Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

18th April 2017

Agents broadly welcome election despite short-term uncertainty

The industry has broadly welcomed the shock announcement of a June 8 General Election as a chance to end long term Brexit uncertainty and give the housing market a boost after the six week campaign is over. “The good news is that unlike many government announcements which are leaked, they managed... Source: Estate Agent...

Independent agencies' group pledges to attack 'fake agents'

The first meeting of fledgling trade group CIELA has ended with a pledge to expose what it calls ‘fake agents’ which charge for listing properties for sale without actively selling them through the traditional techniques of high street agencies. Over 20 agency owners - founding and regional committee members of the new... Source: Estate Agent...

Ex-Countrywide figures emerge in roles at rival companies

More former Countrywide figures have emerged in new roles at rival organisations. Darren Bowles, former regional sales manager at Countrywide’s Bridgfords brand, has joined the lead control PropTech firm Callwell, joining another refugee, former Countrywide estate agency managing director Bob Scarff. Scarff, now Callwell’s chairman, says of the new recruit: “I...

Zoopla gets it claws out with new Crab-theme advertising campaign

Zoopla has launched a new advertising campaign to promote its usefulness to house movers as told through the eyes of hermit crabs – apparently the world’s most prolific movers. The campaign includes a series of 60-second, 30-second and 10-second TV ads as well as cinema, outdoor and digital promotions.  The theme is to demonstrates... Source: Estate...

Annual house prices up just 3.3% in England and Wales says agency

Your Move’s latest house price index shows that the average house price in England and Wales is now £301,278 after a slowing 3.3 per cent increase in 12 months.  The agency says 39 of the 109 regions and counties in England & Wales set new peak prices with West Midlands the... Source: Estate Agent...

ESTAS reveal new sponsor for inaugural conveyancer awards

Legal Eye has been announced as the latest organisation to support the new customer service awards for the conveyancing sector launch by The ESTAS Group. The ESTAS, now in its 14th year, is already the largest national customer feedback scheme and awards event for estate and letting agents Uniquely in the industry,... Source: Estate Agent...

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