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Latest Lomond deal boosts East Midlands presence

Lomond has announced its latest acquisition within the East Midlands, bolstering its John Shepherd brand following two recent acquisitions within the...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

How can agents capitalise on the green shoots of recovery?

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

09 April 2024

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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

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

Major mortgage lender reduces upper age limit

One of the UK’s largest mortgage lenders has reduced its upper age limit in a blow for home buyers . Halifax is...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Increasing numbers of sellers are searching for ‘cheap agents’ - warning

Seller search interest for high street agents has dropped, while there has been a significant spike in searches for cheap fee...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

For long-term growth, join the culture club

“I like finance. I find it intellectually interesting – there’s lots of numbers and that’s great.” That sentence coming out of the...

02 March 2024

From: Features

Rate cut needed ‘sooner rather than later’ as mortgage pricing rises - warning

Increasing numbers of mortgage lenders are pulling decent deals as swap rates rise. Santander has become the latest high street lender to...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: What agents can learn from the Post Office Horizon scandal

Like millions of others, I watched in open-mouthed astonishment as details emerged about the Post Office scandal. I knew a little bit about...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Two high street agencies among first to join eXp brokerage model

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

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency acquirer boosts Midlands presence

Lomond has strengthened its foothold in the Midlands with its 50th acquisition since launching just three years ago. Through its John Shepherd...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

eXp UK launches brokerage model for ‘traditional agents’

Self-employed agency brand eXp has launched a brokerage model for the UK market. Such a system is already common in the US...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: Good deeds are for all year, not just Christmas!

One of the most heart-warming parts of my job is having the privilege to be the patron of Agents Giving, the...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Foxtons completes flagship office revamp

Foxtons has reopened its doors on the King’s Road, with the launch of its flagship Sloane Square office. It is the first...

17 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Hat and Home unveils new HQ

Hat and Home has opened its fifth office and a new headquarters in the heart of Sandhurst. The move centralises the agency...

01 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Ashley Day -  Director of Bristol Property Centre

Who are you, and what does it say on your business card? I'm Ashley Day, the Director of Bristol Property Centre.   What is...

09 October 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Michael Gove’s Wasted Opportunity

Talk about a wasted opportunity. The Conservative party conference - just finished, and possibly the last one before a General Election -...

07 October 2023

From: Features

Join the future of estate agency, today.

Estate agency has changed. No longer is it required to sit in a high street office working the old way. Provide a...

12 September 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Self-employed agency models to hit 50% market share - prediction

A third of agents are expecting the self-employed model to make up 50% of the market in the next decade but...

12 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents will close if they aren’t more flexible - claim

A lack of flexibility is causing recruitment issues in estate agency and could threaten the survival of firms, executives claim. Speaking on...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: What agents can learn from Wilko collapse

In his latest column Jonathan Rolande looks at the future of estate agnts on the high street.   You only need to walk down...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents ‘unsatisfied’ with three main property portals – research

More than one in four estate agents are unsatisfied with the property portals that they use, according to a new survey. An...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Government unveils latest planning overhaul to boost housing stock

The Government has set out yet another attempt to meet it manifesto commitment to build 1m homes over this Parliament. Prime Minister...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: How agents can survive the 'new normal'

In his latest column, Jonathan Rolande, founder of House Buy Fast, explains how those working in the sector can beat the...

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Former Keller Williams market centre boss discusses next steps

After six years at Keller Williams, well-known industry figure, Chris Buckler is on the lookout for pastures new and exploring agency...

12 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency reveals its buyers’ list of ‘must have’ features

More than half of prospective homebuyers looking for a new location to move to want to be within a 20-minute walk...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Much-loved agency closes after amazing 56 years in community

A popular estate agency is set to close after well over half a century in business. T Patterson Stewart Auctioneers and Estate Agency...

07 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Former TPFG training lead takes on two branches

Martin & Co’s Sheffield and Worksop branches are under new ownership, with former The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) training expert Dean...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Yopa boss: 'The online agent label is a misnomer'

The gap between online and traditional high street agents has shrunk, the chief executive of Yopa has claimed. Speaking at the Propertymark...

29 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Independent agent expands with two new offices

Independent estate agency Hat and Home has continued its expansion with two new branches announced. Three-branch Hat and Home is growing its...

15 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents on the acquisition trail

Two major agents have been on the acquisition trail this week. Chestertons, London’s oldest estate agency, has continued its expansion plans with...

09 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Adam Day: ‘I’m to blame for low agency fees’

Self-employed agency network eXp UK’s Adam Day has admitted he shoulders some blame for low fees in the sector. Speaking on the...

02 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Zero-fee agency franchise network plans US launch

A new mobile-based agency franchise network has attracted 50 agents during the first quarter of the year and is already planning...

16 May 2023

From: Breaking News

GetAgent offers Purplebricks vendors ‘£300 lifeline’ 

Estate agent comparison site GetAgent has handed a lifeline to struggling Purplebricks sellers. It has announced that it will give home sellers...

12 May 2023

From: Breaking News

LRG expands Nottingham presence with new acquisition

Leaders Romans Group (LRG) has acquired Liberty Gate, a Nottingham-based residential lettings and sales business which operates one branch in Nottingham...

03 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Poor photos make agents less competitive - claim

A veteran property photographer has revealed the ‘easy to spot’ signs that shows an agent isn’t using professional photography, warning it...

27 April 2023

From: Breaking News

EweMove awards top franchisees

EweMove has announced its Franchise of the Year as part of the brand’s10th anniversary celebrations More than 250 people flocked to the...

12 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Leaders Romans Group snaps up South London estate agency

The acquisition will boost the group’s presence in South London, and both branches will be re-branded to Portico. John Chase, director at...

05 April 2023

From: Breaking News

High street agents set for ‘fairer bills’ under business rates overhaul

Agency trade body Propertymark has welcomed reforms to the business rates system, meaning high street agents, and other businesses, could finally...

31 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Bank of England ‘unnecessarily battering’ economy with rate rises

A financial adviser has hit out at the Bank of England, claiming homeowners and business should be furious about its interest...

28 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent explains why he is thankful for Purplebricks

A regional estate agent has outlined how the rise and fall of Purplebricks has actually been a good thing for high...

21 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove market position boosted by ‘estate agent reliance’

Agents may have been slightly put out by Rightmove reporting a boom in user fees despite a drop in members, but...

06 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Martin & Co franchise acquired by new family owners

A father and his two sons have joined forces to become the new owners of Martin & Co’s St Albans branch. Kevin...

21 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - positive partnerships

There are plenty of inspiring examples of charity partnerships with property brands this week, from foodbanks to hospitals. If there are charitable endeavours...

10 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Connells Group brands to celebrate major milestones in 2023

Connells Group is marking milestone anniversaries for four of its estate agency brands this year.  Four of its brands are celebrating a...

20 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency boss: How I manage to charge 2% fees

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

11 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - a charitable start to the new year

Plenty of inspirational examples of fundraising activities by agents and property professionals have been coming in from the end of 2022. Whatever...

06 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks markets itself as ‘more affordable’ agency option

Purplebricks is marketing itself as a way for homeowners to save money while selling their home amid the cost of living...

14 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency boss: Why HSBC branch closures are good for the high street

HSBC has announced a new round of branch closures but an estate agent suggests there may be a positive side for...

06 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: Get A Bigger Slice of a Smaller Transaction Cake

Estate agents are perhaps unlikely to be modest by nature, but I’m always surprised at how much many agents know, yet...

09 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - supporting local communities

It has been a busy week for food bank collections as the temperature drops. Here are some of the ways property professionals...

04 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Opinion: Boards ARE still relevant!

The For Sale board is one of the oldest marketing tools available to agents, but it is still considered one of...

29 October 2022

From: Features

Rishi Sunak confirmed as new UK Prime Minister

Rishi Sunak has been confirmed as the new Conservative Party leader and will become the next UK Prime Minister. He will replace...

24 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Problems setting up a client account? Here's what to do

Over the last few months, The Letting Partnership has seen an increase in calls from agents who are struggling to open...

22 October 2022

From: Features

'Non-standard' mortgage borrowers warned of tougher times ahead

Hundreds of thousands of mortgage applications could fail in the coming decade as lending criteria tightens amid the cost of living...

21 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents refute making obscene gestures towards Kwasi Kwarteng

One of the stranger stories emerging from the fallout of Kwasi Kwarteng’s sacking last Friday has been news that someone in...

19 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks reboots ‘commisery’ campaign 

Purplebricks has launched a new advertising campaign that brings back its controversial “save yourself from commisery” slogan. The new radio and TV...

30 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - how can agents combat the cost-of-living crisis?

The worst cost-of-living crisis in generations is everywhere we look and agents – and the property industry more widely – are...

24 September 2022

From: Features

Propertymark queries if business energy support package goes far enough

The Government yesterday unveiled its long-awaited package of energy bill support for businesses. It will help firms including high street estate agents...

22 September 2022

From: Breaking News

New housing minister named amid rumours of a Stamp Duty cut

The latest housing minister has been revealed as the prospect of Stamp Duty reform returns to the property market. New ministerial appointments...

21 September 2022

From: Breaking News

High street agents await business energy bill support package

High street agents are eagerly anticipating a government announcement on support for business energy bills today. As with many businesses, estate agents...

21 September 2022

From: Breaking News

The Property Franchise Group: ‘Completion times are improving’

The sales process is starting to speed up, The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) has claimed. Gareth Samples, chief executive of TPFG, which...

14 September 2022

From: Breaking News

The big question on everyone’s lips right now…are we actually heading for a crash?

As uncertainty continues to prevail across the industry, aided by a government in crisis, the challenges in the months ahead feel...

29 July 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Knight Frank launches branded debit card that helps agents donate to charity

Knight Frank agents can now donate to charity as they spend with a new company benefit. The agency brand has partnered with...

06 July 2022

From: Breaking News

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

There has been plenty of movement in the property jobs market this month. Here are some of the latest moves that took...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - doing it for the kids

There are some inspiring examples of agents and property professionals raising money for all-important children's charities this week. Remember, if you have...

17 June 2022

From: Breaking News

New software allows agent to work on any device anywhere in the world

In this article, the team at Iceberg Digital highlight how one agent has benefitted from using software that has enabled him...

15 June 2022

From: Breaking News

MPs set to quiz Housing Secretary on property market proposals

Housing Secretary Michael Gove and minister Stuart Andrew are set to be grilled by MPs on their property market plans today. The...

13 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Reviews site reveals worst-rated agencies - and it's not just Purplebricks

AllAgents has revealed the 10 worst rated agency brands on its customer review platform, with Purplebricks leading the worst performers. The reviews...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Window dressings! How agents are adding a royal touch to their branches

Agency branch windows are being transformed this week to mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne. High streets across the country...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Fit for a Queen: Agent adds royal touch to window display

NB Estate Agents has added a royal touch to its branch window display.  The Loughborough-based independent agent, which covers Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire,...

30 May 2022

From: Breaking News

By Royal Appointment: How are you marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?

Excitement is building for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. A four-day Bank Holiday to mark the occasion will kick off on 2...

20 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

Regional agent goes musical for its latest move

Independent Kent agent Miles & Barr took a musical approach to an office relocation last weekend. Miles & Barr, which has 12...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Government unveils new levelling up law - what it means for estate agents

The government last night revealed more details on its flagship Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill including letting local authorities double council...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Queen’s Speech: How proposed laws may help or hinder estate agents

The Queen’s Speech has unveiled proposed overhauls on planning, consumer and economic crime laws that could all have an effect on...

10 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

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

‘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

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

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

Should agents restrict repeat viewings to combat rising petrol prices?

Agents are preparing their businesses for the cost of living crunch, with considerations on fuel use, heating and window display lighting. Much...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Business Rates - government slammed for lack of clarity

The government has failed to take the opportunity of the Spring Statement to provide clarity on its business rates reform agenda,...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Countrywide brands and branches critical to success of new owners

The Skipton Building Society, which owns Connells estate agency, says the house-selling arm helped it reach a record profit pre-tax profit...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency accuses rivals of copying Hybrid Property Centre model

haart, part of the Spicerhaart estate agency group, has accused rival agencies of copying its hybrid working model. Spicerhaart group managing director...

18 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

Insight - how do you solve a problem like conveyancing?

Those aficionados of the Sound of Music will recognise the tag line above. It came to my mind when thinking about...

12 March 2022

From: Features

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

Agency to move from High Street to ‘digital first’ operation

An agency which in 2020 moved from traditional branches to a hub-based business model, says it’s to become a ‘digital first’...

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

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

Thousands of HIgh Street agents want to join Purplebricks - claim

Purplebricks is claiming that literally thousands of High Street agents from conventional bricks-and-mortar firms are applying to the agency. It says this...

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Outstanding year for EweMove hybrid agency as parent firm booms

Hybrid agency EweMove - which has a mix of working-from-home agents and High Street branches - has had an outstanding year...

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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

“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

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

Agency that said branches were dead has just opened second office

An estate agency that launched in 2018 saying that High Street offices were dead…has now opened its second physical branch in...

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

HMRC consulting on new Stamp Duty threat to property sales

A leading accountant is warning of a possible stamp duty change affecting residential property this year. HMRC is currently consulting on a...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

New Year Message - ‘Breaking Through in 22’

The past two years have been a whirlwind of change, challenges and chance. The main catalyst has clearly been the pandemic...

08 January 2022

From: Features

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