Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

13th April 2021

Ex-Virgin chief to chair Boomin as portal seeks £25m – report

Sky News is reporting that new portal Boomin is to announce the former chief executive of Sir Richard Branson’s business empire as its chairman. Stephen Murphy, who spent 17 years at the Virgin Group, is to be officially named in the role later today. Sky News says: “His appointment comes as Mr... Source: Estate Agent...

Zoopla founder has new idea to disrupt how agents buy and sell

The founder of Zoopla has returned to the property market with a new proposal to disrupt how agents buy and sell homes. Alex Chesterman has now made three seven-figure investments in Thirdfort, which describes itself as a 'digital onboarding platform.' FCA regulated Thirdfort is a web and mobile app that combines PropTech elements Open... Source: Estate Agent...

Revealed – staff turnover rates at leading estate agencies

One of the industry’s leading consultants has calculated staff turnover rates at the country’s leading estate agencies. Christopher Watkin, the consultant who is well known for his video interviews with leading industry figures as well as his primary work helping letting agents win more business, has compiled the league table of turnover... Source: Estate Agent...

Will Facebook act after agency is victim of “vile” Prince Philip slur?

An estate agency has apologised after a bogus employee posted offensive comments about Prince Philip on a newly-created fake Facebook account. This is not the first attack on the samer agency via fake Facebook activity; it comes just a day after we reported that the Competition and Markets Authority had pushed Facebook into... Source: Estate Agent...

More agencies back government Kickstart scheme

Another property company has announced its participation in the Kickstart scheme. The initiative is aimed at young people aged 16 to 24 currently are receiving Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. The government will pay their basic salary for 25 hours a week, augmented by an employer.  Leeds-based property investment... Source: Estate Agent...

Stamp Duty Holiday has only limited impact on housing market – claim

A leading agency claims the stamp duty holiday has actually had a minimal impact in the mainstream market, despite many suggestions to the contrary. Using OnTheMarket data, Knight Frank says that last month - March - there was a 30 per cent rise in the number of properties going under offer... Source: Estate Agent...

One in three sales fall through as market returns to near normal

One in three property sales in England and Wales fell through before completion in the first quarter of 2021. The 32 per cent fall through figure comes from Quick Move Now, a quick sale company. The figure is 15 per cent higher than the fall-through rate in the last quarter of 2020,... Source: Estate Agent...

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