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Winkworth reveals two high-profile board appointments

Winkworth has appointed two mergers and acquisition (M&A) specialists as non-executive directors. The agency franchise brand has named Tom Fyson, managing director...

06 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - On manoeuvres with OnTheMarket

It’s more than 100 days since global real estate tech giants CoStar Group acquired struggling property portal, OnTheMarket. If you cast your...

11 May 2024

From: Features

Appraisals down in pre-Easter trading, reveals Propertymark

Market appraisal volumes dropped 7% in March according to Propertymark’s latest market snapshot, based on data from up to six weeks...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Swoop - OnTheMarket’s new owner snaps up Matterport

CoStar Group, the US-based global online real estate provider which acquired OnTheMarket in December, has now snapped up Matterport, the well...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Two new branches for growing agency following latest acquisition

Regional agency Mundys has snapped up a sales business, taking its branch total to five. It currently has two offices in Lincoln...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: New build data is something to build on

Data and statistics are never in short supply for those of us working in the property sector.  But one set which really...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: Is it time to accept the Government can’t build the houses we need

There are often very grim snapshots of the current property crisis.  But one of the most shocking I’ve read in a long...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgages to older borrowers drop 37.1% amid higher rates - data

Older borrowers were deterred by high mortgage rates last year, bank data suggests. Quarter four figures from UK Finance show a 37.1%...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Asking prices rise but sellers are waiting 16 days longer to find a buyer

Average asking prices have grown on an annual basis for the first time in six months but properties are taking longer...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Why new build properties may be best for first-time buyers

After years of saving, hard work, and market watching, being able to view and make an offer on a property is...

10 February 2024

From: Features

How managing your pipeline can help to increase market share

Despite the somewhat challenging year, we have seen many agents we work with continuing to flourish. We support hundreds of agents...

16 December 2023

From: Features

PropTech Today - Balancing AI innovation with the human touch

Large language models, machine learning, artificial intelligence, artificial general intelligence, and 'the singularity' change everything, but there again, they change literally...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Fine & Country duo boost Essex offering

Fine & Country Chelmsford’s managing directors Ed Casson and Simon Pelling have expanded further into the region, taking on the licence...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyer numbers and viewings down as agents become more pessimistic

The latest market snapshot from Propertymark suggests a more pessimistic view of the market. The trade body’s latest Housing Insight report says...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - worthy aims and causes

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

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

That’s a rap! Music video celebrates ESTAS Awards’ anniversary

TV property guru Phil Spencer has backed the latest hip hop track commissioned by Made Snappy 360 to celebrate the 20th...

17 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

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

Bruce gives new backing to interior design venture

Former Purplebricks and Boomin boss Michael Bruce has taken part in a new funding round for interior design platform My Bespoke Room. Bruce...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Free smartphone photography course for agents launches

Agency media brand Made Snappy 360 has launched a free smartphone photography course for estate agents. It claims to bring industry photography...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Join the future of estate agency, today.

Estate agency has changed. No longer is it required to sit in a high street office working the old way. Provide a...

12 September 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Buyers continue to rely on relatives for homebuying support - research

Mortgage searches on behalf of borrowers using gifted equity or making a concessionary purchase from a family member rose by 75%...

12 September 2023

From: Breaking News

What is ‘mixed tenure’ and why are mixed tenure developments built?

The term mixed-tenure development usually refers to residential developments where different residential tenures are provided on the same site. Typically, tenure was...

30 August 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Agent reviews platform unveils ‘game-changing’ certified reports

Agency reviews website allAgents.co.uk has revamped its certified reports to help agents secure new business. The documents provide agents with a downloadable...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing Market Trouble Ahead - gloomy RICS predictions

The latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors housing market snapshot shows the increasing damage being wrought by high interest rates. The RICS...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - fundraising in the rain

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

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Levelling up: how a quality CRM provider helps your agency grow

Success with your chosen CRM solution should not be a one-and-done package. Once you team up with a stellar CRM provider,...

17 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Unlocking success: capabilities an ideal CRM toolbox should offer

CRMs can be superheroes for your business, but not all of them possess the necessary powers to save the day. As...

11 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Upfront information – help us bring down the barriers

Barriers to entry are a big concern for any sector, particularly those who need a greater number of technology innovations to...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

US artist raps about estate agency ahead of Propertymark conference

Agency media brand Made Snappy 360 has come up with a rather different way of promoting its role at the upcoming...

21 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - ValPal AI launches revolutionary tool for property professionals

ValPal has announced an advanced AI technology tool designed to help agents generate property profiles in a snap. With ValPal AI, property...

10 June 2023

From: Features

Agent reveals market recovery in some parts of the UK

High-end estate agency Strutt & Parker says its research points to a sales market recovery underway in some parts of the...

02 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Proptech firm launches virtual tours that can be kept forever

Made Snappy is offering Forever Tours that can be white-labelled by agents for their vendors to download and keep. The virtual tour...

27 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Leaders Romans Group snaps up South London estate agency

The acquisition will boost the group’s presence in South London, and both branches will be re-branded to Portico. John Chase, director at...

05 April 2023

From: Breaking News

On the move! Boris Johnson snaps up historic home

Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson is believed to have snapped up the historic Brightwell Manor as his new home. Johnson, who was...

28 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Condensation mould – a black mark for property

Black mould associated with condensation is becoming an increasing problem for homes in the UK and following the tragic death of...

24 February 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Sheldon Bosley Knight goes to Coventry

Midlands-based land and property company Sheldon Bosley Knight (SBK) has kicked off the new year by snapping up another business. Coventry sales...

21 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing firm calls for more first-time buyer support as activity declines

Fewer first-time buyers got on the property ladder last year but there was an increase in people buying for business purposes,...

16 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - kindness towards the kids

Agents haven't let the festive season get in the way of supporting good causes, and there is a big focus on...

16 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - singing, dancing and cycling for good causes

From singing and dancing to charitable support and sponsorships, agents have shown that there are plenty of ways to raise money...

25 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

Reinvent then rent: could old commercial buildings boost rental stock?

In this guest piece, Andy Jones, Corporate & Build To Rent Director at LRG, looks at whether commercial property can help solve...

12 November 2022

From: Features

Revealed! The most important property photo to include in agency listings

New research claims to show what buyers most want to see in photographs on a sales listing - and it may...

20 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Is the game over for traditional learning methods in the property industry?

A recent study conducted by the Technical University of Denmark reported that the attention span of people around the world is...

01 October 2022

From: Features

Purplebricks reboots ‘commisery’ campaign 

Purplebricks has launched a new advertising campaign that brings back its controversial “save yourself from commisery” slogan. The new radio and TV...

30 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Experts share secrets to successful learning and development for property pros

Over the last two years, the property industry has experienced unprecedented change through shifting market conditions and new regulations around compliance. To...

28 September 2022

From: Features

Video interviews versus podcasts - what do you need to know?

In recent years, we’ve witnessed a massive influx of channels for media consumers – two of the biggest of which are...

13 August 2022

From: Features

Purplebricks, Liz Truss and George Orwell - double-think about it

Double-think, for those who have not read George Orwell, is when people are expected to accept two conflicting beliefs as truth,...

06 August 2022

From: Features

Phil Spencer: More Property Details are a Good Thing

There’s a spotlight now on property listings and as with so many changes in our industry, this is a case of...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

What could a digitally enabled future look like for estate agents?

For years now estate agents have been on a journey from digital infancy to digital maturity. But what does the future...

03 August 2022

From: Features

Growth in action - regional agents unveil expansion plans

Two major regional agents have expanded their geographical presence and sales focus. Midlands-based land and property agent Sheldon Bosley Knight (SBK) has...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Isle of Wight agent confirms Leaders Romans Group deal

Hose Rhodes Dickson (HRD) has confirmed that it is being purchased by Leaders Romans Group. There had been rumours in the local...

26 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Rishi-Tweedle-Dum and Liz-Tweedle-DumDum

When it comes to housing policy, the Conservative MPs have given their party a choice between Tweedle Dum and Tweedle DumDum. Rishi...

23 July 2022

From: Features

Revealed - top five social media tips for estate agents

A client called asking for advice on their social media marketing strategy. They’d thrown a lot of budget at it, but...

06 July 2022

From: Features

Herts agent completes third acquisition in 15 months

Hertfordshire estate agency Ashtons has continued on the acquisition trail by snapping up Harpenden-based Home County Sales & Lettings (HCSL). It is...

04 July 2022

From: Breaking News

One in 10 homes going under offer within a fortnight – claim

Stock shortages are seeing one in 10 homes get snapped up within 14 days of entering the market, GetAgent claims. The agent...

27 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - do agents need to worry about the metaverse?

Between you and me, dear reader, I had little to no idea about what the metaverse was before researching it for...

18 June 2022

From: Features

Phil Spencer – why sales-only agencies should get into lettings

There’s one message that’s come home to me loud and clear from my dealings with agents so far this year -...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

In fashion! Boomin snaps up interior design service

Boomin has acquired interior design platform My Bespoke Room. The challenger portal's founder Michael Bruce said it was part of a wider...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

PM survives no-confidence vote - what does it mean for property industry?

The Prime Minister has tonight won a confidence vote in his leadership and hung on to his premiership. After a dramatic day at...

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency bosses urged to rethink how they attract staff amid talent shortage

The pool of candidates for jobs in the estate agency sector appears to be shrinking. It comes after official figures showed overall...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Market insights with Sam Hunter: very much a changing market

In this latest video interview zoning in on the current property market, and the stats, facts and data behind its present...

25 May 2022

From: Features

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

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

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

14 May 2022

From: Features

‘Maths genius’ claims to have removed the need for agency floorplan software

A former letting agent claims to have removed the need for estate agents to use floorplan software. Mark McCorrie, who describes himself...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer - Reassuring Vendors In A Changing Market

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

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – the who’s who of the industry

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

30 April 2022

From: Features

Lomond Group backs acquisition of independent regional agent

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

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Belvoir tipped for more M&A activity

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

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Major PropTech deal for two of the industry’s best-known names

The iamproperty group - best known for its online auction business - has snapped up cloud-based property software business VTUK for...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

London market at its best since Brexit vote says former Foxtons agency

An estate agency says London’s sales market is now at its busiest since the Brexit referendum in mid-2016. Douglas & Gordon, sold by...

22 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

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

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

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Inflation may overtake house price growth soon - warning

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

17 March 2022

From: Breaking News

High profile self-employed agency snapped up by Belvoir

Franchise giant Belvoir has snapped up one of the earliest British estate agencies to adopt the model of using self-employed or...

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

More listings and inflation woe signal price growth slowdown - Zoopla

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

04 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Q&A with the RLBA - what are property logbooks and why are they important?

In the last two years digital Property Logbooks for our homes have moved from concept to reality with almost a quarter...

26 February 2022

From: Features

Asking prices show largest monthly jump in over 20 years

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

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest rate U-turn ‘sooner rather than later’ says market analyst

A prominent analyst says he expects a U-turn on the “folly” of interest rate rises sooner rather than later - but...

17 February 2022

From: Breaking News

LSL Property Services latest acquisition cements move into finance

The finance arm of LSL Property Services - known as Pivotal Growth - has snapped up a specialist mortgage and insurance...

11 February 2022

From: Breaking News

New acquisition takes fast-growing agency to nine branches

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

11 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency boasts 11 branches following latest acquisition

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

04 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Seven independents snapped up by one fast-growing agency

An estate agency in the Home Counties has made two more acquisitions, taking the total number to seven independents it has...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency buys popular independent as part of growth strategy

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

26 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Trio of agency branches snapped up by financial entrepreneur

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

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - what customers REALLY think of estate agents

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

14 January 2022

From: Breaking News

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

29 buyers for each home on sale, according to Propertymark

The last Propertymark housing market snapshot for 2021, based on date from the end of November, finds that there is an...

22 December 2021

From: Breaking News

The property that sold for 214% above asking price

Top Scottish agency Galbraith says key parts of the country saw some buyers snapping up properties this year without even visiting...

21 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rate rises will normalise market next year - warning

UK house prices have reached an all time high - but 2022 will see a more normalised housing market thanks to...

21 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Group in talks to buy London agency snaps up ANOTHER top firm

The Lomond Group, reported over the weekend to be in talks to buy high-end London agency Chestertons, has this morning announced it’s...

20 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – the A-Z of property for 2021 

It really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas – just a week to go now. Presents all wrapped and...

18 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

Another London agency snapped up by firm on sale for £100m

Chestertons, which is itself currently on sale, has snapped up independent London Residential, a firm operating in the north west of...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Some London vendors asking too much, says  agency

Cluttons has given its market snapshot for the sales market in central London - and it’s echoing the familiar story of...

17 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Prime London recovery on hold as transactions show mixed messages

The latest LonRes market snapshot for prime London carries mixed messages in terms of transaction volumes.  Overall, for the month of October,...

16 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Agency identifies plenty of price reductions even in today’s market

The market may be soaring in most of the country but there are still locations where significant numbers of properties sell...

12 November 2021

From: Breaking News

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