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Furloughing – should it include agents’ commission as well?

One of the biggest issues for agencies at the moment is furloughing – a safety net being offered by the government to avoid job losses during what is seen as the temporary Coronavirus crisis. Under the rules outlined by the Treasury, this suggests that furloughed staff – effectively laid off in… Source: Estate Agent News

It CAN be done – sales agreed totally thanks to virtual viewing

An estate agency in Portsmouth has sold a house subject to contract after nothing more than a video tour filmed by the owners.  A team from the city’s Pink Street agency was scheduled to meet the owner at the property for photos, floorplan and description but the lockdown was put in… Source: Estate Agent News

Corona Latest: New tenant checks, Virtual staging, Global agency impact

Hello and welcome to our latest update… we’re probably not yet getting used to these unusual times but we hope this daily service helps provide some guidance. If you have information you want to share with the industry about the current crisis, please contact press@estateagenttoday.co.uk and we’ll pass on everything that’s… Source: Estate Agent News

Savills pulls dividend but may make bonus payout at a later date

Savills has withdrawn its planned dividend to shareholders but says it could declare an "enhanced" payout at an unspecified later date. Only three weeks ago Savills declared a final and supplemental dividend totalling 27.05p per share. But now it’s issued a statement saying that in view of the Coronavirus crisis ”Savills is… Source: Estate Agent […]

NHS frontline heroes told by agency: “We’ll sell your homes for free”

An online agency has offered to sell the homes of NHS frontline staff for free. Doorsteps, set up by high profile young entrepreneur Akshay Ruparelia, has tweeted: “A massive thank you to our NHS staff and all frontline key workers. From cleaners to bus drivers to doctors – we owe you… Source: Estate Agent News

How To Furlough – a key way to keep staff as we're Conquering Corona

Welcome to the latest edition of our daily service dedicated to advice and guidance on how agents can best cope with the continuing Coronavirus crisis. Any appropriate advice to share with the industry is of course welcome – just email us on press@estateagenttoday.co.uk and we’ll pass it on just as soon as we… Source: Estate Agent News

Agent’s fantastic Good Neighbour Scheme steps up to the plate

Late last year a buying agent at Stacks Property Search and Acquisition set up a village Good Neighbour Scheme with her mother – and now it’s come into its own. The aim of the scheme in the village of Byfield, Northamptonshire, is to encourage neighbours to help neighbours with small tasks,… Source: Estate Agent News

Child’s play as thoughtful agency provides packs for kids at home

Kays Estates in the north of England – one of the agencies ‘powered by Keller Williams’ – has prepared packs for children in the local area to enjoy during the lockdown. Mark Kay tells us: "As a family-run business we are trying to help families where possible." "We urge agents to give… Source: Estate Agent […]

Agency cartel scandal – watchdog wants agent directors disqualified

The Competitions and Markets Authority has started court proceedings seeking the disqualification of two estate agency directors over a price fixing scandal. The CMA has this afternoon announced that it has issued proceedings in the High Court of Justice, Business and Property Courts seeking the disqualification of: – Stephen Jones, a director… Source: Estate Agent […]