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Material Information could prevent agents losing £357.4m a year – claim

Proper implementation of material Information across the estate agency sector could reduce the amount of lost or delayed commission due to...

16 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills veteran launches luxury agency to ‘modernise’ the industry

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

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

House prices rather than high commissions push up agency fees

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

26 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Brand Vaughan and Mishon Mackay combined in latest Lomond deal

Lomond has announced yet another acquisition, expanding its presence across the south coast with the acquisition of Mishon Mackay. The five branch...

21 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Moving home more stressful than the pandemic - claim

Three quarters of home movers experienced increased levels of stress as a direct result of their last home move, ranking it...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Longer days lead to more sales - claim

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

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Slow conveyancing and mortgage deals allow gazumping - survey claim

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

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Finding landlords is agents' biggest worry - PayProp survey

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

01 June 2024

From: Features

Unintended consequences of 'rushed' leasehold law

In what are some of the biggest changes to the residential leasehold sector in the last 21 years since the Commonhold...

01 June 2024

From: Features

General Election date set – will the property market pause?

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak yesterday confirmed a date for the General Election. Voters will go the polls on 4 July, meaning the...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour unveils plans for new towns

The Labour Party has committed to building 1.5m new homes across the country over the next parliament. Shadow Housing Secretary Angela Rayner...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

MPs demand scrapping of ground rents on leasehold properties

Sky News is reporting that up to 30 Conservative MPs are threatening to rebel against the government’s approach to ground rents...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

New CEO replaces Jerry Lyons at Content Club

Industry partner the Estate Agent Content Club (EACC) has announced a new chief executive, replacing high profile founder Jerry Lyons. Amanda Bower...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Here comes Summer.... or maybe Autumn?

We all know that first-time buyers have had a tough time of it lately. Mad mini-budgets resulting in higher interest rates...

27 April 2024

From: Features

Coup for Self-Employed Agency Brand as high flying agent joins

An agent with 15 years experience at high end agencies Hamptons and Knight Frank has joined a self-employed brokerage brand. Sally Jane...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Vast majority of agents are proud of their profession - survey

Some 83% of estate agents are proud of their profession, says a new survey. The poll of 1,728 estate agents, commissioned by...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Looking for a client account? Five steps to better lettings banking

You don’t have to simply accept things as they are when it comes to managing your client accounts. If your bank...

19 April 2024

From: Sponsored Content

US agency crosses the pond to target British buyers

A US real estate brokerage is heading to the UK, with plans to target those looking for a holiday home across...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency earnings lagging other commission-based professions

Estate agent earnings remain behind other salary and incentive based professions despite helping with sales of such an expensive asset when...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Spicerhaart honours top-performing agents

Spicerhaart's top performers have been honoured at an awards ceremony showcasing the agency brand’s culture. The 2024 Elevate Awards were hosted by...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Vendors warned to not risk waiting for General Election to list their homes

Waiting for a General Election is risky for sellers after the so-called Boris bounce in the property market failed to deliver...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Is The Agency UK going to do ‘a Purplebricks?’

One of the founders of self-employed brand The Agency UK (TAUK) has set out hopes for the business to dominate the...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Estate agency complaints and payouts on the rise

Agents faced more complaints and paid out higher levels of redress last year, industry data shows. Annual figures from the Property Redress...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Spring Budget missed the mark, estate agents claim

The Spring Budget missed the mark when it comes to boosting current market conditions, agents have claimed. A survey of 833 UK...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

The 'personal agent' - threat or opportunity?

Any estate agency will have noticed the rise of the “personal agent” in the industry, with interesting propositions from eXp, The...

16 March 2024

From: Features

Investigation launched into snagging rights

The Residential Property Surveyors Association (RPSA) has announced an investigation to uncover the tensions between developers and surveyors on snagging. The trade...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

 GoTo Group announced as key partner for agent network

Home-moving platform the GoTo Group has been announced as a key partner of the Relocation Agent Network (RAN). RAN agents will gain...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Ethical agent network officially launches

A network uniting ethical estate agents has officially launched today with 25 members. The Ethical Agent Network (EAN) is led by industry...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Government's leasehold reform proposals come under the spotlight

The complexities of the government’s leasehold reform proposals affecting millions of homeowners came under the spotlight at a seminar organised by...

02 March 2024

From: Features

Agents ‘confident’ about housing market despite buyer caution - survey

Around half of agents remain confident about the housing market’s prospects this year, research suggests. A survey of almost 600 estate agents,...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

How can I help my loved one get on the property ladder?

Compared with a decade ago, today's first-time buyers are older, more likely to buy with a partner and more likely to...

17 February 2024

From: Features

Making history fit for the future

From medieval castles to Elizabethan manor houses, Georgian townhouses and Victorian terraces, the UK’s historic buildings are central to our country’s...

10 February 2024

From: Features

How can I help my loved one get on the property ladder?

Compared with a decade ago, today's first-time buyers are older, more likely to buy with a partner and more likely to...

03 February 2024

From: Features

UK watching as EU house prices respond to green measures

While our own Government continues to tentatively encourage homeowners to carry out energy-efficient measures, they will no doubt be eagerly watching...

27 January 2024

From: Features

Fall-throughs cost agents £63m in remarketing - research

Fall-throughs are costing estate agents an estimated £63m purely based on the cost of having to remarket a property and host...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Flying start! Hybrid agency attracts 16 franchisees to travel brand

The Good Estate Agent has attracted 16 franchisees to its new travel brand, with almost half even combining it with their existing...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Building society backs Stamp Duty cut for downsizers

Housing policy should focus on making better use of existing stock as well building more homes, a new report claims. A report...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to take GDPR more seriously

Estate and letting agents are being urged to take data protection rules more seriously. It comes as the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

CTS Cyber Attack: 'What lessons need to be learned?'

This week saw around 80 conveyancing firms across the UK paralysed by a service outage caused by a ‘cyber incident’ on...

02 December 2023

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - popping up for good causes

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

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent launches referral app to secure leads from the public

Self-employed estate agency brand iad UK has launched a consumer app that lets anyone earn money through word-of-mouth referrals. Propertips is an...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Leasehold Reform - Government must get the balance right

Three members of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners take a brief look at some of the trials and tribulations awaiting...

11 November 2023

From: Features

King’s Speech: ‘Disappointing for existing leaseholders’

Campaigners and commentators have reacted cautiously to leasehold reform proposals put forward in the King’s Speech. The King took part in his...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: How agents can tip the odds in favour of a sale

For almost as long as any of us can remember, we’ve had an unpaid colleague getting sales over the line for...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Client money accounting made easy with PayProp

A client account is essential to your lettings business, but the rules and regulations you need to follow to keep this...

26 October 2023

From: Sponsored Content

RICS updates Red Book valuation rules

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has published an updated UK supplement of its ‘Red Book’ – its master document...

26 October 2023

From: Breaking News

New self-employed agency signs 30 recruits in four months

A new self-employed estate agency says it’s signed-up 30 new recruits in four months. iad - which had 20 recruits until recently...

24 October 2023

From: Breaking News

That’s a rap! Music video celebrates ESTAS Awards’ anniversary

TV property guru Phil Spencer has backed the latest hip hop track commissioned by Made Snappy 360 to celebrate the 20th...

17 October 2023

From: Breaking News

UK agents earn lowest fees among largest property markets - research

UK estate agents receive the lowest sales commission across eight of the world’s biggest property markets, new research suggests. The analysis suggests...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Why I fear the long winter period that lies ahead 

A few weeks ago I asked an estate agent friend how the market was treating him. "I feel like I’ve had a...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Are UK agents the poor relation when it comes to global commission rates?

UK estate agents are paid one of the lowest commission rates in the world, according to a spokesperson for a leading...

07 October 2023

From: Features

Comedian named as host for eXp awards

Comedian Rob Beckett is joining eXp UK, for one night only. He hasn’t decided to segway into the estate agency profession but...

05 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agencies favouring lower offers to get referral fees - claim

Referral fees for estate agents could be back in the sights of industry regulators. It was reported last week that the National...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Self-employed brand to help top agents build their own team

Self-employed agency brand eXp UK has launched a ‘Teams’ initiative designed to help its top performing agents expand their business. It is...

22 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

Self-employed agency models to hit 50% market share - prediction

A third of agents are expecting the self-employed model to make up 50% of the market in the next decade but...

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

Jonathan Rolande: What will ULEZ expansion mean for estate agents?

The roll out of ULEZ has been one of the big stories of the week. The new zones will have implications...

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Is the government changing its tune on landlords?

I recently wrote that the long-gestating Renters Reform Bill, finally introduced in Parliament back in May, could be poorly timed, both...

26 August 2023

From: Features

Most buyers won’t read listings if they dislike photographs

New research from an estate agency attempts to quantify what most of the industry already knows - that prospective buyers won’t...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to show their value by raising fees

Agents are being urged to place more value on their work and to charge higher fees. Richard Palfreeman, advisor at training provider...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: How agents can survive the 'new normal'

In his latest column, Jonathan Rolande, founder of House Buy Fast, explains how those working in the sector can beat the...

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Property professionals unfazed about AI takeover

The majority of UK property professionals are confident that their job will not be replaced by artificial intelligence (AI). A survey by...

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Homeowners facing legal action if they fail to disclose knotweed issues

Homeowners who sell a property with Japanese knotweed and fail to declare it to the buyer are likely to face legal...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Sellers willing to pay £1,000 for upfront information to speed sales - claim

Almost two-thirds of home sellers who have sold a home within the past year experienced delays when doing so, research reveals. A...

07 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark members given chance to sell charity land

New laws are set to give more estate agents the chance to sell charity land – as long as you are...

05 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertmark unveils new chairman and board members

Propertymark has named its new chairperson and board members during its annual general meeting. Succeeding Propertymark’s, Nicky Heathcote, Bill Butler has been...

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Letting agents can keep growing in a challenging market

It’s no secret – 2023 is a difficult year for the property industry. While rising rents should lead to increased income...

07 June 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Adam Day: ‘I’m to blame for low agency fees’

Self-employed agency network eXp UK’s Adam Day has admitted he shoulders some blame for low fees in the sector. Speaking on the...

02 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Bamboo may pose mortgage lending risks - warning

Homeowners are unaware of the risks posed by encroachment of bamboo from adjoining properties and the costs of repairing the serious...

02 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Prestige & Village continue recruitment drive with a day at the polo

Prestige and Village, the premium property agency firm, are continuing their drive to recruit more estate agents as part of their...

30 May 2023

From: Sponsored Content

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

Money saving tips for movers as costs rise 24%

The cost of moving home has soared in the past year, new figures reveal. According to new data compiled by insurers Admiral...

20 May 2023

From: Features

Agents losing almost £500 per month due to lower house prices - claim

Cooling house prices are resulting in the average estate agent losing around £441 of per month, research suggests. Hybrid agent Nested has...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Why estate agents need to instantly respond to every new enquiry 24/7

With rising mortgage rates and the cost of living expected to be the biggest cause of a slowdown in the housing...

06 May 2023

From: Features

It's time to turn fear of change into fuel for material information success

Upfront material information is now firmly on the property industry’s radar, with Trading Standards CPR regulations expected to move towards disclosing...

03 May 2023

From: Features

EPCs - chaos, confusion, and cost - an energy assessor speaks

All landlords need to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPG), with few exemptions. As a property writer, landlord and Domestic Energy...

29 April 2023

From: Features

Agency marketing firm opens access to overseas property listings

Property Webmasters has launched an overseas property opportunity for its estate agency clients to earn ‘passive income.’ The website and marketing tools...

27 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents unaware of Economic Crime Levy

The majority of estate agents are in the dark about the Government’s Economic Crime Levy (ECL), when it was implemented or...

19 April 2023

From: Breaking News

eXp UK passes 400 agent milestone

Self-employed agency network eXp UK has passed the 400 agent mark and beyond. The brand has announced that it now has 401...

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

Agents ‘seeking better pay’ as staff turnover hits 30%

Annual staff turnover in the property industry sits at almost 30%, with the most common reason given for leaving a job...

30 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Leaders launches first sustainable office 

Leaders’ Lettings Agents has launched its new sustainable office in Aylesbury as part of plans to make the whole brand carbon...

29 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Estate agents ‘putting client details at risk’ - warning 

Estate agents could be putting their clients’ personal details at risk by taking information such as addresses, bank account or passport details...

27 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Estate agents ‘worried about propertyless Budget implications’

UK estate agents are split when it comes to their opinion on last week’s Budget, with half concerned about a lack...

23 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents rank property portals and people as their most important assets

Agents may hate portal fees but have ranked property websites such as Rightmove and Zoopla as their most important digital asset. A...

14 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Memories of times past while marching bravely forward

I’ve found myself in contemplative mode this week, looking forward to the future and remembering times past. In the immediate future –...

11 March 2023

From: Features

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

Third of home-sellers being gazundered - claim

Almost a third of UK home sellers are being gazundered by their buyers, many of whom are seeing their potential buyer...

24 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Estate agents are worst paid of all property professionals - claim

Residential estate agents are the lowest-paid professionals in the real estate industry, new research claims. Analysis of real estate salary data from...

22 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Short term rental sector creates jobs boost, says report

The growth of the short term rentals sector has helped to create an economy featuring several new types of jobs that...

11 February 2023

From: Features

Reader poll: Will you raise your fees this year?

More than half of Estate Agent Today readers have indicated they will raise their fees this year. Several industry executives have suggested...

03 February 2023

From: Breaking News

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

It has been a busy start to the year for job moves. If you want your jobs or appointments news to feature...

31 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Estate agency is about more than commission - claim

Estate agency should be about more than just earning a commission, senior property leaders have said. The issue of commission was discussed...

27 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents warn of quieter market and ‘unrealistic sellers’

Estate agents have seen a more muted start to the year for seller and buyer activity but there is concern about...

20 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Government review proposes minimum EPC rating for home sales

Agents have expressed disappointment at the lack of support for homeowners and landlords to make their homes more energy efficient. It comes...

16 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Going green! Agent opens ‘eco-branch’

Portico Estate Agents is set to unveil a new sustainable office at its Fulham branch in London next week. It forms part...

16 January 2023

From: Breaking News

 Revealed: The Top Trends For 2023 Auction Market

Consumer demand for auction can no longer be ignored. Month after month this alternative method of sale sees increased uptake as...

11 January 2023

From: Features

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