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KEYWORD "Hybrid" - 100 RESULTS
Online agent market share hits new low

The market share of online and hybrid agents has continued to decrease this year but self-employed agency is growing. Data from Twenty...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Buyers reject period properties to reduce housing costs - research

Homebuyers are snubbing period properties, new analysis suggests. Research by Shawbrook suggests UK buyers are now prioritising sustainability and efficiency over style,...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Flying start! Hybrid agency attracts 16 franchisees to travel brand

The Good Estate Agent has attracted 16 franchisees to its new travel brand, with almost half even combining it with their existing...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Thousands of agency branches shut amid self-employed shift

A shift towards self-employed estate agency models has contributed to a decline in estate agency branches, research suggests. Analysis by property data...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

AllAgents Awards reveal top rated estate agencies

The winners of the AllAgents Customer Experience Awards have been revealed. A ceremony was held at the Crowne Plaza, Glasgow last week...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Market share of self-employed agents ‘rapidly growing’ – research

The market share of self-employed agents has grown by a third in the past year and by 500% since 2018 even...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Online market share falls as sellers ‘seek traditional expertise’

The market share of online and hybrid agents for exchanges has fallen again during the third quarter. Figures from property data firm...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Hybrid agency reaches for the sky to diversify business

The Good Estate Agent hybrid agency franchise has taken to the skies by diversifying into travel. While some agents may be looking...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Council buys private homes to improve their EPC ratings

A Labour council has revealed that it’s bought 15 open market homes, beefed up  their energy efficiency and will use them...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks' Kenny Bruce returns to estate agency

Purplebricks co-founder Kenny Bruce has returned to the estate agency world. Bruce, who helped launch Purplebricks with his brother Michael as well...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Spicerhaart maintains turnover but posts 2022 loss after year of investment

Spicerhaart’s shift to a hybrid model and investment in the business and staff has contributed to a £5m loss for 2022,...

29 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Nested recruits Keller Williams agent to enter Scottish housing market

Hybrid agency brand Nested has entered the Scottish property market with a former Keller Williams (KW) market centre operator at the...

26 July 2023

From: Breaking News

More work needed to support agent wellbeing

More than half of property professional have admitted experiencing constant stress at work, new research suggests. The findings were revealed as part...

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Online agency market share dwindles again

The market share of online and hybrid agents reduced further during the second quarter of 2023, new figures show. Analysis from property...

20 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers willing to pay 6% premium for greener homes - claim

Almost half of home buyers would pay a premium for more energy efficient properties, research suggests. Analysis by Barclays found 47% of...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Regional agent unveils franchise offering

The team behind regional agency brands Simpson & Partners and Simpson and Weekley is developing a hybrid franchise model. Andrew Simpson and...

06 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

Lomond unveils new staff benefits and wellbeing platform

Agency acquirer Lomond has launched a new benefits and wellbeing platform for its 1,100 staff and pledged to raise £25,000 across...

19 June 2023

From: Breaking News

EweMove Northampton North completes Martin & Co acquisition

EweMove Northampton North has confirmed the acquisition of Martin & Co Northampton.  Having finalised the deal earlier this year, franchisee Paul Chant...

07 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents losing almost £500 per month due to lower house prices - claim

Cooling house prices are resulting in the average estate agent losing around £441 of per month, research suggests. Hybrid agent Nested has...

17 May 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

Agency sector struggling to close gender pay gap

The gender pay gap in estate agency has grown, new research suggests. Analysis of industry data from the Office for National Statistics...

11 May 2023

From: Breaking News

10 reasons to ditch paper-based tenancy documents

Despite most businesses across industry now adopting some form of digital alternative to traditional work methods, many in the private rental...

03 May 2023

From: Features

Online agents hit by decline in market share 

Online agents have failed to capitalise on the cost of living crisis and have seen their market share for exchanges drop...

21 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Plugging into the Future: Domestic Electric Vehicle Chargepoints

This article is partially based on “Plugging in to the Future”, NHBC Foundation, NF90, used by kind permission. As part of the...

17 April 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Agents ‘seeking better pay’ as staff turnover hits 30%

Annual staff turnover in the property industry sits at almost 30%, with the most common reason given for leaving a job...

30 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

Agents rank property portals and people as their most important assets

Agents may hate portal fees but have ranked property websites such as Rightmove and Zoopla as their most important digital asset. A...

14 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Estate agents are worst paid of all property professionals - claim

Residential estate agents are the lowest-paid professionals in the real estate industry, new research claims. Analysis of real estate salary data from...

22 February 2023

From: Breaking News

UK housebuilder gets green credentials validated

Crest Nicholson has become the first UK housebuilder to have its science-based net-zero aim checked and validated by the Science Based...

06 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency sector set for growth in 2023

The UK estate agent industry is expected to grow by 3.2% in 2023, new figures suggest. Hybrid agent Nested analysed historic data...

27 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Shuttlecocks to sales! Badminton ace becomes estate agent

Former youth Olympic Badminton player Grace King is one of first recruits in a campaign launched by hybrid agency Mr and...

25 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Humberts unveils tenth franchise office amid UK expansion plans

Historic estate agency brand Humberts has expanded into the Oxford area with a tenth franchised office. It is led by experienced local...

11 January 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Unrealistic’ market appraisals will lengthen transaction times - warning

Agents are being urged to avoid “too much enthusiasm” when conducting market appraisals amid warnings of a house price slowdown. Hybrid agency...

10 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank marks record year for new homes

Knight Frank’s London New Homes team has ended the year on a record-breaking high, following a successful run of sales over the...

22 December 2022

From: Breaking News

 EweMove and Martin & Co branches rebrand

One of hybrid agent EweMove’s first franchisees has expanded his North West territory by rebranding as Property Franchise Group stablemate Whitegates. Chris...

12 December 2022

From: Breaking News

And the winners are… allAgents reveals award accolades

The winners of the 2022 allAgents Customer Experience Awards were announced last week. The agency customer feedback website held its second ever...

07 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – interview with Zoopla’s Charlie Bryant

Here at Angels Media towers, we’re always keen to get the biggest names in the business on board for interviews. And that...

03 December 2022

From: Features

Online Estate Agents - the new dinosaurs of house selling

I’ve just read an article saying that this is the time of the online estate agency. The time in question is, of...

26 November 2022

From: Features

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

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

19 November 2022

From: Features

Hybrid agency reveals first recipients of its ICON Awards

Hybrid self-employed agency brand eXp UK has revealed the first three recipients of its new ICON Awards programme. The ICON scheme offers...

16 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Online agents 'slightly' increase market share

The market share of hybrid and online agents increased slightly during the third quarter of 2022 but firms are still struggling...

20 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Regional agent puts down roots as part of sustainability drive

Yorkshire estate agent Dacre Son & Hartley is aiming to offset more than 100 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. The brand is...

04 October 2022

From: Breaking News

New zero-fee agency franchise network launches 

A new mobile-based agency franchise network has launched, offering agents zero fees and what it describes as the choice of remote,...

03 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency group posts increased revenues amid shift to hybrid model

Spicerhaart has posted a 21% boost in revenues despite sales taking longer to complete in the second half of the year,...

26 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Hybrid agency surpasses 300-agent milestone

Hybrid agency brand eXp UK is marking recruiting 300 agents. The network reached the milestone earlier this year. It comes after eXp UK...

24 August 2022

From: Breaking News

New easyProperty owner promises 'rapid expansion'

The new owner of easyProperty has promised changes and expansion at the hybrid agent. It comes after Evolve – which acquired easyProperty...

22 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Hybrid agent easyProperty set for new owner

Former Evolve staff are being offered £2,000 ex-gratia payments by the easyGroup after its ownership of easyProperty ended. Jason Bull, national sales...

19 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks faces more action over unfair dismissals and pay deductions

Troubled agency Purplebricks is set to face further litigation from the group which is already preparing to bring a class action...

15 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Debate - should the property industry trial a four-day week?

Earlier this year, we ran a story asking whether agency would ever embrace a four-day week. This came ahead of the...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Five of the best tips and tricks for running a successful lettings business

Have you ever noticed that it is much easier to fix other people's problems than your own? Whether it is resolving a friend's...

09 August 2022

From: Recruitment & Business Matters

PCL to outpace best-performing lockdown markets over next five years, says Savills

Savills has released a revised five-year forecast for the UK’s prime housing markets, to reflect the strong levels of activity in...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Homeday - Purplebricks quietly writes off German expansion

Hidden amongst the annual results released by Purplebricks on Tuesday – which saw revenue and profits down, as well as a...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - why hybrid presentation is key to the future of agency

Recent statistics published by the government’s Business Insights and Conditions Survey revealed the extent to which many real estate businesses have...

23 July 2022

From: Features

New eXp UK incentive aims to attract and reward top performers

Hybrid agency brand eXp UK has launched a new incentive programme for its top-selling agents involving £16,000 in stocks. The ICON scheme...

22 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Online agents ‘struggling to break into higher value markets’

The market share of hybrid and online agents has increased slightly but they are still struggling to break into the higher...

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers will pay extra 5% for homes with electric car charges - claim

Homes with electric car charging points are commanding a 5% premium, research claims. Motoring website RegCarCheck compared average house prices using data...

20 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - should estate agents be using TikTok?

Images can have the ability to paint a vivid image, but video content can take this to the next level if...

22 June 2022

From: Marketing & Social Media

Homes with EV chargers will sell at a premium due to public shortage

Accessibility to charging facilities is becoming an increasingly important factor for home buyers in affluent neighbourhoods where electric vehicle adoption is...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Hybrid agent rebrands with new name and website

Hybrid estate agent ZOOM 995 has relaunched its website and logo as part of a rebrand. As part of the change, the...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Top tips for reducing carbon footprint in lettings

With Earth Day in April and Environment Day looming in June, all businesses and individuals are becoming more aware of their...

25 May 2022

From: Features

Hybrid agent hits the road to attract more recruits

Hybrid agent eXp UK is embarking on a national roadshow this month to showcase its US-inspired business model. It will visit London,...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks dominates as online agents grow market share

Online and hybrid agents have rapidly increased their market share over the past year, research claims. Analysis of new Zoopla, Rightmove and...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

Agency heavyweight joins property investment PropTech platform

One of the biggest names in agency has been appointed as chairperson of the board at BidX1, one of Europe’s leading...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Lavish rewards programme launched for staff at agency group

A rewards and recognition programme has been launched at an agency chain, with claims that it will enhance staff careers and...

29 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

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

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

The Bridgerton Effect - lights! camera! house price premiums!

Netflix’s period romantic comedy Bridgerton appears to have registered with Asian property buyers - and as a result they want to...

24 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

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

Our Changing Homes - many owners have repurposed rooms

More than four in 10 owners have significantly repurposed part of their homes during the pandemic says Zoopla. Amongst the 41 per...

17 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Office demand surges - so are major cities returning to normal?

Rightmove says the level of business owners enquiring about leasing office space has now surpassed even pre-pandemic levels in January. Demand is...

09 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

Hybrid agency expands by acquiring sales arm of rival firm

The sales arm of independent Leicester agency Fothergill Wyatt has been sold to fast-growing local business Hortons. Fothergill Wyatt was established in...

31 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

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

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

Hybrid agency rolls out nationwide - but with only 70 agents

A hybrid agency that charges no fees to vendors but instead relies on referral fees for income has officially rolled out...

07 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Hybrid agency is latest to offer Modern Method of Auction option

Hybrid agency eXp UK is the latest to include the Modern Method of Auction as a sales possibility for its remote...

05 January 2022

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

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

Agency that said High St offices were dead opens a High St office

An estate agency that three years ago launched saying that High Street offices were unnecessary has had a rethink - and...

10 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Peter Everett, Commercial Director for Yopa

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? I can’t remember the last time I had a business...

03 December 2021

From: 60 Second Interview

Corporate agents miss out on their kids growing up, says hybrid rival

The head of a small hybrid firm that describes traditional agencies with offices as “antiquated” says property professionals working for corporates...

24 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Hybrid franchise agency opens ‘Not On The High Street’ office

A family franchise agency that prides itself on saving costs associated with traditional High Street premises has nonetheless opened a new office...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Agent insight - why I moved from traditional agency to the hybrid model

Guy Leaning, a former high street agent who has now moved into working in the hybrid model of agency, outlines why...

20 November 2021

From: Features

Celebrity reveals allAgents winners at ‘awards event of the year’

TV property celebrity Amanda Lamb has revealed the winners of the 2021 allAgents customer experience awards. They were announced at the awards’...

16 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: This is why agents should Go Green

The push for greater sustainability, energy efficiency and generally being ‘green’ has existed in the agency world for several years -...

15 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - checking in with some of the ESTAS' biggest winners

A few weeks ago the ESTAS took place at the Grosvenor House hotel in London - the first chance for many...

06 November 2021

From: Features

Self-employed agency expanding beyond London for first time

The Nested online agency, which recently revamped its business model to attract more self-employed agents, is expanding outside London for the...

29 October 2021

From: Breaking News

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