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  • Video interview: Charlie Wright, founder of CIELA

    July 22, 2017

    During a week in which fledgling trade group the Charter for Independent Estate and Letting Agents (CIELA) announced that it still intends to launch, founder Charlie Wright sat down with Graham Norwood, editor of Estate Agent Today and Letting Agent Today, for a video interview.  In the interview, Wright explains why his...

  • Property auctions market round-up Q2 2017

    July 22, 2017

    With several agent partner programmes available across the country, estate agents can often increase business by offering sales by auction, with a wide selection of properties selling under the gavel, including problem properties that struggle to attract buyers via private treaty sale, but would be perfect for investors in the...

  • Sales Doctor: Winning more instructions part two

    July 22, 2017

    As discussed in our previous article, it’s all about the first impression. So once your team have handled that initial phone call or walk-in perfectly, they then need to confirm everything with a hand delivered envelope.  For those of you that didn’t find out the contents of the envelope, allow me...

  • Is outsourcing now standard for estate agents?

    July 22, 2017

    Given the shift change in the estate agent world at the moment, with online models becoming more prevalent (think easyProperty’s £60 million merger with The Guild of Property Professionals), we can be in no doubt that our industry isn’t the same as it was five years ago.  The difference in many...

  • London’s prime housing market is no longer roaring

    July 15, 2017

    Being a leading world-class city comes at a price – they are the most expensive for occupiers and the most lucrative for investors, and there are not many cities more costly to buy property than London. In essence, the safe haven appeal of the capital’s prime property market has been underpinned...

  • Property Natter: a half-year review – hybrids, PropTech and resilience

    July 15, 2017

    We’re already more than halfway through 2017 and, against all the odds, it’s pushing 2016 close in terms of eventfulness and topsy-turviness. A snap general election, a shock hung parliament, the ongoing fallout from Brexit, a series of heatwaves, the whole country seemingly being gripped by Love Island fever, the...

  • Scrap the bureaucracy and let’s have simple rental regulation

    July 15, 2017

    That the private rental sector has become the government’s whipping boy for housing problems - landlords in particular, letting agents almost as much - is something of a given these days. But when the increased regulation we have become accustomed to gets doubled up, it is the political class rather than...

  • Isn’t it time that property remembered what is important?

    July 15, 2017

    For those of us working within the property sector, we’re in the very midst of what, for generations, has been one of the hottest topics in the UK’s economy.  Not a day goes by when headlines don’t purport to have the inside track on what’s happening in the housing and property...

  • Avoid unwanted hassles: Q & A with Jack Webb-Heller, Rent4sure IT director

    July 8, 2017

    Living next to inconsiderate neighbours can be a nightmare, but letting to bad tenants can prove costly, especially when issues, which are simply out of your control, take a turn for the worse. And there are very few things worse for a landlord than a bad tenant. If a tenant is...

  • How independent agents use SEO to take on national brands

    July 8, 2017

    How many property professionals are truly happy with their revenue? High levels of competition from new market entrants is a significant challenge.  Perhaps even more significant is how consumers are becoming less visible to estate agents and property companies in general - with an impact on footfalls, enquires and new business. In...