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  • Estate agents strike gold at the ESTAS

    May 20, 2017

    The best estate and letting agents in the UK were recognised at the prestigious ESTAS luncheon and ceremony, which was held at The Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, on Friday 12th May.  Now in its 14th year, the ESTAS, which are broadly accepted as one of the most important accolades...

  • Should we be concerned by a cooling property market?

    May 20, 2017

    News headlines talk more and more about a slowdown in the property market, a drop in house prices and the need for sellers to reduce their asking prices in order to secure a sale.   Does this, however, truly reflect the wider situation and if it does, is it something that...

  • Reviewing your business objectives – five top tips

    May 20, 2017

    Our recent roundtable on the proposed ban on tenant fees generated ten tips for growing a lettings business...

  • Why we’re absorbing tenant fees until a decision is made

    May 20, 2017

    In November 2016 when the Autumn Statement was delivered by Chancellor Philip Hammond, the announcement was made to ban letting agent fees for tenants in England, in a move expected to save 4.3 million households hundreds of pounds.  Whilst in Scotland lettings agency fees to tenants have already been banned, lettings...

  • Can The World Property Network really help promote your business on a global scale?

    May 13, 2017

    Given that around 95% of property searches now start online, it is more important than ever that an agent has an effective online presence that goes beyond just having their own website, and that inevitably means listing homes on the major property websites. When it comes to the main portals in...

  • ‘Fake agents’ are crippling independents’ reputations and livelihoods

    May 13, 2017

    Think ‘fake agents’ are no threat to your business? Think again. The rise of online agents - dubbed by some as ‘fake agents’ - are costing every single business in the industry without exception. For as long as estate agency has existed, there have been people setting up novelty businesses which...

  • New homes: where is the supply being concentrated?

    May 13, 2017

    Since the seventies, housing starts and completions across England and Wales have been on a downward trajectory. The long run average over the last 50 years has been around 180,000 per annum, with the highest numbers being achieved at the start of this period and the lowest in the immediate...

  • Property auctions market round-up Q1 2017

    May 6, 2017

    Auctions are a great way to sell property competitively, with a wide range of homes often selling under the hammer, and occasionally for more than may have been achieved by private treaty. Among the many attractions of selling property at auction is that buyers and sellers, as well as agents, avoid...

  • Property Natter: a conference smorgasbord

    May 6, 2017

    It’s that time of year again – peak conference/event season. And, while Brexit and a shock snap general election are dominating the headlines and airwaves, the property world stops for no-one. As usual, this is the period of the year with conferences and property-based events galore. At the end of March...

  • How can letting agents review their fee structure?

    May 6, 2017

    Our recent roundtable on the government’s proposed ban on tenant fees generated a range of tips for growing your business.   We recently discussed how you can review you cost base and this week, we’re examining how to review the fees you charge. Here's five tips to get you started... Review alignment with your...