Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

3rd August 2020

Purplebricks delays changes to fees structure until the autumn

    Purplebricks says changes to its fees structure - possibly becoming less reliant on controversial upfront charges - has been delayed until the autumn. A statement to shareholders this morning says: “We have a business model that is based on value. It's unrivalled in the marketplace and offers consumers the opportunity to... Source: Estate Agent...

Phil Spencer: agents can capitalise on an improving public image

Agents have long been the victim of a poor public reputation, from scoring highly in most disliked profession polls to being the subject of scathing comments when people move home. The industry is not out the woods yet, but it can certainly be argued that sound progress has been made in... Source: Estate Agent...

Redundancies at OnTheMarket ‘under consideration’ admits portal

OnTheMarket has confirmed it is “considering” making redundancies - the second of the large portals to be in this position. Rumours have been swirling around the industry for some weeks about jobs going at OTM which is still officially hunting for a permanent chief executive following the sacking of Ian Springett some months... Source: Estate Agent...

New exec charged with making agency UK’s ‘largest premium brand’

A new director has been appointed at Fine & Country charged with achieving the corporate goal of “becoming the largest premium estate agency in the UK.” Jonathan Handford - described by the company as “an experienced international speaker, coach, trainer and estate agent” - its currently managing director of the brand’s... Source: Estate Agent...

Now prices are going UP again, says latest Nationwide index

The Nationwide says annual house price growth has recovered to 1.5 per cent. Its July house price index says the fall in house prices seen in June has been sharply reversed with average prices up 1.7 per cent over the month, mostly thanks to suppressed demand and the stamp duty holiday... Source: Estate Agent...

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