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KEYWORD "Strike" - 100 RESULTS
Merry Christmas to all our readers!

T'was three nights before Christmas, when all through the site, We’ve delivered thousands of stories to bring you delight. We’ve had Strike turn...

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Five questions everyone is asking about the 2024 property market

What will happen to house prices? Should I rent or buy? Will a Labour or Tory Government be better for homeowners....

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Upstix hires head of growth to boost expansion

Quick buy firm Upstix has appointed a head of growth to take charge of boosting acquisitions, enhancing the firm's visibility and...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents warned to prepare for ‘zombie threat’ of Purplebricks

Agents have been warned to be wary about the resurgence of Purplebricks. It comes after the online brand was taken over by...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

More ‘commisery?’ Purplebricks appoints media agency to boost brand

A media agency that has worked with brands such as Toyota and TalkTalk has been appointed to revive Purplebricks' fortunes. Purplebricks has...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks replaces Strike brand

Purplebricks has shifted to a free pricing model and will replace the Strike brand. It follows Strike’s acquisition of Purplebricks earlier this...

12 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Online market share falls as sellers ‘seek traditional expertise’

The market share of online and hybrid agents for exchanges has fallen again during the third quarter. Figures from property data firm...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Marketing guru: ‘Why Strike brand must be retired for Purplebricks’

Marketing expert Simon Leadbetter has recommended that Purplebricks absorb its owner’s brand to consolidate its market position.  Leadbetter, former group marketing director...

12 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Strike staff escape cuts as Purplebricks employees face restructure

Purplebricks staff are facing job cuts just months after the takeover by Strike. A spokesperson for Purplebricks has confirmed rumours that it...

07 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Online agency market share dwindles again

The market share of online and hybrid agents reduced further during the second quarter of 2023, new figures show. Analysis from property...

20 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Yopa boss: 'The online agent label is a misnomer'

The gap between online and traditional high street agents has shrunk, the chief executive of Yopa has claimed. Speaking at the Propertymark...

29 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks set for stock market exit

Purplebricks ended its life on the stock market with a share price of 0.30p. It comes as the controversial online brand officially...

16 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks cuts fees in latest disruption attempt

Purplebricks has claimed it is returning to its 'disruptive roots' after unveiling a cheaper pricing model. The online agent, officially acquired by...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Exciting plans’ ahead as Strike completes Purplebricks takeover

The boss of new Purplebricks owner Strike has said he has “exciting plans” for the brands. It comes as Strike was officially...

05 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Shareholders back Strike takeover of Purplebricks

Shareholders have backed the sale of Purplebricks to online rival Strike. A general meeting was held this morning for shareholders to consider...

02 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks finances 'significantly worse than expected' - claim

The investment group which today withdrew an offer to buy Purplebricks says it did so because "the financial condition of Purplebricks...

31 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks faces new sale woes

 A case brought by claims firm Contractors for Justice (C4J) against Purplebricks over its agents alleged rights to certain employment benefits...

30 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Activist shareholder considering rival bid for Purplebricks

A rival offer could be on the cards for Purplebricks. The online brand has revealed that it has received an indicative proposal...

26 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Only poor agents lost out to Purplebricks ‘commisery’ campaign - claim

No ‘brilliant’ agents will have lost out from Purplebricks’ controversial ‘commisery’ campaign, the beleaguered brand’s former head of customer support has...

26 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Strike boss: Purplebricks ‘entrepreneurial spirit’ will boost our business

Strike chief executive Sam Mitchell has said he is looking forward to building a “new force” in the property industry after...

18 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks agrees sale to Strike for £1

Purplebricks has agreed a sale of its business to online rival Strike for a consideration of £1. It brings an end to...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency backer slams ‘outdated housing market metrics’

Toscafund Asset Management chief economist Savvas Savouri has slammed the use of ‘outdated metrics’ when measuring the housing market. The investment firm...

15 May 2023

From: Breaking News

GetAgent offers Purplebricks vendors ‘£300 lifeline’ 

Estate agent comparison site GetAgent has handed a lifeline to struggling Purplebricks sellers. It has announced that it will give home sellers...

12 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Strike and Purplebricks enter takeover talks

Online agent Strike has been granted an exclusivity period to negotiate a possible takeover of its rival Purplebricks. A late stock market...

10 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Strike falls deeper into the red as it eyes Purplebricks

Strike has fallen further into the red, its latest annual accounts show. The online agent’s financial statement for the 12 months to...

24 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Online agents hit by decline in market share 

Online agents have failed to capitalise on the cost of living crisis and have seen their market share for exchanges drop...

21 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks shares hit record low amid offer update

Purplebricks’ share price hit a new low during trading yesterday amid its latest update on the potential sale of the beleaguered...

13 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Strike given more time to decide on Purplebricks offer

Purplebricks remains in discussions with “credible bidders” about a sale of its business, a stock market update has revealed. An announcement from...

12 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks shares boosted by takeover rumour

News of a potential takeover gave Purplebricks’ share price a boost yesterday. Its share price rose 15.5% in a day after Estate...

16 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks confirms interest from Strike

Purplebricks has confirmed that it has been in discussions with online agency rival Strike regarding a potential takeover offer. As reported by...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Strike ‘interested’ in Purplebricks takeover

Online agency brand Strike is believed to be considering a bid for beleaguered rival Purplebricks. A source close to the talks has...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Legal body: Land Registry ‘must get house in order’ after strikes

Conveyancers are warning that this week’s Land Registry strikes could have a knock-on effect on property sales once staff return to...

03 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Land Registry aims to ‘minimise disruption’ amid new strikes

Next week may not be the best time for agents to chase conveyancers waiting for Land Registry information. The Public and Commercial...

22 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Strike boss: We remain ‘powerful’ despite job cuts

Strike chief executive Sam Mitchell has blamed uncertainty since the September mini-Budget and rising mortgage rates for making the market more...

30 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Online agents grow market share but ‘fail’ in higher-value markets

Online agents increased their market share in 2022 but are struggling to break into higher value markets, new data has revealed. Data...

26 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Land Registry staff to strike next month

Staff at the Land Registry and its Scottish equivalent are among Government departments and civil servants who will take part in...

13 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Why you need a contingency plan within your marketing strategy

What are you going to do when something unplanned, unexpected, and unpleasant hits your brand and business? There’s no point avoiding it...

14 December 2022

From: Features

World Cup Agent Match Report: ‘The better team lost’

They think it’s all over, it is now as we publish our final World Cup Agent Match report following England’s quarter...

14 December 2022

From: Breaking News

World Cup Agent Match Report: Wales see red

The Wales versus England match has been lined up as a crunch game this week after disappoint results in the second...

28 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Online Estate Agents - the new dinosaurs of house selling

I’ve just read an article saying that this is the time of the online estate agency. The time in question is, of...

26 November 2022

From: Features

Property Natter – is this the end for fixed-fee online estate agency?

Aside from all the news surrounding the Autumn Statement this week, which will have a significant bearing on the property market...

19 November 2022

From: Features

Land Registry expects ‘minimal disruption’ if strike goes ahead

The Land Registry has said it anticipates ‘minimal disruption’ if a civil service strike goes ahead. Civil servants across 126 public sector...

16 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents facing sales delays amid possible Land Registry strikes

Estate agents could face new transaction delays after the Land Registry and its Scottish equivalent were among Government departments and civil...

15 November 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

Online agents 'slightly' increase market share

The market share of hybrid and online agents increased slightly during the third quarter of 2022 but firms are still struggling...

20 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Online agents ‘struggling to break into higher value markets’

The market share of hybrid and online agents has increased slightly but they are still struggling to break into the higher...

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

How to get the best return on investment from Facebook ads

Facebook has been a platform which has opened the door to those looking to advertise their services in exceptional ways. Digital...

09 July 2022

From: Features

Slowdown or house price cliff edge? It's too early to tell

Right now, one topic seems to be dominating talk in the industry. Everywhere I go people tend to quiz me about...

25 June 2022

From: Features

Are we ready for the PropTech metaverse?

In this article, Kristian Stott, Head of New Business at iamproperty, analyses the digital revolution in our lives and in property and why...

08 June 2022

From: Features

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

Purplebricks dominates as online agents grow market share

Online and hybrid agents have rapidly increased their market share over the past year, research claims. Analysis of new Zoopla, Rightmove and...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Hundreds of sellers enter ‘agency fee refund’ competition

Online agent Strike is preparing to name a home seller who will be reimbursed the equivalent of an estate agent fee...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

More leaseholders freed from doubling ground rents

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

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Another online agency aims to take 10% market share

Strike, formerly known as Housesimple, is the latest online agency to claim it’s going to secure a 10 per cent market...

14 February 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

Falling market share for online agencies - are they doomed to fail?

The market share of hybrid and online agents has fallen again, this time to 6.7 per cent. That figure - taken at...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - open APIs, not the plug and go that you may think

Do you have an 'open API'? We use 'X' who have an 'open API' so we would need you to integrate with...

14 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Wealth Tax proposed by former agency boss

A wealth tax on overseas owners of UK homes could raise £5 billion a year to help local people buy their...

13 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Hybrid agency rolls out nationwide - but with only 70 agents

A hybrid agency that charges no fees to vendors but instead relies on referral fees for income has officially rolled out...

07 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency selling homes for free rolls out nationwide

The online agency Strike - which has a business model selling homes for free and relying on referral fees for revenue...

29 December 2021

From: Breaking News

A 9 to 5 estate agent…dream on!

There’s lots of talk of people moving over within estate agency to be self-employed so they can chase the dream of...

18 December 2021

From: Features

Purplebricks apologises over conveyancing problem for customers

With the conveyancing crisis at the Simplify Group now approaching two weeks old, it appears Purplebricks has been the worst affected...

19 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks share price now under 7% of its all-time high

A torrid period for Purplebricks' share value means it opens stock market trading today with a price of just 33p.  This is less...

08 November 2021

From: Breaking News

How to promote fruitful relationships with your local conveyancers

As you are no doubt aware, building mutually beneficial relationships with conveyancers in your local area can not only make your...

27 October 2021

From: Features

Online agents’ market share rises - but only three brands really matter

A new survey by property consultancy TwentyCi shows that the market share of online and hybrid agents in the third quarter...

26 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Agent group says talented women lost to industry due to menopause

The Women In Property group claims talented females are being lost to the industry due to the menopause.  It says panic attacks,...

13 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed: what to consider before setting up your own agency

Many agents working in the industry, whether for large corporates or smaller independents, might one day have ambitions to branch out...

09 October 2021

From: Features

Big PropTech deal announced, funded by online agency investor

PropTech industry giant epropservices has acquired Property Technology Ltd, better known to agents as marketing platform LeadPro. epropservices is the parent company of...

07 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Striking the right note - online agent joins Tech Nation Future Fifty

Strike, the digital-first estate agent previously known as Housesimple, has been selected to join Tech Nation’s Future Fifty programme. The online agent, which...

23 September 2021

From: Breaking News

No-fee agent strikes £5 billion sales landmark

Strike chief executive Sam Mitchell has hailed the online agent’s no-fee model after reaching £5 billion worth of sales. The agency, previously...

20 September 2021

From: Breaking News

 Online market share rises with Purplebricks the big winner

A new survey of online and hybrid agents claims that they are now taking a 13 per cent share of the...

24 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Over 18% house price rise in one part of UK - government data

Average house prices increased by 13.2 per cent over the year to June - the highest annual growth rate since November...

19 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Can landlords and agents take photographs during property inspections?

Taking photographs or video footage during a routine property inspection can be a contentious subject. While landlords have every right to...

07 August 2021

From: Features

PropTech Today: stock shortage - how can agents prospect effectively?

The biggest challenge facing many agents in the current climate is the general shortage of stock, both for sales & lettings. Let’s...

21 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Online agencies’ market share creeps up thanks to richer sellers

The market share of the online and hybrid agencies combined has risen to 8.1 per cent in the second quarter of...

15 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Strike names ex-Foxtons chief in senior role, as new TV ad debuts

Strike - which over the weekend announced a new £11m investment package - has now revealed it has a new chief...

12 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Channel 4 and finance chief sink millions into online agency

Channel 4 Ventures is one of a number of investors who have collectively put the equivalent of £11m into the online...

09 July 2021

From: Breaking News

A third of sellers consider using Purplebricks, claims agency

The chief executive of Purplebricks says research into pricing strategies has suggested around a third of sellers at least consider using...

07 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Online agency to recruit 80 as it expands ‘free sale’ offer

Online estate agency Strike - which used to be HouseSimple - is expanding its sell-for-free service out across the Midlands and...

02 July 2021

From: Breaking News

EUROS: Agent Match Report - is football really finally coming home?

So, who would have thought it? England finally beat Germany in a knockout game at a major competition - and it...

30 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Dramatic slump in instructions for Purplebricks, according to data

There’s been a dramatic slump in instructions for online agencies, particularly Purplebricks, according to data produced by one online firm itself. 99Home...

24 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Ground rent refunds after watchdog strikes leasehold deal

The Competition and Markets Authority has struck a deal with house builders over leasehold abuses. Aviva has committed to remove certain terms...

23 June 2021

From: Breaking News

EUROS: Joy and heartbreak- our Agent Match Reports

It was never going to be easy for Scotland - and there was no sense of jeopardy for an already-through England. Yet...

23 June 2021

From: Breaking News

EUROS: Agents’ take on Steely Scotland, Exasperating England

For a match between two great rivals, the England-Scotland 0-0 draw on Friday may have brought both nations together. After all it’s...

21 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Sell Purplebricks! Stock market advisers tell investors to quit agency

Swiss investment bank UBS has advised investors to sell their Purplebricks shares as the market share for the controversial agency appears...

16 June 2021

From: Breaking News

The 5 best questions to ask your competitors' vendors (and when to do it)

We know the industry-wide statistic that more than 50% of all vendors end up selling with the second (or sometimes third)...

13 May 2021

From: PropTech & Innovation

New Property Tax - consultation begins on 'cladding' tax proposal

The government has launched a formal consultation process on a new residential property developer tax which is to contribute towards cladding...

30 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - what buyers look for when viewing properties online

Online agency Strike has used specialist eye-tracking software to analyse what attracts a buyer’s attention when scrolling through homes online — and...

30 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Adrian Gill – talking agency consolidation, PropTech, retail and Boomin

This time out, I speak to one of the industry’s biggest-hitters. Adrian Gill may have retired from frontline agency, having had...

15 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Yopa raises its profile in battle with Purplebricks and Strike

Yopa has instructed two companies to help with its brand building as it battles with other major online players. It’s appointed M.i. Media...

31 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Five questions to ask your competitors' vendors (and when to do it)

We know the industry-wide statistic that more than 50% of all vendors end up selling with the second (or sometimes third)...

24 February 2021

From: Features

“The sensible thing” - Agents urge tapered end to stamp duty holiday

Estate agents have kept up the pressure on the Westminster government to consider some kind of tapered ending to the stamp...

03 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks rated as only 10th best online agency

Purplebricks has been rated as only the 10th best online agency in the country in a controversial new league table. The list...

02 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Handle with care – why 2021 is the year to look after your leads

The last few months have seen property agents work hard to continue delivering quality client communications and maintain an increasingly digital...

23 January 2021

From: Features

Housing market defies gravity as prices now hit five year high

Annual house price inflation is now running at 6.5 per cent according to the latest Nationwide index after a 0.9 per...

02 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Agents must be crystal clear on fees, watchdog tells industry

The advertising watchdog has told the agency industry to clean up its act on four issues, with clarity over fees being...

16 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Online firm renews attack on high street agents’ charges

Strike, the firm previously known as HouseSimple, has launched another attack on the charges levied by High Street agents. This time it is...

06 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Speed of conveyancers and lenders will decide short-term market - claim

Savills says the shape and size of the housing market in the coming months will be determined by the capacity of conveyancers...

22 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Going up north: it's not just the south seeing demand soar

The south of England is not the only region to benefit as city-dwellers search for more greenery and outdoor space, says...

14 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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