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Tonight sees the final episode of Under Offer, Estate Agents on the Job. The series has probably given the fairest insight to the industry ever produced whilst it has to be accepted that the majority of the agents featured...
It seems to be accepted by all estate agents that their most important ‘commodity' is their staff and not the buildings in which they operate or even the I.T. systems that seem to dominate modern day estate agency. Yet despite...

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...
Open Days – Top Ten Tips to Make Them Work for you Open Days – something that vendors love to ask for; particularly when they aren’t getting any interest, which is a bit pointless really! However, sometimes they can work...
After all the fuss about the introduction of 'Help To Buy' I finally heard of a sale last week through Bradleys that was using the scheme. The new 'Help To Buy' scheme which certainly does make it possible for anyone...

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...
There seems to be a growing trend among the on-line brigade to shout about what is wrong with traditional agents that operate from high street premises which obviously create higher costs that need to be covered. What is never...
Under Offer, Estate Agents on the Job About to hit the screens. A quote from the Radio Times: It would have been easy to make this series a lot less kind. A different production company or a different channel might have...
Do they work? I mean there's all this hype about how they are the same as local agents and do the same job for a lower fee however do you get value despite the low cost? Well, let's look at...
Are the High Street Agencies Days Numbered? The latest surge in housing activity is provoking some interesting questions. It is clear that non-high street estate agents are going to increase in prominence if the activity in the market remains high....