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  • Property Natter: conveyancing, mortgage advice and a PropTech revolution

    April 29, 2016

    On Tuesday we managed hail, snow, rain, sun and a chilly wind all in one day. Whatever you want to say about the British weather, its unpredictability can’t be questioned! Anyway, I’m going to brave the chill in this week’s blog and delve into the oft-neglected world of conveyancing. There does...

  • How do you protect clients from themselves?

    April 29, 2016

    When a potential buyer comes into the office and says they want to view a property on your books, the natural reaction is to look keen and try to elicit some information to confirm their identity. If that proves impossible, the estate agent worried about such things as money laundering legislation...

  • Do your staff reflect the standard of your service?

    April 29, 2016

    As property ‘experts’, sector know-how and experience sits centrally to everything we do, right? Of course, but it’s certainly not the only key component to growing a successful property business and without the right type of people at its heart, can success ever be enjoyed? I have read with interest recent articles...

  • London mayoral election: A referendum on housing

    April 28, 2016

    The race to replace London Mayor Boris Johnson has entered its final few days, and like never before, housing is the primary issue that may determine who gets to run the capital for the next four years. The latest survey of 2,062 adults carried out by ComRes has found that housing...

  • Britain’s property market set to implode

    April 27, 2016

    Property prices in Britain may be surging due to a horrendous imbalance of supply and demand — but the market is poised to implode...

  • Cash is king in prime property purchases

    April 27, 2016

    Buy-to-let investors and second-home owners were behind three in five property purchases made in Prime London during Q1 2016, boosting the proportion of purchases made in cash, according to estate agent Marsh & Parsons’ latest London Property Monitor...

  • Housing Bill should also include rogue tenants list, says AIIC

    April 27, 2016

    The Housing and Planning Bill, which includes measures to tackle criminal landlords and letting agents, should also address the issue of problem tenants, according to the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC...

  • Kings strike gold at the UK estate agency ‘Oscars’

    April 25, 2016

    Winners’ reactions and views from a fantastic day of celebration! The Kings Group scooped the gold award for Best Estate Agent in the UK for its Church Langley office at the highly regarded ESTAS 2016.  It was the second time in four years that the estate agency group had won the ultimate...

  • Seven unanswered questions about the OTM/CMA affair

    April 22, 2016

    By accident or design, the PR machine at OnTheMarket was beefed up last week.  Just as well. With the portal still reeling from a mutiny by an estimated 200 rebel agents, so the Competition and Markets Authority sends an open letter warning to agents who – some, maybe, perhaps – might...

  • Sales Doctor: Why do vendors say my fees are ‘too expensive’?

    April 22, 2016

    Dear Sales Doctor, About 90% of my valuations end in the vendor saying to me “your fees are too expensive” and with all my competition dropping their fees to below 1% I am really struggling. What’s the best way to handle this? This is the most common objection I hear time and...