Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

13th January 2020

The Property Ombudsman to quit role in November

The Property Ombudsman role is being advertised. The current Ombudsman, Katrine Sporle, is giving up the role in November after five years in the post. The closing date for applicants is February 18; the successful candidate will probably coincide with the introduction of agency training, reservation agreements and other reforms currently under consideration... Source: Estate Agent...

Shock data shows UK agents amongst the worst paid in the world

UK estate agents are amongst the worst paid in any country in the world according to new data. Digital marketing firm Yell Business has analysed the real estate jobs in 25 countries and found the UK to be ranked 24th with an average salary of £19,843. Agents in Saudi Arabia came out... Source: Estate Agent...

20 agents recruited by Hub-style agency even before official launch

A new branch of Keller Williams UK - operating from a so-called market centre office rather than a traditional shopfront branch - says it’s recruited 20 agents even before its official launch. The Essex operation, known as Keller Williams Plus, was formally launched at the start of the weekend but its... Source: Estate Agent...

Guilty: online agent awaits sentence after stealing thousands

An online estate agent is awaiting sentence after being found guilty of a £5,000 fraud  Claire Ainsworth, who worked for the agency at Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire, has been found guilty of telling the seller of the property one price and the buyer another price - Ainsworth kept the difference, which was... Source: Estate Agent...

Property Jobs Today – New Year, New Job Moves…

Hello and welcome to the first PJT of 2020 - a new decade and, for many, a time of new opportunities. We’re always keen to share the news of people switching posts with the rest of the industry, so please email us on press@estateagenttoday.co.uk if you have new movers and shakers in... Source: Estate Agent...

Market recovery – three promising signs indicated by agents

Three signs emerged over the weekend suggesting that the market may be shaping up well for 2020. Firstly a new survey by the National Association of Estate Agents reported that some 28 per cent of members expect house prices to fall in 2020, - leaving 72 per cent who did not. This... Source: Estate Agent...

Londoners quit the capital earlier to afford a home elsewhere

There’s been a long-term trend of growing numbers of Londoners quitting the capital to afford a home elsewhere - and typically the leavers are now younger than ever before. Data from Countrywide’s upmarket Hamptons International brand shows that Londoners left the capital and purchased 73,000 homes elsewhere in 2019 - far higher... Source: Estate Agent...

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