partnered with Zoopla-backed Alto to intergrate its material information tools into the CRM. Upfront information platform Moverly said...

05 April 2024

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Buyer confidence hits two-year high despite General Election - research

The majority of buyers and sellers in the prime housing market will not be deterred by the upcoming General Election, according...

05 April 2024

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Agents Do Charity - some cracking charitable endeavours

A variety of charities have received support from the property industry this week. If there are charitable endeavours you think the rest...

05 April 2024

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Law Society faces backlash over material information forms

The Law Society is facing backlash from conveyancers after issuing new property information reforms that take account of Trading Standards’ material...

04 April 2024

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Propertymark: Demand slowed in February but agents are getting busier

Sales agreed among Propertymark members hit a four-month high in February but the agency trade body has warned of a quieter...

04 April 2024

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Connells Group boosts affordable housing offering

Connells Group has boosted its affordable housing offering after appoint Roy Hind as a director. Hind has been named affordable housing director...

04 April 2024

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Voice of the Agent survey set for release

The latest Voice of the Agent industry survey is set for release on 15 April. Marketing firm We Are Unchained surveyed 841...

04 April 2024

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Agency trade body launches decision-making webinar

Propertymark is hosting a webinar titled ‘Navigating Everyday Decisions for Better Outcomes’, designed to help agents improve their decision-making. The webinar will...

04 April 2024

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PropTech Today - Working together means being 'open' for business

Whether we’re selling properties, managing buildings, servicing heavy goods vehicles or flogging widgets, we’re all operating in a digital world. This is...

04 April 2024

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Blip or trend? House prices fell in March

House prices dipped on a monthly basis during March but annual growth improved, Nationwide data shows. The latest Nationwide House Price Index...

03 April 2024

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Mortgage approvals hit 17-month high

Mortgage approvals rose for the sixth consecutive month in February and are at the highest level since September 2022, Bank of...

03 April 2024

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Proptech firm secures £10m of strategic investment

Property blockchain network Coadjute has secured a £10m investment from Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide, Natwest, and Rightmove.  This is the first time...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

New BASPI form launches with update information requests

Trade and representative bodies representing the legal, surveying, estate agency and property management sectors have launched the fifth iteration of the...

03 April 2024

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Omaze house prize draw presenter joins By Design

A luxury real estate broker and presenter for house prize draw competition Omaze is joining premium agency brand By Design, operating in...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Regional agent unveils rebrand

A well-known Surrey estate agent has rebranded. Burns & Webber is rebranding to adopt its parent company’s name Curchods. The four Burns &...

03 April 2024

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Share of first-time buyer sales hits record high

The share of homes purchased by first-time buyers so far this year has been pushed to record levels, but most are...

02 April 2024

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Property sales rise as agents prepare for spring market

Estate agents are hopeful for a busy spring market after official data showed a small rise in property sales in recent...

02 April 2024

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Savills: PCL prices have stopped falling

Prime central London (PCL) property values flattened out during the first quarter of 2024 after six consecutive quarterly falls, figures suggest. Analysts...

02 April 2024

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Homebuilding targets needed as supply slides - warning

A senior agency industry figure has criticised the lack of homebuilding targets after the latest Government data showed a drop in...

02 April 2024

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Lomond secures high-profile residential development hire

Agency acquirer Lomond has recruited Tony Haran as its new head of residential development. He brings experience from both Knight Frank and...

02 April 2024

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Former upmarket agency boss to boost staging firm’s marketing

Former global chief executive of Fine & Country Simon Leadbetter has joined home staging firm Lemon and Lime Interiors as fractional...

02 April 2024

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Zoopla: Asking price discounts narrow as market mood improves

Asking price discounts have hit their lowest levels since last summer as market activity improves across the board, Zoopla claims. The portal’s...

28 March 2024

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Rightmove: Time on the market hits five-year high

Time on the market for property listings has hit a five-year high, according to Rightmove. Data from the portal shows it is...

28 March 2024

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Douglas & Gordon administrator waiting on HMRC for preferential payouts

Agency staff owed money from the collapse of Douglas & Gordon last year will be repaid, the brand’s administrator has said,...

28 March 2024

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JONATHAN ROLANDE: Buying and selling is too stressful – here is how agents can ease the burden

Lots of things change in the property sector - but one thing always seems to stay the same. For buyers and sellers,...

28 March 2024

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