Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

May 2020

Rightmove hits back at critics with highest-ever visitor numbers

Rightmove has enjoyed over six million visits to its portal in one day, for the first time ever. Three days ago - Wednesday May 27 - saw visits exceed six million in a day for the first time, which is up 18 per cent on the comparable day of 2019. Meanwhile the... Source: Estate Agent...

Chief exec quits top agency and training guru takes helm

The well-known chief executive of Fine & Country, David Lindley, is standing down. An announcement from the agency came late this morning and stated that as part of a new management structure David Lindley would be stepping down from his post “at the end of May” to “pursue other business interests.” A new chief... Source: Estate Agent...

Exclusive: Say No To Rightmove to offer 'options for agents'

The Say No To Rightmove campaign is to release a set of options for member agents to consider if the portal continues to offer no indication of a permanently reduced and reformed fee structure. There are now some 60 days remaining before Rightmove’s 75 per cent fee reduction offer expires -... Source: Estate Agent...

Agency jobs lost as company pulls out of direct sales in the UK

Cushman & Wakefield has pulled out of direct sales of homes in the UK. The firm has closed its UK new homes department as part of what it calls a comprehensive strategic review of its business. The move is not a direct consequence of the Coronavirus crisis but has been influenced by the... Source: Estate Agent...

What are your views on well-being and Corona recovery? New survey

A mystery group, believed to consist of high-level former agents and suppliers, is asking the industry for its feedback on current challenges and well-being issues. The industry is being asked for its views on current financial, skills and well-being challenges for agents in the light of the Coronavirus. A group of agents,... Source: Estate Agent...

Mortgage holiday could add £1,331 to a mortgage, owners warned

The financial services industry’s much-hyped mortgage holiday scheme, heavily endorsed by the government, could cost home owners hundreds of pounds in extra payments it is claimed. On average, homeowners looking for help with their mortgage payments have an outstanding loan of £136,000 according to research by personal finance website money.co.uk.  Taking a...

Agents Do Charity – singing it out for good causes

If it’s Friday it’s our regular round-up of fund-raising by and involving the property industry, and it’s remarkable how much is still going on despite the challenges we all face. If you’re fund-raising too, please get in touch - just email press@estateagenttoday.co.uk and we’ll do the rest. Now, on with this week’s... Source: Estate Agent...

Stamp Duty Holiday – Zoopla shows how it could help the housing market

Zoopla’s head of research says a stamp duty holiday could encourage more home owners to move which in turn could help fuel economic activity in other sectors. The argument comes from Grainne Gilmore in new research for EAT; this is the first of monthly pieces on issues relevant  to agents, produced by... Source: Estate Agent...

OnTheMarket’s new filter prioritises online viewing options

OnTheMarket has introduced a new filter that allows buyers to limit their searches to those properties with online viewing options. These can be either a virtual 3D tour of a property, or a video tour undertaken by an agent or owner and used as part of the agency listing. It says that... Source: Estate Agent...

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