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KEYWORD "Prospective Buyers" - 100 RESULTS
Fake grass deters property buyers - claim

Fake grass can impact the value of a vendor’s property and turn off prospective buyers, Winkworth claims. In a gardening special, the agency franchise brand’s Property...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

‘Hidden’ Service Charges trigger rise in housing costs, says Barclays

Typical consumer spending on mortgages and rents increased 3.6% in April – the first increase in the rate of growth since...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Why does it take SO long to complete a sale? Reapit has an idea...

A veteran PropTech figure with extensive experience of working at leading estate and sales agencies has told the government to act...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Sellers Risk Fall-Throughs by failing to disclose neighbour rows

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

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

£50bn price tag for London's empty homes

Southwark, Barnet, Camden, Croydon and Newham are the top five London boroughs with the highest number of vacant properties amid a...

13 April 2024

From: Features

Prime buyers ‘hesitating’ until rates drop

A lack of urgency among buyers is hitting the higher value property markets, new research suggests. Analysis of prime London activity by...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax: House prices drop on a monthly basis for first time since September 2023

Average house prices fell on a monthly basis for the first time since September 2023 during March as higher mortgage rates...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

It's time agents took a leaf out of Amazon's book

Last year was not one for the faint hearted. Now, at last, the market appears to be experiencing a gradual uptick. Recent...

16 March 2024

From: Features

Knight Frank: Prime London market has made ‘hesitant’ start to 2024

The prime London sales market has made a hesitant start to 2024, Knight Frank has said. Despite the agent and property brand...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest rate freeze: ‘Buyers and sellers will welcome Bank inaction'

Agents are becoming more confident about a busy Spring market after the Bank of England held interest rates for the fourth...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: 'Asking prices are still too high'

Further adjustments in house prices are needed to match valuations with market expectations, Propertymark has warned. It comes as the agency trade...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Asking prices rise as sellers start 2024 with 'confident pricing'

Buyers and sellers, along with their agents, appear to have started the new year with renewed confidence as Rightmove data shows...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Doorsteps assets sold for just £3,000

The intellectual property of collapsed online agency brand Doorsteps has sold for just £3,666. Begbies Traynor, the liquidator for Doorsteps, sought offers...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Two thirds of buyers deterred if property lacks kerb appeal - survey

Kerb appeal is often cited as an important factor if agents and sellers want to impress buyers and now research suggests...

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: Asking prices are too high

The number of agents reporting listings selling for under asking price has hit its highest level this year as Propertymark warns...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

OneDome launches Premier Agent list

OneDome has launched a new service tailored to benefit prospective buyers and sellers. The homebuying platform has launched Premier Agent, an invitation...

09 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty holiday needed more now than in pandemic - claim

A Stamp Duty holiday would be more beneficial now than at the start of the pandemic, Knight Frank has suggested. The latest...

07 November 2023

From: Breaking News

What’s behind Scotland’s speedy home sales?

Simon Jackson is Managing Director of SDL Surveying If we look at the latest data, it looks like there is something of...

28 October 2023

From: Features

 Buyers returning to London but market ‘remains fragile’

Demand for residential property remains fragile despite a pause in interest rate rises, Knight Frank claims. While the number of new prospective...

10 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Five top tips that will add value to your home

Adding value to a home can be the difference between a quick, successful sale and waiting months for the right person...

07 October 2023

From: Features

Storm blows in reasons to be cheerful

As much of the country battened down the hatches for the first storm of the season, there may have been a...

30 September 2023

From: Features

Energy efficiency remains important to homebuyers and sellers

Buyers and sellers are still factoring energy efficiency into property valuations despite Prime Minister Rishi Sunak rolling back net-zero reforms. Analysis by...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Green Shoots? Early signs of market boost, insists latest survey

We might be at the start of an improving housing market, suggests Propertymark. In its latest market snapshot, concentrating mostly on August,...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

One year later: Market remains tough for buyers after mini-Budget mayhem

It is just over one year since former Prime Minister Liz Truss and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s ill-fated mini-Budget and homeowners and...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

House prices falling at fastest rate since 2009 - Halifax

House prices have fallen at the steepest rate since 2009, Halifax data shows. The latest Halifax House Price Index for August suggests...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Property market shifts to ‘serious buyers and sellers’ as activity dips - claim

The market is shifting to more serious buyers and sellers as the level of stock hits a 12-month high, Propertymark claims. It...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing market still in doldrums despite mortgage rate cuts

Mortgage lenders are at last cutting their rates on some deals, confident that the Bank of England’s base rate may rise...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Most buyers won’t read listings if they dislike photographs

New research from an estate agency attempts to quantify what most of the industry already knows - that prospective buyers won’t...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Cash and needs-based buyers driving prime markets - Savills

Cash purchasers, younger needs-based buyers and relocators are the driving force behind the current prime UK property market, according to research...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer - Nurture, Not Nature, Will Help Agents In This Market

It’s the start of what promises - perhaps ‘threatens’ is a better word - to be a challenging second half of...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: Air is (slowly) coming out of the prime property market

The air is slowly coming out of the prime London property market, Knight Frank claims but the agent has said it...

29 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Chestertons: Market is moving but shortage of larger homes continues

Supply and demand is rising but there is still a shortage of larger properties for buyers, Chestertons claims. An update from the...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove warns summer slowdown has come early

Asking prices have fallen on a monthly basis at this time of year for the first time since June 2017 as...

19 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Fine & Country: Why the housing market is heading for soft landing 

A strong labour market, growing consumer confidence and an increasing acceptance of a higher mortgage rate environment will support the housing...

13 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Prestige & Village announce exciting new partnership with Desert Springs Resort

In an exclusive interview with Estate Agent Today, Simon Coaker, Sales & Marketing Director of Desert Springs Resort, shared captivating insights into...

08 June 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Buyer sought for Doorsteps’ intellectual property

The liquidator for Doorsteps is seeking a buyer for the collapsed online agent’s intellectual property. Prospective buyers have been messaged by restructuring...

20 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: March was ‘drama-free’ for the property market

There was little sign of a major spring bounce in March for prime London markets, Knight Frank analysis suggests, which the...

31 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Damned if you do and damned if you don't

  It's not often that I have sympathy for our glorious leaders – those who set the rules by which we all...

25 March 2023

From: Features

Propertymark: The market is moving but below asking price

Agents are continuing to secure instructions and sales but transactions are mainly being done below asking price, data suggests. Agency trade body...

21 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage-free buyers boost prime London markets – Knight Frank

Prime London demand and supply is on the rise but mainly for those without the need for a mortgage, new data...

28 February 2023

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers 'need 20% house price drop'

Half of first-time buyers say house prices would need to fall up to 20% for them to consider making a purchase,...

10 February 2023

From: Breaking News

How Technology Will Open Doors in 2023

For agents who take full advantage of new developments in technology in 2023, it’s a chance for them to move ahead...

04 February 2023

From: Features

Knight Frank: London market is bouncing back

The London property market has started the year better than expected, with sales instructions and buyer demand both rising, according to...

31 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Sellers urged to ‘be realistic’ amid New Year buyer demand bounce - Rightmove

Agents have seen a bigger than usual New Year bounce in buyer demand, Rightmove claims. The number of prospective buyers contacting agents...

16 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Nationwide: A relatively soft landing is possible for the housing market

The housing market is struggling to regain momentum following the mini-Budget but a ‘soft landing’ is possible, Nationwide suggests. The lender is...

21 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Just 16% of agent listings are compliant - claim

Only 16% of property listings are currently compliant with upfront information rules, it has been claimed. Agents are currently required to include...

19 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: Buyers are hesitant but haven't disappeared

Buyers are hesitant but haven’t disappeared form the prime London market, Knight Frank claims. The agent’s latest prime London property report shows...

13 December 2022

From: Breaking News

When the going gets tough, focus on your leaky bucket

As economic signs increasingly point to a contraction in the property market, competition for new business will inevitably heat up. But...

03 December 2022

From: Features

Housebuilder launches webinar to help first-time buyers

Representatives from homebuilder Barratt and Rightmove are to share tips on how first-time buyers can get on the property ladder in...

14 November 2022

From: Breaking News

RIP Help to Buy: what comes next?

In this guest feature, Ben Bailey, CCO at Even, a mortgage lender for first-time buyers launched this year, provides commentary on the end...

05 November 2022

From: Features

The value of property marketing in a changing market

It’s the oddest thing. Surely, the most fundamental requirement of an estate agent having won an instruction, is to get it...

19 October 2022

From: Features

Phil Spencer - reasons why buying and selling makes sense right now

Let’s be completely honest - as challenges go, estate agents are up against it trying to persuade reluctant vendors to take...

06 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Quality marketing counts more than ever in tougher conditions, claims firm

Estate agents need to concentrate on quality marketing more than ever before as mortgage interest rates rise and lenders become ever...

06 October 2022

From: Breaking News

6 things to consider when moving house before Christmas

Homeowners and prospective buyers considering a move before Christmas should act quickly to increase their chances of a smooth relocation, as...

20 September 2022

From: Marketing & Social Media

Property buyers reducing budgets amid cost of living crunch - Savills

Buyers are starting to reduce their budgets and the level of urgency in the market has declined, Savills warns. The agent suggested...

15 September 2022

From: Breaking News

The Do’s & Don’ts When Downsizing

Empty nesters may be considering downsizing their home this September as their children set off to university, whilst other downsizers are...

05 September 2022

From: Marketing & Social Media

Agents still positive as Nationwide warns housing market has lost momentum

House price growth slowed in August but remains in double digits, Nationwide figures have revealed. The lender’s August House Price Index shows...

02 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Lights, camera, action! OnTheMarket and its agents hit the small screen

OnTheMarket is launching a new three-part television series on Channel 4 as part of its plans to boost consumer awareness of...

22 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost of living crisis: Buyers deferring property purchases by a year

Buyers are putting off property purchases by at least one year due to increasing living costs, research claims. Research by savings websites...

22 August 2022

From: Breaking News

What is Right to Buy and am I eligible?

In this Guides & Tips piece, the team at Together set out what Right to Buy is and who is eligible. If...

21 July 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Mortgage adviser criticises local agents for 'tricking buyers'

A mortgage broker has hit out at estate agents for forcing prospective buyers to visit their branches to sell financial services...

20 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Post-summer slump predicted for prime London property market

Knight Frank is predicting a post-summer slump in the prime London property market. It comes despite its data for the second quarter...

11 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Rising interest rates must not mean rushed transactions -warning

Legal experts are warning that the rush to beat interest rate rises could lead to “ill conceived” and “rushed transactions.” The Bank...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Stars aligning’ for supply and demand in prime London markets

New data suggests the prime London market has a new lease of life as buyers and sellers look to beat the...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Reviews site reveals worst-rated agencies - and it's not just Purplebricks

AllAgents has revealed the 10 worst rated agency brands on its customer review platform, with Purplebricks leading the worst performers. The reviews...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Home hunters urged to go offline to find agency stock

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

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sellers getting on the market before price slowdown

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

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Prime London price growth hits seven-year high

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

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

The ex Purplebricks agents using a Selling Sunset-style approach

Netflix addicts may have come across Selling Sunset, an American series focused on the drama of US real estate agents selling...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Best ever spring market for vendors as prices hit new record

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

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks de-lists another property after unacceptable vendor comment

For the second time in recent weeks, Purplebricks has de-listed a property after an unacceptable comment by the seller on social...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

From Poacher to Gamekeeper - Levelling Up from Agent to Developer

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

12 March 2022

From: Features

Brexit triggers surge in buyers seeking ‘global citizenship’

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

17 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Energy efficiency increasingly vital to buyers - claim

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

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks wins praise for dropping prejudiced sellers

Purplebricks’ decision to de-list a property after the Christian vendors made anti-gay comments has won widespread support from industry figures, including...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Covid race for space helps boost posh country house market

High-value properties were the top-performers in the country house market in 2021, according to an agency that majors in this sector.  In...

06 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove claims new records for activity over Christmas

Rightmove claims its visits over the Christmas period were its busiest ever with what it calls ‘buyer demand’ up 23 per...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark rejects claim its housing market data is inaccurate

Propertymark’s chief executive has rejected claims that his organisation’s housing market data inaccurately states the numbers of prospective buyers for each...

04 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage trends and interest rates - what could happen in 2022?

As 2021 draws to a swift close, there is much speculation about what 2022 will have to offer. Despite the emergence of...

18 December 2021

From: Features

Keeping pace with the property boom - effective communications are critical to real estate operations

As the UK housing market faces an ongoing boom, there’s one profession that’s certainly rushed off its feet — estate agents....

11 December 2021

From: Features

Stock and appraisals plummet AGAIN according to RICS analysis

There’s been yet another month of declining property listings according to the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors market snapshot. Those responding...

09 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Rightmove to work with buyers to reduce fall-through risk

Rightmove is to try to help potential buyers get their finances in order much earlier in the transaction process, to reduce...

07 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Omicron throws housing market stability into doubt, agency admits

A leading agency has admitted that the uncertainty over the effects of the Omicron Covid variant has thrown forecasts for the...

07 December 2021

From: Breaking News

It’s back - the agency showing its most expensive houses

The agency that last year was showcased in the one-off Channel 4 show Britain's Most Expensive Houses is now to star...

03 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Forget Help To Buy Equity Loan - welcome to Deposit Unlock

A housebuilding-led mortgage indemnity scheme called Deposit Unlock has now been launched nationally with 17 major developers taking part. Nationwide is the...

26 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Challenges facing the housing market in 2022

It’s been a busy and arguably fruitful year for the property market, with an eager consumer base pushing forwards with their...

17 November 2021

From: Features

Asking prices fall but Rightmove expects usual Boxing Day web-fest

The average asking price of homes coming to the market has dropped by over £2,000 in the past month - the...

15 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Space Race Over? Country house price growth slows

New figures from Knight Frank show that price growth in the high end country market moderated in the third quarter of...

26 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Supply still trails demand in prime London, says leading agent

The  housing market is not immune from the supply shortage hitting the economy, according to Knight Frank - with London the...

13 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Lucky For Vendors: 13 buyers for every home on sale, says agency

There were 13 new buyers for every property listed for sale in the UK in September according to Knight Frank.  Over the...

11 October 2021

From: Breaking News

TikTok! 25-second virtual tours launched by Purplebricks

British homebuyers take an average of 25 seconds to decide whether a house is right for them, according to Purplebricks. As a...

07 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Locked or open-door policy - has Covid changed the way offices operate forever?

In this piece, Tom Davis, press officer at Propertymark, explores the debate surrounding a locked or open-door policy, and whether the...

02 October 2021

From: Features

Market insight - agent predicts brisk end to stamp duty holiday

Demand from buyers is set to be strong for the rest of 2021 as the stamp duty holiday unwinds but uncertainty...

13 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Property Natter: talking the secret to good photography and working for Foxtons

Good property marketing photos have arguably never been more important in an increasingly visual and tech-led world. We saw just the...

11 September 2021

From: Features

Prime London shrugs off end of stamp duty holiday

Exchanges of properties in prime central London, following the end of the largest part of the stamp duty holiday, suggest the...

09 September 2021

From: Breaking News

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