Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

28th June 2018

Yopa and Emoov slugging it out to be second to Purplebricks – analyst

A leading digital analyst says online agency Yopa has doubled its listings this year and is fighting the merged Emoov-Tepilo operation to be number two to Purplebricks. “One can imagine that the business is spending big to acquire new customers, so it is unlikely to be sustainable or profitable. But it... Source: Estate Agent...

'We want talented mums as agents' says agency on recruitment drive

The UK arm of the US-based estate agency Keller Williams says it is making a specific bid to recruit more women and men with childcare responsibilities. In an interview with Estate Agent Today, KW’s managing director in the UK - former Countrywide senior manager Ben Taylor - says his new company’s... Source: Estate Agent...

Dressing a home boosts sale price up to six per cent, say agents

The vast majority of estate agents say dressing a property for sale improves its chances of a sale by leaving a better impression on prospective purchasers viewing it. It’s been widely recognised that ‘home staging’ - dressing a property left empty by a vendor - improves the chances for sale. Now a... Source: Estate Agent...

Chestertons shuffles top team – and appears to scrap CEO role

Chestertons has announced two changes to its management team in order to, in its own words, “help lead the business into the next exciting stage of its development.”  Former chief executive Allan Collins has stepped into the role of deputy chairman of Chesterton Global and Guy Gittins, previously head of sales,... Source: Estate Agent...

More downbeat market news – price growth at five year low

House prices rose at their slowest annual rate in five years in June according to the latest indicator of this summer’s challenging housing market.  The latest Nationwide index says annual prices increased by 2.0 per cent in the year to June, down from the 2.4 per cent reported in May. For June... Source: Estate Agent...

Latest Prime Central London property trend – buy a wreck and do it up

Wary buyers reluctant to risk buying a premium-priced property in the volatile prime central London market are adopting a perhaps-surprising tactic - they’re looking for doer-uppers.  The highly-regarded buying agency, Black Brick says the wealthy individuals who are the bread-and-butter of the PCL market are currently reluctant to pay the going... Source: Estate Agent...

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