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KEYWORD "Agents" - 112 RESULTS
Election result has placed the market under starter's orders

Just a week after Labour’s landslide election victory and already their top team is coming under scrutiny and being asked to...

13 July 2024

From: Features

Reapit webinar to coach agents on how to unlock profitability

The UK sales and lettings markets are in a state of flux, but an upcoming webinar from Reapit, the leading technology...

13 July 2024

From: Features

Unlocking opportunities in the single-family rental sector

The Single-Family Rental (SFR) sector is experiencing rapid growth in the UK, presenting a unique opportunity for local lettings and estate...

13 July 2024

From: Features

Lawyers and lack of material information blamed for property exchange delays

Extra paperwork, poorly-resourced solicitors and a lack of upfront material information have all been cited as factors contributing to delays in...

12 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - charitable goals

Welcome to this week’s Agents Do Charity, our chance to salute those who do so much to help others. If your agency...

12 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Alto agents given free access to Movemnt

Agency software provider Alto has integrated with fellow Houseful brand Movemnt, giving users access to the property transaction progression platform. Alto agents...

12 July 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS: 'Sales expectations rise with General Election out the way'

Sentiment about sales volumes among surveyors and estate agents is at its most upbeat level for more than two years and...

11 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents submit more suspicious activity reports

Estate agents submitted 30% more Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) and Defence Against Money Laundering (DAML) SARs last year, research suggests. Analysis by...

11 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark webinar to address new political landscape for housing

Propertymark is holding a webinar today covering the likely impact of the General Election on the housing market. Timothy Douglas, head of...

11 July 2024

From: Breaking News

LSL boss reveals what’s next for franchised agents

Attention is turning to acquisitions and growth among LSL’s newly-franchised brands. It has been a year since LSL Property Services announced that...

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Regional agent going strong after launching during pandemic

An agency setup during the pandemic is celebrating four successful years in business. Worthing-based James & James opened its doors on 1...

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Latest Lomond deal set to boost southern presence

Lomond announced its second acquisition this week, boosting its presence in the South of England.  The deal will see Lomond acquire the...

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Hunters customer completes first digital TA6 form

A customer from The Property Franchise Group (TPFG)- brand Hunters Estate Agency this week completed the first Law Society licensed Digital...

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills veteran launches luxury agency to ‘modernise’ the industry

Former senior Savills director Trevor Kearney has unveiled his own luxury agency venture called The Private Office: Real Estate, aiming to...

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour Government needs 'less chopping and changing' on housing

Property professionals have called for cross-party support and stability when it comes to housing policy under the new Labour Government after...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Now the election is over, the real work begins for agents

On balance, a stable new government with a large majority is good news for the sales market. Labour’s costed spending plans,...

06 July 2024

From: Features

Don't skimp on the details - PropTech expert's message to the new government

With a historic majority for Keir Starmer and the Labour Party, there can be no doubt over which party will be...

06 July 2024

From: Features

How agents can use comparable data to price properties with accuracy

As mortgage rates remain high, estate agents report that housing market conditions continue to be demanding. A 0.1% fall in the average...

06 July 2024

From: Features

What the new Labour Government means for the property market

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer will have the removal vans booked this morning after the General Election result. Sir Keir is set...

05 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Proptech firm enters agency CRM space

Proptech firm iamproperty has launched a CRM for estate agents. A dedicated data migration and onboarding team is in place to make...

05 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - exceeding expectations

Welcome to this week’s Agents Do Charity, our chance to salute those who do so much to help others. If your agency...

05 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to prepare for post-election spike in calls

Agents are being urged to prepare for a surge in enquiries following the General Election this week Many agents have reported that...

04 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry veteran joins LonRes board

Lomond chief revenue officer John Ennis has joined the LonRes board as a non-executive director.  Ennis began his property career at Foxtons...

04 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: ‘Buyers are waiting for election and interest rate movements'

Agency sales supply and demand dipped in May as buyers and sellers await the election outcome, Propertymark members claim. The agency trade...

03 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to take advantage of new MPs in 'listening mode'

An industry expert has called on agents to actively lobby new MPs to influence housing policy – whoever wins the election. Neil...

03 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency dinner rebrands to be ‘more inclusive’

A well-known industry dinner hosted by agency owners and consultants the Baldock brothers has rebranded. Previously known as the EA Directors Club...

02 July 2024

From: Breaking News

ESTAS Awards confirms Sprift as 2024 Principal Partner

Sprift is to continue as one of the principal sponsors for the 2024 ESTAS Awards. The data firm will present the prestigious...

02 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Priming agents for success by unveiling local market trends

As we move into the second half of the year, the property market is looking buoyant. Demand and supply are most...

29 June 2024

From: Features

Call myths exposed by survey findings

In a survey with over 150 agents representing 345 branches, an AI-driven software platform has uncovered insights that dispel many common...

29 June 2024

From: Features

Let's call an end to homebuyers sharing information on email

Given the rise of conveyancing fraud, client compliance platform Thirdfort is urging conveyancers, lawyers and estate agents to offer more secure...

29 June 2024

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - a talent for good causes

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

28 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Challenges remain despite increased auction activity

Gaps between buyer and seller expectations have spread into the auction sector. The issue has become common among estate agents dealing with...

27 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Movemnt unveils LMS partnership

Home moving platform Movemnt has announced an exclusive partnership with conveyancing services provider LMS. The partnership makes use of LMS’ wider panel...

27 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Inflated expectations? Be a pragmatic advisor in an uncertain market

The recent dip in inflation to 2% for the first time in three years brings a glimmer of optimism in the...

26 June 2024

From: Features

House prices rather than high commissions push up agency fees

Vendors are now paying up to 21% more in estate agency fees than five years ago but it’s not because agents...

26 June 2024

From: Breaking News

And the winners are…! allAgents reveals People Awards results

The winners of the 2024 allAgents customer experience People Awards have been announced. These awards reflect customer reviews from 1 May 2023...

26 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry veterans land high-profile board roles

LSL Property Services has appointed Michael Stoop to its board as a non-executive director. He brings significant experience in estate agency and...

26 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Keep Up! - agents group promotes networking (and net-walking)

The Guild of Property Professionals is trying to encourage more networking between its members.  A series of local meetings are being hosted...

26 June 2024

From: Breaking News

More agents turn to PropTech to manage growth, not extra staff

Letting agents are more confident in technology than ever before and a large majority believe that investing in automation is more...

26 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents accused of under-valuing outside space

Two property consultancies say outdoor space should have a separate value to the rest of the home when it goes on...

25 June 2024

From: Breaking News

More Upfront Material Information could cut viewings, save fall-throughs - claim

A survey of over 11,000 buyers suggests overwhelming support for more upfront information to be supplied by agents to buyers. Disclosing upfront...

25 June 2024

From: Breaking News

AI off-market listings platform wins new investment

A PropTech platform that links buyers with estate agents’ off-market listings has won £800,000 in new investment.   The platform is called...

25 June 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: Interest rate cuts won’t solve the property crisis

The announcement by the Bank Of England that interest rates will remain fixed at 5.25% for the seventh month in a...

24 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right...

This week I reached the point of maximum political saturation. We’re now four weeks into the campaign with less than a...

22 June 2024

From: Features

House prices to grow by 6.3% by end of 2025

A new house price forecast by peer-to-peer real estate investment platform, easyMoney, reveals that recent optimism in the UK property market could...

22 June 2024

From: Features

Advice for landlords on energy efficiency and sustainability

Despite a consultation starting back in 2020, the proposed legislation hadn’t progressed through Parliament and no doubt many landlords who faced...

22 June 2024

From: Features

Interest rates held again: estate agents react

Interest rates were held for the sixth consecutive Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting yesterday, as agents expressed hope of a cut...

21 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Prospecting tool launches agent instruction guarantee

Prospecting tool Spectre has revealed an “Instruction Guarantee” - promising agents a positive return on investment from direct mail marketing. It is...

21 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - gloves off

Welcome to this week’s Agents Do Charity, our chance to salute those who do so much to help others. If your agency...

21 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Top tips for maximising Google ads leads on a modest budget

Google can be a very costly source for marketing but there are ways to keep a tight lid on your budget...

20 June 2024

From: Marketing & Social Media

Inflation set to hit 2% target - will interest rates be cut?

The latest inflation figures this morning are expected to show that the cost of living measure has slowed to the Bank...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla owner unveils home moving platform for agents

Zoopla owner Houseful has launched Movemnt, described as a national home transaction infrastructure for all property professionals.  Movemnt joins the Houseful family...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Longer days lead to more sales - claim

A large proportion of estate agents are managing to get more deals over the line thanks to longer daylight hours, research...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Only agency dinosaurs will be left in the office, eXp boss claims

The next generation of estate agents won’t be going to the office in 10 years, the founder of eXp World Holdings...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents at risk of burnout as market heats up over summer – warning

Agents are being warned about the risk of burnout as research suggests 37% of property professionals won’t be taking a summer...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Why some agents have an unfair advantage

In this latest article from the team at Iceberg Digital, they discuss the power of Lifesycle’s “Rocks” feature. Introduction to Rocks In December...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards: ‘Only most serious material information breaches will face action’

Enforcement of material information rules is being done through redress schemes rather than putting a strict deadline on compliance, James Munro,...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: UK asking prices hit by summer slump

Average asking prices had their usual seasonal dip this month, dropping by just £21 to £375,110, according to Rightmove data. The portal’s...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark unveils new Certificate in Property Agency

The Propertymark Qualifications Level 3 (Level 6 SCQF) Certificate in Property Agency was officially unveiled last week. The trade body revealed the...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

How Abby and Michaela turned their friendship into an agency

Agents working for themselves, supported by a ‘broker’ organisation are on the increase in the UK after becoming almost the norm...

15 June 2024

From: Features

Agents’ Verdict - We Need More Details in Labour Manifesto

There’s been a broadly warm response from much of the property industry to Labour’s manifesto, but a call for more detail...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Danger - Housing Market at risk of Chronic Over-Supply Until Rates Fall

There’s a growing ­supply-demand imbalance in the sales market according to the prominent industry asking price index, Home.  It says despite greater...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

High profile Modern Method auction service expands

Pattinson Auction is launching in Northern Ireland.  A statement from the high profile firm says the move is part of its mission...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS Warns Agents - Election Now Hurting Buyer Confidence

The latest residential market sentiment survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggests confidence in the housing market is beginning...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Slow conveyancing and mortgage deals allow gazumping - survey claim

Homebuyers are being gazumped due to lengthy property chains and delays in securing a mortgage, it’s been claimed. Research from Market Financial...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: A Website is Your Message to Customers

I know there’s always been something of a love-hate relationship between agents and the portals. The ‘love’ comes because the portals are...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech service expansion promises new opportunities for agents

Online digital valuation service The ValPal Network (TVPN*) is expanding after creating a reservoir of what it calls “sufficient quality data.” It’s...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

General Election: estate agents react to Tory manifesto

The Conservative Party’s General Election manifesto has committed to resurrecting the Help to Buy Equity Loan Scheme and temporarily removing Capital...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today: Hospitals cyber-attack is a warning to property sector

THE news that an NHS trust was hit by a cyber-attack earlier this month naturally attracted a lot of headlines. Even though...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Lee O'Brien, Managing Director of iad UK

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? I’m Lee O’Brien, Managing Director of iad UK. In your experience,...

11 June 2024

From: 60 Second Interview

General Election has caused ‘minor drop’ in market activity - claim

Around a fifth of estate agents have seen a drop in buyer activity and almost a third claim sellers have gone...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Election webinar launched to help agents reassure vendors

Agents are invited to a webinar on how the General Election will affect the property market. Reapit and PayProp will be hosting...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Respected agent to hold training event for Fine & Country

Fine & Country has launched an exclusive training event for its licensees featuring internationally renowned speaker, trainer, and coach, Josh Phegan.  It...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

RAN unveils recruitment and training partnership

Members of the Relocation Agent Network (RAN) are to get access to Crux Careers' specialised recruitment and training programmes as part...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Record numbers raise concerns about agents but official sales complaints drop

Concerns around market appraisals and how offers are handled are likely to be the key industry complaints this year amid lower...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Yopa challenges online agency ‘misconceptions’

Yopa is achieving almost £13,000 more than the average agent on a typical £450,000 home, the online agency brand claims. Using TwentyCi...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Mistakes, milkshakes and military memories - what a week!

In a week when the election campaign descended into claim and counterclaim of lies over tax plans and Nigel Farage was...

08 June 2024

From: Features

Winds of change set to blow through the PRS

Win, lose or draw for the political hopefuls standing as candidates in the upcoming general election, it is likely that the...

08 June 2024

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - get ready to give

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

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

By Design attracts two more Fine & Country agents

A newly-launched upmarket agency network has attracted two former Fine & Country agents. James Cooper and Alia Khan are the latest top-flight...

06 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent activity improves but asking prices remain an issue - Propertymark

The number of market appraisals and sales agreed among estate agents are now back above levels seen before the September 2022...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to revisit removed listings

Agents are being urged to revisit properties that came off the market last year. Speaking to Angels Media’s Lee Dahill on the...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency masterclass launched on winning more high-paying appraisals

Fine & Country agent Terry Robinson is set to share the secrets of his success and how he attracts a high...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents split on how far interest rate cut will help property market

The majority of estate agents expect a summer interest rate cut to help revitalise buyer market activity, however, they remain split...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Alto unveils AI property descriptions tool

Agency software provider Alto has rolled out a new artificial intelligence-powered tool to simplify creating property descriptions for agents.  Free for all...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Date revealed for 2024 allAgents Customer Experience Awards

Agency reviews platform allAgents has unveiled details of its Customer Experience Awards.  The much-anticipated black-tie event will take place at the Crowne...

03 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Finding landlords is agents' biggest worry - PayProp survey

To put it simply – letting agents are our business. When they overwhelmingly voice a concern about something, we take that...

01 June 2024

From: Features

American dream? No, owning a property stateside is easy... if you know how

HAVING spent decades closely following the UK and American property markets, I’ve seen and read many reports comparing the two.  But...

01 June 2024

From: Features

Stamp Duty reform tops General Election property wish-lists

Stamp Duty reform and more housebuilding top the General Election wish-lists for the property sector. General Election manifestos are yet to be...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Home staging expert shares selling secrets in new book

Home staging expert Elaine Penhaul has used her expertise to pen a new book on how to present a home for...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - charitable goals

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

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: If your social media feed is anything like mine, it's now full of cries for help from tenants

Amid the frenetic news agenda of recent weeks, a story broke that may have easily passed you by. It revealed how tenant...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency stock hits eight-year high but many are relisted homes - Zoopla

Property supply has hit its highest level for eight years, Zoopla data shows. The latest Zoopla House Price Index shows the average...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Consultancy names new dates for agency marketing course

Consultancy We Are Unchained is expanding its 30 Years of Marketing in One Day course across the country. It follows successful marketing...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Jackson-Stops builds auction house with Bamboo

National estate agency, Jackson Stops, has appointed Bamboo Auctions to provide the white-labelled technology behind its new J-S Auctions service. Bamboo Auctions...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

‘Disappointing’ number of agents selling homes within 30 days - research

Just 14% of properties currently listed for sale within the last 30 days have found a buyer, new research suggests. Agency comparison...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

How agents can use property market data

There are those in the technology sector that claim “data is the new oil”. I think they might be right, but...

29 May 2024

From: Features

Off-market property platform secures £600,000 angel investment

Off-market property platform Invisible Homes has extended a funding round after hitting its investment target of £600,000. Originally launched in 2018 by...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Buying agent questions social media selling strategies

An oversupply of property in the £5m-plus part of the prime London property market has led to a surge of sellers...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla boosts consumer marketing efforts ahead of summer months

Zoopla is ramping up its local marketing efforts to support agents across the year as part of its 41% increase in marketing spend...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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