Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

21st October 2020

Lockdown Plea: Let agents work in offices, not at home

One of the industry's senior agency leaders says it would be a mistake for agents to be stopped from working in offices if there is another full-scale lockdown in England. Jeff Doble is chairman of Dexters, the London agency with some 1,500 staff in 70 offices across the capital: it has... Source: Estate Agent...

Boomin names another 10 founding member independent agencies

Boomin, the still-to-launch portal created by the founders of Purplebricks, has named another 10 founding member agencies. Like the initial 10 they are independent chains, albeit many of them more regionally-based than the high profile companies named last week. The latest 10 are Bidmead Cook, Balgores, Cooper & Tanner, Henry Adams, Jacob... Source: Estate Agent...

PropTech Today: ‘Don't blame us, we are not the problem – you are’

I had a wry smile when I read the article on Monday from the conveyancers complaining about people getting off their backs. It was quite fun. The comments were also interesting. There is a serious disconnect between both sides and it is not going to resolve itself. Each side is blaming... Source: Estate Agent...

Only 10 days left to beat stamp duty holiday deadline – claim

Delays across the house buying sector mean those wanting to benefit from the stamp duty holiday need to begin the buying and selling process by November 1. That’s the advice of the Legal & General Mortgage Club, which has tracked delays occurring because of the high transaction volumes in recent months.  L&GMC says in the... Source:...

Working From Home – what buyers want, and where they want to be

Agents in some parts of the country may be able to make use of data from utilities comparison service uSwitch, which has drawn up working-from-home information for buyers. Its remote working index taps into the trend of some people seeking to move from major cities to other locations where they may... Source: Estate Agent...

Modern Method of Auction: market leader claims record month

Online auction service Iamsold secured £52.7m in total for vendors in September, an increase of 16 per cent on the same period last year. During the month, 350 properties were sold via MMA and 3,563 bids were made – the highest number of monthly bids so far this year.  There was also a nine... Source: Estate Agent...

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