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Two big franchise agencies launch digital initiatives

Each of Hunters’ 180 branches will soon be able to create their own online branded monthly property lifestyle magazine or newspaper.   The content, created by tech firm Iceberg Digital, is “a real win for us” according to Pernilla Tweddle, marketing director at Hunters.   Iceberg Digital says that the modern estate agent’s...

Agents' websites with log-in pages are 'vulnerable to attack'

A US technology company is warning that estate agency websites with log-in pages are “at risk of data theft, account takeover and fraud.”   San Francisco-based Distil Networks issues an annual ‘Bad Bot Report’ which suggests that worldwide some 96 per cent of websites which have areas protected by log-in pages are... Source: Estate Agent...

Zoopla founder in list of 100 key British business disruptors

ZPG chief executive Alex Chesterman has been named in a list of 100 British businessmen regarded as the key disruptors of their respective industries.   In the annual Maserati 100 list, published in the Sunday Times, Chesterman is described as having shaken up two long-established industries and having made two fortunes in the... Source: Estate Agent...

First time buyers' problems set to continue, warns commission

The proportion of first time buyers relying on inherited wealth or loans from the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ has reached an historic high and the trend looks set to continue, new research by the Social Mobility Commission has revealed.   The commission warns that the increasing trend will have damaging consequences... Source: Estate Agent...

Purplebricks nearing Countrywide on homes sold STC, claims bank

A Financial Times article reports a bank analysis shows Purplebricks with a market share of 3.3 per cent of properties marked ‘sold subject to contract’ while Countrywide’s many brands have 4.5 per cent between them. The assessment comes from UBS and is contained in an FT piece - behind the newspaper’s... Source: Estate Agent...

London's low price growth throws doubt over market recovery

Contrary to some reports suggesting London’s housing market may be recovering, new data from Hometrack reveals the capital’s performance is still slowing with price growth at its lowest level since 2013. Hometrack says that for its monthly analysis of a basket of 20 cities across the UK, annual house price inflation... Source: Estate Agent...

Franchise firm claims home-based agents could earn £25k pcm

A new recruitment push by franchise agency operation HomeXperts says its agents - who work from home - earn invoiced commissions of up to £25,000 per month. HomeXperts claims to convert eight out of 10 market appraisals to business, compared to an industry average of around a third, while they sell... Source: Estate Agent...

Tracking exercise to reveal 'which agents are best at selling'

A City consultancy has noted every property advertised on Rightmove in recent months and will track them throughout 2017 in a bid to understand sales patterns and agents’ approaches to using portals. Jefferies - a City firm with a growing interest in the residential sector, and in the past used by... Source: Estate Agent...

Agents Do Charity – a heartening end to a tragic week…

At the end of a week dominated by grim news, it is worth remembering our capacity for good far outweighs rare outbursts of evil. Many in our industry will be giving their time today, Red Nose Day, to raise money for the BBC-organised appeal, and even more do work throughout the... Source: Estate Agent...

Analysis of Rightmove data shows UK's slowest housing markets

An analysis of homes listed for sale on Rightmove has identified what one estate agency claims to be the slowest-moving local property markets in the UK. They are Wolverhampton, Liverpool and Bradford according to the research conducted by online agency HouseSimple. it claims that over a quarter of properties in each... Source: Estate Agent...

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