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KEYWORD "Property Sector" - 100 RESULTS
Real estate named ‘most distressed sector’

The European real estate market is the most distressed sector across Europe, research suggest. The latest Weil European Distress Index suggests the...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Are property firms strengthening financial crime measures with comprehensive business checks?

Regulated firms across all sectors will be well aware of Know Your Customer (KYC) checks and their importance in combatting financial...

13 April 2024

From: Features

Savills strengthens Hertfordshire sales team

Savills has strengthened its residential sales team in Hertfordshire with the appointment of a new director to lead its Rickmansworth office. Steven...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Working together means being 'open' for business

Whether we’re selling properties, managing buildings, servicing heavy goods vehicles or flogging widgets, we’re all operating in a digital world. This is...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: Buying and selling is too stressful – here is how agents can ease the burden

Lots of things change in the property sector - but one thing always seems to stay the same. For buyers and sellers,...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Guild honours top agents at Sharing Success conference

The Guild of Property Professionals honoured its top agents last week. The network held its annual conference and awards at the QEII...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News


JONATHAN ROLANDE: Five things to remember when using AI in the property sector


Everyone seems to be talking about artificial intelligence (AI) right now. It is an issue which has been bubbling under since Covid -...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

How estate agents can help win the war on financial crime

Financial crime within the property sector is on the rise and the stats are alarming. According to data from Apex Bridging,...

23 March 2024

From: Features

Better news for economy gives confidence boost to property market

The best news for the property sector to come from Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Spring Budget statement came not from any fiscal...

20 March 2024

From: Features

PropTech Today - Spring clean to avoid 'malicious hacks'

SPRING cleaning is an annual ritual for many households, but firms in the property sector would do well to spend some...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

In the Presence of proud property professionals...

In celebration of International Women's Day, Tunbridge Wells property services company Presence & Co. proudly spotlights the exceptional achievements of our...

09 March 2024

From: Features

Agency trade body launches project to explore LGBTQ+ inclusion

Propertymark has launched a project to boost LGBTQ+ inclusion in the estate agency sector. The trade body conducted a series of workshops...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - AI and Big Data to be major gamechangers, says survey

Industry leaders in both real estate and PropTech view AI/Automation and Big Data as the two major gamechangers in the next...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Take advantage of a better market

Reading the news on Estate & Letting Agent Today every day (as I’m sure you all do, too), there appears to...

17 February 2024

From: Features

Jonathan Rolande: So how was January for you?

Did you manage to make it through the month without reaching for the bottle to console yourself.  No, I’m not enquiring if...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Are estate agents too trusting of long-term clients?

There’s no question that trust is the bedrock of any longstanding client relationship. It is built on delivering on your promises...

03 February 2024

From: Features

Labour pledges to boost mortgage choice for first-time buyers

The Labour Party has committed to working on ways to offer longer-term fixed rate mortgages to support first-time buyers. Outlining its plan...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Another year of change? How property law will evolve in 2024

Yulia Barnes is founder and managing partner of Barnes Law   2024 is set to be another significant year for the property...

20 January 2024

From: Features

Two high street agencies among first to join eXp brokerage model

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

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Buying agent recruits former Strutt & Parker director

Specialist buying agency Recoco Property Search has appointed former director of Strutt & Parker’s country house department Andrew Cronan to strengthen...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonatha Rolande: A New Year and early signs of optimism

There will be many of us working in the property sector who will have raised a glass and toasted seeing the...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Bond Wolfe celebrates strong year for auctions

Property brand and auctioneer Bond Wolfe has recorded total sales revenues of more than £178 million for 2023. The auctions division raised...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Cyber security - who holds the keys?

The recent cyber attack on CTS left around 80 conveyancing firms across the country commercially paralysed as the harm to their...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

AML platform adds material information tools

Anti-money laundering platform (AML) Credas Technologies has launched a material information function, helping estate agents to get ahead of the latest...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Please don't snatch defeat from the jaws of victory

So Christmas is coming – soon. Traditionally a time for reflection on what’s past and prediction on what’s to come. Last week...

09 December 2023

From: Features

The housing market needs a real plan for growth

There has no doubt been many commenting on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s recent Autumn Statement held a couple of weeks ago. We...

09 December 2023

From: Features

The housing market needs a real plan for growth

There has no doubt been many commenting on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s recent Autumn Statement held a couple of weeks ago. We...

06 December 2023

From: Features

Agents urged to check PI cover amid rise in cyberattacks

The Guild of Property Professionals is urging estate agents across the UK to be on high alert as cyberattacks targeting the...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

How a winning mindset can drive your success

Synergies between sport and business have long been compared, particularly in the highly competitive world of property. Athletes and those involved...

29 November 2023

From: Features

Why property firms should prioritise open banking in 2024

SmartSearch looks at the importance of incorporating Source of Funds checks into KYC processes It is no secret that the UK property...

29 November 2023

From: Features

New lawyers action group queries material information rules

A new action group has been formed that is expressing concern about ineffective legal regulation as well as extra responsibilities being...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Reader poll: Would a Stamp Duty cut help the property market?

More than three quarters of Estate Agent Today readers have backed the prospect of a Stamp Duty cut. The Government is rumoured...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Ticket sales live for Propertymark Qualifications' awards

A limited number of tickets are still available for this year’s Propertymark Qualifications Awards.  Olympian Roger Black will appear at the awards...

01 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Pressure mounts for stamp duty cut across UK

A proposed cut in stamp duty by the Westminster government would be a welcome boost to homebuyers and would need to...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents tell Jeremy Hunt what they want in Autumn Statement

Propertymark has urged the Treasury to do more to alleviate the cost of living crisis for those on low-income budgets, reduce...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

New boss for property team brings US experience to UK

Outsourced communications business Moneypenny has appointed a new head of its property team.  Moneypenny supports 2,500 businesses in the UK property industry,...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

ESTAS Awards include new categories marking industry excellence

The annual ESTAS Awards have seen 1,000 people from across the industry witness a string of winners, including new categories celebrating...

24 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Politicians are pledging a housebuilding revolution but who will build them?

Most weeks there are stories within the property sector that quietly slip under the radar - but which hold huge significance.  Last...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Women in Estate Agency Award debuts at the ESTAS

The first Women in Estate Agency Award winners were announced at the ESTAS last week. The ESTAS Awards marked its 20th anniversary last...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Prime suspects in a same-day delivery world

Proptech – it’s a people thing. It might seem like a strange thing to say but the best of tech is a...

14 October 2023

From: Features

Making buildings better: An insider's view into how surveying evolves in a challenging market

 Hilary Grayson is a Director at Sava focusing much of her time on the development of new qualifications to enhance skills...

14 October 2023

From: Features

SmartSearch launches innovative new solution to help estate agents and conveyancers detect dirty money

Leading digital compliance firm SmartSearch has launched an innovative new solution to help professionals working within the UK property sector to...

30 September 2023

From: Features

PropTech Today - Evolution: Data and personalisation drive the market

Clive Humby of Dunn Humby (the Mega Minds behind the Tesco Clubcard) declared that "Data is the new oil" in 2006....

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Nothing changes, now we live in hope of better days ahead

In his latest column Jonathan Rolande reacts to the shock but much-needed pause in interest rate rises. I suspect you, like me,...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Bank of England urged to ‘stop interest rate attacks’ on homeowners

The Bank of England is facing calls to hold off on raising interest rates this week. Its Monetary Policy Committee is set...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Crowned kings: Estate Agency X becomes the #1 podcast in the UK

In this latest article from the team at Iceberg Digital, they review the valuable guidance and innovation offered by Estate Agency...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: What do the final 100 days of 2023 hold for estate agents?

As Summer makes way for Autumn, many in the sector are bracing themselves for storm-clouds. But should they be?  Here, in his...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: What will ULEZ expansion mean for estate agents?

The roll out of ULEZ has been one of the big stories of the week. The new zones will have implications...

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Are we set for a day dedicated to home ownership dreams?

Uncertainty over interest rates continues to dominate the thoughts of many working in the property sector.  Here in his latest column property...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Is the pace of technological development accelerating?

If we turn the clock back only twenty years, the concept of managing our lives from a handheld device was within...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

How to successfully grow a property team

At a recent Women in Residential Property Group online coffee morning, I was given the opportunity to lead the session, gaining...

19 August 2023

From: Features

Jonathan Rolande: The next two months will dictate how the market finishes 2023

In his latest column Jonathan Rolande explains why estate agents shouldn’t be distracted by the latest house price index figures. Nobody reading...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Big rise in agents registered with HMRC but thousands more to come

Over 20,000 UK agency branches have now registered with HMRC for anti-money laundering supervision. A new analysis from risk management platform Thirdfort...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

At Ease! Agency wins award for being Forces-Friendly

Spicerhaart has received a Silver Award in the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme which acknowledges the agency group’s commitment to...

11 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency salaries revealed! Are you paid enough?

A new report highlights levels of agency pay across the property sector. The figures, from Rayner Personnel’s latest Property Sector Salary Report,...

07 August 2023

From: Breaking News

AI-driven CRM systems: transforming the property industry

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already being used by the property industry and its impact is only set to grow. But while...

02 August 2023

From: Features

Typical estate agent salaries revealed! Are you paid enough?

Estate agents could boost their salary by up to 50% by finding a new job, new research suggests. A report from recruitment...

26 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Property professionals unfazed about AI takeover

The majority of UK property professionals are confident that their job will not be replaced by artificial intelligence (AI). A survey by...

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

The property industry must pull together to stop from falling apart, industry report reveals

Now more than ever, property professionals across the sector need to pull together and collaborate more closely to make business gains,...

15 July 2023

From: Features

Jonathan Rolande: Separating fact from fiction

The National Association of Property Buyers’ Jonathan Rolande gives his take on another manic week for the property market. Like many working in the...

14 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - This is a time when PropTech means business

Well as week’s come and go, this one’s been a bit of a downer but it is always worth remembering that...

24 June 2023

From: Features

Jonathan Rolande: The Government can no longer ignore the property market

The National Association of Property Buyers’ Jonathan Rolande gives his take on a manic week for the property market. This is the week when...

23 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Connells boss announces retirement plans

Connells group chief executive David Livesey has announced his intention to retire during 2024. Highly respected throughout the industry, Livesey joined Connells...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: The market has coped with darker clouds

The past seven days have seen a string of stories across the media relating to the property sector.  Reports have revealed how...

09 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Scottish agent celebrates record month for home sales

House price growth may be slowing but Sottish agency brand DJ Alexander has revealed that it recorded its highest ever sales...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Leaders unveils latest ‘green branch’

Leaders has launched its latest sustainable branch. Following the opening of its first sustainable branch in Aylesbury earlier this year, Leaders has...

05 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Are bungalows the answer to the housing crisis?

It has been another busy week in the property sector.  In his latest column, property commentator Jonathan Rolande, provides his take on...

19 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency network to mark 30-year milestone

The Guild of Property Professionals has revealed plans to hold a summer celebration event and awards function as it marks its...

10 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents face a 'perfect storm' for money laundering

Recent research estimated that up to £100 billion is being stolen in the UK each year, with much of it due...

22 April 2023

From: Features

8 common survey issues and how to resolve them

As an estate agent, you know that securing the sale is just step one of a successful journey. But with issues...

01 April 2023

From: Features

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

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

01 April 2023

From: Features

Property Natter - Memories of times past while marching bravely forward

I’ve found myself in contemplative mode this week, looking forward to the future and remembering times past. In the immediate future –...

11 March 2023

From: Features

Suits you sir! Is it time to ditch the agency dress code?

Estate agents should ‘rock the clothes they want’ rather than sticking to corporate 1980s suit fashions, an industry executive has claimed. It...

27 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Agenda-setting campaign exposes AML loopholes

SmartSearch, the UK’s leading provider of digital compliance, has published an agenda-setting whitepaper to highlight the anti-money laundering shortcomings and sanctions...

25 February 2023

From: Features

Wellbeing survey aims to assess happiness of property professionals

The Conveyancing Foundation has launched a new wellbeing at work survey for property professionals. The aim of the charity’s research is to...

15 February 2023

From: Breaking News

On the rise! Number of property firms up 20%

The number of property businesses in the UK has increased over the past five years despite economic challenges. Business owners have had...

06 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Media blamed for ‘stifling market sentiment’

Industry leaders have hit out at the media for “stifling sentiment” as they urge agents to help vendors make an informed...

23 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - 2023? Keep calm and carry on

Happy New Year, to you all. Now that we’re all back in harness and Christmas feels like a long-distant memory, I...

14 January 2023

From: Features

Property professionals named in New Years Honours list

Property market analyst and chair of The Home Buying and Selling Group Kate Faulkner was given an OBE in the New...

03 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Conveyancers - why preparing for the worst is a wise move

A report earlier this month warned that conveyancing firms should stress test their businesses for a sharp decline in work volumes. These businesses...

03 December 2022

From: Features

Agents urged not to panic sell amid turbulent times

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

30 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Research identifies anti-money laundering hotspots

Northern Ireland has been named as a potential hotspot for money laundering. New data from anti-money laundering software provider SmartSearch has identified...

28 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyer urgency fading from the property market, agent claims

The level of homes being snapped up within two weeks of being listed has fallen to 6.8% across the UK market...

24 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: ‘Use Stamp Duty to reach net zero ambitions’

Propertymark has called for Stamp Duty incentives and wider funding to make homes more energy efficient. It comes as Chancellor Jeremy Hunt...

21 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents have three months to register unresolved banking complaints with BBRS

Property professionals, including agents, are being urged to make use of a dedicated small business banking dispute scheme before it closes...

21 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Autumn Statement - what did our panel of property experts make of it?

The property sector braced itself for the chill wind of Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement this week. His pre-Budget comment that he...

19 November 2022

From: Features

Scotland’s property sale stock up 40%

Agency sale stock has improved by almost 40% in parts of Scotland over the past month, new research claims. Analysis by Scottish...

09 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to support apprentices of all ages

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

07 November 2022

From: Breaking News

‘End of an era’ - property sector digests record interest rate rise   

Property professionals heralded the end of the low interest era yesterday after the latest Bank of England base rate hike. The Bank...

04 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents must take AML seriously after huge HMRC crackdown

Dozens of estate agents have been fined a combined total of £519,645 for failing to meet their obligations under anti-money laundering...

02 November 2022

From: Features

Agency trade body calls for Stamp Duty holiday on additional homes

Propertmark is calling for a 12 month exemption on additional Stamp Duty rates to boost rental property supply. The issue will be...

02 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Analysts assess how far back Sunak can help push mortgage rates

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

31 October 2022

From: Breaking News

All change! Agency network rearranges conference due to train strikes

Relocation Agent Network (RAN) has announced a change in date for its annual RANCON conference. Taking into account the national rail and...

31 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Michael Gove 'gets it' - why his return is good news for the industry

Recent political changes – and there have been quite a few in recent weeks – have brought about something of a...

29 October 2022

From: Features

Property Redress Scheme names advisory panel members

The Property Redress Scheme (PRS) has named the members of its new advisory panel. It will replace the PRS Advisory Council and...

25 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove looks outside property sector for new CEO

Rightmove has named Johan Svanström, former chief executive of travel booking website Expedia Group Inc and McDonald's Corp as its new...

24 October 2022

From: Breaking News

♻️ Introducing - ECO Boards by Kremer Signs ♻️

As a signage company we know we have a serious responsibility to the environment to ensure our industry’s future and we...

19 October 2022

From: Sponsored Content

AML platform secures Mint partnership for agents 

Agency-backed risk management platform Thirdfort has partnered with insurance brokers Mint to provide policyholders with access to anti-money laundering (AML) and...

18 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Going digital is the answer to sector compliancy woes

If recent headlines are anything to go by, estate agents and the wider property industry are not just feeling the heavy...

15 October 2022

From: Features

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