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KEYWORD "estate agents" - 101 RESULTS
Propertymark calls for more practical AML guidance for agents

HMRC and the Treasury have been urged to improve guidance on anti-money laundering (AML). Agency trade body Propertymark has suggested that while...

23 July 2024

From: Breaking News

AI helps Zoopla invest in areas guides to boost estate agency interest

Zoopla has invested in new online content and personalised emails using artificial intelligence to drive demand for estate agents. The portal said...

23 July 2024

From: Breaking News

How agents can make the most of market recovery

Two years of rising interest rates, the withdrawal of first-time buyer support, planning delays and a string of broken promises has...

20 July 2024

From: Features

Is upfront material information creating a consumer-focused moving process?

Complete guidance on Material Information parts A, B and C has been live in the property industry since last November. While...

20 July 2024

From: Features

Agents ‘underestimating’ value of customer feedback - claim

Agents appear to be underestimating the usefulness of customer reviews, research suggests A survey of more than 500 estate agents found a...

19 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer:  One More Housing Campaign Our MPs Should Champion

We’ve probably all had enough of people campaigning in recent weeks but I have to admit to one disappointment with the...

18 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Law Society to host material information update for agents

The Law Society has teamed up with Teal Legal to host an online seminar for estate agents addressing material information. The webinar...

17 July 2024

From: Breaking News

East of England agents ‘worst-hit’ if Stamp Duty threshold drops - research

Agents in the East of England could face the toughest task filling the void left by first-time buyer Stamp Duty relief...

17 July 2024

From: Breaking News

100+ Businesses have made this their next big thing!

B-hive Block Management Partners Celebrates Major Milestone With Over 100 Businesses Onboard! B-hive Block Management Partners, part of the Vegner Group, who...

16 July 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Material Information could prevent agents losing £357.4m a year – claim

Proper implementation of material Information across the estate agency sector could reduce the amount of lost or delayed commission due to...

16 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: ‘Asking prices hit by election and Euros’

Asking prices dropped at the start of July as estate agents and sellers attempted to attracted buyers who have been distracted...

15 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Unlocking opportunities in the single-family rental sector

The Single-Family Rental (SFR) sector is experiencing rapid growth in the UK, presenting a unique opportunity for local lettings and estate...

13 July 2024

From: Features

RICS: 'Sales expectations rise with General Election out the way'

Sentiment about sales volumes among surveyors and estate agents is at its most upbeat level for more than two years and...

11 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents submit more suspicious activity reports

Estate agents submitted 30% more Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) and Defence Against Money Laundering (DAML) SARs last year, research suggests. Analysis by...

11 July 2024

From: Breaking News

LSL boss reveals what’s next for franchised agents

Attention is turning to acquisitions and growth among LSL’s newly-franchised brands. It has been a year since LSL Property Services announced that...

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Latest Lomond deal set to boost southern presence

Lomond announced its second acquisition this week, boosting its presence in the South of England.  The deal will see Lomond acquire the...

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Hunters customer completes first digital TA6 form

A customer from The Property Franchise Group (TPFG)- brand Hunters Estate Agency this week completed the first Law Society licensed Digital...

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

How agents can use comparable data to price properties with accuracy

As mortgage rates remain high, estate agents report that housing market conditions continue to be demanding. A 0.1% fall in the average...

06 July 2024

From: Features

Proptech firm enters agency CRM space

Proptech firm iamproperty has launched a CRM for estate agents. A dedicated data migration and onboarding team is in place to make...

05 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to prepare for post-election spike in calls

Agents are being urged to prepare for a surge in enquiries following the General Election this week Many agents have reported that...

04 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry veteran joins LonRes board

Lomond chief revenue officer John Ennis has joined the LonRes board as a non-executive director.  Ennis began his property career at Foxtons...

04 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: ‘Buyers are waiting for election and interest rate movements'

Agency sales supply and demand dipped in May as buyers and sellers await the election outcome, Propertymark members claim. The agency trade...

03 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Let's call an end to homebuyers sharing information on email

Given the rise of conveyancing fraud, client compliance platform Thirdfort is urging conveyancers, lawyers and estate agents to offer more secure...

29 June 2024

From: Features

Challenges remain despite increased auction activity

Gaps between buyer and seller expectations have spread into the auction sector. The issue has become common among estate agents dealing with...

27 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Inflated expectations? Be a pragmatic advisor in an uncertain market

The recent dip in inflation to 2% for the first time in three years brings a glimmer of optimism in the...

26 June 2024

From: Features

Industry veterans land high-profile board roles

LSL Property Services has appointed Michael Stoop to its board as a non-executive director. He brings significant experience in estate agency and...

26 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents accused of under-valuing outside space

Two property consultancies say outdoor space should have a separate value to the rest of the home when it goes on...

25 June 2024

From: Breaking News

More Upfront Material Information could cut viewings, save fall-throughs - claim

A survey of over 11,000 buyers suggests overwhelming support for more upfront information to be supplied by agents to buyers. Disclosing upfront...

25 June 2024

From: Breaking News

AI off-market listings platform wins new investment

A PropTech platform that links buyers with estate agents’ off-market listings has won £800,000 in new investment.   The platform is called...

25 June 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: Interest rate cuts won’t solve the property crisis

The announcement by the Bank Of England that interest rates will remain fixed at 5.25% for the seventh month in a...

24 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right...

This week I reached the point of maximum political saturation. We’re now four weeks into the campaign with less than a...

22 June 2024

From: Features

House prices to grow by 6.3% by end of 2025

A new house price forecast by peer-to-peer real estate investment platform, easyMoney, reveals that recent optimism in the UK property market could...

22 June 2024

From: Features

Interest rates held again: estate agents react

Interest rates were held for the sixth consecutive Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting yesterday, as agents expressed hope of a cut...

21 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Inflation set to hit 2% target - will interest rates be cut?

The latest inflation figures this morning are expected to show that the cost of living measure has slowed to the Bank...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla owner unveils home moving platform for agents

Zoopla owner Houseful has launched Movemnt, described as a national home transaction infrastructure for all property professionals.  Movemnt joins the Houseful family...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Longer days lead to more sales - claim

A large proportion of estate agents are managing to get more deals over the line thanks to longer daylight hours, research...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Only agency dinosaurs will be left in the office, eXp boss claims

The next generation of estate agents won’t be going to the office in 10 years, the founder of eXp World Holdings...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

How Abby and Michaela turned their friendship into an agency

Agents working for themselves, supported by a ‘broker’ organisation are on the increase in the UK after becoming almost the norm...

15 June 2024

From: Features

High profile Modern Method auction service expands

Pattinson Auction is launching in Northern Ireland.  A statement from the high profile firm says the move is part of its mission...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

General Election: estate agents react to Tory manifesto

The Conservative Party’s General Election manifesto has committed to resurrecting the Help to Buy Equity Loan Scheme and temporarily removing Capital...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today: Hospitals cyber-attack is a warning to property sector

THE news that an NHS trust was hit by a cyber-attack earlier this month naturally attracted a lot of headlines. Even though...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

General Election has caused ‘minor drop’ in market activity - claim

Around a fifth of estate agents have seen a drop in buyer activity and almost a third claim sellers have gone...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Respected agent to hold training event for Fine & Country

Fine & Country has launched an exclusive training event for its licensees featuring internationally renowned speaker, trainer, and coach, Josh Phegan.  It...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Record numbers raise concerns about agents but official sales complaints drop

Concerns around market appraisals and how offers are handled are likely to be the key industry complaints this year amid lower...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Mistakes, milkshakes and military memories - what a week!

In a week when the election campaign descended into claim and counterclaim of lies over tax plans and Nigel Farage was...

08 June 2024

From: Features

Agent activity improves but asking prices remain an issue - Propertymark

The number of market appraisals and sales agreed among estate agents are now back above levels seen before the September 2022...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents split on how far interest rate cut will help property market

The majority of estate agents expect a summer interest rate cut to help revitalise buyer market activity, however, they remain split...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

American dream? No, owning a property stateside is easy... if you know how

HAVING spent decades closely following the UK and American property markets, I’ve seen and read many reports comparing the two.  But...

01 June 2024

From: Features

PropTech Today - Jackson-Stops builds auction house with Bamboo

National estate agency, Jackson Stops, has appointed Bamboo Auctions to provide the white-labelled technology behind its new J-S Auctions service. Bamboo Auctions...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

‘Disappointing’ number of agents selling homes within 30 days - research

Just 14% of properties currently listed for sale within the last 30 days have found a buyer, new research suggests. Agency comparison...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

How agents can use property market data

There are those in the technology sector that claim “data is the new oil”. I think they might be right, but...

29 May 2024

From: Features

Zoopla boosts consumer marketing efforts ahead of summer months

Zoopla is ramping up its local marketing efforts to support agents across the year as part of its 41% increase in marketing spend...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Partnering with Houseful will provide greater connectivity across the industry

Last week, the UK’s leading conveyancing services provider, LMS, announced a five- year strategic partnership with software, data and insight business,...

25 May 2024

From: Features

JONATHAN ROLANDE: Sunak really needs to work on his kerb-appeal

Even the most junior of estate agents will tell you that if you are going to bet the house on pulling...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

General Election date set – will the property market pause?

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak yesterday confirmed a date for the General Election. Voters will go the polls on 4 July, meaning the...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Estate agents fined more than £3m for failing to register for AML

Estate agents were fined a total of more than £3m in the nine months to September 2023 for failing to register...

22 May 2024

From: Features

Estate agents are getting better at customer service – report

Estate agency customer service appears to be improving, a mystery shopper exercise has revealed. Market research firm KnowYourMarket has unveiled its latest...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Estate Agency Modern Warfare: From Horseback to AI Tanks

In this latest article from the team at Iceberg Digital, they discuss advanced technology and innovative business models.  In today's UK...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Asking prices hit new high but legal delays ‘frustrate’ the market

Asking prices have hit a record high as agents and sellers become more bullish about the market’s prospects. The latest Rightmove house...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry Views - Do Online Estate Agencies Exist Any More?

Is there such a thing as an online estate agency any more? A decade ago, about the time I started editing Estate...

18 May 2024

From: Features

 Rightmove: It's difficult for agents to provide material information

The task of obtaining material information is more difficult than it appears for estate agents, Rightmove has warned. The portal revealed in...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: It’s not all good news for Rightmove

Another week and more good news for Rightmove. The company which  estate agents love to hate has just announced it has...

17 May 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

Guild member marks opening of new office

County Down estate agency Quinn Estate Agents has officially opened its new Downpatrick office following the devastating floods that impacted the...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

West Yorkshire agent expands with latest acquisition

Property consultancy Walker Singleton has acquired the book of business of Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors-owned Halifax estate agents Boococks as part of...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Why we can't afford not to be alive to the growing risk of cyber fraud

THE property sector has embraced technology and the enormous benefits that it can bring. Never was this more accurately demonstrated than during...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency regulation and enforcement will improve home sales - claim

Estate agency regulation is needed to help improve the homebuying and selling process, MPs have been told. The first hearing of the...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

North East agency makes third acquisition in six months

Pattinson Estate Agency has acquired NS Bennett Estate Agents, a well-established estate agency in the North East town of Stanley and...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

AML compliance done digitally through proper identity verification

Estate agents and lettings agents have a legal obligation to protect themselves from money laundering and as such you must recognise...

13 May 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Phil Spencer announces ESTAS Postcode Winners

We were delighted to hold our first ESTAS Postcode Awards last Friday as part of our commitment to recognising service standards...

11 May 2024

From: Features

What every estate agent needs to know about SEO

In the fast-evolving world of property, where every click counts and every search matters, mastering the art of Search Engine Optimisation...

11 May 2024

From: Features

Agents highlight biggest industry challenges and opportunities

Help to Buy has been ranked as having the most positive influence on the property market in recent times. Agency comparison website...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket aims to cement top position for new-build stock

OnTheMarket is starting to rival Rightmove when it comes to new-build stock, the portal has claimed. The CoStar-backed brand said it has...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Cut would trigger evictions and price rises - claim

A stamp duty cut would see house prices go up and evictions soar, a property industry commentator claims. Reports in the past...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

How a Facebook group spearheaded a fight for change

Liz Morrell meets Women in Estate Agency’s co-founder Liana Loporto-Browne Liana Loporto-Browne, managing director of LB Residential, fell in love with the...

04 May 2024

From: Features

Agents should embrace change for everyone's benefit, says Propertymark's Jason Lee

Agents should be regulated to achieve the training and education they need to improve the property market as a whole, says...

04 May 2024

From: Features

Estate agents and money laundering - the need for vigilance

For most of us, estate agents are key when it comes to the biggest sales and purchases of our lives. With the...

04 May 2024

From: Features

PropTech Today - Three Ways To Win In A High Reduction Market

Choosing the right prospecting software can be the difference between finishing the year on a high or finishing it below target. Although...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Only Realistic Sellers succeed in today’s market - leading agent

Only realistic sellers willing to negotiate prices are successful in the current market, says one of the country’s leading estate agents. The...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Surge in agents’ Suspicious Activity Reports filed to National Crime Agency

There’s been a significant rise in the number of so-called Suspicious Activity Reports concerning money laundering and the agency industry. Suspicious Activity...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Revolution - call for sellers to pay instead of buyers

A prominent estate agent has started an online petition to reverse stamp duty so it is paid by the vendor, not...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Here comes Summer.... or maybe Autumn?

We all know that first-time buyers have had a tough time of it lately. Mad mini-budgets resulting in higher interest rates...

27 April 2024

From: Features

New high end agency puts emphasis on lifestyle presentation

A new agency has launched, describing itself as being “dedicated to creating extraordinary marketing for extraordinary homes across Hampshire, Surrey and...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Coup for Self-Employed Agency Brand as high flying agent joins

An agent with 15 years experience at high end agencies Hamptons and Knight Frank has joined a self-employed brokerage brand. Sally Jane...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Vast majority of agents are proud of their profession - survey

Some 83% of estate agents are proud of their profession, says a new survey. The poll of 1,728 estate agents, commissioned by...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry Alert: The Digital Takeover Transforming Estate Agency now!

In this latest article from the team at Iceberg Digital, they discuss how the digital realm is transforming Estate Agency.   The...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer - How To Prove The AI Bots Wrong

Artificial Intelligence is now a part of all our lives, but my attention was grabbed recently by an AI critique of...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Why does it take SO long to complete a sale? Reapit has an idea...

A veteran PropTech figure with extensive experience of working at leading estate and sales agencies has told the government to act...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Guild reveals 20 latest hand-picked agent members

The Guild of Property Professionals has chosen 20 new member agents in the first quarter of the year.  With the property market...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer to give Blue Sky speech to estate agents

TV property guru, Move iQ founder and Estate Agent Today columnist Phil Spencer to be a keynote speakers at Propertymark One...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Accreditation for solicitor estate agents begins next week

ESPC has relaunched its SPC Property Practice certification, a unique accreditation course for solicitor estate agents. Developed with The Law Society of...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Property firms see rise in sick leave - research

Businesses in the real estate sector have seen one of the biggest rises in sick leave over the past year, research...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Relocation Agent Network unveils AML preferred supplier

The Relocation Agent Network (RAN) has named Smart Compliance as a preferred supplier.  This partnership is a continuation of a collaboration that...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Are property firms strengthening financial crime measures with comprehensive business checks?

Regulated firms across all sectors will be well aware of Know Your Customer (KYC) checks and their importance in combatting financial...

13 April 2024

From: Features

 AML warning as hundreds of agents hit with HMRC fines

An anti-money laundering (AML) expert has queried why there is a reluctance among estate agents to accept and follow AML responsibilities. It...

12 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Google-backed AI property search app launches in London

Artificial intelligence-powered property search app Jitty has gone live across central London as it accelerates its expansion across the UK. The app,...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards: Material information rules should be seen as positive

Material information requirements should be seen by agents as a positive change, a Trading Standards investigator has claimed. Speaking to The Guild...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency earnings lagging other commission-based professions

Estate agent earnings remain behind other salary and incentive based professions despite helping with sales of such an expensive asset when...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Tyron Ash: Corporate agents are 'self-entitled'

High-end estate agent Tyron Ash has hit out at the “sense of entitlement” at corporate estate agencies who he said don’t...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Independent agent unveils local acquisition

East Sussex brand Oakfield Estate Agents has acquired independent local operator Rowland Gorringe. It will be taking over the company’s offices in...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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