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KEYWORD "buyers" - 1002 RESULTS
OnTheMarket: Agency stock has hit its highest level in a year

Agency stock has reached its highest level for 12 months, OnTheMarket claims. The portal’s latest Property Sentiment Index revealed that there has...

17 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark members already benefiting from TV guru partnership

Propertymark’s partnership with MoveIQ has already attracted attention from more than 250,000 consumers and potential property buyers and sellers. The agency trade...

16 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove – prices down, but more likely due to holidays than rate rise

The latest research from Rightmove has revealed that the price of property coming to the market has witnessed its first fall...

15 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Down by half! Properties advertised for sale in Scotland falls dramatically

A leading firm has claimed that the number of properties advertised for sale in Scotland has almost halved over the last...

15 August 2022

From: Breaking News

House price slowdown on the horizon, claims leading property association

A leading property association argues it won’t be long before we start to see house price growth slowing. According to the National...

12 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Upfront information specialists go live on Reapit's AppMarket

PropTech platform Gazeal, which specialises in digital reservation agreements and upfront seller information, has announced that it now has an app available...

11 August 2022

From: Breaking News

The whole of the market will win with streamlined processes, says TVPN

The entirety of the property market could be enhanced by embracing all-in-one moving and streamlining processes, according to The ValPal Network. This,...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Opinion: BoE turns gloomier as base rate rises - how will the market respond?

A property expert has warned that the Bank of England’s gloomy economic forecasts and last week’s rise in interest rates could...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Hammer time! Auctions could benefit from tougher property market, says firm

The auction industry could end up taking advantage of the upcoming downturn in the property market, because it provides the quickest...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Value of property stock currently on the market soars to £117 billion, finds research

There is a staggering £117 billion worth of property currently up for sale across the UK property market, according to new...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Walk-in wardrobes - are they the next major property trend?

Sellers are always looking for ways to improve the value of their home, and according to new research agents may just...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Not so green property – eco concerns take backseat as cost-of-living bites

New data from Moneypenny has revealed that eco features are falling off the wish-list of potential house buyers as a result...

08 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing - Time for a Rethink?

Another piece about conveyancing? Seems like it's been a bit of free-for-all in the last couple of weeks on the woes...

06 August 2022

From: Features

Interest rate rise set to increase FTBs monthly payments - Rightmove

Property website Rightmove has calculated that yesterday’s interest rate rise – up 0.5% to 1.75% - will mean new first-time buyers...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

PCL to outpace best-performing lockdown markets over next five years, says Savills

Savills has released a revised five-year forecast for the UK’s prime housing markets, to reflect the strong levels of activity in...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Dye & Durham considers possible appeal against CMA merger decision

Dye & Durham says it could potentially appeal the decision by the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) to effectively disallow its acquistion...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Bank of Mum & Dad set to lend £25bn to children over the next three years

Research over recent years has regularly pointed to the Bank of Mum & Dad being one of the UK’s biggest lenders,...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents - are there gaps in your AML process?

A compliance expert has warned that even though most agents will have robust anti-money laundering (AML) checks and processes in place,...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Truss’s economic plans could be 'apocalyptic' for housing market - claim

A leading agent has claimed that the economic plans of Liz Truss, the frontrunner to be the country’s next Prime Minister,...

03 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Zoopla - housing market shows resilience despite cost-of-living pressures

The latest house price index from Zoopla has suggested the market remains resilient in the face of the cost-of-living crisis, but...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Building society ‘overstepping the mark’ by not lending to second home owners

Late last week, Leeds Building Society announced that it would no longer lend on second homes to concentrate on first-time buyers...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost-of-living crisis – will it start to reduce the number of active buyers?

The cost-of-living crisis has been dominating the news headlines for some months now, but new research has revealed the extent to...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

How conveyancers are using due diligence to attract estate agents leads

Smart conveyancers are making themselves indispensable to estate agents by doing their due diligence for them. Until now, estate agents and conveyancers...

01 August 2022

From: Sponsored Content

EAT poll: Who do agents back as the next Prime Minister?

A quarter of agents have indicated they may prefer Rishi Sunak as the next Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister –...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

London exodus: Record share of first-time buyers look beyond the capital

A record share of buyers are leaving London to purchase their first home, research shows. Analysis by Hamptons found that a record...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Property Natter – is LinkedIn something agency can no longer ignore?

For some time, LinkedIn was seen – fairly or unfairly – as stodgy, dull, corporate and formal. The uncool uncle to...

30 July 2022

From: Features

How to meet consumer demands in an evolving property market

Thanks to a relentless market, the property market has enjoyed a purple patch over the past few years. But now that...

30 July 2022

From: Features

The big question on everyone’s lips right now…are we actually heading for a crash?

As uncertainty continues to prevail across the industry, aided by a government in crisis, the challenges in the months ahead feel...

29 July 2022

From: Sponsored Content

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

The temperature may be heating up outside and there are also few signs of the jobs market cooling down for agents...

29 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Heatwave cools off property enquiries - claim

As UK temperatures soared last week, potential property buyers and sellers were even too hot to enquire about homes. Data from live...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

New-build buyers at risk from Japanese knotweed loophole - warning

Buyers of new-build homes are being left exposed to the risk of Japanese knotweed due to difference in the conveyancing process...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents will be expected to discount homes with poor energy ratings in future

Homeowners are getting as much as 16% extra on average when selling their properties if the energy performance certificate (EPC) rating...

27 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing ‘airbrushed’ out of Tory leadership race

The Tory leadership debates have covered everything from taxes to trans rights but industry executives have lamented the lack of focus...

27 July 2022

From: Breaking News

How to submit an offer and exchange contracts

Stipendium, the platform that simplifies life’s complex events, has compiled a guide to submitting an offer and exchanging contracts, to help buyers...

26 July 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Messy gardens & dangerous décor: 10 ways first-time buyers can be fined up to £5,000

As Britain’s housing boom continues,  SDL Property Auctions has warned of ten ways new homeowners could be fined up to £5,000...

26 July 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Buyers deterred from moving again as transaction times pass 150 days

Homebuyers are deterred from moving again and using the same estate agent due to the stress and increasing length of time...

26 July 2022

From: Breaking News

NAPB backs pensioner stamp duty cut as alternative to 'costly' equity release

New calls have emerged to give pensioners stamp duty tax breaks to downsize their homes. The National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB)...

26 July 2022

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer asking prices and rents rise three times faster than pre-pandemic

Asking prices for typical first-time buyer homes and equivalent rents have risen three times faster compared with the pre-pandemic years, Rightmove...

25 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Zoopla launches sales progression portal for agents

Zoopla has launched a Progression Portal for agents, promising real-time updates for 15 key milestones during the sales transaction process. Agents can...

25 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Auctions on the Rise – Five Common Property Auction Misconceptions

With so many benefits including lower fall-through rates and quicker sales, it is no surprise that selling a property via auction...

23 July 2022

From: Features

Property sales market slumps to slowest June for nine years - HMRC

House price indices may be reporting record rises but sales seem to be slowing. The latest HMRC property transactions data for June...

22 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Scottish agents leading the way for sales - claim

Estate agents in Scotland are bucking the sales slowdown trend, Homesearch claims. The property data and prospecting platform, which recently launched north...

22 July 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

House price growth hits nine month high ‘but slowdown is coming’

The housing market continues to defy expectations after the latest Land Registry figures show annual price growth in May hit its...

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents report property market 'returning to normal'

Agents have begun experience a ‘more traditional’ market with demand dropping and offers coming in slightly under asking price, research claims. The...

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – UK-first PropTech launches agents need to know about

Automation is the direction the industry is moving in and it’s gathering pace every day. Forward-thinking agents are using automation and...

20 July 2022

From: Features

AML expert: Where are the checks on UK buyers?

An anti-money laundering (AML) has queried why there are so few checks on UK property buyers compared with those from overseas. Tim...

20 July 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Buyers will pay extra 5% for homes with electric car charges - claim

Homes with electric car charging points are commanding a 5% premium, research claims. Motoring website RegCarCheck compared average house prices using data...

20 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyer demand cools but 'remains above pre-pandemic levels'

More than a third of England’s regions have seen buyer demand fall over the previous quarter, research claims in the latest...

19 July 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket: SSTC listings in June surpassed stamp duty holiday rush

More properties went under offer in June 2022 than during the same month of the stamp duty holiday rush of last year,...

18 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Tech and innovation can help tackle the challenges conveyancing faces

The current challenges facing the conveyancing sector have put the industry in the spotlight. Here, property expert Colum Smith, Chief Vision...

16 July 2022

From: Features

Sales collapsing as rising costs spook buyers and lenders - report

The number of transactions progressing to completion is being hit by the cost of living crisis and rising interest rates, new...

15 July 2022

From: Breaking News

AML warning: Financial criminals targeting smaller property firms

Anti-money laundering (AML) software provider SmartSearch is warning of a rise in financial crime, particularly targeting smaller property firms. A survey of...

15 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: Today's First Time Buyers and Tomorrow's Vendors

The other day I read a story here on Estate Agent Today, which was both depressing and inspiring. It reported a study...

15 July 2022

From: Breaking News

RICS: Agents achieving above asking price sales despite cooling market

New instructions and buyer demand have stumbled again but agents are still managing to sell existing stock above asking price, the...

14 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Sales falling through as mortgage underwriters toughen criteria - warning

Almost a third of property sales that collapsed during the second quarter of this year were hit by lenders toughening their...

13 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Prime London property market moves from ‘frantic to normal’

Prime London sales activity remains above pre-pandemic levels despite an annual drop, figures suggests. Analysis of the prime London market for the...

13 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Online agent partners with Help to Buy style lender to boost buyer deposits

Online agent Griffin Property Co has become the latest brand to partner with Help to Buy-style equity loan provider Proportunity. The partnership...

13 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Off-market property platform speeds-up UK expansion

Off-market property platform Invisible Homes has accelerated its expansion by moving into three London boroughs earlier than expected. Originally launched in 2018...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Ex-upmarket agency boss launches network for premium leads

Former Fine & Country chief executive David Lindley has teamed up with other industry heavyweights to launch a network of independent...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Calls for agent support as social media post reveals conveyancing strains

Estate agents are being urged to be supportive after a LinkedIn post highlighted the current pressures that conveyancers are under to...

11 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

Agency websites still visited by buyers despite portal dominance - research

Property portals remain the predominant route for finding a home among buyers but many are still following traditional methods, research suggests. A...

07 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

Plans for 50-year intergenerational mortgages get cautious welcome

Long-term 50-year mortgages that can be passed on by parents to their children appear to be the latest idea from the...

04 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Lack of international buyers 'hampering' prime London recovery

The recovery of the prime central London property market is being hampered by a lack of international buyers and Russia’s invasion...

04 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - why conveyancers should charge more for a better service

The ongoing debate about how to boost agent and conveyancer relations, and improve the homebuying system for all, continues to rage,...

02 July 2022

From: Features

More upfront information when buying a car vs buying a house! Is it time for change?

I look back on when my dad helped me buy my first car and shared his pearls of wisdom on what...

02 July 2022

From: Features

‘Dash for property over’ as price growth slows - Nationwide

House price growth slowed in June but remains in double figures, Nationwide data shows. The latest Nationwide House Price Index shows property...

01 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: 'Forced sales unlikely but price growth will slow'

The property market is unlikely to see forced sales but buyers are becoming more price sensitive, Zoopla warns. The property portal’s latest...

01 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark partners with TV property guru to boost consumer profile

Propertymark has announced an extension of its working relationship with property expert and TV presenter Phil Spencer. The agency trade body will...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today – working smarter with PropTech can improve your bottom line

Technology continues to enhance the way estate agents work, from improving efficiencies, reducing admin time, and ensuring your team remains highly...

29 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Female buyers and sellers increasingly flagged for AML checks

Increasing numbers of women are being flagged during anti-money laundering (AML) compliance checks. AML platform Credas Technologies suggests the main reason for...

29 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to show their pride on LGBT issues

Better LGBT representation is needed among property professionals, both in the workplace and in marketing, campaigners claim. LGBT property networking group Freehold...

28 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Major agent revises house price forecasts upwards amid slower stock recovery

Knight Frank has revised its house price forecasts upwards due to continually low levels of residential stock on the market. The agent...

27 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Going digital! Over 100k sales complete with digitised Land Registry data

More than 100,000 property transactions have benefitted from access to digitised local land charges (LLCs) data. Conveyancing software provider Search Acumen has...

27 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Potential sellers 'left with nowhere to go' due to fragmented housing market

The government is being urged to tailor its housing market reforms beyond solely focusing on first-time buyers. It comes as new analysis...

27 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Opinion: Bank of England rate rises are nonsense and will increase inflation

The Bank of England’s continued rise in interest rates – the latest being a shift up to 1.25% - is, in...

25 June 2022

From: Features

Why free online logbooks are little more than Dropbox

There have been many articles about ‘digitising upfront information’, following the publication of DLUHC’s Levelling-Up white paper and National Trading Standards...

25 June 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

Increasing numbers of agents selling homes at or above asking price

Agents continued to report a buoyant market in May despite cost of living concerns. The latest Housing Market Report from trade body...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Challenger portal unveils Buyer Passport to avoid ‘tyre kickers’

OneDome has launched a new product to let pre-qualified buyers register their interest for properties with local estate agents. The Buyer Passport...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Super rich returning to London property market

Upmarket agent Beauchamp Estates has hailed the return of wealthy buyers to London after selling the home of two former Lebanon...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

House price growth returns to double digits 'but not for long'

Annual house price growth figures returned to double digits in April but there are warnings that this could be as good...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Proptech boss: The sellers’ market isn’t dead yet

House price growth may be slowing but a senior industry figure has said it is incorrect to speculate that this means...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agent insights with Sam Hunter – how can your brand educate and dominate

In the third part of this exclusive series with Homesearch’s chief operating officer, Sam Hunter, Angels Media’s Lee Dahill questions him...

22 June 2022

From: Features

Insight - should estate agents be using TikTok?

Images can have the ability to paint a vivid image, but video content can take this to the next level if...

22 June 2022

From: Marketing & Social Media

How to become an estate agent?

Estate agents use their experience, knowledge, and connections to help people to sell properties at the best prices. Working in this field...

22 June 2022

From: Recruitment & Business Matters

Government urged to review stamp duty as more first-time buyers now pay the tax

Renewed calls are being made for an “urgent review” of stamp duty as research shows rising house prices mean first-time buyers...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Local communities warned second home sales bans will backfire

A property expert has warned against bans on second home sales and has suggested giving local buyers first refusal instead. It comes after...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Research uncovers areas where stock is 'running out' compared with demand

The remaining amount of agency stock still for sale remains at the same level as last year, TwentyCi claims. The property data...

20 June 2022

From: Breaking News

White paper calls for intergenerational mortgages to help first-time buyers

A group of mortgage advisers has proposed a range of reforms to reduce barriers to home ownership for first time buyers. The...

20 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Boomin's Secret Property tool comes under the spotlight

Homeowners are being warned that their properties may inadvertently end up the Secret Property section of Boomin’s portal. Boomin’s Secret Property tool...

17 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest rate rise: Agents remain optimistic but FTBs urged to ‘act now’

The Bank of England raised interest rates for the fifth consecutive month yesterday. The cost of borrowing is now at a 13-year...

17 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents warned of GDPR and image risks when using personal WhatsApp number

Many agents may communicate with vendors and potential buyers over WhatsApp but could your profile picture be harming client relations. Previous analysis...

17 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed! What buyers want from their homes and estate agents

Energy efficiency, gardens and garages as well as speedy sales are top of buyer’s wishlists, Zoopla claims. The portal has published the...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

AML checks suggest record drop in foreign property buyers

Fewer foreign buyers are purchasing property in the UK, anti-money laundering data suggests. The property market has been hampered in recent years...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Fewer sellers are cutting prices as demand remains high

Fewer sellers have cut prices over the past months but agency instructions have dropped, figures suggest. Analysis by property data and estate...

15 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Online agent plans international expansion

Online agent 99home is planning to go international. The brand, which lets sellers pay to list their property on the major portals...

15 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Homes with EV chargers will sell at a premium due to public shortage

Accessibility to charging facilities is becoming an increasingly important factor for home buyers in affluent neighbourhoods where electric vehicle adoption is...

14 June 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

Buyers ‘worried about looking stupid’ to estate agents

First-time buyers have admitted to feeling overwhelmed or scared to talk to estate agents about the homebuying process. A study of 2,000...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers undeterred after 'two years of turmoil'

The economic turmoil of the past two years has done little to deter people from buying a property, research suggests. Buyers and...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body calls for stamp duty exemptions as part of housing reforms

Agency trade body Propertymark has called for the government’s housing market reforms to go further and has even suggested targeted stamp...

13 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Analyst questions 'dangerous' use of average house price figures

A housing analyst has urged buyers to look beyond average prices. Kate Faulkner, founder of Propertychecklists.co.uk, said she is on a mission...

13 June 2022

From: Breaking News

‘More demanding’ clients damaging conveyancer relations - claim

Relationships between conveyancers and estate agents have improved since the manic stamp duty-holiday driven days of the pandemic, but it is...

13 June 2022

From: Breaking News

The art of collaboration - why it can help benefit the home buying and selling process

If there’s not a book called ‘The Art of Collaboration’ then there should be. Update: a quick Google search shows there...

11 June 2022

From: Features

Video tours? I don’t see it myself!

There was an article in Estate Agent Today recently that suggested only four per cent of properties on Rightmove and Zoopla...

11 June 2022

From: Features

Property market questions pace and funding of PM's housing reforms

Property professionals and MPs were left wanting more after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s much-anticipated housing announcements yesterday. Johnson yesterday promised a review...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Booming sales market creates busiest ever financial year for conveyancers

Conveyancers have had their busiest year on record, industry data shows. Search Acumen’s latest Conveyancing Market for the first quarter of 2022...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage down valuations rising due to sellers 'trying their luck'

Mortgage down valuations are being driven-up by sellers trying their luck and ignoring their estate agent’s advice, a broker claims. Analysis by...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Sellers' market 'may have peaked'

The balance of power in the property market may be shifting back to buyers. It comes as Halifax data showed annual house...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency stock shortage helps close gap between asking and sold prices

The lack of agency stock for sale has pushed the gap between asking and sold prices to record lows, research claims. Research...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

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

New-build completions hampered by rising costs

Limited supply is prompting more buyers to consider new-builds but the sector is also suffering from a stock shortage, Savills warns. Research...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost of living crisis delays deposit savings for first-time buyers

First-time buyers are now facing up to a nine-year wait to save enough of a deposit to get on the property...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Hybrid agent rebrands with new name and website

Hybrid estate agent ZOOM 995 has relaunched its website and logo as part of a rebrand. As part of the change, the...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Savills warns house price correction chatter is overstated

House price growth is set to slow but talk of a correction is overstated, Savills claims. The latest house price forecasts from...

01 June 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Let’s get moving with digitising the upfront information agenda

Why the urgency? Because the appetite is strong. Research by the Conveyancing Association reports that 98% of consumers are overwhelmingly in...

01 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

Agents reveal most common culprit when it comes to fall-throughs

Buyer issues have been cited as the main cause of fall-throughs, according to new research. A survey of more than 940 agents,...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Price reductions on the rise as buyers become 'more sensitive' - Zoopla

The property market is starting to get hit by price cuts and slower sales times. Research by Zoopla has highlighted that one...

30 May 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Too many cash buyers’ seeking properties

Cash buyers may no longer be king in the property market. The level of demand and lack of supply in the current...

30 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Tony Blair-backed thinktank proposes mortgage market reforms

The government is being urged to expand and make the Treasury’s mortgage guarantee scheme permanent and compulsory on home loans above...

30 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents - it's time to get clever with property tech

Estate agents use property technology each and every day for residential property transactions, but is there more they can do with...

28 May 2022

From: Features

Agents doing what they've always done cost viewings

There are many myths about using virtual tours to sell or let properties. The most common perceptions are that virtual property...

28 May 2022

From: Features

Revealed! How much agents earn from sales compared with lettings

Sales remain the predominant source of income for most estate agency brands, research claims. The analysis warns that agents shouldn’t ignore lettings...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers back stamp duty cut for downsizing pensioners

There are whispers in Whitehall about plans to encourage pensioners to downsize with a stamp duty tax break. The move, first reported...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Top tips for reducing carbon footprint in lettings

With Earth Day in April and Environment Day looming in June, all businesses and individuals are becoming more aware of their...

25 May 2022

From: Features

Agents remain positive despite sales slump

Property sales slumped in April but are still above the pre-pandemic average, HMRC data shows. Provisional UK property transaction figures from the...

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sales instructions hit new highs

Agency listings appear to be on the rise with major brands seeing a spike in valuations and instructions. Data from national agent Jackson-Stops...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Home movers back replacing stamp duty with capital gains tax charge

A survey among home movers has revealed support for making first-time buyers fully exempt from stamp duty and replacing the stamp...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Homes going under offer faster than ever but market will moderate - Rightmove

Average asking prices have hit new highs but there are signs of the market easing, Rightmove claims. The portal’s latest listings data...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers need a 112% larger deposit compared with 10 years ago

It is no longer significantly cheaper to rent compared with making monthly mortgage payments, Rightmove claims, but raising a deposit remains...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

New product aims to help homebuyers prove their commitment to a purchase

Proptech firm Gazeal is working on buyer-focused product that can be used to show a seller they are serious about a...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry Views - Michael Gove and His Dead Cat

In retrospect, it was perhaps inevitable that the infamous dead cat would come into the debate over government housing targets and...

21 May 2022

From: Features

Agents advised against cutting fees to attract stock

Estate agents are being urged to reassess their fee structure and not be afraid to reflect the time and level of...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property data company hits back amid watchdog's merger concerns

Property data company Dye & Durham has promised to “work collaboratively” with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) after the watchdog...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Back of the net! Scottish agency partners with Premiership football club

Scottish estate and lettings agent Stonehouse has sealed a new partnership deal with Aberdeen Football Club. Stonehouse, an Aberdeen-based sister brand to...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Tech Talk: Property experts explain Material Information shake-up

Next month will see new rules around upfront Material Information for property sales and lettings come into force in the UK...

18 May 2022

From: Features

Competition watchdog blocks property data merger

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has warned that it may block the merger of two property search firms as it...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers ‘willing to pay more’ for most energy efficient homes

Almost half of buyers would be willing to pay more for a property with a high energy efficiency rating, research suggests. It...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers ‘don’t know enough about mortgages’

A lack of mortgage knowledge could be holding buyers back, research claims. A survey of more than 1,000 consumers by Nottingham Building...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC shows its teeth with bumper AML fines for agents

More than 30 agents and property firms such as auction houses and valuers were reprimanded by HMRC for anti-money laundering breaches...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry data suggests spring supply boost but fewer sales agreed

Supply is slowly increasing but there are signs that buyers are now biding their time. Analysis by property data company TwentyCi shows...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage data suggests buyer demand is waning - claim

A property lender claims to have identified signs that the property market is slowing. Analysis of Bank of England mortgage approval data...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Proptech firms partner to boost agency offerings

Agency proptech supplier Muuvo has partnered with Canopy to provide its RentPassport and RentTracking products. Muuvo provides software for agents to help...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sales slowdown? Portal data suggests transactions are taking longer

There are signs that properties are starting to take longer to sell. A lack of stock in recent months has meant agents...

16 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

Knight Frank warns property market against talking itself into recession

Buyers and sellers should focus on the Bank of England’s actions rather than words when it comes to the housing market,...

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

NI agent offers short-term accommodation to reduce fall-throughs

A County Down-based estate agent has acquired a local rival and launched a new “stop-gap” accommodation service for buyers and sellers...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Knotweed season: New research reveals hotspots for the invasive plant

New research has revealed the regional hotspots where Japanese knotweed has been identified. The data could be of interest to estate agents...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Not helping to buy! Government urged to link deposit schemes to house prices

Rising house prices have rendered the government’s Help to Buy ISA scheme useless, an analyst claims. The Help to Buy ISA saving...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed! How much your buyer needs to be in the top 10% of property sales

Prime property purchasers are typically paying a 122% premium to be in the top 10% of buyers, research suggests. London agent Benham...

12 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

Speedy sales adding fraud risks for estate agents – warning

Speedy property sales may not be as good as they seem, an industry figure has warned. Recent figures released by Rightmove indicate...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

On the house! Prime buyers continue to snub flats

Houses continued to be the preferred property type for prime London buyers last month as flat sales continue to struggle amid...

09 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

Insight - is it Time to Stamp Out SDLT?

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) has long been the bugbear of many property transactions. Even the very wealthy will lose interest...

07 May 2022

From: Features

Why speedy transactions could be leaving the door wide open to fraudsters

In this guest piece, Colum Smith, a property expert at law firm Taylor Rose MW, sets out why speedier transactions could...

07 May 2022

From: Features

Buyers urged to get moving on a mortgage as rates hit 13-year high

Buyers are being urged to act now to secure decent mortgage pricing as interest rates hit a 13-year high yesterday. The Bank...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed! Where agents sold homes above asking price last year

Agents helped vendors sell homes at 97.9% of asking price on average last year, research claims. Analysis of portal and Land Registry...

06 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

Buyer demand 'waning' ahead of interest rate decision

The property market could be set for further upheaval when the Bank of England makes its latest interest rate decision today. The...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Market insights: why buyer management is vital – with Sam Hunter

In this video interview – part of a regular monthly series – Homesearch’s Sam Hunter speaks to Angels Media’s Lee Dahill...

04 May 2022

From: Features

Agency stock shortage 'slowly easing' - Zoopla

The property supply shortage may be easing but Zoopla has warned it will still take some time for stock to be...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

More than half of homes fail to meet modern insulation standards

More than half of properties across England and Wales only meet insulation standards of 1976 or older. The startling figures, based on...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The most common surveyor snags

Surveyors have revealed the key issues coming up in reports that could stifle sales or reduce offers. The most common issues over...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost of living crunch is hitting lower end of the prime market - Savills

A third of first-time buyers have had to reduce their budgets as a result of recent interest rate hikes and the...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Collaborative Conveyancing - is this the panacea to the home moving process?

I attended a forum in London a couple of weeks ago, which for the first time brought estate agents and conveyancers...

30 April 2022

From: Features

Busy sales market - how can agents help sellers take advantage of this bonanza?

April looks set to go down as the busiest month for house sales of the year.  And with record numbers of properties predicted...

30 April 2022

From: Features

Property portals gear up for material info changes

Property portals are preparing to support agents in complying with a new era of upfront material information. From the end of May,...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Upfront info debate: What about buyer transparency?

The debate within estate agency on upfront information rumbles on and now there are calls for greater levels of transparency from...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency toolkit: The services launched this month to help your business

Our inbox is regularly stuffed with exciting new industry developments and tools to help agents work better.  Here are some of the...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers 'happy to pay' for upfront sales information

Buyers are happy and ready to pay for more upfront material information when it comes to purchasing a property. It comes as...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency content experts to share tricks of the trade at industry conference

Three of the leading industry content specialists are set to gather on stage together for what is believe to be the...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Lack of agency stock pushes value of accepted offers to record highs

The proportion of offers accepted at or above asking price has hit a record high, research shows. The latest Propertymark Housing Report,...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Regional agent offers eco-friendly viewings

A Yorkshire based agent has come up with a novel way of reducing its carbon footprint while conducting viewings with potential...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Record numbers of homes are being purchased chain-free

Record numbers of buyers are now purchasing homes chain-free research suggests. Analysis by Hamptons has found that an increase in the share...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Remote working to remain a factor for property purchases - Rightmove

The trend for remote working could continue to influence the property market into next year, Rightmove claims. The portal’s data shows there...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Off-market platform plans UK expansion

Off-market property platform Invisible Homes is planning to expand throughout London over the next year and to cover the whole of...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Q&A - how can agents and conveyancers work better together?

In this Q&A, I catch up with Jesper With-Fogstrup, chief executive officer of Smoove (formerly ULS Technology until a very recent...

23 April 2022

From: Features

Insight – would a four-day working week ever work in agency?

In June, the biggest pilot scheme of a four-day working week anywhere in the world will begin in Britain, with more...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Research – blurred lines increase stress and fatigue for property professionals

More than half of those working within the property sector are suffering from higher levels of fatigue or stress, due to...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

The expansion continues…major sales and lettings deal for Linley & Simpson

A well-known Yorkshire estate agency has expanded into another of its prime locations after striking a major acquisition deal. Linley & Simpson...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

New agencies, please! Wimbledon Village welcomes new boutique firm

A new ‘local and independent’ boutique estate agency has been founded in the heart of Wimbledon Village, with a vision of...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

A third of property professionals say they’re not AML compliant - research

The vast majority of property professionals would like to see HMRC act more proactively to deter money laundering, as almost a...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Stripping it back – minimalist style most likely to attract buyers, says research

A new survey by interior experts Hammonds Furniture has outlined how important interior style is to potential buyers, with 40% of...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Government still committed to introducing ROPA rules

The government has insisted it is still committed to introducing agency qualifications and minimum standards in the sector. It is almost three...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency stock ‘not hanging around’ as portal urges buyers to act fast

Agency stock is shifting faster and buyers who hesitated last year are now finding it harder to afford similar priced properties,...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers 'returning to London' as offers surpass pre-pandemic levels

London’s prime sales market is set to underperform compared with 2021 but is still looking to be better than the pre-pandemic...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Warning - new checks on mortgage applications could hit house hunters

A property expert has predicted that mortgage applicants are likely to find it 'much harder' to be approved for loans as...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Longer term mortgages offset stamp duty holiday savings for buyers - claim

The stamp duty holiday last year has caused a surge of borrowers taking on mortgages with terms of more than 35...

14 April 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

Collapsed sales may rise as mortgage lenders toughen up - warning

Increasingly cautious mortgage lending could dampen the property market and cause more sales to fall-through, it has been warned. Recent house price...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

'Whiff of uncertainty' as spring market begins

The Ukraine conflict and cost of living crisis is likely to but a dent in the spring market for agents, an...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords paying above asking price as sales hit five-year high

The proportion of homes sold to landlords has hit a five-year high but buyers are paying above asking price due to...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – from barmaid to branch manager to Countrywide’s top negotiator

In this week’s Natter, I carry out a Q&A with Lisa Knight, who has taken the impressive journey from barmaid to...

09 April 2022

From: Features

House prices hit record high but analyst questions if now is a good time to buy

Homeowners are now earning almost as much from their property as they are from their salary after prices hit new highs. The...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Queries raised over 'two-tier' AML system for agents and developers

An industry expert has questioned the fairness of a “two-tier system” that has emerged between new builds and second-hand homes when...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Should agents restrict repeat viewings to combat rising petrol prices?

Agents are preparing their businesses for the cost of living crunch, with considerations on fuel use, heating and window display lighting. Much...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency stock warning issued as cost of living crisis could further reduce supply

The lack of housing stock, rising inflation and rising mortgage rates could all lead to agents running out of stock in...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer - it's time to dump gazumping

You’re probably up to your neck at the start of a busy spring market but I’d hope there’s one thing most...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Off-plan sales predicted to hit record highs

An industry group is predicting that record numbers of homes sold this year will be off-plan. The National Association of Property Buyers...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Qué? It is quicker to learn a language than to sell a house - claim

The typical time taken to sell a property has got so long that people could learn a language before a transaction...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Long-term mortgages 'boosting sales but storing future issues' - warning

The pandemic may have helped first-time buyers get on the property ladder sooner but are they paying too high a price? Research...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Zoopla launches Sales Advisory Board to boost agent influence

Zoopla has unveiled a Sales Advisory Board in an attempt to give agents a greater say in how the portal is...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Home Information Packs - are they making a comeback?

Agents and conveyancers have signed up to a new buyers’s and seller’s property information form that is described as having been...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

London returning to dominant role in high-end market, says agency

Savills suggests that London is returning to its role as the dominant element in the high end housing market in the...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Search digitisation speeds up after sluggish start, claims Land Registry

A government aim to improve the home buying process by making Local Land Charge search results instantly available is well underway,...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Energy Price Shock set to hurt housing market

A leading business analyst says that house prices may appear to be defying gravity but they will soon return to normality...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Upfront Information - Light at the end of the Tunnel? 

They say that in fashion, if you wait for long enough, clothes that are hanging at the back of your wardrobe...

02 April 2022

From: Features

Zut alors! French entrepreneur aims to guillotine UK agency fees

A French billionaire who made his money from estate agency is promising to transform the UK property industry with his unique...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove’s hotspot league table - are you here?

Rightmove has created a league table to identify where new buyer competition is hottest across the UK housing market. Across the country...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Going Green - buyers demand more eco features in their next home

Buyers are focusing increasingly on green fixtures and fittings according to a new study. Insurance firm Aviva says the most in-demand features...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Fall Throughs - are mortgage lenders to blame in part?

A survey of 700 borrowers by a high net worth lender suggest almost four out of 10 have lost a mortgage...

31 March 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

Gazumping: Public have had enough and want it made illegal

The overwhelming majority of buyers want the gazumping to be made illegal, a poll shows. Some 89 per cent think it’s wrong...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Energy squeeze threatens financial nightmare for tenants and landlords

It’s not an easy time for many renters (and homeowners). The cost of living is going up across the board for...

26 March 2022

From: Features

The real life horror behind the drama - why we must be on our guard against fraud

In a new column, solicitor Colum Smith, an expert in combating fraud at Taylor Rose MW Solicitors, explains why those looking...

26 March 2022

From: Features

Stamp duty bills far higher since end of SDLT holiday - claim

Typical stamp duty paid by property purchasers now is actually 84 per cent more than before the pandemic and the SDLT...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Sigh of relief that Sunak avoids hurting housing market

The industry has reacted to the Spring Statement by breathing a sigh of relief that nothing was likely to cause damage...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

New co-ownership scheme ‘completely different to Timeshare’

A new service launched in the UK this week selling one-eight to one-half ownership of luxury holiday homes insists it is...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Affordability alarm goes off as house prices hit another high

The latest government house price data has sparked a fear that the market may be heading towards an affordability crisis. The Office...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

First sign of a slowdown? Transactions drop sharply says HMRC

House sales in February were around a fifth lower than the same month in 2021, according to HM Revenue and Customs...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Fall-Through Mayhem - over 50,000 deals collapse since New Year

A prominent industry supplier has produced startling statistics about the numbers of fall throughs in just the first 10 weeks or...

22 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

Buyers already tightening their belts, says leading agency

Buyers are already tightening their belts and choosing not to borrow as much as they could, but instead calculate what they...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Countrywide brands and branches critical to success of new owners

The Skipton Building Society, which owns Connells estate agency, says the house-selling arm helped it reach a record profit pre-tax profit...

21 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

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

The Coming ‘Budget’ - What’s In Store For Agents?

If you want to sex-up the Chancellor’s financial statement scheduled for lunchtime on Wednesday, you’d call it a Budget or a...

19 March 2022

From: Features

What can estate agents learn from tech companies?

When was the time you actively learned something new from your clients or competitors? If it’s a difficult question to answer quickly,...

19 March 2022

From: Features

Consumer confidence drops sharply amongst potential buyers

The Building Societies Association’s regular confidence tracker about the housing market shows rising pessimism over interest rates, the escalating cost of...

18 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

Fury as agent tells buyers to skip Greggs to save for a deposit

An estate agent has suggested on social media that people who buy a Greggs breakfast each day could save well over...

17 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

Second Home Owners urged to take in Ukrainian refugees

This probably isn’t what wealthy buyers in one of the UK’s most expensive areas expected to hear, but a plea has...

14 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - how do you solve a problem like conveyancing?

Those aficionados of the Sound of Music will recognise the tag line above. It came to my mind when thinking about...

12 March 2022

From: Features

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

Agents reached out to me, says Boomin boss Michael Bruce

The chief executive of Boomin says agents have asked him to do something about rival portals “pocketing income from mortgage referral...

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Russian sanctions won’t hurt prime London claims high-end agent

High end estate agency Savills says the imposition of sanctions on Russians, amid new measures obliging overseas buyers to be more...

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

Rise in buyer interest for renovation projects - claim

Buying agency Stacks Property Search is reporting g rising buyer demand for wrecks requiring significant levels of renovation. The agency says that...

10 March 2022

From: Breaking News

How agents can benefit from great visual content in seconds

We know from our customer research that being able to showcase property that looks the best it can online is the...

09 March 2022

From: Features

Challenger portal launches major advertising campaign

The OneDome group websites - OneDome itself and nethouseprices - are launching their largest ever advertising campaign. It will target buyers and...

09 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer wants buyers to have maximum upfront information

Phil Spencer is teaming up with a PropTech supplier to help buyers have the maximum volume of upfront information. Spencer’s Move iQ...

09 March 2022

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers in hotspot to get £5,000 public cash for deposit

A scheme to help people to get on the housing ladder in one of the UK’s most expensive local housing markets...

09 March 2022

From: Breaking News

New transaction concept could complete a sale in a week

A new ‘quick buy’ service has been announced which would mean that sales could be completed in a week, providing a...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Ukraine crisis will put brakes on runaway housing market, warns analyst

Despite the latest Halifax house price index showing a 10.8 per cent annual rise, a leading housing market analyst is warning...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Will The Lights Go On Again In Central London?

Almost exactly a decade ago I wrote a blog on the back of a spate on mainstream news stories about prime...

05 March 2022

From: Features

Will ‘upfront information’ go from buzzword to conventional practice in the year ahead?

Of the many industry buzzwords, I suspect “upfront information” was up there as one of the most widely used in 2021....

05 March 2022

From: Features

Phil Spencer: Time for agents to grab the gavel as market slows

The market’s likely to slow this year as the rising cost of living saps some buyer confidence, so agents are understandably...

04 March 2022

From: Breaking News

More politicians back seizure of oligarchs' London property assets

Momentum is building up in support of the government’s probe into whether the London homes of oligarchs on the sanctions list...

04 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

War and inflation may kill 2022 housing market - agents warned

An analyst is warning that the latest buoyant house price figures could be the last hurrah before a significant depression. The Nationwide’s...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Second home buyers hit with 300% tax rise in part of UK

The Welsh Government has announced an increase to the maximum level of council tax premiums for second homes, as well as...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Boomin boss and buoyant agents say no sign yet of housing market slowdown

The founder of fledgling portal Boomin says the latest Nationwide house price index findings demonstrate that there’s no sign yet of...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Estate Agents warned to ensure screening procedures are up to date as the Government toughens sanctions on Russia

Estate agents and other property businesses need to ensure their customer screening processes are robust and up to date following extensive...

02 March 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Going paperless - simplified eSignature experiences made for agents

For all sales and letting agents, accelerating your business to new heights is a number one priority. You can’t be losing time...

02 March 2022

From: Features

Sellers don’t switch agents so touting doesn’t work - claim

A popular myth suggesting 50 per cent of homes sell with a second agent, is simply untrue. That’s the claim from property...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC Stamp Duty Crackdown - more experts warn of problems

Yesterday we reported on how the Chartered Institute of Taxation was warning of problems with new HMRC stamp duty rules to...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Russian property sanctions will only hit prime central London

A leading surveyor in London says the likely introduction of a register of overseas property ownership and sanctions making it difficult...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Chris Watkin: “I had to find out more” - property expert checks out Lifesycle

Well-known property expert and video interviewer Chris Watkin independently investigates how one piece of software is having such a big effect...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Alto Q&A: New features and integrations agents need to know about

We know that agents rely heavily on property software solutions to run their agency, particularly to ease the burden of administrative...

01 March 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Massive mortgages on the way? Old restrictions may be ditched

The Bank of England has issued a consultation on changing the affordability tests for large mortgages introduced in the wake of...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Controversial conveyancer hits back at 'forgotten stamp duty' claim

The controversial conveyancing firm at the centre of an apparent cyber attack has hit back at newspaper claims that it did...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Seize Putin’s Properties: Mayor wants drastic response to Ukraine

London mayor Sadiq Khan says he supports the seizure of property assets connected to the allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin.  The...

28 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – meet the blockchain network quietly taking agency by storm

Until a few years ago, you would have been forgiven for not knowing who or what Coadjute was. But the company, founded...

26 February 2022

From: Features

New curbs on second homes will hurt buyers, warns Propertymark

A bid to regulate second home ownership in part of the UK through changes to planning policy will add complexity and...

25 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Sanctions on Russian property could prompt exodus from UK - claim

An estate agency says retrospective investigations into Russian ownership of London properties could lead to substantial amounts of wealth moving out...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Searches not revealing new road schemes, claims angry conveyancer

Property searches are not showing up some new road schemes because they are classified by local councils as planning consent for...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

The Bridgerton Effect - lights! camera! house price premiums!

Netflix’s period romantic comedy Bridgerton appears to have registered with Asian property buyers - and as a result they want to...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

SmartBoards - OnTheMarket's dynamic QR codes generate leads for agents

OnTheMarket has inked a deal with Kremer Signs to supply agents with Smartboards to be added to For Sale signs -...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today: what does prospecting look like in the current market?

In the first few months of 2022, agents have experienced some of the lowest stock levels in several years. The number...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech lead generation platform expands beyond agents

A lead generation platform that boasts Leaders, EweMove and Northwood amongst its clients says it’s expanding into mortgages. Rentround, now in its...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest rates and inflation won’t blow housing market off course - claim

One of the country’s leading agencies says the recent and expected interest rate rises, and the surging inflation, will not blow...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Reform of properties listings welcomed by industry leaders

Industry figures have come out in favour of the long-term programme of new compulsory information to be contained on property listings. From...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

House Price Crisis - affordability worsening across the UK

The Chartered Institute of Housing, set to unveil its latest annual housing review next month, has indicated that to no one’s...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Kirstie Controversy - newspaper has corrected my comments, says TV star

Kirstie Allsopp says the Sunday Times has amended its report of an interview in which she says first time buyers may...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents to get 1,500% return on investment claims PropTech firm

A PropTech platform claims its “unique” features will help its subscribers get a 1,500 per cent return on investment by the...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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

A Lesson for Agents from the Ukraine Crisis

If the UK and its allies have been played by Russia over the Ukraine ‘invasion’, and it’s beginning to look that...

19 February 2022

From: Features

‘Could be tough times ahead for the housing market’ - warning

A financial analyst says there could be tough times ahead for the housing market, despite another upbeat set of figures regarding...

18 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Do interest rates matter? Number of mortgaged homes falls

Only 6.8m homes in England now have mortgages, just 28 per cent of the overall market and about two per cent...

18 February 2022

From: Breaking News

It’s tough going for High Street agents says online boss

The shortage of stock in the current market is making it tough for High Street agents according to one of the...

17 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Fall throughs kill off one-in-five transactions - claim

Fall throughs remain a significant problem with transaction collapses costing buyers and sellers a wasted £880m in 2021 according to new...

17 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency heralds “truly remarkable” change in market conditions

An agency is warning some house hunters that they face a more competitive time this year following a “truly remarkable” change...

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency service rebrands after legal threat from easyJet

A new company claiming to save money on buyers’ legal and estate agent fees has been forced to rebrand. Easyfees - launched...

14 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove pushing reluctant sellers to come to market within weeks

The number one portal is making a big marketing and research push to get reluctant owners to put up the For...

14 February 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket insists interest rate rise not weakening buyer sentiment

OnTheMarket says buyer and seller confidence has not been adversely affected by the first base rate rise in more than three...

14 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Success for young PropTech founder helping first time buyers

A young entrepreneur has won an award for creating an online service making it simpler for couples to buy their first...

11 February 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC tax windfall follows new stamp duty surcharge

Stamp duty statistics show that the introduction of a two per cent surcharge on residential properties by overseas buyers, means HM...

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Massive rise in first time buyers’ contribution to housing market

There’s been a huge rise in the amount of money contributed to the housing market by first time buyers. They paid over...

10 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

Message to HMRC and Government - stamp duty is outdated

The majority of homeowners and homebuyers believe Stamp Duty Land Tax is outdated and needs reform. The mortgage lender Butterfield commissioned an...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Guru predicts ‘Roaring 2020s’ boom for London’s richest

The estate agent known to his thousands of followers on Twitter as Mayfair Guru is predicting a ‘Roaring 2020s’ for the...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Allsopp fights back after criticism of first time buyer comments

Location Location Location co-presenter Kirstie Allsopp has fought back after her comments on first time buyers were sharply criticised oil social...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents are not shysters - Industry figure  rejects lawyer’s attack

A leading estate agency figure has hit back at a lawyer’s claim that agents who use exclusivity agreements are “shysters”.  Last week...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents wary as house price growth slows significantly

The latest house price data from the Halifax shows another absolute record but with a sharply reduced monthly rise indicating a...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Property TV star tells first time buyers to give up lattes and Netflix

Outspoken TV property expert Kirstie Allsopp has told first time buyers they may have to sacrifice lattes, Netflix and gym membership...

07 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Government pledge for upfront sales info hailed as big advance

The government’s call for a pack of property information to be made available upfront during the sales process has been welcomed...

07 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour call for foreign-owned properties register

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, wants the government to put a stop to the capital being used for international money...

07 February 2022

From: Breaking News

2022 - agents can benefit from planning ahead and having a plan B in mind

Without doubt, 2021 was an exceptional year in the property market, with the stamp duty holiday and favourable market conditions helping...

05 February 2022

From: Features

HS2 - is the Midlands likely to benefit more than anywhere else?

As debate rages over levelling up and a north/south property divide, in the first of a new monthly column, property expert...

05 February 2022

From: Features

Boomin boss Bruce wants government help to save housing market

Boomin chief executive Michael Bruce wants government action to help save the housing market as the cost of living crisis grows.  Following...

04 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

Exclusivity Agreements? They’re for “shysters” claims lawyer

The Property Ombudsman should ban agents from using so-called exclusivity agreements on sales, claims a law firm.  Donal Blaney, founder of Griffin...

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket subsidiary joins Coadjute Blockchain platform

Coadjute, the blockchain network for the UK property market that claims it can radically simplify home purchasing, has revealed that PropTech...

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Air Quality may be latest factor to influence asking prices

A study suggests that 70 per cent of buyers would be willing to pay more for a property with good indoor...

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

New-style Home Information Pack proposed by government

The government’s Levelling Up White Paper, released today, contains an unexpected and shock commitment - to create a new 'lite' version...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Data holds the key to the property market's evolution – here's why

Data, when used to its full potential, holds the key to the property market’s growth. The reason for this is the...

02 February 2022

From: Features

Housing Reform proposals to change economy by 2030

The government’s new Levelling Up White Paper, revealed this morning includes a radical reshaping of the private rental sector. Section 21 eviction...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

House prices rising £500 a week - how long can this last?

The level of house price growth is at a 17 year high at 11.2 per cent according to the Nationwide. The annual...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Bottoms Up! Agent brews his own beer and it’s in a local pub

An estate agency has brought cheer - or should that be cheers? - to the local community by brewing a beer. Neil...

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty rebates for buyers of homes with good EPCs - call

A stamp duty cut would provide a long-term to improve energy efficiency on homes, the Chancellor has been told by an...

31 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Momentum builds for specialist website winning more agents

Two of the country’s highest profile agencies have signed up to a fledgling website which allows users to find, research, buy or...

31 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Supply up in every part of the country according to Rightmove

The supply of new properties coming to the market is up on this time last year in every single region of...

31 January 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

PropTech tool shows buyers detailed fit-out of homes pre-purchase

A new PropTech platform has an ultimate aim of allowing house buyers to select and order their interior decorations and modifications...

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

We put AI to work on Estate Agents' data and here is what we found out!

In this guest piece, the team at Lifesycle discuss a recent experiment they did with AI and estate agents' data and...

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Sale Prices Up 25% - the housing sector with massive inflation

There’s been huge sale price inflation in the rarified high-end country estate market according to a buying agent. Jess Simpson, who runs...

26 January 2022

From: Breaking News

First time buyer average age creeps up across UK

The average age at which someone buys their first home has risen to 32, up from 29 in 2011 and is...

25 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

Warning To Agents - inflation could hurt housing market, experts say

Inflation could deal a double blow to the housing market, an agency expert warns. Last week it was revealed that UK inflation...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Jobs Today - who's moving where this New Year

This is our first Property Jobs Today column of 2022 and it’s testimony to how busy our industry is right now...

24 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

Boris Johnson’s Successor: what next for housing policies?

Will he stay or will he go? You don’t need me to say who ‘he’ is - it’s the only story...

22 January 2022

From: Features

We survived 2021, so what has 2022 in store for estate agents?

With the drastic changes enacted on the industry over the past two years thanks to the pandemic and political events such...

22 January 2022

From: Features

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

Revealed - the premium buyers pay for chain-free properties

Buyers typically pay 10.8 per cent extra for chain-free properties than for similar homes with chains, according to new research. Website GetAgent...

20 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Surge in number of sellers resorting to quick buy firms - claim

There’s been a surge in the number of sellers who resort to using quick buy firms, according to the sector’s trade...

19 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Barnstorming market means six figure price rise for some owners

House prices are up by as much as £100,000 on this time last year according to a mortgage company. Research by the...

19 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Boomin claims large uptick in usage since Christmas

The Bruce brothers’ new portal Boomin has given its first statistics regarding usage following the launch of a new marketing campaign...

18 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Online auction specialist joins senior Propertymark committee

An online auction company executive has been appointed to the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers committee for Propertymark. Stuart Collar-Brown, co-founder...

18 January 2022

From: Breaking News

OTM chief warns: We’re near the top of the market

OnTheMarket chief executive Jason Tebb is warning that we might be near the top of the market. His portal’s latest sentiment index...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Up! Up! Up!  Rightmove reports more buyers and more competition

Rightmove’s first housing market report of 2022 starts when last year’s ended - on a high.  The average price of property coming...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Super-rich buyers return to London as Covid subsides - Savills

London’s super-prime residential market has recorded its strongest year since 2013, according to high end agency Savills. In total, there were 522...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

A day in the life of a Sales and Investment Consultant

From first-time buyers to serial investors, no two days are ever the same for a Sales and Investment Consultant at Walton...

15 January 2022

From: Features

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

Inflation wiping out house price growth in many areas - claim

Soaring inflation means that house price growth in much of the country is being wiped out, according to a leading housing...

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

New agency service to cater for record demand for park homes

A new agency service has been launched seeking to attract vendors of second-hand residential park homes.  Quickmove Properties has partnered with park industry...

11 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: Healthy Staff mean a Healthy Business

It’s often said that agency is a people business, and I can see no reason to disagree - agents dealing face-to-face...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC consulting on new Stamp Duty threat to property sales

A leading accountant is warning of a possible stamp duty change affecting residential property this year. HMRC is currently consulting on a...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Demand for homes still outstripping supply - for now

Another day, another house price index record. The latest, from the Halifax, shows that typical house prices increased by over £24,500 in...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed: the hidden threat to 2022’s housing market

At the risk of mixing my metaphors, any mention of energy has become something of a blue touch paper in the...

08 January 2022

From: Features

The rise of outsourcing in Estate Agency

The last two years have been dramatic and decisive for many people and many businesses. Both have reassessed their work approaches...

08 January 2022

From: Features

New guidance on house moves for un-vaccinated buyers and tenants

The government is clamping down - at least a little - on unvaccinated buyers and tenants in some specific circumstances.  New guidelines...

07 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents expect more upfront info and paperless processes - survey

A survey of agents suggests the majority believe the process of buying and selling residential properties will be fully digital or...

07 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Japanese Knotweed training follows surge in cases against vendors

An extensive online training programme has been devised to help properly professionals identify and treat Japanese Knotweed. A programme of 15 videos...

07 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Savvy agents use PropTech because Covid’s here long-term - claim

A leading PropTech entrepreneur with a lengthy pedigree as an estate agent says agents should use more technology in a bid...

06 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Big surge in first time buyers - but it won’t last…

For the first time since before the global financial crisis of 2008, the number of first-time buyers is estimated to have...

06 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

Billionaires take advantage of prime London’s Covid price falls

Prime Central London’s attraction to multi-millionaire and billionaire buyers appears to have soared during the pandemic. High end agency Beauchamp Estates says...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

First figures of 2022 show housing market returning to normal

The latest figures for mortgage approvals show demand as being relatively unchanged - a development welcomed by agents. House purchase mortgage approvals...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Goodbye referral fees? Conveyancing expert’s anger over IT crisis

A conveyancer has contacted Estate Agent Today suggesting that the Simplify Group IT data crisis could be the death knell for the company...

04 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

Omicron set to hit viewings and housing market in 2022

The surge in Omicron cases and possible future restrictions are set to hit the housing market in 2022 - and may...

04 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Most buyers say choice of home is ‘love at first sight’

Almost exactly two thirds of buyers questioned by Savills say their choice of home to purchase was a case of ‘love...

31 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Stand By - upsizers committing to move as agents return to work

As agents return to work after the Christmas break, here’s an insight into possible new instructions. A quarter of owners apparently think...

31 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Goodbye Gazumping - masterclass for agents next month

A webinar in mid-January will help agents get an edge on securing leads and ensuring transactions are not lost. That’s the claim...

30 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Luckiest sellers of 2021 see price rises three times the average

Areas with the biggest house price growth of 2021 have seen the value of homes rise by three times the national...

30 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Paws For Thought: Dogs key for many buyers, says agency

Dog facilities - even separate rooms for them - are now a major factor on the ‘want list’ for growing numbers...

30 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Sellers flee London in record numbers as market elsewhere booms

This year, Londoners purchased 112,780 homes outside the capital, the highest number since 2007. New data, from Connells-owned agency Hamptons, shows that...

29 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Price rises again after New Year, says conveyancing service

A housing market forecast based on conveyancing instructions says average prices will dip this month. Average prices will fall by 1.1 per...

23 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Is it time to reform the tax we all love to hate?

As we slide into Christmas, with the busiest levels of house buying since 2006 and activity still buoyant, I don’t think...

22 December 2021

From: Features

Expert’s shock warning: “Don’t buy until ‘price bubble’ bursts”

A property finance expert is telling buyers to sit on their hands and not commit to purchases - as he believes...

22 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Vendors In The Money - Britain’s most expensive streets revealed

Halifax has revealed the UK’s most expensive streets in 2021 - and it’s no surprise that the very dearest examples are...

22 December 2021

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

Phil Spencer - Now is the perfect time to reassess your agency

Christmas - time for a much-needed rest for our industry after getting through a workload which reached almost unprecedented levels in...

20 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Buyers take Covid tests before viewings - Agents support idea

Propertymark has come out in support of the Scottish government’s demand that buyers take lateral flow tests before viewings. The measure is...

20 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Banned: Developer kicked out of Help To Buy because of Grenfell link

A company linked to the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower is being excluded from the government’s Help to Buy scheme, pending the outcome...

20 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - where house prices rose 31% in 2021

Rightmove has revealed the UK’s property hotspot of 2021 - where prices have risen 31 per cent in just a year. The...

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

Leasehold is here to stay - so here's what is being done to help

Leasehold, quite rightly, remains not just an emotive topic given what has happened over the past decade, but it’s very much...

18 December 2021

From: Features

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

No Impact: interest rate change not hurting housing market

The Bank of England has raised interest rates for the first time in more than three years, in response to surging...

17 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Agency charges buyers not vendors - and it’s set to expand

A regional estate agency that markets homes without charging the vendor is set to expand next year. Midlands-based Chosen Home explains its...

16 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Rightmove computes strongest sellers’ markets in the UK

Rightmove has identified the UK’s strongest sellers’ market - and it’s in Easton, Bristol. Four of the top 10 sellers’ markets are...

16 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Another strong market in 2022 says latest forecast

Demand will continue to outpace supply well into next year.  That’s the view of the Reallymoving House Price Forecast, based on an...

16 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Soaring price of first time buyer homes outstrip wages

The average first-time buyer’s home across Britain has increased in price by approaching £9,000 a year for the past decade. FTBs are...

16 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Agent Regulation ‘may be tested in one part of the UK’

One part of the UK is to get a taste of the mandatory estate agent regulation that many want to see...

14 December 2021

From: Breaking News

5 key questions when buying a new estate agency website

A good website is no longer optional for estate agents, as no single aspect of marketing to new customers is more...

13 December 2021

From: Sponsored Content

Conveyancing IT crash exposes weaknesses in transaction process

EAT readers may have seen a piece in Friday’s property section of The Times about the long-running Simplify saga, which has...

13 December 2021

From: Breaking News

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

Are reservation agreements the future of agency? These agents think so!

You’ve heard me bang on about the wonder of reservation agreements for some time now, but it’s definitely the case that...

11 December 2021

From: Features

New OnTheMarket website ditches last trace of old portal

OnTheMarket has revamped its website in a bid to shed the final connections with the portal’s failed leadership and strategy of...

09 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Agent lashes out against any relaxation of mortgage lending

An estate agency owner who is also a qualified independent mortgage adviser has hit out against the suggestion that lenders may...

09 December 2021

From: Breaking News

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

Interest rate rise may be put off despite another house price record

Increasing numbers of commentators are forecasting that the Bank of England will not, after all, raise the base rate next week. It...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Good news as mortgage choice now highest for over 13 years

The product choice for buyers wanting mortgages is now the highest it has been since 2008 according to the independent service...

07 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

Importance of agents’ own websites emphasised in new survey

A survey of sellers shows that 61 per cent of them visit the agent’s website before instructing them. According to respondents the...

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

Ban Referral Fees For Agents - petition demands government action

A petition is being started, urging the government to ban the payment of referral fees to estate agents. It’s reported to have...

06 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Are you fit to fight financial crime in property transactions?  

I’ve worked in financial crime for the past seven years, beginning my career as a white collar crime litigator in a law firm. I know that the...

04 December 2021

From: Features

The presents agents need for Christmas to improve their business in 2022

With 2022 swiftly approaching, businesses in the property industry are likely to be reflecting on the trials and tribulations that have...

04 December 2021

From: Features

Why Meyers Home Based Agency is Attracting the Biggest & the Best

Mark Meyer, CEO, Meyers Estate Agents: “We’re on a mission to revolutionise the traditional concept of estate agency.   We don’t have...

03 December 2021

From: Sponsored Content

7 must-haves for a 2022 estate agency website

There are many features and functionalities a website must have to be successful. Ultimately, the purpose of your website should be...

03 December 2021

From: Sponsored Content

HMRC set to clampdown on stamp duty dodgers

HM Revenue & Customs is consulting on how it can clamp down on property professionals and buyers who allegedly try to...

03 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Hotspot premiums likely to be blamed for pricing out locals

New data from Rightmove has analysed millions of supply, demand and pricing data points across the property market, to assess activity...

03 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