Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

20th August 2019

Countrywide: "the rot has set in" but share price has jumped

A few details of a possible takeover or acquisition of Countrywide have started to emerge. The possibility was first floated in yesterday’s Daily Mail; now London’s Evening Standard newspaper has suggested that “US funds are circling again” over Countrywide. The troubled estate agency group, prior to its floatation on the Lon don... Source: Estate Agent...

Compulsory agents’ qualifications will help recruit better people

New compulsory qualifications for estate agents will not only offer more transparency for customers but will help recruit better staff into the industry. That’s the view of Anthony Hesse, managing director of the UK’s longest-established estate agency recruitment consultancy, Property Personnel. The recent report from the Regulation of Property Agents working group... Source:...

Knotty problem for agent as he cuts the ties that bind his staff

Some agents have probably already done this, but ties are a thing of the past at London estate agency James Pendleton. Founder Lee Pendleton has told his team that ties are no longer good for business, and dressing to impress is rather old-school.  To demonstrate the point that there’s no going back,... Source: Estate Agent...

Twitter, FB or Instagram: agents urged to boost social media performance

The Guild of Property Professionals is launching its second tour of 2019 with an added bonus - a free training session on social media.  Titled ‘More than just a social’, the roadshow is designed to help estate agents to pitch, protect and post like professionals.  “The importance of social media and using... Source: Estate Agent...

33 applicants for every home on sale in part of London says agent

A dramatic slump in the supply of homes being put on sale in London means that parts of the capital now have as many as 33 applicants for each available property. Chestertons says that across London as a whole, the supply of properties coming on to the market since the start... Source: Estate Agent...

Housing starts and completions still below pre-recession levels

A briefing note for MPs prepared from government statistics shows that housing starts and completions have increased from the lows observed in late 2008 and early 2009 but remain below the levels they were at before the recession of a decade ago. Citing figures from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and... Source: Estate Agent...

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