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Purplebricks marketing chief quits after little more than a year

Purplebricks chief marketing officer Ben Carter is quitting the company; he was appointed late last year. Carter tweeted this afternoon: “Some personal news. It may have been short but it has been very sweet. I’m moving on from @PurplebricksUK at Xmas for a very exciting new role. Am very proud of... Source: Estate Agent...

Ban Referral Fees For Agents – petition demands government action

A petition is being started, urging the government to ban the payment of referral fees to estate agents. It’s reported to have been set up by a member of the ‘When Conveyancing Goes Rogue’ group on Facebook, and has been prompted by the long-running computer crisis at the Simplify Group, which... Source: Estate Agent...

Divorcing couples may be charged for valuations – agent

An agent is considering charging divorcing couples because so many ask for valuations merely to calculate how they will split the asset - without actually putting the home on the market with the agency involved. Andrew Simmonds of Parker’s estate agency in Backwell, Somerset, has given the local media a detailed... Source: Estate Agent...

Covid prompts well known industry trainer to suspend courses

Prominent industry trainer Adam Walker, who has seen around 150,000 people attend his courses over the past 33 years, is suspending his training for the indefinite future. “Since 1987, over 150,000 people have attended my training courses. I have enjoyed running them enormously and I have met some wonderful people along... Source: Estate Agent...

Independent agents’ trade group meets in person this week

The Federation of Independent Agents is to hold its third ‘in person’ conference - called FIACON - this coming Friday in Milton Keynes.  It’s the federation’s first conference since lockdown and will see some 160 delegates from the membership group in attendance, along with industry suppliers and keynote speakers.  FIA founder...

Christmas Agents – what’s behind door number 6 then?

Welcome to the new week - and we’re just 19 days from Christmas Day!  We continue our parade of photos and videos from agents with a lovely Advent Calendar and some brilliant windows courtesy of the Sheldon Bosley Knight agency in Kenilworth. Thanks so much to sales negotiator Rebecca Eaton for sending... Source: Estate Agent...

RAN conference – interviews with the movers and shakers

Angels Media was the official media sponsor of the highly successful Relocation Agent Network’s conference on Friday, with Angels chief executive Nat Daniels undertaking video interviews.  Here are two of the most informative interviews - Kerfuffle founder and managing director Simon Whale, and Tony Morris of Tony Morris International, a consultancy... Source: Estate Agent...

HMRC set to clampdown on stamp duty dodgers

HM Revenue & Customs is consulting on how it can clamp down on property professionals and buyers who allegedly try to game the current system. The consultation closes on February 22 next year, suggesting new policies could be introduced as early as next spring. It’s looking at two specific measures which HMRC... Source: Estate Agent...

Hotspot premiums likely to be blamed for pricing out locals

New data from Rightmove has analysed millions of supply, demand and pricing data points across the property market, to assess activity in coastal locations in 2021 compared with 2020. Bounemouth is this year’s most in-demand coastal location for people searching potential places to live, followed by Southampton and Brighton.  Average asking prices... Source: Estate Agent...

It’s back – the agency showing its most expensive houses

The agency that last year was showcased in the one-off Channel 4 show Britain's Most Expensive Houses is now to star in a four-episode series. Guy Bradshaw, managing director of UK Sotheby’s International Realty, says: “Following the success of the pilot show in December last year and the positive feedback from old... Source: Estate Agent...

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