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Property Natter: ‘the only way to bring about change is to be proactive’

In this latest ‘Women in Property’ edition of the Natter, I check in with Collette Allen, who was recently appointed as...

28 May 2022

From: Features

Agents doing what they've always done cost viewings

There are many myths about using virtual tours to sell or let properties. The most common perceptions are that virtual property...

28 May 2022

From: Features

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

Agents Do Charity - travelling far and wide

Agents and property professionals are travelling far and wide to raise money for charity, plus there is a new way to...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property world pays tribute to industry veteran Michael Brecker

Stanley Michael Brecker, an iconic and revered figure on the London commercial property scene for more than 60 years has died...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Financial services boosts Belvoir's revenue

Belvoir has reported that group revenue is up 14% in the first four months of the year, helped mainly by its...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Should agents ditch work mobiles to reduce carbon emissions?

A mobile phone may be a decent perk for agents and seen as essential for communicating while out on the road. But...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Software integration aims to boost agent instructions

Estate agency software provider Street.co.uk has announced an integration with lead generation tool Spectre to help agents secure instructions. Agency firms that...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency bosses urged to rethink how they attract staff amid talent shortage

The pool of candidates for jobs in the estate agency sector appears to be shrinking. It comes after official figures showed overall...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents back claims that pay is too low, but how does it compare globally?

Almost three quarters of property professionals agree that estate agent pay is too low. A poll conducted by Estate Agent Today found 73%...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sales instructions hit new highs

Agency listings appear to be on the rise with major brands seeing a spike in valuations and instructions. Data from national agent Jackson-Stops...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Fine & Country reveals the secrets of premium estate agency

Fine & Country has been revealing the secrets of running an premium estate agency. The agency brand is currently hosting a Masterclass...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Spicerhaart staff share emotional stories as conference returns

Spicerhaart’s annual conference and awards ceremony returned earlier this month after a three-year hiatus caused by the pandemic. The company’s two day...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Ex-estate agent: 'Low pay and high pressure made me quit the sector'

An anonymous ex-estate agent has revealed how poor pay and high pressure forced them to quit the profession. The mystery agent said...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers need a 112% larger deposit compared with 10 years ago

It is no longer significantly cheaper to rent compared with making monthly mortgage payments, Rightmove claims, but raising a deposit remains...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry Views - Michael Gove and His Dead Cat

In retrospect, it was perhaps inevitable that the infamous dead cat would come into the debate over government housing targets and...

21 May 2022

From: Features

Tech can help agents expand and improve their bottom line – here’s how

Technology can be utilised to grow and advance a company's income. That’s not a new or controversial statement, but here I...

21 May 2022

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - walking, running and kicking for Ukraine

Agents have been getting active in recent weeks to raise money for Ukrainian refugees. Fundraising activities range from office-based collections and referencing challenges...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property data company hits back amid watchdog's merger concerns

Property data company Dye & Durham has promised to “work collaboratively” with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) after the watchdog...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Google is the battleground for vendor instructions - claim

Google rather than the portals is the starting point for sellers finding an estate agent, a survey claims. A survey among 2,000...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Back of the net! Scottish agency partners with Premiership football club

Scottish estate and lettings agent Stonehouse has sealed a new partnership deal with Aberdeen Football Club. Stonehouse, an Aberdeen-based sister brand to...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Regional agency staff celebrate combined 75 years of service

Sussex-based estate agent Mishon Mackay is celebrating 25 years of sevice each for three of its staff members. Sarah Fitzgerald, Sarah McCarthy,...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Competition watchdog blocks property data merger

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has warned that it may block the merger of two property search firms as it...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry charity aims to boost agent focus on wellbeing

Industry charity and mentoring group Agents Together is planning to help firms prioritise mental wellbeing. It has developed a checklist that agents...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - which are genuine, which are pure money-making machines?

With new and exciting PropTech solutions approaching the market, Nathan Emerson, CEO of Propertymark, discusses some of their relevance and whether...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers ‘willing to pay more’ for most energy efficient homes

Almost half of buyers would be willing to pay more for a property with a high energy efficiency rating, research suggests. It...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Hamptons boosts international offering with new acquisition 

Hamptons has created a new international department after its latest acquisition. The agent this week revealed it has acquired Venres, a specialist...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Proptech firms partner to boost agency offerings

Agency proptech supplier Muuvo has partnered with Canopy to provide its RentPassport and RentTracking products. Muuvo provides software for agents to help...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sales slowdown? Portal data suggests transactions are taking longer

There are signs that properties are starting to take longer to sell. A lack of stock in recent months has meant agents...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Home hunters urged to go offline to find agency stock

Buyers are being urged to ditch their laptops and hit the streets to find a property. The property market is currently hampered...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank warns property market against talking itself into recession

Buyers and sellers should focus on the Bank of England’s actions rather than words when it comes to the housing market,...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Extending Right to Buy won’t fix the housing shortage

Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced that he is considering extending Margaret Thatcher’s Right-to-Buy scheme, that gives council tenants the chance to...

14 May 2022

From: Features

Agents - give yourself a Mental Health Day

With this week being Mental Health Awareness Week, Sam Hunter - COO at Homesearch and a keen mental health advocate -...

14 May 2022

From: Features

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

The Renters' Reform Bill is back on the table - here’s what we need to see next

After years of delays and upheaval, the Renters' Reform Bill finally appears to be back on the agenda, in an effort...

14 May 2022

From: Features

Agents urged to go 'further and faster' on upfront information

A senior industry figure has called for upfront information changes to move faster to boost market confidence amid the cost of...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - bikes, boats and Bond

Fundraising efforts featuring bikes, boats and James Bond all feature in this week's edition of Agents Do Charity. Remember, if you have...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Knotweed season: New research reveals hotspots for the invasive plant

New research has revealed the regional hotspots where Japanese knotweed has been identified. The data could be of interest to estate agents...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

New material information rules will benefit consumers and agents

Millions of people use online property portals every year to conduct their property search, whether it be for sales or for...

11 May 2022

From: Features

Rightmove boss: ‘I have fantastic relationships with agents’

The outgoing chief executive of Rightmove has claimed he has a good relationship with the portal’s customers. It was announced this week...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Speedy sales adding fraud risks for estate agents – warning

Speedy property sales may not be as good as they seem, an industry figure has warned. Recent figures released by Rightmove indicate...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Fast sale firm recruits estate agency veteran from Hamptons

Former Hamptons and Countrywide executive Phil Tennant has joined US-style fast buy firm UPSTIX. Tennant has been recruited as chief operating officer...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Maths genius’ claims to have removed the need for agency floorplan software

A former letting agent claims to have removed the need for estate agents to use floorplan software. Mark McCorrie, who describes himself...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Queen’s Speech: What agents can expect as future laws are laid out

The government’s legislative agenda will be set out this morning in the Queen’s Speech and there are plenty of potential laws that...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Long way to go’ for equality in estate agency - claim

Two senior agency figures have suggested there is more work needed to level the playing field for women in the sector. The...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove’s share price hits two-year low amid CEO exit 

Rightmove’s share price hit its lowest level for two years yesterday after it was announced that its chief executive is stepping...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to embrace tech as demand grows for shorter working week

Agents are being urged to make better use of technology to balance calls for a shorter working week and consumer demand...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer - Reassuring Vendors In A Changing Market

There seems a consensus amongst agents, analysts and amateur pundits alike that the market will stay relatively strong for some months,...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Right To Buy - what on earth is government playing at?

What a difference two months and some local elections make. Cast your minds back to March 9 and the annual report of...

07 May 2022

From: Features

Insight - is it Time to Stamp Out SDLT?

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) has long been the bugbear of many property transactions. Even the very wealthy will lose interest...

07 May 2022

From: Features

Why speedy transactions could be leaving the door wide open to fraudsters

In this guest piece, Colum Smith, a property expert at law firm Taylor Rose MW, sets out why speedier transactions could...

07 May 2022

From: Features

POA: So how many agency listings could be 'unlawful?'

Agency trade bodies have backed the “clarity” provided by Trading Standards after it deemed “price on application” listings unlawful. It comes as...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers urged to get moving on a mortgage as rates hit 13-year high

Buyers are being urged to act now to secure decent mortgage pricing as interest rates hit a 13-year high yesterday. The Bank...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Prime London price growth hits seven-year high

Buyer demand has rebounded in prime areas of the capital and there is also talk of a return to competitive bidding. The...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyer demand 'waning' ahead of interest rate decision

The property market could be set for further upheaval when the Bank of England makes its latest interest rate decision today. The...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Homesearch expands north of the border following agent requests

Property data and estate agent prospecting platform Homesearch is expanding north of the border. After three years of operation in England and...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Hunters signs six-year software deal with Zoopla-backed Alto

Hunters has signed a six-year agreement to use Zoopla-backed Alto’s agency software. All of Hunters 200-plus branches and any additional offices added...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Market insights: why buyer management is vital – with Sam Hunter

In this video interview – part of a regular monthly series – Homesearch’s Sam Hunter speaks to Angels Media’s Lee Dahill...

04 May 2022

From: Features

Exclusive interview: Ex-Purplebricks agency trainer joins easyProperty

An industry veteran who helped train Purplebricks agents has partnered with easyProperty to foster its franchisee talent. The online hybrid agent is...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

More than half of homes fail to meet modern insulation standards

More than half of properties across England and Wales only meet insulation standards of 1976 or older. The startling figures, based on...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents owed more than half a million from withdrawn sales last year - claim

Agents lost out on £600,000 worth of owed commission from withdrawn listings last year, industry data suggests. Withdrawn sales are an occupational hazard...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Can ewe believe it! Agent unveils latest advert following billboard ban

If you are an easily offended Frankie Valli fan, look away now. A regional agent that was rapped by the Advertising Standards...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Leasehold reform - what do agents and conveyancers need to know?

You will hopefully have seen that the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 has now received its Royal Assent, meaning it...

30 April 2022

From: Features

Collaborative Conveyancing - is this the panacea to the home moving process?

I attended a forum in London a couple of weeks ago, which for the first time brought estate agents and conveyancers...

30 April 2022

From: Features

Busy sales market - how can agents help sellers take advantage of this bonanza?

April looks set to go down as the busiest month for house sales of the year.  And with record numbers of properties predicted...

30 April 2022

From: Features

Agency toolkit: The services launched this month to help your business

Our inbox is regularly stuffed with exciting new industry developments and tools to help agents work better.  Here are some of the...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Agency franchisees given chance to earn shares by joining Boomin

Agency franchisees with brands such as Hunters, Martin & Co, Belvoir and EasyProperty are being given the chance to sign up...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry survey launched to encourage agent and conveyancer collaboration

Property blockchain network Coadjute has launched a research project to identify ways estate agents and conveyancers can improve their working relationship. It...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Letting agents – why reconcile your client account?

Accountancy terminology can be a turn off to many business owners, understandably so given that the majority aren’t working in lettings...

27 April 2022

From: Features

Not sheepish! Agent hits back after watchdog bans 'offensive' advert

An estate agent has hit back at the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after the watchdog banned a poster advertising the firm’s...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rising house prices help boost HMRC’s tax take

Rising house prices boosted HMRC’s coffers during the previous tax year. Analysts suggest the booming housing market has meant HMRC has attracted...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency content experts to share tricks of the trade at industry conference

Three of the leading industry content specialists are set to gather on stage together for what is believe to be the...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Fast sale firm launches tool to help agents fix broken chains

A ‘quick buy’ service launched by veteran proptech innovator Giles Mackay is now looking to help fix broken chains. UPSTIX, which launched...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Going for gold! Regional agent launches £2,000 board giveaway

Estate agent HOP is offering eagle eyed Leeds residents the chance to win a £2,000 holiday if they spot one of...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

EweMove sets out three-year franchise growth plan

EweMove managing director Nick Neill has set out plans to double the size of the franchise network by 2025 as the brand’s...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency reviews site calls for tougher crackdown on fake feedback

The government is being urged to go further with its clampdown on fake reviews. A government announcement aimed at protecting consumers last...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Why Rental Reform Is Becoming More Important By The Day

It’s easy to overestimate the importance of something in one’s own industry or work, but there seems good reason for believing...

23 April 2022

From: Features

Proptech and the future of the UK’s economy and property market

Although Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement did not include many announcements regarding housing, it did provide a good...

23 April 2022

From: Features

Q&A - how can agents and conveyancers work better together?

In this Q&A, I catch up with Jesper With-Fogstrup, chief executive officer of Smoove (formerly ULS Technology until a very recent...

23 April 2022

From: Features

Q&A: What do new material information rules mean for estate agents?

From the beginning of April, long-awaited rules from the National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT) came into effect....

23 April 2022

From: Features

Insight – would a four-day working week ever work in agency?

In June, the biggest pilot scheme of a four-day working week anywhere in the world will begin in Britain, with more...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

The expansion continues…major sales and lettings deal for Linley & Simpson

A well-known Yorkshire estate agency has expanded into another of its prime locations after striking a major acquisition deal. Linley & Simpson...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity – as the industry gets back underway after Easter

First off, here at EAT we hope everyone enjoyed the Easter celebrations and didn’t eat too much chocolate! Despite the Easter break,...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

New Purplebricks CEO – what challenges will she face?

Yesterday afternoon, Helena Marston was finally confirmed as Purplebricks new CEO after all the due diligence checks that are required for...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

New Deputy for TPO as industry gears up for change

A new Deputy Ombudsman, Lesley Horton, has been appointed by The Property Ombudsman Scheme. She will work alongside Property Ombudsman, Rebecca Marsh,...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Successful Town Hall initiative expanded by OTM after growing demand 

OnTheMarket has revealed it is expanding the scope and scale of its successful Town Hall initiative in response to growing demand...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents encouraged to go green this Friday for climate change awareness

Estate agents are being encouraged to go green this Friday to raise awareness for the upcoming World Earth Day. Jerry Lyons who...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Non-vanilla’ customers turned down for mortgages, claims study

New research from Bluestone Mortgages has shown that 'non-vanilla' customers are being turned down for financial products and services. More than two...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Teenage dreams! Former agency apprentice works up to accounts technician

A former agency apprentice has worked her way up to a qualified accounts technician in under a decade. Carrie Howcroft joined Preston...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency stock ‘not hanging around’ as portal urges buyers to act fast

Agency stock is shifting faster and buyers who hesitated last year are now finding it harder to afford similar priced properties,...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Warning - new checks on mortgage applications could hit house hunters

A property expert has predicted that mortgage applicants are likely to find it 'much harder' to be approved for loans as...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

House price growth at five-month high but agents warned change is coming

House price growth hit a five-month high in February, according to Land Registry data but there are warnings that this will...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Law firm backs home moving proptech to help tackle fraud

Law firm Taylor Rose MW has acquired a stake in proptech firm SlothMove in an effort to help combat property fraud. SlothMove...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

The ex Purplebricks agents using a Selling Sunset-style approach

Netflix addicts may have come across Selling Sunset, an American series focused on the drama of US real estate agents selling...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

'Accelerated sales' promised as conveyancing network joins blockchain platform

A leading conveyancing network that works closely with estate agents has signed up to property blockchain platform Coadjute. The blockchain technology provided...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Keller Williams UK marks record month for new agents

Keller Williams has marked a record month for new agents but has announced the closure of its Bristol market centre hub...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

New analysis reveals the 'hottest' seller's markets

All regions of the UK remain in a seller’s market as the traditional spring selling season begins for agents. Housing market consultancy...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Lawyers ready to issue Purplebricks working rights claim 'within weeks'

Lawyers working on a class action against online agents including Purplebricks have said they will be ready to send a letter...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents promised new tools as conveyancing tech firm rebrands

Conveyancing software company ULS Technology has rebranded. The London Stock Exchange-listed company, which encompasses conveyancing brands eConveyancer, DigitalMove, Legal Eye and Amity...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage mayhem! Technology platform predicts 1m home loan searches this month

Mortgage search platform Twenty7Tec is predicting there could be one million searches for home loans this month. The technology company, which lets...

11 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

Client money and the regulation governing it is changing

PayProp’s recent Rental Confidence Index survey polled property professionals about their biggest concerns for 2022. Unsurprisingly, new regulations were a top...

09 April 2022

From: Features

How to Prove Your Rented Property is Safe for Habitation

As amendments to smoke and carbon monoxide alarm legislation loom for rented properties later this year, we look at how inventory...

09 April 2022

From: Features

House prices hit record high but analyst questions if now is a good time to buy

Homeowners are now earning almost as much from their property as they are from their salary after prices hit new highs. The...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Queries raised over 'two-tier' AML system for agents and developers

An industry expert has questioned the fairness of a “two-tier system” that has emerged between new builds and second-hand homes when...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Essex online agent expelled from TPO scheme

It was a quiet first quarter this year for sanctions at The Property Ombudsman (TPO). The redress scheme has revealed that just...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer - it's time to dump gazumping

You’re probably up to your neck at the start of a busy spring market but I’d hope there’s one thing most...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Lomond Group backs acquisition of independent regional agent

The Lomond Group has continued on the agency acquisition trail after backing its Thornley Groves brand to snap up Manchester-based Julian...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

The biggest problem with PropTech? All the choice it offers!

Technology developed for the estate agency industry has advanced and expanded seismically over the past decade as software vendors develop their...

06 April 2022

From: Features

Advertising watchdog open to considering SSTC listing complaints

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has said it may consider complaints about ‘misleading SSTC listings’ on portals but suggests it may...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

The Property Franchise Group plans more agency acquisitions

The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) is planning more acquisitions after a busy 2021 for buying-up agencies. The umbrella property brand, which incorporates...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards reminds agents to update SSTC listings amid legal debate

Trading Standards has advised agents to update listings once they reach the "sold subject to contract" (SSTC) stage. It comes after legal...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agent webinars - your chance to ask Rightmove anything

Agents will be able to grill Rightmove’s legal and compliance director David Cox this morning as part of the portal’s webinar...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks' 'Mr Motivator' joins Boomin in senior role

A former UK national sales director at Purplebricks has been reunited with the online agent’s founder Michael Bruce at Boomin. Paul Vickerstaff,...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Estate agency veteran joins fast sale firm

Estate agency veteran Robin Paterson has joined new ‘quick buy” service UPSTIX. Paterson, a former chief executive of Hamptons and managing director...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Watershed moment’ as estate agents and conveyancers agree to ditch rivalries

Estate agents and conveyancers have agreed on better working relationships at the first collaborative event between the two professions. There has been...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Home Information Packs - are they making a comeback?

Agents and conveyancers have signed up to a new buyers’s and seller’s property information form that is described as having been...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Professional visual images key for sales, says agent-turned-PropTech boss

Visual images are key for securing the quickest sales at the best prices, according to a formal estate agency chief who...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Search digitisation speeds up after sluggish start, claims Land Registry

A government aim to improve the home buying process by making Local Land Charge search results instantly available is well underway,...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Over And Out - An Editor Departs…

For the record, this isn’t my last Industry Views for Estate Agent Today, although by the time you read this I'll be...

02 April 2022

From: Features

Upfront Information - Light at the end of the Tunnel? 

They say that in fashion, if you wait for long enough, clothes that are hanging at the back of your wardrobe...

02 April 2022

From: Features

A smart acquisition: Vouch and Goodlord 18 months on

In July 2020, two leading lettings technology disruptors - Vouch and Goodlord - announced that they were going into partnership. Now,...

02 April 2022

From: Features

Agency to shut down following shock death of owner

An estate agency is shutting for good today following the shock death of its young owner. Last week we reported that Ciaran...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove’s hotspot league table - are you here?

Rightmove has created a league table to identify where new buyer competition is hottest across the UK housing market. Across the country...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Going Green - buyers demand more eco features in their next home

Buyers are focusing increasingly on green fixtures and fittings according to a new study. Insurance firm Aviva says the most in-demand features...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

The death of data migration – is there a solution for agents?

One of the most valuable assets to any company is the data it stores. According to a recent study completed by...

30 March 2022

From: Features

Rule change to make Equity Release more appealing to sceptics

A rule change has been introduced this week in a bid to make equity release customers reduce interest costs. The option to...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Major PropTech deal for two of the industry’s best-known names

The iamproperty group - best known for its online auction business - has snapped up cloud-based property software business VTUK for...

29 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

Boomin gives first figures on usage of portal features

Boomin chief executive Michael Bruce has for the first time given some figures on the usage of some of the key...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Behind The Scenes video series looks at how agents work

Zoopla’s cloud based software service Alto has launched a video series giving a behind the scenes look at estate agencies around...

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

Energy squeeze threatens financial nightmare for tenants and landlords

It’s not an easy time for many renters (and homeowners). The cost of living is going up across the board for...

26 March 2022

From: Features

The real life horror behind the drama - why we must be on our guard against fraud

In a new column, solicitor Colum Smith, an expert in combating fraud at Taylor Rose MW Solicitors, explains why those looking...

26 March 2022

From: Features

New London branch for agency in fast-emerging hotspot

The JLL property consultancy is opening a branch handling sales and lettings in an area of London often by-passed by rival...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - Ukraine’s humanitarian crisis to the fore

Hello and welcome to another Agents Do Charity, the weekly round up of fund-raising in our industry. Once more our thoughts are...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Sigh of relief that Sunak avoids hurting housing market

The industry has reacted to the Spring Statement by breathing a sigh of relief that nothing was likely to cause damage...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Unlocking £4.5bn of tenancy deposits is the key to the cost-of-living crisis

Earlier this month, the government’s energy regulator Ofgem announced a record 54 percent increase to the energy bill price cap. Combined...

23 March 2022

From: Features

Income Tax cut and VAT scrapped on home energy efficiency measures

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a dramatic future income tax cut, changes to National Insurance thresholds and scrapping VAT on more...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

First sign of a slowdown? Transactions drop sharply says HMRC

House sales in February were around a fifth lower than the same month in 2021, according to HM Revenue and Customs...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Are housing sanctions against Oligarchs just a waste of time?

A Russian billionaire says he no longer owns many of his former properties in the UK, raising question marks over the...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Do estate agents need more help with their mental health?

A high profile London estate agency has appointed two so-called Wellness Ambassadors to look after the mental health and wellbeing of...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

London market at its best since Brexit vote says former Foxtons agency

An estate agency says London’s sales market is now at its busiest since the Brexit referendum in mid-2016. Douglas & Gordon, sold by...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents forget basic selling skills when market is super-strong - opinion

There is a danger that some agents forget to undertake basic activities after a lengthy period of a super-strong market. That’s the...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Best ever spring market for vendors as prices hit new record

There’s been a remarkable 1.7 per cent increase in the average asking price of homes coming to the market in just...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

More leaseholders freed from doubling ground rents

Fifteen businesses which had bought freeh­olds from housing developer Countryside have now given formal undertakings to remove terms that cause ground...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

The Coming ‘Budget’ - What’s In Store For Agents?

If you want to sex-up the Chancellor’s financial statement scheduled for lunchtime on Wednesday, you’d call it a Budget or a...

19 March 2022

From: Features

Estate Agent Today: as one great era ends, another begins

This week, you will have all seen the sad news that Graham Norwood is stepping down as editor of Estate Agent...

19 March 2022

From: Features

What can estate agents learn from tech companies?

When was the time you actively learned something new from your clients or competitors? If it’s a difficult question to answer quickly,...

19 March 2022

From: Features

Client Accounting – Why Outsource?

In this guest feature, Chris Mason, Operations Director at The Letting Partnership, outlines why agents might want to consider outsourcing client accounting. The...

19 March 2022

From: Features

‘Property United For Ukraine’ - how agents can help

A new service has been set up by Agents Giving to highlight how the industry can help the humanitarian effort in...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Question marks remain after death of young Estate Agent

A coroner says there is insufficient evidence to determine the cause of death of a 23-year-old estate agent found on a...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - spreading light through these darker times…

Hello and welcome to the weekend, and another ADC - our chance to pay tribute to fundraisers throughout our industry. Want to...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Foxtons “fails” so should be sold off, says latest angry investor

A Canadian investment fund with a roughly two per cent share in Foxtons is arguing for the agency to be put...

17 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Fees: Vendors are NOT after the cheapest agents - claim

An estate agent who has now become a PropTech entrepreneur says fees are absolutely not what makes a vendor choose who...

17 March 2022

From: Breaking News

How to attract high-value landlords using a data-driven approach

A shift is occurring in the rental market across the UK. The Government is planning to reform the sector with increased...

16 March 2022

From: Features

Tragedy as campaigning agent dies just days after cancer diagnosis

A popular and respected estate agent in Essex, who also campaigned nationally against homelessness, has died just days after bing diagnosed...

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Award-winning new editor for Estate Agent Today from next month

Estate Agent Today is to have a new editor from April 4. He is award winning journalist and podcaster Marc Shoffman who...

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks de-lists another property after unacceptable vendor comment

For the second time in recent weeks, Purplebricks has de-listed a property after an unacceptable comment by the seller on social...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Are Reviews Faked? Trustpilot bats away claims of ignoring breaches

The international reviews service Trustpilot has batted away criticism from a property website that it ignores breaches of its guidelines. Last week,...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents braced for third interest rate rise as economic woes grow

Storm clouds continue to gather over the UK economy with growing inflation, another likely interest rate rise, and a warning from...

14 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Founder of successful 12-branch agency network dies

A veteran estate agent who set up his own business in one of Britain’s most popular locations is being mourned after...

14 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter: agency with a new concept and terrific fundraising

As regular readers will know, I like to use this column to shout out about the independent agents who are the...

12 March 2022

From: Features

From Poacher to Gamekeeper - Levelling Up from Agent to Developer

The path from agent to developer is not easy, but it is a relatively straightforward one, if you are willing to...

12 March 2022

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - fantastic work for Ukraine in its hour of need

Hello and welcome to this week’s ADC, an opportunity for see how selfless our industry can be at times of hardship...

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Ukraine Crisis helps property retain status as safe investment

Moments of major international uncertainty such as the Ukraine crisis lead to property being regarded as a safe investment. That’s according to...

10 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer wants buyers to have maximum upfront information

Phil Spencer is teaming up with a PropTech supplier to help buyers have the maximum volume of upfront information. Spencer’s Move iQ...

09 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Sharp fall in mortgage products as market starts to tighten

There’s been a marked reduction in mortgage product availability for a second consecutive month.  Independent mortgage market monitor Moneyfacts says there are...

09 March 2022

From: Breaking News

COLLABORATION: THE SOLUTION AND THE BIGGEST PROBLEM FOR THE PROPERTY INDUSTRY

Ben Ridgway and Jamie Cooke, co-founders of iamproperty Group brought together industry leaders in a recent roundtable to discuss the challenges...

08 March 2022

From: Sponsored Content

New transaction concept could complete a sale in a week

A new ‘quick buy’ service has been announced which would mean that sales could be completed in a week, providing a...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Windfall for Foxtons investors as agency launches £3m share buy-back

Foxtons has this morning launched a £3m share buy back programme, representing a major windfall for its investors. A statement from the...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

London agency given three-years-in-a-row top reviews award

A London estate agency has won a rarely-awarded gong from the Feefo reviews service - and the company says it’s testimony...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Confiscate oligarchs’ homes and sell them to raise cash for Ukraine - call

The Mayor of London is demanding ministers take sanctioning Russian oligarchs seriously by moving immediately to seize assets that can then...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Instagram is inspiration for new bespoke estate agency

An estate agent who has spent eight years working for traditional agencies has now set up his own hybrid operation, using...

07 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Jobs Today - a bumper bundle of new movers in agency

Welcome to the latest edition of Property Jobs Today, your chance to catch up with who’s going where and why in...

07 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Veteran agency boss stands down after 23 years with company

Glynis Frew will be stepping down as managing director of franchise giant Hunters from the end of this month after 20...

07 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Review row over company making allegations about OnTheMarket

A row has broken out over a company which has made allegations about Trustpilot reviews of OnTheMarket. A company called KwikChex says...

07 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Will The Lights Go On Again In Central London?

Almost exactly a decade ago I wrote a blog on the back of a spate on mainstream news stories about prime...

05 March 2022

From: Features

Predictions 2022 - an interview with Simon Shinerock

Peta Milne, founder of Instagram growth and PR service Monimo, and a content writer at Choices Estate Agents, recently sat down...

05 March 2022

From: Features

Will ‘upfront information’ go from buzzword to conventional practice in the year ahead?

Of the many industry buzzwords, I suspect “upfront information” was up there as one of the most widely used in 2021....

05 March 2022

From: Features

Phil Spencer: Time for agents to grab the gavel as market slows

The market’s likely to slow this year as the rising cost of living saps some buyer confidence, so agents are understandably...

04 March 2022

From: Breaking News

A message to agents? Third of self-employed worse off than in 2019

The findings of a new survey may make worrying reading for agents who have taken the self-employed route as agency business...

04 March 2022

From: Breaking News

More listings and inflation woe signal price growth slowdown - Zoopla

A new housing market snapshot from Zoopla suggests that in the supply of homes coming to the market has triggered a...

04 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - for so many heart-breaking, heart-warming causes

These are undeniably darker days as news comes through of a humanitarian crisis in Ukraine - we have the first agency...

04 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency reveals PropTech breakthrough after year-long research project

Hybrid agency EweMove has this morning announced that it’s moving all of its 170 branches to a new fully-automated cloud-based system...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Government may seize homes of key Russians without compensation

The government is considering seizing British property owned by Russian oligarchs on the sanctions list without paying compensation. The Financial Times says Housing...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Boomin boss and buoyant agents say no sign yet of housing market slowdown

The founder of fledgling portal Boomin says the latest Nationwide house price index findings demonstrate that there’s no sign yet of...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Estate Agents warned to ensure screening procedures are up to date as the Government toughens sanctions on Russia

Estate agents and other property businesses need to ensure their customer screening processes are robust and up to date following extensive...

02 March 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Affordability is the issue of the rent control argument

The hot topic of rent controls has remerged in recent weeks, with passionate voices on both sides of the argument speaking...

02 March 2022

From: Features

Going paperless - simplified eSignature experiences made for agents

For all sales and letting agents, accelerating your business to new heights is a number one priority. You can’t be losing time...

02 March 2022

From: Features

Sellers don’t switch agents so touting doesn’t work - claim

A popular myth suggesting 50 per cent of homes sell with a second agent, is simply untrue. That’s the claim from property...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

No chains mean fast sales - but hefty premiums too

Properties selling without a chain not only sell more quickly, as one might expect, but also appear to attract a substantial...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Chris Watkin: “I had to find out more” - property expert checks out Lifesycle

Well-known property expert and video interviewer Chris Watkin independently investigates how one piece of software is having such a big effect...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Alto Q&A: New features and integrations agents need to know about

We know that agents rely heavily on property software solutions to run their agency, particularly to ease the burden of administrative...

01 March 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Busted - newspaper reveals scandals behind self-employed agents on TV

A national newspaper has lifted the lid on what it alleges to be the backgrounds of high-end self-employed agents who feature...

28 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – meet the blockchain network quietly taking agency by storm

Until a few years ago, you would have been forgiven for not knowing who or what Coadjute was. But the company, founded...

26 February 2022

From: Features

Q&A with the RLBA - what are property logbooks and why are they important?

In the last two years digital Property Logbooks for our homes have moved from concept to reality with almost a quarter...

26 February 2022

From: Features

Opinion: The property sector should take action now, not wait for the Economic Crime Bill

The outcome of the Ukraine crisis is far from certain, but one thing has become abundantly clear. The long-overdue Economic Crime...

26 February 2022

From: Features

Rightmove reveals big rise in fee income and launches agency training initiative

There’s been another large rise in fee earnings for Rightmove this morning, as the portal softens the blow by announcing a...

25 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks shares hit new low as Ukraine fears hit UK property sector

Share prices of estate agencies and property companies plummeted yesterday as tensions continued to rise following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Purplebricks...

25 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - light to get through the darkest days

No matter how dark the news, there’s light in our industry thanks to so many agents and suppliers doing good deeds....

25 February 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

Searches not revealing new road schemes, claims angry conveyancer

Property searches are not showing up some new road schemes because they are classified by local councils as planning consent for...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

An outlook for the rental market in 2022

The rental market is recalibrating after Covid, and this is evident in the latest data from Zoopla’s rental index. For 18 months...

23 February 2022

From: Features

Lawyer says some agents can’t cope with more regulation

A leading property lawyer says some agents will struggle to meet the demand for more ‘material information’ put forward by Trading...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

SmartBoards - OnTheMarket's dynamic QR codes generate leads for agents

OnTheMarket has inked a deal with Kremer Signs to supply agents with Smartboards to be added to For Sale signs -...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today: what does prospecting look like in the current market?

In the first few months of 2022, agents have experienced some of the lowest stock levels in several years. The number...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest rates and inflation won’t blow housing market off course - claim

One of the country’s leading agencies says the recent and expected interest rate rises, and the surging inflation, will not blow...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Alert - new info must be included on all property listings

Trading Standards and the government have jointly announced compulsory new data which must appear on property listings. A property's council tax band or...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Star Quality - leading estate agency hires a Mystic Meg

Normally estate agents are rightly proud of their professional abilities to provide expertise to vendors when it comes to selling -...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Knowledge is power - why PDTF is a positive step forward for buying and selling

‘Knowledge is power’ goes the old saying, and one variation on that theme is a quote from academic, Robert Boyce, who...

19 February 2022

From: Features

Agents - how to spot and stop fraud

Alexander Siedes, CEO of Homeppl, reveals the top five ways people try and commit tenancy fraud and how to spot and stop...

19 February 2022

From: Features

‘Could be tough times ahead for the housing market’ - warning

A financial analyst says there could be tough times ahead for the housing market, despite another upbeat set of figures regarding...

18 February 2022

From: Breaking News

New branch office will “redefine estate agency experience”

A company that sold a record 465 homes in 2021 has invested in a new office which it claims will “redefine...

18 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - don’t get blown away in the storm!

It may be blowing a gale outside but we’re safe and warm here reading about our industry’s great work for good...

18 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Allegation of agency staff at ‘drugs party’ in branch

The Mail Online website alleges that an after-hours party at an estate agency office involved staff apparently inhaling drugs from balloons. The...

17 February 2022

From: Breaking News

It’s tough going for High Street agents says online boss

The shortage of stock in the current market is making it tough for High Street agents according to one of the...

17 February 2022

From: Breaking News

New homes boast of energy efficiency as price hike looms

Research by new homes sales service Unlatch has revealed how much cheaper energy bills are for new-builds, saving as much as...

16 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Will Purplebricks quit stock market or 'do a Countrywide'?

Seven years after it launched on the London Stock Market, speculation continues that Purplebricks may be about to de-list and return...

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency heralds “truly remarkable” change in market conditions

An agency is warning some house hunters that they face a more competitive time this year following a “truly remarkable” change...

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Levelling Up to give house prices an average 3.6% uplift

The government’s heavily publicised Levelling Up initiative could benefit the UK’s overall property market by approaching £96 billion, it’s been claimed. Some...

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency service rebrands after legal threat from easyJet

A new company claiming to save money on buyers’ legal and estate agent fees has been forced to rebrand. Easyfees - launched...

14 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – events for agents to look out for in the first half of 2022

Property events and functions are now back in full swing, with 2022 likely to be the first ‘normal’ year for this...

12 February 2022

From: Features

Insight - an estate agents’ guide to AML

The UK property industry has long been a target of fraudsters due to the low levels of transparency and the fact...

12 February 2022

From: Features

Cyber-security in 2022: what do agents need to know?

I’m sure most readers would agree with me that cyber-security is vitally important for almost any business, particularly those businesses like...

12 February 2022

From: Features

Going granular - why digging deep into residential property data is a must

With the new year in full swing, agents around the UK are likely to be making changes to the way they...

12 February 2022

From: Features

How the property sector must adapt during the year ahead

If 2020 was the year of survival, then 2021 was about the post-Covid boom. The impact of the pandemic on the...

12 February 2022

From: Features

Success for young PropTech founder helping first time buyers

A young entrepreneur has won an award for creating an online service making it simpler for couples to buy their first...

11 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - the getting-close-to-Valentine’s-Day edition

Hello and if it’s Friday, it’s definitely the day for Agents Do Charity. We’re leading up to Valentine’s - a neat opportunity...

11 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency celebrates adopting self-employed business model 25 years ago...

The chief executive of Belvoir says his agency has had 25 years of significant financial and business success - and much...

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC tax windfall follows new stamp duty surcharge

Stamp duty statistics show that the introduction of a two per cent surcharge on residential properties by overseas buyers, means HM...

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Massive rise in first time buyers’ contribution to housing market

There’s been a huge rise in the amount of money contributed to the housing market by first time buyers. They paid over...

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Energy efficiency increasingly vital to buyers - claim

Features often overlooked by agents and buyers now, such as double glazing and insulation, are likely to become high up on...

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Achieve excellent sales and lettings performance with PropTech

MRI Software explores the use of PropTech to enhance the performance of the sales and lettings processes and how to select...

09 February 2022

From: Features

Message to HMRC and Government - stamp duty is outdated

The majority of homeowners and homebuyers believe Stamp Duty Land Tax is outdated and needs reform. The mortgage lender Butterfield commissioned an...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Trustpilot hits back after attack by property reviews website

Reviews website Trustpilot has hit back after being attacked by property website allAgents.  allAgents chief Martin McKenzie is calling for Trustpilot chief...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Choice Falls - but does it mean housing market in retreat?

After a long period of improvement in the level of product choice for borrowers, February has seen mortgage availability fall for the...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Guru predicts ‘Roaring 2020s’ boom for London’s richest

The estate agent known to his thousands of followers on Twitter as Mayfair Guru is predicting a ‘Roaring 2020s’ for the...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

New housing minister named in government mini-reshuffle

A new housing minister has been named this afternoon, to replace Chris Pincher. Stuart Andrew has been confirmed by Downing Street as...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks reviews dispute takes new twist four years on

A long running dispute between reviews website allAgents and Purplebricks has come back to life - with a new twist. In 2017...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Running On Empty! Agents' inventories running almost at zero

Some regional property markets are perilously close to running out of any stock to sell. That’s the news from property data...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Allsopp fights back after criticism of first time buyer comments

Location Location Location co-presenter Kirstie Allsopp has fought back after her comments on first time buyers were sharply criticised oil social...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents are not shysters - Industry figure  rejects lawyer’s attack

A leading estate agency figure has hit back at a lawyer’s claim that agents who use exclusivity agreements are “shysters”.  Last week...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Shock move to review EPCs after rating problem identified

The current ratings of the Energy Performance Certificate are under review according to the Department for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy. A...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Property TV star tells first time buyers to give up lattes and Netflix

Outspoken TV property expert Kirstie Allsopp has told first time buyers they may have to sacrifice lattes, Netflix and gym membership...

07 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents and the law - critical webinars begin this week

Rightmove is running a series of webinars this month focused on legislation affecting agents. Tomorrow the former ARLA Propertymark supreme David Cox...

07 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour call for foreign-owned properties register

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, wants the government to put a stop to the capital being used for international money...

07 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing ministers line up to back beleaguered PM Johnson

Housing ministers have lined up in recent days to support beleaguered Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Housing minister Chris Pincher, upon hearing of new...

07 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates - Do They Matter Any More?

Here’s the odd thing about interest rates - we all care about them, but they don’t directly affect that many people...

05 February 2022

From: Features

HS2 - is the Midlands likely to benefit more than anywhere else?

As debate rages over levelling up and a north/south property divide, in the first of a new monthly column, property expert...

05 February 2022

From: Features

Boomin boss Bruce wants government help to save housing market

Boomin chief executive Michael Bruce wants government action to help save the housing market as the cost of living crisis grows.  Following...

04 February 2022

From: Breaking News

 Agents Do Charity - from here to Africa…

Hello and welcome to the latest Agents Do Charity, our weekly round-up of who’s-doing-what-good-deeds in our industry. Want to be involved? Well...

04 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgages to cost more as base rate increases

The Bank of England has increased the base rate from 0.25 per cent to 0.5 per cent. This means a typical tracker...

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket subsidiary joins Coadjute Blockchain platform

Coadjute, the blockchain network for the UK property market that claims it can radically simplify home purchasing, has revealed that PropTech...

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Data holds the key to the property market's evolution – here's why

Data, when used to its full potential, holds the key to the property market’s growth. The reason for this is the...

02 February 2022

From: Features

Phil Spencer - Agents Have Standards … So Show The Customer!

For an unregulated industry, agents have an awful lot of regulations to deal with. For example, there’s the mandatory membership of a...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing Reform proposals to change economy by 2030

The government’s new Levelling Up White Paper, revealed this morning includes a radical reshaping of the private rental sector. Section 21 eviction...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech - make APIs your best friends, agencies advised

Good-quality APIs can help agents to thrive in 2022 and beyond according to industry PropTech supplier Openview – Powered by VTUK.  API,...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Bottoms Up! Agent brews his own beer and it’s in a local pub

An estate agency has brought cheer - or should that be cheers? - to the local community by brewing a beer. Neil...

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

London still hogs property value despite ‘race for space’

The total value of all UK homes broke the £8 trillion barrier in 2021 according to Savills - and London is...

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks admits uncertainty ahead after sharp drop in revenue

Purplebricks says there’s an uncertain period ahead following a sharp loss of revenue in the first half of its trading year. In...

31 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Supply up in every part of the country according to Rightmove

The supply of new properties coming to the market is up on this time last year in every single region of...

31 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – the agency helping homeless people move closer to their own home

Our Agents Do Charity column each Friday does a fantastic job of highlighting the amazing charitable work of agents up and...

29 January 2022

From: Features

Insider insight - what does a really good inventory actually involve?

In this weekend feature, inventory expert and chair of the AIIC, Daniel Evans, sets out what a really good inventory should...

29 January 2022

From: Features

The cold facts about winter property checks

Property checks can be the bane of a letting agent’s life if left unchecked. Throw in the winter weather, and you’ve...

29 January 2022

From: Features

One year on, my perspective on running my own partnership

In this piece, Leanna Donkin from house. partnership reflects on what the last year has brought for her after a leap...

29 January 2022

From: Features

Historic Humberts wants to build on nine-office franchise network

Historic estate agency group Humberts - which was at risk of disappearing entirely just over two years ago - has opened...

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Booming estate agents buck liquidation trend despite pandemic

New research suggests that the estate agency industry has bucked the nationwide trend of business liquidation that he plagued other sectors...

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - and YOU have a say in where the money goes…

There’s an ingenious twist to one agency’s fund-raising this week, and EAT readers (along with the wider public) can have a...

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

“No market” for some prime London flats without outside space

A leading buying agency says that while prime central London’s property market shows clear signs of recovery, a weak area remains...

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Pioneering self-employed agency names latest recruit

The London agency that was at the forefront of introducing the ‘serviced office hub’ concept of working for self-employed agents has...

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Covid All-Clear - Agency reopens office after two years of closure

An agency has re-opened its head office after a two-year break because of Covid. Davidsons Estates has kept open a city centre...

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

We put AI to work on Estate Agents' data and here is what we found out!

In this guest piece, the team at Lifesycle discuss a recent experiment they did with AI and estate agents' data and...

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

For Sale Boards - agency runs competition to spot worst offenders

An estate agency is running a competition to encourage residents to photograph badly-located For Sale and To Let boards. The Basingstoke branch...

26 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Revamped ‘Personal’ agency hopes to win self-employed agents

Hunters has tweaked its earlier version of hybrid franchising in a bid to attract self-employed agents. Hunters Personal was launched with a...

26 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Sale Prices Up 25% - the housing sector with massive inflation

There’s been huge sale price inflation in the rarified high-end country estate market according to a buying agent. Jess Simpson, who runs...

26 January 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech boost for agents with Blockchain network in new deal

The PropTech network Coadjute, which says it will ultimately slash the time it takes to move house by as much as...

25 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Hammered! Young people moving towards auctions - claim

The UK’s largest property auctioneer says that there is now clear evidence of the impact the pandemic has had on the...

25 January 2022

From: Breaking News

First time buyer average age creeps up across UK

The average age at which someone buys their first home has risen to 32, up from 29 in 2011 and is...

25 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks wins praise for dropping prejudiced sellers

Purplebricks’ decision to de-list a property after the Christian vendors made anti-gay comments has won widespread support from industry figures, including...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Jobs Today - who's moving where this New Year

This is our first Property Jobs Today column of 2022 and it’s testimony to how busy our industry is right now...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Falling market share for online agencies - are they doomed to fail?

The market share of hybrid and online agents has fallen again, this time to 6.7 per cent. That figure - taken at...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Trio of agency branches snapped up by financial entrepreneur

Three of Martin & Co’s most prominent branches in the north of England are under new ownership. The Saltaire, Keighley, and Thackley...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents and Conveyancers work together? Forum aims to make it happen

The ESTAS Forum scheduled for March says its aim is to encourage agents and conveyancers to work more closely together.  “There doesn’t...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Boris Johnson’s Successor: what next for housing policies?

Will he stay or will he go? You don’t need me to say who ‘he’ is - it’s the only story...

22 January 2022

From: Features

Let the good times roll – PayProp predicts continued lettings strength in 2022

The lettings sector looks set to steam ahead in 2022 after a record-breaking 2021, despite the financial and mobility challenges of...

22 January 2022

From: Features

How to prepare for lettings in 2022 and beyond using PropTech

In this guest feature, James Dilgul, Head of Marketing at Fixflo, the market-leading repairs and maintenance management software provider, looks at how...

22 January 2022

From: Features

We survived 2021, so what has 2022 in store for estate agents?

With the drastic changes enacted on the industry over the past two years thanks to the pandemic and political events such...

22 January 2022

From: Features

Purplebricks de-lists home for sale after vendors’ anti-gay comments

Purplebricks is reported to have removed a property listing from its website when it discovered the vendors - a Christian couple...

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents’ Market Info: Britain’s Least and Most affordable locations

The Nationwide has released data listing the most and least affordable locations in Britain - background information for agents. Some entries are...

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket predicts improved profits after strong year

OnTheMarket has this morning told shareholders that its performance is ahead of expectations and it's on course to make improved profits...

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Insider gets senior Propertymark policy position

Propertymark has appointed an insider to the key role of policy adviser - effectively the position vacated last month by industry...

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Rummage4 tech acquired by property marketing platform

PropTech firm CoreLogic UK has acquired the property search and marketing platform Rummage4. Rummage4 was founded in 2015 by agent Robert May...

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

We’re Different - Agent group wants to stand out after 25 years

The Guild of Property Professionals is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a pledge to work hard this year to stand out...

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Upfront Property Info - huge majority of agents want it now

A survey suggests that an overwhelming proportion of estate agents believe the government should make the provision of upfront property information...

20 January 2022

From: Breaking News

 Lack of stock still the key reason for double-digit house price rises

Government data shows the average UK house price increasing by 10 per cent on an annual basis in November. On a monthly...

20 January 2022

From: Breaking News

No escape from phone calls, even in Microsoft Teams meetings…

If you thought checking in to a Microsoft Teams video-conferencing meeting would allow you to escape telephone calls, think again. Outsourced communications...

20 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Get ready: Blockchain is coming to a property transaction near you

Imagine a world where you, as an agent, could focus on what you do best. Building and managing relationships, showing properties,...

19 January 2022

From: Features

Rightmove hit by inflation fears for the housing market

Fears that the housing market may be seriously damaged by the worsening economy led to share price falls for Rightmove and others...

19 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty negligence claims against conveyancers forecast to rise

A law firm is warning that one of the key risks facing that industry this year revolves around professional negligence claims against...

19 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Surge in number of sellers resorting to quick buy firms - claim

There’s been a surge in the number of sellers who resort to using quick buy firms, according to the sector’s trade...

19 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Barnstorming market means six figure price rise for some owners

House prices are up by as much as £100,000 on this time last year according to a mortgage company. Research by the...

19 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

High Street firm slams “nightmare” online agents who disappoint vendors

A High Street estate agent on Merseyside has criticised online rivals for creating nightmares for vendors who are then obliged to...

18 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Goodbye Purplebricks - name disappears in rebrand of Canada firm

The name of Purplebricks - which once claimed its business model was a global success - has now been removed in...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Up! Up! Up!  Rightmove reports more buyers and more competition

Rightmove’s first housing market report of 2022 starts when last year’s ended - on a high.  The average price of property coming...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Super-rich buyers return to London as Covid subsides - Savills

London’s super-prime residential market has recorded its strongest year since 2013, according to high end agency Savills. In total, there were 522...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – my predictions for the property market in 2022

As this is the first Natter back since the Christmas break, I should like to first wish all our readers a...

15 January 2022

From: Features

Tax clampdown on second homes announced by government

Owners of second homes who abuse a tax loophole by claiming their often-empty properties are holiday lets will be forced to...

14 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Foxtons sells off London sales agency it bought last year

Foxtons has this morning announced that it’s selling off the sales wing of a rival London agency that it bought just...

14 January 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - open APIs, not the plug and go that you may think

Do you have an 'open API'? We use 'X' who have an 'open API' so we would need you to integrate with...

14 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Recruitment and staffing – how automation can help reduce the burden

Work patterns and the employee experience have changed dramatically because of Covid, with a substantial rise in home, flexible and hybrid...

13 January 2022

From: PropTech & Innovation

Covid-19 – Can you create property management visits safely?

When we all thought that the Covid-19 pandemic was coming to an end, the virus decided to throw another curveball and...

12 January 2022

From: Features

Agent Alert - “more and more” cyber attacks on companies

A warning has gone out to estate agents that “more and more” reports are being filed about cyber attacks on agencies...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket reveals new PropTech tool for member agents

OnTheMarket agents are to have access to the prospecting tool SmartMail, produced by data firm Sprift. SmartMail is a canvassing and prospecting...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents’ New Year resolution must be to slash business costs

The objective of estate agents in 2022 must be to cut their business costs and employ technology to replace - and...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

EPC changes cannot be ‘one size fits all’ - trade body

Propertymark is reiterating its view that energy efficiency and EPC changes being considered by government must take account of property age...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

The Battle For Listings - key industry webinar tomorrow

It’s the last call for agents to sign up to a ‘Battle For Listings’ webinar to be held tomorrow (10am-11am) by reservations...

11 January 2022

From: Breaking News

New Normal means fewer house sales and less lending

Mortgage lenders serving the housing market are set for a quieter 2022 after the unprecedented levels of activity seen in 2021,...

11 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: Healthy Staff mean a Healthy Business

It’s often said that agency is a people business, and I can see no reason to disagree - agents dealing face-to-face...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Jail and restraining order for ‘cruel and manipulative’ agent

A former estate agent described by a judge as being “cruel and manipulative” has been jailed after attacking and attempting to...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed: the hidden threat to 2022’s housing market

At the risk of mixing my metaphors, any mention of energy has become something of a blue touch paper in the...

08 January 2022

From: Features

The rise of outsourcing in Estate Agency

The last two years have been dramatic and decisive for many people and many businesses. Both have reassessed their work approaches...

08 January 2022

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - never too early in the year to fund-raise…

Welcome to 2022 and the first Agents Do Charity of the New Year. We’re all learning to live with Covid a little...

07 January 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Godfather’ of estate agents says larger fees would improve service

If UK agents were paid higher fees they could perform a better service to the public. That’s the view of Mark Hayward,...

06 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Big surge in first time buyers - but it won’t last…

For the first time since before the global financial crisis of 2008, the number of first-time buyers is estimated to have...

06 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove claims new records for activity over Christmas

Rightmove claims its visits over the Christmas period were its busiest ever with what it calls ‘buyer demand’ up 23 per...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Billionaires take advantage of prime London’s Covid price falls

Prime Central London’s attraction to multi-millionaire and billionaire buyers appears to have soared during the pandemic. High end agency Beauchamp Estates says...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

First figures of 2022 show housing market returning to normal

The latest figures for mortgage approvals show demand as being relatively unchanged - a development welcomed by agents. House purchase mortgage approvals...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Goodbye referral fees? Conveyancing expert’s anger over IT crisis

A conveyancer has contacted Estate Agent Today suggesting that the Simplify Group IT data crisis could be the death knell for the company...

04 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Popular and well known agent dies approaching landmark year

A well known westcountry estate agent has died just ahead of what would have been his 50th year with the same...

04 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Omicron set to hit viewings and housing market in 2022

The surge in Omicron cases and possible future restrictions are set to hit the housing market in 2022 - and may...

04 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Stand By - upsizers committing to move as agents return to work

As agents return to work after the Christmas break, here’s an insight into possible new instructions. A quarter of owners apparently think...

31 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Goodbye Gazumping - masterclass for agents next month

A webinar in mid-January will help agents get an edge on securing leads and ensuring transactions are not lost. That’s the claim...

30 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Luckiest sellers of 2021 see price rises three times the average

Areas with the biggest house price growth of 2021 have seen the value of homes rise by three times the national...

30 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Paws For Thought: Dogs key for many buyers, says agency

Dog facilities - even separate rooms for them - are now a major factor on the ‘want list’ for growing numbers...

30 December 2021

From: Breaking News

British estate agent shot dead by former tenant

A British estate agent working in Florida has been shot dead while preparing to show a property. Sara Trost, 40, was from...

29 December 2021

From: Breaking News

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

Peace breaks out between agents and conveyancers

A leading conveyancing expert says the traditional rivalry between his profession and estate agents has abated in 2021. Lloyd Davies - managing director and...

24 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Corporate agents too busy measuring targets to do real work - claim

The head of a hybrid agency has made a blistering attack on the corporate agent business model, accusing it of being...

23 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Price rises again after New Year, says conveyancing service

A housing market forecast based on conveyancing instructions says average prices will dip this month. Average prices will fall by 1.1 per...

23 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Brexit changes keep Fine & Country branches busy in 2021

Fine & Country says it’s celebrating the launch of offices in 12 new locations across Spain this year. The brand says that...

23 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Breakthrough in ground rents and leasehold controversy

A probe by the Competition and Markets Authority has led housebuilder Taylor Wimpey to make changes for the benefit of leaseholders.  Taylor...

23 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Is it time to reform the tax we all love to hate?

As we slide into Christmas, with the busiest levels of house buying since 2006 and activity still buoyant, I don’t think...

22 December 2021

From: Features

Vendors In The Money - Britain’s most expensive streets revealed

Halifax has revealed the UK’s most expensive streets in 2021 - and it’s no surprise that the very dearest examples are...

22 December 2021

From: Breaking News

250,000 homes may be unmortgageable because of insulation - claim

A surveyors’ trade body claims as many as 250,000 homes could find themselves impossible to sell or secure a mortgage on...

21 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Why do so few sellers go back to the agent they bought through?

Only one in eight sellers use the estate agent through which they purchased their home to begin with. That’s a staggering loss of...

21 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rate rises will normalise market next year - warning

UK house prices have reached an all time high - but 2022 will see a more normalised housing market thanks to...

21 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Wilde Stuff - agency's Christmas display commemorates famous author

We doff our caps to the brilliant folk at Haslams agency in Reading for their extremely attractive and clever Christmas decorations...

21 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing IT crash - company slammed for ‘wall of silence’

A consultancy specialising in data protection issues has sharply criticised the Simplify Group for its ongoing lack of communications over its...

20 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer - Now is the perfect time to reassess your agency

Christmas - time for a much-needed rest for our industry after getting through a workload which reached almost unprecedented levels in...

20 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Ski Slope, Roundabout and Snow - one agent’s Christmas video!

Welcome to Christmas week! We have a real cracker of a video for you today thanks to Jodene Schofield, a director at...

20 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

Mortgage trends and interest rates - what could happen in 2022?

As 2021 draws to a swift close, there is much speculation about what 2022 will have to offer. Despite the emergence of...

18 December 2021

From: Features

A 9 to 5 estate agent…dream on!

There’s lots of talk of people moving over within estate agency to be self-employed so they can chase the dream of...

18 December 2021

From: Features

Pay-what-we’re-worth conveyancing firm set up

A conveyancing company is asking clients to set their own fee - with some strings. Zen Move Solicitors is a year-old digital...

17 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - just eight more sleeps before the big day…

With barely more than a week before Christmas, we’re delighted to bring you more heartwarming stories from agents. Despite the difficulties of...

17 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Rightmove computes strongest sellers’ markets in the UK

Rightmove has identified the UK’s strongest sellers’ market - and it’s in Easton, Bristol. Four of the top 10 sellers’ markets are...

16 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Soaring price of first time buyer homes outstrip wages

The average first-time buyer’s home across Britain has increased in price by approaching £9,000 a year for the past decade. FTBs are...

16 December 2021

From: Breaking News

From agency to software guru: meet MRI Software’s new Agency Solutions expert

MRI Software’s newest Agency Solutions expert, Michael Connolly, made the leap from working on the front line of an estate agent...

15 December 2021

From: Features

Marketing blitz from Zoopla to include TikTok - see the ads here

A massive multi-million pound marketing blitz by Zoopla starts on Monday. The portal says the campaign will capitalise on what it says...

15 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Stop Property Fraudsters - new guide released

A new guide to help avoid property title fraud, where home ownership can be stolen, has been released by the Fraud...

15 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Boris in a slump? Things WILL get better…

Every year we at EAT are impressed by the pleasingly political festive cards sent out by the STANLEY Chelsea agency -...

15 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage borrowing set to slow after record year

Lenders’ umbrella group UK Finance has given its housing and mortgage market forecasts for 2022 and 2023 together, plus a year-end report for 2021. It estimates...

15 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Why are so many agents moving their CRM to Lifesycle?

In this article, the team at Lifesycle outline why agents are increasingly turning to their CRM. Unless you have been living under...

15 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Share Crash - Purplebricks hits all-time low after deposit fiasco

Purplebricks’ share price has hit its lowest-ever level following the postponement of a trading statement after the company admitted a blunder...

14 December 2021

From: Breaking News

5 key questions when buying a new estate agency website

A good website is no longer optional for estate agents, as no single aspect of marketing to new customers is more...

13 December 2021

From: Sponsored Content

Purplebricks delays report to shareholders after latest legal crisis

Purplebricks is delaying release of its half-year figures which were scheduled to be given to shareholders tomorrow. This follows revelations in the Daily...

13 December 2021

From: Breaking News

It’s beginning to look a lot like a normal housing market

Data out today from Rightmove shows the predictable seasonal effect of around 0.7 per cent knocked off the typical asking price. The...

13 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Tragic mystery of the estate agent who was a perfect gentleman

A coroner says there is no explanation how an estate agent suffered a cut to his wrist, which led to his...

13 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing IT crash exposes weaknesses in transaction process

EAT readers may have seen a piece in Friday’s property section of The Times about the long-running Simplify saga, which has...

13 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Six Things We DIDN’T See In 2021

We all know what did happen in 2021 - Covid and more Covid, the stamp duty holiday frenzy, a soaring rental...

11 December 2021

From: Features

Keeping pace with the property boom - effective communications are critical to real estate operations

As the UK housing market faces an ongoing boom, there’s one profession that’s certainly rushed off its feet — estate agents....

11 December 2021

From: Features

Are reservation agreements the future of agency? These agents think so!

You’ve heard me bang on about the wonder of reservation agreements for some time now, but it’s definitely the case that...

11 December 2021

From: Features

Identity theft and fraud - how it happens and how to prevent it

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on all aspects of our lives, but undoubtedly one major negative side effect...

11 December 2021

From: Features

Controversial football boss links with Bruce Brothers and Boomin

An England football manager who resigned after a newspaper sting is in a podcast series launched by Boomin and Purplebricks founders Michael and Kenny...

10 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - just two weeks before Christmas…

Hello again and with just two weeks to go before the festivities begin, there’s a definite ramping up of fund-raising for...

10 December 2021

From: Breaking News

New OnTheMarket website ditches last trace of old portal

OnTheMarket has revamped its website in a bid to shed the final connections with the portal’s failed leadership and strategy of...

09 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Agent lashes out against any relaxation of mortgage lending

An estate agency owner who is also a qualified independent mortgage adviser has hit out against the suggestion that lenders may...

09 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Stock and appraisals plummet AGAIN according to RICS analysis

There’s been yet another month of declining property listings according to the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors market snapshot. Those responding...

09 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Christmas Video - plenty of Santas in this agent’s window

We have a charming Christmas video for readers today, courtesy of Paul Higglesden of the Chatham agency Garratt Anderson & Partners. Thanks...

09 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Interest rate rise may be put off despite another house price record

Increasing numbers of commentators are forecasting that the Bank of England will not, after all, raise the base rate next week. It...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Property Fraud - how agents can combat a growing threat

Property fraud is on the rise and early in 2022 agents will have an opportunity to attend a webinar featuring a...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

All agents should be offered flexible working from Day One - call

Estate agents, and indeed all professionals, should be offered the option of flexible working when they are appointed to the job. That’s...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Top agencies announce new senior appointments

Knight Frank has appointed David Lewis as head of rural sales for Devon and West Somerset. Lewis’s career in residential property began...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Modern Method of Auction specialist invites new trainees

Online auction specialist Iamsold has opened its training programme for applications for its January 2022 intake.  Jamie Cooke, managing director at iamsold,...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Local residents’ delight - this agency’s Christmas windows are here

There’s good news for people in Newbury, Berkshire - the Christmas windows at Hillier & Wilson estate agency have now been...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

No good wishes from Purplebricks for outgoing top executive

Purplebricks’ official statement on the departure of chief marketing officer Ben Carter merely says he’s leaving at the end of the...

07 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Omicron throws housing market stability into doubt, agency admits

A leading agency has admitted that the uncertainty over the effects of the Omicron Covid variant has thrown forecasts for the...

07 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks marketing chief quits after little more than a year

Purplebricks chief marketing officer Ben Carter is quitting the company; he was appointed late last year. Carter tweeted this afternoon: “Some personal...

06 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Ban Referral Fees For Agents - petition demands government action

A petition is being started, urging the government to ban the payment of referral fees to estate agents. It’s reported to have...

06 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Divorcing couples may be charged for valuations - agent

An agent is considering charging divorcing couples because so many ask for valuations merely to calculate how they will split the...

06 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - video interview with Stephen Brown and RAN 2021!

In a first for the Natter, this week's interview is a video affair, with me posing the questions to Stephen Brown,...

04 December 2021

From: Features

How my predictions on agency and PropTech from recent years have come true

The last 18 months have been full of ups and downs, but the property market has coped remarkably well during the...

04 December 2021

From: Features

The presents agents need for Christmas to improve their business in 2022

With 2022 swiftly approaching, businesses in the property industry are likely to be reflecting on the trials and tribulations that have...

04 December 2021

From: Features

Why Meyers Home Based Agency is Attracting the Biggest & the Best

Mark Meyer, CEO, Meyers Estate Agents: “We’re on a mission to revolutionise the traditional concept of estate agency.   We don’t have...

03 December 2021

From: Sponsored Content

7 must-haves for a 2022 estate agency website

There are many features and functionalities a website must have to be successful. Ultimately, the purpose of your website should be...

03 December 2021

From: Sponsored Content

HMRC set to clampdown on stamp duty dodgers

HM Revenue & Customs is consulting on how it can clamp down on property professionals and buyers who allegedly try to...

03 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Estate agents urged to assess compliance procedures after sloppy AML checks lead to man’s house being stolen

Estate agents are being urged to ensure their compliance procedures are up to scratch after fraudsters stole a man’s identity and...

02 December 2021

From: Sponsored Content

House price rises similar to those before 2007 crash - Nationwide

Annual house price growth hit 10.0 per cent last month - and is now tracking close to the level seen before...

02 December 2021

From: Breaking News

RAN 2021! Conference and Awards tomorrow in Birmingham

Tomorrow sees the Relocation Agent Network’s first in-person conference since 2019.   The event, at the Metropole Hilton in Birmingham, will focus...

02 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Countdown to Christmas: Letting agent's guide to a stress-free holiday

While the Christmas season is usually heralded by an influx of terrible Christmas adverts, the launch of Starbucks’ gingerbread lattes, Adam...

01 December 2021

From: Features

PropTech cuts home moving time by 50% and wins cash boost

Coadjute, the PropTech platform that aims to slash the length of property transactions, has announced a further £6m investment. Coadjute is a blockchain...

01 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Fast-growing London agents make strategic acquisitions

Two London agencies have announced acquisitions as consolidation in the capital continues apace. Dexters has six new branches after the acquisition of...

30 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Labour changes shadow housing minister after just six months

Labour leader Sir Kier Starmer has promoted housing minister Lucy Powell to a more senior position after just six months. This leaves...

30 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Rightmove training for agents on how to win more instructions

Rightmove has launched its second modular training course for agents, a sale skills exercise with high profile trainer Josh Phegan. The course is...

30 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks in new share collapse as Omicron spooks investors

Purplebricks share price collapsed by another 9.6 per cent on Friday. This means the agency has lost half of its share price...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Famous Foxtons veteran rejoins the agency after 16 years

Foxtons has this morning announced that former managing director Peter Rollings is rejoining the agency 16 years after his departure. Rollings was...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

New build prices may soar to cover raft of energy efficiency moves

The price of new build homes could soar if developers are expected to pay for additional energy efficiency measures not necessarily...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Amazing - One in every 16 homes has been sold this year

By the end of 2021, one in 16 homes will have changed hands, making it the busiest property market since 2007...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News