Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

3rd September 2021

PropTech survey claims agents lack expertise and local knowledge

A small survey commissioned by a PropTech firm appears to show that a majority of respondents believe estate agents lack expertise and local know-how. The study involved only 500 respondents, only two thirds of which had even used an estate agent in the past three years. Perhaps one consolation for criticised estate... Source: Estate Agent...

Ex-Countrywide director become agency chief executive

The former group marketing director at Countrywide has been appointed as global chief executive of Fine & Country. Simon Leadbetter has also been the global head of marketing, communications and digital for Knight Frank LLP, as well as chief marketing officer of Keller Williams UK.  His appointment to Fine & Country -... Source: Estate Agent...

Blockchain network Coadjute announces new partnerships

Blockchain network Coadjute has announced new partnerships with software firms. Coadjute launched in July and claims it will halve the time it takes to move home by giving all parties involved in a transaction a synchronised view of the deal as it progresses.  It’s already partnered with several property and legal platforms... Source: Estate Agent...

Agency to expand under former Business Woman of the Year

A regional estate agency is planning an expansion programme after undergoing a management buyout by a former Business Woman of the Year. Results Estate Agents of Rothwell, Northamptonshire, has been bought by Anita Lovell - a leading figure in its previous management team.  Prior to entering agency, Lovell previously worked for a... Source: Estate Agent...

Named And Shamed – Councils with slowest search responses 

Homebuyers are suffering huge delays in receiving responses to their search requests to council according to a study of local authorities. Consumer website Compare My Move submitted Freedom of Information requests to over 400 councils to check how long their local land search responses take. Some 230 failed to even respond... Source: Estate Agent...

Agents Do Charity – good causes galore, thanks to our industry’s efforts

The Karma Club: An industry partner has celebrated its second birthday by reaching a landmark of more than £15,000 donated to good causes. The Estate Agent Content Club’s charitable arm The Karma Club match funds its members’ donations up to £100 – meaning charities and community groups get double the amount. Founder... Source: Estate Agent...

£100m price tag as London agency chain put up for sale

Chestertons, the London high-end estate agency chain, is reported to be looking for a buyer. Sky News says it’s hired Deloitte, the professional services firm, to handle an auction of the business; the price tag is likely to be circa £100m. The business is owned by an investment vehicle of Salah Mussa,... Source: Estate Agent...

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