Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

22nd May 2018

'Business as usual' for Humberts following sale to luxury holiday firm

It will be 'business as usual' for Humberts following the announcement of its sale to Natural Retreats, says the agency's new owner. Matt Spence, chief executive of Natural Retreats, says his organisation aims to keep Humberts 'at the heart of the community across the UK'. Yesterday, Estate Agent Today revealed that Natural... Source: Estate Agent...

Which hybrid agents and PropTech firms made the top 100 startups list?

Two online agents and a number of PropTech companies have been named in startups.co.uk's Startups 100 index. Coming in at number 64 is hybrid letting agency Home Made, which claims to offer a premium high-end service 'without the sky-high fees'. The agency - which currently only operates in London and was founded... Source: Estate Agent...

GDPR Weekly: Granular and delineated databases explained

Coming into force on May 25, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - which replaces the Data Protection Act 1998 - is something which all businesses are expected to comply with. With just a few days until the new system is formally introduced, agents will have been working hard to prepare for... Source: Estate Agent...

Conveyancers counter claim of a stagnant housing market

Despite numerous reports of a 'stagnant market' and predictions of a 'housing bust', conveyancers have 'bounced back after a disappointing end to 2017'. This is according to Search Acumen's latest Conveyancing Market Tracker. The quarterly research shows that the average conveyancer's caseload increased by 12% in Q1 2018 when compared with the... Source:...

Sellers cash in as buyers are increasingly willing to pay above asking price

Property sellers in Scotland are profiting from buyers' willingness to pay above asking price for a home.  This is according to portal s1homes.com, which reports that the average Scottish property sold for 5% above its asking price during Q1 2018.  This equates to a boost of up to £9,000 for the typical... Source: Estate Agent...

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