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KEYWORD "HOP" - 100 RESULTS
General Election has caused ‘minor drop’ in market activity - claim

Around a fifth of estate agents have seen a drop in buyer activity and almost a third claim sellers have gone...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax: UK house prices ‘static’ amid hopes of rate cuts

House prices were “static” in May after falling 0.1% on a monthly basis, according to the latest Halifax House Price Index.
 The...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Winds of change set to blow through the PRS

Win, lose or draw for the political hopefuls standing as candidates in the upcoming general election, it is likely that the...

08 June 2024

From: Features

Poor financial literacy amidst the UK's Mortgage crisis

Major lenders including Barclays, HSBC, and TSB have reduced their interest rates on new fixed mortgages, offering a glimmer of hope...

08 June 2024

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - get ready to give

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

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Will housing finally get a mention in first General Election debate?

Political parties have been pretty quiet on housing policy during the General Election campaign and industry groups are hopeful that tonight’s...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency franchise brand expands into Stoke Newington

Winkworth has extended its North London presence with the opening of a new office in fashionable Stoke Newington. This will be the...

03 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Home staging expert shares selling secrets in new book

Home staging expert Elaine Penhaul has used her expertise to pen a new book on how to present a home for...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - July election could be a winner for the property market

Could it be that a politician has finally done the property market a favour? Rishi Sunak’s decision to call the general election...

25 May 2024

From: Features

New report draws roadmap for Britain's town centres

A new report sheds light on the future of UK town centres, presenting a roadmap for the revitalisation and repurposing of...

25 May 2024

From: Features

Interest rate cut hopes rise as inflation slows again

The rate of inflation slowed to 2.3% in April, Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows. It means the consumer price index...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

IMF backs health of UK economy but calls for release of green belt land

Hopes of an interest rate cut have been raised after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) suggested the UK economy is recovering faster...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Estate agents are getting better at customer service – report

Estate agency customer service appears to be improving, a mystery shopper exercise has revealed. Market research firm KnowYourMarket has unveiled its latest...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

AI struggles to pass the trust test in the workplace

Artificial Intelligence will not be taking over people’s jobs any time soon, as machine learning is trainable only with human input.  The...

18 May 2024

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - positive charitable developments

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

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

10 reasons to become a Your Move franchise.

If you’re thinking about becoming an Estate Agency franchise or converting your existing estate agency business to a franchise, here we...

16 May 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Interest rates held but agents pin hopes on falling mortgage pricing

Agents remain typically optimistic about the property market after interest rates were been held at their 16-year high of 5.25% by...

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Independent Surrey agent moves Woking office

Seymours has relocated its Woking office to a new modern showroom office in the Victoria Place shopping centre. The independent 20-branch estate...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Welsh agent unveils new leadership team

Dawsons has overhauled its senior leadership team following the retirement of popular industry figure senior partner Chris Hope. The Swansea and South Wales-based...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour - The Housing Policies Coming Our Way Soon

You don’t have to be a mind-reader to believe there will be a large majority Labour government by the end of...

04 May 2024

From: Features

PropTech Today - Three Ways To Win In A High Reduction Market

Choosing the right prospecting software can be the difference between finishing the year on a high or finishing it below target. Although...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Only Realistic Sellers succeed in today’s market - leading agent

Only realistic sellers willing to negotiate prices are successful in the current market, says one of the country’s leading estate agents. The...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Cash for agents after record numbers of properties sold at auction

The Iamproperty service says it’s seen £450m of sales in the first three months of 2024 - a record quarterly figure. Between...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Here comes Summer.... or maybe Autumn?

We all know that first-time buyers have had a tough time of it lately. Mad mini-budgets resulting in higher interest rates...

27 April 2024

From: Features

Huge survey to assess housing problems in ‘crunch county’

Thousands of people will be invited to take part in new research to help provide information on why one particularly badly...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech product claims to convert past contacts into future instructions

Homesearch is launching a new product designed to help agents convert past contacts into future instructions.  The PropTech company says its Re:Contact...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Radical reform of Right To Buy demanded by industry group

A property industry group has called for a reduction in the discounts available for council tenants buying their own home, after...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Guild reveals 20 latest hand-picked agent members

The Guild of Property Professionals has chosen 20 new member agents in the first quarter of the year.  With the property market...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate Cuts on hold after disappointing figures

Inflation has eased to 3.2% down from 3.4%, official figures from the Office for National Statistics show, the lowest level since...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Buyers 'tak' the high road to stronger market

When we talk in general terms about the UK housing market, we tend to draw a picture of generality. Facts and figures...

13 April 2024

From: Features

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

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

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark proposes ‘infrastructure-first’ approach to housing supply

Propertymark has urged the UK Government to consider other ways of boosting the supply of homes for purchase.  The Government has two...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Potential ticking time bomb for retrofit complaints awaits

The term ‘time bomb’ is sometimes overly used in the housing market, and while it has been linked to many things...

06 April 2024

From: Features

JONATHAN ROLANDE: We don’t need rising prices but we do need stability

Zoopla’s property announcement last week was welcome reading for many of us feeling a bit beleaguered by seller over-expectation, buyer lethargy...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - some cracking charitable endeavours

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

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Omaze house prize draw presenter joins By Design

A luxury real estate broker and presenter for house prize draw competition Omaze is joining premium agency brand By Design, operating in...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Property sales rise as agents prepare for spring market

Estate agents are hopeful for a busy spring market after official data showed a small rise in property sales in recent...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Former upmarket agency boss to boost staging firm’s marketing

Former global chief executive of Fine & Country Simon Leadbetter has joined home staging firm Lemon and Lime Interiors as fractional...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

30 March 2024

From: Features

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

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

30 March 2024

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - an 'egg-cellent' week for fundraising

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

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - reaching for the sky

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

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

How technology can create more certainty amidst the chaos of chain breaks

The ripple effect of a property sale that falls through is, without exception, one of the most frustrating and disappointing events...

20 March 2024

From: Features

Is The Agency UK going to do ‘a Purplebricks?’

One of the founders of self-employed brand The Agency UK (TAUK) has set out hopes for the business to dominate the...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Price expectation gap risks widening –  claim

The gap between the price a seller wants and what a buyer is willing to pay is at risk of widening,...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Best places to live revealed! Is your patch on the list?

North Berwick in East Lothian, has been named the best place to live in the annual Sunday Times Best Places to Live...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

The 'personal agent' - threat or opportunity?

Any estate agency will have noticed the rise of the “personal agent” in the industry, with interesting propositions from eXp, The...

16 March 2024

From: Features

It's time agents took a leaf out of Amazon's book

Last year was not one for the faint hearted. Now, at last, the market appears to be experiencing a gradual uptick. Recent...

16 March 2024

From: Features

Jonathan Rolande: Times to ask serious questions about the UK's social housing crisis

Last week the Government published new housing data which has largely gone unreported.  The vacuum was probably linked to the Budget, and...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - strong support

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

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

The importance of open data for building a fully digital property market

The property market is awash with data. A quick Google search and any prospective buyer can find property prices, listing history,...

13 March 2024

From: Features

Alto reveals ViewMyChain integration

Alto has unveiled its latest integration with sales progression tool ViewMyChain. The partnership means agents using Alto’s software will get direct access...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Economy brightens Budget gloom for property professionals

Following the disappointment of his Autmn statement, many property professionals were hoping for a kick-start to property sales in Jeremy Hunt’s...

09 March 2024

From: Features

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

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

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - breaking the budget for good causes

Much of the focus may have been on the Spring Budget this week but a variety of charities have received support from...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: A Budget that could see the Chancellor moving out of Number 11

When the Chancellor stood up to deliver the Spring Budget on Wednesday, those of us in the property business could be...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Spring Budget: Will there be help for housing?

Agents are hopeful of support for the property market in today’s Spring Budget. It could be the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s final fiscal...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent dismisses branch manager over offensive anti-Zionist posts 

A branch manager who appeared to celebrate the death of Jewish financier and philanthropist Lord Rothschild and call for other Zionists...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Winkworth boss warns Chancellor against scrapping non-dom status

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is reported to be considering scrapping non-dom status in the latest rumour ahead of this week’s Budget. It comes...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body reveals Spring Budget wishlist

Propertymark has added its name to calls for Stamp Duty reform and has also urged lenders to develop more affordable mortgage...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent working in Jewish area suspended after ‘hoping’ Zionists die

An estate agency based in the heart of one of the UK’s largest Jewish communities has faced backlash after one of its...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body launches project to explore LGBTQ+ inclusion

Propertymark has launched a project to boost LGBTQ+ inclusion in the estate agency sector. The trade body conducted a series of workshops...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark joins calls for interest rate cut

Propertymark has joined growing calls for the Bank of England to cut interest rates. Interest rates have been held at 5.25% since...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Government’s ‘laughable’ planning reforms overshadow ‘real-time property market’

A senior estate agent has described the Government’s pledge to compel councils to cut red tape in favour of development as...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Proptech firm launches recruitment drive to support agents

Proptech platform iamproperty has launched a recruitment campaign to boost its 575-strong team. There are more than 10 tech roles currently live, from senior...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

How can I help my loved one get on the property ladder?

Compared with a decade ago, today's first-time buyers are older, more likely to buy with a partner and more likely to...

17 February 2024

From: Features

Land Registry reveals 1.4% house price drop in 2023

Average house prices fell 1.4% during 2023, Land Registry data has revealed. The latest Land Registry House Price Index for December 2023...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Brownfield building sites ‘not silver bullet’ to solve housing crisis - warning

Building on brownfield sites may not be the silver bullet it is made out to be, the government has been warned. Housing...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

If lettings are to be dominated by mega-business, what about us hard working independents and our customers?

On the 24th of January, Adam Walker wrote a very interesting piece about the consolidation of the lettings industry where he...

10 February 2024

From: Features

From estate agent to residential building surveyor.

With a combined value surpassing £7.4 trillion, the UK’s 29 million residential properties represent a vital national asset, and for homeowners,...

08 February 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Agency app launches material information report

HOP (the Home Owner’s Passport) has released its upgraded material information report to support agents with Trading Standards compliance. The list of...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent Tim's top tips for going it alone

Five years ago, Lettings expert, Tim Lawler, wrote an article for Estate Agent Today charting his early experiences of setting up...

03 February 2024

From: Features

How can I help my loved one get on the property ladder?

Compared with a decade ago, today's first-time buyers are older, more likely to buy with a partner and more likely to...

03 February 2024

From: Features

Interest rate freeze: ‘Buyers and sellers will welcome Bank inaction'

Agents are becoming more confident about a busy Spring market after the Bank of England held interest rates for the fourth...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: ‘The best first-time buyer policy is to build more homes’

Building more homes is a better solution than mortgage schemes to support first-time buyers, a Zoopla executive has claimed. Richard Donnell, executive...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry Views - Why Are Housing Ministers So Mediocre These Days?

Sir Simon Clarke’s call for Rishi Sunak to be ousted from Downing Street may well express what many of his MP...

27 January 2024

From: Features

Industry veteran calls for code of practice for sole agency agreements

Former agency founder and property marketing veteran John Durrant has challenged Propertymark and RICS to take a leadership on the contentious...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - grassroot causes

Welcome to this week’s Agents Do Charity, our chance to salute those who do so much to help others. If your agency...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Inflation rate rises but will it hit the property market?

Inflation rose unexpectedly in the 12 months to December 2023, Office for National Statistics (ONS) data has revealed. The latest ONS figures...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Leasehold reform bill returns to Parliament – will it be improved?

Parliamentary news may have been dominated by the fallout from the Rwanda Bill yesterday but another important piece of legislation also...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Navigating economic shifts in estate agency

In this latest article from the team at Iceberg Digital, they discuss a beacon of hope for agencies looking to thrive...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

2023 - That was year that was...

As Conveyancers we operate in such a volatile market, where government economic policy can and has repeatedly made our professional lives...

13 January 2024

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - positive partnerships

Welcome to this week’s Agents Do Charity, our chance to salute those who do so much to help others. If your agency...

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage pricing hits six-month low – will this boost buyer interest?

Average mortgage rates have hit a six-month low, giving new hope to buyers looking to climb on or up the property...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

London agent unveils expansion plans

London agent Maskells has expanded further into the capital. Having opened its second office in Kensington and Notting Hill in 2021 to...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Why community work is good business for estate agents

As 2024 progresses, I expect to see an increase in the role that estate agents play in local communities. Once perceived...

06 January 2024

From: Features

Troubled town halls face even tougher times

The news in September that Birmingham City Council (‘Europe’s largest local authority’) had been forced to issue a Section 114 notice...

06 January 2024

From: Features

Brighter start to the year for developers

Chris Hemmings, Parter in Carter Jonas’ Planning & Development team We’re confident of a better start to 2024 than 2023. The news that...

06 January 2024

From: Features

Mortgage approvals hit four-month high – will activity keep rising?

The level of mortgage approvals hit a four-month high in November, Bank of England data reveals. There were 50,067 mortgage approvals in...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - strong appeals

Welcome to this week’s Agents Do Charity, our chance to salute those who do so much to help others. If your agency...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Budget date set but will it including housing support?

Agency trade body Propertymark has expressed hope that housing will be a key part of the Spring Budget after the Treasury...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Will lower inflation boost the property market in 2024?

Inflation fell to its lowest level in two years during November, raising hopes that interest rate cuts and lower mortgage pricing...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents anticipate house price drops and slower sales in 2024 - survey

A third of Jackson-Stops agents are expecting a “modest decrease” in house prices next year with some offices expecting drops of...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Social media campaign aims to promote benefits of using best agents

The Best Estate Agent Guide is hoping to take advantage of the Boxing Day bounce by launching a marketing campaign promoting...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Scottish Budget was a ‘missed opportunity’ for property market - claim

The Scottish Government’s Budget has been described as a “missed opportunity.” The update yesterday from Scottish Finance Secretary Shona Robison, outlined a...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Upstix hires head of growth to boost expansion

Quick buy firm Upstix has appointed a head of growth to take charge of boosting acquisitions, enhancing the firm's visibility and...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Cyber security - who holds the keys?

The recent cyber attack on CTS left around 80 conveyancing firms across the country commercially paralysed as the harm to their...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

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