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KEYWORD "Summer" - 101 RESULTS
How can agents capitalise on the green shoots of recovery?

From the uptick in house sales in January to a house price rise the first time in over a year in February,...

09 April 2024

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Buyer confidence hits two-year high despite General Election - research

The majority of buyers and sellers in the prime housing market will not be deterred by the upcoming General Election, according...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals hit 17-month high

Mortgage approvals rose for the sixth consecutive month in February and are at the highest level since September 2022, Bank of...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: Asking price discounts narrow as market mood improves

Asking price discounts have hit their lowest levels since last summer as market activity improves across the board, Zoopla claims. The portal’s...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Olympic champion and business guru to speak at eXp conference

Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton and Dragon’s Den investor Steven Bartlett are the latest speakers scheduled to appear at this summer’s...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest rates remain frozen – what does it mean for agent activity?

Interest rates were held for the fifth consecutive time after the latest Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting yesterday. The...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

‘Ideal time’ for interest rate cut as inflation slows - claim

Inflation has hit a new two-year low as the cost of living measure slowed to 3.4% in February. The figure is down...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord Licensing - Time to stop the councils

It’s time to abolish what is colloquially called Landlord Licensing. If you’re a casual reader and perhaps not in our industry, a...

09 March 2024

From: Features

Why being over-ambitious with your asking price can net you less overall

The CEO of leading Scottish property portal ESPC, Paul Hilton shares why a discerning pricing strategy can improve the prospects of...

09 March 2024

From: Features

Annual house price growth returns to ‘positive territory’ – but for how long?

House prices are growing annually for the first time since January 2023, Nationwide claims. The latest Nationwide House Price Index found average...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Business as usual with the new normal....if the price is right

I was chatting to a genuine city gent the other day (someone who has enjoyed a career in suits, ties, shares...

02 March 2024

From: Features

Why being over-ambitious with your asking price can net you less overall

The CEO of leading Scottish property portal ESPC shares why a discerning pricing strategy can improve the prospects of your property...

02 March 2024

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - time to show your talent

A variety of charities have received support from the property industry over the past week. If there are charitable endeavours you think...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Homeowners mistaking common garden plants for Japanese knotweed - warning

Concerned homeowners and gardeners are frequently mistaking common garden plants such as bindweed, dogwood and lilac for highly invasive Japanese knotweed,...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

University launches landmark estate agency degree course

A first-of-its-kind degree has launched that focuses on residential estate agency. The Swindon campus of the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) has launched...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank unveils customer portal to improve buyer and seller journey

Knight Frank has launched a bespoke customer portal after 18 months of development. Coined ‘My Knight Frank,’ the firm says it is a digital customer experience platform, accessible...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - on the (bug) house

A variety of charities have received support from the property industry over the past week. If there are charitable endeavours you think...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

ESTAS launches Big Postcode Reveal event

The ESTAS Group has scheduled a Big Postcode Reveal event in April to detail winners of its latest award category. The Best...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Buckle Up! It's Going To Be A Busy 2024

Happy New Year and welcome to what’s looking like a busy - perhaps even hectic - 2024! I thought it worth running...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Winkworth: ‘Why we are more optimistic about 2024'

Winkworth's network completed sales for the year fell by some 19% in 2023, the agency franchise brand has revealed but it...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Hamptons: Lower rates will bring some buyers back to the market in 2024

Lower interest rates and real wage growth will halt price falls next year but sales will remain lower, Hamptons has predicted  Forecasts...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: Good deeds are for all year, not just Christmas!

One of the most heart-warming parts of my job is having the privilege to be the patron of Agents Giving, the...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - on the cards

Welcome to this week’s Agents Do Charity, our chance to salute those who do so much to help others. If your agency...

08 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - popping up for good causes

Welcome to this week’s Agents Do Charity, our chance to salute those who do so much to help others. If your agency...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC: October property market activity hits two-year low

HMRC recorded the slowest October for property sales since 2021 last month. The latest property transaction figures from the taxman estimates that...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Shareholders call for Foxtons to be sold

Foxtons shareholders are reportedly putting the board under pressure to put the agency brand up for sale Two shareholders who own a...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Winter warning over Japanese Knotweed

Homebuyers viewing properties during the winter months should be extra watchful for signs of invasive Japanese knotweed, which dies back in...

11 November 2023

From: Features

Jonathan Rolande: Why I’m not celebrating house price rises

I’ve always been a half glass full kind of person.  But I’ve got to confess I struggled to get too excited by...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

On your bike! Chestertons aims to get Londoners cycling by summer 2024

Chestertons has launched a new initiative with its e-Bike partner Forest that it hopes will get 5,000 of its customers and...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Charity campaign launched to see Simon Whale as ‘servant for a day’

Kerfuffle founder Simon Whale may have thought becoming a servant for the day as part of a charity auction would have...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Modern Method of Auction pioneer links with private equity firm

Iamproperty, which champions the so-called Modern Method of Auction, has announced a private equity partner. A statement from the auction service says...

24 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Wrong To Buy - our worst ever housing policy

What a waste. Islington council announced in recent days that it will buy back 310 ex-council houses this winter, to add to...

21 October 2023

From: Features

Property market suffering from ‘prolonged stagnation’ - research

The usual post-summer uplift has failed to materialise for the property market, new figures suggest. Analysis by data company the Landmark Information...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Why I fear the long winter period that lies ahead 

A few weeks ago I asked an estate agent friend how the market was treating him. "I feel like I’ve had a...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Speakers added to agency success summit line-up

Industry figure Sean Newman has named seven additional speakers for the Estate Agent Success Summit, with 50% of tickets already sold. The...

04 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank lowers house price expectations after ‘volatile summer’

Knight Frank has revised its house price forecasts and now expects a steeper market drop. The agent previously predicted a 5% fall...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Summer slump? Sales and mortgage approvals drop in August

Property sales and mortgage approvals both fell annually in August, official data shows. Figures from HMRC show UK residential transactions were down...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Have mortgage rates peaked?

Since the Bank of England base rate started making large jumps around the middle of last year, mortgage rates have increased...

23 September 2023

From: Features

OnTheMarket: Hypersensitive buyers reluctant to view ‘overpriced’ homes

The number of homes going under offer within 30 days of listing has dropped from 54% to 38% as buyers become...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - solid foundations

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

15 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Boost for buyers as mortgage rates drop and choice rises

Mortgage borrowers now have the greatest choice of home loan products since February 2022, Moneyfacts data suggests. It is a boost for...

13 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

Estate agents dinner returns for extra helpings

The EA Directors Club dinner, hosted by the Baldock Brothers returns on September 21st after its summer break. The event, which is...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Expert reveals the risks of getting home insurance in high-risk flood areas

It’s no secret that sea levels are rising, leaving millions of homes at risk globally and according to a recent report,...

02 September 2023

From: Features

Major housebuilder warns economic uncertainty is deterring buyers

Trading conditions in the housing market have worsened during this summer, Crest Nicholson has warned. A trading update from the housebuilder said...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Foxtons: The London market is still alive 

Foxtons remains confident about the property market despite sliding house price growth. It comes as data from Rightmove revealed that asking prices...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Asking prices hit summer slump

Asking prices of new listings have dropped 1.9% this month, the largest fall in August since 2018. Data from Rightmove shows asking...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

LonRes: There isn’t enough buyer urgency to get deals done

A lack of urgency is limited the number of deals being agreed in prime London, LonRes has warned. New analysis from the...

17 August 2023

From: Breaking News

The land industry must separate itself from politics

The process from a Local Plan allocation to a digger on site typically stretches beyond the length of a five-year political...

12 August 2023

From: Features

On your e-bike! Chestertons partners with sustainable cycling scheme

Chestertons has become the first corporate partner to sign up to London e-bike operator Forest’s employee scheme in an effort to...

07 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

The Growing Risk of Summertime Overheating

It is no secret that our climate is getting warmer. 2022 was one of the six warmest years on record globally,...

31 July 2023

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Answers on a postcard please, Minister

Housing Minister Rachel Maclean MP is probably looking forward to her summer break this year. But wherever she's going and whatever she's...

29 July 2023

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - summer support

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

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Major agency: Cautious buyers may benefit from summer stock

London buyers are becoming more cautious but they may benefit from more stock entering the market, Chestertons claims. A market update from...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - No more working for a week or two....

‘Schools out for Summer’ as the Alice Cooper song goes and the kids are not the only ones looking forward to...

22 July 2023

From: Features

Sellers facing ‘window of opportunity’ to list at best price before winter – claim

Sellers are being encouraged to list their homes now as the market approaches its seasonal peak. Self-employed agency brand eXp UK analysed...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Agents Do Charity - spellbinding support

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

14 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Regional agency brand honours top performers

Essex property group Beresfords has honoured its staff during the brand’s summer awards. The party’s coveted Employee Of the Year; Best Sales...

14 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents warn of “pain to come” after shock of biggest price fall for 12 years

House prices are falling at their fastest rate in 12 years, dropping £7,500 on average over the past 12 months, according...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - The good, the bad…and the ugly

Interesting news from Leaders Romans Group (LRG) this week when they revealed sales figures across the group for June. Nationally, sales figures...

08 July 2023

From: Features

Renters Reform: a mistiming in regulatory direction?

The long-awaited Renters Reform Bill was finally introduced in Parliament in May, but is it really good news for tenants? Several...

08 July 2023

From: Features

Agent names lucky winner of golden board competition

A competition to track down as many golden estate agent boards placed around Leeds as possible has been won by Grace...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Don't fall foul of these laws of nature

Whether at home or abroad, here are some top tips to prevent homeowners from breaking common garden laws and rules this...

01 July 2023

From: Features

Don't be the restaurant that doesn’t turn the a/c on in the summer…

It’s a brave business owner who actually invites criticism.  I speak from the personal experience of asking the opinions of the...

24 June 2023

From: Features

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

ULEZ is going to change estate agency as well as traffic

Just because you don’t live in London - and of course the vast majority of people don’t - doesn’t mean you’ve...

17 June 2023

From: Features

Vendors trying their luck with ‘take it or leave it’ pricing

Sellers are still adopting a “take it or leave it approach” with prices up to 20% higher than most “sensible buyers”...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

9 Questions To Book More Valuations

As we move into a more challenging market this summer with interest rates still on the rise, house prices relaxing and...

14 June 2023

From: Features

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

Housing market ‘freezes’ as it hits the summer months

The property market appears to have stalled in April and May, with official data showing a dip in house prices and...

02 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Look beyond headline house price figures

In his latest column, property commentator Jonathan Rolande, provides his take on the biggest stories from the past seven days. This week was...

02 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Property sales “drop like a stone” according to HMRC’s figures

They dropped like a stone - that’s the verdict on property sales from a leading business analyst. Sarah Coles of Hargreaves Lansdown...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - See a purse and pick it up and all the day you’ll have good luck

Great story this week about the estate agent in St John’s Wood who found a purse in the back of a...

27 May 2023

From: Features

This is it! Rightmove unveils summer ad campaign

Rightmove is looking to help agents inspire more people to consider moving with its latest advertising campaign.  The portal’s summer advertising campaign...

26 May 2023

From: Breaking News

House price growth continues to slow – Land Registry

Annual house price growth slowed for the fifth consecutive month during March and remains negative on a monthly basis, Land Registry...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

ESTAS Group unveils new branding and services

The ESTAS Group has revealed new branding together with the first details of two new products to be added to its...

15 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - tales of sponsorship

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

12 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

Going for gold! Final keynote speaker revealed for Propertymark conference

Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes, has been announced as Propertymark’s final keynote speaker for its landmark conference next month. She will...

10 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents urged not to miss bank holiday ‘prospecting goldmine’

Agents could be giving up a “prospecting goldmine” if they effectively shut-up shop on their marketing in the run up to...

26 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Gascoigne Halman branch manager hits 40-year milestone

Gascoigne Halman branch manager Andrew Hayes is celebrating reaching 40 years in estate agency. Hayes discovered estate agency thanks to his father...

24 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Landmark unveils new proposition to connect the home-moving market

Landmark Information Group has unveiled a series of open, accessible and standardised digital hubs that aim to connect parts of the...

20 April 2023

From: Breaking News

PM reveals Tory party members drove ditching of housebuilding targets

Rishi Sunak has admitted Conservative Party members were a factor in ditching centralised housing targets. The Government officially watered-down proposals for mandatory...

14 April 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Agents Do Charity - not so rubbish causes

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. Thomas Morris Sales & Lettings: Last week...

31 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Bank of England ‘unnecessarily battering’ economy with rate rises

A financial adviser has hit out at the Bank of England, claiming homeowners and business should be furious about its interest...

28 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents warned on spring surge in AML activity

Agents are being urged to ensure they are up to speed with anti-money laundering (AML) requirements as the market enters its...

24 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark starts search for next leadership team

Propertymark has made its annual call for new property professionals to join its leadership team and ambassadorial positions. The agency trade body...

06 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Five reasons why 2023 might be the right time to invest in buy-to-let

Every year, those thinking about investing in property for the first time and even current landlords ask themselves whether it’s the...

04 February 2023

From: Features

Bad news everywhere - it’s up to YOU to relay the good news

It seems as if optimism is out of fashion right now: just look at the headlines to see what I mean....

03 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Jobs Today - the movers, shakers and people in the news

It has been a busy start to the year for job moves. If you want your jobs or appointments news to feature...

31 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The UK’s fastest and slowest property completion areas 

Homes in Birmingham and East London are among the slowest in the UK to sell from listing to completion, analysis suggests. Property...

19 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

There are reasons to be optimistic in the second half of 2023

Usually, I enter January with a spring in my step - optimistic about what the future holds.  Two years ago, after the...

07 January 2023

From: Features

Chestertons: Market will remain on ice until the summer

The rush to complete property purchases continued throughout November but fewer sellers are now coming to market, a major estate agency...

03 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – the five biggest property moments of 2022

As we get ever closer to 2023, this final Natter of the year is dedicated to the five biggest property moments of...

17 December 2022

From: Features

2023 - this is what’s going to happen

Is it really just a year ago that we were nervously wondering whether yet another Christmas would be Covid-affected? Little did we...

10 December 2022

From: Features

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