Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

10th May 2021

Rightmove Data Security change in new bid to deter fraudsters

Rightmove is to roll-out two-factor authentication within Rightmove Plus to try to protect agents against attempts by fraudsters to steal leads and upload fake properties under their brand name. Rightmove will be contacting agents in advance before introducing the new feature for their branches, and the roll-out will be starting with independent... Source: Estate Agent...

Phil Spencer: agents should make their own website stand out from the crowd

Changes to the way the property market operates over the last year - with increased flexibility and remote interactions - has placed an even greater value on having a high-performing website. Throw in to the mix that there is a growing number of property portals competing for consumers' attention - some... Source: Estate Agent...

Boomin enjoying strongest start of any portal says Michael Bruce

Boomin founder Michael Bruce says his new site has enjoyed a stronger start than any other portal in terms of visits, viewings, traffic and engagement. Some 600 agency branches have been added to the 5,000 signed up prior to the early April launch and “thousands” of valuation bookings have been arranged, with... Source: Estate Agent...

New Labour shadow housing minister revealed

Labour’s new housing spokesperson is the experienced MP Lucy Powell, who until the weekend was shadow business and consumer affairs minister.  She replaces Thangam Debbonaire, who has been moved to become shadow Leader of the House of Commons.  The low profile Steve Reed, MP for Croydon North, will remain as Shadow Secretary of State... Source: Estate...

Self-Employed Surge – agency has 100 new applicants since January

A company which was once an early adopter of using a central resource for self-employed agents working under its name, says it’s had 100 applicants so far this year. “Our most recent cohort range from ex-branch managers to global marketing executives, who want to run their own estate agency with our... Source: Estate Agent...

Prices up 10% a year? It could happen next month says agency chief

A market analysis by Fine & Country suggests that annual house price inflation could hit 10 per cent next month. Nicky Stevenson, managing director of Fine & Country UK, says it’s been well documented through various house price indices that the housing market is soaring.  Property consultancy TwentyCi says sales across the... Source: Estate Agent...

Prime London market shows sign of returning at last

The latest Coutts Prime Property Index has revealed that activity in this sector of the market - based mostly in London - continued to rise in Q1, despite lockdown.  The wealth manager and private bank points towards a number of contributing factors, including the impact of the original stamp duty holiday... Source: Estate Agent...

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