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KEYWORD "Asking Price" - 100 RESULTS
Sellers ‘sticking to asking prices’ ahead of spring market

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

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove reveals most expensive streets for home sales

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

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: Demand slowed in February but agents are getting busier

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

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Material Information Guidance - Is it Actually Material?

In this, the second of a three-part series, David Beaumont continues his critique of the new Material Information Guidance. There are 21...

30 March 2024

From: Features

Zoopla: Asking price discounts narrow as market mood improves

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

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Buyer demand rises as sellers become ‘more realistic’ - research

Buyer demand shot up in February, helped by a surge in ‘realistically priced’ property supply, research suggests. Data from TwentyEA shows the...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

8.7m leads later, The ValPal Network celebrates 10 years in business

Happy birthday to us….and all members of the The ValPal Network! We are celebrating a decade in business and in those 10...

19 March 2024

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Rightmove: Asking prices hit 10-month high but market remains sensitive

Average asking prices have increased at their highest rate for 10 months during March but the property market remains sensitive, Rightmove...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

The ValPal Network marks a decade of lead generation

The ValPal Network (TVPN) is celebrating generating 8.7m leads for agents in a decade of business. It comes as TVPN said it...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Why being over-ambitious with your asking price can net you less overall

The CEO of leading Scottish property portal ESPC, Paul Hilton shares why a discerning pricing strategy can improve the prospects of...

09 March 2024

From: Features

Why being over-ambitious with your asking price can net you less overall

The CEO of leading Scottish property portal ESPC shares why a discerning pricing strategy can improve the prospects of your property...

02 March 2024

From: Features

Revealed! The areas where new-builds are cheaper than second-hand homes

New-build homes may typically command a premium compared with the second-hand market but new research has revealed areas where this isn’t...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: Property market is improving but buyers remain price-sensitive

Lower mortgage rates gave the housing market a boost in February with supply and sales all moving higher, Zoopla claims. The portal’s...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Property staging firm secures £250,000 investment to grow agency partnerships

A home staging firm that partners with estate agents to present properties has secured financial backing. Lemon and Lime Interiors has received...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Down-valuations on the rise - warning

Down-valuations appear to be on the rise and it is shocking agents and mortgage brokers. Property professionals have seen an uptick in...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Government’s ‘laughable’ planning reforms overshadow ‘real-time property market’

A senior estate agent has described the Government’s pledge to compel councils to cut red tape in favour of development as...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Asking prices rise but sellers are waiting 16 days longer to find a buyer

Average asking prices have grown on an annual basis for the first time in six months but properties are taking longer...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Hamptons: Housing market has “firmly turned the page” as activity improves

The housing market is "turning a page" with fewer price reductions and higher achieved prices, Hamptons claims. A January market activity update...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: Home sales rising but buyers’ market prevails

Property supply and demand have rebounded since the start of the year amid falling mortgage rates but sellers are still making...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: 'Asking prices are still too high'

Further adjustments in house prices are needed to match valuations with market expectations, Propertymark has warned. It comes as the agency trade...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

TwentyCi: 'Negative effects of rates were overestimated in 2023'

The negative effects of higher mortgage rates on affordability were overestimated throughout 2023, TwentyCi claims. The property data firm highlights that house...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: ‘We are locked in a buyers’ market’

The housing sector remains locked in a buyers’ market and prices are unlikely to rise nationally this year, Zoopla claims. While some...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: What agents can learn from the Post Office Horizon scandal

Like millions of others, I watched in open-mouthed astonishment as details emerged about the Post Office scandal. I knew a little bit about...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Asking prices rise as sellers start 2024 with 'confident pricing'

Buyers and sellers, along with their agents, appear to have started the new year with renewed confidence as Rightmove data shows...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Hamptons: Record number of homes sold at a discount in 2023

A record 50% of homes sold in England & Wales last year were purchased following a price reduction, Hamptons analysis has revealed. The...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax records shock rise in house prices for 2023 - were values really up?

House prices ended 2023 up 1.7%, Halifax has claimed. The lender’s latest House Price Index for December 2023 suggests the price of...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent negotiation skills will become more essential this year - claim

Negotiating is set to come back into fashion this year as the buyers’ market grows, an industry trainer has claimed. Charlotte Jeffrey-Campbell,...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Who have been the winners and losers in housing for 2023?

This year has seen an ongoing cost-of-living crisis, fluctuating mortgage rates, rising rents, and the threat of falling property prices. Although average...

23 December 2023

From: Features

Rightmove: Asking prices fall more than usual for December

Average asking prices in December have fallen more than usual for the seasonal slowdown, Rightmove claims. The portal’s latest House Price Index...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Asking prices cut on hundreds of listings per day - research

Hundreds of properties are having their asking prices cut each day, new analysis reveals as agents and sellers continue to try...

07 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Ad watchdog upholds ‘misleading marketing’ complaint against GetAgent

GetAgent has been ordered to make its marketing claims clearer following a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The advertising watchdog...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

The housing market needs a real plan for growth

There has no doubt been many commenting on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s recent Autumn Statement held a couple of weeks ago. We...

06 December 2023

From: Features

Propertymark: Asking prices are too high

The number of agents reporting listings selling for under asking price has hit its highest level this year as Propertymark warns...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove predicts 1% asking price drop in 2024

Rightmove is anticipating a 1% average drop in national asking prices by the end of next year. The latest forecasts from the...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Asking price discounts hit five-year high - Zoopla

Agents and sellers are taking an average 5.5% discount on listings to secure a sale, new Zoopla data shows. The portal’s latest...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Stamp Duty cut could boost 72% of property listings

Almost three quarters of homes on the market would be exempt from Stamp Duty for home-movers if the Chancellor introduced a...

21 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Who have been the winners and losers for housing in 2023?

By Kevin Shaw, National Sales, Managing Director, Leaders Romans Group This year has seen an ongoing cost-of-living crisis, fluctuating mortgage rates, rising...

18 November 2023

From: Features

Rightmove: Sellers ‘getting serious’ as asking prices drop in Christmas rush

Asking prices for newly listed homes dropped by the largest rate for November in five years, Rightmove has revealed. The portal’s latest...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

How to make the most of your marketing spend this Winter

As we enter the winter months and a traditionally quieter time for the property industry - agents are still contending with...

11 November 2023

From: Features

Stamp Duty Cut speculation starts 'election housing market' - claim

The best way to judge the UK housing market is to check on what’s happening in Parliament, not the price indices...

31 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyer numbers and viewings down as agents become more pessimistic

The latest market snapshot from Propertymark suggests a more pessimistic view of the market. The trade body’s latest Housing Insight report says...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

The cost of living crisis highlights the need for a choice of rental deposits

As the UK economy faces a period of uncertainty characterised by a cost of living crisis and soaring inflation rates, many...

25 October 2023

From: Features

Rightmove: Autumn bounce has turned into a fall

Average asking prices have increased as usual between September and October but at the slowest rate since 2008, Rightmove has revealed. The...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Consumers feeling ‘financially worse-off’ but sellers remain positive - survey

UK consumers are feeling financially worse off than they were a year ago but this sentiment isn’t necessarily reflected when it...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Unlucky for some? No. 13 ranks as lowest value door number

Homes with the number 13 typically have the lowest property valuations, Rightmove data suggests. Analysis by the portal, using property valuations from...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Five top tips that will add value to your home

Adding value to a home can be the difference between a quick, successful sale and waiting months for the right person...

07 October 2023

From: Features

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

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

05 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer - How To Get Real With Vendors On Price

The old adage that estate agency is a people business is rarely more relevant than right now, when the market is...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Storm blows in reasons to be cheerful

As much of the country battened down the hatches for the first storm of the season, there may have been a...

30 September 2023

From: Features

Jonathan Rolande: What to consider if you drop an asking price?

Rising numbers of property owners are dropping the asking price of their homes in a bid to secure a quick sale.  Latest...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents MVMT podcast: Is Rightmove house price data helpful?

Over-valuations and too much reliance on national asking price data is skewing seller expectations, agents claim. The latest Agents MVMT podcast tackles...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Asking price discounts hit four-year high as buyer’s market prevails

The average discount to asking price has hit a four-year high as the market swings in favour of buyers, Zoopla says. The...

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Percentage of asking price sales achieved drops

The average home seller across England and Wales has achieved 97.3% of asking price, a -2.4% drop versus the previous six...

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers and investors flock to fixer-uppers - Rightmove

Fixer-upper homes have become the most in-demand properties, Rightmove claims. The portal has analysed the home features that are driving the most...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Chestertons: Price reductions declining as buyers return to the capital

Fewer sellers are willing to cut their asking prices, Chestertons claims. The agent said vendors in the capital have already priced in...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Some sellers are still ‘too optimistic’ on pricing

Asking prices have fallen by the largest level since March 2019 and discounts are at their highest in more than a...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers have the x factor in UK property market

Buyers are now calling the shots and can expect lower bids to secure the house of their dreams, a property expert...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing outlook remains positive, unlike England’s rugby chances

If, like me, you’re an ardent England rugby fan or indeed a fan of rugby in general, you’ll be counting down...

02 September 2023

From: Features

Property market shifts to ‘serious buyers and sellers’ as activity dips - claim

The market is shifting to more serious buyers and sellers as the level of stock hits a 12-month high, Propertymark claims. It...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Foxtons: The London market is still alive 

Foxtons remains confident about the property market despite sliding house price growth. It comes as data from Rightmove revealed that asking prices...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Asking prices hit summer slump

Asking prices of new listings have dropped 1.9% this month, the largest fall in August since 2018. Data from Rightmove shows asking...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Not all doom and gloom - Market stats show encouraging signs

New data from respected consultancy TwentyEA showed that the market is proving unexpectedly resilient - and in the case of new...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Is the rental market still profitable?

Over recent years, as successive governments have tightened lettings legislation and increased the tax burden on landlords, some with investment properties...

05 August 2023

From: Features

Sellers risk losing home sales due to nightmare neighbours – research

The majority of buyers would offer less for a property or even pull-out of a transaction if they discovered a nightmare...

02 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Major agency: Cautious buyers may benefit from summer stock

London buyers are becoming more cautious but they may benefit from more stock entering the market, Chestertons claims. A market update from...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Auctioneer: Don’t put unsuitable homes under the hammer

Agents and sellers are being warned against putting unsuitable properties up for auction. Stuart Collar- Brown, chief executive of online auctioneer platform...

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

EPCs not the sole driver of house prices

As the Governor, Andrew Bailey, announces his plans to install heat pumps at the Bank of England, we are increasingly hearing...

22 July 2023

From: Features

Agent over-valuations keep asking prices higher - claim

Over-valuations remain a factor behind why asking prices haven’t fallen further yet, agents suggest. The latest Rightmove House Price Index for July...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Sales are falling but ‘right-priced’ homes are moving

The level of sales agreed has fallen below its normal market trend for this time of year but the “right-priced” properties...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Second half of 2023 ‘looking bleak’ for agents - warning

House prices will fall by at least another 5% between now and Christmas, a property group has warned, creating tough times...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyer caution isn’t translating into ‘large price discounts’ (yet)

Properties are taking longer to go under offer but there is no evidence of large discounts on asking prices yet, Hamptons...

14 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer - Nurture, Not Nature, Will Help Agents In This Market

It’s the start of what promises - perhaps ‘threatens’ is a better word - to be a challenging second half of...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency reveals its buyers’ list of ‘must have’ features

More than half of prospective homebuyers looking for a new location to move to want to be within a 20-minute walk...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: ‘Price realistically or face lost sales’

Agents have been urged to price realistically as Rightmove revealed data showing the impact of asking price reductions. Tim Bannister, director of...

28 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Large asking price discounts hit three-year high - Zoopla

The level of sellers accepting an asking price discount of 5% or more has hit a three-year high. Zoopla’s latest House Price...

28 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers and sellers braced for latest interest rate rise

The property market is braced for another interest rate rise today after the latest inflation data shows the cost of living...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

The super-rich are returning to prime London - claim

Rising mortgage rates and falling house prices don’t appear to be deterring the super-rich. A report from upmarket agency Beauchamp Estates suggests...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove warns summer slowdown has come early

Asking prices have fallen on a monthly basis at this time of year for the first time since June 2017 as...

19 June 2023

From: Breaking News

LonRes: Prime property sales remain slow amid reduced buyer confidence

A standoff between sellers looking back at the 2021 and 2022 markets and buyers anticipating a weaker one is stifling the...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

'Cheerleader’ estate agents take 11 weeks longer to sell listings - claim

A high-profile agency brand has hit out at “cheerleader’ estate agents” who it claims encourage vendors to push up the asking...

13 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Demand shifts to smaller homes amid mortgage pressures -  claim

Higher mortgage rates are pushing buyers to smaller homes and those that are selling are taking longer, research shows. Analysis of the...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove reveals cheapest and dearest places for first time buyers

New analysis from Rightmove claims to reveal the cheapest UK city for a first time buyers to get on the property...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Property sales rise but sellers are urged to price realistically 

The level of sales agreed has reached its highest point this year and is encouraging more sellers to the market, Zoopla...

30 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers entering bidding wars for bungalows - claim

Homebuyers are entering bidding wars for bungalows, a property expert claims. The Daily Telegraph recently reported that young professionals in their 20s and...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Property market 'remains muted' amid higher mortgage rates - claim

Only a fifth of agents have reported being busier than last year as higher mortgage rates and inflation weigh on the...

23 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: ‘Gloomy property predictions looking unlikely’

Sellers and their agents have become more confident about pricing but there are still some signs of “over-optimism” for higher priced...

22 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Spring market stalls as buyers wait for price drops - LonRes

The prime London market appears to be lacking its usual spring buzz as buyers wait for prices to drop research suggests. Analysis...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Hamptons: We are not in a buyers’ market (yet)

The housing market hasn’t yet tipped in favour of buyers, new agency data suggests. Figures from 550 estate agency branches across Great...

09 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Asking prices are becoming more realistic

Sellers are becoming more realistic about pricing despite asking prices of typical first-time buyer properties hitting a new high, Rightmove claims. The...

24 April 2023

From: Breaking News

House price growth slows ahead of spring market – Land Registry

Annual house price growth dropped for the fourth month in a row in February and dropped further into negative territory on...

20 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Time on the market rises as vendors ‘hold-out for top prices’

Agents are taking almost a month longer to sell homes than last year as the market adjusts to new pricing, seller...

11 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: Sales are slower but market is moving

The level of agency stock has almost doubled since last year but repricing is on the rise and sales are taking...

05 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Asking price cuts not as effective as last year - claim

Cutting an asking price has become a less effective selling strategy this year, research claims. Data from estate agent prospecting tool Spectre shows...

28 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The homes still on the market since 2009

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

22 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: The market is moving but below asking price

Agents are continuing to secure instructions and sales but transactions are mainly being done below asking price, data suggests. Agency trade body...

21 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Guild boss identifies housing market ‘green shoots’

Lower mortgage rates than the end of last year and slowing inflation should sustain the housing market as it enters the...

21 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Top-end sellers may need to alter price expectations

Some sellers remain optimistic about their price expectations as sales at the top end of the market begin to lag, Rightmove...

20 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending drop could force sellers to drop prices - claim

Sellers resistant to cutting asking prices may soon be left with little choice if the mortgage market remains depressed, a broker...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

LonRes: Asking price discounts are widening

The average discount to asking price on a sold property has almost doubled since last July as sellers are becoming ‘more...

14 March 2023

From: Breaking News

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