Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

14th September 2020

Corporates and onliners lose market share to local firms – claim

Independent agents are busier than they have ever been thanks to the post-lockdown surge but larger corporates are actually losing market share. That’s the view of The Guild of Property Professionals which says a larger number of vendors are choosing locally-based agencies.  Guild chief executive Iain McKenzie says his organisation’s members - all... Source:...

Disgraced agent pays £110,000 compensation but must pay more

A disgraced former estate agent has paid his victims around £110,000 but must pay another £5,000 or so in the immediate future if he is to abide by the terms of a £114,456 compensation order. Roger Darnton, who once ran his own agency in the town of Guisborough, was jailed in... Source: Estate Agent...

Property Jobs Today – the latest ins, outs, and moving abouts…

Hello and welcome to the new working week. Here’s the latest information on key hires across our industry: if you have similar news to share, just email press@estateagenttoday.co.uk and we’ll do the rest. So let’s start with Zoopla where the portal has beefed up its Product and Technology team. Jo Wickremasinghe joins Zoopla... Source: Estate Agent...

Portal sells stake to fund purchase of house price website

PropertyHeads, a portal which describes itself as the industry’s social network, has sold a three per cent stake partly to raise funds for an acquisition. It has snapped up the 17-year-old website OurPrices which will add 700,000 registered users to PropertyHead’s existing database. “OurProperty been at the forefront of housing market data... Source: Estate...

OnTheMarket signs big-name housebuilder to new homes channel

OnTheMarket has signed up one of the country’s biggest house builders, Taylor Wimpey. The builder - which has 24 offices and covers most of Britain - will be listing all its residential developments and properties for sale on the portal.  It was among the top three house builders last year for the number... Source: Estate Agent...

Agency networks to compete against each other for first time

A new customer service award category at The ESTAS will see agency networks competing against each other for the first time.  Networks including The Guild of Property Professionals, the Relocation Agency Network and The Federation of Independent Agents have already committed to taking part and ESTAS founder Simon Brown hopes others... Source: Estate Agent...

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