Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

17th November 2020

Online agents and bucketshop conveyancers ‘causing transaction delays’

One of the country’s top buying agents is advising purchasers and vendors to avoid online agencies and 'bucketshop' conveyancers. Edward Heaton - founder and managing partner of buying agency Heaton & Partners - says onliners are one major reason why many transactions fall through.  “In my opinion online estate agents who charge up...

Tragedy as estate agent, 36, found to have taken his own life

A young estate agent who set up his own online auction service took his own life after a long period suffering from depression. An inquest has heard that Charlie Lancaster, 36, started auction firm MyBid4It in 2018, having previously worked for Lancaster Simms, an agency in York. He was found dead at... Source: Estate Agent...

Buyer Information Packs give agents an edge over fall-throughs – claim

Estate agents can stand out from the crowd and help consumers through lockdown by providing a more secure sales process, a leading PropTech supplier suggests. Gazeal, a digital platform which provides Buyer Information Packs and reservation agreements, says the Coronavirus crisis has worsened the problems of fall throughs, deteriorating further during... Source: Estate Agent...

Boomin still booming: another 10 agency sign-ups

The soon-to-launch portal Boomin - set up by the people who founded Purplebricks- has signed another 10 independent agents. They are all London or regional operators and this is the fifth tranche of 10 agencies named as founder members of the portal. They are Robinson Jackson; Hunter French; Bonners & Babingtons; Maslen; Peter... Source: Estate Agent...

Agency chief claims self-employed model led to record month

A regional wing of Fine & Country has reported a record month - and puts it down to the self-employed ‘associate’ business model which the agency operates. Fine & Country Midlands celebrated a record month in October with 59 exchanges at an average price of £914,105.  Spread over 16 locations, Fine & Country...

Management buyout for long-established regional agency chain

A five-branch agency in the westcountry is the subject of a management buy out by two directors. Westcoast Properties - with branches in Weston-Super-Mare, Burnham-on-Sea, Portishead, Nailsea and the Patchway area of Bristol - was founded 25 years ago. The new owners are Nicholas Webber and Lindsay Pickles. Webber started his agency career... Source: Estate Agent...

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