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KEYWORD "discounts" - 100 RESULTS
Chancellor commits to Family Home Tax Guarantee

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has pledged not to raise Stamp Duty as part of a Family Home Tax Guarantee. Writing in the Daily...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

10 reasons to become a Your Move franchise.

If you’re thinking about becoming an Estate Agency franchise or converting your existing estate agency business to a franchise, here we...

16 May 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Radical reform of Right To Buy demanded by industry group

A property industry group has called for a reduction in the discounts available for council tenants buying their own home, after...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: New build data is something to build on

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

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: Asking price discounts narrow as market mood improves

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

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Ethical agent network officially launches

A network uniting ethical estate agents has officially launched today with 25 members. The Ethical Agent Network (EAN) is led by industry...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: First-time buyer homes selling at 8% below local average

Properties favoured by first-time buyers are typically selling for an average of 8% or £20,300 below the local market average, Zoopla...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Why community work is good business for estate agents

As 2024 progresses, I expect to see an increase in the role that estate agents play in local communities. Once perceived...

06 January 2024

From: Features

The housing market needs a real plan for growth

There has no doubt been many commenting on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s recent Autumn Statement held a couple of weeks ago. We...

06 December 2023

From: Features

Asking price discounts hit five-year high - Zoopla

Agents and sellers are taking an average 5.5% discount on listings to secure a sale, new Zoopla data shows. The portal’s latest...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Wrong To Buy - our worst ever housing policy

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

21 October 2023

From: Features

Asking price discounts hit four-year high as buyer’s market prevails

The average discount to asking price has hit a four-year high as the market swings in favour of buyers, Zoopla says. The...

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Chestertons: Price reductions declining as buyers return to the capital

Fewer sellers are willing to cut their asking prices, Chestertons claims. The agent said vendors in the capital have already priced in...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Some sellers are still ‘too optimistic’ on pricing

Asking prices have fallen by the largest level since March 2019 and discounts are at their highest in more than a...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Prime buyers remain ‘unrealistic’ about price cuts - claim

Buyer expectations of price discounts are too high, a prime agent claims. Jo Eccles, founder and managing director of prime London buying...

07 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyer caution isn’t translating into ‘large price discounts’ (yet)

Properties are taking longer to go under offer but there is no evidence of large discounts on asking prices yet, Hamptons...

14 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Large asking price discounts hit three-year high - Zoopla

The level of sellers accepting an asking price discount of 5% or more has hit a three-year high. Zoopla’s latest House Price...

28 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Lomond unveils new staff benefits and wellbeing platform

Agency acquirer Lomond has launched a new benefits and wellbeing platform for its 1,100 staff and pledged to raise £25,000 across...

19 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Hamptons: We are not in a buyers’ market (yet)

The housing market hasn’t yet tipped in favour of buyers, new agency data suggests. Figures from 550 estate agency branches across Great...

09 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Prices and activity fall across prime London housing market

The prime London property market appears to be finding a new level as sales, demand and prices slide, LonRes claims. Figures from...

19 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: Sales are slower but market is moving

The level of agency stock has almost doubled since last year but repricing is on the rise and sales are taking...

05 April 2023

From: Breaking News

LonRes: Asking price discounts are widening

The average discount to asking price on a sold property has almost doubled since last July as sellers are becoming ‘more...

14 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: Asking price cuts hit five-year high 

Sellers are cutting asking prices by an average 4.5% discount to achieve a sale, Zoopla claims. The figure is the highest for...

28 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency stock grows but sellers must adjust expectations - Zoopla

Agents are seeing more stock coming to the market but Zoopla is warning about seller expectations. The latest Zoopla House Price Index...

30 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Criminals ‘bombarding’ homeowners with fraudulent energy offers 

Scammers are “bombarding” homeowners with fraudulent offers on green energy or insulation to allegedly boost their property value and cash in...

03 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Property demand halves as ‘race for space’ ends - Zoopla

Property demand has halved but the slowdown is focused on the previously popular rural and coastal areas, Zoopla has revealed. Higher mortgage...

22 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Portals rule out cost of living fee cuts for agents

The major property portals have ruled out cuts and discounts to agency fees amid the cost of living crunch. Estate agents, like...

02 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Increasing numbers of SSTC homes returning to the market – Zoopla

One in 15 homes formerly sold by agents are returning to the market after the original sale collapsed, new data shows. Analysis...

28 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Household bill support may bring long-term pain to property market - warning

Prime London discounts are widening and tempting buyers but there are longer term economic risks that could hit the property market,...

14 September 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Slow to sell properties’ command discounts of up to 17% - research

Properties that are slow to sell are typically commanding a discount of up to 17% off England’s average house price, research...

12 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Cash only! Research reveals price discounts for mortgage-free buyers

Sellers are willing to cut their asking price expectations by as much as £150,000 to attract a cash buyer for a...

05 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Gazundering returns as property market weakens – warning

Increasing numbers of buyers are gazundering or ‘price chipping’ on their offers to force property sellers and agents into last minute...

24 August 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today: Nurturing new PropTech into the industry

In this piece, Nathan Emerson, CEO of Propertymark, discusses how the trade body is working to ensure member agents get the best of...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Relisted homes coming back up to £21,000 cheaper – claim

Homes that agents are putting back on the market after a fall-through are being relisted for as much as £21,000 cheaper,...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Analyst: ‘Agents can’t do without Rightmove’

Rightmove has been backed to weather the cost of living crisis and a property market downturn. Analysis by investment service Wealth Club,...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Sales are slow and discounts are up but fall-throughs aren't rising (yet)

Properties are staying on the market for longer and discounts are rising but fall-throughs are not increasing yet, data suggests. Heather Staff...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

It's a (new) date! allAgents moves awards closer to Christmas

Industry comparison website allAgents has announced a change of event date for their 2022 Customer Experience Awards Ceremony. It will now be...

25 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Boomin pledge to reveal ‘agents who pay’ next week

New portal Boomin suggests it has “thousands” of agents who have signed up on a paid basis. The portal - which launched almost...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Historic Humberts wants to build on nine-office franchise network

Historic estate agency group Humberts - which was at risk of disappearing entirely just over two years ago - has opened...

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Net Zero carbon scheme launched for agents

A new membership scheme aiming to increase the industry’s energy efficiency credentials is being launched next year by allAgents. The Sustainable Agent...

15 November 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

12 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty could be changed to promote energy efficiency - top agency

A leading estate agency says the government may have to use stamp duty and council tax as incentives to persuade owners...

09 November 2021

From: Breaking News

10% of wealthy buyers want discounts if they miss SDLT deadline

One in 10 buyers say they will seek to renegotiate on the price of their chosen home if they miss the...

21 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Pro-Ownership and Anti-NIMBY laws likely in Queen’s Speech

Government leaks ahead of today’s Queen’s Speech suggest a major planning shake-up is set to stop NIMBY objectors to new homes. News...

11 May 2021

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket to boost investment in new products

OnTheMarket says it’s going to increase investment in new products and services, and invest further in ‘internal website development resources’. In a...

23 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Cash buyers bagging big discounts in London says agency

A prominent London agency says cash buyers are securing substantial discounts in prime areas of the capital. The biggest cash discount currently...

11 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Top things to look for in a valuation tool

Here at The ValPal Network, we know that there are other options available when considering to use a valuation tool, so...

27 October 2020

From: PropTech & Innovation

Offers and instructions show signs of promise in Prime London

New instructions almost doubled across prime areas of London in September compared to the same period a year ago, while the...

15 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Big revenue rise for OnTheMarket but agent numbers stalling

OnTheMarket’s latest trading update shows a significant rise in revenue but agency branch membership numbers stalling. Revenue was up 28 per cent...

13 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Rightmove’s loss “10 times any other top portal in the world”

Rightmove, which recently posted a 37 per cent drop in revenue for the first six months of 2020, has lost almost...

11 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Zoopla tells agents - we're free until January if you commit long-term

The battle between portals is hotting up again with Zoopla repeating its offer of free listings until January for agents committing...

02 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Deep Dive: what did the Zoopla Rental Market Report reveal?

The Zoopla Rental Market Report, published this week, mentioned a two-speed rental market, but what does that mean? We are seeing two...

08 August 2020

From: Features

Confirmed: 30% discount for first time buyers under new scheme

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed that the First Homes scheme will provide newly built homes at a 30 per cent...

07 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Prime London market improving despite transactions slump - bank

A housing market snapshot for prime London shows a fall of over half in the number of £1m-plus properties sold so...

31 July 2020

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket bags another 500 branches with ‘welcome shares’

OnTheMarket says almost 500 branches have signed up in recent months, entitling their business owners to ‘welcome shares’. Of those branches signing...

02 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Rightmove's new fees cut just kicks can down the road, say campaigners

The Say No To Rightmove campaign says the portal has merely kicked the fees can down the road, deferring a long-term...

25 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Sale price discounts diminish as market strengthens

Price discounts are diminishing as the housing market strengthens, according to data from Knight Frank. The average discount to the asking price...

17 June 2020

From: Breaking News

9,000 branches on paying contracts with OnTheMarket, portal says

OnTheMarket says in a trading statement this morning that as of May 31 only some 9,000 branches were on paying contracts...

11 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – who are the challenger portals?

The only story that has come remotely close to pushing coronavirus – and its various knock-on effects – off the top...

06 June 2020

From: Features

London Labour council opposes 30% discount for first time buyers

A Labour council in London has come out against the government’s plan to offer 30 per cent discounts to first time...

06 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Say No To Rightmove leader demands “no return to full tariff”

The leader of the Say No To Rightmove campaign says that agents are demanding that there is “no return to full...

17 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Foxtons furloughs 750 staff and slashes pay for high earners

Foxtons says it’s furloughed 750 staff and asked high paid staff earning over £40,000 to take a 20 per cent pay...

17 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Big surge in distress sales even before virus - top agent

One of London’s most experienced estate agents says there has been a very significant surge in foreclosure sales in part of...

30 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – how is the industry coming together during self-isolation?

Where else to start? Since my last Natter two weeks ago, all our lives have changed more than we could ever...

28 March 2020

From: Features

Enough is enough – an alternative view on portal subscription fees

It’s time to draw a line in the sand and condemn our rival portals for their current charging structure. Little will...

28 March 2020

From: Features

Rightmove’s offer to agents may be the most generous in the world

An international comparison of how major portals have discounted their charges to agents show Rightmove and Zoopla making “deeper and longer...

26 March 2020

From: Breaking News

It doesn’t have to be like Spicerhaart - another agent’s approach…

While controversy swirls around the approach and motives of the sackings and branch closures at Spicerhaart, other agents are showing how...

23 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Top industry figure criticises Spicerhaart sackings and closures

A senior figure in the industry has spoken out against the shock sackings and branch closures announced by Spicerhaart. Jon Cooke, chief...

21 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Rightmove and Zoopla unveil offers for agents

The two major portals have unveiled their discounts and deals for agents facing a dramatic loss of business because of the...

20 March 2020

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket gives short-term 33% discounts to ‘full price’ agents

OnTheMarket this morning announced what it calls “a payment support initiative” for those agents paying full-price membership. It’s for three months and...

19 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty is a Southern tax and won’t hurt wealthy foreign buyers

The stamp duty surcharge for non-resident investment buyers announced in yesterday’s Budget is dwarfed by discounts they receive thanks to the...

12 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Flooded houses could suffer 30% hit on asking prices, says agent

Buying agents are making waves about the hit on asking prices suffered by properties that have been flooded or are at...

21 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Business rates: NAEA plea rebuffed by sacked government minister

The government has dismissed a request from the NAEA and ARLA Propertymark to review business rates for agency offices on High...

18 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Consumer group concerned over 30% cut price First Home scheme

The HomeOwners Alliance, a leading property consumer group, has now suggested it has some concerns about the government’s First Homes scheme. This...

11 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Consumer champion backs 30% discount scheme for local first timers

One of the leading consumer groups has backed the government’s controversial First Homes policy, which aims to give 30 per cent...

10 February 2020

From: Breaking News

30% Discounts: good idea but...er…how will they work?

Not for the first time, a government policy on housing ends up begging more questions than it provides answers - but...

08 February 2020

From: Features

Discounted homes for first time buyers scheme unveiled by government

The government has announced its First Homes scheme - a policy under which it says some new homes will see their...

07 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Boris Bounce on hold? Swathes of London still in the doldrums

Coutts has identified areas of London where house prices are still below peak. Although the wealth manager and private bank says there...

07 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Brexit challenges for agents and the property industry

Suddenly Brexit Day is nearly here. It may have taken three and a half years from the Referendum but the UK will,...

25 January 2020

From: Features

Watchdog issues “strong signal” to rogue agents who price-fix

The Competition and Markets Authority says it wants to send “a strong signal” to the estate agency industry that price-fixing will...

24 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Up! Up! Prime Central London transactions and prices rise at last

Figures released this morning by data firm LonRes provide the latest evidence of a so-called Boris Bounce with the market improving...

21 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Bah Humbug - Do we do too much for first-time buyers?

There are reasons to be optimistic that a majority government will improve the housing market, simply by ending political and economic...

21 December 2019

From: Features

30% ‘first timer’ discount: Top agent’s key questions for government

A former residential chairman of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has posed key questions for the government to answer over...

20 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Details of 30% discounts for 'First Home' local buyers revealed

The government has given details of a scheme allowing 30 per cent reductions for what it calls ‘local first time buyers’...

19 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Big Tory win: but agents warn over Stamp Duty and Section 21

It’s a substantial Tory government for the next five years: what does this mean for estate agents, property and the market? We have...

13 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Portal Fees: Rightmove, Zoopla and OTM explain their charges

We recently asked readers for their questions to the portals - the questions they couldn’t really ask their local reps, but...

09 December 2019

From: Breaking News

General election 2019: The housing crisis remains a top issue

With Brexit still unresolved, the domestic agenda has been pushed from the headlines by the seemingly overwhelming public and political discord...

07 December 2019

From: Features

Portals: How much does YOUR branch pay?

The big question for the industry at the moment is the cost and future of portals.  This is especially key for agents...

15 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Exclusive: “multiple agents may quit Rightmove” says new group

“Multiple”members of the new trade body, the Federation of Independent Agents, are considering cancelling their subscriptions to Rightmove. FIA founder Graham Lock...

12 November 2019

From: Breaking News

TPO increases fees - and agents who generate most complaints pay more

The Property Ombudsman scheme is increasing its fees in January for the first time in six years - and it’s implementing...

11 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Five years in Prime London: prices down 15% and supply 45% down

The latest market snapshot of prime central London suggests that homes there are now 15.2 per cent cheaper than five years...

11 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Government blasted  over Starter Homes failure

The National Audit Office, a spending watchdog, has exposed the government’s Starter Homes policy with a damning critique of its failure The...

05 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Introducing the purpose-driven lettings agency

Enhanced customer care strategies, relationship-building schemes, cost-cutting measures and new revenue streams can’t help the lettings industry if the fundamental underlying...

23 October 2019

From: Features

Big rise in London sellers slashing asking prices, admits agency

A London estate agency chain says It’s seen a 59 per cent surge in the number of its clients who have...

21 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Comfort for prime central London as transactions and instructions rise

Stories with good news about the prime central London market seem few and far between but the latest figures from B2B...

17 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Party Conferences: what agents should look out for

If you thought - perhaps hoped - that five weeks of prorogued Parliament meant a break from politics, think again: the...

14 September 2019

From: Features

Agency downgrades London and UK market forecasts

Cluttons has downgraded its forecasts for the housing markets in London and the rest of the UK for the remainder of...

12 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty: will conveyancers help buyers wanting to pay less?

A London estate agency says one of its buyers wants to delay completion until November 1 “just in case stamp duty...

02 September 2019

From: Breaking News

First time buyers may get discounts if they buy locally, government says

The Housing Secretary says he wants to make home ownership more affordable for first time buyers - which could mean discounts...

28 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Brexit-related uncertainty leads to big slump in high-end London sales

Knight Frank says Brexit-related uncertainty has curbed trading activity across all UK residential markets over the last 12 months - and...

13 June 2019

From: Breaking News

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