Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

November 2018

12-branch independent signs with OnTheMarket as portal returns to court

East Midlands estate and lettings agency Jackson Grundy has signed up to OnTheMarket. The firm, with its Northampton headquarters, has 10 sales offices and two lettings branches.  The agency’s managing director David Jackson says: “In light of frequent and significant price rises from one portal, and a question mark over the future... Source: Estate Agent...

Brexit Shambles: No Deal impact on house prices to take centre stage

Newspapers are reporting that Brexit’s impact on house prices - especially if there is No Deal - are likely to take centre stage in the next 48 hours. The London Evening Standard, edited by former Chancellor George Osborne, quotes unnamed senior ministers urging the government to be more ”forthcoming” about what... Source: Estate Agent...

"Sellers take a reality check" says agent after lending rises

Mainstream bank lending for house purchases grew by 3.6 per cent in October compared to the same month last year. However the figures, from umbrella mortgage body UK Finance, also reveals that remortgaging approvals fell by a huge 13.5 per cent, meaning total mortgage approvals actually fell 4.1 per cent. The number... Source: Estate Agent...

OnTheMarket will be self-funding if 'free' agents start paying

OnTheMarket chief executive Ian Springett has told an agents’ conference of the strategy for his service - including a prediction that if current ‘free’ users started paying, then the portal would be self-funding. Addressing the Relocation Agent Network conference on Friday Springett displayed a slide giving the relative agency membership of... Source: Estate Agent...

'Co-Marketing' – two more agencies agree to list properties jointly

A sales and lettings agency specialising in waterside property along the Thames is linking up with a larger business to co-market homes on sale. Waterview, which has been in business for 25 years, says it is in “an exclusive partnership” with London chain Dexters for ”co-marketing properties for sale and rental.” The... Source: Estate Agent...

Controversial online auction firm generated £10.6m in fees for agents

The debate about online auction charges levied on buyers continues this morning with the release of figures showing that one company alone generated over £10m in fees for agents in the 12 months to the end of October. Some estate agents have been voicing concern for over the shift of these... Source: Estate Agent...

Congratulations – we reveal the Agents Giving Ball tickets winner!

It’s a great start to the week for Wesley Carney, a lettings negotiator at the wonderful Breckon & Breckon agency in Oxfordshire. Wesley is the lucky winner, drawn at random on Friday afternoon, of two tickets to the December 7 Agents Giving Christmas Charity Ball in London. He’s a very worthy winner... Source: Estate Agent...

Property Jobs Today – the latest industry movers and shakers

Hello and welcome to the latest Property Jobs Today - the last one in November. Career moves tend to slow this time of year but we’d be delighted to carry reports of your new jobs and activities: just email press@estateagenttoday.co.uk. Thanks! We begin this week with Jonny Miller who joins London agency... Source: Estate Agent...

Digital searches: Blackpool rocks as it becomes fourth location to go live

The town of Blackpool has become the fourth part of the UK to switch from council Local Land Charges to digital searches handled by HM Land Registry. Warwick, Liverpool and the City of London areas have already made the switch.  In the next few months a total of 26 local authority areas... Source: Estate Agent...

Deal or no deal – how could Brexit affect the property market?

A no-deal Brexit The biggest impact of a no-deal Brexit in relation to housing is a potential fall in house prices - the Bank of England has warned that it could lead to a fall of up to 35%, although this is a worst-case scenario. As a result of a fall, many... Source: Estate Agent...

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