Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

November 2021

Amazing – One in every 16 homes has been sold this year

By the end of 2021, one in 16 homes will have changed hands, making it the busiest property market since 2007 according to a Zoopla analysis. The soaring demand has also created rocketing house prices - they are rising 6.9 per cent annually right now, only a fraction below the 7.0... Source: Estate Agent...

Government must help agents meet AML obligations – expert

The perception of the housing market, especially in London, being awash with ‘dirty’ money is a problem that needs to be tackled by more government action as well as more diligence amongst estate agents. That’s the view of Collette Allen, client services director of PropTech company Smart Search. Allen - in an... Source: Estate Agent...

Christmas decorations on this office look just Fine (& Country)

With December just days away we’re receiving more videos and images to entertain the industry in the countdown to Christmas. Today’s is from Daniel Madden, managing director of the Fine & Country branch in Chiswick, west London - and it’s a terrific video with some still shots too. And what a beauty... Source: Estate Agent...

Another agency switches to self-employed broker business model

A London agency has undergone what it calls a ‘genteel’ rebrand with a subtle change of name - but a major shift in its business model. STANLEY Chelsea has become STANLEY PROPERTY LONDON in part to facilitate its new Consultant Broker Programme, which sees the firm call for self-employed agents to... Source: Estate Agent...

Want an online agency franchise? Then make me an offer, says boss

The Good Estate Agent, set up in 2010, is slashing its franchise fee - it claims the reductions are for Black Friday and next week’s Cyber Monday retail events. Instead of franchises being £10,000 upwards, founder Rob Bryer says he simply wants prospective franchisees to make him an offer.  “With our three... Source: Estate Agent...

Relocation Agent Network ponders global options for growth

Relocation Agent Network, the network of primarily independent agencies, says it’s looking at global options for growth thanks to its relationship with US-based Dwellworks. The network - which hosts its annual RAN LIVE! conference and industry partner exhibition on December 3 in Birmingham - was founded in 1994 to support global... Source: Estate Agent...

Forget Help To Buy Equity Loan – welcome to Deposit Unlock

A housebuilding-led mortgage indemnity scheme called Deposit Unlock has now been launched nationally with 17 major developers taking part. Nationwide is the latest and arguably the highest-profile lender signed up to the scheme and will offer the product on new builds for both first-time buyers and second steppers up to £750,000.  Newcastle... Source: Estate Agent...

Buyers want agents to become eco-experts about their stock

A new survey by Leaders Romans Group shows a significant majority of buyers wanting homes to be more energy efficient - however the results do not indicate whether people are willing to pay more for them.  According to the research, almost three quarters of respondents nationwide would like their property to... Source: Estate Agent...

Agents Do Charity – as wintry weather bites…

Well it’s about time isn’t it? We mean winter - it’s here at last, with white, wintry weather that gets us in the mood for Christmas. But for everyone who loves frost and snow, there are others who suffer from it, especially if they are in dire circumstances - and that’s... Source: Estate Agent...

Agency closure blamed on online agents’ rock bottom fees

A long-standing estate agency with three major branches has shut after 27 years of trading - blaming online competition and ‘race to the bottom’ fees. Maitlands Estate Agents in Plymouth was an award-winning firm which has employed over 300 staff since being set up in 1994. Its website looks as if the... Source: Estate Agent...

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