Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

6th September 2021

Twenty new High Street branches announced by leading agency

Jackson-Stops, which currently has 42 branches across the UK, has revealed it’s going to have another 20 by the end of 2023. The agency’s unique structure is described by the firm itself as “an exclusive group comprising 26 members and over 40 offices” covering sales, lettings, land, new homes and commercial... Source: Estate Agent...

Phil Spencer – Why agents MUST get their communications right

Day in, day out, I see how good estate agents really are.  Whether it’s in my day job on Location, Location, Location or presenting awards at the ESTAs or hosting events for Agents Giving, I see examples of this industry at its best.  Yet there’s one area where agents do often get... Source: Estate Agent...

Leaders Romans Group may go on sale for £400m – report

There is a report that the private equity owner of Leaders Romans Group has appointed bankers to work on a ‘strategic review’ which could lead to its sale.  The specialist online service Private Equity Insights says the group - which concentrates largely but not solely on lettings - has appointed NM... Source: Estate Agent...

Hybrid agency spends £6m beefing up communications

Spicerhaart - which is increasingly shifting its activities towards agents operating away from traditional branches - is investing more than £6m in technology. The money is being spent on new computers, software, security and telephony systems for staff working in branches, at home or on the road.  The biggest investment, totalling £5m, is on...

TV campaign begins today for Boomin’s SmartVal service

A TV advertising campaign begins today to promote SmartVal, its real-time valuation tool available on the Boomin portal. The advertisements will start on Channel 4 today and will also run on live TV, video on demand and YouTube. As with Boomin’s ‘Good Things Happen’ campaign, the new ads will be voiced by... Source: Estate Agent...

New forecasting model says house prices to soar by 2031

A new forecasting model from a consumer website is predicting that house prices will rise by an average 30 per cent in the next decade - and more in London. Comparethemarket says the average price of a home in the UK will hit £323,718 by 2031 and in London there will... Source: Estate Agent...

Second Homes Targeted – government ‘preparing triple whammy blow’

Media reports over the weekend suggest the government is preparing a triple whammy - three measures which may reduce the number and viability of second homes. Firstly it is reported that Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick wants to give councils powers to stop new homes being sold as holiday properties. Secondly, Jenrick wants... Source: Estate Agent...

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