Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

1st July 2020

Code of Practice for Estate Agents set to change industry forever

A new estate agency Code of Practice is to be written by a group set up by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and The Property Ombudsman. It will be led by a Labour peer and should produce the code by the end of this year. The steering group - which also includes... Source: Estate Agent...

Homesearch portal launches with two-week feedback period for agents

Homesearch, the long-awaited new free-to-list portal, launches today with a string of testimonials from supportive estate agents. The new portal announced at the end of last week that it had secured over 10,000 agents signing up, although it has made it clear that not all of their listings will be visible... Source: Estate Agent...

PropTech Today: another attempt at solving a problem that doesn't exist?

"New property website launches. Not immediately sure what it does differently, what its USP is or who will use it, but good luck to those behind it.” So started the Twitter thread that I read with interest on Monday evening from the often outspoken Henry Pryor. One of the Twitter responses... Source: Estate Agent...

Leicester lockdown is warning to agents to abide by ‘new normal’

The return of non-essential businesses to lockdown in Leicester as a result of a localised spike in Coronavirus cases is a reminder to agents to follow new guidelines rigidly, says The Guild of Property Professionals. Compliance officer Paul Offley says that - even apart from health considerations - agents elsewhere who... Source: Estate Agent...

New-build market bouncing back quicker than second-hand market

Buyer demand for new-build property has bounced back 66 per cent in the six weeks since the resumption of the housing market according to research from Zoopla.  The portal says this recovery is a continuation of the upsurge in demand recorded at the start of 2020 - following the December General... Source: Estate Agent...

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