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

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

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sales instructions hit new highs

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

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property management group acquires Century 21 UK master franchise

Century 21 UK, the British arm of the US-based franchising agency, has been sold. Nicholas Faulkner, the owner of leasehold property management...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Homes going under offer faster than ever but market will moderate - Rightmove

Average asking prices have hit new highs but there are signs of the market easing, Rightmove claims. The portal’s latest listings data...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

My First Property Sale: 'There was a race to get the deal done by Christmas'

Many agents will remember the nerves and jubilation of their first property sale. Estate Agent Today has launched a new video series...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

New product aims to help homebuyers prove their commitment to a purchase

Proptech firm Gazeal is working on buyer-focused product that can be used to show a seller they are serious about a...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Under the hammer! Auctioneer marks record start to the year for agent sales

Auction house iamproperty is marking a record start to the year with landmark sales and fees raised for partner agents. The brand...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry Views - Michael Gove and His Dead Cat

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

21 May 2022

From: Features

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

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

21 May 2022

From: Features

Is it time to do the world a favour?

Estate agents are in a unique position – we handle the meeting of people’s aspirations probably more than any other profession....

21 May 2022

From: Features

Video interview - what are the main challenges facing letting agents?

In this latest video interview, exclusively for EAT and LAT readers, Estate Agent Today's Lee Dahill chats with Mike Dawson from...

21 May 2022

From: Features

Agents advised against cutting fees to attract stock

Estate agents are being urged to reassess their fee structure and not be afraid to reflect the time and level of...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

ROPA returns to Parliament but there is still no timeline for reforms

The issue of agency qualifications has finally been mentioned in the Houses of Parliament, almost three years since the landmark Regulation...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - walking, running and kicking for Ukraine

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

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Regional agent offers to sell homes for free to mark new office

The Acorn Group has opened its 40th branch in Sevenoaks under its Langford Russell brand. It isn’t opening quietly though and is...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property data company hits back amid watchdog's merger concerns

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

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Google is the battleground for vendor instructions - claim

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

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Tech Talk: Property experts explain Material Information shake-up

Next month will see new rules around upfront Material Information for property sales and lettings come into force in the UK...

18 May 2022

From: Features

Industry charity aims to boost agent focus on wellbeing

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

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Former Zoopla sales director among new high profile GetAgent recruits

Property industry veteran Mal McCallion is among two new high-profile recruits for GetAgent. McCallion, who helped launch Primelocation in 2000 and was...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry data suggests spring supply boost but fewer sales agreed

Supply is slowly increasing but there are signs that buyers are now biding their time. Analysis by property data company TwentyCi shows...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Hamptons boosts international offering with new acquisition 

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

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Home hunters urged to go offline to find agency stock

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

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Trade body hopes empty homes clampdown will boost agency stock

Propertymark has expressed hope that the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill will help boost much needed agency supply. The trade body has...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency proptech supplier's new CTO promises 'innovative' products

PropTech supplier nurtur.group has appointed Damon Bullimore BriefYourMarket co-founder Damon Bullimore as chief technology officer (CTO). It follows nurtur.group’s acquisition of the...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – will the challenger banks ever become major lenders?

Many people in recent years will have become familiar with challenger banks such as Monzo, Starling and Atom. Many will have...

14 May 2022

From: Features

Extending Right to Buy won’t fix the housing shortage

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

14 May 2022

From: Features

The identity revolution is here…how will agency be affected?

Just this month, the Government Property Agency kicked off its search for a digital chief to lead its 10-year technology journey,...

14 May 2022

From: Features

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

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

14 May 2022

From: Features

Peer calls for agency regulations to apply in leasehold sector

A high-profile peer has questioned why estate agency regulation wasn’t extended to property management companies in the Queen’s Speech this week. Lord...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

NI agent offers short-term accommodation to reduce fall-throughs

A County Down-based estate agent has acquired a local rival and launched a new “stop-gap” accommodation service for buyers and sellers...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - bikes, boats and Bond

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

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Knotweed season: New research reveals hotspots for the invasive plant

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

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

RICS: No signs of a slowdown in house price growth yet

The limited amount of property stock continues to push up house prices despite cost of living concerns, surveyors claim. The latest RICS...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

New accolade announced for ESTAS Awards

Agents may be gearing up for this year’s ESTAS Customer Service Awards but there is another accolade that you could aim for next...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sellers getting on the market before price slowdown

The prime country market outside of London appears to be booming again in a rush to beat a slowdown in house...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

New material information rules will benefit consumers and agents

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

11 May 2022

From: Features

Agents prepare for planning overhaul as sector digests Queen's Speech

Agents have pledged to keep a close eye on planning reforms amid a proposed overhaul announced in the Queen’s Speech yesterday. Prince...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Speedy sales adding fraud risks for estate agents – warning

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

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The London boroughs with the most million-pound sales

London accounted for almost half of million-pound plus property sales over the past 12 months but the most active borough at...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Lifesycle now finds new listings in YOUR areas

In this guest piece, the team at Iceberg Digital set out the benefits of Lifesycle 3, which is to appear this autumn. Perfect...

11 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

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

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

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents 'have nothing to fear' from ROPA exams

Agents are being urged not to fear exams when it comes to new industry qualifications for the sector. The industry is still awaiting...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost of AML compliance hits £6m for estate agents

The estate agency sector is now paying almost £6m for anti-money laundering (AML) supervision. Businesses are legally required to register for AML...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

My First Property Sale: Reminisce about your commission debut

Many agents will remember the nerves and jubilation of their first property sale. Estate Agent Today has launched a new video series...

09 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

Phil Spencer - Reassuring Vendors In A Changing Market

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

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

07 May 2022

From: Features

Insight - is it Time to Stamp Out SDLT?

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

07 May 2022

From: Features

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

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

07 May 2022

From: Features

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

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

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

New Gazeal product aims to help reduce property sale fall-throughs

PropTech company Gazeal has launched a new product to help agents secure a sale at any point. The new product is called...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - time to nominate your top fundraisers

Fundraising frolics by agents and property professionals this week include bike rides and triathlon challenges, plus the charity award season returns. Remember,...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Prime London price growth hits seven-year high

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

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Agency stock shortage 'slowly easing' - Zoopla

The property supply shortage may be easing but Zoopla has warned it will still take some time for stock to be...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

More than half of homes fail to meet modern insulation standards

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

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Northern Ireland election: Propertymark calls for housing to top the agenda

Elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly are due to be held on 5 May and agents are hoping that housing remains...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

New Scottish estate agency aims to be ‘go-to business’ for property matters

A new estate agency has been launched in the west of Scotland by property services firm Bowman Rebecchi. The new business, named...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost of living crunch is hitting lower end of the prime market - Savills

A third of first-time buyers have had to reduce their budgets as a result of recent interest rate hikes and the...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – the who’s who of the industry

The property industry is fortunate in including many great people, doing great work across a range of businesses – from traditional agency...

30 April 2022

From: Features

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

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

30 April 2022

From: Features

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

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

30 April 2022

From: Features

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

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

30 April 2022

From: Features

Property portals gear up for material info changes

Property portals are preparing to support agents in complying with a new era of upfront material information. From the end of May,...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Upfront info debate: What about buyer transparency?

The debate within estate agency on upfront information rumbles on and now there are calls for greater levels of transparency from...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - fundraising activity in full bloom

You can tell that spring is in the air as this week's Agents Do Charity is full of outdoor fundraising pursuits...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

The property recruitment market seems to be moving as fast as house prices. Here are some of the latest moves that took...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency franchisees given chance to earn shares by joining Boomin

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

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Zoopla promises quicker leads for agents

Zoopla has launched a new tool that promises to speed up and improve how agents receive leads. The portal previously sent leads...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry survey launched to encourage agent and conveyancer collaboration

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

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Savills reaches 10 offices in south west London

Savills has opened its 10th office in south west London. It takes its London presence to 42 residential branches and 132 across the country...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers 'happy to pay' for upfront sales information

Buyers are happy and ready to pay for more upfront material information when it comes to purchasing a property. It comes as...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Could virtual land sales provide a revenue stream for agents?

A legal expert has suggested that Metaverse sales could eventually become part of a property chain. The Metaverse is the latest trend...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Lack of agency stock pushes value of accepted offers to record highs

The proportion of offers accepted at or above asking price has hit a record high, research shows. The latest Propertymark Housing Report,...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Fast sale firm launches tool to help agents fix broken chains

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

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Regional agent offers eco-friendly viewings

A Yorkshire based agent has come up with a novel way of reducing its carbon footprint while conducting viewings with potential...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency reviews site calls for tougher crackdown on fake feedback

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

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Properties selling at record pace as portal predicts gradual price slowdown 

Properties are selling faster than ever either at or above asking price, Rightmove claims. It comes as the portal revealed that the...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body backs ground rent ban and hopes for further reform

Propertymark has given its backing to the ban on ground rents for new leasehold properties and has reminded agents of their...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Off-market platform plans UK expansion

Off-market property platform Invisible Homes is planning to expand throughout London over the next year and to cover the whole of...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Why Rental Reform Is Becoming More Important By The Day

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

23 April 2022

From: Features

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

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

23 April 2022

From: Features

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

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

23 April 2022

From: Features

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

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

23 April 2022

From: Features

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

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

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

LSL Property Services announces the beginning of share buyback scheme

One of estate agency’s biggest groups yesterday announced the start of a share buyback programme for a tranche of up to...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

New agencies, please! Wimbledon Village welcomes new boutique firm

A new ‘local and independent’ boutique estate agency has been founded in the heart of Wimbledon Village, with a vision of...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – Foxtons’ sales revenue down by 9% in Q1 2022

The latest trading update from Foxtons has revealed that sales revenue in the first quarter of this year was down 9%...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

New Purplebricks CEO – what challenges will she face?

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

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

A third of property professionals say they’re not AML compliant - research

The vast majority of property professionals would like to see HMRC act more proactively to deter money laundering, as almost a...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

New Deputy for TPO as industry gears up for change

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

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Stripping it back – minimalist style most likely to attract buyers, says research

A new survey by interior experts Hammonds Furniture has outlined how important interior style is to potential buyers, with 40% of...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks finally confirms appointment of new CEO

Following a series of unexplained delays, Helena Marston has now finally been confirmed as the new chief executive of beleaguered agency...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Murray Lee – Say No To Rightmove has sadly stalled, but OTM offers agents hope

A leading figure in the Say No To Rightmove (STNR) campaign says the attempts to get agents to ditch Rightmove have...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Fixing conveyancing recruitment? Online firm opens apprenticeship academy

A leading online residential conveyancing firm has opened its new headquarters and apprenticeship academy in Wirral, Merseyside, to try and help...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Government still committed to introducing ROPA rules

The government has insisted it is still committed to introducing agency qualifications and minimum standards in the sector. It is almost three...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers 'returning to London' as offers surpass pre-pandemic levels

London’s prime sales market is set to underperform compared with 2021 but is still looking to be better than the pre-pandemic...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Former Housing Secretary becomes first MP to welcome Ukrainian refugees

Former Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick is believed to have become the first MP to take in Ukrainian refugees under the government’s...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Up your street! Residents to get a vote over road name changes

Local residents are to be given the final say on changes to the name of their street under new government plans. The...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Warning - new checks on mortgage applications could hit house hunters

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

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Property supply rises for first time in 12 months - RICS

The supply shortage may be coming to an end. That is the view from the latest RICS Residential Market Survey. The research among...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Law firm backs home moving proptech to help tackle fraud

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

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction service hits agent milestone

Auction house The iamproperty Group has reached a new agent milestone. It now has 4,000 agents on the network using its auction...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove unveils new 'one day could be today' marketing campaign

Rightmove is set to launch a new marketing campaign next week that encourages people to consider the different life they could...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

	Winkworth posts record sales from stamp duty holiday and beyond

Winkworth agents posted record sales income last year, attributed to the stamp duty holiday. The London-listed agent franchise group revealed in its...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Keller Williams UK marks record month for new agents

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

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

New analysis reveals the 'hottest' seller's markets

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

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency boss calls for ROPA exam clarity

The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) chief executive Gareth Samples has called for a steer on when the long-awaited Regulation of Property...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Analyst suggests Boomin financial backing is more significant than branches

A property analyst has warned against comparing the number of branches on Boomin to Rightmove. Challenger portal Boomin revealed its first batch...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords paying above asking price as sales hit five-year high

The proportion of homes sold to landlords has hit a five-year high but buyers are paying above asking price due to...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents promised new tools as conveyancing tech firm rebrands

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

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – from barmaid to branch manager to Countrywide’s top negotiator

In this week’s Natter, I carry out a Q&A with Lisa Knight, who has taken the impressive journey from barmaid to...

09 April 2022

From: Features

Client money and the regulation governing it is changing

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

09 April 2022

From: Features

How to Prove Your Rented Property is Safe for Habitation

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

09 April 2022

From: Features

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

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

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents give government’s energy strategy the cold shoulder

The government’s long awaited Energy Security Strategy has failed to spark excitement among estate agents. The government unveiled its plans to create...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - Ukraine appeals and help for the homeless

Spring may be struggling to break through the clouds but agents are continuing to step up for good causes. The humanitarian crisis...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Lomond Group backs acquisition of independent regional agent

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

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Off-plan sales predicted to hit record highs

An industry group is predicting that record numbers of homes sold this year will be off-plan. The National Association of Property Buyers...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

06 April 2022

From: Features

The Property Franchise Group plans more agency acquisitions

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

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Long-term mortgages 'boosting sales but storing future issues' - warning

The pandemic may have helped first-time buyers get on the property ladder sooner but are they paying too high a price? Research...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Zoopla launches Sales Advisory Board to boost agent influence

Zoopla has unveiled a Sales Advisory Board in an attempt to give agents a greater say in how the portal is...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Ukraine crisis: A refugee responds

The property sector has continuously been showing its generosity Ukrainian refugees amid the ongoing Russian invasion. Support ranges from financial donations to...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Are these the first cracks in the reign of the portals?

In this piece, the team at Iceberg Digital look at whether the first cracks are appearing in the portals. For the last...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

The Property Franchise Group hits records revenues

The Property Franchise Group has reported record like-for-like revenue for 2021. The umbrella property brand, which incorporates well-known names such as EweMove,...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agent webinars - your chance to ask Rightmove anything

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

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Markets shrug as Purplebricks awaits confirmation of new chief executive

Purplebricks ended the trading day yesterday without being able to formally welcome its new chief executive but the markets appeared to...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks' 'Mr Motivator' joins Boomin in senior role

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

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Estate agency veteran joins fast sale firm

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

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Belvoir tipped for more M&A activity

More acquisitions are being predicted at agency franchise group Belvoir. It comes as the listed brand yesterday reported record group revenue of...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

New tool to speed up the capture of 3D viewings

Agents are being offered an easier way to offer 3D virtual viewings that could get homes listed more quickly. Spatial data technology...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Appointment of new Purplebricks CEO delayed

Mystery surrounds the appointment of Purplebricks new chief executive following a stockmarket update this morning. Helena Marston was due to start as...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Home Information Packs - are they making a comeback?

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

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents slam government energy initiative as “drop in the ocean”

Propertymark says only a national retrofitting programme  can make UK homes more energy efficient - and it says a new government...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Search digitisation speeds up after sluggish start, claims Land Registry

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

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Over And Out - An Editor Departs…

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

02 April 2022

From: Features

Rental reform - why it'll make inventories more important than ever 

In this weekend feature, inventory expert and chair of the AIIC, Daniel Evans, sets out why rental reform changes will make...

02 April 2022

From: Features

A smart acquisition: Vouch and Goodlord 18 months on

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

02 April 2022

From: Features

“A whiff of yesterday’s news” - agent plays down rocketing house prices

One of the country’s leading estate agents has played down the significance of the latest house price index which at first...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Pro-active conveyancers in bid to improve buying and selling process

A number of pro-active conveyancers are joining a new conveyancing directory being set up by one of the leading figures in...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove’s hotspot league table - are you here?

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

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Michael Bruce secures massive new funding for Boomin portal

Sky News is reporting that Boomin, the portal founded by Purplebricks creator Michael Bruce, is close to finalising a new round...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks completes move away from self-employed agents

Purplebricks say it’s going to complete its transformation from an agency using self-employed local operatives in the field, to having fully...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Connells’ high end brand reports record trading year

John D Wood - which along with Hamptons is regarded as the prime end of the suite of agency brands now...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents worry over new ownership transparency initiative

The introduction of a register of land owners has triggered concern from the agents’ trade body Propertymark.  A Register of Persons Holding...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

30 March 2022

From: Features

Boomin pledge to reveal ‘agents who pay’ next week

New portal Boomin suggests it has “thousands” of agents who have signed up on a paid basis. The portal - which launched almost...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Rule change to make Equity Release more appealing to sceptics

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

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Challenger portal offers new referral fees thanks to partnership

Challenger portal group OneDome has linked with a chain repair service to provide what it calls an end-to-end property offering. The OneDome...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency chooses London for its first-ever international office

An agency specialising in Nigerian clients has opened its first international office in London. Jide Taiwo & Co’s office will open next...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency launches new Franchise and Consultant schemes

A three-branch agency in the south west has launched a franchise model which it says should appeal “to those wanting a...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Leading agency reveals Data Science is key to how it wins business

Foxtons has given details of what some believe is market-leading use of technology to drive its sales and lettings effort. In a...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Stock shortage fuels big rise in off-plan sales

The extreme shortage of properties for sale has fuelled the first rise in new homes sold off-plan since 2016.   In 2021 some...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Property tax alternative to stamp duty wins support of MPs

At least 18 MPs have come out in favour of a new annual Proportional Property Tax which would be levied on...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Behind The Scenes video series looks at how agents work

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

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Interview with eXp's Glenn Sanford - 'some agents will always prefer self-employed'

The self-employed model, after years of not really catching on fully, was given a major boost by the pandemic and the...

26 March 2022

From: Features

Energy squeeze threatens financial nightmare for tenants and landlords

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

26 March 2022

From: Features

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

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

26 March 2022

From: Features

New London branch for agency in fast-emerging hotspot

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

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents and conveyancers in new era of partnership, says PropTech chief

The sponsor of an industry forum for agents and conveyancers to be held next week says the collaborative event hails the...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Sigh of relief that Sunak avoids hurting housing market

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

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

New co-ownership scheme ‘completely different to Timeshare’

A new service launched in the UK this week selling one-eight to one-half ownership of luxury holiday homes insists it is...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Affordability alarm goes off as house prices hit another high

The latest government house price data has sparked a fear that the market may be heading towards an affordability crisis. The Office...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Are you the next Phil or Kirstie?

A prominent independent production company is looking for property professionals for a new television programme idea to be filmed in the...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Alert as Japanese Knotweed spotted earlier than usual

There’s a claim that Japanese Knotweed, described as one of the UK’s most invasive plant species, has been spotted growing earlier...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Income Tax cut and VAT scrapped on home energy efficiency measures

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

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

GDPR Compliance - new partnership offers help to agents

LonRes has teamed up with compliance consultancy iCompli to launch a  range of services which they say will keep estate agents...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Climate Innovation District - low carbon suburb to be built

A so-called Climate Innovation District is to be constructed in central Leeds with low carbon homes at its heart. The developer Citu...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Fall-Through Mayhem - over 50,000 deals collapse since New Year

A prominent industry supplier has produced startling statistics about the numbers of fall throughs in just the first 10 weeks or...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Boomin says it’s beating other portals for YouTube views

Boomin claims that one of the online influencers it has commissioned to create YouTube content has won has many viewers as...

22 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

Best ever spring market for vendors as prices hit new record

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

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

More leaseholders freed from doubling ground rents

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

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 March 2022

From: Features

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

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

19 March 2022

From: Features

What can estate agents learn from tech companies?

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

19 March 2022

From: Features

‘Property United For Ukraine’ - how agents can help

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

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Consumer confidence drops sharply amongst potential buyers

The Building Societies Association’s regular confidence tracker about the housing market shows rising pessimism over interest rates, the escalating cost of...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Sales Push - transactions per agency branch at a five-month high

Sales agreed per Propertymark member branch are now running at eight per month - the highest figure since last October according...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Going Up - another interest rate rise just announced

The Bank of England has confirmed that base rate is to rise again, for the third time in three months, to a...

17 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Inflation may overtake house price growth soon - warning

Rising inflation may soon overtake house price growth even in the most buoyant areas of the UK, a property market analysis...

17 March 2022

From: Breaking News

House buying times slashed by eight weeks, claims conveyancing chief

A new PropTech platform set up by a major figure in the conveyancing industry claims to slash the typical time for...

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Tragedy as campaigning agent dies just days after cancer diagnosis

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

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Russian attempts to buy property - legal warning over sanctions

A legal expert has warned that everyone is theoretically at risk of committing a breach of sanctions against Russia - but...

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Cladding Crisis - government STILL doing too little, say cross-party MPs

Too many leaseholders will fall through the cracks of the government’s “piecemeal measures” to combat the cladding crisis.  That’s the view of...

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Scrap Stamp Duty surcharge for a ‘double whammy’ win - call

An industry trade body wants the government to scrap the three per cent stamp duty surcharge on additional homes - and...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Homes For Ukraine launched by Housing Secretary

The government has now formally launched the Homes For Ukraine scheme, heavily leaked in recent days. The Secretary of State for Levelling...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Is Your Agency Here? Industry award winners named

Some 86 Bronze, Silver, Gold and Special Awards have been presented to agents in the Guild off Property Professionals at its...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks goes upside down, and down the Tube

Purplebricks issued an unexpected tweet yesterday, showing one of its own advertisements posted on a London tube train - upside down. With...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Dexters’ expansion programme continues with digital platform

The long-standing commitment of London-focussed agency Dexters to expand through acquisitions is continuing apace. Over the weekend it was announced that the...

14 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards new rules - agents urged to comment on Material Info

Propertymark is urging agents to respond to a consultation exercise being conducted by the National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agents...

14 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Second Homes Taxes will backfire on wider economy - warning

A rural body in Wales has hit out at the Welsh Government’s proposals for draconian new taxes on second homes.  Earlier this...

14 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter: agency with a new concept and terrific fundraising

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

12 March 2022

From: Features

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

From Poacher to Gamekeeper - Levelling Up from Agent to Developer

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

12 March 2022

From: Features

Agents reached out to me, says Boomin boss Michael Bruce

The chief executive of Boomin says agents have asked him to do something about rival portals “pocketing income from mortgage referral...

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Can Purplebricks thrive with a CEO without agency experience?

The Purplebricks share price remained relatively unchanged yesterday following the shock announcement that chief executive Vic Darvey was quitting the company...

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Russian sanctions won’t hurt prime London claims high-end agent

High end estate agency Savills says the imposition of sanctions on Russians, amid new measures obliging overseas buyers to be more...

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

We’re Still Buying! Sentiment high despite inflation, interest rates and war

Despite a backdrop of the Ukraine crisis, soaring fuel bills, rising interest rates and high inflation, buyer sentiment remains strong according...

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks chief executive quits because of “personal circumstances”

Purplebricks chief executive Vic Darvey has quit, citing “personal circumstances”.  He leaves at the end of this month with chief operating officer Helena...

10 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Russians in London given six months to reveal true ownership or sell-up

The UK government appears to have given sanctioned Russian property owners a get-out-of-jail card valid for six months.  It’s been confirmed that...

10 March 2022

From: Breaking News

New flats marketed as ‘work from home’ units

A developer has converted a 1979s office block into flats which are now being sold as £180,000 to £215,000 work from...

10 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Reviews site allAgents makes new allegations about rival services

The war of words between various property review platforms continues apace. The latest accusation concern comparison website GetAgent, and specifically reviews of...

09 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Challenger portal launches major advertising campaign

The OneDome group websites - OneDome itself and nethouseprices - are launching their largest ever advertising campaign. It will target buyers and...

09 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer wants buyers to have maximum upfront information

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

09 March 2022

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers in hotspot to get £5,000 public cash for deposit

A scheme to help people to get on the housing ladder in one of the UK’s most expensive local housing markets...

09 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

08 March 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Foxtons chief named as head of growing agency network

Lomond Group, which says it is the UK’s fastest-growing estate agency network, has appointed Ed Phillips as its new Group Chief...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

New transaction concept could complete a sale in a week

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

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Ukraine crisis will put brakes on runaway housing market, warns analyst

Despite the latest Halifax house price index showing a 10.8 per cent annual rise, a leading housing market analyst is warning...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Double-digit annual house price growth now in seven UK regions

The market boom goes on, for now at least. In February, house prices rose at their fastest since June 2007 according to...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Instagram is inspiration for new bespoke estate agency

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

07 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

07 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Review row over company making allegations about OnTheMarket

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

07 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Over 6,000 agency offices now serviced by growing PropTech supplier

PropTech supplier nurtur.group - which owns Fine & Country and the Guild of Property Professionals - has acquired Brief Your Market,...

07 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Will The Lights Go On Again In Central London?

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

05 March 2022

From: Features

Predictions 2022 - an interview with Simon Shinerock

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

05 March 2022

From: Features

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

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

05 March 2022

From: Features

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

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

04 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

04 March 2022

From: Breaking News

More listings and inflation woe signal price growth slowdown - Zoopla

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

04 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

04 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Leaders Romans Group announces first acquisition since private equity take-over

Leaders Romans Group, which is fast becoming one of the UK’s largest agencies, has acquired another firm. It’s the first purchase of...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency reveals PropTech breakthrough after year-long research project

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

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Government may seize homes of key Russians without compensation

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

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Second home buyers hit with 300% tax rise in part of UK

The Welsh Government has announced an increase to the maximum level of council tax premiums for second homes, as well as...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Russians own substantial number of homes outside London too

A new analysis has revealed those areas of England and Wales with the largest numbers of Russian-owned homes. Credas Technologies analysed Land...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

02 March 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Affordability is the issue of the rent control argument

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

02 March 2022

From: Features

Going paperless - simplified eSignature experiences made for agents

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

02 March 2022

From: Features

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

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

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Foxtons says it’s delivered first phase of growth plan

Foxtons has told shareholders that it has enjoyed "a good year of progress with revenues, profits and cash flow significantly ahead of...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC Stamp Duty Crackdown - more experts warn of problems

Yesterday we reported on how the Chartered Institute of Taxation was warning of problems with new HMRC stamp duty rules to...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

No chains mean fast sales - but hefty premiums too

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

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

01 March 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Controversial conveyancer hits back at 'forgotten stamp duty' claim

The controversial conveyancing firm at the centre of an apparent cyber attack has hit back at newspaper claims that it did...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket transformation is accelerating, claims CEO Tebb

OnTheMarket’s transformation into a “tech-enables property business across the broader property eco-system” is gathering pace according to the portal’s chief executive. In...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

28 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Seize Putin’s Properties: Mayor wants drastic response to Ukraine

London mayor Sadiq Khan says he supports the seizure of property assets connected to the allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin.  The...

28 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Will Ukraine, Interest Rates and Energy Prices hurt housing market?

One of the UK’s leading economic experts is to be the speaker at a Rightmove seminar this week, considering whether events...

28 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

26 February 2022

From: Features

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

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

26 February 2022

From: Features

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

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

25 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

25 February 2022

From: Breaking News

New curbs on second homes will hurt buyers, warns Propertymark

A bid to regulate second home ownership in part of the UK through changes to planning policy will add complexity and...

25 February 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Material information’ tool to help meet Trading Standards regs

A PropTech supplier has been quick off the mark to launch a tool which it says will help agents satisfy new...

25 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - light to get through the darkest days

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

25 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry big hitter Notley joins Connells top table

The industry big hitter who joined Connells on a temporary basis to support its acquisition of Countrywide has now become its commercial director and a...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Searches not revealing new road schemes, claims angry conveyancer

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

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - why Trading Standards wants changes to property listings

The National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agent Team has released background information on how it came to make changes to...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Lawyer says some agents can’t cope with more regulation

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

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

London property may feature in sanctions against aggressive Russia

It appears that new controls on property ownership may feature in future sanctions against Russia in response to its aggression in Ukraine. Prime...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Reform of properties listings welcomed by industry leaders

Industry figures have come out in favour of the long-term programme of new compulsory information to be contained on property listings. From...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

One of Britain’s oldest agencies - has it closed permanently?

It’s feared one of the country’s oldest estate agencies may have entered receivership. The Drew Pearce company of agents and chartered surveyors...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Kirstie Controversy - newspaper has corrected my comments, says TV star

Kirstie Allsopp says the Sunday Times has amended its report of an interview in which she says first time buyers may...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents to get 1,500% return on investment claims PropTech firm

A PropTech platform claims its “unique” features will help its subscribers get a 1,500 per cent return on investment by the...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Asking prices show largest monthly jump in over 20 years

Rightmove - which issues its annual figures to shareholders later this week - has released a bullish snapshot of the housing...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Star Quality - leading estate agency hires a Mystic Meg

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

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

A Lesson for Agents from the Ukraine Crisis

If the UK and its allies have been played by Russia over the Ukraine ‘invasion’, and it’s beginning to look that...

19 February 2022

From: Features

Short term lets - what’s the extent of the problem?

Timothy Douglas, Head of Policy and Campaigns at Propertymark, analyses the impact that the lack of available data is having on...

19 February 2022

From: Features

Agents - how to spot and stop fraud

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

19 February 2022

From: Features

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

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

18 February 2022

From: Breaking News

New branch office will “redefine estate agency experience”

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

18 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Do interest rates matter? Number of mortgaged homes falls

Only 6.8m homes in England now have mortgages, just 28 per cent of the overall market and about two per cent...

18 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

18 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Allegation of agency staff at ‘drugs party’ in branch

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

17 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Brexit triggers surge in buyers seeking ‘global citizenship’

An estate agency has announced what it calls a ‘Global Citizenship Division’ to take advantage of a surge in interest for...

17 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Fall throughs kill off one-in-five transactions - claim

Fall throughs remain a significant problem with transaction collapses costing buyers and sellers a wasted £880m in 2021 according to new...

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

TOP TECH TO HELP LETTING AGENTS SUPERCHARGE THEIR BUSINESS

Letting agency growth experts are set to take to the virtual stage and use the latest tech to share their insights...

16 February 2022

From: Sponsored Content

“Underwhelming” business rates review is slammed by agency

A consultation exercise on government proposals for its business rates review is totally “underwhelming” according to property agency Colliers. The consultation ends...

16 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Can Virtual Assistants help agents work in the New Normal?

The changes to the business models of agents have been turbo-charged by the pandemic - and that makes the industry ripe...

16 February 2022

From: Breaking News

New homes boast of energy efficiency as price hike looms

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

16 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Government threatens developers over cladding payments

The government is threatening to deny planning consent to developers who refuse to pay towards the removal of unsafe cladding on...

16 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Too Many Second Homes? Campaigning MP to meet minister

A campaigning MP is to meet with a government minister to discuss controls and disincentives for second homes. Former Liberal Democrat MP...

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency heralds “truly remarkable” change in market conditions

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

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency service rebrands after legal threat from easyJet

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

14 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove pushing reluctant sellers to come to market within weeks

The number one portal is making a big marketing and research push to get reluctant owners to put up the For...

14 February 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket insists interest rate rise not weakening buyer sentiment

OnTheMarket says buyer and seller confidence has not been adversely affected by the first base rate rise in more than three...

14 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Trade group slashes membership fees in bid to boost membership

The Experts in Property trade group has cut its subscription and rolled out marketing initiatives in a bid to woo new...

14 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

12 February 2022

From: Features

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

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

12 February 2022

From: Features

How the property sector must adapt during the year ahead

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

12 February 2022

From: Features

Countrywide in major reviews deal for 49 agency brands

Connells-owned Countrywide has announced a major deal in which 49 of its brands will use the ESTAS customer review platform. The deal...

11 February 2022

From: Breaking News

New acquisition takes fast-growing agency to nine branches

One of Scotland’s leading legal and estate agency, Pacitti Jones, is continuing to expand. This week it has snapped up Tip Top...

11 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Time-On-Market returns to pre-pandemic level says RICS

Selling a home - the period from listing to completion - is now back to its pre-pandemic levels of 16 weeks...

11 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Asking prices show no sign of Levelling Up

Average asking prices in Britain have risen by 53 per cent over the past 10 years according to Rightmove. They have risen...

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC tax windfall follows new stamp duty surcharge

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

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Energy efficiency increasingly vital to buyers - claim

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

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Achieve excellent sales and lettings performance with PropTech

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

09 February 2022

From: Features

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

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

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

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

New housing minister named in government mini-reshuffle

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

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks reviews dispute takes new twist four years on

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

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Running On Empty! Agents' inventories running almost at zero

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

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Allsopp fights back after criticism of first time buyer comments

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

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents wary as house price growth slows significantly

The latest house price data from the Halifax shows another absolute record but with a sharply reduced monthly rise indicating a...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Shock move to review EPCs after rating problem identified

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

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

07 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Heavier Tax On Second Homes - Tories are now as keen as Labour

A poll of Conservative voters shows strong majorities for higher taxes on second homes and empty properties, and tougher demands on...

07 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents and the law - critical webinars begin this week

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

07 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing ministers line up to back beleaguered PM Johnson

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

07 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates - Do They Matter Any More?

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

05 February 2022

From: Features

2022 - agents can benefit from planning ahead and having a plan B in mind

Without doubt, 2021 was an exceptional year in the property market, with the stamp duty holiday and favourable market conditions helping...

05 February 2022

From: Features

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

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

05 February 2022

From: Features

Agency boasts 11 branches following latest acquisition

Midlands-based property firm Sheldon Bosley Knight - also known as SBK - has snapped up north Warwickshire estate agency Hawkins. As well as...

04 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Rising mortgage-free ownership diminishes Interest rate impact

With a Bank of England base rate rise expected as soon as tomorrow, new figures from the government add weight to...

04 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Call for under-occupying older owners to downsize

Research suggests there are substantial numbers of older Londoners using too-large properties but unable to downsize because of a lack of...

04 February 2022

From: Breaking News

 Agents Do Charity - from here to Africa…

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

04 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgages to cost more as base rate increases

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

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Ex-Purplebricks executive takes over at Yopa online agency

A former Purplebricks chief is the new CEO of rival online company Yopa. Verona Frankish has been involved in the property industry...

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Exclusivity Agreements? They’re for “shysters” claims lawyer

The Property Ombudsman should ban agents from using so-called exclusivity agreements on sales, claims a law firm.  Donal Blaney, founder of Griffin...

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket subsidiary joins Coadjute Blockchain platform

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

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove reveals new feature promoting property lists

Rightmove has rolled out a new feature within MyRightmove that allows home-hunters organise saved properties into various property lists. The portal says...

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

New-style Home Information Pack proposed by government

The government’s Levelling Up White Paper, released today, contains an unexpected and shock commitment - to create a new 'lite' version...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

02 February 2022

From: Features

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

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

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing Reform proposals to change economy by 2030

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

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

New housing market boom as one-in-five want to buy this year

Results of a study of 2,000 adults suggest that almost one in five of them want to buy or invest in...

02 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

PropTech rebrand for epropservices as it speeds product development

The branding and technology supplier epropservices - which also owns Fine & Country and the Guild of Property Professionals - is changing...

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks admits uncertainty ahead after sharp drop in revenue

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

31 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Momentum builds for specialist website winning more agents

Two of the country’s highest profile agencies have signed up to a fledgling website which allows users to find, research, buy or...

31 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Supply up in every part of the country according to Rightmove

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

31 January 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

29 January 2022

From: Features

The cold facts about winter property checks

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

29 January 2022

From: Features

One year on, my perspective on running my own partnership

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

29 January 2022

From: Features

Purplebricks - It's My Property and I Will Sell It To Who I Want

Was Purplebricks right to delist a property from its website when it discovered the vendors - a Christian couple - were opposed...

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Historic Humberts wants to build on nine-office franchise network

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

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Referral fee offer for OnTheMarket agents via development deals

OnTheMarket has signed a deal with Brickflow, a new comparison site for development finance.   The portal says the partnership will provide member...

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Booming estate agents buck liquidation trend despite pandemic

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

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech tool shows buyers detailed fit-out of homes pre-purchase

A new PropTech platform has an ultimate aim of allowing house buyers to select and order their interior decorations and modifications...

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Big payday for OnTheMarket’s former chief executive

A former chief executive of OnTheMarket is now able to cash in shares worth some £92,000 in the latest part of...

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Pioneering self-employed agency names latest recruit

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

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty loophole likely to be closed later this year

A stamp duty loophole in one part of the UK is likely to be closed later this year. Until now buying a...

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Agency buys popular independent as part of growth strategy

A fast-growing land and property consultancy has snapped up a respected independent to bolster its presence in the North of England. George...

26 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Good News Exclusive - Most agencies plan to expand in 2022

Research based on questioning almost 1,000 estate agents suggests that around 70 per cent are set to expand their business this...

25 January 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech boost for agents with Blockchain network in new deal

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

25 January 2022

From: Breaking News

First time buyer average age creeps up across UK

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

25 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Leaders Romans Group sold to another private equity firm

Bowmark Capital is selling its Leaders Romans Group, one of the UK’s largest property services groups, to another private equity operator, Platinum...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Warning To Agents - inflation could hurt housing market, experts say

Inflation could deal a double blow to the housing market, an agency expert warns. Last week it was revealed that UK inflation...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Trio of agency branches snapped up by financial entrepreneur

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

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 January 2022

From: Features

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

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

22 January 2022

From: Features

How to prepare for lettings in 2022 and beyond using PropTech

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

22 January 2022

From: Features

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

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

22 January 2022

From: Features

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

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

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket predicts improved profits after strong year

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

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Insider gets senior Propertymark policy position

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

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - and we’re fund-raising like mad already…

Barely three weeks into the new year and we’re already talking about plans to raise tens, perhaps hundreds, of thousands of...

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the premium buyers pay for chain-free properties

Buyers typically pay 10.8 per cent extra for chain-free properties than for similar homes with chains, according to new research. Website GetAgent...

20 January 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech: Zoopla backer pumps millions into Homesearch

Homesearch has won £5m new investment from venture capital firm Octopus Ventures - an organisation that has also backed three businesses...

20 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Boomin compares room values with Bitcoin and Porsches

Boomin has issued research done on its behalf into the value of spare rooms - and it’s made some eccentric comparisons...

20 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - London’s busiest housing markets

An estate agency has revealed which London boroughs have been the busiest in terms of the number of homes sold as...

19 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

Boomin claims large uptick in usage since Christmas

The Bruce brothers’ new portal Boomin has given its first statistics regarding usage following the launch of a new marketing campaign...

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

House sales faster despite conveyancing overload and buying frenzy

Agents finding it difficult to persuade potential vendors to come to the market this early in the year have new ammunition...

18 January 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – my predictions for the property market in 2022

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

15 January 2022

From: Features

A day in the life of a Sales and Investment Consultant

From first-time buyers to serial investors, no two days are ever the same for a Sales and Investment Consultant at Walton...

15 January 2022

From: Features

Tax clampdown on second homes announced by government

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

14 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - what customers REALLY think of estate agents

A new survey of people who have sold their home in the past six months has given a strong backing to...

14 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Boomin’s Michael Bruce renews attack on big three portals

Boomin co-founder and chief executive Michael Bruce has returned to the attack on Rightmove, Zoopla and OnTheMarket with an open letter,...

13 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing tech firm pledges dramatic time savings on transactions

The conveyancing technology firm Search Acumen has launched what it calls “an end-to-end solution” in a bid to abolish “antiquated” ways...

13 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Appy Days For Agents - PropTech supplier launches new app

The ValPal Network has announced the release of its MovePal app on the Apple App and Google Play stores. The app is...

13 January 2022

From: Breaking News

 Owners miss massive potential income by keeping homes empty

New research shows an estimated £200 billion worth of property sat vacant across Britain’s housing market - up 2.1 per cent...

13 January 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

12 January 2022

From: Features

OnTheMarket reveals new PropTech tool for member agents

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

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Major agency expects approaches from franchisees this year

Winkworth has told its shareholders that it expects approaches from prospective franchisees to open new branches this year. In a trading statement...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents’ New Year resolution must be to slash business costs

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

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency set to celebrate 150th anniversary of trading

John D Wood - the lettings and estate agency now part of the Connells empire - is celebrating its 150th birthday...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

New Covid guidance to estate and letting agents

Propertymark, the main industry trade body, has this evening updated its guidance on Covid safety for estate and letting agents in...

11 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Crash Coming? Warning from veteran estate agency chief

A prominent agency chief is warning that record house prices could lead to a housing bust if lending gets out of...

11 January 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech firm to remain as headline sponsor for ESTAS 2022

Blockchain PropTech operator Coadjute is to continue as Headline Partner for The ESTAS for 2022 and 2023.  Coadjute - which took over...

11 January 2022

From: Breaking News