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Spring seals part exchange partnership

Home-buying and property part exchange service Spring has partnered with developer McCarthy Stone. The partnership will enable Spring to offer its part...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Chain-free properties command 3.9% premium – research

Chain-free homes are commanding an asking price premium of 3.9% compared with other homes, rising to a premium of 7.2% in...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lender wants stamp duty rebate and cash help for owners

Stamp duty rebates and cash to improve energy efficiency are being demanded by one of the country’s biggest mortgage lenders in...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Why does it take SO long to complete a sale? Reapit has an idea...

A veteran PropTech figure with extensive experience of working at leading estate and sales agencies has told the government to act...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons’ share price rises on sale rumours

Foxtons’ share price got a mini boost on Monday morning after rumours that the agency brand is preparing for a sale. The...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry survey highlights discrimination against female agents

Gender-based discrimination remains an issue with the estate agency sector and many female victims are choosing not to report issues, an...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Are property firms strengthening financial crime measures with comprehensive business checks?

Regulated firms across all sectors will be well aware of Know Your Customer (KYC) checks and their importance in combatting financial...

13 April 2024

From: Features

The Property Franchise Group to rollout Coadjute partnership

The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) has been trialling property blockchain network Coadjute’s digital property data pack and smart forms and has...

12 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Voice of the Agent survey set for release

The latest Voice of the Agent industry survey is set for release on 15 April. Marketing firm We Are Unchained surveyed 841...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Proptech firm secures £10m of strategic investment

Property blockchain network Coadjute has secured a £10m investment from Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide, Natwest, and Rightmove.  This is the first time...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Former upmarket agency boss to boost staging firm’s marketing

Former global chief executive of Fine & Country Simon Leadbetter has joined home staging firm Lemon and Lime Interiors as fractional...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

How technology can create more certainty amidst the chaos of chain breaks

The ripple effect of a property sale that falls through is, without exception, one of the most frustrating and disappointing events...

20 March 2024

From: Features

Alto reveals ViewMyChain integration

Alto has unveiled its latest integration with sales progression tool ViewMyChain. The partnership means agents using Alto’s software will get direct access...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Consumers ‘unaware’ about the role of a conveyancer - research

Only two out of five UK adults are aware of what conveyancing is, while the number for those who are already...

11 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

A quarter of buyers ‘bribed’ seller to secure a purchase  - claim

A quarter of homebuyers have attempted to bribe sellers with everything from cash to kindness when trying to secure a property,...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Deadline approaches to complete Voice of the Agent survey

The closing bell is ringing for estate and letting agents across the UK to participate in this year's Voice of the...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Why new build properties may be best for first-time buyers

After years of saving, hard work, and market watching, being able to view and make an offer on a property is...

10 February 2024

From: Features

Experienced property professionals launch new estate agency

A team of seasoned industry professionals with a combined experience of more than 140 years is set to launch a new...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Barratt seals £2.5bn takeover of Redrow

The UK’s largest housebuilder has agreed a deal to acquire its rival Redrow. The £2.5bn deal, backed by both company boards, would...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

UK should follow Norway to speed-up property sales - claim

UK property professionals should look to Norway when assessing how to improve the home buying process, a housing minister has claimed. Speaking...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent Tim's top tips for going it alone

Five years ago, Lettings expert, Tim Lawler, wrote an article for Estate Agent Today charting his early experiences of setting up...

03 February 2024

From: Features

PropTech Today - The loneliness of the long-distance entrepreneur

"Property is in the blood," my dad frequently reminds me, albeit for two generations—his and mine. During the property boom of...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Property chains 'harder to fix' as 35% of sales collapsed last year - research

More than a third of property sales fell through last year, with buyers to blame in most cases. A survey by QuickMoveNow...

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to tackle gender jaws

The estate agency industry is being urged to do more to tackle the issue of gender jaws, it has been warned. The...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Estate agents remain among least trusted professions

Estate agents remain among the least trusted professions, the latest Ipsos Veracity Index has revealed – but there is a silver...

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Building a truly digital property market in the UK

Go back a hundred years and property transactions were a much simpler affair. A group of people could get together in...

13 December 2023

From: Features

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

Property Natter - I feel the need. The need for speed-ier house purchases

It was actor Charlies Sheen who said: ‘I have one speed. I have one gear. Go!’ The same might not be said...

25 November 2023

From: Features

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

Homebuying platform unveils express conveyancing service

OneDome has unveiled a new express conveyancing service following a successful trial period. OneDome Conveyancing Premium Express aims to deliver a swift...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing executive joins open property data committee

The Open Property Data Association (OPDA) has expanded its executive committee with the appointment of Nick Chadbourne from conveyancing panel provider LMS. The...

21 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Filling property vacancies is like climbing a mountain

Right now, it feels like we are living in a housing market full of contradictions. Despite the best endeavours of Liz Truss,...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Commercial to residential - a growing opportunity

Paul Johnson, Head of Corporate Sales at Leaders Romans Group (LRG) Commercial property has historically been viewed as the more profitable asset...

04 November 2023

From: Features

Agency marketing roadshow schedules final 2023 stop

After achieving sell-out success and exceptional feedback in Hertfordshire, London, and Leeds, Simon Leadbetter’s 30 Years of Marketing in a Day...

31 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Owners and Landlords pay dearly for Sunak’s eco U-turn - claim

The government should reverse some of its latest energy efficiency policies so owners, landlords and tenants can enjoy cheaper fuel bills The...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

In an uncertain property market, new homes sales are relatively successful

After a steady increase in mortgage rates, concerns about house prices have been rising too. The Financial Times reported in mid...

21 October 2023

From: Features

Speakers added to agency success summit line-up

Industry figure Sean Newman has named seven additional speakers for the Estate Agent Success Summit, with 50% of tickets already sold. The...

04 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents invited to TedTalk-style success summit

Industry figure Sean Newman has launched a new TedTalk-style event called the ‘Estate Agent Success Summit’. Speakers will be given 30 minutes...

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers looking for homes that can create an income - claim

Homeowners are increasingly looking to properties that can either boost income or to offer a better work/life balance – without the...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The best areas for sellers to find a chain-free buyer

Almost a third of homes sold across Britain have been purchased by a cash buyer, new research shows. Analysis of the latest...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Homeowners losing confidence in value of their property - research

Homeowners are becoming increasingly uncertain about the value of their property, research suggests. A new House Price Confidence Index, launched by marketing...

13 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Join the future of estate agency, today.

Estate agency has changed. No longer is it required to sit in a high street office working the old way. Provide a...

12 September 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Marketing guru: ‘Why Strike brand must be retired for Purplebricks’

Marketing expert Simon Leadbetter has recommended that Purplebricks absorb its owner’s brand to consolidate its market position.  Leadbetter, former group marketing director...

12 September 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

09 September 2023

From: Features

Top agents who keep the customer satisfied - survey

A new survey has scored the top ten national real estate brands in terms of reputation, value and customer satisfaction. Using YouGov...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Fine & Country launches marketing campaign to highlight happy customers

Fine & Country has launched a marketing campaign centred around becoming the most recommended national estate agency brand among consumers. The campaign...

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

New build sales stronger than rest of market - agency’s bold claim

An estate agency with a major new homes department claims new build sales are proving more resilient than the mainstream market. Leaders...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: ‘House price drops were inevitable’

Cooling house prices are providing an opportunity for buyers even with higher borrowing costs, Propertymark claims. The agency trade body said it...

31 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Levelling up: how a quality CRM provider helps your agency grow

Success with your chosen CRM solution should not be a one-and-done package. Once you team up with a stellar CRM provider,...

17 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Agents may go out of business due to slow conveyancers - warning

Slow conveyancers could drive estate agents out of business, it has been warned. National law firm Dutton Gregory has issued a warning...

14 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Coadjute aims to speed-up sales with upfront information tool

Coadjute has launched a Digital Property Data Pack service for its users. The pack is designed to cover the requirements of the...

13 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents warn of “pain to come” after shock of biggest price fall for 12 years

House prices are falling at their fastest rate in 12 years, dropping £7,500 on average over the past 12 months, according...

10 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

Upfront information – help us bring down the barriers

Barriers to entry are a big concern for any sector, particularly those who need a greater number of technology innovations to...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Education changes mindsets to the power of upfront material information

Fortune favours the brave, as the saying goes. So, when you consider how upfront material information can and does make the...

01 July 2023

From: Features

Agency marketing veteran to share tips on UK tour

Former Fine & Country global chief executive Simon Leadbetter is set to embark on his first national tour with his own...

23 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Spring secures high-profile agency partnership

Quick-buy firm Spring has partnered with Connells Group to offer its part exchange and chain repair service to the brand’s Land...

07 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents back Rightmove for leads but are concerned about fake contact

Rightmove has been named as the most effective portal for driving leads but there is a sense of frustration about fake...

19 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Building safety laws set to delay home moves – claim

The Building Safety Act will cause further delays to the home moving process, a senior industry executive has warned. Rob Hailstone, chief...

18 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Don't be fooled...'customer experience' isn't a replacement for 'customer service'

The phrase ‘customer experience’ is bandied around a lot these days, so much so that it’s sometimes easy to think that...

13 May 2023

From: Features

Property jobs firm acquires flexible working platform

Property recruitment firm the deverellsmith group has acquired the entire issued share capital of Daisy Chain. The transaction will see Louse Deverell-Smith’s...

27 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency fees are higher where qualifications are mandatory - claim

Mandatory regulations and qualifications could lead to higher fees for UK agents, a former industry executive claims. Former Fine & Country global...

26 April 2023

From: Breaking News

New banking settlement scheme set to ‘fully digitise property transactions’ 

The Bank of England last week announced the completion of Project Meridian, a digital synchronised settlement prototype that aims to digitise...

24 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Should buying a property be as quick and as easy as buying a car?

Yes it should….and we’re getting closer. Where there’s no chain involved, here at AVRillo, we can be ready to exchange contracts in...

22 April 2023

From: Features

Consumers back agency regulation but would they pay higher fees for it?

Agents and consumers have given their backing to minimum industry standards but there are differences when it comes to the level...

12 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Proptech firm defies investment downturn with £4m fundraise

Blockchain property network Coadjute has secured £4m of funding as it looks to continue efforts to transform the ease and speed...

31 March 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Simpler, faster, cheaper – three characteristics of a tech solution

As is generally the case, we didn’t start out with solutions, we started with questions…. two, actually. The first was, ‘Why does...

09 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents, you don't have to close your doors….and nor do you, conveyancers

The property industry's self-destructive, point-scoring way of working just doesn’t cut it. When low stock means low cash flow low, agents and...

01 March 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Lender calls for green Stamp Duty rebate

A senior banking figure has called for Stamp Duty rebates on property purchases to help create greener homes as research shows...

09 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Industry executive backs rules on who can setup an estate agency

Industry analyst and and chair of The Home Buying and Selling Group Kate Faulkner, has called for the Government to stop agents being...

07 February 2023

From: Breaking News

New independent brand branches out

Newly-independent estate agency North Residential has opened a second branch in Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire.  It comes just three months after...

06 February 2023

From: Breaking News

UK housebuilder gets green credentials validated

Crest Nicholson has become the first UK housebuilder to have its science-based net-zero aim checked and validated by the Science Based...

06 February 2023

From: Breaking News

How Technology Will Open Doors in 2023

For agents who take full advantage of new developments in technology in 2023, it’s a chance for them to move ahead...

04 February 2023

From: Features

Rising numbers of sales collapsing at last minute - claim

Sellers are being urged to be upfront about property issues and consider lower offers from better buyers as increasing numbers of...

01 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Some top tips for saving for a deposit

Some top tips for saving for a deposit If you’re a first-time buyer - or even if you’re taking the next step...

21 January 2023

From: Features

Merger and acquisitions become more popular in times of uncertainty - here's why

With the property market showing signs of a slow-down and the economic outlook rather uncertain, we spoke to Lucy Noonan, founder...

18 January 2023

From: Features

Major agency brands unveil new branches

It’s been a busy week for agency branch openings. Dexters is the latest to unveil new offices in London, opening nine across Blackheath,...

18 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to ‘trim the fat’ but keep marketing in the New Year

Hatched founder Adam Day has drawn on his experiences of running the online agent during the 2008 financial crisis to advise...

30 December 2022

From: Breaking News

And the winners are… allAgents reveals award accolades

The winners of the 2022 allAgents Customer Experience Awards were announced last week. The agency customer feedback website held its second ever...

07 December 2022

From: Breaking News

When the going gets tough, focus on your leaky bucket

As economic signs increasingly point to a contraction in the property market, competition for new business will inevitably heat up. But...

03 December 2022

From: Features

Broker partners with ViewMyChain to boost sales process transparency

The Mortgage Advice Bureau has partnered with property sales progression software provider ViewMyChain to give brokers more transparency during the transaction...

18 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Fall-throughs doubled last month and could rise further - claim

Fall-throughs doubled in the first two weeks of October compared with a month before, analysis claims. Chain-breaking service UPSTIX, which conducted the...

14 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers in a chain 'cut off from majority of the market'

Two thirds of the housing market is potentially cut off from homebuyers who are in a chain, new research claims. A report...

09 November 2022

From: Breaking News

The importance of recognising sales progression talent

The sales progression function is what binds the whole property transaction together and the importance of effective sales progression in the...

05 November 2022

From: Features

Demystifying Distributed Ledger Technology – a network for the property market

What’s the difference between Centralised Ledger Technology and Decentralised Ledger Technology? Repeat after me; centralised and decentralised ledgers and Distributed Ledger Technology...

04 November 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Former estate agent aims to tackle industry sales backlog

A former estate agent has launched a white-labelled sales progression tool for the industry after his own experiences of purchasing a...

27 October 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Agents refute making obscene gestures towards Kwasi Kwarteng

One of the stranger stories emerging from the fallout of Kwasi Kwarteng’s sacking last Friday has been news that someone in...

19 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Cash buyers – where in the UK are they most prominent?

The latest research from property consultancy Knight Frank has set out which areas of the UK have the largest proportion of...

19 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Why people want plain speaking and clear comms in times of trouble

It’s fair to say that ours is an industry which has a language of its own, and often revels in the...

08 October 2022

From: Features

Fast decisions! One in three properties receive an offer one hour after viewing

Despite all the recent speculation surrounding the housing market after the badly-received mini-Budget and regular talk of a possible slowdown, new...

06 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Estate agents and conveyancers - Same frustrations. Different jobs.

One of the particular characteristics of the property market is how it brings contrasting professions together. From estate agents to conveyancers,...

24 September 2022

From: Features

Property sector calls for targeted stamp duty cuts

Agents and other property professionals have, perhaps unsurprisingly, reacted positively to rumours of a Stamp Duty cut. Prime Minister Liz Truss and...

22 September 2022

From: Breaking News

ViewMyChain integrates with Reapit to reduce fall-throughs

Chain management tool, ViewMyChain has been integrated with agency software provider Reapit. The integration means Reapit users will have a single sign...

22 September 2022

From: Breaking News

How we created an industry-leading culture of innovation

In a recent McKinsey poll* 85 per cent of people said that fear of criticism, fear of uncertainty and fear of...

17 September 2022

From: Features

Property professionals reveal how they are navigating delays amid Queen's funeral

The last minute Bank Holiday for the Queen’s funeral on Monday has created some logistical issues for the property market. A legal...

15 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Household bill support may bring long-term pain to property market - warning

Prime London discounts are widening and tempting buyers but there are longer term economic risks that could hit the property market,...

14 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Property industry prepares for completion delays amid Queen’s funeral

Property professionals have been pondering the impact of the sudden Bank Holiday scheduled next Monday for the Queen’s state funeral. It creates...

13 September 2022

From: Breaking News

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