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US agency crosses the pond to target British buyers

A US real estate brokerage is heading to the UK, with plans to target those looking for a holiday home across...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

The Property Franchise Group to rollout Coadjute partnership

The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) has been trialling property blockchain network Coadjute’s digital property data pack and smart forms and has...

12 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Century 21 opens global listings site to UK estate agents

UK-based estate agencies are being given the opportunity to list their properties on Century 21 Global, the brand’s global listings site. This...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Martin & Co branches move to new ownership

Two of national sales and lettings agency Martin & Co’s Oxfordshire branches are under new ownership. Experienced international property professional David Rebe...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Inspiring and uplifting - but the challenge goes on

As most of the regular readers of this column will know (and because I’m not shy about admitting it) – I’ve...

16 March 2024

From: Features

Hunters franchisee marks 'easy' first acquisition

Hunters franchisee Lester Hurst has bolstered his branch’s managed portfolio with a maiden independent acquisition. Lester, who has owned the Otley and...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

TPFG boss: The Belvoir deal was 'inevitable'

The landmark deal between The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) and Belvoir was ‘inevitable’ and more acquisitions could be on the card,...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

TPFG and Belvoir merger completes

Belvoir’s shares were temporarily suspended yesterday after the high court approved its high profile merger with The Property Franchise Group. This paved...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

LSL agency franchisees benefiting from ‘reduced volatility’

LSL has hailed the benefits of switching to a franchise model for its estate agency brand. A trading update from the company...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

On the house! Former pub landlord takes on Winkworth franchise

A former pub landlord has been appointed a new franchisee to take over Winkworth’s Worthing office on the South Coast. Nathan Wright...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Winkworth boss warns Chancellor against scrapping non-dom status

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is reported to be considering scrapping non-dom status in the latest rumour ahead of this week’s Budget. It comes...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark partners with Belvoir to boost agent standards

Propertymark has launched a new working relationship with the Belvoir Group to help further improve standards and enhance financial protection for...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Belvoir shareholders back TPFG merger

Belvoir shareholders have backed the agency brand's merger with The Property Franchise Group (TPFG), paving the way for the high-profile deal...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Winkworth unveils board appointment

Winkworth has appointment its former general counsel to join the board. Tara Tan has become an executive director of the agency franchise...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Martin & Co franchisee adds fifth office

Martin & Co in South West London’s long-standing franchisee Michael van de Vyver has added a fifth branch to his growing...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

TPFG shareholders back Belvoir deal

The majority of shareholders of The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) have backed a merger of the brand with Belvoir. TPFG and Belvoir...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

LSL ‘on track’ for profit increase in 2024

LSL’s estate agency network has performed ahead of its plans since shifting to a franchised model last year. The LSL estate agency...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Belvoir and TPFG set to outline merger benefits

Shareholders of Belvoir and The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) have been invited to a presentation this week where they can ask...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Flying start! Hybrid agency attracts 16 franchisees to travel brand

The Good Estate Agent has attracted 16 franchisees to its new travel brand, with almost half even combining it with their existing...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Thousands of agency branches shut amid self-employed shift

A shift towards self-employed estate agency models has contributed to a decline in estate agency branches, research suggests. Analysis by property data...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Belvoir boss set to lose job in TPFG merger

The chief executive and chief financial officer of Belvoir will lose their jobs if the brand’s merger with The Property Franchise...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Winkworth: ‘Why we are more optimistic about 2024'

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

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

TPFG and Belvoir agree merger deal

Two major agency brands have agreed to merge in the latest high-profile industry deal. An update from The Property Franchise Group (TPFG)...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Thomas Morris boss quits agency brand

Simon Bradbury has quit his role as managing director of Thomas Morris. An announcement from the brand has revealed that Bradbury, who...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Winkworth backs young racing driver on fast track to Formula 1

Winkworth is revving up its backing for young racing driver Zak O’Sullivan. At 18-years old he is already on the fast track...

12 December 2023

From: Breaking News

New family takes on Hunters’ flagship office

One of Hunters’ flagship North East offices is under new family ownership. Experienced landlord Thom Swalwell is Hunters’ new franchisee in Sunderland,...

05 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Winkworth launches franchisee talent drive

Winkworth has launched a talent drive to find rising stars to build a career and a business within the franchise network.  The...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency supplier wins franchising award

Agency Express has won the Franchisor of the Year – Gold award at the 2023 British Franchise Association (BFA) HSBC British...

24 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency boss: Stamp Duty cut won’t help property sales

Stamp Duty cuts won’t give the property market the boost it needs, an agency chief executive has warned. Dominic Agace, chief executive...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Leasehold Reform - Government must get the balance right

Three members of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners take a brief look at some of the trials and tribulations awaiting...

11 November 2023

From: Features

Winkworth expands into Dorset with latest acquisition

Winkworth has expanded further in Dorset with the acquisition of Christopher Batten in Wimborne – its seventh office in the county.  Christopher...

09 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Mr and Mrs Clarke founders leave after ‘lovely’ Belvoir takeover

The founders of Mr and Mrs Clarke, who sold the business to Belvoir last year, have left the franchise brand and...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark backs leasehold reform proposals

Propertymark has given its backing to commitments from the Housing Minister on the long-awaited next steps of leasehold reform. Timothy Douglas, head...

01 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Hybrid agency reaches for the sky to diversify business

The Good Estate Agent hybrid agency franchise has taken to the skies by diversifying into travel. While some agents may be looking...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Hunters’ first franchisee sells branch

Hunters’ first ever franchised branch in the North Yorkshire town of Selby is under new ownership after 16 years. James Powell, who...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency boss: Government must stop fighting and fix the property market

Winkworth is calling for the Government to take immediate action to fix the property market.  On the eve of the Tory party...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

LSL hails 'successful shift' to agency franchise model

LSL has described the transfer of its estate agency business to a franchise model as a success and said it expects...

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

TPFG boss: Lead generation and lettings will boost our brands

The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) is working on tools to improve its franchisee brand’s use of data and digital marketing capabilities. Gareth...

13 September 2023

From: Breaking News

TPFG posts record revenue despite sales slump

The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) has posted record revenues for the first half of the year despite the subdued market. An interim...

12 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Property market woes weigh on listed agency and building brands

The slower sales market has started hitting high-profile agency and property brands. Agency franchise brand Winkworth’s half year results yesterday showed network...

07 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Belvoir CEO praises entrepreneurial spirit as half-year profits rise

Property franchise and financial services group, Belvoir plc, has reported increased half-year revenue and pre-tax profits. Revenues grew 3% to £15.9m, management...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Marketing expert: House of agency brands strategy is ‘inefficient’

An industry marketing expert has questioned the strategies of ‘house of brand’ agencies. Writing exclusively for Estate Agent Today, Simon Leadbetter, former...

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Winkworth expands prime north London presence

Winkworth is expanding further in north London, with a new office opening in fashionable West Hampstead. The move by the agency franchise...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Share Price plummets after agency group’s profits warning

The share price of LSL Property Services dropped around 16 per cent at one point yesterday following a profits warning given...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Belvoir trading update: Lettings income offsets sales slump

Belvoir has reported revenue growth for the first half of 2023 despite “challenging market conditions,” with its lettings performance offsetting lower...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

TPFG maintains positive outlook despite sales slump

The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) has said its multiple income streams will help it navigate the uncertain markets after it revealed...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Nested recruits Keller Williams agent to enter Scottish housing market

Hybrid agency brand Nested has entered the Scottish property market with a former Keller Williams (KW) market centre operator at the...

26 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Hammered! Celebrations begin for property firm’s 10th anniversary

A major auctioneering service is gearing up for its 10th anniversary and 75th in-room property sale later this week.   Auction House...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Regional agent unveils franchise offering

The team behind regional agency brands Simpson & Partners and Simpson and Weekley is developing a hybrid franchise model. Andrew Simpson and...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Former TPFG training lead takes on two branches

Martin & Co’s Sheffield and Worksop branches are under new ownership, with former The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) training expert Dean...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Hunters franchisee takes over London office

Hunters’ Surrey Quays office has been taken over by franchise partner Richard Wells. He is already owner of the Hunters Catford office...

03 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency franchise brand expands into Wokingham

Winkworth has expanded further in the South East of England with a new office opening in Wokingham – its fourth office...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency AGMs: Lettings market helps TPFG and Winkworth remain confident 

Two major agency brands used their annual general meetings (AGM) yesterday to outline a positive view of the property market, with...

07 June 2023

From: Breaking News

EweMove Northampton North completes Martin & Co acquisition

EweMove Northampton North has confirmed the acquisition of Martin & Co Northampton.  Having finalised the deal earlier this year, franchisee Paul Chant...

07 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Act now - don't delay extending your lease

Real estate consultants SHW is advising leaseholders not to wait to extend their lease. The call follows the start of the Government’s...

20 May 2023

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - nominate your top fundraisers

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

19 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Zero-fee agency franchise network plans US launch

A new mobile-based agency franchise network has attracted 50 agents during the first quarter of the year and is already planning...

16 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Hunters' franchisees go for growth in Kent and South Tyneside

A group of Hunters’ franchisees have taken on the brand’s Medway business. Andrew Barker, Rob Stewart, Richard Watts, Andrew Scott and Duncan...

16 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Keller Williams launches training academy

Keller Williams UK has launched a training academy as it looks to nurture the next generation of agents. The self-employed network brand...

15 May 2023

From: Breaking News

LSL restructure to hit 30 job roles

Around 30 people will lose their jobs as a result of LSL’s switch to a fully franchised model, the brand has...

09 May 2023

From: Breaking News

LSL shares soar as it switches to franchise model

LSL Property Services’ share price hit a six-month high during trading yesterday after it announced its entire estate agency network would...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Winkworth shares rise despite lower profits

Shares in Winkworth rose close to their recent highs yesterday despite the agency franchise brand reporting a drop in revenues and...

20 April 2023

From: Breaking News

TPFG is shopping for agency brands - but nothing purple

The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) is ready for another acquisition, its chief executive has said. After successfully integrating Hunters into the TPFG...

19 April 2023

From: Breaking News

The Property Franchise Group posts record results for 2022

The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) has described its sales business as ‘operationally challenging’ for last year despite posting a record financial...

18 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Self-employed agency network nears 100 partners

The Agency UK’s (TAUK) nationwide team of self-employed estate agents has now reached 89 partners operating across 32 countries, with the...

17 April 2023

From: Breaking News

LSL offloads mortgage and insurance brands in latest ‘simplification’

LSL has sold its mortgage, protection, and general insurance brokerage firms Embrace and First2Protect. The brands have been sold to Pivotal Growth,...

12 April 2023

From: Breaking News

EweMove awards top franchisees

EweMove has announced its Franchise of the Year as part of the brand’s10th anniversary celebrations More than 250 people flocked to the...

12 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Belvoir ready to ‘splash the cash’ on agency acquisitions

Belvoir is seeking more acquisitions this year, the agency franchise brand has revealed. The company revealed in its annual results yesterday that...

28 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Downsizing incentives and first-time buyer support top Budget wishlist

From first-time buyer support to Stamp Duty changes or just doing nothing at all, there is plenty that agents and property...

13 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Hunters’ duo acquires trio of franchise businesses

Hunters has welcomed two new franchise partners who have acquired the Hunters Scarborough, Bridlington and Filey businesses. Sam Lakin and Pete Croft have...

06 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents being trained for 'normal sales market'

Agents are being trained in how to operate in a ‘normal’ sales market, a senior industry executive has revealed. Gareth Samples, chief...

03 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Winkworth aims to unlock new homes opportunities in London and beyond

Winkworth is expanding its operations to focus on land and new homes opportunities across London. Dominic Agace, chief executive of Winkworth, said...

02 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Suits you sir! Is it time to ditch the agency dress code?

Estate agents should ‘rock the clothes they want’ rather than sticking to corporate 1980s suit fashions, an industry executive has claimed. It...

27 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Martin & Co franchise acquired by new family owners

A father and his two sons have joined forces to become the new owners of Martin & Co’s St Albans branch. Kevin...

21 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency franchise brand launches training academy

The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) has launched a group-wide online training academy for its brands and agents. All brands within the group...

07 February 2023

From: Breaking News

TPFG: Market is returning to 2019 conditions

The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) is expecting the market to align with conditions seen in 2019. A trading update from the listed...

31 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Vincent Anthony, Managing Director of Propertynest

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? On my card it says: Vincent Anthony, Managing Director of Propertynest.  ...

12 January 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Winkworth was second most active agent for exchanges in 2022 - claim

Winkworth agents ranked second when it came to property exchanges in London last year, the franchise agency brand claims. A trading update...

12 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Rebrand unveiled for self-employed agency offering

High-profile agency self-employed agency owner Sean Newman has unveiled a rebrand of his offering. He has changed the name of his self-employed...

12 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Humberts unveils tenth franchise office amid UK expansion plans

Historic estate agency brand Humberts has expanded into the Oxford area with a tenth franchised office. It is led by experienced local...

11 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Winkworth plans South West expansion

Winkworth has expanded further in the South West of England with a new office opening in the Bishopston area of Bristol. The...

09 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Harding Green welcomes second franchisee as its targets three more

Harding Green has welcomed its second franchisee. Benjamin Scrace, who joined the broker model estate agency Harding Green in July as a...

13 December 2022

From: Breaking News

 EweMove and Martin & Co branches rebrand

One of hybrid agent EweMove’s first franchisees has expanded his North West territory by rebranding as Property Franchise Group stablemate Whitegates. Chris...

12 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents deterred by self-employed model - claim

Online and Americanised models of self-employed agency have deterred new agents from entering the sector amid a wider decline of professionals...

28 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers willing to compromise on property for environmental concerns

More than two-thirds of Europeans are willing to compromise on certain features of their future home for the sake of the...

25 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Winkworth: Sales rebound expected before Christmas

Winkworth has predicted a sales demand rebound before the Christmas slowdown. A trading update from the agency franchise brand revealed that new...

23 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Parkers launches latest branch in Berkshire

The Property Franchise Group brand Parkers has launched its latest Berkshire branch in the town of Newbury in Berkshire. Parkers Newbury is...

21 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Autumn Statement unveils council tax, CGT and stamp duty changes

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt warned tough times were coming ahead of his Autumn Statement yesterday and agents were left with plenty to...

18 November 2022

From: Breaking News

'Once in a generation homes' set to hit the market

Downsizers could help drive the sales market as owners look to cut energy and maintenance costs, Winkworth claims. Dominic Agace, chief executive...

16 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Franchise agency brand unveils 'university' training platform

Keller Williams UK (KWUK) has launched a new training platform for its network. The digital platform, described as KW University, provides tools...

27 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Zoopla launches agent webinar to reveal 2023 housing market outlook

Agents are invited to a webinar with Zoopla next week to discuss the portal’s 2023 outlook. Hosted by Zoopla’s executive director of...

25 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Winkworth: ‘The mini-Budget hasn’t hit property sales yet’

Agency franchise brand Winkworth is sticking to its market expectations for this year as it claims the mini-Budget is yet to...

13 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Major agency brand plans franchise offering

Jackson-Stops is putting the final touches to a new franchise offering for agents. The agency brand is planning to launch a franchise...

10 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency franchise brand hosts largest ever’ Megacamp event

Agency franchise brand Keller Williams UK (KWUK) held its largest ever UK event at the Vue cinema in London’s Leicester Square...

07 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Branching out! Propertynest launches new agency franchising opportunities

Estate agency franchise network Propertynest is looking to expand its reach as it looks to become a 100 franchisee-plus network over...

04 October 2022

From: Breaking News

New zero-fee agency franchise network launches 

A new mobile-based agency franchise network has launched, offering agents zero fees and what it describes as the choice of remote,...

03 October 2022

From: Breaking News

The Property Franchise Group: ‘Completion times are improving’

The sales process is starting to speed up, The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) has claimed. Gareth Samples, chief executive of TPFG, which...

14 September 2022

From: Breaking News

TPFG confident it can 'navigate difficult backdrop'

The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) is still expecting a strong 2022 after posting increased half-year revenues and profits this morning. The listed...

13 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Winkworth: ‘We have sold more homes than other agents on our patch’

Winkworth has claimed to have sold more properties than any other agent during the first half of the year. The bold claim...

08 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Belvoir: 'Sales market has normalised'

Market activity has shifted back from sales to lettings, Belvoir has reported. Half-year results from the agency franchise network show the “race...

05 September 2022

From: Breaking News

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