Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

22nd March 2017

Doesn't anyone want to be an estate agent these days?

The number of residential sales vacancies registered with one industry personnel firm in the first quarter of 2017 has more than doubled compared to the same period last year. “It’s a really strange market out there in estate agency but the lack of available recruits is a defining factor” claims Property... Source: Estate Agent...

Expansions and acquisitions unveiled by franchise agencies

Hunters has boosted its office network over the 200 mark through the acquisition of Besley Hill, one of the longest established networks in the west of England.  Besley Hill dates back to the 1970s and has 15 branches throughout four counties in the region with offices in Stroud, Bedminster, Easton and... Source: Estate Agent...

PropTech Today: Goodlord and Nested raise funding for second time

In a week that I am recovering from the exuberance of MIPIM (I didn't want to focus on it in this column but you can read all about it here; PropTech at MIPIM),  there are two big pieces of fundraising news that I’d like to talk about. Goodlord has raised £7.2m,... Source: Estate Agent...

Savills reports 'resilient' UK home sales despite Brexit jitters

Savills has revealed relatively strong figures for 2016 in its report to the City this morning, with group revenue up 13 per cent, pre-tax profit up one per cent, and “improved performance” for its residential activities.   Savills has highly diverse activities, operating around the world as well as in the UK... Source: Estate Agent...

Zoopla claims brand dominance over Rightmove is growing

New research conducted for ZPG claims that Zoopla’s ‘national spontaneous brand awareness’ is at an all-time high - with the gap over Rightmove at its biggest level ever.  The research, conducted by Harris Interactive questioning 1,043 adults across the UK last month, shows that when consumers were are asked which property... Source: Estate Agent...

Competition and Markets Authority to review new-build warranties

The Competition and Markets Authority is to review the operation of new home structural warranties issued by the National House Building Council. Around 1.6m homes in the UK have the warranties - around 80 per cent of the new homes built in recent years. The undertakings surrounding the warranties were given in... Source: Estate Agent...

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