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KEYWORD "2016" - 102 RESULTS
Property Natter - Business as usual with the new normal....if the price is right

I was chatting to a genuine city gent the other day (someone who has enjoyed a career in suits, ties, shares...

02 March 2024

From: Features

For long-term growth, join the culture club

“I like finance. I find it intellectually interesting – there’s lots of numbers and that’s great.” That sentence coming out of the...

02 March 2024

From: Features

Viewber marks 500,000th appointment

Outsourced property viewings and inspections provider Viewber is celebrating completing more than half a million appointments. Launched at the end of 2016...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Estate agency services provider recruits ‘ingenious’ director

Estate agency services provider Agent and Homes has appointed a professional investor and former asset manager as a non-executive director. Guy Bowles...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

UK housing stock value dips for first time since 2012

The total value of all homes across the UK has dropped for the first time since 2012. Research by Savills shows the...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

What's Happening With OnTheMarket and Zoopla? (Again)

Back in 2013 the posh head of PR of a posh estate agency took me to a London restaurant (yes, posh)...

10 February 2024

From: Features

Yopa restructures as Grenville Turner departs

Yopa has detailed a restructure of its business after chairman Grenville Turner mysteriously stepped down as a director. Companies House documents last...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

What do the super-rich look for in a new home?

Swimming pools, both indoor and outdoor, his and her bathrooms, accommodation for staff, and endless tech-powered gadgets are just some of...

25 November 2023

From: Features

The Increasing Value of Natural Public Spaces in Urban Design

Over a hundred years before the climate emergency became a global concern, it was recognised that, ‘He who plants a tree,...

28 October 2023

From: Features

Wrong To Buy - our worst ever housing policy

What a waste. Islington council announced in recent days that it will buy back 310 ex-council houses this winter, to add to...

21 October 2023

From: Features

 Buyers returning to London but market ‘remains fragile’

Demand for residential property remains fragile despite a pause in interest rate rises, Knight Frank claims. While the number of new prospective...

10 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Hamptons: Some sellers still ‘holding out for last year’s prices

Agents are securing sales closer to asking price but properties are taking longer to sell, new data suggests. Analysis by Hamptons, using...

05 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Haus Properties founder aims to revive agency business

Jamie Lester is set to revive the HAUS Properties brand that he previously founded and quit. Lester, a former contestant on The...

04 October 2023

From: Breaking News

SmartSearch launches innovative new solution to help estate agents and conveyancers detect dirty money

Leading digital compliance firm SmartSearch has launched an innovative new solution to help professionals working within the UK property sector to...

30 September 2023

From: Features

Are 'doorstep communities' the answer to better urban living?

Twenty-minute neighbourhoods, 15-minute cities, low traffic neighbourhoods, walkable neighbourhoods: these concepts are suddenly everywhere. They boil down to a simple idea:...

16 September 2023

From: Features

Could stricter regulation mean higher fees? A marketer explains….

I'll start with a confession. I am not an estate agent - I'm a marketer. But since I joined the industry...

09 September 2023

From: Features

Marketing expert: House of agency brands strategy is ‘inefficient’

An industry marketing expert has questioned the strategies of ‘house of brand’ agencies. Writing exclusively for Estate Agent Today, Simon Leadbetter, former...

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Bank of Family’ to fund record number of property purchases claim

Record numbers of homebuyers are set to get on the property ladder with the help of the “Bank of Family” this...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Quitting landlords have missed top of the sales market says agency

Hamptons is warning landlords disillusioned with buy to let that they may have missed the top of the sales market -...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Michael Gove has finally done something sensible

It’s not a sentence that I thought I would be writing, but Housing Secretary Michael Gove has indeed finally done something...

15 July 2023

From: Features

Major northern auction houses to combine lots

Two of the north’s largest property auction houses, North-West based Pugh and South Yorkshire based Mark Jenkinson, are combining their online property auction listings from...

12 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Off-plan sales hit decade-low

The proportion of new homes sold off-plan across England & Wales has slipped to the lowest level since 2013, new data...

22 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency sector struggling to close gender pay gap

The gender pay gap in estate agency has grown, new research suggests. Analysis of industry data from the Office for National Statistics...

11 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The homes still on the market since 2009

Agents in some parts of the UK are still struggling to sell properties that they first listed more than a decade...

22 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers £500 better off each year than renters - claim

Homeowners are now almost £500 better off annually than renters, new research suggests. Analysis by Halifax shows the monthly cost of owning...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Jobs Today - the movers, shakers and people in the news

It has been a busy start to the year for job moves. If you want your jobs or appointments news to feature...

31 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency executive marks 20 years with historic brand

Mary Beeton, head of residential sales and residential development at Hamptons is celebrating her twentieth year at Hamptons. She is part of the...

24 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Sellers urged to ‘be realistic’ amid New Year buyer demand bounce - Rightmove

Agents have seen a bigger than usual New Year bounce in buyer demand, Rightmove claims. The number of prospective buyers contacting agents...

16 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to play greater role in housebuilding demand

Agents should use their market position to advise town halls about local housing needs, a senior MP has suggested. Labour and Co-op...

08 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Government set to miss affordable housing targets - warning

The Government has been urged to revise its plans for affordable housing as MPs warn it is set to fall short...

07 December 2022

From: Breaking News

World Cup Agent Match Report: Three Lions roar as Welsh dragon is slain

England beat Wales at the World Cup in Qatar this week, confirming the team’s progression to the next round while their...

01 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Connells agency director reveals retirement plans

Connells Group estate agency operations director Simon Arnes is set to step down next year after marking 50 years with the...

01 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Online Estate Agents - the new dinosaurs of house selling

I’ve just read an article saying that this is the time of the online estate agency. The time in question is, of...

26 November 2022

From: Features

Avoiding the threat of fines: what’s often missed in the AML process

HMRC has fined estate agents over £500,000 for anti-money laundering (AML) breaches in the past two months. Yet despite property managers...

26 November 2022

From: Features

Property Natter – is this the end for fixed-fee online estate agency?

Aside from all the news surrounding the Autumn Statement this week, which will have a significant bearing on the property market...

19 November 2022

From: Features

Lib Dems propose £300 monthly grants for struggling homeowners

The Government is being urged to create a mortgage protection fund to support homeowners who are struggling with repayments. It comes as...

08 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing Under Rishi - don’t expect much (but be grateful for that)

And…breathe. For a while back there, the only certainty for the housing market was uncertainty. That isn’t to say the election of Rishi...

29 October 2022

From: Features

September slump? Property sales fell by a third in September - HMRC

UK property sales fell by around a third last month and were flat on a monthly basis, new figures show. HMRC’s latest...

24 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Going digital is the answer to sector compliancy woes

If recent headlines are anything to go by, estate agents and the wider property industry are not just feeling the heavy...

15 October 2022

From: Features

PropTech Today - why PropTech can be a blueprint for the new PM

The results are finally in, and to no-one’s surprise Liz Truss has been named the new leader of the Conservative Party...

07 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Video interview - how to be a Mum and run a 200-branch estate agency

Estate Agent Today's good friend Christopher Watkin recently carried out a video interview with Glynis Frew, the well-known former managing director...

20 August 2022

From: Features

Foxtons became too flabby, interim boss claims

Foxtons had become ‘flabby’ and lost its sense of business, its interim chief executive Peter Rollings claims. Speaking on The Guild of...

18 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Down by half! Properties advertised for sale in Scotland falls dramatically

A leading firm has claimed that the number of properties advertised for sale in Scotland has almost halved over the last...

15 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter: a day in the life of a Conveyancer

In a welcome return to a favourite series of mine - and a timely one at that, given the current back...

13 August 2022

From: Features

What could a digitally enabled future look like for estate agents?

For years now estate agents have been on a journey from digital infancy to digital maturity. But what does the future...

03 August 2022

From: Features

Building society ‘overstepping the mark’ by not lending to second home owners

Late last week, Leeds Building Society announced that it would no longer lend on second homes to concentrate on first-time buyers...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Revenue growth per agent hits record levels for Rightmove

Rightmove’s average revenue per agent has reached record levels as firms continue to spend more on the portal’s services. The property website...

29 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Messy gardens & dangerous décor: 10 ways first-time buyers can be fined up to £5,000

As Britain’s housing boom continues,  SDL Property Auctions has warned of ten ways new homeowners could be fined up to £5,000...

26 July 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Three regulatory updates agents need to know about in 2022

A wide range of upcoming legislative changes will affect the private rented sector. From new carbon monoxide alarm regulations to renters...

16 July 2022

From: Features

Agency groups hope to 'maintain momentum' with new Housing Secretary

Estate agency trade body Propertymark is hoping to “maintain momentum” with newly appointed Housing Secretary Greg Clark. He replaces Michael Gove, who...

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Greg Clark appointed as new Housing Secretary

Greg Clark has been named as the new Housing Secretary. Clark will replace Michael Gove who was sacked by Prime Minister Boris...

07 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry veteran warns technology has made some agents lazy

Former Countrywide boss Bob Scarff has warned that estate agents have become too reliant on alerts, emails and text messages for...

07 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - top five social media tips for estate agents

A client called asking for advice on their social media marketing strategy. They’d thrown a lot of budget at it, but...

06 July 2022

From: Features

Insight - should estate agents be using TikTok?

Images can have the ability to paint a vivid image, but video content can take this to the next level if...

22 June 2022

From: Marketing & Social Media

Time is running out for legacy customer checks

As another round of property firms is fined, named and shamed for breaching anti-money laundering rules, it feels like the road...

18 June 2022

From: Features

Expert Analysis: How safe are homes 5 years after the Grenfell Tower tragedy?

It’s the fifth anniversary of the Grenfell fire tragedy, but are high rises any safer today than they were then? On 14th...

18 June 2022

From: Features

Why your agency needs a holistic digital transformation strategy

The digital transformation of the property industry is not a new chapter, but an ongoing journey in which the winners are...

18 June 2022

From: Features

Phil Spencer – why sales-only agencies should get into lettings

There’s one message that’s come home to me loud and clear from my dealings with agents so far this year -...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

My First Property Sale: 'Vendor was so impressed she became an agent'

A EweMove franchisee has revealed how her first sale was so successful that it convinced the vendor to become an estate...

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter: ‘the only way to bring about change is to be proactive’

In this latest ‘Women in Property’ edition of the Natter, I check in with Collette Allen, who was recently appointed as...

28 May 2022

From: Features

Financial services boosts Belvoir's revenue

Belvoir has reported that group revenue is up 14% in the first four months of the year, helped mainly by its...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

My First Property Sale: 'There was a race to get the deal done by Christmas'

Many agents will remember the nerves and jubilation of their first property sale. Estate Agent Today has launched a new video series...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – will the challenger banks ever become major lenders?

Many people in recent years will have become familiar with challenger banks such as Monzo, Starling and Atom. Many will have...

14 May 2022

From: Features

Insight - is it Time to Stamp Out SDLT?

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) has long been the bugbear of many property transactions. Even the very wealthy will lose interest...

07 May 2022

From: Features

Prime London price growth hits seven-year high

Buyer demand has rebounded in prime areas of the capital and there is also talk of a return to competitive bidding. The...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Record numbers of homes are being purchased chain-free

Record numbers of buyers are now purchasing homes chain-free research suggests. Analysis by Hamptons has found that an increase in the share...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

LSL Property Services announces the beginning of share buyback scheme

One of estate agency’s biggest groups yesterday announced the start of a share buyback programme for a tranche of up to...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords paying above asking price as sales hit five-year high

The proportion of homes sold to landlords has hit a five-year high but buyers are paying above asking price due to...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

The biggest problem with PropTech? All the choice it offers!

Technology developed for the estate agency industry has advanced and expanded seismically over the past decade as software vendors develop their...

06 April 2022

From: Features

Purplebricks’ bonus share pay-out to finance chief

Purplebricks has announced that chief financial officer Stephen Long has been given a shares bonus as part of the company’s performance plan...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Stock shortage fuels big rise in off-plan sales

The extreme shortage of properties for sale has fuelled the first rise in new homes sold off-plan since 2016.   In 2021 some...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

The real life horror behind the drama - why we must be on our guard against fraud

In a new column, solicitor Colum Smith, an expert in combating fraud at Taylor Rose MW Solicitors, explains why those looking...

26 March 2022

From: Features

London market at its best since Brexit vote says former Foxtons agency

An estate agency says London’s sales market is now at its busiest since the Brexit referendum in mid-2016. Douglas & Gordon, sold by...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Can Purplebricks thrive with a CEO without agency experience?

The Purplebricks share price remained relatively unchanged yesterday following the shock announcement that chief executive Vic Darvey was quitting the company...

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Asking prices show largest monthly jump in over 20 years

Rightmove - which issues its annual figures to shareholders later this week - has released a bullish snapshot of the housing...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Asking prices show no sign of Levelling Up

Average asking prices in Britain have risen by 53 per cent over the past 10 years according to Rightmove. They have risen...

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour call for foreign-owned properties register

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, wants the government to put a stop to the capital being used for international money...

07 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Leaders Romans Group sold to another private equity firm

Bowmark Capital is selling its Leaders Romans Group, one of the UK’s largest property services groups, to another private equity operator, Platinum...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Let the good times roll – PayProp predicts continued lettings strength in 2022

The lettings sector looks set to steam ahead in 2022 after a record-breaking 2021, despite the financial and mobility challenges of...

22 January 2022

From: Features

Up! Up! Up!  Rightmove reports more buyers and more competition

Rightmove’s first housing market report of 2022 starts when last year’s ended - on a high.  The average price of property coming...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – my predictions for the property market in 2022

As this is the first Natter back since the Christmas break, I should like to first wish all our readers a...

15 January 2022

From: Features

Agency set to celebrate 150th anniversary of trading

John D Wood - the lettings and estate agency now part of the Connells empire - is celebrating its 150th birthday...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Vendors’ profits soar - but not in London or if they sold a flat

Strong house price growth since the pandemic began has boosted seller gains with the typical vendor who bought two decades ago...

11 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Controversial football boss links with Bruce Brothers and Boomin

An England football manager who resigned after a newspaper sting is in a podcast series launched by Boomin and Purplebricks founders Michael and Kenny...

10 December 2021

From: Breaking News

How my predictions on agency and PropTech from recent years have come true

The last 18 months have been full of ups and downs, but the property market has coped remarkably well during the...

04 December 2021

From: Features

Peter Everett, Commercial Director for Yopa

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? I can’t remember the last time I had a business...

03 December 2021

From: 60 Second Interview

Famous Foxtons veteran rejoins the agency after 16 years

Foxtons has this morning announced that former managing director Peter Rollings is rejoining the agency 16 years after his departure. Rollings was...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyer Crisis: finding a deposit seems harder than ever

High house prices relative to average earnings make raising a deposit a big barrier for first time buyers, a new study...

25 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – catching up with The Singing Estate Agent

In this latest Natter piece zoning in on independent agents doing things differently, following on from the one I did with...

20 November 2021

From: Features

Startling rise in foreign ownership of homes in England and Wales

Surprise figures released through Freedom of Information requests show that the number of homes in England and Wales with owners registered...

17 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - checking in with some of the ESTAS' biggest winners

A few weeks ago the ESTAS took place at the Grosvenor House hotel in London - the first chance for many...

06 November 2021

From: Features

Why the UK property market is at the centre of global tax avoidance and financial crime

The Pandora Papers - the biggest ever leak of offshore data - has revealed that the UK’s property market is being...

30 October 2021

From: Features

Tax Shock: 1% stamp duty rise was considered for Budget

It’s been revealed that the government did consider a stamp duty RISE which would have been announced in this week’s Budget. The...

29 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate Rise coming - could it actually be good for house sales?

Rightmove is warning that it’s “highly likely” interest rates will rise in the near future. The portal believes this now seems inevitable...

18 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Britain’s housing value soars 20% in five years - much of it in 2021

The total value of homes in Britain has risen 20 per cent - that’s £1.6 trillion – in the past five...

14 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed: what to consider before setting up your own agency

Many agents working in the industry, whether for large corporates or smaller independents, might one day have ambitions to branch out...

09 October 2021

From: Features

Stamp Duty win for government as second home sales soar

A leading agency says the new normal likely to establish itself in the housing market after the end of the stamp...

27 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Property Jobs Today - the latest movers and shakers

Hello and welcome to the first PJT of autumn - an update on who’s moving where right now. Please let us know...

27 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - running, biking, tennis, golf and affordable artists' studios

We may be getting an extended summer but agents haven’t just been basking in the heatwave. There has been plenty of goodwill...

24 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Foxtons appoints former Hamptons man following 'investor pressure'

Following speculation overnight, Foxtons - one of London's leading and most high-profile agencies - has this morning announced the appointment of Nigel Rich CBE...

17 September 2021

From: Breaking News

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