Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

20th November 2020

Conveyancer attacks “outdated” and “age old processes”

The director of a conveyancing technology company has hit out at what he calls “an over-reliance on outdated processes” and “age-old search delays” for hold-ups in processing transactions in the housing market. Andy Sommerville, director of Search Acumen, says the now well-publicised combination of pent up demand from the spring lockdown... Source: Estate Agent...

Countrywide opens a new branch after 50 closures this year

Countrywide, which is thought to have closed over a fifth of its branches in recent years, has opened a new office in London. It’s been widely publicised throughout the industry - but without detailed comment from the company itself - that some 50-plus Countrywide branches have closed this year alone. It’s... Source: Estate Agent...

Reapit names IT supremo as its new chief executive

Reapit has named Mark Armstrong as the new chief executive officer, the post occupied by the high profile and popular Gary Barker until July. Armstrong brings over 30 years of experience in the enterprise IT industry to Reapit, the property software provider of CRM and property management solutions. A statement yesterday evening... Source: Estate Agent...

Ewe interested? Hybrid aims to double in size by late 2022

High profile franchise hybrid agency EweMove has announced ambitious plans to double agent numbers within two years. The firm - which has out-performed its traditional sister companies within The Property Franchise Group so far this year - wants to go from 120 to 180 exclusive territories by late 2021 and to double... Source: Estate Agent...

Transaction volumes edging higher than 2019 despite Covid

Transactions appear to be edging higher than in 2019 for the first time this year - despite lockdowns and concerns caused by Coronavirus. Comparison site GetAgent says transaction volumes across the whole of the UK were just 0.7 per cent lower in September 2020 than at the same month last year;... Source: Estate Agent...

Agents Do Charity – and an early mention of …. Christmas

Hello and welcome to the end of the week - Friday means charity day, with an update on our industry’s latest fund-raising exploits. We have a first mention of Christmas this week, so if your office, branch or even an individual might be doing special festive fund-raising, please let us know... Source: Estate Agent...

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