Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

September 2020

One in eight sales in late summer achieved above asking price

Data from NAEA Propertymark shows that in August, some 13 per cent of properties sold for more than the original asking price – the highest proportion for almost five years. This is a big rise from eight per cent in July, and 10 per cent in June. In August, 53 per cent... Source: Estate Agent...

Brexit deal and vaccine vital for stable market – forecast

The first leading agency to make a 2021 forecast says the market should be stable next year - so long as there’s a trade deal with the EU and a speedy end to the pandemic.  “Assuming a trade deal is agreed with the EU and a vaccine becomes available in the... Source: Estate Agent...

Property Jobs Today – the latest movers and shakers for the industry

Hello and at the start of another working week, welcome to our regular jobs slot announcing who’s moving where within the industry. Please let us know your jobs news by emailing press@estateagenttoday.co.uk and you could be featuring here next time… - Let’s start with property consultancy Knight Frank which has announced James Cleland... Source: Estate Agent...

New Purplebricks non-exec director has 36 other company roles

Purplebricks has named a new non-executive director - and currently she has 36 other company directorships or partnerships to her name. Elona Mortimer-Zhika joins the Purplebricks board with immediate effect and has been named as the chair of the company’s audit committee, also with immediate effect.   A qualified chartered accountant, she... Source: Estate Agent...

Solve this NOW! Campaign to make cladding flats sell-able again

Survivors and bereaved family members from the Grenfell Tower fire have joined forces with residents trapped in allegedly dangerous flats in a new national campaign calling on government to lead an “urgent national effort” to solve the cladding crisis.  Six months after the government announced funds to remove dangerous cladding, the... Source: Estate Agent...

New PropTech product nurtures leads for agents – even as they sleep

A new PropTech product claims to help agents generate and nurture leads - even while they sleep. MovePal generates leads through Facebook ads, agents’ databases, portals and other sources, and then nurtures those leads to keep an agent and its brand at the front of the prospect’s mind. The new product - which... Source: Estate Agent...

Agents handling private treaty sales accused of being behind the times

A quick buy firm which typically purchases homes from sellers at below market levels has accused estate agents and the private treaty sales process of being “light years” behind. Yes Homebuyers says it takes an average of nine weeks between the point of listing your home for sale and accepting an... Source: Estate Agent...

Boomin to hold strictly confidential webinars in bid to woo agents

Boomin, the new portal being set up by the founders of Purplebricks, is holding a series of confidential webinars next week to woo agents.  The events, on September 29 and 30, are described as being a “confidential early preview” of what Boomin can do for agents and their businesses. Those agents who... Source: Estate Agent...

Agents, conveyancers and movers pledge greater sales transparency

The cross-sector group looking at reforming the sales process has agreed a new pledge which it says introduces greater transparency for consumers as well as industry sectors. The Home Buying and Selling Group - consisting of representatives from every activity within the transaction process - has been meeting for over two... Source: Estate Agent...

Storming Ahead – high end properties still flying off the shelves

Two reports this morning suggest that activity in the most expensive sectors of the housing market is doing as well as the frenzied mid- and lower-end sectors. Firstly a new survey by Rightmove shows that houses with an asking price of £1m or more are taking an average of 63 days... Source: Estate Agent...

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