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Hybrid agency and franchise giant announce expansion plans

A hybrid agency is appealing to corporate estate agents to jump ship and try its self employed business model. Mr & Mrs Clarke opened in 2014 and operates as a hybrid without a High Street office but with agents visiting vendors to give market assessments. It now has 14 franchised partner agents... Source: Estate Agent...

Agents Do Charity – we’re back in business with a vengeance…

The New Year lull is well and truly over and this week’s Agents Do Charity show fundraising is back in business despite the pandemic. Please email us on press@estateagenttoday.co.uk and we’ll include your fundraising work for great causes. In the meantime, let’s salute this week’s champions… - Ella’s: The Women In Residential...

Buyers ‘travelling hundreds of miles to viewings’ despite Covid rules

The BBC says some buyers are taking advantage of lockdown rules to travel hundreds of miles to view homes. The story suggests that because the housing market is still open and viewings are permitted - so long as they abide by government guidelines - people are taking advantage to have ‘days... Source: Estate Agent...

Stamp Duty Debate: MP wants government to honour petition pledge

The MP who presides over online petitions such as the one calling for an extension of the stamp duty holiday says she wants the government to find a way to address the issues highlighted by petitioners.  Catherine McKinnell - a Labour MP who chairs the all-party Petitions Committee - says she... Source: Estate Agent...

In Conversation Today – Q&A with the man behind a 2020 success story

By any available metric, Belvoir had a good 2020. Already a well-known and well-established name, it was highly praised for its response to the pandemic, highlighted as an example of how to conduct business during a social, health and economic crisis. In marked contrast to other companies who rather bungled... Source: Estate Agent...

Purplebricks wins award for the quality of customer reviews

Purplebricks - which for some years has been the focus of controversies over reviews - has been given a prestigious award because of its “genuine reviews and insights.” The company giving the award, Feefo, says Purplebricks has “excelled despite the massive challenges of the pandemic.” It’s the third year in succession... Source: Estate Agent...

Another new portal opens in bid to woo independent agents

Another group of independent estate agents have launched a portal - a rival to a similar project launched by other agencies just a few days ago. It charges agents £150 per office per month to join. Localmove has been set up by Sutton Coldfield estate agencies Acres, Green & Company and Paul... Source: Estate Agent...

New high taste agency employs ‘guild of creatives and thinkers’

A new estate agency listing historic houses is to have “a select group of creatives and thinkers” that will assist in the style and taste it wishes to display. Known as Inigo, and named after the 17th century architect Inigo Jones, the agency comes from the team behind the high-end style-conscious agency,... Source: Estate Agent...

Stamp Duty Gag: MPs prevented from debating extension

The government may be stopping MPs debating an extension to the stamp duty holiday - despite a pledge they would do so. An online petition with some 116,000 signatures calling for an extension has passed the threshold which would normally trigger a debate. However it’s been reported that Jacob Rees-Mogg - the leader... Source: Estate Agent...

Agent closes branches and demands stricter Coronavirus controls

An estate agent has shut both branches of his business for safety reasons and wants tighter Coronavirus restrictions on the industry.  ITV News reports that Jeff Cox, owner of Henleys sales and lettings agency in Norfolk, shut both his branches at the weekend. A notice on their windows reads: “After careful consideration... Source: Estate Agent...

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