Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

2nd September 2021

Foxtons – “too aggressive and too nasty” admits former boss

The man who admits he was “the acceptable face of Foxtons” in its golden period says he finally left because it had “zero empathy”. Peter Rollings is now a veteran of the agency industry, a non-executive director at outsourcing viewing service Viewer and a non-exec at Irish agency Sherry FitzGerald. But he’s... Source: Estate Agent...

Agents overpaying for property leads, claims PropTech operator

A PropTech operator claims that agents currently pay around £250 per lead, averaging costs of different sources ranging from Google Ads to property listing aggregator sites. However, the operator insists it could cost an average of just £90 if the industry adopted available technology currently used chiefly in retail and recruitment. Call360,... Source: Estate Agent...

Who needs stamp duty holiday? Prices rise again in August

The first house price index for August suggests they rose 2.1 per cent in just a month - despite forecasts that the stamp duty holiday taper would slow the market. The Nationwide says the average house price in the UK now stands at £248,857 after the second largest month-on-month increase in 15... Source: Estate Agent...

Rich Pickings: Agency sells £100m of homes on one estate in 2021

Knight Frank has sold homes collectively valued at over £100m on just one exclusive estate so far this year alone.  The Wentworth Estate is a private area of 1,750 acres, first set up in the 1920s and a playground for wealthy Britons of a certain type - current owners are reported... Source: Estate Agent...

Business Rates: call to stop online firms being let off the hook

A plea has been made to the government to help small companies and stop letting online firms off the hook. The Federation of Small Businesses has written to ministers with its recommendations for change ahead of the government’s Autumn Statement expected in November.  In spring 2020 the government announced that estate and... Source: Estate Agent...

Prices to soar more than expected – despite stamp duty return

Scotland was the first UK nation to scrap the equivalent of its stamp duty holiday, yet already the official economic monitor for that country is predicting long-term house price rises far beyond original forecasts. The Scottish Fiscal Commission now says the average cost of buying a house in Scotland is predicted... Source: Estate Agent...

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