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Major GoCompare investor reported to be seeking higher ZPG offer

News agency Reuters says a top five shareholder in price comparison service GoCompare says the firm should respond “positively” if ZPG...

20 November 2017

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket reported to be threatening agency with legal action

OnTheMarket is reported to be threatening an estate agency with legal action. Earlier this week Estate Agent Today reported that Henry Adams, a...

17 November 2017

From: Breaking News

ZPG says over 1,000 agency branches have rejoined after quitting OnTheMarket

ZPG says that the number of estate agency branches that left to join OnTheMarket but have now returned has reached over...

13 November 2017

From: Breaking News

New 'For Sale By Owner' site by-passes agents and charges £65

A new website which completely by-passes all kinds of estate agents and allows vendors to upload details of their own properties...

09 November 2017

From: Breaking News

ZPG: 10m app downloads, 75% of visits coming from mobile devices

The ZPG app for mobile users of the Zoopla and Primelocation websites has now been downloaded more than 10m times. ZPG launched...

08 November 2017

From: Breaking News

New portal targets agents to sell and let ex-council flats and houses

A new portal has been launched aimed at marketing ex-council properties for sale or to let through agencies.  Ex-Council.com says it is...

06 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Jostling for position: battle of the property portals continues

The fact is that most house hunters simply do not have the time, let alone the inclination, to trawl around properties...

28 October 2017

From: Features

Rightmove marketing chief named one of 1,000 top Londoners

The head of marketing at Rightmove has been named as one of London’s most influential people - a sign of the...

23 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Will Purplebricks ruling end agents’ purple mist?

So at last someone has woken up to the fact that Purplebricks needs to be clearer about how it charges for...

21 October 2017

From: Features

Connells in new ZPG deal as portal boss says more acquisitions to come

ZPG has announced that Connells is the latest major agency chain to sign a long-term deal with its portals Zoopla and...

17 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Asking prices show biggest October rise since 2014 says Rightmove

Asking prices have risen by an average of 1.1 per cent or £3,432 in the past month according to Rightmove.  This is...

16 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Rightmove names the UK's happiest place - and it's...

Leamington Spa in Warwickshire has been named as the happiest place to live in Great Britain in Rightmove’s 2017 Happy at...

11 October 2017

From: Breaking News

ZPG hits £1m referrals milestone with new tool for agents

ZPG says it has reached the milestone of delivering over £1m in referrals to its agents via its new MoveIt tool.  This provides agents with the...

09 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Property Natter: Why Uber’s troubles are reflected in estate agency

As those of us in the industry know, there is a fine balance to strike between disruptive technology – and the...

30 September 2017

From: Features

Rightmove amongst most profitable portals in the world, says top analyst

One of the most thorough analyses of property portals ever undertaken shows that Rightmove is the world’s most profitable portal company...

27 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Petition claims many Rightmove listings are speculative and over-priced

A mystery online petition is urging Rightmove to filter its advertisements “in a bid to curb down inflationary / speculative / fake...

26 September 2017

From: Breaking News

How many agency business models are there today?

It used to be so easy. Around 20 years ago there were what we now call full-service estate and letting agencies, and...

23 September 2017

From: Features

Confusion over OnTheMarket 'five year sign-up' shares eligibility

It now appears that OnTheMarket agents do not require to sign up to the portal for five years in order to...

22 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Facebook gives another signal that it may soon carry property listings

It looks likely that Facebook will soon be able to list homes for sale in the US, in the style of...

21 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Regional portal plans wider coverage and investment by year-end

Regional property portal MoviNorth says it plans to secure additional investment to expand its coverage by the end of 2017. The portal...

15 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Former portal strategist says: Investing in OnTheMarket is a horrible idea

One of the world’s leading property technology experts, who at one time was head of strategy at a property portal, says investing...

14 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Was this the week the agency industry changed for good?

I’ve been in France for the past few days and depending on your viewpoint, I made a spectacularly good or singularly...

09 September 2017

From: Features

Estate Agent Today Panel: what next for agents and OnTheMarket?

Let’s be honest - few people saw this coming. The 89 to 11 per cent majority amongst Agents’ Mutual members for...

08 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Hunters emphasises online success, despite challenging market

Hunters’ figures for the six months to the end of June show small rises in income and turnover but a substantial...

08 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Agents’ Mutual demutualisation: industry awaits members’ meeting

The industry today awaits the result of Agents’ Mutual’s formal Members’ Court in which agents will vote on the organisation’s proposed demutualisation and...

06 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Boards should be 'confined to Room 101', says campaigning agent

An estate agent who is campaigning for boards to be banned in his local area says they should be 'confined to...

05 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Top industry figure says OTM float 'just makes money for elite agents'

Iain White, the ex-Romans managing director and former Countrywide director, has come out strongly against the demutualisation proposal from Agents’ Mutual...

30 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Be wary of online agents' claims, consumer group tells public

Consumer group Which? says the public should be wary of claims made by online estate agents. This follows a series of complaints about...

29 August 2017

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket: no comment on 'deferred debt for Yes votes' claim

OnTheMarket is declining to comment after suggestions were floated that some debts by its member agents could be deferred, or in some...

22 August 2017

From: Breaking News

New tool allows portal searches by lifestyle needs, not by property

OneDome has launched a new online tool that allows users to scour Rightmove, Zoopla and OnTheMarket by setting up lifestyle criteria,...

21 August 2017

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket member agency claims it can list online-only properties

Humberts, a member of Agents’ Mutual, is today launching an online-only option and claims it can list online-only properties on OnTheMarket. Such...

14 August 2017

From: Breaking News

A sense of déjà vu over OnTheMarket

There’s a distinct sense of déjà vu over the debacle of OnTheMarket. I avoided joining two years ago because I couldn’t see...

12 August 2017

From: Features

Agents' Mutual: critical 'float vote' needs 75% backing, not 90%

Agents’ Mutual has confirmed that it requires 75 per cent of the votes of member agencies to pass its proposals to...

10 August 2017

From: Breaking News

ZPG steps into portal dispute with record figures on leads to agents

ZPG has stepped into the escalating dispute between portals by revealing record figures on new leads - two hours before the first...

08 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Springett unveils OnTheMarket float terms to local agents

  The first two meetings in a roadshow which OnTheMarket has organised for local member agents take place today - another 18...

08 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Regional portal chief welcomes end of One Other Portal rule

The head of a regional portal in the north of England has welcomed the likely demise of the controversial One Other...

08 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - a short history of estate agency

Property has been changing hands for centuries, but when did estate agents as we know them today – with their branches,...

04 August 2017

From: Features

Portal Wars - OnTheMarket to demutualise and float on stock market

Agents’ Mutual has confirmed that it proposes to form a new company, OnTheMarket plc, to list on the AIM market of...

04 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Newsflash - OnTheMarket to announce £50m stock exchange flotation

Sky News is reporting that OnTheMarket is to demutualise and list on the Stock Exchange.    The portal made much of its mutual...

03 August 2017

From: Breaking News

What now for Agents’ Mutual?

Agents’ Mutual (oops, that name might need to change…read on) has been touting its recent legal victory and is about to...

03 August 2017

From: Features

Visitors to agency websites 'stay loyal' and don't visit rival sites - claim

A data analytics firm that has studied over 2.7m visits to UK property company websites claims that once a visitor arrives...

03 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Agents' Mutual revenue static but company claims good progress

The accounts for Agents’ Mutual, parent company of the OnTheMarket portal, show that revenue for the year ending January 31 was...

01 August 2017

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket holding 20 meetings across UK with agents this month

OnTheMarket is this month holding 20 meetings for member agents to explain “progress and plans” for the portal.   The meetings - sometimes...

01 August 2017

From: Breaking News

UK home buyers 'most online-savvy in the world' says bank

House hunters in the UK are the global leaders in online property research according to a new study from HSBC.    The bank...

01 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Could Rightmove really increase charges to agents again?

A City analyst has fuelled speculation that Rightmove has a goal to increase its monthly average revenue from each agency from...

31 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Rightmove reports rise in agents, traffic and revenue per advertiser

In its latest report to shareholders, Rightmove has revealed yet more growth in agent numbers, traffic to its website, revenue per...

28 July 2017

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today: The importance of sustained innovation in viewings

I would argue the property industry is fundamentally inefficient. Much of that inefficiency is now being handled by PropTech companies and...

26 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Ad watchdog intervenes after complaint about 'under offer' listings

The Advertising Standards Authority has stepped in after receiving a complaint about two ads for properties listed on Rightmove. The homes were...

26 July 2017

From: Breaking News

CMA reveals details of go-ahead for ZPG/Expert Agent merger

The Competition and Markets Authority has released the full wording on its decision to give the go-ahead to ZPG’s acquisition of Expert...

25 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Sales Doctor: Winning more instructions part two

As discussed in our previous article, it’s all about the first impression. Once your team have handled that initial phone call...

22 July 2017

From: Features

Houser: controversial site must remove listing of home withdrawn in 2015

The controversial website Houser, which made waves when it launched in 2014, has been ordered by the Advertising Standards Authority to...

19 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Property Natter: a half-year review – hybrids, PropTech and resilience

We’re already more than halfway through 2017 and, against all the odds, it’s pushing 2016 close in terms of eventfulness and...

14 July 2017

From: Features

Housing market in a period of stagflation claims website

The UK property market has entered a period of stagflation where house price growth is consistently lower than the rate of...

14 July 2017

From: Breaking News

How independent agents use SEO to take on national brands

How many property professionals are truly happy with their revenue? High levels of competition from new market entrants is a significant...

08 July 2017

From: Features

Exclusive: OnTheMarket Action Group says legal action still possible

The OnTheMarket Action Group of dissident agents has told Estate Agent Today it is now in a position to decide on...

07 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Portal Wars resume as Agents' Mutual says it's going after the money

Agents’ Mutual says it will be seeking to recover costs and compensation for losses incurred after what is widely seen as...

06 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Agent agrees not to repeat advertisement knocking OnTheMarket

Major westcountry agency Wilkinson Grant has told the Advertising Standards Authority it will not re-use wording following a complaint from a...

05 July 2017

From: Breaking News

ZPG chief pledges to 'never go around an agent' for consumers

The managing director of ZPG Property Services says his firm will never ‘go around’ an agent in order to directly work...

04 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Brexit and election result are stopping people moving, leading agent says

One of the country’s leading buying agents says over six million people are living in the wrong property because they are...

04 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: might it become an estate agency with sellers listing directly?

Another senior industry analyst says the time is fast approaching for Rightmove to either shift its focus to take account of...

03 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Property Natter: Q & A with Mark Goddard, MD of ZPG Property Services

Mark Goddard was the founder and CEO of The Property Software Group (PSG), a property software solutions firm established in 2007,...

01 July 2017

From: Features

Competition authority clears ZPG acquisition of Expert Agent

ZPG, owner of digital platforms including Zoopla, uSwitch, PrimeLocation, Hometrack and Property Software Group, has been cleared by the Competition and...

29 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Cluttons announces return to marketing with Zoopla

High profile estate agency Cluttons has returned to marketing with Zoopla Property Group (ZPG).  The firm rejoined the portal at the end...

14 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Agents' property descriptions are improving, says SEO expert

Estate and letting agents' property descriptions are becoming increasingly likely to appear in keyword searches, according to a web marketing expert. Director...

13 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Property Natter: Q & A with Charlie Wright, CIELA

To give you a nice distraction from the post-election madness, here’s an interview with Charlie Wright, founder of CIELA (or The...

10 June 2017

From: Features

PropTech Today: Is Zoopla about to make a push for agents’ jobs?

Not in vain the distance beacons. Forward, forward let us range, Let the great world spin forever down the ringing grooves of...

07 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Redress schemes working together to drive out 'poor practice'

The industry’s three government-approved redress schemes have this week issued an updated version of their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU is...

07 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Zoopla becomes shareholder in Propertyfinder Group

Zoopla Property Group (ZPG) has announced it has become a 1% shareholder in international property portal business Propertyfinder Group (PFG). The organisation,...

06 June 2017

From: Breaking News

800 branches quit OnTheMarket since 2015  as ZPG welcomes returnees

ZPG says the number of estate agency branches to have quit OnTheMarket and rejoined Zoopla over the past two years has...

02 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Agency uses hi-def video and social media marketing for each property

An estate agency is offering to radically extend its marketing approach for each of its vendors’ properties to include a high...

01 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – awards success, purple and the future of agency

Since we last spoke, the ESTAS – the biggest and best property awards ceremony in the UK – has been and...

27 May 2017

From: Features

ZPG reports big surge in agents and listings over past six months

ZPG has published its half-year figures this morning showing a six per cent rise in the number of agents and a...

24 May 2017

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket losing share and listings according to Morgan Stanley analysis

An internet monitoring service operated by international financial services giant Morgan Stanley says OnTheMarket is continuing to lose both its share...

22 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Rightmove might lose business to Purplebricks, suggests consultancy

Two of the most influential figures behind the PropTech sector have run a microscope over Rightmove’s business model and technology -...

22 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Trinity Mirror to fight Rightmove and Zoopla for agents' advertising spend

Trinity Mirror is aiming to secure more of agents' marketing spend after launching what it is describing as a 'fightback' against...

17 May 2017

From: Breaking News

easyJet CFO joins Rightmove board

Property portal Rightmove has appointed easyJet's chief financial officer to its board. Andrew Findlay will join Rightmove as a non-executive director...

15 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Can TWPN really help promote your business on a global scale?

Given that around 95% of property searches now start online, it is more important than ever that an agent has an...

12 May 2017

From: Features

Agencies' parent company in long-term marketing deal with ZPG

Badger Holdings, owner of 26 agency branches operating under the Townends and Regents Estate Agent brands, has signed a multi-year deal...

08 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Peter Mansfield, Group Chairman at TWPN

What does it say on your business card? Peter Mansfield, Group Chairman, The World Property Network, www.twpn.com  and TheWorldPropertyNetwork.com                                  What is The World Property Network...

05 May 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

Independent agencies' group pledges to attack 'fake agents'

The first meeting of fledgling trade group CIELA has ended with a pledge to expose what it calls ‘fake agents’ which...

18 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Zoopla gets it claws out with new Crab-theme advertising campaign

Zoopla has launched a new advertising campaign to promote its usefulness to house movers as told through the eyes of hermit...

18 April 2017

From: Breaking News

How not to sell a €12.5m villa (or any other property for that matter)

This actually happened - the names of the guilty have been withheld to protect the innocent. I live in Spain, Marbella actually,...

15 April 2017

From: Features

New property search engine seeks investment from agents

A controversial new search engine claiming to be in the later stages of development is seeking investment from estate agents, corporates...

13 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Purple smoke and mirrors

Purplebricks’ advertising is very negative and critical of the competition. They talk about 'commisery', trying to make potential sellers feel ripped...

08 April 2017

From: Features

Using Rightmove alone would be the wrong move

It’s easy to be dismissive of the value of local newspapers for advertising residential property but things are never as straightforward...

08 April 2017

From: Features

The world is your oyster! Q & A with AIPP’s Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson, CEO of AIPP – Association of International Property Professionals – shines a light onto the international property market. Some UK...

01 April 2017

From: Features

Property Natter: How to improve your agency - a view from the inside

For my latest Property Natter I have sought the opinions of two well-known property consultants - Michael Day, managing director of...

01 April 2017

From: Features

Rightmove 'may go easy on fee increases to agents' claims City analyst

City investment consultancy Jefferies has suggested that Rightmove ‘may go easy’ on increasing its charges to agent customers, because of the...

31 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Agency claims 25% sales and instructions boost thanks to global portal

Agents should remember to target overseas buyers and tenants according to the head of a business management system aimed at maximising international...

31 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Tracking exercise to reveal 'which agents are best at selling'

A City consultancy has noted every property advertised on Rightmove in recent months and will track them throughout 2017 in a...

24 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Zoopla claims brand dominance over Rightmove is growing

New research conducted for ZPG claims that Zoopla’s ‘national spontaneous brand awareness’ is at an all-time high - with the gap...

22 March 2017

From: Breaking News

4 Reasons Why Virtual Furnishing Really Is The Future

It seems prop-tech is exploding at a scary rate, and the latest brands are all trying to grab our attention by...

17 March 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Homes listed with agents on Mondays sell quickest, says Which?

Which Money? - part of the Which? consumer organisation - says its analysis of thousands of properties for sale suggests that...

14 March 2017

From: Breaking News

LSL's hybrid/digital plans - City analyst gives the thumbs-up

Business consultancy Jefferies has given a strong endorsement to the digital agency policy set out by LSL Property Services earlier this...

09 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Read all about it: Will agents continue to advertise in print?

I had a very interesting chat with the man behind a new portal the other day. He was John Dixon, the portal...

04 March 2017

From: Features

Over 60% of UK consumers think that Estate Agents’ Photos Are Very Poor To Average

Over 60% of UK consumers think that Estate Agents’ Photos Are Very Poor To Average A recent survey* by dedicated property photo...

02 March 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Portal launches TV programme to showcase agents' properties

The World Property Network, a global property portal, has launched a show on Sky Property TV - the first portal in...

02 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Broadband speed in property details is 'broadly misleading'

Slow broadband speed at peak-times has been cited as the number one unexpected home-mover bugbear according to a survey of 3,000...

28 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Rightmove reveals more agents, more visits and more profits in past year

Rightmove has released its figures for 2016 and as predicted they show the portal streaking ahead of all rivals. It reports record...

24 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Portal's 'win a house' competition ad banned by watchdog

A competition organised by Real Hot Property - which says it “aims to be Europe’s largest property portal” - has been...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

New property portal unconcerned about OnTheMarket rule

A new regional property portal aiming to sign up 80 per cent of agencies in Yorkshire says it is unconcerned about...

21 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Another Rightmove record - 131 million visits last month

Rightmove secured over 131m visits last month, an all-time high for January. The 131m total was some three per cent above January...

20 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Online operators in firing line of independent agents' group

The Charter for Independent Estate and Letting Agents, which is to be set up formally from next week, has set out...

20 February 2017

From: Breaking News

And now for something completely different...Co-Living

We’re used to stories on how the buying and renting of ‘formal’ accommodation - flats and houses - has become increasingly...

17 February 2017

From: Features

Rightmove reminder on 14-week anti-portal juggling time limit

Rightmove has reminded agents of its new 14-week re-listing timescale, first announced just before Christmas as part of its crackdown on...

17 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Agency hires Aussie TV property pundit for staff training

Spicerhaart has signed what it describes as one of the world’s top estate agency mentors to work with its teams across...

14 February 2017

From: Breaking News

100-plus branches to return to Zoopla in new franchise deal

Estate Agent Today has been told that a deal between the Property Franchise Group and ZPG - the new name for...

07 February 2017

From: Breaking News

PropTech guru James Dearsley writes for Estate Agent Today

James Dearsley, founder of The Digital Marketing Bureau and arguably the best known figure in the fast-emerging property technology sector, is...

07 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Portal peace in our time

It’s over. Done. The only ones interested are those with too much time on their hands. For God’s sake - behind...

04 February 2017

From: Features

Guarantee blue skies! Bad weather doesn’t mean bad photos when you use Doctor Photo

Annoying isn’t it. You take on a stunning property, agree a compelling asking price and your Vendor is desperate to get the...

02 February 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Zoopla: Hometrack makes us UK's most valuable property resource

Zoopla Property Group’s £120m purchase of Hometrack, announced yesterday evening, is part of its aim to create “the UK’s most valuable...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Up and up - Purplebricks confirms 'record-breaking January' claim

Purplebricks has issued its second statement to the City on successive trading days - and its share price has risen by...

31 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks share price at all-time high as traditional agents flounder

The stock market appears to be continuing its love affair with Purplebricks, as the hybrid agency share price rose once again...

27 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Zoopla claims 700 agency branches have returned from OnTheMarket

Zoopla Property Group says that in the last three months alone over 100 estate agency branches have returned to its portal...

26 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Independence may be the undoing of the Independents

The story of the week has been the first steps of a trade body to represent independent estate agents - as...

21 January 2017

From: Features

CIELA – you’re breaking my heart

When I read about the possible formation of yet another ‘mutual’ with the aim of furthering and protecting the interests of...

21 January 2017

From: Features

Portals: Romans' and Leaders' 150 branches sign up to Zoopla

Property Service Holdings - parent company of the 150 branches trading under the Romans and Leaders names - has signed up...

20 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Independent agents group is 'Go' but portal idea is on ice for a year

The go-ahead has been given to create a group aiming to unite independent estate and letting agents into a single powerful...

19 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Analyst heaps praise on only UK property stock I'd ever buy...

An American investment analyst has used the Motley Fool online city column to give a glowing endorsement to one of the...

19 January 2017

From: Breaking News

60 Second Interview: Shameem Golamy, Managing Director of Properstar

1.For those who are not familiar with Properstar yet, how would you summarise your services? Properstar is an online portal that helps...

16 January 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

Rightmove traffic since Christmas up 5% on last year

Rightmove’s web traffic between Boxing Day and the end of last week is up five per cent on the same period...

16 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Zoopla and ValPal both report record lead numbers for agents

Zoopla says it delivered a record number of unique appraisal leads to its agent members in December, up 112 per cent...

09 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Seek and ye shall find

I have a confession to make. In 1988 I became a Seekers franchisee. For those of you who don't know who...

07 January 2017

From: Features

OnTheMarket to advertise on 40 channels in run-up to anniversary

OnTheMarket is to advertise across 40 channels this month, in the build up to its second anniversary at the end of January. The...

06 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Rightmove visits up 9% in better-than-expected post-Brexit market

There’s been a fall in the typical asking price of a home on sale of 2.1 per cent according to Rightmove...

12 December 2016

From: Breaking News

New property portal Yellf to launch with strong social media emphasis

A new property portal is to launch in April, and has this week started recruiting estate and letting agency members while...

09 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Agency tries £1 stunt fee offer to drive Christmas web traffic

A single-branch agency operating around Blackpool is offering vendors ultra-low fees if they register their homes for sale online on Boxing...

09 December 2016

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket portal now listing some commercial properties

OnTheMarket is now listing UK commercial properties to rent and for sale.  The portal says this is “closely aligned with its UK residential search...

02 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Zoopla reports agency total up 5% and listings up 10% in a year

Zoopla Property Group's estate agency membership grew five per cent and its property listing inventory was up 10 per cent in...

30 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Invisible juggling – estate agents’ impressive skill

As circus performers, most estate agents would fail. Some of you might find that difficult to comprehend. After all, many uninformed members...

26 November 2016

From: Features

Pay As You Go online agency promises to 'disrupt the disruptors'

An estate agency described as operating a ‘pay as you go’ business model says it wants to “disrupt the disruptors” operating...

25 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Auction House claims sale within seven hours of winning instruction

Auction House London claims it has sold a £1m property for its full asking price within seven hours of receiving the...

22 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Asking prices dip but no cause for panic, says Rightmove

The asking price of properties newly launched on the market has dipped by 1.1 per cent in the past month says...

14 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards says portal juggling 'deceives and harms consumers'

Portal juggling has been defined as one of a number of "emerging threats" aimed at deceiving consumers through the manipulation of...

03 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Rightmove may be world's most profitable property portal, says analyst

A leading PropTech analyst has compared the finances of many of the world's leading property portals and says Rightmove is earning...

03 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Countrywide chief to face questions  ahead of latest results

Countrywide's second most senior management figure - Head of Retail Sam Tyrer - is to speak before an industry audience next...

01 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Four things all good estate agent websites need in 2016

All estate and letting agents now have a website – but just how effective is yours? Your 'virtual shop window' is now...

31 October 2016

From: Sponsored Content

OTM – is this the end of the Odyssey?

It is with no pleasure and a touch of sadness that I took in the significance of OTM's recent performance in...

28 October 2016

From: Features

Veteran agent urges new recruits to join 'general practice' agencies

One of Britain’s most respected veteran estate agents, Hugh Dunsmore-Hardy, is urging new recruits to the industry to join what he...

27 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Rightmove appoints global technology supremo to board

Rightmove has a new board member from the end of this year - Jacqueline de Rojas, the winner of the 2015...

21 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Zoopla says over 40 branches have returned since October 1

Zoopla Property Group claims that in the past two weeks, over 40 agency branches have returned to listing on Zoopla and...

18 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Online agent says Rightmove false allegations are gross abuse

An online estate agency delisted by Rightmove for apparently breaching its terms and conditions has accused the portal of “gross abuse”...

17 October 2016

From: Breaking News

London house price changes range hugely from +16% to -16%

Data from Your Move suggests annual house price movements in London boroughs range massively from +16.4 per cent to -16.5 per...

17 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Portal guru praises Rightmove and Zoopla for 'opposing strategies'

A technology business adviser who has surveyed property portals across the world has praised Rightmove for its determination to become the...

13 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Agency modernisation means Zoopla shares 30% below fair value

Investment group Shore Capital says the future expansion of digital property advertising means Zoopla shares - despite recent growth - are...

11 October 2016

From: Breaking News

New off-market 'members portal' insists OTM portal rule does not apply

A new portal has launched listing off-market properties at the very highest end of the market, and says it does not...

05 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Zoopla scores 53m visits, 2m leads and more app growth in September

Zoopla Property Group says there were over 53m visits to its Zoopla and PrimeLocation websites in September, up 13 per cent...

04 October 2016

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket secures 10m visits in September but unspecified leads

OnTheMarket says it provided “a record number of leads” to its agent members in September - but is not disclosing how...

03 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Agents dismiss call for property listings to include flood 'traffic lights'

The National Association of Estate Agents report has batted away an idea which has been resuscitated by the insurance industry, suggesting...

30 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Will Apple save London's landmark new housing developments?

Some of London’s ailing new homes schemes may have been thrown a lifeline by the decision of technology giant Apple to occupy...

29 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Ombudsman revises Codes of Practice to address portal juggling

The Property Ombudsman scheme (TPO) has announced that it will be issuing updated versions of all its Codes of Practice on...

27 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Rightmove reveals new logo to agents

Property portal Rightmove has revealed its new logo to estate and letting agents ahead of its official launch in December. The portal...

21 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Agents' Mutual makes court payments as part of ongoing contract dispute

Agents' Mutual was last week ordered to make a further payment into court as part of its ongoing legal case against...

20 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Agents' Mutual chooses not to address Letter Before Action

The OTM Action Group has released a statement claiming that Agents' Mutual has chosen not to address any of the concerns...

14 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Rightmove, Purplebricks and easyProperty get global endorsement

A long-standing analyst of property portals and websites worldwide has included Rightmove, Purplebricks and easyProperty in a list of 10 sites...

08 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Zoopla seminars aim to showcase Property Software Group products

Zoopla Property Group is organising a series of seminars for agent members next month, aimed at promoting products offered by its...

07 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Rightmove reveals its autumn TV advertising campaign

Rightmove has launched its autumn TV advertising offensive, the latest to follow the Find Your Happy theme.   The new ad -...

02 September 2016

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket announces latest multi-branch agency to join portal

  OnTheMarket says Andrew Milsom Estate Agents, a six branch agency in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire, has joined the portal.   The website says the...

02 September 2016

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket reveals latest total of estate and letting agencies listing

OnTheMarket has announced that it now has more than 6,400 estate and letting agency offices listing on its site - a...

31 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks to spend £10m on marketing its launch down under

Purplebricks says it will have a marketing budget of AUS$17.2m - that's over £9.9m - to spend on marketing for its...

30 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Guild launches new tool collating agents' data from all major portals

The Guild of Professional Estate Agents has launched a new tool to analyse members’ own performance by analysing data from the...

30 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Why agents will always need portals

It’s a headline from an Australian business journal this week but it has a familiar ring to it: “Estate agents’ attempts...

26 August 2016

From: Features

Agents take over seven hours to respond to email leads - claim

Agents take an average of seven working hours and 11 minutes to respond to email leads - and just over a...

26 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Property Natter: online agents – where are they now?

It’s easy to forget, but there was a time when the internet didn’t exist. When the idea behind the world wide...

19 August 2016

From: Features

Mystery surrounds fate of 'closed' hybrid estate agency

Mystery surrounds the fate of Fresh Chilli, a north of England-based hybrid estate agency that launched with a fanfare last autumn,...

19 August 2016

From: Breaking News

International survey reveals worldwide concern over portal listings

A data consultancy says it will shortly release the findings of an online survey on estate agents’ concerns over how their...

18 August 2016

From: Breaking News

More bad news for central London's landmark new developments

Square foot prices at one of central London’s most controversial new developments - Nine Elms - are down eight per cent...

17 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Win new vendors by advertising internationally

What is Properstar? Properstar helps UK estate agents cross the chasm from local to global in respect of advertising their properties. Using...

16 August 2016

From: Sponsored Content

PropTech firm links with consumer group to push 'Find A Pro' offer

PropTech firm Plentific has teamed up with the HomeOwners Alliance to give another platform for its ‘Find a Pro’ service highlighting...

16 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Portal juggling: campaigning agent demands action against portals

An agent at the centre of the campaign to expose and stop portal juggling wants to know whether the National Trading...

15 August 2016

From: Breaking News

NTSEAT, NAEA, Redress schemes all warn against portal juggling

The National Trading Standards Estate Agency Team is warning agents not to engage in portal juggling - an activity it describes...

12 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – the sun has put its hat on (sort of)

Summer finally arrived, the transport system (as always) went into meltdown, everyone complained that it was too hot and the sun...

05 August 2016

From: Features

All agents are online – so how can you beat the competition?

Whether you work from a traditional office, a coffee shop or a bedroom, one thing's for sure is that these days...

04 August 2016

From: Sponsored Content

PropTech guru says OnTheMarket could still disrupt portal sector

One of Britain’s foremost PropTech experts says OnTheMarket could still disrupt the portal landscape - but has trust issues following disputes...

29 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Rightmove claims 81% market share of key 'mobile mover' audience

Rightmove has reported its half-year figures to the City and its investors with the stand-out claim being that it now says...

27 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Low turnout for poll suggesting OnTheMarket may not survive

A poll being taken by Property Portal Watch - an international website monitoring the real estate online sector - suggests that...

27 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Competition Tribunal set to hold OnTheMarket meeting this week

The Competition Appeals Tribunal which is to investigate a dispute between OnTheMarket and two agencies is scheduled to hold its first...

25 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Zoopla to allow agents to 'go hybrid' and rival Purplebricks

Zoopla is to offer its members a range of options which effectively mean that those agents who wish to can offer...

19 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing portal claims agents can check progress of chains

A conveyancing portal claims it allows estate agents and other parties access to a property transaction to see conveyancing progress across...

18 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Tech start-up already linked to portals secures £2m funding boost

Plentific - a proptech startup that operates a ‘find a professional’ service - has secured £2m in funding.  The service, which lists...

14 July 2016

From: Breaking News

New search engine fees 'cheaper for agents than Rightmove or Zoopla'

An online search engine claims it will allow estate agents to “make significant cost savings in advertising portal fees” with the...

12 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Portal Wars: Zoopla claims more leads and visits as OTM goes to court

Zoopla claims that it has delivered a 40 per cent increase in valuation leads to its agent members in the first six...

11 July 2016

From: Breaking News

nu: move - the future of property

nu-move online estate agents -The Future of Property Nu-move is an online venture that has been created to meet the demand...

07 July 2016

From: Sponsored Content

Portals: Zoopla chief challenges Brexit, OTM reports new visits and leads

Zoopla chief executive Alex Chesterman has been revealed to be one of the business leaders behind a legal challenge regarding the Brexit...

05 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Zoopla beefs up marketing with new TV spots and bus adverts

Zoopla is beefing up its TV and bus advertising this week to consolidate its claim to be the property portal with...

04 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Agency and property shares stabilise after early Brexit panic

Agency and other property shares that have been buffetted in the past two trading days have now stabilised - in most...

29 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Countrywide, Purplebricks, Foxtons share prices tumble - portals less so

As post-Brexit referendum vote shockwaves continue to reverberate around stock markets and currency exchanges, many publicly-quoted property companies took a hit...

28 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Unpicking the new world of estate agency

It’s official; the estate agency business is tougher than ever. Contrary to perceptions that may exist amongst observers and even clients, the...

24 June 2016

From: Features

How digital technology can help estate agents connect with customers

‘Digital technology in the property industry is here to stay’ was very much the opinion drawn from the recent FUTURE: PropTech...

24 June 2016

From: Features

The current state of play in the property portal market

With more house-hunters than ever now starting their search for a new home by typically looking online on one of the major...

17 June 2016

From: Features

OnTheMarket dispute: solicitors say more than 50 agents begin proceedings

Solicitors’ company Tollers says more than 50 estate agents have now formally instructed it in relation to claims against Agents’ Mutual,...

13 June 2016

From: Breaking News

How UK estate agents are embracing Multi Listing Services

It's great to hear how new proptech is being embraced by a number of front line agents in order to network...

07 June 2016

From: Sponsored Content

Growing potential for portals to replace estate agents says industry guru

There is a growing potential for property portals to take over the role of estate agents thanks to the vast amount...

07 June 2016

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket signs up five branch agency

Property portal OnTheMarket has announced that it has signed up five branch estate agency Meller Braggins.  The firm, which is based in...

03 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Portal juggling: MP submits application for Westminster debate

The MP who pledged his support to a campaign against portal juggling has now submitted an application for a Westminster Hall...

31 May 2016

From: Breaking News

'PSG yet to stretch its legs' – analysts report on Zoopla figures

Several stock market analysts have published reports on Zoopla's half-year trading statement released yesterday. Anthony Codling of Jefferies – the firm which...

26 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Agent is victim of deluge of calls after 'spam leads' on Rightmove

An agent has expressed his anger and frustration at being the subject of an apparent cyber-attack which involved his office telephone...

20 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – the top five Proptech products

Last time out I spoke about the beginnings of a PropTech revolution, with two major London-based events in the offing over...

13 May 2016

From: Features

Over 40 agencies agree to fund joint litigation against Agents' Mutual

Over 40 separate estate agencies have agreed to join forces to fund litigation against Agents’ Mutual, parent company of OnTheMarket. The firms represent...

13 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Zoopla claims it has overtaken Rightmove for brand awareness

Zoopla says its latest research shows it has now achieved a record level of national brand awareness and leads UK property...

12 May 2016

From: Breaking News

War of words goes on as OnTheMarket rebels near legal action

The action group representing rebel OnTheMarket agents says it is considering legal action with a barrister named to lead any possible...

10 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Hold the front page? Don’t bother – no one reads it any more

I wish it were otherwise, but there’s a crisis just beginning to sweep over newspapers – with, a bit beneath the...

06 May 2016

From: Features

Post-Brexit slump 'could wipe 50% off portals and Purplebricks' claim

The Motley Fool, a widely-read City investment column, says a Leave vote could result in a fall in housing market transaction...

04 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Portal juggling: NTSEAT confirms it is investigating agents' allegations

The National Trading Standards Estate Agency Team has over the weekend repeated its intention to investigate allegations of so-called portal juggling...

03 May 2016

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket rebel agents launch website and prepare legal seminar

Rebel agents unhappy with the beleaguered portal OnTheMarket have set up a website with plans of a meeting with legal representatives...

03 May 2016

From: Breaking News

MP pledges to raise portal juggling scandal in House of Commons

A Conservative MP is to raise the portal juggling controversy in the House of Commons. Derek Thomas, MP for St Ives in...

28 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Agency quits OnTheMarket following CMA's collusion warning

A London agent says he has quit OnTheMarket and Agents’ Mutual as a result of the intervention of the Competitions and Markets...

26 April 2016

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket tally still over 6,500 if letters of intent are included

Beleaguered challenger portal OnTheMarket has recruited the 25-branch south of England agency Goadsby and says this takes its total of sales...

26 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Firm identifies key phrases most used by buyers searching online

A digital marketing agency says it has identified ‘top key phrases’ used by would-be buyers when they begin their property searches...

26 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Portal juggling: analyst claims possible inflated prices and 'false impressions'

Research by data company Propcision claims that portal juggling - the listing and re-listing of the same properties - risks inflating...

25 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Agents' network asks CMA about role of NAEA on Agents' Mutual board

The Independent Network of Estate Agents has written to the Competition and Markets Authority, raising the issue of the NAEA’s managing...

25 April 2016

From: Breaking News

London market in trouble? Landmark flats held back from sale

The developer of Battersea Power Station is holding back around 150 apartments in phase three of the landmark scheme. In an interview...

25 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Seven unanswered questions about the OTM/CMA affair

By accident or design, the PR machine at OnTheMarket was beefed up last week.  Just as well. With the portal still reeling...

23 April 2016

From: Features

OnTheMarket and CMA: agency director says portal choice was independent

One of the directors of Agents’ Mutual, parent body of portal OnTheMarket, has told Estate Agent Today that his firm does...

22 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Rival agency-software firm says jury's out over Zoopla's PSG acquisition

Agency software company Dezrez says the jury is out on whether Zoopla’s acquisition of the Property Software Group will be considered...

21 April 2016

From: Breaking News

More agents may join Zoopla portal thanks to software deal - claim

A City analyst says Zoopla Property Group’s conditional acquisition of the UK's largest supplier of estate agency software for £75m may...

20 April 2016

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket rebel agents invited to meet legal representatives next month

Agent members of OnTheMarket who contacted an action group set up following grievances about the portal have been invited to a...

19 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Big week for OnTheMarket rebels as 14-day legal deadline expires

The deadline for action by some OnTheMarket member agents who received letters from lawyers on behalf of parent company Agents’ Mutual...

18 April 2016

From: Breaking News

OTM disputes begin to focus on Information Memorandum and fees

The broad disgruntlement of some OnTheMarket estate agent members over claims of poor quality and low quantity of leads, and the...

13 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Rightmove achieves busiest-ever first quarter for leads to agents

There was a significant drop in interest in purchasing buy to let properties in March as the April 1 stamp duty surcharge...

13 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Consultant utterly inundated with 200 contacts from OnTheMarket agents

The agency industry consultant who has volunteered to coordinate responses to OnTheMarket’s legal warnings to estate agents say he has been...

12 April 2016

From: Breaking News

EweMove chief slams government and portals over digital innovation efforts

An executive director at hybrid estate agency EweMove has hit out at the government’s apparent support for innovation in the house...

12 April 2016

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket: consultant sets up action group of disillusioned member agents

An industry consultant says he has been asked to form an action group OnTheMarket member agents who are disillusioned with the...

11 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Rightmove has insanely high margins but will keep dominating, says analyst

One of the leading financial advice websites in the country has said that Rightmove’s “significant market share” and “insanely high margins”...

05 April 2016

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket 'may change name' to appeal to wider audience

In what some industry observers may see as a shrewd marketing move, OnTheMarket is believed to be considering a name change...

01 April 2016

From: Breaking News

60 second interview: Shameem Golamy, Managing Director of Properstar

Who are you? My name is Sham, I am based in the UK and my core experience is in running cross border...

29 March 2016

From: 60 Second Interview

What does the future hold for buyers' online property searches?

I recently read an article in City A.M. titled: ‘Five ways we will be buying property in 2025’ – it makes...

25 March 2016

From: Features

Buying in 2020 means Google and Facebook, not just Rightmove and Zoopla

A fascinating report commissioned by online agency easyProperty has given the lowdown on what house buying might be like in 2020...

24 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Rightmove visits up 14% as the average asking price exceeds £300,000

Rightmove says the average asking price of a property coming to market in England and Wales has now passed £300,000 for the...

21 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Should estate agent boards be banned?

Agents' boards get a lot of stick. Many see them as stains on the landscape, some see them as useless in...

18 March 2016

From: Features

Increase leads with better property photos

In a digital age where we have an abundance of information at our fingertips via desktops, tablets and smartphones, our attention...

16 March 2016

From: Sponsored Content

OnTheMarket enters Northern Ireland's portal sector

OnTheMarket, the property portal founded by Agents' Mutual, has announced its launch in Northern Ireland. The website is aiming to go head-to-head...

15 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Senior agent to sue ex-employer over 'misleading market share claims'

An estate agent is suing his former employer for £500,000 after he believes he was unfairly dismissed. Abdul Samad is taking legal...

15 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Fines imposed on agencies boycotting top property portal (but not in UK)

Here’s a story with more than a little in common with Britain’s own property portal wars. A long-running legal saga between Danish...

11 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Major developer signs up to fledgling new property portal

A new portal, New Home Finder, has agreed a contract with Redrow to market its entire UK portfolio, including forthcoming developments,...

11 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Agent accuses Rightmove of 'misleading' statistics on leads

An estate agent is complaining to Rightmove about what he says is its ‘misleading’ method of calculating and publicising leads.  Like many...

10 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Rightmove and Zoopla now fighting different battles says City analyst

The analyst who has claimed that Rightmove may be seeking to ‘embed’ itself into estate agencies’ day-to-day management has now told...

04 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Rightmove's next move: running agencies' back-office operations?

One of the property portal sector’s leading analysts is suggesting that Rightmove may be about to increasingly involve itself with services...

03 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Talks ongoing over independent OTM agents acquired by Connells

Talks are ongoing about portal choices for Cheshire-based estate agency Gascoigne Halman - acquired by Connells last year - and no decision has...

02 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Agents Mutual founder's website relaunches rich with consumer features

London estate agency Douglas & Gordon, one of the firms which founded Agents’ Mutual, has launched a new website with a...

01 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Rightmove announces records for visits, leads and profits

In line with the industry’s expectations, Rightmove has announced its results declaring a record performance by almost every measure. There were a...

26 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Statistician claims portals' price indices skewed by 'double-counting'

A property statistician says portals may be inaccurately reflecting prices in some areas because of possible double-counting of properties listed with...

25 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Portal brand awareness analysis shows Zoopla rivalling Rightmove

Research conducted for Zoopla Property Group claims its own Zoopla portal has a higher level of ‘spontaneous awareness’ than Rightmove amongst...

24 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Another Agents' Mutual director praises OnTheMarket's appearance

Agents’ Mutual, the parent company of OnTheMarket, has released another testimonial from one of its directors striking the same tone as...

18 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Countrywide chief praises 'consumer-friendly good-value' top portals

The chief executive of Countrywide has lavished praise on Rightmove and Zoopla for being consumer-friendly and offering agents good value marketing.  Alison...

17 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Another visitor record for Rightmove as portal shows supply on the up

Rightmove’s traffic levels have hit another high with visits in January up nearly 20 per cent on the same month last...

15 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Portal TV ads and 'Divorce Day' produce a surge in viewings since New Year

Calls to estate and letting agents to request viewings rose by 70.8 per cent in January over the previous month -...

12 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Buying agent tells would-be purchasers: Don't go portal-perving

The major property portals are “way behind the market”, don’t carry all homes that are for sale, and have such varied...

09 February 2016

From: Breaking News

OTM traffic is 10% of Zoopla's and 5% of Rightmove's say City analysts

Analysts at German-owned bank Berenberg have done an analysis of visitor numbers for OnTheMarket and Zoopla in January. In a report titled...

08 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Rightmove announces record visits and record leads for agents

Rightmove has announced a string of new records with visits in January up 21 million on the same period last year...

04 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Major portals awash with resales of landmark London flats, claims paper

A newspaper article claims that Rightmove and Zoopla are “awash” with what it calls “the unofficial resales of flats in developments...

02 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Zoopla looks to digital and online sectors for new finance chief

Zoopla Property Group has gone for a new chief financial officer steeped in online and digital experience rather than one with...

02 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Knowing too much about property can be a disadvantage

Public relations used to be a minor part of estate agency, something only ‘the big boys’ paid for and with little...

30 January 2016

From: Features

Portal Wars: Zoopla names returning agents as OTM testimonials go on

Both Zoopla and OnTheMarket have ramped up their long-standing rivalry. As we reported yesterday afternoon, Zoopla has revealed what it calls a...

21 January 2016

From: Breaking News

'Points of interest' portal to sell data to agents and developers

A ‘points of interest’ web portal is being offered to agents and developers who want to have additional information on property...

21 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Record number of agents returning from OnTheMarket claims Zoopla

With the portal wars ratcheting up ahead of OnTheMarket’s first anniversary, Zoopla has revealed what it calls a “record number” of...

20 January 2016

From: Breaking News

OTM Fury Road(Show)

I'm sure most of you have seen, or at least heard of the Mad Max series of post-apocalyptic dystopian fantasies.  The latest...

18 January 2016

From: Features

Two regional agency brands add 37 offices to OnTheMarket

The Nottingham and Harrison Murray estate agencies - both owned by the Nottingham Building Society - have announced they are to join...

18 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Time to analyse OnTheMarket’s first year – But let’s keep it professional

And so it begins. The first anniversary of OnTheMarket’s launch was inevitably going to bring a further skirmish in the portal...

15 January 2016

From: Features

Zoopla to partner Ideal Home Show with ticket offers for member agents

Zoopla is to become a partner with the Ideal Home Show this spring, which is expected to attract over 250,000 visitors. The...

15 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Controversial private sales website takes over disability property register

The Accessible Property Register, a website specialising in promoting wheelchair-accessible homes, has been taken over by TheHouseShop.com.  APR was set up by...

13 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Rightmove enjoys record traffic over Christmas and New Year

Rightmove says it enjoyed record traffic over key Christmas and New Year days for both sales and lettings. Page views on both Christmas...

08 January 2016

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket issues trio of testimonials ahead of first anniversary

OnTheMarket has issued testimonials from three agents advertising their properties on the portal, which marks its first anniversary later this month.  A...

07 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Estate agency chief says he loves OnTheMarket - but cannot join up

The founder and co-owner of hybrid estate agency EweMove has written to the chief executive of the OnTheMarket portal, lavishly praising...

06 January 2016

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket chiefs speak out to bolster portal ahead of anniversary

The directors of Agents’ Mutual say they have “every confidence” in OnTheMarket as the portal approaches its first anniversary on January...

04 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Detached houses dominate portal's 'most viewed' list of 2015

A six bed farmhouse in Consett, County Durham has been named the most viewed property in 2015 by Zoopla.  The home that...

30 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Rightmove visited 110 million times each month in 2015

There were 110 million visits to Rightmove on average every month in 2015. Results for the site, which measured hits from January 1...

21 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Zoopla to launch its biggest-ever marketing campaign on Boxing Day

Zoopla is launching its biggest ever national marketing campaign including new national TV adverts from Boxing Day. The campaign is called Knowing...

15 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Some agents listing with OnTheMarket for free ahead of formal sign-up

Some agents are being offered the opportunity to list with OnTheMarket for free now if they sign a Letter of Intent...

11 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Analysts dismiss online agency's claim of Rightmove listings slump

Many industry analysts have dismissed a claim by an online estate agency that a 21 per cent fall in new listings...

10 December 2015

From: Breaking News

OTM finds out what happens when 'rent a crowd' goes home

OnTheMartket (OTM) recently wrote to its membership saying how well its doing, how membership has increased beyond expectations and how it...

27 November 2015

From: Features

Bank says OnTheMarket has 'disrupted' but will be merely a blip

The Hamburg-based Berenberg Bank is the latest to send a briefing to investors on the so-called portal wars - and while...

26 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Zoopla extends Special Agents programme until at least late 2016

Zoopla has extended its Special Agents programme with customised data and newsletters, social media activity and a high-value prize amongst incentives...

18 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Rightmove starts campaign to push Christmas portal visits

Rightmove has used its latest monthly house price index to launch its bid to push up its visits to record levels...

16 November 2015

From: Breaking News

No decision yet on whether acquired agency chain will quit OnTheMarket

Countrywide has yet to make a decision on whether its newly-acquired Welsh estate agency chain - John Francis - is to...

16 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Rightmove now 'portal of choice' thanks to OnTheMarket say analysts

Rightmove has grabbed market share from OnTheMarket according to a report from City analysts Liberum and is now the ‘portal of...

12 November 2015

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket adds INEA website to list of 'competing portals'

OnTheMarket has written to a number of members of the Independent Network of Estate Agents, saying they should remove properties from...

05 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Embattled OnTheMarket releases series of agents' testimonials

After a week of criticism from some parts of the industry, OnTheMarket has released a series of testimonials from agents who say...

03 November 2015

From: Breaking News

City analyst senses a change of climate over OnTheMarket

The company of City analysts that worked with Zoopla on its floatation says it now senses “a change in climate” around...

03 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Video round up 30.10.15 - Watch the weekly news from Estate Agent Today

Watch the latest weekly video round-up of news from Estate Agent Today and Letting Agent Today, featuring stories on the latest...

30 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Video round up 30.10.15 - Watch the weekly news from Estate Agent Today

Watch the latest weekly video round-up of news from Estate Agent Today and Letting Agent Today, featuring stories on the latest...

30 October 2015

From: Video Articles

Central London agent in dispute with OnTheMarket over fees, leads, visits

A central London estate agent is in dispute with OnTheMarket over its leads, number of agencies on board, and visits from...

29 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Zoopla claims OTM's 'spontaneous brand awareness' is only 2%

Research commissioned by Zoopla claims it remains the property portal in the UK with the highest spontaneous national consumer brand awareness. The...

29 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Portals are old school but key for generating leads, debate hears

House builders say portals are vital generators of leads, especially for drawing in buyers who are not ‘brand loyal’ to one...

28 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Calling all local Estate Agents…

YourLocalAgent.com Some 91% of the public use search engines to find information every day and 91% of these always or most of...

27 October 2015

From: Sponsored Content

Countrywide may invest in digital start-up to boost online offer

The chief executive of Countrywide, Alison Platt, has hinted her firm may invest in, or acquire, an internet start-up company to...

27 October 2015

From: Breaking News

'Leads just fell off a cliff': Another agent speaks out about OnTheMarket

The managing director of a Home Counties estate agency has described how leads “fell off a cliff” when he signed up...

26 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Property Natter: Quirky views, website traffic and a love affair with 'hybrid'

I’m writing this from the brand spanking new Center Parks in Woburn Forest. Set within 365 acres of lush Bedfordshire forest,...

23 October 2015

From: Features

'20 OnTheMarket members back me' says agent who quit portal

The estate agent who last week sent an open letter to OnTheMarket, saying it had lost her both business and money,...

22 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Zoopla says 'return to growth continues' as it adds another 146 agents

Zoopla has added another 146 UK estate agents to its membership since July, taking the total of UK agents now to...

22 October 2015

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket fails on visitor-numbers and consumer-loyalty says eMoov

Challenger portal OnTheMarket is “not attracting a meaningful audience or engaging with its users” and so is likely to fail according...

20 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Why audience size and user engagement really matters

Over the past few years Rightmove and Zoopla Property Group (ZPG) have each been spending massive sums on marketing and product...

16 October 2015

From: Features

Controversial Houser portal to create overseas sales website

The controversial UK property portal Houser is shortly launching an internet site marketing homes for sale across the United Arab Emirates,...

13 October 2015

From: Breaking News

New website plans to identify homes where buyers can try for discounts

A new website promises ultimately to identify 'mispriced' properties, including those which have the highest probably of being secured at a...

12 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Traditional agents have been online for years

It’s interesting to read of plans to debate which business plan really is best for the customer, online or traditional estate...

09 October 2015

From: Features

Agents’ Mutual’s latest ‘letter of intent’: what’s in it for agents?

The consumer is King and to protect sellers and buyers' best interests estate and letting agents have to operate in the...

09 October 2015

From: Features

OnTheMarket moves into international sales

OnTheMarket has confirmed to Estate Agent Today that it will be listing overseas properties "in the coming weeks". Amongst the founding members...

05 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Can easyProperty find its place amongst the new online establishment?

The big online estate agencies appear to have come of age. No, no - I'm not saying they're good, bad, better or...

02 October 2015

From: Features

No denial of agency defections but OTM chief hits out at detractors

The chief executive of OnTheMarket has hit out at what he calls "detractors" who allege four multi-office agencies have quit the...

02 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Bank's review says agents may leave OTM but not all will return to Zoopla

A report by Barclays Bank based on a survey of the three major portals and interviews with estate agents shows that...

01 October 2015

From: Breaking News

New sales, lettings and agency review portal to launch in early 2016

A new property portal for sales and rentals is to be launched in February or March  with the additional element of...

01 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Four multi-office agencies quit OTM for Zoopla, claims online agency

Multi-office agencies Stirling Ackroyd, Statons, Alex Neil and Cheffins are amongst those agents which have left OnTheMarket and returned to Zoopla...

01 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Property Natter: the rise of the robots?

There’s been a lot of talk lately about artificial intelligence (AI). We’ve seen it feature prominently this year on film (in...

25 September 2015

From: Features

Zoopla looking for new London HQ alongside uSwitch

Zoopla Property Group is reported to be looking for a new headquarters to house its property portals and recent acquisition, the...

18 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Alex Chesterman Q & A: The Results (Part II)

Readers of Estate Agent Today and Letting Agent Today were given an exclusive opportunity to pose questions to Zoopla Property Group...

16 September 2015

From: Features

No penalty for agents returning from OTM says portal chief

The chief executive of Zoopla has pledged that there will be no financial or other penalty exerted on agents who return...

16 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Zoopla will never accept private sales and letting listings

The chief executive of Zoopla has ruled out allowing private sellers and landlords to list properties directly on Zoopla or PrimeLocation.  In...

15 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Alex Chesterman Q & A: The Results

Readers of Estate Agent Today and Letting Agent Today were given an exclusive opportunity to pose questions to Zoopla Property Group...

14 September 2015

From: Features

Another flat-fee online agency launches - with extra charges

Another online estate agency has launched, claiming to save vendors thousands of pounds by “getting rid of all the unnecessary stuff...

09 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Portal wars: OnTheMarket and Zoopla figures conflict again

The war of words and statistics between rival portals continues apace as OnTheMarket says its visits hit a record last month according...

07 September 2015

From: Breaking News

We’re all disrupters now

It’s become almost obligatory for start-ups in many industries – frequently online agents in the selling and letting business – to...

04 September 2015

From: Features

A call for questions from Alex Chesterman and Zoopla Property Group

What will Zoopla Property Group (ZPG) do if it is overtaken in agent numbers by OnTheMarket?  Does the acquisition of uSwitch risk...

04 September 2015

From: Features

Online agents are the Uber of sales and lettings industry

Online agents may soon sell and let across national boundaries as company websites and property portals operate on an increasingly global...

02 September 2015

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket queries Zoopla’s listings inventory

OnTheMarket has queried the listings inventory detailed in Zoopla’s half-year trading statement. Zoopla Property Group reported that its listings inventory had increased...

24 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Competition & Markets Authority still monitoring portals

The Competition and Markets Authority says it is still monitoring the major property portals.  A statement to Estate Agent Today by the...

17 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Rightmove redesign thanks to ever-more mobile users

Rightmove is to relaunch its portal with a design to emphasise what it claims is increasing consumer-friendliness and ever-higher volumes of...

13 August 2015

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket defiant but most analysts back Zoopla

OnTheMarket has made a defiant response to news that Zoopla is growing both its estate agent membership and its property listings...

13 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Zoopla reports rise in estate agency membership and listings

Zoopla is back in business with its trading update to the City this morning revealing that it has a net growth...

12 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Zoopla launches new nationwide marketing campaign

Yesterday we reported Rightmove’s new TV advertisement - today, Zoopla announces the launch of a new national marketing campaign which includes...

11 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Big week for portal rivals as Zoopla gives agency update

Zoopla is set to announce its latest total of agent members later this week. Back in May Zoopla revealed that it had...

10 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Rightmove's new ad emphasises portal's market dominance

Rightmove is launching a new advertising campaign featuring animated animals as it looks to raise awareness of its online property credentials.  The...

10 August 2015

From: Breaking News

What are you getting out of the market at the moment?

How do you best sum up the current market status quo? Given the specific regional nature of the housing market in...

07 August 2015

From: Features

What do portals really cost?

There has long been the assumption and contention in the industry that portals are expensive. This, however, is not the case. Along...

07 August 2015

From: Features

OnTheMarket betters expectations with 5.2m visits in July

OnTheMarket has achieved 5.2m visits in July – an increase of 18 per cent on the previous month and ahead of...

05 August 2015

From: Breaking News

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04 August 2015

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Rightmove and Foxtons figures tell very different stories

Rightmove and Foxtons have reported their half-year figures to the City this morning - and they tell very different stories. Rightmove’s customer...

29 July 2015

From: Breaking News

'Four of top 100 agents on all three portals' claim

An analysis of Rightmove, Zoopla and OnTheMarket by Swiss bank UBS claims that four of what it describes as the UK’s...

28 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Portal wars: Bank says OTM's impact 'declining'

Analysis of Britain’s three rival property portals shows that Rightmove is strengthening its position, Zoopla’s loss of agents has stabilised, and...

28 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Spicerhaart whistleblower: OTM

An interesting point of view from a young sales negotiator working for Spicerhaart, whose chief executive Paul Smith recently wrote an...

24 July 2015

From: Features

Video round-up 24.07.15 - Watch the weekly news from Estate Agent Today

Watch the latest weekly video round-up of news from Estate Agent Today and Letting Agent Today, featuring stories on contradicting figures...

24 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Video round-up 24.07.15 - Watch the weekly news from Estate Agent Today

Watch the latest weekly video round-up of news from Estate Agent Today and Letting Agent Today, featuring stories on contradicting figures...

24 July 2015

From: Video Articles

£5m windfall for share-buying Zoopla agents

Some 87 per cent of Zoopla members who bought discounted shares in the firm last year have made additional purchases this summer...

22 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Portals should carry private sales plus agents' stock - claim

An opinion poll of over 2,000 people conducted for The House Shop shows that a majority of people would use a...

21 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Why estate agents must come to terms with change

A riposte to Paul Smith's article 'Why Estate Agents Must Stand Up to the Power of the Portals' I just read an...

17 July 2015

From: Features

HomeOwners’ Alliance – an organisation to watch

There is a very interesting but easily-overlooked piece of information at the end of the National Trading Standards Estate Agent Team’s...

17 July 2015

From: Features

Portals given credit for Connells 27% sales surge

Connells says its sales figures for June show a 27.5 per cent rise on the same month last year.  The agency has...

17 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Zoopla claims top spot for portal brand awareness

Zoopla claims that new research shows it leads all UK property portals with the highest level of national consumer brand awareness. The...

17 July 2015

From: Breaking News

London agent calls for OnTheMarket change of course

A London agent wants a change of emphasis at OnTheMarket, claiming the new portal damages estate agents’ reputations, is low profile...

09 July 2015

From: Breaking News

A breath of fresh Airbnb

Two interesting developments in the past week have shown how established parts of the agency industry - on either side of...

03 July 2015

From: Features

Property Centre referred to competitions watchdog over advertising of homes

The Competition and Markets Authority is reported to have received two complaints about a property centre, accusing it of breaking anti-competition...

30 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Heard the one about the shy estate agent?

What do we actually do as estate agents to serve our wonderful public? Some might think we go out, value houses, advise...

26 June 2015

From: Features

Zoopla launches real time listings service

Zoopla has launched its Real Time Listings Service, allowing member agents to send updates to property listings on ZPG websites within...

24 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Portals dominate new online 'property search league table'

A review of 30 prominent property sales websites undertaken by a digital marketing company demonstrates, perhaps predictably, a huge lead for...

23 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Buying agency talks down DIY sales, talks up 'Big Two' portals

Stacks Property Search, one of Britain’s largest buying agencies, has entered the debates over portals and the use of DIY house...

19 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Estate agency chief resigns from Agents' Mutual board

Clive Rook, a representative of regional estate and letting agent Rook Matthews Sayer, has resigned from the board of Agents’ Mutual,...

16 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Portals: Rightmove visits up 22% while 'landlords don't know OTM'

Two new reports add fuel to the continuing debate over portals. Firstly Rightmove claims to have had its busiest-ever May, with 115m...

15 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Agency rapped by watchdog over ‘misleading’ advert

An East Midlands estate agency has had a regional press advert banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).  Kirk Estates Ltd had...

28 May 2015

From: Breaking News

Veyo operators say portal is Go

The conveyancing portal Veyo officially commences its roll-out across England and Wales today, after originally pledging to open in April. Veyo is...

26 May 2015

From: Breaking News

Zoopla defiant after agency-losses dent share price

Zoopla remains unbowed by its loss of 23 per cent of its UK agents and says it has new statistics proving...

21 May 2015

From: Breaking News

Agency backs Zoopla in continuing spat with OTM

The ex-Savills and ex-Romans agent who heads the estate agency Capital & Coastal, Michael Riley has stepped into the row between...

19 May 2015

From: Breaking News

Social media more powerful than portals, says agent

Online estate agency Hatched says its social and digital marketing package offered to clients is generating 350 per cent more visits...

12 May 2015

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket claims 10m visits and 2,500 firms

OnTheMarket claims it has achieved 10 million visits to the site with 90 million page views in three months. The portal launched...

08 May 2015

From: Breaking News

Zoopla on the hunt for more acquisitions

Zoopla Property Group is looking for more potential acquisitions following its surprise announcement that it is buying price comparison website uSwitch. ZPG...

01 May 2015

From: Breaking News

How do they compare? The latest stats on Rightmove, Zoopla...

It seems like every day there’s a new article about On The Market. Usually it consists something Zoopla have said, followed...

22 April 2015

From: Sponsored Content

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