Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

6th July 2020

Stamp Duty changes being considered by Sunak – but when?

Unnamed government sources quoted in many newspapers today suggest stamp duty reforms may be announced later this year. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is to unveil his latest Coronavirus recovery measures on Wednesday and some sources claim they will include a six month stamp duty holiday - other sources suggest that with estate agents... Source: Estate Agent...

Phil Spencer: How can agents help sellers overcome unsettled buyer market?

The property market has been reopen for almost eight weeks now and during that time demand from prospective buyers has soared. Rightmove recorded 10 of its busiest ever days for traffic between mid-May and mid-June, while Zoopla suggested demand was over 50% higher at the start of June when compared to... Source: Estate Agent...

Should ‘Master' bedroom be dropped from property descriptions?

The Black Lives Matter debate has reached the property industry with some agents dropping the term ‘Master bedroom’ from descriptions. The Times over the weekend reported London agent Peter Wetherell as having already dropped the use of the ‘master’ term, and saying: “These changes are being driven by political correctness and... Source: Estate Agent...

Top agencies shut branches as industry adapts to 'new normal'

There are various reports of estate agencies closing branches - or not reopening them after lockdown - as they reduce the size of their networks. Knight Frank has not reopened its Worcester office, telling Estate Agent Today: “Knight Frank has made the decision not to renew the lease on its Worcester... Source: Estate Agent...

London-based hub agency triples in size during lockdown

A London agency says it’s seen over 30 new agents join its hub franchise operation during the lockdown, taking the total to 50 - that’s three times the size it was early this year. Benjamin Stevens Estate Agency, based in north west London, launched in 2018 and has what it calls... Source: Estate Agent...

Property Jobs Today – latest movers into and across our industry

It’s a tough time for agents and our stories show a disturbingly high number of  branches closing - but there are good jobs news stories too. If you have people moving in to your business, please let us know by dropping an email to press@estateagenttoday.co.uk, and we’ll give your good news... Source: Estate Agent...

Congratulations! ESTAS 2020 winners celebrate ‘virtual’ victories

The industry’s first virtual awards event has taken place with hundreds of agents participating courtesy of YouTube. Winners of the prestigious ESTAS Customer Service Awards 2020 have been announced by Phil Spencer with over 1,500 agents and suppliers tuning in. ESTAS Group founder Simon Brown says: “There’s also never been a more... Source: Estate Agent...

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