x
By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies to enhance your experience.
KEYWORD "Connells" - 101 RESULTS
Industry Views - Do Online Estate Agencies Exist Any More?

Is there such a thing as an online estate agency any more? A decade ago, about the time I started editing Estate...

18 May 2024

From: Features

Hamptons: Price reductions decline as sales 'bounce back'

Price reductions fell to an 18-month low in April as transactions recover faster than prices, new industry data reveals. Figures from Hamptons,...

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Connells Group becomes first estate agency to be NHQB accredited supplier

Connells Group has become the first estate agency brand to be named an accredited supplier by the New Homes Quality Board...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Connells Group boosts affordable housing offering

Connells Group has boosted its affordable housing offering after appoint Roy Hind as a director. Hind has been named affordable housing director...

04 April 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

Connells agency acquisition expands Lincolnshire footprint

Connells-owned brand Sharman Quinney has acquired Quentin Marks Estate Agents in Lincolnshire. Under the deal, Quentin Marks will retain its brand in...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Gascoigne Halman founder marks 50-year milestone

Gascoigne Halman founder John Halman is marking 50 years in estate agency. Halman entered estate agency in 1973 and, demonstrating a natural...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Michael Day: A business plan will be crucial to navigate 2024

Business plans will be key for agents looking to successfully navigate 2024, an industry consultant and trainer has said. Michael Day, a...

29 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

Connells’ David Plumtree celebrates 35 years of service

David Plumtree, group chief executive, estate agency at Connells Group is marking 35 years with the business this week. He joined the...

19 October 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Connells names interim chief executive

Connells has named group finance director Richard Twigg as interim chief executive. It comes after chief executive David Livesey announced his retirement...

28 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

Agent must 'get a grip on pressure selling'

Agents have backed shining a light on pressure selling tactics within the industry. Speaking on the latest Agents MVMT Pass The Syrup...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Connells boss announces retirement plans

Connells group chief executive David Livesey has announced his intention to retire during 2024. Highly respected throughout the industry, Livesey joined Connells...

20 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

Connells and Countrywide staff merged at last through technology

Connells, which acquired Countrywide just over two years ago, is now celebrating the bringing together of the combined 16,000 staff through...

31 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

Industry trainer marks 20-year milestone

Industry veteran Michael Day is marking 20 years since setting up his Integra Property Services consultancy and training business. The brand now...

05 May 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

Connells Group 'remains optimistic' despite drop in profits and sales

The Connells Group has said it remains optimistic about the year ahead after reporting falling profits and a decline in exchanges...

02 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Connells Group director hits major milestone

Roger Barrett, Connells Group’s Land & New Homes managing director, is celebrating an impressive 40 years with the business. Since joining Connells...

23 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Connells Group honours its top achievers

Connells Group held its annual management conference and awards ceremony recently at MK Dons Stadium in Milton Keynes where it unveiled...

16 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Callwell expands Connells Group relationship

Lead consolidation platform Callwell has signed a new long-term agreement that sees functionality extended throughout the enlarged Connells Group network including...

02 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

Connells Group brands to celebrate major milestones in 2023

Connells Group is marking milestone anniversaries for four of its estate agency brands this year.  Four of its brands are celebrating a...

20 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - marking a record breaking 2022

Agents are marking a record breaking 2022 for fundraising and are hoping to attract more funds for charitable causes during the...

13 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

My First Property Sale: ‘Agents need the same people skills as 50 years ago’

Getting a property on the market has become more efficient but agents still require the same people and sales skills that...

29 December 2022

From: Breaking News

World Cup Agent Match Report: Three Lions roar as Welsh dragon is slain

England beat Wales at the World Cup in Qatar this week, confirming the team’s progression to the next round while their...

01 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

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

It has been another busy month for job moves in the estate agency sector. Here are some of the latest moves that...

30 November 2022

From: Breaking News

World Cup Agent Match Report: Wales see red

The Wales versus England match has been lined up as a crunch game this week after disappoint results in the second...

28 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Kick off! Meet our World Cup reporting team

The World Cup is set to kick off in Qatar this weekend and Estate Agent Today has compiled a team of...

18 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency partnership brand launches roadshow for new recruits

Self-employed estate partnership brand The Agency UK (TAUK) has launched a series of roadshows to attract agents to its offering. The company...

03 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Connells Group chairman announces retirement

Connells Group chairman Stephen Shipperley is set to retire at the end of 2022. It comes as he marked his 45th anniversary...

26 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - cleaning up for good causes

From bake sales to beach clean-ups, there have been plenty of ways that agents have been giving back for good causes...

14 October 2022

From: Breaking News

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

There are no signs of a post-summer lull in the property jobs market. Here are some of the latest moves that took...

30 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Activist investor backs new Purplebricks board roles but calls for more change

A high-profile Purplebricks investor has backed the beleaguered online agent for bringing more experienced individuals to its board but has urged...

15 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks unveils high-profile board appointments

Purplebricks has unveiled two senior board appointments. The online agent has appointed Adrian Gill and Gareth Helm, two highly experienced property industry...

14 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency brands name new managing directors

Spicerhaart has appointed a former Connells area director to lead some of its most high-profile brands. Daniel Ansell has been appointed as...

09 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Research reveals how poor property maintenance can impact buyer offers

Four out of five homebuyers would consider reducing an offer if they found maintenance issues when viewing a property.  The insurer’s poll...

06 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Connells Midlands Launches Shared Ownership Hub

Connells Midlands has launched a new Shared Ownership Hub to help deliver affordable housing in the region. It will provide an end-to-end...

02 September 2022

From: Breaking News

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

The property jobs market hasn't taken a summer holiday this month. Here are some of the latest moves that took place during...

31 August 2022

From: Breaking News

A Level results: Agency highlighted as viable career for school leavers

Estate agency brands have begun reaching out to school leavers as students received their A and T-Level grades yesterday. Top grades for...

19 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Savills half-year results – revenues rise, but profits fall

High-end estate agency Savills has posted a mixed set of half-year results, with revenue up to over £1 billion but the property...

12 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - is agency in danger of a downturn?

Last week was quite a week for major trading updates, with four of the market’s biggest players announcing either half-year or...

08 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Connells Group results - market share remains steady but revenue down by 13%

Connells Group - the largest agency group in the UK after its purchase of Countrywide - has today announced its financial results for...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Spicerhaart promotes land and new homes boss to the board

Spicerhaart has promoted its group managing director for land and new homes to the board. Tim Wardley will join the Spicerhaat board...

26 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Major agency brand signs up to ViewBuddy safety app

Connells agents are to start using an app that will boost the safety of lone staff at viewings. The agent has partnered...

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Connells branches to offer all vendors energy saving reporting service 

Connells Group has rolled out a new service to help homeowners, sellers and landlords boost the energy efficiency of their properties. Its...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

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

There has been plenty of movement in the property jobs market this month. Here are some of the latest moves that took...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Connells rewards its ‘top achievers’ with Valencia trip

More than 200 “top achievers” from across the Connells Group enjoyed a four day all-expenses paid trip to Valencia earlier this...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers ‘worried about looking stupid’ to estate agents

First-time buyers have admitted to feeling overwhelmed or scared to talk to estate agents about the homebuying process. A study of 2,000...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed! How much agents earn from sales compared with lettings

Sales remain the predominant source of income for most estate agency brands, research claims. The analysis warns that agents shouldn’t ignore lettings...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

14 May 2022

From: Features

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

Agents Do Charity - fundraising activity in full bloom

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

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

09 April 2022

From: Features

Connells’ high end brand reports record trading year

John D Wood - which along with Hamptons is regarded as the prime end of the suite of agency brands now...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Stock shortage fuels big rise in off-plan sales

The extreme shortage of properties for sale has fuelled the first rise in new homes sold off-plan since 2016.   In 2021 some...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

26 March 2022

From: Features

Countrywide brands and branches critical to success of new owners

The Skipton Building Society, which owns Connells estate agency, says the house-selling arm helped it reach a record profit pre-tax profit...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry big hitter Notley joins Connells top table

The industry big hitter who joined Connells on a temporary basis to support its acquisition of Countrywide has now become its commercial director and a...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Architect of Connells takeover of Countrywide quits

The man who engineered the takeover of Countrywide by Connells is leaving the agency’s parent company, the Skipton Building Society. David Cutter...

26 January 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech: Zoopla backer pumps millions into Homesearch

Homesearch has won £5m new investment from venture capital firm Octopus Ventures - an organisation that has also backed three businesses...

20 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Free PropTech for OnTheMarket agents after deal with industry veteran

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

18 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency set to celebrate 150th anniversary of trading

John D Wood - the lettings and estate agency now part of the Connells empire - is celebrating its 150th birthday...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Decompress and detach - Connells-owned agency backs garden design

The Connells-owned high end agency Hamptons is to sponsor what it calls a “garden sanctuary” at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Vendors’ profits soar - but not in London or if they sold a flat

Strong house price growth since the pandemic began has boosted seller gains with the typical vendor who bought two decades ago...

11 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Video interview - talking self-employed agents with eXp UK's Adam Day

Adam Day will be a well-known figure to many in the industry, having been the founder of Hatched (the online agency...

08 January 2022

From: Features

Sellers flee London in record numbers as market elsewhere booms

This year, Londoners purchased 112,780 homes outside the capital, the highest number since 2007. New data, from Connells-owned agency Hamptons, shows that...

29 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – the A-Z of property for 2021 

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

18 December 2021

From: Features

Sacked: estate agent convicted of glassing attack in pub

A Connells senior negotiator has received a suspended prison sentence after being found guilty of wounding following an attack at a...

04 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - it’s that Friday good works feeling…

Hello and welcome to the end of the week - an opportunity for you to catch up with charity news from...

22 October 2021

From: Breaking News

We spook too soon - here are more Halloween properties

Adorning homes with a Halloween-inspired look is becoming increasingly popular giving people an opportunity to show off their creativity. Really? Well that’s...

21 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Connells tells Gove he “must do more” to build new homes

A part of the Connells Group is telling the new Housing Secretary that he and his government “must do more” to...

18 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - and it’s the return of the Viking…

We’re building up towards both Christmas and the Awards season right now, and that gives plenty of opportunities for fund raising,...

15 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Self-employed agent says it’s not about money (but has bought a Jag)

An estate agent who has now gone self-employed after working on the staff of Connells and Spicerhaart says her move is...

12 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Watchdog intervenes after complaint about Countrywide property

The Advertising Standards Authority has stepped in following a complaint about a property advertised by Connells-owned Countrywide estate agents. The issue revolves...

06 October 2021

From: Breaking News

City exodus: will the return to the office see a reversal of activity?

2020 gave rise to an exodus from the city as work from home became the mandated norm for large swaths of...

11 September 2021

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - Golf, football and… er…. baking

Welcome to this week’s Agents Do Charity - another edition of good will and cheer generated by the industry’s fund-raising heroes. It’s...

10 September 2021

From: Breaking News

From Connells junior to £104,000 last month - claim

An agent has gone on record saying how he has progressed from being a photocopier boy at a Connells branch to...

23 August 2021

From: Breaking News

How to minimise pandemic disruption in your estate agency

Last month it was reported that up to 500,000 people had been ‘pinged’ by the NHS in a week. While the...

18 August 2021

From: Features

Over 100,000 sellers renting before finding home to buy

Connells-owned Hamptons says it’s calculated that no fewer the 117,500 sellers this year have chosen to rent before buying their next home.  The...

16 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Property Natter: half-year review – what has 2021 brought so far?

Well, we’re technically more than halfway through the year already, but we’ll let that slide. And what a year it’s been...

31 July 2021

From: Features

Property Jobs Today - movers and shakers this summer

Hello and welcome to another Property Jobs Today, your chance to see the latest moves in our industry. Why not be a...

26 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Estate agency groups bag £88m in dramatic sell-off

Two of Britain's largest agency groups have sold their stakes in a property search firm. Both LSL and Connells have announced the sale...

08 July 2021

From: Breaking News

London agency renamed as Connells-owned Hamptons

A north London new homes agency is to rebrand as Connells-owned Hamptons. Lanes New Homes has been owned by Hamptons for some...

06 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Record business reported by major estate agencies

Several estate agencies have reported record months of business thanks to the rush of transactions ahead of the main stamp duty...

05 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – why OTM’s Jason Tebb shows the importance of good hires

In the world of football – very topical at the moment, as we all enjoy the Euros – there is an...

03 July 2021

From: Features

Property Natter – 5 ways estate agency has changed since May 2020

It’s now over a year since the property market officially reopened after an unprecedented two-month shutdown at the height of the...

22 May 2021

From: Features

Purplebricks excluded from industry league table despite surge in instructions

A controversial league table of corporate agents’ market share is deliberately excluding Purplebricks and other online agencies.  This is despite Purplebricks this...

20 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Sam Hunter – ‘does Homesearch pass the Ronseal test? Yes, we do’

In this week’s In Conversation Today, I speak to someone who has made an excellent impression on the property industry in...

13 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Adrian Gill – talking agency consolidation, PropTech, retail and Boomin

This time out, I speak to one of the industry’s biggest-hitters. Adrian Gill may have retired from frontline agency, having had...

15 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - staff turnover rates at leading estate agencies

One of the industry’s leading consultants has calculated staff turnover rates at the country’s leading estate agencies. Christopher Watkin, the consultant who...

13 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Home-based agency lifestyle lures ex-Connells and Humberts veteran

A business that calls itself the UK’s first 24/7 home-based estate agency has announced a new franchisee.  Dorset-based Meyers Estate Agents was...

29 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Countrywide: Where did it all go wrong? A former insider gives his view...

This week’s interviewee in the ‘In Conversation Today’ hotseat is a man better placed than most to shed some light on...

18 March 2021

From: Breaking News

MovePal MovePal MovePal