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Rightmove: UK asking prices hit by summer slump

Average asking prices had their usual seasonal dip this month, dropping by just £21 to £375,110, according to Rightmove data. The portal’s...

17 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

The Netflix effect! Buying London boosts agency business​

Prime property agency London House, which features in the new Netflix series Buying London, has seen a 30% increase in global...

07 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

Rightmove: Home movers undeterred by General Election

The majority of buyers planning to move home say the election will not affect their plans, research suggests. A survey by Rightmove...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: It’s not all good news for Rightmove

Another week and more good news for Rightmove. The company which  estate agents love to hate has just announced it has...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS: Agency stock rises to three-year high but sales are facing short-term slump

Agency stock has hit a three-year high but sales expectations have dipped as hopes of an imminent interest rate cut fade,...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Cut would trigger evictions and price rises - claim

A stamp duty cut would see house prices go up and evictions soar, a property industry commentator claims. Reports in the past...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande - More To Be Done To Address Housing Imbalance

A recent announcement by housing giants Persimmon has been heralded as a welcome boost to the property sector. In a trading update they...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Portal claims 40 new agency sign-ups since start of 2024

A locally-owned property portal called Propertynews says it’s signed up over 40 more agents to list properties since New Year. More than...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: What a bar of chocolate can teach us about estate agency

I bought a bar of chocolate today, I shouldn’t have done it but the weather was grey and I was in...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS: Buyer demand hits four-year high in time for spring

The property market appears to be benefiting from the much-hoped for spring bounce, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Google-backed AI property search app launches in London

Artificial intelligence-powered property search app Jitty has gone live across central London as it accelerates its expansion across the UK. The app,...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

How can agents capitalise on the green shoots of recovery?

From the uptick in house sales in January to a house price rise the first time in over a year in February,...

09 April 2024

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Price hikes and fake images - Six red flags to avoid a rental scam

2023 was the highest year on record for ‘rental scam’ searches in the UK, with an increase of 11% from 2022...

06 April 2024

From: Features

Blip or trend? House prices fell in March

House prices dipped on a monthly basis during March but annual growth improved, Nationwide data shows. The latest Nationwide House Price Index...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest rates remain frozen – what does it mean for agent activity?

Interest rates were held for the fifth consecutive time after the latest Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting yesterday. The...

22 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

AI-powered portal continues UK rollout

Artificial intelligence (AI)-powered property portal Jitty has now expanded to Bristol and the surrounding areas. The app said it clocked over 3,000...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS: Agency stock has hit a three-year high but short-term price falls remain likely

Estate agency stock has hit the highest level since February 2021, new figures from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)...

14 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

Annual house price growth returns to ‘positive territory’ – but for how long?

House prices are growing annually for the first time since January 2023, Nationwide claims. The latest Nationwide House Price Index found average...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

RICS: Property market is turning positive

Homebuyer and seller activity has finally started to turn positive, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) suggests. The latest...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: So how was January for you?

Did you manage to make it through the month without reaching for the bottle to console yourself.  No, I’m not enquiring if...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Nationwide: House prices rose in January but ‘rapid rebound’ is unlikely

Average house prices rose between December and January but a rapid rebound is unlikely, Nationwide has warned. The latest Nationwide House Price...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Client Accounting – what are your options?

The benefits for letting agents to outsource their client accounting is well documented, however with an increasing number of options available,...

31 January 2024

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How orchestration creates the digital backbone of the property market

The emergence of the Digital property market represents the most profound shift for the industry itself since the advent of the...

31 January 2024

From: Features

Downsizer enquiries back to pre-pandemic levels but dropped last year – research

Downsizers could free up an estimated £209,215 worth of equity, according to research from national estate agency Jackson-Stops. Its annual research on the ‘downsizer...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

AI-powered property portal launches in Bath

A new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered property portal has launched its app with an initial focus on Bath. The brand, called Jitty, aims...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS: Lower mortgage rates are reducing housing market negativity

Negative outlooks appear to be reducing amid property professionals as falling mortgage rates filter through to the housing market, according to...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Two high street agencies among first to join eXp brokerage model

Two estate agency businesses have already signed up to self-employed agency brand eXp’s new brokerage model just weeks after launch. Mackays, a...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonatha Rolande: A New Year and early signs of optimism

There will be many of us working in the property sector who will have raised a glass and toasted seeing the...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Nationwide: Average prices fell in 2023 and rebound unlikely in 2024

Average house prices ended 2023 down 1.8%, according to Nationwide. The lender’s December House Price Index, based on its own mortgage lending...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

‘Affordability pressures’ set to push house prices down again in 2024 - reports

House prices are set to fall further next year, two major lenders claim. The house prices indices of Halifax and Nationwide have...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS: Property professionals are becoming ‘cautiously’ positive

Agents and surveyors are at their most positive about the housing market for the first time since January 2022. The November 2023...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove urges agents to prepare for Boxing Day bounce

Rightmove is forecasting a Boxing Day bounce this festive period. Analysis by the portal suggests that the number of new properties coming...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

What’s hot in housing? The power of heat pumps

Heat pumps are become more prevalent across the UK to power our homes’ heating requirements and they are only likely to...

13 December 2023

From: Sponsored Content

5 Proptech Predictions for the Private Rental Sector in 2024

The private rental landscape has been undergoing a profound transformation, with technology playing a pivotal role in shaping the way tenancies...

13 December 2023

From: Features

A turning point? House prices rise for third successive month

House prices increased for the third month in a row during November but are still down annually, Nationwide data shows. The lender’s...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Buying a home with battery storage is a 'powerful' decision

As domestic battery storage systems become increasingly prevalent in UK homes, enquiries about their usage and functionality are on the rise....

20 November 2023

From: Sponsored Content

‘Subdued picture’ remains for housing market - claim

House price falls could continue into 2024 as high interest rates continue to make it difficult for homebuyers to transact, an...

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

ValPal partnership aims to combat ‘proptech fatigue’

The ValPal Network (TVPN) has partnered with Street.co.uk to combat ‘proptech fatigue’ for agents. Under this collaboration, estate agency users can access...

09 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Industry podcast: ‘Rightmove is too cheap’

Agents who complain about the price of Rightmove aren’t using it properly, industry figures have suggested. The claims were made in the...

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing market remains weak despite monthly price rises - Nationwide

Nationwide has cautioned property market commentators about being too optimistic as its own house price index showed average prices surprisingly rose...

02 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

Navigating the Proptech landscape

Charlotte Jeffrey-Campbell, director of The Able Agent Given our focus is centred around helping to drive long-term professionalism across the industry,...

14 October 2023

From: Features

RICS: No signs of short-term property market improvements

Property professionals remain negative about the prospects for the housing market over the coming months amid low buyer demand and fewer...

12 October 2023

From: Breaking News

 Buyers returning to London but market ‘remains fragile’

Demand for residential property remains fragile despite a pause in interest rate rises, Knight Frank claims. While the number of new prospective...

10 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Electric Vehicle Charging: What Homebuyers Really Want to Know

As electric vehicles increasingly populate our roads and the necessity for accessible charging grows, enquiries about electric vehicle chargepoints when buying...

09 October 2023

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

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

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

ValPal launches direct mail service to target 'cold leads'

The ValPal Network (TVPN) has launched a new automated direct mail service to ensure agents don’t miss out on ‘bonus leads.' It...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Estate agents missing leads with slow response times - claim

Estate agents are missing out on potential clients by not responding to enquiries promptly, new research suggests. A study by lead generation...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Why do agents outsource their calls

As estate agents, it is important to make sure that your business is efficient and cost-effective. One of the ways to...

01 September 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Agency expands after merger of solicitor companies

Kendal’s Arnold Greenwood Estate Agents has expanded with the launch of a new south Cumbria branch. Estate agency services at the new...

17 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing Market Trouble Ahead - gloomy RICS predictions

The latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors housing market snapshot shows the increasing damage being wrought by high interest rates. The RICS...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Why investing in the right PropTech is like having an extra pair of hands - or two…

Have you heard of the Pareto Principle…? Named after economist Vilfredo Pareto, it describes the imbalance of most work-related events -...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

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

RICS: Mortgage rate rises ‘clearly visible’ as property market activity drops

Property market activity has returned to levels last seen in the aftermath of last October’s mini Budget, data from the Royal...

13 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

Chestertons: Market is moving but shortage of larger homes continues

Supply and demand is rising but there is still a shortage of larger properties for buyers, Chestertons claims. An update from the...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

9 Questions To Book More Valuations

As we move into a more challenging market this summer with interest rates still on the rise, house prices relaxing and...

14 June 2023

From: Features

Agency sector stalwart backs AI conveyancing startup

Former LSL boss David Newnes has invested in legal technology startup Collaborative Conveyancing. The brand is currently developing artificial intelligence tools to...

05 June 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today: Technology provides the key to better customer experience

At the recent Home Buying & Selling Group UFI Roadshow in London, it was gratifying to note that panel members and...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

23 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove agent qualification now Propertymark approved

Rightmove’s Level 3 Certificate for Estate and Lettings Agents (CELA) has been officially recognised by trade body Propertymark, alongside Propertymark Qualifications. The...

09 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

Chestertons: London market is thawing as buyers and sellers return

Chestertons has reported an increase in buyer enquiries and listings as it heads into the traditionally busy spring market. The London estate...

02 May 2023

From: Breaking News

House price growth slows ahead of spring market – Land Registry

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

20 April 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS: Sales market remains downbeat but stability is returning

The property market remains weak but there are long-term signs of stability, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) claims. The latest...

13 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Land Registry analysis tool and sales platform unveil partnership

Land Registry analysis tool provider Veya has announced a partnership with home buying and selling platform adoor to help speed-up sales. Clients...

04 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Why material information does and should matter to you

According to the recent industry research report ‘Back to the Future’ from tmgroup, mio and CDS 40% of property transaction delays...

01 April 2023

From: Features

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

It has been a busy first quarter of the year for property industry job moves. If you want your jobs or appointments news...

31 March 2023

From: Breaking News

New leasehold information form aims to simplify the selling process

The Home Buying and Selling Group (HBSG) has announced a new update to the Leasehold Property Enquiries (LPE1) form, which it...

20 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing technology firm wins grant to develop AI tools

Collaborative Conveyancing has won an Innovate UK grant in partnership with the Hartree Centre research facility and completed a fundraising round...

16 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

RICS highlights ‘tentative signs’ of recovery in buyer demand

A more stable picture of the housing market may be emerging, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has suggested. It comes...

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

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 OnTheMarket introduces behaviour-based pre-qualification to boost agent leads

OnTheMarket (OTM) has launched a range of new tools that aim to boost the user experience for consumer and also make...

28 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - It’s not what you know…it’s all about connections

I don’t want to frighten any professional scribblers and wizard wordsmiths out there, but as a matter of geeky interest, this...

25 February 2023

From: Features

Domestic prime buyers are acting ‘before foreign investors return’

The flat market in prime central London (PCL) is undergoing a resurgence, a buying agent claims. Residential and investment buying agency London...

23 February 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS: Property market remains subdued

Property professionals have started the year in a relatively less despondent mood compared with the end of 2022 but the market...

09 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

Shuttlecocks to sales! Badminton ace becomes estate agent

Former youth Olympic Badminton player Grace King is one of first recruits in a campaign launched by hybrid agency Mr and...

25 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Will the post Christmas boom materialise this year?

If early indications are to be believed. Yes! 2022 was the year that offered so much at the start and then hit...

21 January 2023

From: Features

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

Agency listings activity hits 15-month low - RICS

The level of new listings coming to market is at its weakest since the end of the 2021 Stamp Duty holiday,...

19 January 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

Persimmon: 'Too early to say when buyer demand will recover''

Higher mortgage rates and the end of Help to Buy has had a “sharp impact” on sales rates, Persimmon has warned. A...

13 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Trade bodies unveil new LPE1 conveyancing form

Trade and representative bodies covering the legal, surveying, estate agency and property management sectors, including the Conveyancing Association (CA), have launched...

09 January 2023

From: Breaking News

There are reasons to be optimistic in the second half of 2023

Usually, I enter January with a spring in my step - optimistic about what the future holds.  Two years ago, after the...

07 January 2023

From: Features

Agents urged to avoid rush to cut fees in challenging property market

Agents will need to articulate their worth in the new challenging property market but shouldn’t rush to drop fees, industry trainer...

28 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers look to rentals until mortgage clarity emerges - Rightmove

Would-be buyers are looking to the rental market as they pause their property purchase plans until there is clarity on mortgage...

25 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Bamboo infestations putting property sales at risk - warning

Property sales are being put at risk by failure to tackle infestations of bamboo, according to new warnings. Invasive plant removal firm...

15 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Property sellers urged to resist asking price cuts

An estate agency firm is urging sellers to resist cutting asking prices. Tom Cranenburgh, of GetanOffer, which describes itself as a quick...

14 November 2022

From: Breaking News

RICS: Housing market continues to stall

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has warned of a further weakening of the property market as buyer caution increases. The...

10 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Homeflow acquires agency lead management business 

Agency website and lead generation software provider Homeflow has acquired lead management and automation business of Area Technologies. Homeflow said the move...

10 November 2022

From: Breaking News

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