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The case for intelligence-led automated interactions on agents’ websites

By Ville Rissanen

Many industries in the UK are currently facing a tumultuous...

When you add up the costs, it can be miles cheaper to lease a car

By Marc Da Silva

Not so long ago, new UK car sales were racing...

Property Natter – are you GDPR-ready?

By Nat Daniels

Are you protecting your data right? This may sound like...

Wake up and smell the coffee – the bookshops have!

By David Westgate

Once upon a time there were estate agents. That was...

Is outsourcing now standard for estate agents?

By Samantha Jones

Given the shift change in the estate agent world at...

How independent agents use SEO to take on national brands

By Martin Calvert

How many property professionals are truly happy with their revenue?...

Five things you should know about data mining

By Nigel Poole

Our recent roundtable on the government’s proposed ban on letting...

Learning and growth - top tips for upskilling

By Nigel Poole

Our recent roundtable on the government’s proposed ban on tenant...

What do estate and letting agencies usually sell for?

By Paul Seabridge

There’s barely a week that goes by when you don’t...

How to create new revenue streams for your letting agency

By Nigel Poole

Our recent roundtable on the government’s proposed ban on tenant...

The ESTAS – the UK’s best letting agents have their say

By Marc Da Silva

The recent rise in consumer complaints against sales and letting...

Estate agents strike gold at the ESTAS

By Marc Da Silva

The best estate and letting agents in the UK were...

Property Natter: a conference smorgasbord

By Nat Daniels

It’s that time of year again – peak conference/event season....

Online reviews - They’re here to stay

By Graham Norwood

Odds are that you use TripAdvisor when you book a...

How to get press coverage for your business

By Marc Da Silva

Being featured in newspapers, magazines and websites, as well as...

Using Rightmove alone would be the wrong move

By Colin Shairp

It’s easy to be dismissive of the value of local...

Property Natter: How to improve your agency - a view from the inside

By Nat Daniels

For my latest Property Natter I have sought the opinions...

Why ‘let only’ has been given the last rites

By Simon Duce

Dust off your black tie and grab a tissue as...

Don’t undervalue Which? as a useful marketing tool

By Colin Shairp

The guys at Which? are at it again, all over...

Property Natter – a conference wrapped in Guild

By Nat Daniels

Excuse the puntastic (or not) title, but as you’ve no...

Mergers of independent agents: how to achieve completion

By Mark Lucas

From the outset of any merger, it is vital that...

How to avoid the disconnect associated with outsourcing

By Samantha Jones

If this past year is anything to go by, outsourcing...

Property Natter: why people crave instant gratification

By Nat Daniels

Instant gratification is nothing new. It’s been around for millennia....

Mergers of independent estate agencies: the market and the price

By Mark Lucas

Consolidation continues apace amongst traditional estate agents. The raft of...

Human interaction with tech is a winning combination

By Samantha Jones

Technology has been continuing to shape the way estate agents...

The fees ban will force agents to seize the day

By Nat Daniels

Carpe diem, seize the day – whatever you call it, it’s...

How to spot fake estate agent reviews

By Andrew Mabbutt

2016 has undoubtedly shone a spotlight on the reviews industry...

Save Our Staff: how to stop your office from killing employees

By Harry Simons

Forget a machine injury, a nasty fall or even being...

Property Natter: how to build a brand

By Nat Daniels

Good branding is absolutely crucial to any successful business or...

Why are you so understaffed on a Tuesday?

By Simon Duce

There were some absolutely brilliant figures released recently by telephone answering specialist,...

Understanding the Facebook Algorithm

By Nat Daniels

Facebook is a difficult beast to tame. You have 2,000 followers,...

Property Natter: on my travels

By Nat Daniels

It’s all been kicking off in recent weeks, hasn’t it?...

How can agents manage negative feedback left on review sites?

By Andrew Mabbutt

Online reviews play an increasingly vital role in shaping the...

The power of floor plans

By Marc Da Silva

When marketing a property for sale, there are a number...

Property Natter: let's embrace change as an industry

By Nat Daniels

Later on, the title of this piece should become clearer...

Why choose us? Why indeed!

By Chris Arnold

Estate Agents may say they are different. They may even...

Property Natter – the sun has put its hat on (sort of)

By Nat Daniels

Summer finally arrived, the transport system (as always) went into...

How to win more customers using word of mouth

By Samantha Jones

A client recently told me how much their estate agency...

Property Natter: flashmobs, a Spice Girls tribute band and girls on stilts

By Nat Daniels

The joke doing the rounds last week still seems to...

How digital technology can help estate agents connect with customers

By Samantha Jones

‘Digital technology in the property industry is here to stay’...

Marketing tips: print, digital, prospecting and the telephone…

By Iain White

Cost-effective marketing will always be an important part of growing...

Property Natter: a conference bonanza!

By Nat Daniels

It’s nearly June – June! – already. Seriously, where has...

Property Natter – the top five Proptech products

By Nat Daniels

Last time out I spoke about the beginnings of a...

Britain’s best letting agents

By Marc Da Silva

Here are the top letting agents in Britain who go...

Property Natter: conveyancing, mortgage advice and a PropTech revolution

By Nat Daniels

On Tuesday we managed hail, snow, rain, sun and a...

Kings strike gold at the UK estate agency ‘Oscars’

By Marc Da Silva

Winners’ reactions and views from a fantastic day of celebration! The...

The ESTAS – the people’s choice

By Marc Da Silva

The People Awards, which honour the very best individuals in...

How excellent branding can help estate agents stand out in a crowd

By Samantha Jones

Recently, I was speaking to the owner of a chain...

Property Natter: out and about

By Nat Daniels

Storm Katie (makes it sound so harmless when they give...

Property Natter: the future of software

By Nat Daniels

The days are getting longer, the sun is starting to...

Property Natter – it’s all about the software

By Nat Daniels

Software. You might not give it much thought a lot...

Property Natter: the interior revolution of estate agents’ offices

By Nat Daniels

Estate agents with a difference, a twist, a unique selling...

Property Natter: Marketing Jargon Buster

By Nat Daniels

Marketing and property often go hand in hand. But from...

Property Natter: pay what you want – yes or no?

By Nat Daniels

First of all, welcome back everyone. Hope everyone had a...

The value of a brand in property

By Michael Robson

For the team at Andrews, the new year started a...

Industry awards – what are the benefits?

By Samantha Jones

As the year draws to a close, awards season is...

Property Natter: a Facebook seller and the crowdfunding craze

By Nat Daniels

An interesting story caught my eye a few weeks ago....

Time to rebrand: lettings experts, not agents

By Simon Duce

Negativity. There’s a lot of it about in the lettings...

Property Natter: Content, Content, Content

By Nat Daniels

Someone told me the other day that it’s now only...

Corporate Social Responsibility - who cares?

By Samantha Jones

The answer to the question is that we all should;...

Property Natter: Quirky views, website traffic and a love affair with 'hybrid'

By Nat Daniels

I’m writing this from the brand spanking new Center Parks...

Property Natter: reaching the Holy Grail of more vendors and landlords

By Nat Daniels

Well, the hosts have left the party early. England have...

How ‘lush’ is your CRM?

By Samantha Jones

It will come as no surprise for those who have...

Property Natter: this, that and a little bit of something else

By Nat Daniels

We’ve enjoyed a bit of an Indian summer this week....

A customer service 'WOW' must now come as standard

By Samantha Jones

Like many people these days I rarely make a significant...

Property Natter: how to make PR work for you

By Nat Daniels

Public relations is big business these days. Whole companies are...

Property Natter: Let's embrace the social web

By Nat Daniels

So, has everyone been enjoying the fine summer weather we’ve...

Property Natter: The rise of agent-rating websites

By Nat Daniels

The rising phenomenon of agent-rating and review websites is a...

Property Natter: Agents, target your websites better!

By Nat Daniels

OK, you’re being spoilt. This column is now going to...

Property Natter: Networking, teamwork and a fake England captain

By Nat Daniels

Hello and welcome to my brand new blog! Every month...

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