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Phil Spencer to give Blue Sky speech to estate agents

TV property guru, Move iQ founder and Estate Agent Today columnist Phil Spencer to be a keynote speakers at Propertymark One...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Reader poll: Are house prices falling?

A fifth of Estate Agent Today readers have claimed house prices are falling either nationally or regionally, a survey has revealed. It...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - An Englishman's home is his castle.....more or less!

Interesting report this week in Estate Agent Today on an analysis by the Resolution Foundation thinktank which suggests that the UK’s...

30 March 2024

From: Features

Lord Best: ROPA reforms won't break the bank for agents

Further estate agency regulation won’t be too expensive for the industry, Lord Best has said. Lord Best, who led the Regulation of...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket surpasses 15,000 advertisers

OnTheMarket (OTM) has surpassed 15,000 advertisers for the first time in its history. The milestone comes in the first 60 days since...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Safe in their knowledge... PayProp celebrates its 20th anniversary

To commemorate PayProp’s 20th year in business, Estate Agent Today’s Lee Dahill took a walk down memory lane with Neil Cobbold,...

23 March 2024

From: Features

Government urged to stop ‘sitting on its hands’ over agency regulations

The architect of the Regulation of Property Agents (ROPA) reforms has expressed frustration that the recommendations have failed to materialise as...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Inspiring and uplifting - but the challenge goes on

As most of the regular readers of this column will know (and because I’m not shy about admitting it) – I’ve...

16 March 2024

From: Features

‘Legal liability’ concerns raised over Propertymark questionnaire

The Law Society is exploring concerns that Propertymark's Property Information Questionnaire (PIQ) puts agents at risk of legal issues, Estate Agent...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

TPFG boss: The Belvoir deal was 'inevitable'

The landmark deal between The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) and Belvoir was ‘inevitable’ and more acquisitions could be on the card,...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

International Women’s Day: The barriers and benefits for estate agents

Female agents have shared their view on representation and opportunities in the sector to mark International Women’s Day. Industry data shows while...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Keller Williams UK faces new restructure

The Keller Williams UK (KWUK) brand is facing yet another restructure with its leadership in the country effectively removed. KWUK spent much...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Angels Media boss among guests in new industry podcast

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

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Bob Dylan Was Right About Changing Times!

The times, they are indeed a-changin’. But what Dylan may not have appreciated, however, was how fast that change would be...

08 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

Property Natter - New beginnings and cups of kindness

Let’s start at the very beginning - Happy New Year. Now, let’s give thanks to the guy who made January 1st...

06 January 2024

From: Features

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

Stamp Duty rates should reflect current conditions, claim

Stamp Duty should reflect the current market conditions, an agency boss claims. Speaking exclusively to Estate Agent Today,  Michael Polzler, chief executive...

17 November 2023

From: Breaking News

CoStar defends track record after open letter from OnTheMarket critic

CoStar has defended its operations after a third open letter from OnTheMarket critic Brett Stone attempted to derail the US property...

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Short induction periods are bad for agents – warning

Agents should be given longer induction periods to avoid mistakes and retain staff, an industry trainer claims. Charlotte Jeffrey-Campbell, director of The...

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Mr and Mrs Clarke founders leave after ‘lovely’ Belvoir takeover

The founders of Mr and Mrs Clarke, who sold the business to Belvoir last year, have left the franchise brand and...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Reader poll: Would a Stamp Duty cut help the property market?

More than three quarters of Estate Agent Today readers have backed the prospect of a Stamp Duty cut. The Government is rumoured...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

When will parts B and C of upfront info reforms materialise?

Trading Standards has insisted it is still on track to introduce parts B and C of material changes rules for property...

31 October 2023

From: Breaking News

ESTAS Awards include new categories marking industry excellence

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

24 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Prime suspects in a same-day delivery world

Proptech – it’s a people thing. It might seem like a strange thing to say but the best of tech is a...

14 October 2023

From: Features

Misleading information is No. 1 complaint, says PRS boss

Despite the announcements, the publicity, the guidance and the acres of website information, the most common complaint surrounding house sales is...

14 October 2023

From: Features

TPFG boss: Lead generation and lettings will boost our brands

The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) is working on tools to improve its franchisee brand’s use of data and digital marketing capabilities. Gareth...

13 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 do the final 100 days of 2023 hold for estate agents?

As Summer makes way for Autumn, many in the sector are bracing themselves for storm-clouds. But should they be?  Here, in his...

08 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

Shock as Phil Spencer’s parents die in 'horrific crash'

Property guru and TV presenter Phil Spencer has paid tribute to his parents after they died in a car crash at...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

'Live board revolution can generate leads for £1', says Agency Express boss

A QR code on a sales board can land agents multiple leads at around £1 each, says Agency Express managing director,...

29 July 2023

From: Features

Our award winner Marc hits the headlines again....and again!

Everyone at Estate Agent Today is delighted to announce that our Editor, Marc Shoffman, has won the prestigious Headlinemoney freelance journalist...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Hundreds’ of agents sign up to 'zero spend' portal

Challenger portal Jangle has secured its first round of funding and has had hundreds of agents sign up so far. Jeremy Rosenblatt,...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

US artist raps about estate agency ahead of Propertymark conference

Agency media brand Made Snappy 360 has come up with a rather different way of promoting its role at the upcoming...

21 June 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Exciting plans’ ahead as Strike completes Purplebricks takeover

The boss of new Purplebricks owner Strike has said he has “exciting plans” for the brands. It comes as Strike was officially...

05 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent exchanges lost purse for a property sale

A black cab may not be the most expected place for lead generation but a London agent has explained how finding...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Strike boss: Purplebricks ‘entrepreneurial spirit’ will boost our business

Strike chief executive Sam Mitchell has said he is looking forward to building a “new force” in the property industry after...

18 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Brand behind Keller Williams market centre closes amid reshuffle

The company behind Keller Williams' Evolve Market Centre - TBF Centres - has entered voluntary liqudation, Companies House documents show. It comes...

18 May 2023

From: Breaking News

TPO: More clarity needed on agency agreements

Agents are being urged to be clearer about their terms of business with clients after the public face of The Property...

15 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Organisers axe Property Press Awards

The organisers behind a prestigious property journalist awards ceremony has announced the event will no longer go ahead. The Property Press Awards...

03 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Zoopla outsources customer service to improve agency support

Zoopla has outsourced its customer service operation for agents in a move that the portal said will improve the experience for...

28 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Building safety support gaps ‘jeopardise housing market’ – warning

A senior peer has vowed to do more to ensure that leaseholders excluded from new building safety regulations get the support...

27 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Keller Williams ‘realigning market centre leadership’

Keller Williams (KW) UK has shifted around responsibility for its market centres amid speculation of closures. The self-employed agency brand’s Aspire market...

20 April 2023

From: Breaking News

TPFG is shopping for agency brands - but nothing purple

The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) is ready for another acquisition, its chief executive has said. After successfully integrating Hunters into the TPFG...

19 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks shares hit record low amid offer update

Purplebricks’ share price hit a new low during trading yesterday amid its latest update on the potential sale of the beleaguered...

13 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Strike given more time to decide on Purplebricks offer

Purplebricks remains in discussions with “credible bidders” about a sale of its business, a stock market update has revealed. An announcement from...

12 April 2023

From: Breaking News

On the move! Boris Johnson snaps up historic home

Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson is believed to have snapped up the historic Brightwell Manor as his new home. Johnson, who was...

28 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Mystery as Barclays restricts agency account access

Agents have begun reporting concerns that Barclays has suspended access to their business bank accounts. Vijay Vashistha, co-founder of online agent 99home,...

24 March 2023

From: Breaking News

AI could change how vendors search for agents - claim

Artificial intelligence (AI) tools could change the way people search for agents and property within just a few years, an industry...

23 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Future of Douglas & Gordon lettings book is confirmed – but who's running sales?

Mystery surrounds the current position and owner of the Douglas & Gordon sales business as documents reveal the events that led...

21 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks shares boosted by takeover rumour

News of a potential takeover gave Purplebricks’ share price a boost yesterday. Its share price rose 15.5% in a day after Estate...

16 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks confirms interest from Strike

Purplebricks has confirmed that it has been in discussions with online agency rival Strike regarding a potential takeover offer. As reported by...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Strike ‘interested’ in Purplebricks takeover

Online agency brand Strike is believed to be considering a bid for beleaguered rival Purplebricks. A source close to the talks has...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Reader poll: Is the dress code dead?

Around a third of agents still have some sort of dress code at work while almost half are kust expected to...

06 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Bring back Bruce? Sack Pindar? What’s next for Purplebricks? 

Purplebricks’ share price hit a new low last week after it announced a strategic review that could lead to the sale...

20 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Reader poll: Do you charge for AML checks?

A majority of Estate Agent Today readers have revealed they do not charge for anti-money laundering checks but around a quarter...

15 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Elon Musk suspends UK property group from Twitter - but why?

A property consumer group has had its Twitter account suspended and its bid to be reinstated has failed - and it...

14 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks criticised over new £60 AML fee

Purplebricks has begun charging buyers and sellers a £60 fee for anti-money laundering (AML) checks. An online message to potential buyers interested...

08 February 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Agents Do Charity - on your feet for good causes

Agents and property professionals have been getting on their feet for charity this week. If there are charitable endeavours you think the...

03 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Strike boss: We remain ‘powerful’ despite job cuts

Strike chief executive Sam Mitchell has blamed uncertainty since the September mini-Budget and rising mortgage rates for making the market more...

30 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Reader poll: Will ROPA rules improve agency standards?

Half of Estate Agent Today readers agree that industry regulations and minimum qualifications will improve standards in the sector but a...

30 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Spectre unveils AI tool for agency prospecting

Artificial intelligence (AI) tools are making their way into the estate agency sector. Many people will be aware of the ChatGPT AI...

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

Conveyancing boss: ‘Blame game’ won’t improve transaction delays

The “red tape ridden” system of buying a home is to blame for transaction delays more than individual conveyancers, agents or...

13 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency boss: How I manage to charge 2% fees

A Keller Williams agent has revealed how he gets clients to happily pay 2% and he is calling on others to...

11 January 2023

From: Breaking News

My First Property Sale: eXp UK's Ben Moore on his first completion

An eXp UK agent has highlighted the importance of personal branding and his own beard in securing property sales. Ben Moore, who...

06 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Was there a Boxing Day property listings boost?

Agents are preparing to return for a full week of work as the festive period comes to an end, but was...

03 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

Zoopla: Market crash predictions are overstated

Talk of a housing market crash is overstated, Zoopla’s chief executive Charlie Bryant has claimed. Speaking in an exclusive video interview with Estate...

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

Property Natter – the five biggest property moments of 2022

As we get ever closer to 2023, this final Natter of the year is dedicated to the five biggest property moments of...

17 December 2022

From: Features

24 agency brands among latest firms fined for AML breaches

HMRC fined 24 estate agency and property businesses for anti-money laundering (AML) breaches between April and June 2022, new figures show. The...

16 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Ex Boris Johnson adviser unveils housing-focused London Mayor campaign

A former adviser to Boris Johnson who is running to be the Tory candidate for London Mayor has promised to put...

13 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents trial ‘fair data sharing’ to speed-up transactions

Agents have begun trialling a new common technology framework devised by a committee within the Home Buying and Selling Group (HBSG)...

07 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: Restoring Trust In Estate Agents

I wasn’t completely surprised to read here on Estate Agent Today that our industry remains near the bottom of the league...

06 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency sector facing one fall-through per minute - claim

The estate agency sector is close to being hit by a fall-through per minute as an industry veteran warns that the...

05 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Portals rule out cost of living fee cuts for agents

The major property portals have ruled out cuts and discounts to agency fees amid the cost of living crunch. Estate agents, like...

02 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Angels Media unveils social media leads service with Facebook pro

Estate Agent Today publisher Angels Media and Facebook expert Paul Long have teamed up to launch a new social media lead...

01 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents urged not to panic sell amid turbulent times

Agents have been warned against “panic selling” when seeking an exit amid the tougher economic conditions. Lucy Noonan, founder of property sector...

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

Purplebricks ‘too focused on brand over customer experience’ – claim

Purplebricks has got itself into a bind due to its addiction to brand awareness over addressing the customer experience of paying...

25 November 2022

From: Breaking News

One month to go! How are you marking the festive season?

It’s beginning to feel a lot like… ok we will stop there but if you are already getting into the Christmas...

25 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – is this the end for fixed-fee online estate agency?

Aside from all the news surrounding the Autumn Statement this week, which will have a significant bearing on the property market...

19 November 2022

From: Features

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

Regional agent: How I went carbon neutral

The COP27 UN Climate Conference may be over but environmental challenges remain and one agent is urging others in the sector...

18 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Slower sales market is encouraging hesitant vendors - claim

Properties are taking longer to sell but this is encouraging other previously hesitant vendors to put their home on the market,...

17 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Land Registry expects ‘minimal disruption’ if strike goes ahead

The Land Registry has said it anticipates ‘minimal disruption’ if a civil service strike goes ahead. Civil servants across 126 public sector...

16 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents facing sales delays amid possible Land Registry strikes

Estate agents could face new transaction delays after the Land Registry and its Scottish equivalent were among Government departments and civil...

15 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Estate Agent Today named Trade Publication of the Year

Estate Agent Today was named Trade Publication of the Year at the Property Press Awards last night. The title beat tough competition...

15 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Who is the latest Housing Minister?

The Government’s latest Housing Minister Lucy Frazer brings plenty of property experience as a landlord and has also indirectly received donations...

10 November 2022

From: Breaking News

New 'free to list' offering aims to fix 'broken portal market'

A co-founder of new free-to-list portal Jangle has outlined how the new business aims to disrupt the property listings market. Prime property...

08 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents should ‘risk-score’ buyers in tougher market - claim

Agents should consider risk-scoring buyers and refocus on customer experience in the face of the more challenging housing market, a senior...

07 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Video or virtual tours? Agents urged to use both in the right place

Video and virtual tours have an important place in property marketing but should be used on the most appropriate platforms, FocalAgent...

04 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency boss: Viewing figures show strength of the housing market

The number of viewings per sale should be used as an indicator for the health of the housing market, a senior...

03 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Boomin goes bust but Agents Together project unaffected

Challenger portal and property platform Boomin informed staff that it was calling in liquidators yesterday. As first reported by Sky News, the...

01 November 2022

From: Breaking News

‘We are sorry’ – Boomin confirms it is entering liquidation

Boomin users have been emailed this afternoon to confirm that the challenger portal has “reluctantly” been placed into liquidation. An email from...

31 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency reviews website helps firms tackle ‘incompetent’ valuations

Agents can now use vendor feedback from allAgents to access and print reports demonstrating how accurate their market appraisals are. The reviews...

28 October 2022

From: Breaking News

The end for Help to Buy - but who has it helped?

Buyers have until 31 October to reserve a new-build and apply for Government-backed finance before the government’s Help to Buy Equity...

26 October 2022

From: Breaking News

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