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KEYWORD "Expectations" - 100 RESULTS
Expert tips on how conveyancers can mitigate risk of negligence claims

The vast majority of negligence claims against conveyancers are for relatively low sums of money, but the financial and reputational costs...

20 April 2024

From: Features

Franchise agency pulls plug on underperforming offices

Winkworth has revealed that it has not renewed franchises on offices “where our standards were not being met and results were...

18 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

From: Sponsored Content

How Much Will Mortgage Rate Hikes Affect the UK Housing Market?

Borrowers are currently rolling off relatively favourable two-year fixed-rate deals agreed at the start of 2022, but the pain from higher...

30 March 2024

From: Features

Optimism in residential housing in Scotland as the market proves its resilience

Stress tests are a valuable tool for measuring resilience and the Scottish residential property market was put through a fairly gruelling...

30 March 2024

From: Features

‘Ideal time’ for interest rate cut as inflation slows - claim

Inflation has hit a new two-year low as the cost of living measure slowed to 3.4% in February. The figure is down...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Seller sentiment improves – OnTheMarket

Seller confidence has improved in anticipation of the traditionally busier Spring market and interest rate cuts in the months ahead, research...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank wins customer service award

The UK Residential division of agency and property brand Knight Frank has won the ‘Best Customer Satisfaction Strategy Award’ at the UK Customer...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

What would a real property industry Budget look like?

The Spring Budget last Wednesday rounded out to be mostly a disappointment for the property industry, but it was also perhaps...

16 March 2024

From: Features

Savills: Property market appears to be past “peak uncertainty”

Savills has claimed most of the property markets It operates in are past “peak uncertainty” after posting lower revenues and profits...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - strong support

A variety of charities have received support from the property industry this week. If there are charitable endeavours you think the rest...

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

Knight Frank: Prime London market has made ‘hesitant’ start to 2024

The prime London sales market has made a hesitant start to 2024, Knight Frank has said. Despite the agent and property brand...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Why being over-ambitious with your asking price can net you less overall

The CEO of leading Scottish property portal ESPC, Paul Hilton shares why a discerning pricing strategy can improve the prospects of...

09 March 2024

From: Features

Halifax: Housing market has started strong but a slowdown is still possible

Average house prices rose for the fourth consecutive month during February, figures from Halifax show, but it is unclear how long...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

LSL agency franchisees benefiting from ‘reduced volatility’

LSL has hailed the benefits of switching to a franchise model for its estate agency brand. A trading update from the company...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Why being over-ambitious with your asking price can net you less overall

The CEO of leading Scottish property portal ESPC shares why a discerning pricing strategy can improve the prospects of your property...

02 March 2024

From: Features

Mortgage approvals rise again but sales hit a decade low in January

Mortgage approvals increased for the fourth consecutive month in a row during January but that hasn’t fed into official sales yet, data...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Take advantage of a better market

Reading the news on Estate & Letting Agent Today every day (as I’m sure you all do, too), there appears to...

17 February 2024

From: Features

Analyst: Don’t assume the housing market will be healthy throughout 2024

A drop in house prices remains likely for 2024 despite recent rises and improving sentiment. The latest Halifax house price index showed...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

LSL ‘on track’ for profit increase in 2024

LSL’s estate agency network has performed ahead of its plans since shifting to a franchised model last year. The LSL estate agency...

02 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

‘Uneventful’ interest rate update could boost property market – claim

Rightmove has recorded its busiest month since launching its mortgage in principle service in 2022 and predicts an interest rate hold...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: 'Asking prices are still too high'

Further adjustments in house prices are needed to match valuations with market expectations, Propertymark has warned. It comes as the agency trade...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Analyst raises house price expectations but warns correction isn’t over

The UK and Europe’s “house price correction” isn’t over yet but the market will perform better than expected, a ratings agency...

26 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons aims for £3m savings from branch closures as total revenue rises

Foxtons is set to close and consolidate some Ludlow Thompson branches as part of plans to save £3m this year. A trading...

26 January 2024

From: Breaking News

AI's thrills and cyber-security's chills

The property industry is no stranger to shifts in the technology landscape. The past year in particular saw rapid growth in technology...

20 January 2024

From: Features

Knight Frank: House prices will rise this year

Knight Frank has revised its house price forecasts and said it now expects average values to rise this year rather than...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Hamptons: Record number of homes sold at a discount in 2023

A record 50% of homes sold in England & Wales last year were purchased following a price reduction, Hamptons analysis has revealed. The...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

New developments look set to catch election fever

Landowners seeking to sell their land for development will have to adjust their expectations as the market, the planning system and...

30 December 2023

From: Features

Vendors must be ‘more realistic’ about auction sales - warning

Increasing numbers of auction sales are at risk of failing in 2024 if vendors don’t adjust their expectations, an auctioneer claims. Stuart...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Hamptons: Lower rates will bring some buyers back to the market in 2024

Lower interest rates and real wage growth will halt price falls next year but sales will remain lower, Hamptons has predicted  Forecasts...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents warned to prepare for ‘zombie threat’ of Purplebricks

Agents have been warned to be wary about the resurgence of Purplebricks. It comes after the online brand was taken over by...

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

Propertymark: Asking prices are too high

The number of agents reporting listings selling for under asking price has hit its highest level this year as Propertymark warns...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Rightmove: Sellers ‘getting serious’ as asking prices drop in Christmas rush

Asking prices for newly listed homes dropped by the largest rate for November in five years, Rightmove has revealed. The portal’s latest...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing market rollercoaster is ‘coming to an end’ – claim

The property market’s 18-month “white-knuckle ride” is coming to an end, Tom Bill claims. Speaking on the Guild of Property Professionals’ The...

24 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Politicians are pledging a housebuilding revolution but who will build them?

Most weeks there are stories within the property sector that quietly slip under the radar - but which hold huge significance.  Last...

23 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

What do buyers and sellers really want from their estate agent?

The stats on the slowing market are widely known, but a slowdown is by no means doom and gloom – it’s...

14 October 2023

From: Features

Jake Gann, Sales Director at Bamboo Auction

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? My name is Jake Gann and my business card says...

10 October 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Savills: Realistic pricing ‘crucial’ to keeping the market moving

Prime London property values are not falling as far as the rest of the market but realistic pricing will be crucial...

05 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing Market Weak but cautious optimism from analysts

UK housing market activity "remains weak" according to the Nationwide. Its latest house price index shows that prices declined 5.3 per cent...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank lowers house price expectations after ‘volatile summer’

Knight Frank has revised its house price forecasts and now expects a steeper market drop. The agent previously predicted a 5% fall...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents MVMT podcast: Is Rightmove house price data helpful?

Over-valuations and too much reliance on national asking price data is skewing seller expectations, agents claim. The latest Agents MVMT podcast tackles...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

LSL hails 'successful shift' to agency franchise model

LSL has described the transfer of its estate agency business to a franchise model as a success and said it expects...

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Percentage of asking price sales achieved drops

The average home seller across England and Wales has achieved 97.3% of asking price, a -2.4% drop versus the previous six...

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Evolution: Data and personalisation drive the market

Clive Humby of Dunn Humby (the Mega Minds behind the Tesco Clubcard) declared that "Data is the new oil" in 2006....

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Boost for buyers as mortgage rates drop and choice rises

Mortgage borrowers now have the greatest choice of home loan products since February 2022, Moneyfacts data suggests. It is a boost for...

13 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Property market woes weigh on listed agency and building brands

The slower sales market has started hitting high-profile agency and property brands. Agency franchise brand Winkworth’s half year results yesterday showed network...

07 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Prime buyers remain ‘unrealistic’ about price cuts - claim

Buyer expectations of price discounts are too high, a prime agent claims. Jo Eccles, founder and managing director of prime London buying...

07 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Property prices falling at fastest rate since 2009 but 'soft landing' is possible

House prices fell at their fastest rate since July 2009 last month, according to Nationwide.  The lender’s latest House Price Index shows...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing outlook remains positive, unlike England’s rugby chances

If, like me, you’re an ardent England rugby fan or indeed a fan of rugby in general, you’ll be counting down...

02 September 2023

From: Features

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

Ready or not, the digitally enabled consumer is here

Changes to consumer behaviour usually arrive in waves. Most of the time these waves are small. They drive minimal impact, with...

19 August 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Good economic news could be bad for housing market - warning

Experts are warning that the weekend’s better than expected economic news could indirectly hurt the housing market. The UK economy grew by...

14 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

House price cuts hit their highest level for nine years

Price reductions have reached their highest level in at least nine years according to estate agency Hamptons.   Some 50 per cent of...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Share Price plummets after agency group’s profits warning

The share price of LSL Property Services dropped around 16 per cent at one point yesterday following a profits warning given...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

House prices falling at fastest rate since 2009

House prices dipped at their fastest rate since 2009 last month, new data shows. The latest Nationwide House Price Index revealed average...

02 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals rise but buyers remain cautious

The number of mortgage approvals edged up for a second month in a row during June but remains below 2022’s monthly...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC: June property sales hit three-year low

HMRC has recorded the lowest level of UK property sales for the month of June since 2020. The latest property transaction data...

31 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Lloyds raises house price expectations despite mortgage woes

Lloyds Banking Group has issued a slightly more positive house price outlook despite warning of increased pressure on mortgage affordability from...

27 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent over-valuations keep asking prices higher - claim

Over-valuations remain a factor behind why asking prices haven’t fallen further yet, agents suggest. The latest Rightmove House Price Index for July...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Sales are falling but ‘right-priced’ homes are moving

The level of sales agreed has fallen below its normal market trend for this time of year but the “right-priced” properties...

17 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

Price reductions rise but sellers aren’t giving up

Agents are facing challenges of rising price reductions but fewer listings are being withdrawn and the level of fall-throughs is dropping,...

12 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Savills: Price sensitivity is changing buyer expectations

Price sensitivity and a flight to quality is dominating prime London markets, research suggest. Analysis of second quarter property market activity by...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Accelerating growth: the key advantages of implementing a CRM

By adopting a top-notch Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution, you're not only opening doors to acquiring new customers and nurturing existing...

05 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Education changes mindsets to the power of upfront material information

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

01 July 2023

From: Features

PropTech Today - By laying stable foundations today we will reap infinite possibilities

From valuations to viewings, conveyancing to completions, technology has transformed our sector dramatically and permanently. After comparatively slow beginnings, PropTech really took...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

How to navigate the tough market to your advantage

This May, we saw almost twice as many properties listed for sale across the UK than there were in May 2022....

21 June 2023

From: Features

Rightmove warns summer slowdown has come early

Asking prices have fallen on a monthly basis at this time of year for the first time since June 2017 as...

19 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage bills set to rise by £3,000 – warning

Homeowners face paying an extra £3,000 for their mortgage next year, new research suggests. Analysis from the Resolution Foundation thintank suggests that...

19 June 2023

From: Breaking News

House prices drop for first time since 2012 and more will follow - Halifax

Two sets of housing data have suggested a declining property market, with further price drops on the horizon. Halifax has recorded the...

08 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency AGMs: Lettings market helps TPFG and Winkworth remain confident 

Two major agency brands used their annual general meetings (AGM) yesterday to outline a positive view of the property market, with...

07 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent reveals market recovery in some parts of the UK

High-end estate agency Strutt & Parker says its research points to a sales market recovery underway in some parts of the...

02 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Property sales “drop like a stone” according to HMRC’s figures

They dropped like a stone - that’s the verdict on property sales from a leading business analyst. Sarah Coles of Hargreaves Lansdown...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Have we banished the ghost of Truss and Kwarteng?

In his latest column, property commentator Jonathan Rolande, provides his take on the biggest stories from the past seven days.  For a long...

26 May 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

13 May 2023

From: Features

Agency stock rises as demand and sales drop - RICS

High borrowing costs and an uncertain economic outlook remaining the main challenges for homebuyers, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)...

11 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Open letter urges Housing Secretary to help speed-up the property market

A coalition of businesses from across the property industry have united to call on the Government to do more to speed-up...

11 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks cash reserves under threat

Purplebricks has warned its cash reserves are under threat if its strategic review and sales process isn’t completed soon. A trading update...

09 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Smoove pauses agency AML product

Conveyancing software provider Smoove’s flagship agency product has been “paused.” Smoove Start was launched last year, providing a platform for agents to...

03 May 2023

From: Breaking News

The Property Franchise Group posts record results for 2022

The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) has described its sales business as ‘operationally challenging’ for last year despite posting a record financial...

18 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Spring 2023 – what’s in and what’s out in the housing market

THE PROPERTY market continues to hold pretty firm - despite fears voiced by many that 2023 would herald a crash in...

15 April 2023

From: Features

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

Time on the market rises as vendors ‘hold-out for top prices’

Agents are taking almost a month longer to sell homes than last year as the market adjusts to new pricing, seller...

11 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Savills: Sellers remain resistant as price sensitive hits the property market

The gap between prime buyer and seller price expectations has widened, estate agents have warned, with the majority of buyers expecting...

03 April 2023

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket warns mortgage repricing will hit homebuyer and seller confidence

Homebuyers should prepare for short-term volatility as mortgage rates are currently being repriced, OnTheMarket chief executive Jason Tebb has warned. Tebb warned...

21 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Top-end sellers may need to alter price expectations

Some sellers remain optimistic about their price expectations as sales at the top end of the market begin to lag, Rightmove...

20 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Savills expecting ‘challenging’ first half for 2023

Higher utility and staffing costs pushed profits down in Savills’ UK residential business last year. The property and agency brand revealed in...

17 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Budget 2023: OBR revises house price forecasts

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has increased its expectations of a house price decline. The OBR, which keeps an eye on...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing market is stirring from its slumber - claim

The property market looks to have avoided ‘heading over a cliff,’ Knight Frank suggests. Analysis by the agency brand suggests the further it...

14 March 2023

From: Breaking News

FCA ‘less bleak’ about struggling mortgage borrowers

The financial regulator has revised its own data on how many mortgage borrowers may face repayment difficulties as it calls on...

10 March 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Purplebricks backer removes board representative

A representative of major Purplebricks shareholder Axel Springer has stood down from the online agent’s board. It comes as the beleaguered brand...

07 March 2023

From: Breaking News

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