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Industry Views - Michael Gove and His Dead Cat

In retrospect, it was perhaps inevitable that the infamous dead cat would come into the debate over government housing targets and...

21 May 2022

From: Features

Is it time to do the world a favour?

Estate agents are in a unique position – we handle the meeting of people’s aspirations probably more than any other profession....

21 May 2022

From: Features

Agents advised against cutting fees to attract stock

Estate agents are being urged to reassess their fee structure and not be afraid to reflect the time and level of...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency network aims to be first in the sector to go carbon neutral

The Federation of Independent Agents (FIA) is aiming to become the first carbon neutral estate agency network. It has teamed up with...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

By Royal Appointment: How are you marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?

Excitement is building for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. A four-day Bank Holiday to mark the occasion will kick off on 2...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - walking, running and kicking for Ukraine

Agents have been getting active in recent weeks to raise money for Ukrainian refugees. Fundraising activities range from office-based collections and referencing challenges...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sellers 'snubbing' upfront agency fees

Homeowners may have become less willing to pay upfront fees to sell their home. Despite efforts by online-only brands such as Purplebricks...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Google is the battleground for vendor instructions - claim

Google rather than the portals is the starting point for sellers finding an estate agent, a survey claims. A survey among 2,000...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Tech Talk: Property experts explain Material Information shake-up

Next month will see new rules around upfront Material Information for property sales and lettings come into force in the UK...

18 May 2022

From: Features

Would fewer emails and more lunches boost agent and conveyancer relations?

Referral fees, lack of trust and too much email have been identified as barriers to greater collaboration between conveyancers and estate...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - which are genuine, which are pure money-making machines?

With new and exciting PropTech solutions approaching the market, Nathan Emerson, CEO of Propertymark, discusses some of their relevance and whether...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC shows its teeth with bumper AML fines for agents

More than 30 agents and property firms such as auction houses and valuers were reprimanded by HMRC for anti-money laundering breaches...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage data suggests buyer demand is waning - claim

A property lender claims to have identified signs that the property market is slowing. Analysis of Bank of England mortgage approval data...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Regional agent goes musical for its latest move

Independent Kent agent Miles & Barr took a musical approach to an office relocation last weekend. Miles & Barr, which has 12...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Proptech firms partner to boost agency offerings

Agency proptech supplier Muuvo has partnered with Canopy to provide its RentPassport and RentTracking products. Muuvo provides software for agents to help...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Home hunters urged to go offline to find agency stock

Buyers are being urged to ditch their laptops and hit the streets to find a property. The property market is currently hampered...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency proptech supplier's new CTO promises 'innovative' products

PropTech supplier nurtur.group has appointed Damon Bullimore BriefYourMarket co-founder Damon Bullimore as chief technology officer (CTO). It follows nurtur.group’s acquisition of the...

16 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

Extending Right to Buy won’t fix the housing shortage

Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced that he is considering extending Margaret Thatcher’s Right-to-Buy scheme, that gives council tenants the chance to...

14 May 2022

From: Features

The identity revolution is here…how will agency be affected?

Just this month, the Government Property Agency kicked off its search for a digital chief to lead its 10-year technology journey,...

14 May 2022

From: Features

The Renters' Reform Bill is back on the table - here’s what we need to see next

After years of delays and upheaval, the Renters' Reform Bill finally appears to be back on the agenda, in an effort...

14 May 2022

From: Features

Peer calls for agency regulations to apply in leasehold sector

A high-profile peer has questioned why estate agency regulation wasn’t extended to property management companies in the Queen’s Speech this week. Lord...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

NI agent offers short-term accommodation to reduce fall-throughs

A County Down-based estate agent has acquired a local rival and launched a new “stop-gap” accommodation service for buyers and sellers...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Knotweed season: New research reveals hotspots for the invasive plant

New research has revealed the regional hotspots where Japanese knotweed has been identified. The data could be of interest to estate agents...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Government unveils new levelling up law - what it means for estate agents

The government last night revealed more details on its flagship Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill including letting local authorities double council...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sellers getting on the market before price slowdown

The prime country market outside of London appears to be booming again in a rush to beat a slowdown in house...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

New material information rules will benefit consumers and agents

Millions of people use online property portals every year to conduct their property search, whether it be for sales or for...

11 May 2022

From: Features

Fast sale firm recruits estate agency veteran from Hamptons

Former Hamptons and Countrywide executive Phil Tennant has joined US-style fast buy firm UPSTIX. Tennant has been recruited as chief operating officer...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Maths genius’ claims to have removed the need for agency floorplan software

A former letting agent claims to have removed the need for estate agents to use floorplan software. Mark McCorrie, who describes himself...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Lifesycle now finds new listings in YOUR areas

In this guest piece, the team at Iceberg Digital set out the benefits of Lifesycle 3, which is to appear this autumn. Perfect...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

My First Property Sale: Reminisce about your commission debut

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

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Lack of home buying support blamed for Tory local election losses

A lack of support to help people onto the property ladder has been highlighted as one factor for the Tory party’s...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer - Reassuring Vendors In A Changing Market

There seems a consensus amongst agents, analysts and amateur pundits alike that the market will stay relatively strong for some months,...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Right To Buy - what on earth is government playing at?

What a difference two months and some local elections make. Cast your minds back to March 9 and the annual report of...

07 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

POA: So how many agency listings could be 'unlawful?'

Agency trade bodies have backed the “clarity” provided by Trading Standards after it deemed “price on application” listings unlawful. It comes as...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers urged to get moving on a mortgage as rates hit 13-year high

Buyers are being urged to act now to secure decent mortgage pricing as interest rates hit a 13-year high yesterday. The Bank...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards: Why POA listings are unlawful

The National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT) deemed yesterday that the use of POA or “price on application”...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyer demand 'waning' ahead of interest rate decision

The property market could be set for further upheaval when the Bank of England makes its latest interest rate decision today. The...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

'Frightening' number of 'agents' unaware of where to report AML concerns

A ‘frightening’ number of respondents to a Rightmove online poll appear to be unaware of their anti-money laundering reporting requirements. The portal...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

 ‘Price on application’ in property listings deemed unlawful

The National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT) has deemed that the use of POA or “price on application”...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket seeks approval for share capital overhaul

OnTheMarket is seeking shareholder approval for a proposed cancellation of capital.  The portal said in a stockmarket update this morning that this...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Can ewe believe it! Agent unveils latest advert following billboard ban

If you are an easily offended Frankie Valli fan, look away now. A regional agent that was rapped by the Advertising Standards...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

House price growth slows as cost of living crisis starts to hits the market

House price growth is expected to hit single digits by the end of the year as the cost of living crisis...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – the who’s who of the industry

The property industry is fortunate in including many great people, doing great work across a range of businesses – from traditional agency...

30 April 2022

From: Features

Leasehold reform - what do agents and conveyancers need to know?

You will hopefully have seen that the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 has now received its Royal Assent, meaning it...

30 April 2022

From: Features

Collaborative Conveyancing - is this the panacea to the home moving process?

I attended a forum in London a couple of weeks ago, which for the first time brought estate agents and conveyancers...

30 April 2022

From: Features

Busy sales market - how can agents help sellers take advantage of this bonanza?

April looks set to go down as the busiest month for house sales of the year.  And with record numbers of properties predicted...

30 April 2022

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - fundraising activity in full bloom

You can tell that spring is in the air as this week's Agents Do Charity is full of outdoor fundraising pursuits...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

The property recruitment market seems to be moving as fast as house prices. Here are some of the latest moves that took...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Letting agents – why reconcile your client account?

Accountancy terminology can be a turn off to many business owners, understandably so given that the majority aren’t working in lettings...

27 April 2022

From: Features

Not sheepish! Agent hits back after watchdog bans 'offensive' advert

An estate agent has hit back at the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after the watchdog banned a poster advertising the firm’s...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers 'happy to pay' for upfront sales information

Buyers are happy and ready to pay for more upfront material information when it comes to purchasing a property. It comes as...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency content experts to share tricks of the trade at industry conference

Three of the leading industry content specialists are set to gather on stage together for what is believe to be the...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Regional agent offers eco-friendly viewings

A Yorkshire based agent has come up with a novel way of reducing its carbon footprint while conducting viewings with potential...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Off-market platform plans UK expansion

Off-market property platform Invisible Homes is planning to expand throughout London over the next year and to cover the whole of...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Why Rental Reform Is Becoming More Important By The Day

It’s easy to overestimate the importance of something in one’s own industry or work, but there seems good reason for believing...

23 April 2022

From: Features

Q&A - how can agents and conveyancers work better together?

In this Q&A, I catch up with Jesper With-Fogstrup, chief executive officer of Smoove (formerly ULS Technology until a very recent...

23 April 2022

From: Features

Q&A: What do new material information rules mean for estate agents?

From the beginning of April, long-awaited rules from the National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT) came into effect....

23 April 2022

From: Features

Insight – would a four-day working week ever work in agency?

In June, the biggest pilot scheme of a four-day working week anywhere in the world will begin in Britain, with more...

22 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

New agencies, please! Wimbledon Village welcomes new boutique firm

A new ‘local and independent’ boutique estate agency has been founded in the heart of Wimbledon Village, with a vision of...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity – as the industry gets back underway after Easter

First off, here at EAT we hope everyone enjoyed the Easter celebrations and didn’t eat too much chocolate! Despite the Easter break,...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

A third of property professionals say they’re not AML compliant - research

The vast majority of property professionals would like to see HMRC act more proactively to deter money laundering, as almost a...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

New Deputy for TPO as industry gears up for change

A new Deputy Ombudsman, Lesley Horton, has been appointed by The Property Ombudsman Scheme. She will work alongside Property Ombudsman, Rebecca Marsh,...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency heavyweight joins property investment PropTech platform

One of the biggest names in agency has been appointed as chairperson of the board at BidX1, one of Europe’s leading...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks finally confirms appointment of new CEO

Following a series of unexplained delays, Helena Marston has now finally been confirmed as the new chief executive of beleaguered agency...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Murray Lee – Say No To Rightmove has sadly stalled, but OTM offers agents hope

A leading figure in the Say No To Rightmove (STNR) campaign says the attempts to get agents to ditch Rightmove have...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Fixing conveyancing recruitment? Online firm opens apprenticeship academy

A leading online residential conveyancing firm has opened its new headquarters and apprenticeship academy in Wirral, Merseyside, to try and help...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Successful Town Hall initiative expanded by OTM after growing demand 

OnTheMarket has revealed it is expanding the scope and scale of its successful Town Hall initiative in response to growing demand...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Non-vanilla’ customers turned down for mortgages, claims study

New research from Bluestone Mortgages has shown that 'non-vanilla' customers are being turned down for financial products and services. More than two...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Teenage dreams! Former agency apprentice works up to accounts technician

A former agency apprentice has worked her way up to a qualified accounts technician in under a decade. Carrie Howcroft joined Preston...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Former Housing Secretary becomes first MP to welcome Ukrainian refugees

Former Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick is believed to have become the first MP to take in Ukrainian refugees under the government’s...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Up your street! Residents to get a vote over road name changes

Local residents are to be given the final say on changes to the name of their street under new government plans. The...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Warning - new checks on mortgage applications could hit house hunters

A property expert has predicted that mortgage applicants are likely to find it 'much harder' to be approved for loans as...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Prime agency marks £50m of sales in first year

The creator of a local social network app acquired by US company Nextdoor is marking a year in prime estate agency...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove unveils new 'one day could be today' marketing campaign

Rightmove is set to launch a new marketing campaign next week that encourages people to consider the different life they could...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

The ex Purplebricks agents using a Selling Sunset-style approach

Netflix addicts may have come across Selling Sunset, an American series focused on the drama of US real estate agents selling...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

'Hundreds' of former Purplebricks agents back workers' rights legal claim

Hundreds of former Purplebricks agents have now signed up to a potential legal claim against the firm. Contractors For Justice, known as...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents encouraged to ‘buy ready and sell ready’

Estate agents are being urged to ensure clients have instructed a solicitor from “day dot.” Speaking in an exclusive video interview with...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage mayhem! Technology platform predicts 1m home loan searches this month

Mortgage search platform Twenty7Tec is predicting there could be one million searches for home loans this month. The technology company, which lets...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – from barmaid to branch manager to Countrywide’s top negotiator

In this week’s Natter, I carry out a Q&A with Lisa Knight, who has taken the impressive journey from barmaid to...

09 April 2022

From: Features

Client money and the regulation governing it is changing

PayProp’s recent Rental Confidence Index survey polled property professionals about their biggest concerns for 2022. Unsurprisingly, new regulations were a top...

09 April 2022

From: Features

How to Prove Your Rented Property is Safe for Habitation

As amendments to smoke and carbon monoxide alarm legislation loom for rented properties later this year, we look at how inventory...

09 April 2022

From: Features

House prices hit record high but analyst questions if now is a good time to buy

Homeowners are now earning almost as much from their property as they are from their salary after prices hit new highs. The...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents give government’s energy strategy the cold shoulder

The government’s long awaited Energy Security Strategy has failed to spark excitement among estate agents. The government unveiled its plans to create...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Queries raised over 'two-tier' AML system for agents and developers

An industry expert has questioned the fairness of a “two-tier system” that has emerged between new builds and second-hand homes when...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - Ukraine appeals and help for the homeless

Spring may be struggling to break through the clouds but agents are continuing to step up for good causes. The humanitarian crisis...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Should agents restrict repeat viewings to combat rising petrol prices?

Agents are preparing their businesses for the cost of living crunch, with considerations on fuel use, heating and window display lighting. Much...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer - it's time to dump gazumping

You’re probably up to your neck at the start of a busy spring market but I’d hope there’s one thing most...

07 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

Advertising watchdog open to considering SSTC listing complaints

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has said it may consider complaints about ‘misleading SSTC listings’ on portals but suggests it may...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency mailshot service builds AI tool to boost instructions

Estate agency marketing tool Spectre is planning to boost its data science team as it predicts greater use of artificial intelligence...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Are these the first cracks in the reign of the portals?

In this piece, the team at Iceberg Digital look at whether the first cracks are appearing in the portals. For the last...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agent webinars - your chance to ask Rightmove anything

Agents will be able to grill Rightmove’s legal and compliance director David Cox this morning as part of the portal’s webinar...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Markets shrug as Purplebricks awaits confirmation of new chief executive

Purplebricks ended the trading day yesterday without being able to formally welcome its new chief executive but the markets appeared to...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Belvoir tipped for more M&A activity

More acquisitions are being predicted at agency franchise group Belvoir. It comes as the listed brand yesterday reported record group revenue of...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

New tool to speed up the capture of 3D viewings

Agents are being offered an easier way to offer 3D virtual viewings that could get homes listed more quickly. Spatial data technology...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Appointment of new Purplebricks CEO delayed

Mystery surrounds the appointment of Purplebricks new chief executive following a stockmarket update this morning. Helena Marston was due to start as...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Energy Price Shock set to hurt housing market

A leading business analyst says that house prices may appear to be defying gravity but they will soon return to normality...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Over And Out - An Editor Departs…

For the record, this isn’t my last Industry Views for Estate Agent Today, although by the time you read this I'll be...

02 April 2022

From: Features

Rental reform - why it'll make inventories more important than ever 

In this weekend feature, inventory expert and chair of the AIIC, Daniel Evans, sets out why rental reform changes will make...

02 April 2022

From: Features

Upfront Information - Light at the end of the Tunnel? 

They say that in fashion, if you wait for long enough, clothes that are hanging at the back of your wardrobe...

02 April 2022

From: Features

A smart acquisition: Vouch and Goodlord 18 months on

In July 2020, two leading lettings technology disruptors - Vouch and Goodlord - announced that they were going into partnership. Now,...

02 April 2022

From: Features

Foxtons CEO tightens grip on agency in top table shake-up

Foxtons chief executive Nic Budden is to take up the work of the chief operating officer too. In a statement to shareholders...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

“A whiff of yesterday’s news” - agent plays down rocketing house prices

One of the country’s leading estate agents has played down the significance of the latest house price index which at first...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Zut alors! French entrepreneur aims to guillotine UK agency fees

A French billionaire who made his money from estate agency is promising to transform the UK property industry with his unique...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Pro-active conveyancers in bid to improve buying and selling process

A number of pro-active conveyancers are joining a new conveyancing directory being set up by one of the leading figures in...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - our thoughts remain with Ukraine…

The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine continues to dominate the thoughts of our industry as this week’s ADC shows - a wonderful...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Going Green - buyers demand more eco features in their next home

Buyers are focusing increasingly on green fixtures and fittings according to a new study. Insurance firm Aviva says the most in-demand features...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

The death of data migration – is there a solution for agents?

One of the most valuable assets to any company is the data it stores. According to a recent study completed by...

30 March 2022

From: Features

Boomin pledge to reveal ‘agents who pay’ next week

New portal Boomin suggests it has “thousands” of agents who have signed up on a paid basis. The portal - which launched almost...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Banned! Touting letter trying to buy homes without using agents

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a property investment firm from using a letter claiming that it wanted to buy homes...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Not-so-prime London - demand falls ahead of Ukraine uncertainty

Demand in prime areas of London has fallen in the first quarter of the year, says estate agency Benham and Reeves. The...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Rule change to make Equity Release more appealing to sceptics

A rule change has been introduced this week in a bid to make equity release customers reduce interest costs. The option to...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Major PropTech deal for two of the industry’s best-known names

The iamproperty group - best known for its online auction business - has snapped up cloud-based property software business VTUK for...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency launches new Franchise and Consultant schemes

A three-branch agency in the south west has launched a franchise model which it says should appeal “to those wanting a...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Tax Hike - agents warn against more taxes on second homes

Propertymark is urging restraint on the part of the Welsh Government as it moves to tackle what it sees as the...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Leading agency reveals Data Science is key to how it wins business

Foxtons has given details of what some believe is market-leading use of technology to drive its sales and lettings effort. In a...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Behind The Scenes video series looks at how agents work

Zoopla’s cloud based software service Alto has launched a video series giving a behind the scenes look at estate agencies around...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Gazumping: Public have had enough and want it made illegal

The overwhelming majority of buyers want the gazumping to be made illegal, a poll shows. Some 89 per cent think it’s wrong...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter: interview with Michael Bruce - 'why Boomin is not just another portal'

With Boomin nearly turning one, I decided to catch up with Michael Bruce, the co-founder of the property website and more...

26 March 2022

From: Features

Interview with eXp's Glenn Sanford - 'some agents will always prefer self-employed'

The self-employed model, after years of not really catching on fully, was given a major boost by the pandemic and the...

26 March 2022

From: Features

Energy squeeze threatens financial nightmare for tenants and landlords

It’s not an easy time for many renters (and homeowners). The cost of living is going up across the board for...

26 March 2022

From: Features

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

Remote working agency abandons business model and sets up office

An estate agency which previously operated only through a remote working model has established a headquarters and expanded its team. Chosen Home,...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Material Information Change - agents should revise processes now to prepare

Agents are being advised to revise their processes now to accommodate changes to the information required on property details, which begin...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Sigh of relief that Sunak avoids hurting housing market

The industry has reacted to the Spring Statement by breathing a sigh of relief that nothing was likely to cause damage...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Affordability alarm goes off as house prices hit another high

The latest government house price data has sparked a fear that the market may be heading towards an affordability crisis. The Office...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Business Rates - government slammed for lack of clarity

The government has failed to take the opportunity of the Spring Statement to provide clarity on its business rates reform agenda,...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Are you the next Phil or Kirstie?

A prominent independent production company is looking for property professionals for a new television programme idea to be filmed in the...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Unlocking £4.5bn of tenancy deposits is the key to the cost-of-living crisis

Earlier this month, the government’s energy regulator Ofgem announced a record 54 percent increase to the energy bill price cap. Combined...

23 March 2022

From: Features

Income Tax cut and VAT scrapped on home energy efficiency measures

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a dramatic future income tax cut, changes to National Insurance thresholds and scrapping VAT on more...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Climate Innovation District - low carbon suburb to be built

A so-called Climate Innovation District is to be constructed in central Leeds with low carbon homes at its heart. The developer Citu...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Fall-Through Mayhem - over 50,000 deals collapse since New Year

A prominent industry supplier has produced startling statistics about the numbers of fall throughs in just the first 10 weeks or...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Do estate agents need more help with their mental health?

A high profile London estate agency has appointed two so-called Wellness Ambassadors to look after the mental health and wellbeing of...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

The mistakes we made at Purplebricks - by the Bruce brothers

Michael and Kenny Bruce have for the first time given their views on what went wrong for Purplebricks during their time...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

More leaseholders freed from doubling ground rents

Fifteen businesses which had bought freeh­olds from housing developer Countryside have now given formal undertakings to remove terms that cause ground...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

The Coming ‘Budget’ - What’s In Store For Agents?

If you want to sex-up the Chancellor’s financial statement scheduled for lunchtime on Wednesday, you’d call it a Budget or a...

19 March 2022

From: Features

Estate Agent Today: as one great era ends, another begins

This week, you will have all seen the sad news that Graham Norwood is stepping down as editor of Estate Agent...

19 March 2022

From: Features

What can estate agents learn from tech companies?

When was the time you actively learned something new from your clients or competitors? If it’s a difficult question to answer quickly,...

19 March 2022

From: Features

Client Accounting – Why Outsource?

In this guest feature, Chris Mason, Operations Director at The Letting Partnership, outlines why agents might want to consider outsourcing client accounting. The...

19 March 2022

From: Features

Question marks remain after death of young Estate Agent

A coroner says there is insufficient evidence to determine the cause of death of a 23-year-old estate agent found on a...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Foxtons “fails” so should be sold off, says latest angry investor

A Canadian investment fund with a roughly two per cent share in Foxtons is arguing for the agency to be put...

17 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Fees: Vendors are NOT after the cheapest agents - claim

An estate agent who has now become a PropTech entrepreneur says fees are absolutely not what makes a vendor choose who...

17 March 2022

From: Breaking News

How to attract high-value landlords using a data-driven approach

A shift is occurring in the rental market across the UK. The Government is planning to reform the sector with increased...

16 March 2022

From: Features

Tragedy as campaigning agent dies just days after cancer diagnosis

A popular and respected estate agent in Essex, who also campaigned nationally against homelessness, has died just days after bing diagnosed...

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Award-winning new editor for Estate Agent Today from next month

Estate Agent Today is to have a new editor from April 4. He is award winning journalist and podcaster Marc Shoffman who...

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Scrap Stamp Duty surcharge for a ‘double whammy’ win - call

An industry trade body wants the government to scrap the three per cent stamp duty surcharge on additional homes - and...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Are Reviews Faked? Trustpilot bats away claims of ignoring breaches

The international reviews service Trustpilot has batted away criticism from a property website that it ignores breaches of its guidelines. Last week,...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Homes For Ukraine launched by Housing Secretary

The government has now formally launched the Homes For Ukraine scheme, heavily leaked in recent days. The Secretary of State for Levelling...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks goes upside down, and down the Tube

Purplebricks issued an unexpected tweet yesterday, showing one of its own advertisements posted on a London tube train - upside down. With...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Redress and stronger regulation needed for agents - say agents

There’s still one part of the UK where agents enjoy almost unfettered freedom without legislation or redress - and this has...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards new rules - agents urged to comment on Material Info

Propertymark is urging agents to respond to a consultation exercise being conducted by the National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agents...

14 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Second Homes Taxes will backfire on wider economy - warning

A rural body in Wales has hit out at the Welsh Government’s proposals for draconian new taxes on second homes.  Earlier this...

14 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter: agency with a new concept and terrific fundraising

As regular readers will know, I like to use this column to shout out about the independent agents who are the...

12 March 2022

From: Features

Insight - how do you solve a problem like conveyancing?

Those aficionados of the Sound of Music will recognise the tag line above. It came to my mind when thinking about...

12 March 2022

From: Features

From Poacher to Gamekeeper - Levelling Up from Agent to Developer

The path from agent to developer is not easy, but it is a relatively straightforward one, if you are willing to...

12 March 2022

From: Features

High profile self-employed agency snapped up by Belvoir

Franchise giant Belvoir has snapped up one of the earliest British estate agencies to adopt the model of using self-employed or...

11 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

Russian sanctions won’t hurt prime London claims high-end agent

High end estate agency Savills says the imposition of sanctions on Russians, amid new measures obliging overseas buyers to be more...

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - fantastic work for Ukraine in its hour of need

Hello and welcome to this week’s ADC, an opportunity for see how selfless our industry can be at times of hardship...

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks chief executive quits because of “personal circumstances”

Purplebricks chief executive Vic Darvey has quit, citing “personal circumstances”.  He leaves at the end of this month with chief operating officer Helena...

10 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Russians in London given six months to reveal true ownership or sell-up

The UK government appears to have given sanctioned Russian property owners a get-out-of-jail card valid for six months.  It’s been confirmed that...

10 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents must do more to help mental health, says industry supplier

A prominent trade body says the property industry must do more to recognise and support those with mental health issues. The Association...

10 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Ukraine Crisis helps property retain status as safe investment

Moments of major international uncertainty such as the Ukraine crisis lead to property being regarded as a safe investment. That’s according to...

10 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Reviews site allAgents makes new allegations about rival services

The war of words between various property review platforms continues apace. The latest accusation concern comparison website GetAgent, and specifically reviews of...

09 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Will your agency dig deep? Plea for industry to donate to Ukraine

A prominent estate agency figure is urging the industry to dig deep to help the Ukrainian humanitarian effort. Arun Group managing director...

09 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer wants buyers to have maximum upfront information

Phil Spencer is teaming up with a PropTech supplier to help buyers have the maximum volume of upfront information. Spencer’s Move iQ...

09 March 2022

From: Breaking News

COLLABORATION: THE SOLUTION AND THE BIGGEST PROBLEM FOR THE PROPERTY INDUSTRY

Ben Ridgway and Jamie Cooke, co-founders of iamproperty Group brought together industry leaders in a recent roundtable to discuss the challenges...

08 March 2022

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Foxtons chief named as head of growing agency network

Lomond Group, which says it is the UK’s fastest-growing estate agency network, has appointed Ed Phillips as its new Group Chief...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

New transaction concept could complete a sale in a week

A new ‘quick buy’ service has been announced which would mean that sales could be completed in a week, providing a...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Windfall for Foxtons investors as agency launches £3m share buy-back

Foxtons has this morning launched a £3m share buy back programme, representing a major windfall for its investors. A statement from the...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Ukraine crisis will put brakes on runaway housing market, warns analyst

Despite the latest Halifax house price index showing a 10.8 per cent annual rise, a leading housing market analyst is warning...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

London agency given three-years-in-a-row top reviews award

A London estate agency has won a rarely-awarded gong from the Feefo reviews service - and the company says it’s testimony...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Double-digit annual house price growth now in seven UK regions

The market boom goes on, for now at least. In February, house prices rose at their fastest since June 2007 according to...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Jobs Today - a bumper bundle of new movers in agency

Welcome to the latest edition of Property Jobs Today, your chance to catch up with who’s going where and why in...

07 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Review row over company making allegations about OnTheMarket

A row has broken out over a company which has made allegations about Trustpilot reviews of OnTheMarket. A company called KwikChex says...

07 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency’s appeal TODAY for goods and equipment for Ukraine

A leading London agency has launched an urgent appeal for goods and equipment to be handed in to its offices today...

07 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Predictions 2022 - an interview with Simon Shinerock

Peta Milne, founder of Instagram growth and PR service Monimo, and a content writer at Choices Estate Agents, recently sat down...

05 March 2022

From: Features

Phil Spencer: Time for agents to grab the gavel as market slows

The market’s likely to slow this year as the rising cost of living saps some buyer confidence, so agents are understandably...

04 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency pledges £50,000 and 100 jobs for Ukrainian refugees

A well known UK estate agency has pledged £50,000 to help the growing Ukrainian refugee crisis. Brown & Co - the 13-branch...

04 March 2022

From: Breaking News

More listings and inflation woe signal price growth slowdown - Zoopla

A new housing market snapshot from Zoopla suggests that in the supply of homes coming to the market has triggered a...

04 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - for so many heart-breaking, heart-warming causes

These are undeniably darker days as news comes through of a humanitarian crisis in Ukraine - we have the first agency...

04 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Leaders Romans Group announces first acquisition since private equity take-over

Leaders Romans Group, which is fast becoming one of the UK’s largest agencies, has acquired another firm. It’s the first purchase of...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Government may seize homes of key Russians without compensation

The government is considering seizing British property owned by Russian oligarchs on the sanctions list without paying compensation. The Financial Times says Housing...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Second home buyers hit with 300% tax rise in part of UK

The Welsh Government has announced an increase to the maximum level of council tax premiums for second homes, as well as...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Boomin boss and buoyant agents say no sign yet of housing market slowdown

The founder of fledgling portal Boomin says the latest Nationwide house price index findings demonstrate that there’s no sign yet of...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Affordability is the issue of the rent control argument

The hot topic of rent controls has remerged in recent weeks, with passionate voices on both sides of the argument speaking...

02 March 2022

From: Features

Going paperless - simplified eSignature experiences made for agents

For all sales and letting agents, accelerating your business to new heights is a number one priority. You can’t be losing time...

02 March 2022

From: Features

Sellers don’t switch agents so touting doesn’t work - claim

A popular myth suggesting 50 per cent of homes sell with a second agent, is simply untrue. That’s the claim from property...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents told to review client identities against sanctions list

Agents are being told by a trade body to conduct more frequent risk reviews and check purchaser identities against up to...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC Stamp Duty Crackdown - more experts warn of problems

Yesterday we reported on how the Chartered Institute of Taxation was warning of problems with new HMRC stamp duty rules to...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

No chains mean fast sales - but hefty premiums too

Properties selling without a chain not only sell more quickly, as one might expect, but also appear to attract a substantial...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Chris Watkin: “I had to find out more” - property expert checks out Lifesycle

Well-known property expert and video interviewer Chris Watkin independently investigates how one piece of software is having such a big effect...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Alto Q&A: New features and integrations agents need to know about

We know that agents rely heavily on property software solutions to run their agency, particularly to ease the burden of administrative...

01 March 2022

From: Sponsored Content

HMRC Stamp Duty Crackdown ‘may make home buying even slower’

HM Revenue & Customs has been warned by financial experts that its latest crackdown on stamp duty abuse could make the...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

One in 10 sellers guilty of trying to avoid fees, some agents report

Some agents say they have as many as one in 10 vendors taking their properties off the market and seeking to...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Controversial conveyancer hits back at 'forgotten stamp duty' claim

The controversial conveyancing firm at the centre of an apparent cyber attack has hit back at newspaper claims that it did...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket transformation is accelerating, claims CEO Tebb

OnTheMarket’s transformation into a “tech-enables property business across the broader property eco-system” is gathering pace according to the portal’s chief executive. In...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Law to reveal foreign owners may apply 20 years retrospectively

It is claimed by Propertymark that the government’s Economic Crime Bill - to be debated in the House of Commons today -...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Busted - newspaper reveals scandals behind self-employed agents on TV

A national newspaper has lifted the lid on what it alleges to be the backgrounds of high-end self-employed agents who feature...

28 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Seize Putin’s Properties: Mayor wants drastic response to Ukraine

London mayor Sadiq Khan says he supports the seizure of property assets connected to the allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin.  The...

28 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards to give more details of property listings changes

A webinar this week is set to see the release of more details of changes to property listings being demanded by...

28 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – meet the blockchain network quietly taking agency by storm

Until a few years ago, you would have been forgiven for not knowing who or what Coadjute was. But the company, founded...

26 February 2022

From: Features

Opinion: The property sector should take action now, not wait for the Economic Crime Bill

The outcome of the Ukraine crisis is far from certain, but one thing has become abundantly clear. The long-overdue Economic Crime...

26 February 2022

From: Features

Purplebricks shares hit new low as Ukraine fears hit UK property sector

Share prices of estate agencies and property companies plummeted yesterday as tensions continued to rise following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Purplebricks...

25 February 2022

From: Breaking News

New curbs on second homes will hurt buyers, warns Propertymark

A bid to regulate second home ownership in part of the UK through changes to planning policy will add complexity and...

25 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Sanctions on Russian property could prompt exodus from UK - claim

An estate agency says retrospective investigations into Russian ownership of London properties could lead to substantial amounts of wealth moving out...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Searches not revealing new road schemes, claims angry conveyancer

Property searches are not showing up some new road schemes because they are classified by local councils as planning consent for...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

The Bridgerton Effect - lights! camera! house price premiums!

Netflix’s period romantic comedy Bridgerton appears to have registered with Asian property buyers - and as a result they want to...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Giving charity appoints another senior agency figure to board

Agents Giving - widely recognised as the industry’s main charity - has appointed another senior agency figure to its board. It’s Iain...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

SmartBoards - OnTheMarket's dynamic QR codes generate leads for agents

OnTheMarket has inked a deal with Kremer Signs to supply agents with Smartboards to be added to For Sale signs -...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

London property may feature in sanctions against aggressive Russia

It appears that new controls on property ownership may feature in future sanctions against Russia in response to its aggression in Ukraine. Prime...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Stock Collapse! Agents suffer dramatic fall in number of homes to sell

Agents have 21 per cent fewer homes on their books now than a year ago according to a quick buy company. In...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest rates and inflation won’t blow housing market off course - claim

One of the country’s leading agencies says the recent and expected interest rate rises, and the surging inflation, will not blow...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Reform of properties listings welcomed by industry leaders

Industry figures have come out in favour of the long-term programme of new compulsory information to be contained on property listings. From...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

 Why Work? Typical home appreciates more than its owner earns

An average home appreciated more in 2021 than its owner will have earned, according to Savills. The agency says that with annual...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Alert - new info must be included on all property listings

Trading Standards and the government have jointly announced compulsory new data which must appear on property listings. A property's council tax band or...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

One of Britain’s oldest agencies - has it closed permanently?

It’s feared one of the country’s oldest estate agencies may have entered receivership. The Drew Pearce company of agents and chartered surveyors...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

A Lesson for Agents from the Ukraine Crisis

If the UK and its allies have been played by Russia over the Ukraine ‘invasion’, and it’s beginning to look that...

19 February 2022

From: Features

Short term lets - what’s the extent of the problem?

Timothy Douglas, Head of Policy and Campaigns at Propertymark, analyses the impact that the lack of available data is having on...

19 February 2022

From: Features

Knowledge is power - why PDTF is a positive step forward for buying and selling

‘Knowledge is power’ goes the old saying, and one variation on that theme is a quote from academic, Robert Boyce, who...

19 February 2022

From: Features

Agents - how to spot and stop fraud

Alexander Siedes, CEO of Homeppl, reveals the top five ways people try and commit tenancy fraud and how to spot and stop...

19 February 2022

From: Features

Introducing Reapit Elements

Reapit Elements is an open-source, cross-platform design system that gives designers and developers a framework to quickly create responsive, device-agnostic, and...

18 February 2022

From: Sponsored Content

‘Could be tough times ahead for the housing market’ - warning

A financial analyst says there could be tough times ahead for the housing market, despite another upbeat set of figures regarding...

18 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - don’t get blown away in the storm!

It may be blowing a gale outside but we’re safe and warm here reading about our industry’s great work for good...

18 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Allegation of agency staff at ‘drugs party’ in branch

The Mail Online website alleges that an after-hours party at an estate agency office involved staff apparently inhaling drugs from balloons. The...

17 February 2022

From: Breaking News

It’s tough going for High Street agents says online boss

The shortage of stock in the current market is making it tough for High Street agents according to one of the...

17 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Our Changing Homes - many owners have repurposed rooms

More than four in 10 owners have significantly repurposed part of their homes during the pandemic says Zoopla. Amongst the 41 per...

17 February 2022

From: Breaking News

TOP TECH TO HELP LETTING AGENTS SUPERCHARGE THEIR BUSINESS

Letting agency growth experts are set to take to the virtual stage and use the latest tech to share their insights...

16 February 2022

From: Sponsored Content

“Underwhelming” business rates review is slammed by agency

A consultation exercise on government proposals for its business rates review is totally “underwhelming” according to property agency Colliers. The consultation ends...

16 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Australian PropTech bid to break into UK property market

An Australian PropTech platform called PEXA aims to break into the UK property industry this year, claiming to improve transaction processes. PEXA...

16 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agent identifies stock shortages even worse than UK average

A leading agent and market commentator says he has identified one part of the UK where the current stock shortage is...

16 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Will Purplebricks quit stock market or 'do a Countrywide'?

Seven years after it launched on the London Stock Market, speculation continues that Purplebricks may be about to de-list and return...

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Levelling Up to give house prices an average 3.6% uplift

The government’s heavily publicised Levelling Up initiative could benefit the UK’s overall property market by approaching £96 billion, it’s been claimed. Some...

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Famous campaigner refuses to sell house to second home buyer

A famous environmental campaigner has sold his home to a local - because he feels second homes are “obscene and grotesque.” Green...

14 February 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket insists interest rate rise not weakening buyer sentiment

OnTheMarket says buyer and seller confidence has not been adversely affected by the first base rate rise in more than three...

14 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – events for agents to look out for in the first half of 2022

Property events and functions are now back in full swing, with 2022 likely to be the first ‘normal’ year for this...

12 February 2022

From: Features

Cyber-security in 2022: what do agents need to know?

I’m sure most readers would agree with me that cyber-security is vitally important for almost any business, particularly those businesses like...

12 February 2022

From: Features

Going granular - why digging deep into residential property data is a must

With the new year in full swing, agents around the UK are likely to be making changes to the way they...

12 February 2022

From: Features

LSL Property Services latest acquisition cements move into finance

The finance arm of LSL Property Services - known as Pivotal Growth - has snapped up a specialist mortgage and insurance...

11 February 2022

From: Breaking News

New acquisition takes fast-growing agency to nine branches

One of Scotland’s leading legal and estate agency, Pacitti Jones, is continuing to expand. This week it has snapped up Tip Top...

11 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Success for young PropTech founder helping first time buyers

A young entrepreneur has won an award for creating an online service making it simpler for couples to buy their first...

11 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - the getting-close-to-Valentine’s-Day edition

Hello and if it’s Friday, it’s definitely the day for Agents Do Charity. We’re leading up to Valentine’s - a neat opportunity...

11 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

Agency celebrates adopting self-employed business model 25 years ago...

The chief executive of Belvoir says his agency has had 25 years of significant financial and business success - and much...

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Energy efficiency increasingly vital to buyers - claim

Features often overlooked by agents and buyers now, such as double glazing and insulation, are likely to become high up on...

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

From dog walker to Savills apprentice - agency reveals latest recruits

Savills has welcomed its first intake of residential apprentices with seven individuals hired by the business to study and work within...

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Achieve excellent sales and lettings performance with PropTech

MRI Software explores the use of PropTech to enhance the performance of the sales and lettings processes and how to select...

09 February 2022

From: Features

Message to HMRC and Government - stamp duty is outdated

The majority of homeowners and homebuyers believe Stamp Duty Land Tax is outdated and needs reform. The mortgage lender Butterfield commissioned an...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Office demand surges - so are major cities returning to normal?

Rightmove says the level of business owners enquiring about leasing office space has now surpassed even pre-pandemic levels in January. Demand is...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Guru predicts ‘Roaring 2020s’ boom for London’s richest

The estate agent known to his thousands of followers on Twitter as Mayfair Guru is predicting a ‘Roaring 2020s’ for the...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks reviews dispute takes new twist four years on

A long running dispute between reviews website allAgents and Purplebricks has come back to life - with a new twist. In 2017...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Running On Empty! Agents' inventories running almost at zero

Some regional property markets are perilously close to running out of any stock to sell. That’s the news from property data...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Shock move to review EPCs after rating problem identified

The current ratings of the Energy Performance Certificate are under review according to the Department for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy. A...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Heavier Tax On Second Homes - Tories are now as keen as Labour

A poll of Conservative voters shows strong majorities for higher taxes on second homes and empty properties, and tougher demands on...

07 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

Housing ministers line up to back beleaguered PM Johnson

Housing ministers have lined up in recent days to support beleaguered Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Housing minister Chris Pincher, upon hearing of new...

07 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates - Do They Matter Any More?

Here’s the odd thing about interest rates - we all care about them, but they don’t directly affect that many people...

05 February 2022

From: Features

2022 - agents can benefit from planning ahead and having a plan B in mind

Without doubt, 2021 was an exceptional year in the property market, with the stamp duty holiday and favourable market conditions helping...

05 February 2022

From: Features

HS2 - is the Midlands likely to benefit more than anywhere else?

As debate rages over levelling up and a north/south property divide, in the first of a new monthly column, property expert...

05 February 2022

From: Features

Rightmove reveals massive visitor figures as market boom goes on

Rightmove has revealed a major rise in visits to its site and app as the housing market boom shows no sign...

04 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency boasts 11 branches following latest acquisition

Midlands-based property firm Sheldon Bosley Knight - also known as SBK - has snapped up north Warwickshire estate agency Hawkins. As well as...

04 February 2022

From: Breaking News

New-style Home Information Pack proposed by government

The government’s Levelling Up White Paper, released today, contains an unexpected and shock commitment - to create a new 'lite' version...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Data holds the key to the property market's evolution – here's why

Data, when used to its full potential, holds the key to the property market’s growth. The reason for this is the...

02 February 2022

From: Features

Phil Spencer - Agents Have Standards … So Show The Customer!

For an unregulated industry, agents have an awful lot of regulations to deal with. For example, there’s the mandatory membership of a...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing Reform proposals to change economy by 2030

The government’s new Levelling Up White Paper, revealed this morning includes a radical reshaping of the private rental sector. Section 21 eviction...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

House prices rising £500 a week - how long can this last?

The level of house price growth is at a 17 year high at 11.2 per cent according to the Nationwide. The annual...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Seven independents snapped up by one fast-growing agency

An estate agency in the Home Counties has made two more acquisitions, taking the total number to seven independents it has...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech - make APIs your best friends, agencies advised

Good-quality APIs can help agents to thrive in 2022 and beyond according to industry PropTech supplier Openview – Powered by VTUK.  API,...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Thousands of HIgh Street agents want to join Purplebricks - claim

Purplebricks is claiming that literally thousands of High Street agents from conventional bricks-and-mortar firms are applying to the agency. It says this...

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Bottoms Up! Agent brews his own beer and it’s in a local pub

An estate agency has brought cheer - or should that be cheers? - to the local community by brewing a beer. Neil...

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Big rise in fall-throughs and fee-loss for agents

Agents are losing tens of thousands of pounds each - in some cases even more - because of the volume of...

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks admits uncertainty ahead after sharp drop in revenue

Purplebricks says there’s an uncertain period ahead following a sharp loss of revenue in the first half of its trading year. In...

31 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty rebates for buyers of homes with good EPCs - call

A stamp duty cut would provide a long-term to improve energy efficiency on homes, the Chancellor has been told by an...

31 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – the agency helping homeless people move closer to their own home

Our Agents Do Charity column each Friday does a fantastic job of highlighting the amazing charitable work of agents up and...

29 January 2022

From: Features

Insider insight - what does a really good inventory actually involve?

In this weekend feature, inventory expert and chair of the AIIC, Daniel Evans, sets out what a really good inventory should...

29 January 2022

From: Features

The cold facts about winter property checks

Property checks can be the bane of a letting agent’s life if left unchecked. Throw in the winter weather, and you’ve...

29 January 2022

From: Features

One year on, my perspective on running my own partnership

In this piece, Leanna Donkin from house. partnership reflects on what the last year has brought for her after a leap...

29 January 2022

From: Features

Purplebricks - It's My Property and I Will Sell It To Who I Want

Was Purplebricks right to delist a property from its website when it discovered the vendors - a Christian couple - were opposed...

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Historic Humberts wants to build on nine-office franchise network

Historic estate agency group Humberts - which was at risk of disappearing entirely just over two years ago - has opened...

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Referral fee offer for OnTheMarket agents via development deals

OnTheMarket has signed a deal with Brickflow, a new comparison site for development finance.   The portal says the partnership will provide member...

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech tool shows buyers detailed fit-out of homes pre-purchase

A new PropTech platform has an ultimate aim of allowing house buyers to select and order their interior decorations and modifications...

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Foxtons confirms sale move and reports big rise in revenue

Foxtons has confirmed its intention to sell the sales side of Douglas & Gordon, the London agency chain it acquired only...

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

We put AI to work on Estate Agents' data and here is what we found out!

In this guest piece, the team at Lifesycle discuss a recent experiment they did with AI and estate agents' data and...

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Revamped ‘Personal’ agency hopes to win self-employed agents

Hunters has tweaked its earlier version of hybrid franchising in a bid to attract self-employed agents. Hunters Personal was launched with a...

26 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency buys popular independent as part of growth strategy

A fast-growing land and property consultancy has snapped up a respected independent to bolster its presence in the North of England. George...

26 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Sale Prices Up 25% - the housing sector with massive inflation

There’s been huge sale price inflation in the rarified high-end country estate market according to a buying agent. Jess Simpson, who runs...

26 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Shut It! Conveyancing chief welcomes end to t-annoyance

High profile conveyancing supremo Rob Hailstone makes many announcements about government and industry housing policy - but he is less keen...

26 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Good News Exclusive - Most agencies plan to expand in 2022

Research based on questioning almost 1,000 estate agents suggests that around 70 per cent are set to expand their business this...

25 January 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech boost for agents with Blockchain network in new deal

The PropTech network Coadjute, which says it will ultimately slash the time it takes to move house by as much as...

25 January 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

Purplebricks wins praise for dropping prejudiced sellers

Purplebricks’ decision to de-list a property after the Christian vendors made anti-gay comments has won widespread support from industry figures, including...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Warning To Agents - inflation could hurt housing market, experts say

Inflation could deal a double blow to the housing market, an agency expert warns. Last week it was revealed that UK inflation...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Jobs Today - who's moving where this New Year

This is our first Property Jobs Today column of 2022 and it’s testimony to how busy our industry is right now...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Falling market share for online agencies - are they doomed to fail?

The market share of hybrid and online agents has fallen again, this time to 6.7 per cent. That figure - taken at...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Trio of agency branches snapped up by financial entrepreneur

Three of Martin & Co’s most prominent branches in the north of England are under new ownership. The Saltaire, Keighley, and Thackley...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents and Conveyancers work together? Forum aims to make it happen

The ESTAS Forum scheduled for March says its aim is to encourage agents and conveyancers to work more closely together.  “There doesn’t...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Boris Johnson’s Successor: what next for housing policies?

Will he stay or will he go? You don’t need me to say who ‘he’ is - it’s the only story...

22 January 2022

From: Features

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

How to prepare for lettings in 2022 and beyond using PropTech

In this guest feature, James Dilgul, Head of Marketing at Fixflo, the market-leading repairs and maintenance management software provider, looks at how...

22 January 2022

From: Features

We survived 2021, so what has 2022 in store for estate agents?

With the drastic changes enacted on the industry over the past two years thanks to the pandemic and political events such...

22 January 2022

From: Features

OnTheMarket predicts improved profits after strong year

OnTheMarket has this morning told shareholders that its performance is ahead of expectations and it's on course to make improved profits...

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Insider gets senior Propertymark policy position

Propertymark has appointed an insider to the key role of policy adviser - effectively the position vacated last month by industry...

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Upfront Property Info - huge majority of agents want it now

A survey suggests that an overwhelming proportion of estate agents believe the government should make the provision of upfront property information...

20 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the premium buyers pay for chain-free properties

Buyers typically pay 10.8 per cent extra for chain-free properties than for similar homes with chains, according to new research. Website GetAgent...

20 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Get ready: Blockchain is coming to a property transaction near you

Imagine a world where you, as an agent, could focus on what you do best. Building and managing relationships, showing properties,...

19 January 2022

From: Features

Surge in number of sellers resorting to quick buy firms - claim

There’s been a surge in the number of sellers who resort to using quick buy firms, according to the sector’s trade...

19 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Barnstorming market means six figure price rise for some owners

House prices are up by as much as £100,000 on this time last year according to a mortgage company. Research by the...

19 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency that said branches were dead has just opened second office

An estate agency that launched in 2018 saying that High Street offices were dead…has now opened its second physical branch in...

18 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Free PropTech for OnTheMarket agents after deal with industry veteran

OnTheMarket has entered a PropTech commercial partnership with Autoenhance.ai Limited, the AI photo editing platform.  Autoenhance was founded by PropTech entrepreneur Jamie...

18 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Boomin claims large uptick in usage since Christmas

The Bruce brothers’ new portal Boomin has given its first statistics regarding usage following the launch of a new marketing campaign...

18 January 2022

From: Breaking News

High Street firm slams “nightmare” online agents who disappoint vendors

A High Street estate agent on Merseyside has criticised online rivals for creating nightmares for vendors who are then obliged to...

18 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Online auction specialist joins senior Propertymark committee

An online auction company executive has been appointed to the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers committee for Propertymark. Stuart Collar-Brown, co-founder...

18 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Goodbye Purplebricks - name disappears in rebrand of Canada firm

The name of Purplebricks - which once claimed its business model was a global success - has now been removed in...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

OTM chief warns: We’re near the top of the market

OnTheMarket chief executive Jason Tebb is warning that we might be near the top of the market. His portal’s latest sentiment index...

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

Revealed - what customers REALLY think of estate agents

A new survey of people who have sold their home in the past six months has given a strong backing to...

14 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - Vote! Vote! Vote!

Vote? Well, whether we have a change of Prime Minister or not, there’s an important vote today - for great charitable...

14 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Recruitment and staffing – how automation can help reduce the burden

Work patterns and the employee experience have changed dramatically because of Covid, with a substantial rise in home, flexible and hybrid...

13 January 2022

From: PropTech & Innovation

Exclusive: Setback for house buying reform as top expert moves job

Estate Agent Today understands that the civil servant who has been at the heart of plans to reform the house buying...

13 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Appy Days For Agents - PropTech supplier launches new app

The ValPal Network has announced the release of its MovePal app on the Apple App and Google Play stores. The app is...

13 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Covid-19 – Can you create property management visits safely?

When we all thought that the Covid-19 pandemic was coming to an end, the virus decided to throw another curveball and...

12 January 2022

From: Features

Agent Alert - “more and more” cyber attacks on companies

A warning has gone out to estate agents that “more and more” reports are being filed about cyber attacks on agencies...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Major agency expects approaches from franchisees this year

Winkworth has told its shareholders that it expects approaches from prospective franchisees to open new branches this year. In a trading statement...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents’ New Year resolution must be to slash business costs

The objective of estate agents in 2022 must be to cut their business costs and employ technology to replace - and...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

EPC changes cannot be ‘one size fits all’ - trade body

Propertymark is reiterating its view that energy efficiency and EPC changes being considered by government must take account of property age...

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

Phil Spencer: Healthy Staff mean a Healthy Business

It’s often said that agency is a people business, and I can see no reason to disagree - agents dealing face-to-face...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC consulting on new Stamp Duty threat to property sales

A leading accountant is warning of a possible stamp duty change affecting residential property this year. HMRC is currently consulting on a...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

New tax likely to fund additional cladding removal from low-rise flats

Leaseholders in lower-rise blocks of flats will not have to take out loans to remove dangerous cladding under new government rules...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed: the hidden threat to 2022’s housing market

At the risk of mixing my metaphors, any mention of energy has become something of a blue touch paper in the...

08 January 2022

From: Features

New Year Message - ‘Breaking Through in 22’

The past two years have been a whirlwind of change, challenges and chance. The main catalyst has clearly been the pandemic...

08 January 2022

From: Features

The rise of outsourcing in Estate Agency

The last two years have been dramatic and decisive for many people and many businesses. Both have reassessed their work approaches...

08 January 2022

From: Features

Hybrid agency rolls out nationwide - but with only 70 agents

A hybrid agency that charges no fees to vendors but instead relies on referral fees for income has officially rolled out...

07 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - never too early in the year to fund-raise…

Welcome to 2022 and the first Agents Do Charity of the New Year. We’re all learning to live with Covid a little...

07 January 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Godfather’ of estate agents says larger fees would improve service

If UK agents were paid higher fees they could perform a better service to the public. That’s the view of Mark Hayward,...

06 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Savvy agents use PropTech because Covid’s here long-term - claim

A leading PropTech entrepreneur with a lengthy pedigree as an estate agent says agents should use more technology in a bid...

06 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Big surge in first time buyers - but it won’t last…

For the first time since before the global financial crisis of 2008, the number of first-time buyers is estimated to have...

06 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove claims new records for activity over Christmas

Rightmove claims its visits over the Christmas period were its busiest ever with what it calls ‘buyer demand’ up 23 per...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Should house prices and mortgage costs be based on EPC ratings?

A new survey suggests two thirds of current or potential home owners would accept the idea of a mortgage interest rate...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Billionaires take advantage of prime London’s Covid price falls

Prime Central London’s attraction to multi-millionaire and billionaire buyers appears to have soared during the pandemic. High end agency Beauchamp Estates says...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

First figures of 2022 show housing market returning to normal

The latest figures for mortgage approvals show demand as being relatively unchanged - a development welcomed by agents. House purchase mortgage approvals...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks denies sell-off rumour

Purplebricks has this morning said that a newspaper report over the weekend, claiming part of the business is to be sold...

04 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Goodbye referral fees? Conveyancing expert’s anger over IT crisis

A conveyancer has contacted Estate Agent Today suggesting that the Simplify Group IT data crisis could be the death knell for the company...

04 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark rejects claim its housing market data is inaccurate

Propertymark’s chief executive has rejected claims that his organisation’s housing market data inaccurately states the numbers of prospective buyers for each...

04 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Popular and well known agent dies approaching landmark year

A well known westcountry estate agent has died just ahead of what would have been his 50th year with the same...

04 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Omicron set to hit viewings and housing market in 2022

The surge in Omicron cases and possible future restrictions are set to hit the housing market in 2022 - and may...

04 January 2022

From: Breaking News

It’s a record: House prices end 2021 on a high

House prices in the UK have ended the year of yet another record high. The Nationwide says annual house price growth increased...

31 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Most buyers say choice of home is ‘love at first sight’

Almost exactly two thirds of buyers questioned by Savills say their choice of home to purchase was a case of ‘love...

31 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Stand By - upsizers committing to move as agents return to work

As agents return to work after the Christmas break, here’s an insight into possible new instructions. A quarter of owners apparently think...

31 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Wishing all our readers a Happy New Year

The team at Estate Agent Today and our publisher, Angels Media, wish all agents a very prosperous New Year.  Thank you for your...

31 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Transactions to be easier and faster soon says conveyancing guru

Government regulation and reform of house buying should see the process made faster and easier in 2022, it’s been predicted. Lloyd Davies - managing...

30 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Luckiest sellers of 2021 see price rises three times the average

Areas with the biggest house price growth of 2021 have seen the value of homes rise by three times the national...

30 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Paws For Thought: Dogs key for many buyers, says agency

Dog facilities - even separate rooms for them - are now a major factor on the ‘want list’ for growing numbers...

30 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Agency selling homes for free rolls out nationwide

The online agency Strike - which has a business model selling homes for free and relying on referral fees for revenue...

29 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Portal targets ‘eager movers’ in bid to end stock supply shortage

Zoopla’s chief operating officer says the portal has made progress for agents in 2021 but recognises there’s more to do next...

29 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Peace breaks out between agents and conveyancers

A leading conveyancing expert says the traditional rivalry between his profession and estate agents has abated in 2021. Lloyd Davies - managing director and...

24 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Pandemic has helped industry take mental health seriously - claim

One of the founders and leading figures in the Agents Together industry charity says one silver lining of the pandemic has...

24 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Angels on our Christmas video … and EAT is back next week

We’ve had a terrific display of agency and supplier videos running every weekday since late November - a wonderful lead-in to...

24 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Is it time to reform the tax we all love to hate?

As we slide into Christmas, with the busiest levels of house buying since 2006 and activity still buoyant, I don’t think...

22 December 2021

From: Features

Expert’s shock warning: “Don’t buy until ‘price bubble’ bursts”

A property finance expert is telling buyers to sit on their hands and not commit to purchases - as he believes...

22 December 2021

From: Breaking News

High end agency reveals details of TV and multi-media ad campaign

Savills has announced a major new advertising campaign that will run across all media channels, breaking with a 60 second TV...

22 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Boomin takes on Rightmove with ad campaign from Boxing Day

Boomin is launching a new ad campaign from Boxing Day, December 26 - the date previously associated with record visits to...

21 December 2021

From: Breaking News

250,000 homes may be unmortgageable because of insulation - claim

A surveyors’ trade body claims as many as 250,000 homes could find themselves impossible to sell or secure a mortgage on...

21 December 2021

From: Breaking News

The property that sold for 214% above asking price

Top Scottish agency Galbraith says key parts of the country saw some buyers snapping up properties this year without even visiting...

21 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rate rises will normalise market next year - warning

UK house prices have reached an all time high - but 2022 will see a more normalised housing market thanks to...

21 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Most self-employed worried about financing their futures

With the business model for self-employed agents hotly debated within the industry, new data has suggested that most freelance professionals are...

21 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Group in talks to buy London agency snaps up ANOTHER top firm

The Lomond Group, reported over the weekend to be in talks to buy high-end London agency Chestertons, has this morning announced it’s...

20 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing IT crash - company slammed for ‘wall of silence’

A consultancy specialising in data protection issues has sharply criticised the Simplify Group for its ongoing lack of communications over its...

20 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer - Now is the perfect time to reassess your agency

Christmas - time for a much-needed rest for our industry after getting through a workload which reached almost unprecedented levels in...

20 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - where house prices rose 31% in 2021

Rightmove has revealed the UK’s property hotspot of 2021 - where prices have risen 31 per cent in just a year. The...

20 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – the A-Z of property for 2021 

It really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas – just a week to go now. Presents all wrapped and...

18 December 2021

From: Features

Leasehold is here to stay - so here's what is being done to help

Leasehold, quite rightly, remains not just an emotive topic given what has happened over the past decade, but it’s very much...

18 December 2021

From: Features

Mortgage trends and interest rates - what could happen in 2022?

As 2021 draws to a swift close, there is much speculation about what 2022 will have to offer. Despite the emergence of...

18 December 2021

From: Features

£100m deal for famous London agency - 'talks underway'

Sky News reports that the little-known Lomond Group - backed by private equity money - is in exclusive talks to buy one...

17 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Pay-what-we’re-worth conveyancing firm set up

A conveyancing company is asking clients to set their own fee - with some strings. Zen Move Solicitors is a year-old digital...

17 December 2021

From: Breaking News

No Impact: interest rate change not hurting housing market

The Bank of England has raised interest rates for the first time in more than three years, in response to surging...

17 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - just eight more sleeps before the big day…

With barely more than a week before Christmas, we’re delighted to bring you more heartwarming stories from agents. Despite the difficulties of...

17 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Warning: you MUST enter the Christmas spirit in this estate agency…

A big thank you for today’s fun entry goes to Madi Kerridge, sales and lettings negotiator at the Matthew Anthony agency...

17 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Soaring price of first time buyer homes outstrip wages

The average first-time buyer’s home across Britain has increased in price by approaching £9,000 a year for the past decade. FTBs are...

16 December 2021

From: Breaking News

From agency to software guru: meet MRI Software’s new Agency Solutions expert

MRI Software’s newest Agency Solutions expert, Michael Connolly, made the leap from working on the front line of an estate agent...

15 December 2021

From: Features

Exclusive: Spot Checks on agents by Propertymark as ‘semi-regulator’

Propertymark conducts spot checks on agents to ensure they are compliant - but perhaps gives too little publicity to its role. The...

15 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Marketing blitz from Zoopla to include TikTok - see the ads here

A massive multi-million pound marketing blitz by Zoopla starts on Monday. The portal says the campaign will capitalise on what it says...

15 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Stop Property Fraudsters - new guide released

A new guide to help avoid property title fraud, where home ownership can be stolen, has been released by the Fraud...

15 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Interview: Leading agent’s top PropTech tips…

One of the country’s leading estate agents has shared his top tips for using PropTech. Simon Bradbury is managing director at Thomas...

14 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Agent Regulation ‘may be tested in one part of the UK’

One part of the UK is to get a taste of the mandatory estate agent regulation that many want to see...

14 December 2021

From: Breaking News

5 key questions when buying a new estate agency website

A good website is no longer optional for estate agents, as no single aspect of marketing to new customers is more...

13 December 2021

From: Sponsored Content

It’s beginning to look a lot like a normal housing market

Data out today from Rightmove shows the predictable seasonal effect of around 0.7 per cent knocked off the typical asking price. The...

13 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing IT crash exposes weaknesses in transaction process

EAT readers may have seen a piece in Friday’s property section of The Times about the long-running Simplify saga, which has...

13 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Six Things We DIDN’T See In 2021

We all know what did happen in 2021 - Covid and more Covid, the stamp duty holiday frenzy, a soaring rental...

11 December 2021

From: Features

Keeping pace with the property boom - effective communications are critical to real estate operations

As the UK housing market faces an ongoing boom, there’s one profession that’s certainly rushed off its feet — estate agents....

11 December 2021

From: Features

Are reservation agreements the future of agency? These agents think so!

You’ve heard me bang on about the wonder of reservation agreements for some time now, but it’s definitely the case that...

11 December 2021

From: Features

Identity theft and fraud - how it happens and how to prevent it

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on all aspects of our lives, but undoubtedly one major negative side effect...

11 December 2021

From: Features

Agency that said High St offices were dead opens a High St office

An estate agency that three years ago launched saying that High Street offices were unnecessary has had a rethink - and...

10 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Three quarters of agents work more than an eight-hour-day

Three quarters of estate agents work more than an eight hour day at least once a week - and over half...

10 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - just two weeks before Christmas…

Hello again and with just two weeks to go before the festivities begin, there’s a definite ramping up of fund-raising for...

10 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks moves quickly to replace latest executive to quit

Purplebricks has appointed the former O2 marketer, Ian Cafferky, as its new Chief Marketing Officer. He will be replacing Ben Carter who...

09 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax on ALL homes - government told to act

A new report wants the government to consider slapping Capital Gains Tax on profits made from appreciating house values for all...

09 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Stock and appraisals plummet AGAIN according to RICS analysis

There’s been yet another month of declining property listings according to the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors market snapshot. Those responding...

09 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – how fraudsters scam agents

With tenancy fraud on the rise, landlords are increasingly wary. So, they want to work with agencies who do everything they...

08 December 2021

From: Features

Interest rate rise may be put off despite another house price record

Increasing numbers of commentators are forecasting that the Bank of England will not, after all, raise the base rate next week. It...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

All agents should be offered flexible working from Day One - call

Estate agents, and indeed all professionals, should be offered the option of flexible working when they are appointed to the job. That’s...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Top agencies announce new senior appointments

Knight Frank has appointed David Lewis as head of rural sales for Devon and West Somerset. Lewis’s career in residential property began...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Modern Method of Auction specialist invites new trainees

Online auction specialist Iamsold has opened its training programme for applications for its January 2022 intake.  Jamie Cooke, managing director at iamsold,...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Omicron throws housing market stability into doubt, agency admits

A leading agency has admitted that the uncertainty over the effects of the Omicron Covid variant has thrown forecasts for the...

07 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks marketing chief quits after little more than a year

Purplebricks chief marketing officer Ben Carter is quitting the company; he was appointed late last year. Carter tweeted this afternoon: “Some personal...

06 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Ban Referral Fees For Agents - petition demands government action

A petition is being started, urging the government to ban the payment of referral fees to estate agents. It’s reported to have...

06 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Christmas Agents - what’s behind door number 6 then?

Welcome to the new week - and we’re just 19 days from Christmas Day!  We continue our parade of photos and videos...

06 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

The presents agents need for Christmas to improve their business in 2022

With 2022 swiftly approaching, businesses in the property industry are likely to be reflecting on the trials and tribulations that have...

04 December 2021

From: Features

Why Meyers Home Based Agency is Attracting the Biggest & the Best

Mark Meyer, CEO, Meyers Estate Agents: “We’re on a mission to revolutionise the traditional concept of estate agency.   We don’t have...

03 December 2021

From: Sponsored Content

7 must-haves for a 2022 estate agency website

There are many features and functionalities a website must have to be successful. Ultimately, the purpose of your website should be...

03 December 2021

From: Sponsored Content

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