Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

May 2018

Sotheby’s International Realty launches first 'agent-branded' augmented reality app

Sotheby's International Realty has launched what it claims to be the first 'real estate-branded' augmented reality (AR) app. 'Curate', which is now available on Apple iOS-enabled devices, allows prospective buyers and tenants to visualise a home as their own through virtually staged images. The app, which was made available on the Google... Source: Estate Agent...

Agents Do Charity – on foot, by raffle and caked in mud

As we move towards another Bank Holiday Weekend, there is no shortage of phenomenal fundraising efforts from those in our industry.  If you've been acting in the name of charity and would like to publicise what you're up to, we'd love to hear all about it. You can get in touch with... Source: Estate Agent...

Average house prices fall in all but one English region

Average property prices fell in all but one English region during March, according to the latest official UK House Price Index. Overall, the national average price fell by 0.2% between February and March - meaning the typical UK home is valued at £224,144. National annual growth remains steady at 4.2%, the index... Source: Estate Agent...

Cash trolleys, Porsches and pampering – buyers' desperate acts revealed

To demonstrate the lengths some buyers will go to make sure their offer is accepted, NAEA Propertymark has asked its agent members to share the most extravagant things they have seen buyers do over the years. One buyer is reported to have presented themselves on the doorstep of the seller to... Source: Estate Agent...

ZPG sale to US tech firm expected to complete next quarter

Zoopla Property Group (ZPG) has confirmed that it expects its sale to Silver Lake to complete in Q3 2018. As part of its half-year results, issued yesterday, ZPG said it expects the details of the Silver Lake offer to be made available today. There will also be a shareholder meeting on June... Source: Estate Agent...

Hunters opens Mid Wales office as it continues expanding west

National franchise agency Hunters has announced the opening of its latest branch in the Welsh town of Llandrindod Wells. The agency's third branch in Wales joins offices in Bridgend and Ogmore Vale, both opened in 2017. The Hunters Mid Wales branch is rebranding from Gwalia Properties - a brand which operated for... Source: Estate Agent...

'Perfect storm' for agents involved in retirement housing sales

The retirement housing sector has increased its market share considerably in the last two years, creating a 'perfect storm' for estate agents involved in the sale of these properties. This is according to property chain management tool View My Chain, which calculates that retirement housing sales have increased their market share... Source: Estate Agent...

Top agent continues media fightback and needs your heroic stories

Respected industry spokesperson Kristjan Byfield is continuing his fightback against the negative coverage of the agency industry in the mainstream press and he needs your help. Byfield is on the hunt for heroic stories of estate and letting agents going above and beyond the call of duty (for no fee) simply... Source: Estate Agent...

London vs the rest of the UK – first-time buyers spending double

Average first-time buyers in London spend double the amount paid by those across the rest of Britain. A typical London buyer now spends £420,132 on their first home, compared to an average of £210,515 across the rest of the country. The cost of a first-time buyer property in the capital has increased... Source: Estate Agent...

PropTech Today: Letting my flat – who won, tech or traditional?

Well last week was interesting. The column about my decision to put the property on with a letting agent went viral.  This was after my observations of my past experience at Foxtons and the tactics we used to find the right price for a property were picked up by a respected BBC... Source: Estate Agent...

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