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Industry Views - Labour Agrees New Housing Policies

You may not have realised, but yesterday, the new government’s housing policy was agreed. No, I’m not talking about the new ‘Freedom...

08 June 2024

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - get ready to give

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

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

01 June 2024

From: Features

Industry Views - The Housing Battleground for General Election 2024

So we’ve been sent the ‘Save The Date’ card - it’s July 4. Now all we need is the invitation to the...

25 May 2024

From: Features

ESTAS Awards nominees revealed – are you on the list?

Shortlists for three ESTAS Awards are set to be revealed today. The 21st annual ESTAS Awards ceremony, sponsored for the first time...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

North East agent to continue on the acquisition trail

Pattinson Estate Agency is on the lookout for more acquisitions. The family-owned North East agency said it wants to acquire businesses that...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Yopa boss rebuffs claims that online agents lack sales motivation

Verona Frankish has hit back at critics who claim fixed-fee agents who charge upfront fees have no motivation to sell. Frankish, chief...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

North East agency makes third acquisition in six months

Pattinson Estate Agency has acquired NS Bennett Estate Agents, a well-established estate agency in the North East town of Stanley and...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

The Simple Solution to Addressing the Housing Shortage

There’s a very important first step that needs to be taken in resolving the housing crisis: we need a greater understanding...

11 May 2024

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - back in the swing of things

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

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

How a Facebook group spearheaded a fight for change

Liz Morrell meets Women in Estate Agency’s co-founder Liana Loporto-Browne Liana Loporto-Browne, managing director of LB Residential, fell in love with the...

04 May 2024

From: Features

Labour - The Housing Policies Coming Our Way Soon

You don’t have to be a mind-reader to believe there will be a large majority Labour government by the end of...

04 May 2024

From: Features

ESTAS announce new PropTech headline partners for 2024

The ESTAS, the customer review and awards platform, has unveiled new headline partners for 2024. Reapit and PayProp will become the Headline...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

They’re Open! Are you entering the industry’s Fundraising Awards?

Agents Giving says its Fundraising Champions of the Year Awards 2024 are now open for entries. You can enter the awards yourself...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Green Belt and Labour - broad industry support for new approach

There’s been broad support from within the agency and wider property sectors for Labour’s proposal to build on selected parts of...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Guild reveals 20 latest hand-picked agent members

The Guild of Property Professionals has chosen 20 new member agents in the first quarter of the year.  With the property market...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Guarded support for Labour's 'grey belt' plans

Keir Starmer set out Labour’s policy for housebuilding this week and targeted ‘ugly’ parts of the Green Belt. It will be a...

20 April 2024

From: Features

ESTAS Awards set to reveal postcode winners early

Agents are set to discover who has won the Best in Postcode accolades next week as part of a rejig of...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark proposes ‘infrastructure-first’ approach to housing supply

Propertymark has urged the UK Government to consider other ways of boosting the supply of homes for purchase.  The Government has two...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - an 'egg-cellent' week for fundraising

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

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Auction firms merge to boost estate agent services

My Auction has merged with Bamboo Auctions to form one of the largest online auction providers in the UK. Rocket Auctions, a newly...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Government intervention needed on property transaction times – claim

Property professionals have called for the Government to allocate its promised £3m towards improving the home buying and selling process to...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Angels Media boss among guests in new industry podcast

Nat Daniels, chief executive of Estate Agent Today publisher Angels Media is among guests to appear on a new industry podcast...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

North East agent adds new acquisition

Pattinson Estate Agency has announced its second acquisition in as many months. The North East brand has acquired Browns Estate Agents.  The news...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Brownfield building sites ‘not silver bullet’ to solve housing crisis - warning

Building on brownfield sites may not be the silver bullet it is made out to be, the government has been warned. Housing...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Vendors must be ‘more realistic’ about auction sales - warning

Increasing numbers of auction sales are at risk of failing in 2024 if vendors don’t adjust their expectations, an auctioneer claims. Stuart...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body backs latest brownfield housebuilding fund

Propertymark has backed the launch of the Government’s £80m brownfield regeneration scheme. Councils across England can now bid for a share of...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Lack of communication slowing down sale completion times - claim

Estate agents spend almost half their working day chasing or being chased for issues as a new report highlights concerns about...

24 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Auctioneer: Property market hasn’t bottomed out yet

Many property professionals may be getting excited by lower inflation and falling mortgage rates but an auctioneer is warning that there...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Tickets released for 2024 Women in Estate Agency conference

The Women in Estate Agency support group has unveiled details of its latest conference. The event will take place at The IET...

14 November 2023

From: Breaking News

ESTAS Awards include new categories marking industry excellence

The annual ESTAS Awards have seen 1,000 people from across the industry witness a string of winners, including new categories celebrating...

24 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Wrong To Buy - our worst ever housing policy

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

21 October 2023

From: Features

Property market suffering from ‘prolonged stagnation’ - research

The usual post-summer uplift has failed to materialise for the property market, new figures suggest. Analysis by data company the Landmark Information...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Countdown begins to ESTAS Awards

The 20th annual ESTAS Awards are set to take place a week from today. Backed by headline sponsor Coadjute, the event will...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour leader vows to make home ownership a 'privilege for the many'

Home ownership has become a “luxury for the few rather than a privilege for the many”, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Michael Gove’s Wasted Opportunity

Talk about a wasted opportunity. The Conservative party conference - just finished, and possibly the last one before a General Election -...

07 October 2023

From: Features

Housing Secretary: We (still) need to do more on home ownership

More families need a home they can call their own, the Housing Secretary Michael Gove has claimed. Speaking at the Tory Party...

04 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Party Time - housing policies from Labour, Tories and the rest

And suddenly it’s autumn. It’s just six weeks before the clocks change, days are getting shorter and - the real sign...

09 September 2023

From: Features

Industry podcast questions agent safety awareness

Agents should take work safety more seriously, particularly self-employed agents, an industry podcast claims. The latest Agents MVMT Pass The Syrup podcast...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency feedback platform goes mobile

The ESTAS Group has launched an ‘app’ style version of its platform for smartphones. ESTAS Mobile offers all the functionality of the...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Why we need a reasoned approach to Green Belt release

Keir Starmer’s announcement about building on the Green Belt attracted some contentious headlines. It immediately thrust housing and planning into the...

26 August 2023

From: Features

Government unveils latest planning overhaul to boost housing stock

The Government has set out yet another attempt to meet it manifesto commitment to build 1m homes over this Parliament. Prime Minister...

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

Agency stock is rising but sales are stuttering – research

Property supply is improving but fewer properties are going under offer, research suggests. Analysis of quarter two property market activity by data...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - caring for communities

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. If you have a charitable event or...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Chris Brown, CEO and Founder of Hydrogard Legal Services

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? I am Chris Brown, CEO and Founder of Hydrogard...

06 July 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Agents Do Charity - community care

Agents have been showing there is more to being charitable than just donating money. This weeks charitable exploits have a big focus...

23 June 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - By laying stable foundations today we will reap infinite possibilities

From valuations to viewings, conveyancing to completions, technology has transformed our sector dramatically and permanently. After comparatively slow beginnings, PropTech really took...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - nominate your top fundraisers

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. If you have a charitable event or...

19 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Government ‘failing’ home sellers over spray foam insulation issues

The Government is not taking any responsibility for the thousands of people that have had spray foam installed by Green Homes...

16 May 2023

From: Breaking News

ESTAS Group unveils new branding and services

The ESTAS Group has revealed new branding together with the first details of two new products to be added to its...

15 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - hitting new heights

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. If you have a charitable event or...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Property supply is rising but mortgage access is ‘crucial’ - claim

Property supply has improved during the first quarter of 2023 following house price corrections and a settling of interest rates, according...

27 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Landmark unveils new proposition to connect the home-moving market

Landmark Information Group has unveiled a series of open, accessible and standardised digital hubs that aim to connect parts of the...

20 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks tops leaderboards for sales and listings

Purplebricks was the top brand for new listings and sales agreed during March, new data shows. A new quarterly market report launched...

17 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - caring communities

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. Agents Giving: Entries are now open for...

14 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency reviews platform wins award of its own

The ESTAS team may be known for its Customer Service Awards but it has now picked up a gong of its...

14 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Less space for more money as house sizes shrink over time

Homes have decreased in size every decade since the 1950s, despite house prices rising exponentially, according to new data. Intriguingly the average...

13 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing Secretary: UK property supply and standards are broken

The property market is broken, Housing Secretary Michael Gove acknowledged yesterday. Despite the Conservative Party being in power since 2010, Gove insisted...

04 April 2023

From: Breaking News

New service aims to secure and speed-up sales

A former estate agent-turned-online auctioneer has launched a new service that aims to speed up and secure sales. Stuart Collar-Brown, co-founder and...

23 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - egg hunting

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. If you have a charitable event or...

17 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Women in Estate Agency celebrates record first conference

Safety, support, health, wealth and happiness were the key firms of the inaugural Women in Estate Agency group conference last week. The...

07 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Hundreds of claims to be made for ‘mis-sold spray foam insulation’

A claims management company (CMC) is in the process of helping with more than 500 claims from homeowners to get refunds...

27 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - feeling the love

Agents and property professionals are spreading plenty of charitable love ahead of Valentine's Day. See some of the inspirational examples below. Whatever the...

27 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Listings rise but movers are waiting for economic certainty - research

The level of new property listings and completions among agents were only slightly below 2019 activity during the fourth quarter but...

17 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - 2023? Keep calm and carry on

Happy New Year, to you all. Now that we’re all back in harness and Christmas feels like a long-distant memory, I...

14 January 2023

From: Features

Ex-PM and Home Secretary raise housing issues in Parliament

Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson and ex-Home Secretary Priti Patel had around three years in Government to sort out housing but...

11 January 2023

From: Breaking News

ESTAS partners with Women in Estate Agency Group

Customer review platform ESTAS has partnered with the Women in Estate Agency Group (WIEA) to promote the health, wealth, and empowerment...

20 December 2022

From: Breaking News

What To Expect from the Property Market in 2023

Over the later part of 2022, we have experienced unprecedented economic and political turmoil, which will remain as we head into...

17 December 2022

From: Features

Date set for first Women In Estate Agency conference

Details of the first Women In Estate Agency (WiEA) conference have been revealed. The group, founded by senior agency figures Liana Loporto-Browne...

14 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Connells agency director reveals retirement plans

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

01 December 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

29 October 2022

From: Features

Conveyancing needs its digital enablement moment

Conveyancing is an integral part of the house buying and selling process. But it is a slow process, with the length...

26 October 2022

From: Features

Property Redress Scheme names advisory panel members

The Property Redress Scheme (PRS) has named the members of its new advisory panel. It will replace the PRS Advisory Council and...

25 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - winter coats and support for schools

We are dedicating today's round-up to two important cause that agents are being called on to get behind. Agents are being urged...

21 October 2022

From: Breaking News

The value of property marketing in a changing market

It’s the oddest thing. Surely, the most fundamental requirement of an estate agent having won an instruction, is to get it...

19 October 2022

From: Features

And the winners are...? Propertymark Qualifications honours top performers

Rising stars in the property world gathered with seasoned professionals at the British Museum this week for the Propertymark Qualifications’ annual...

14 October 2022

From: Breaking News

‘You were only supposed to…not use my picture!’ Caine upset over agent ad

A high-profile London estate agency has been chided by iconic Hollywood actor Sir Michael Caine for using his image and one...

10 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Expert reveals how to transform your living room into an eco-friendly space with three easy trends

Transforming your living room into an eco-friendly space not only benefits your health and wellbeing, but the planet too. It can...

27 September 2022

From: PropTech & Innovation

Meet the new Housing Secretary who opposes 'toxic building targets'

New Housing Secretary Simon Clarke may be an unknown entity to many agents but he has a track record of supporting...

07 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Biggest increase since 1995 - Bank of England hikes interest rates up to 1.75%

The Bank of England has decided to raise the base interest rate from 1.25% to 1.75%, the biggest rate hike for...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

EAT poll: Who do agents back as the next Prime Minister?

A quarter of agents have indicated they may prefer Rishi Sunak as the next Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister –...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Auctions on the Rise – Five Common Property Auction Misconceptions

With so many benefits including lower fall-through rates and quicker sales, it is no surprise that selling a property via auction...

23 July 2022

From: Features

Insight - why hybrid presentation is key to the future of agency

Recent statistics published by the government’s Business Insights and Conditions Survey revealed the extent to which many real estate businesses have...

23 July 2022

From: Features

Sales collapsing as rising costs spook buyers and lenders - report

The number of transactions progressing to completion is being hit by the cost of living crisis and rising interest rates, new...

15 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Housebuilding more than just a numbers game, government warned

The government is being urged to not just treat housebuilding as a numbers game. It comes as the Department for Levelling Up,...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark partners with TV property guru to boost consumer profile

Propertymark has announced an extension of its working relationship with property expert and TV presenter Phil Spencer. The agency trade body will...

30 June 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

Auctioneer slams ‘outdated’ partner agent contracts

An online auctioneer has hit out at exclusive partner agreements between agents and traditional auction houses.  Stuart Collar-Brown, co-founder and director of...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - time to nominate your top fundraisers

Fundraising frolics by agents and property professionals this week include bike rides and triathlon challenges, plus the charity award season returns. Remember,...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Exclusive interview: Ex-Purplebricks agency trainer joins easyProperty

An industry veteran who helped train Purplebricks agents has partnered with easyProperty to foster its franchisee talent. The online hybrid agent is...

04 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

Ukraine - call for estate agencies to provide jobs for refugees

An estate agency which has already donated £50,000 to help the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, is now calling on other firms...

30 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

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

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

Instagram is inspiration for new bespoke estate agency

An estate agent who has spent eight years working for traditional agencies has now set up his own hybrid operation, using...

07 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

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

Countrywide in major reviews deal for 49 agency brands

Connells-owned Countrywide has announced a major deal in which 49 of its brands will use the ESTAS customer review platform. The deal...

11 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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