Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

November 2019

Revealed – agents who won some of the year’s most coveted awards

Congratulations from everyone at Estate Agent Today and Letting Agent Today to all those who triumphed at the Relocation Agent Network National Conference and Exhibition.  Aside from the conference, the day culminated in a black tie Awards Dinner hosted by the BBC’s Huw Edwards. The coveted Agent of the Year accolade was... Source: Estate Agent...

2020 around the corner: the first agents make their predictions

It’s only five weeks to the New Year and new decade and the first agents have started making predictions for the market in the next 12 months. Jackson-Stops says average UK house prices and transaction levels will remain relatively stable in 2020, with marginal price uplifts of around 1.5 per cent... Source: Estate Agent...

Is Facebook Marketplace the new Rightmove? asks top agent

A prominent regional agent says the industry owes it to vendors to try competing marketing outlets for property, and not to rely solely on portals - and he’s tipping Facebook Marketplace to eventually topple Rightmove from dominance. Sean Newman is chairman of Rugby-based Newman Property Experts and a partner of Fine... Source: Estate Agent...

Stamp duty hike for foreign buyers ‘contradicts Brexit claim’

Agents have reacted angrily to General Election proposals by all three main political parties to hike stamp duty for foreign buyers. The Conservatives want a three per cent surcharge on non-resident overseas buyers as individuals or companies; Labour wants a 20 per cent surcharge but on overseas company purchases only; and... Source: Estate Agent...

Cash no longer King? Proportion of cash buyers hits all-time low

A report from Countrywide says the proportion of homes in Great Britain bought with cash fell to a mere 28 per cent in the first six months of this year - the lowest level since records began in 2007.  The data, from Countrywide’s upmarket Hamptons International brand, says the this 28... Source: Estate Agent...

Property Jobs Today – all the latest movers and shakers…

Hello and welcome to the final Property Jobs Today for November - the festive month of December is just around the corner.  Even at this time of year, the jobs news keeps coming thick and fast: if you have any, please email us on press@estateagenttoday.co.uk and we’ll let the industry know.... Source: Estate Agent...

London agency welcomes market pick-up but says uncertainty rules

Winkworth says the central London market has picked up from its lows of a year or more ago, but warns that the uncertainty of the General Election and Brexit could still “dramatically change the situation.” In its latest market snapshot the agency says that since the price corrections of 2017, both... Source: Estate Agent...

Agents – what do YOU want to know about the portals?

Problems with relationships are usually helped, if not always resolved, by people asking straight questions and getting straight answers. That’s what we want to help achieve between the three top portals and estate agents. Currently the relationship is more than a little strained, mostly over ever-increasing fees and over whether all agents... Source: Estate Agent...

Stamp Duty Reform: have the Conservatives got cold feet?

Pressure is building on the Conservative party to honour its previous commitment to reform stamp duty for British buyers and sellers should it win next month’s General Election. Some months ago Boris Johnson said during his Tory leadership campaign that he would consider raising the stamp duty threshold from £125,000 to... Source: Estate Agent...

Rightmove names digital consumer entrepreneur as new chairman

Rightmove has this morning named Andrew Fisher as its non-executive chairman, stepping into the role on January 1.  He succeed Scott Forbes, who retires on December 31 after more than 14 years as Rightmove’s chairman. Fisher was previously chief executive and executive chairman of Shazam, where he was described as being instrumental... Source: Estate Agent...

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