Monday, December 10, 2018
Under Offer: Estate Agents On The Job airs in April 2014 and gives viewers exclusive access to the working lives of 11 estate agents from across the whole country as they help their clients in their quest to become...
Estate agents pipelines are incredibly constipated all over the country. We estate agents have been caught up in a diet of understaffed lawyers and over cautious understaffed lenders whose ability to process a mortgage application in a straight forward...
We in this country know the problems young adults here have getting on to the property ladder. We are not alone. Research by the Youth Council of Spain has found that young adults under 30 living in Spain need to...
Some Estate Agents are holding purchasers to ransom given the spike in demand and shortage of properties. They are suggesting offers will only be considered if their 'in house' mortgage brokers and conveyancing solicitors are used. Questionable whether they are really...
Foxtons announced a £38m profit this week amidst shouts of congratulation from customers past and present. At an average selling fee, according to their press release, of some £12,200, they are certainly demonstrating fantastic value for money as far as...

Difficult market

The Richmond and central London housing market is rather difficult to assess currently. Undoubtedly, buyer activity has been quieter since Easter but there could be several factors behind this, including the following. The recent implementation of the Mortgage Market Review...

You Only Have To Ask!

It’s a common complaint from us estate agents that we pay far too much to have ‘our own properties’ advertised on the big property portals, and although I would respectfully disagree, I know where those agents are coming from...
I hope there are many sympathisers out there that can see that the HS2 Project is a nonsensical project as they say: No business sense, no environmental case, no money to pay for it (50bn is the cost). It...

What is a No-Brainer?

  I’m always a little concerned when I hear the phrase… ‘Well, it’s a no-brainer’. Does it mean that only a moron with no brain would agree? Or, as I suspect, is it more likely that the concept is so...

Selling regulations

It’s always frustrating when the owner of a house you have valued calls to say you can sell it on their behalf only if you will match another agent’s ridiculous rate of commission. It’s not so much the money, more...