Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

9th January 2020

Rightmove ‘vulnerable’ because of its bad relationship with agents – claim

There’s a warning today that Rightmove could be vulnerable to losing its number one portal status because it has such a poor relationship with agents. In a video interview, outspoken industry commentator Russell Quirk says that Rightmove currently carries an attitude of being untouchable, having seen off Zoopla for many years... Source: Estate Agent...

Emoov online review row deepens as CMA probes wider problem

There have been two developments on the controversial subject of online reviews. One concerns the online agency Emoov, which three months ago was said by the Advertising Standards Authority to have agreed to remove large numbers of reviews which related to the previous ownership of the agency.  Estate agency analyst Andrew Stanton... Source: Estate Agent...

Boris Bounce Begins?: bumper house price rise reported by the Halifax

House prices rose 4.0 per cent in 2019 according to Britain’s biggest mortgage lender Halifax, as a December bounce - some of it recorded after the General Election - saw the average property value jump £4,000. Halifax’s figures are based on the lender’s own mortgage approvals and have been subject to... Source: Estate Agent...

Dragons Den duo offer agents free trial of comms info

Agents are being offered a two week free trial of a service giving mobile telephone signal strength information and broadband connectivity information for any address in the UK. The trial is offered by rightsignal, a company set up by veteran telecoms entrepreneurs Paul Doyle and Martyn Gould who featured on BBC2’s... Source: Estate Agent...

Second Home numbers take a hit because of stamp duty

Government figures suggest that the number of second homes in the UK has dropped two per cent in the eight year period from 2010 to 2018. The analysis of official data, undertaken by Swinton Insurance, shows particular drops in Scotland (down 34 per cent) and the West Midlands (down 25 per... Source: Estate Agent...

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