Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

4th January 2021

Tier 5 Lockdown – will housing market remain open?

The government is considering stricter tier structures for the coming weeks as the number of Coronavirus infections continues to rise. There is concern amongst some agents that a new tier 5 - being considered by the Westminster government - or even a beefed up tier 4 could see agencies, property viewings... Source: Estate Agent...

Brexit could be good for house prices predicts top market commentator

Anthony Codling, the City analyst who made his name as a scourge of Purplebricks, says Brexit may be good news for the housing market and house prices. In a blog on the website of his PropTech service Twindig, Codling says an analysis of house prices since 2015 - the year before the EU... Source: Estate Agent...

Connells reveals its plan for Countrywide branches and staff

Connells has revealed that it’s to keep the existing Countrywide branch structure and staff headcount when the acquisition process is completed next month. However, uncertainty exists over the future of Countrywide’s HQ in Milton Keynes, and three areas of back-office duplication have been identified where savings could be made by increased... Source: Estate Agent...

Phil Spencer: What challenges lie ahead as 2021 gets underway?

Following a turbulent 2020 in which the property market and the professionals working within it excelled in the face of unprecedented upheaval, we now enter 2021 with the optimism that only a new year can bring. The start of each year represents a good time to look ahead at the calendar... Source: Estate Agent...

Agency launches new business models to attract agents hit by Covid

An estate agency group has launched new franchise business models to help those in the industry impacted by Covid-19. Century 21 UK claims up to 28 per cent of those working in agencies were furloughed in 2020, with some corporates announcing redundancy consultations in the last few months of the year. One... Source: Estate Agent...

High profile agent opens up on his mental illness issue

One of the country’s most experienced estate agents has spoken out about mental illness in the industry and his own condition of depression.  Jim Harris - the former Purplebricks director who is now managing director of Sean Newman’s 16-branch Fine & Country franchise - has talked openly of the image of... Source: Estate Agent...

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