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How Abby and Michaela turned their friendship into an agency

Agents working for themselves, supported by a ‘broker’ organisation are on the increase in the UK after becoming almost the norm...

15 June 2024

From: Features

By Design attracts two more Fine & Country agents

A newly-launched upmarket agency network has attracted two former Fine & Country agents. James Cooper and Alia Khan are the latest top-flight...

06 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Clive Beattie to leave nurtur.group after Guild sale

Industry figure Clive Beattie is set to leave nurtur.group following the sale of The Guild of Property Professionals and Fine &...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: If your social media feed is anything like mine, it's now full of cries for help from tenants

Amid the frenetic news agenda of recent weeks, a story broke that may have easily passed you by. It revealed how tenant...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

LonRes: Longer sales times are creating ‘vicious cycle’ of fall-throughs

Prime London property sales are taking longer to go through once under offer, which is creating a vicious cycle of fall-throughs,...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Crafting Engaging Property Newsletters: Top Tips for Agents

In the fast-paced world of property, staying top-of-mind with your clients is crucial. And what better way to do this than...

15 May 2024

From: Marketing & Social Media

Eco Retro-fitting Homes - call for consumer protections

A coalition of organisations representing consumers, financial institutions and energy suppliers has written to the Department for Energy Security and Net...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Tributes paid after popular agent, 41, passes away

Touching tributes have been paid to long-standing estate agency franchisee Camran Ishaq, who has passed away at the age of 41. Ishaq...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

High profile agency hangs its hat on Guild of Property Professionals

The fast-growing high profile Hat and Home agency has joined the Guild of Property Professionals. Founded in December 2020, Hat and Home...

26 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

Industry Alert: The Digital Takeover Transforming Estate Agency now!

In this latest article from the team at Iceberg Digital, they discuss how the digital realm is transforming Estate Agency.   The...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer - How To Prove The AI Bots Wrong

Artificial Intelligence is now a part of all our lives, but my attention was grabbed recently by an AI critique of...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Single Income Homebuyers face huge uphill task - figures

New statistics from the Financial Conduct Authority, analysed by a legal firm, show the clear disadvantage and worsening picture for single...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Sellers Risk Fall-Throughs by failing to disclose neighbour rows

Almost one in five vendors admit to having failed to disclose disputes with neighbours to prospective buyers when selling their home,...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Property firms see rise in sick leave - research

Businesses in the real estate sector have seen one of the biggest rises in sick leave over the past year, research...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Three Reasons Why Your Social Media Isn't Working

In the bustling world of social media, success isn't just about posting content; it's about fostering engagement, maintaining consistency, and implementing...

17 April 2024

From: Marketing & Social Media

Google-backed AI property search app launches in London

Artificial intelligence-powered property search app Jitty has gone live across central London as it accelerates its expansion across the UK. The app,...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

PR power: Top tips to launch successful campaigns

The world of PR can feel like a crowded marketplace, where shouting your message the loudest doesn't guarantee anyone hears it....

27 March 2024

From: Features

Revealed! The property hotspots for London leavers

Epsom and Ewell, Epping Forest and Dartford have been named as the top London leaver hotspots as buyers continue to move...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Competition watchdog frees 500 households from doubling ground rents

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has secured agreements from eight freeholders to remove “problematic ground rent” terms from leases. The competition...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

International Women's Day: the Importance of a Supportive Workplace

As the Group HR Director of LRG – an organisation of over 3,000 employees – and perhaps more importantly, as a...

09 March 2024

From: Features

More than 3,000 estate agents at risk of fines and prison for failing to register with HMRC for AML supervision

Digital compliance specialist SmartSearch can help estate agents comply quickly and efficiently Around one in five estate agents are not registered for...

24 February 2024

From: Features

Homeowners mistaking common garden plants for Japanese knotweed - warning

Concerned homeowners and gardeners are frequently mistaking common garden plants such as bindweed, dogwood and lilac for highly invasive Japanese knotweed,...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

High mortgage payments force Government minister to quit - claim

It usually takes a scandal or a reshuffle to remove a Government minister so it came as a bit of a...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Leaders Romans Group unveils high-profile acquisitions

Leaders Romans Group (LRG) has acquired Stirling Ackroyd, Alexander & Co and Peter Ball in the latest high profile industry acquisition. All...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

NatWest boss: 'It isn’t difficult to get on the property ladder'

NatWest chairman Sir Howard Davies sparked fury on social media last week after claiming it isn’t difficult to get on the...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Michael Day: A business plan will be crucial to navigate 2024

Business plans will be key for agents looking to successfully navigate 2024, an industry consultant and trainer has said. Michael Day, a...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Record numbers of first-time buyers leave London to get on property ladder

The number of Londoners leaving the capital to move elsewhere in Great Britain has fallen back this year but first-time buyers...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Five questions everyone is asking about the 2024 property market

What will happen to house prices? Should I rent or buy? Will a Labour or Tory Government be better for homeowners....

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Building a truly digital property market in the UK

Go back a hundred years and property transactions were a much simpler affair. A group of people could get together in...

13 December 2023

From: Features

Rising fraud in the lettings industry: why we need faster and more accurate referencing solutions

Fraud in the lettings industry is reaching unprecedented heights. Now, more than ever, there is a need for a revolution in...

09 December 2023

From: Features

January's instructions are won in December, but how do you secure them?

It’s not uncommon to see a seasonal slump around December and the Christmas period. Last year, Propertymark reported an average of...

02 December 2023

From: Features

Will Stamp Duty or Inheritance Tax cut be better for the property market?

A buying agent has given his backing to the prospect of a Stamp Duty and Inheritance Tax (IHT) cut during this...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Top tips to promote the real value of your letting agency

The role of a residential landlord has changed considerably over the years. What was once a relatively straightforward means of generating...

18 November 2023

From: Features

Jonathan Rolande: Filling property vacancies is like climbing a mountain

Right now, it feels like we are living in a housing market full of contradictions. Despite the best endeavours of Liz Truss,...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Winter warning over Japanese Knotweed

Homebuyers viewing properties during the winter months should be extra watchful for signs of invasive Japanese knotweed, which dies back in...

11 November 2023

From: Features

Short induction periods are bad for agents – warning

Agents should be given longer induction periods to avoid mistakes and retain staff, an industry trainer claims. Charlotte Jeffrey-Campbell, director of The...

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing market is past ‘peak pain’ - Savills

The UK’s housing market is past ‘peak pain’ and looks set to bottom out in mid-2024, according to Savills. The agency giant’s...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Mr and Mrs Clarke founders leave after ‘lovely’ Belvoir takeover

The founders of Mr and Mrs Clarke, who sold the business to Belvoir last year, have left the franchise brand and...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Will OTM replace Rightmove?

By Simon Shinerock At the time of writing, Rightmove had a market capitalisation of just under £4 billion, down almost 15% on...

21 October 2023

From: Features

Party leaders quiet on PRS at conferences

Housing supply rather than the private rented sector (PRS) made the headlines during the Conservative and Labour Party conferences this year...

14 October 2023

From: Features

London agency academy receives Ofsted accreditation

Dexters has become the first estate agent in the UK to gain an Ofsted accreditation for its academy. The agency’s academy invests...

05 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Would new Permitted Development Rights mean more houses?

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities (DLUHC)  was this week due to conclude its consultation on proposed changes to...

30 September 2023

From: Features

Should landlords receive BTL mortgage support?

To help or not to help: that is the question the government is facing with regard to under-pressure private rented sector...

16 September 2023

From: Features

PropTech Today - Is it time to embrace a new era of estate agency?

2023 was coined as the ‘year of AI adoption’ and, after trickling into almost every industry, AI has taken centre stage...

15 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Savills launches ‘emotion-focused’ TV advertising campaign

Savills has launched a new multi-media advertising campaign focusing on the role of emotion in moving home whatever the life stage. The...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Mark Bevan, Sales Director at Loop.

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? My name is Mark Bevan and I am the Sales...

30 August 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Agent exams boost earns by up to 4k - claim

Propertymark is appealing to school leavers to consider a career in property. As students discover their A level results or Highers in...

17 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates drive buyers away from London property

Higher mortgage rates have replaced the 'race for space' as the primary reason for buying outside of London this year, research...

07 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Should agents ban swearing to boost staff wellbeing?

Agents should ban swearing from the workplace to boost employee wellbeing, a respected agency executive claims. Speaking on the latest episode of...

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to back employee safety pledges

Agents and other businesses are being encouraged back a new joint initiative from employee protection firm Peoplesafe and the Crimestoppers charity. The...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - spellbinding support

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. If you have a charitable event or...

14 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Accelerating growth: the key advantages of implementing a CRM

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

05 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Treasury outlines mortgage borrower support but landlords are excluded

The majority of mortgage lenders have committed to showing more flexibility to struggling borrowers but the Government has confirmed that support...

27 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

Vendors trying their luck with ‘take it or leave it’ pricing

Sellers are still adopting a “take it or leave it approach” with prices up to 20% higher than most “sensible buyers”...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

40-year mortgages - should you consider one?

It’s a tough old road for today’s first-time buyers, with house prices and mortgage interest rates much higher than they were...

03 June 2023

From: Features

An Englishman's home is his castle he can buy for less than a London terraced house

Market analysis by estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, reveals that Homebuyers can buy a fort for the same price as a...

27 May 2023

From: Features

Tackling fraud in the current climate - what’s the reality for agents?

Property fraud is a significant risk for agents, particularly as fake IDs become increasingly prevalent, and the economic climate remains challenging....

06 May 2023

From: Features

Should buying a property be as quick and as easy as buying a car?

Yes it should….and we’re getting closer. Where there’s no chain involved, here at AVRillo, we can be ready to exchange contracts in...

22 April 2023

From: Features

A fifth of valuation requests turn into sales - claim

Around one in five people who request an online valuation go on to sell, according to data from The ValPal Network...

19 April 2023

From: Breaking News

How to attract landlords to your letting agency

As the unending attack on landlords continues, many are succumbing to the pressures of increased taxes, interest rates rising, regulations becoming...

18 April 2023

From: Marketing & Social Media

Section 21 use ‘ overstated’, according to LRG research

A controversial change due to be brought about in the proposed Renters’ Reform Bill is the abolition of Section 21 ‘no...

15 April 2023

From: Features

Summer presents challenges for businesses in the property sector - here's how to navigate them and avoid a legal headache

THE grounding of foreign travel during successive lockdowns meant many employers were saved from the stress of dealing with holiday requests...

01 April 2023

From: Features

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

A Letting Agent's Guide to Avoiding Garden Disputes

As the first signs of spring begin to appear, we look at how letting agents and landlords can start the season...

25 March 2023

From: Features

A letting agent’s guide to avoiding garden disputes

As the first signs of spring begin to appear, we look at how letting agents and landlords can start the season...

25 March 2023

From: Features

'Unhelpful' interest rate rise hits the housing market

Estate agents have expressed hope that the latest interest rate rise is the last after the Bank of England increased the...

24 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents remain bullish as house prices dip again

Average house prices have declined by their largest level on a monthly basis since the end of the 2021 Stamp Duty...

23 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Time for the hard sell on Buy To Let

You don’t need me to tell you that buy to let has had a torrid time of it lately. For agents trying...

10 March 2023

From: Breaking News

International Women’s Day: Female agents highlight importance of girl power

Female estate agents have shared the highs and lows of working in the property industry to mark International Women’s Day (IWD). The...

08 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Estate Agents, get ready to be inspired!

In this latest article from the team at Iceberg Digital, they preview Estate Agency X 8, 2023 Estate Agency X is back and better...

01 March 2023

From: Breaking News

 OnTheMarket introduces behaviour-based pre-qualification to boost agent leads

OnTheMarket (OTM) has launched a range of new tools that aim to boost the user experience for consumer and also make...

28 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Unlucky for some? 13th Housing Minister in a decade quits

Lucy Frazer became the 13th Housing Minister to leave the role in the past decade yesterday after she was promoted to...

08 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Most agents missed a pay rise last year - report

Only 11% of property businesses including estate agencies increased staff pay last year, a new report officially launched next week claims. Property...

06 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Keyhive - It was lost but now its found

It used to be that you couldn’t leave home without two things. Your wallet and your keys. Time has moved on a...

28 January 2023

From: Features

It was lost but now its found

It used to be that you couldn’t leave home without two things. Your wallet and your keys. Time has moved on a...

27 January 2023

From: Features

Don’t leave AML checks to your accountant, agents advised

Agents are being urged to keep an eye on their HMRC Government Gateway Account to ensure they don’t miss messages and...

19 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Are Pre-Check-Out Reports Worth the Time and Effort?

Most letting agents are already carrying out inspections for check-in and check-out reports (hopefully). Some are going further and conducting interim...

14 January 2023

From: Features

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

A plethora of property professionals are ending the year with new jobs. If you want your jobs or appointments news to feature...

30 December 2022

From: Breaking News

What To Expect from the Property Market in 2023

Over the later part of 2022, we have experienced unprecedented economic and political turmoil, which will remain as we head into...

17 December 2022

From: Features

Scottish Budget: Leading agent calls for property tax overhaul 

The Scottish Government’s Budget this week is being described as an opportunity to help homebuyers and to make the country an...

14 December 2022

From: Breaking News

A Christmas Carol gets an agency twist

A Scottish agency has added a property twist to Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol story. West Lothian-based Property Webb has retold the...

12 December 2022

From: Breaking News

2023 - this is what’s going to happen

Is it really just a year ago that we were nervously wondering whether yet another Christmas would be Covid-affected? Little did we...

10 December 2022

From: Features

Agents urged to believe in the Santa property rally

There are Christmas gifts aplenty waiting for agents who maintain their focus on marketing plans throughout December, according to The ValPal...

07 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: Restoring Trust In Estate Agents

I wasn’t completely surprised to read here on Estate Agent Today that our industry remains near the bottom of the league...

06 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Thinking of selling your lettings agency? Here’s what you need to know!

We spent some time with Lucy Noonan, Founder and CEO of Atomic Consultancy, to pick her brains about the many moving...

03 December 2022

From: Features

World Cup Agent Match Report: Three Lions roar as Welsh dragon is slain

England beat Wales at the World Cup in Qatar this week, confirming the team’s progression to the next round while their...

01 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents urged not to panic sell amid turbulent times

Agents have been warned against “panic selling” when seeking an exit amid the tougher economic conditions. Lucy Noonan, founder of property sector...

30 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers look to rentals until mortgage clarity emerges - Rightmove

Would-be buyers are looking to the rental market as they pause their property purchase plans until there is clarity on mortgage...

25 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Energy crisis: Three tips for helping your tenants with the cost of living

With the sudden rise in energy prices in the last few months, many tenants will be feeling the pinch. Combine this...

16 November 2022

From: Features

PropTech Today – predictions for the market in 2023

Making predictions for the year ahead is notoriously difficult and leaves me open to having egg on my face, but I’m...

16 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Protecting your clients and your business

With the reported increase in agency staff turnover we thought it would be a good idea to look at how you...

09 November 2022

From: Features

Agents urged to support apprentices of all ages

Agents are being urged to consider apprenticeships for both younger and older recruits as a way of tackling staff attrition problems...

07 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords prepare to be buy-to-let losers

Mortgage rate hikes have already halved landlord profits according to latest research, and a base rate rise to 2.5% will see...

02 November 2022

From: Features

Analysts assess how far back Sunak can help push mortgage rates

Mortgage rates look likely to fall after Rishi Sunak’s appointment as Prime Minister but analysts are still unsure how far the...

31 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing Under Rishi - don’t expect much (but be grateful for that)

And…breathe. For a while back there, the only certainty for the housing market was uncertainty. That isn’t to say the election of Rishi...

29 October 2022

From: Features

Purplebricks finance chief leaves after just a year in post

Purplebricks chief financial officer (CFO) Steve Long is to leave the online agent after just a year in the role. The beleaguered...

27 October 2022

From: Breaking News

A new week, a new PM – and yet another Housing Secretary?

A week-long race to be the next Conservative Party leader and the Prime Minister kicks off this week, or may already...

24 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency stock is rising but sellers must be more realistic - Propertymark

The housing market is moving but sellers need to be more realistic about pricing, Propertymark claims. It comes as the agency trade...

20 October 2022

From: Breaking News

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