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  • Property Natter: agents bucking the high street downturn

    April 21, 2018

    Maplin, Toys R Us, Carpetright, Warren Evans – what do they have in common? All are well-known high street chains that are either in big trouble, on the verge of going bust or already out of business altogether.  A few weeks ago Bargain Booze and Wine Rack were brought back from...

  • Slowing? Growing? What’s really happening in today’s property market?

    April 21, 2018

    The sun has finally returned to ours skies and you’re on the lookout for a little bit of summer reading. As keen follower of the property market, you’ve naturally signed up for all the daily newsletters charting the goings on in the market to make yourself a property whizz by...

  • How can deposit replacement schemes benefit agents and their clients?

    April 18, 2018

    In recent months, there’s been a notable move in the rental market towards deposit replacement products in place of traditional security deposits.  This is nothing new - there've been deposit replacement products around for a while, but it appears the number of new products is beginning to have an impact. A significant...

  • It’s not what you say, it’s the way that you say it

    April 14, 2018

    ‘Respect’ is the new mantra for politicians: whether it’s about street gang leaders, social media trolls or those on either side of the Brexit debate, political leaders urge us all to show more respect to those with contrary views. How odd, then, that some politicians appear to have such little respect...

  • Anti-money laundering and property: the government has upped the ante

    April 14, 2018

    The announcement that MPs will set up a Select Committee to probe the scale of money laundering in the UK property sector is an apt response to reduce the flows of illicit money that we are currently seeing flowing through the sector undetected. The London property market is a particular problem...

  • Create a ‘plan’ of action to help sell more properties

    April 7, 2018

    Floor plans are an essential marketing tool, which play an important part in helping an estate agent sell a home.  A floor plan may not strictly be required to attract prospective buyers, but then neither are property descriptions or photographs, and yet you simply would not want to consider listing properties...

  • Property Natter: Day in the life of…a Local Property Expert

    April 7, 2018

    With the rise of Purplebricks in recent years, many will be eager to know what the hybrid agency’s Local Property Experts (LPEs) get up to on a day-to-day basis. In this exclusive interview I catch up with one of them to find out more. Clare Hindes works as a Local Property...

  • Agents’ PropTech Toolshed: Marvellous maintenance

    April 7, 2018

    Just like that, the Easter Bank Holiday has come and gone and I find myself now looking ahead to the Summer.  The recent interesting weather of beastly snow, colder than usual temperatures and heavy rain has certainly kept our management team busy and I know they long for the easier management...

  • Six mistakes to avoid when taking property photographs

    April 4, 2018

    You don’t have to look far to see an abundance of photo failures, just head to any property portal and they’ll pop up straight away.  Effective property photography shouldn’t be hard, it just involves a little planning, time and applying the right techniques to get the best results. Photos should sell your listing...

  • Purplebricks is changing: Which way will it go?

    March 31, 2018

    As always seems to be the case with Purplebricks, the hybrid agency has had a good week...and a bad one. Undeniably impressive was its announcement that it secured new investment of £125m - some to buy shares from existing management but most to go to further expansion in the US, helping...