Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

15th April 2021

Zoopla takes on Rightmove with new look, features and functionality

Zoopla has unveiled a subtle rebranding plus new features and functionality - and says it wants to be number one, not number two to Rightmove. The portal says these are its biggest changes since its launch 14 years ago, and are accompanied by the claim that it “strives to become the... Source: Estate Agent...

Adrian Gill – talking agency consolidation, PropTech, retail and Boomin

This time out, I speak to one of the industry’s biggest-hitters. Adrian Gill may have retired from frontline agency, having had a long and distinguished career in various director roles at Connells, LSL Property Services and Leaders Romans, but he still has an interest and involvement in the property industry. He... Source: Estate Agent...

Foxtons Fat Cats: Has the company been milking the taxpayer?

Foxtons is facing another shareholder revolt over the bonus being given to its chief executive despite taking £7m in state Covid support. The BBC reports that Foxtons plans to hand CEO Nic Budden a bonus of £389,000.  Budden's total pay package grew to £1.6m in 2020 compared to £1.25m in the previous... Source: Estate Agent...

Online agency pledges to give most profit back to local community

An online agency that already operates in the lettings field is spreading into sales - and pledges to give most of its profits back to the local community. Stockport-based Three Sixty is expanding to include a sales division operating across Greater Manchester. It’s offering vendors what it calls “an introductory home-selling service” at... Source: Estate Agent...

Index puts average house price growth at almost 10% per year

One housing market index suggests that average house prices in England and Wales have risen by 9.8 per cent in the past year - comfortably higher than other recent indices. The latest e.surv Acadata House Price Index says the average price of a house in England and Wales now stands at... Source: Estate Agent...

London looking up at last, say Foxtons and Chestertons

Foxtons has reassured investors that 2021 has started well and the agency is on the road to recovery after the Coronavirus and London sales market woe.  The agency has reported a 24 per cent rise in revenue to £28.5m for the first quarter of 2021.  There’s been a 60 per cent growth... Source: Estate Agent...

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