A third of agencies say at least some of their staff will be working from home permanently when the Coronavirus pandemic ends.
It may seem a long time since normal trading took place but many agencies are now finding they are picking up leads and some deals despite the lockdown. Midlands agency Centrick says it’s seen positive results in recent weeks thanks to what it calls its ‘digital-first’. Since the lockdown began on March 23 it has […]
A property law firm is the latest to back a call for a stamp duty holiday to help kick-start the housing market after the lockdown. Collyer Bristow has joined the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Knight Frank, Home Builders Federation and others in saying that swift action is needed to prevent further damage to the […]
Fine & Country says now is “a great time” for estate agents to go upmarket and become “the luxury agent” in their respective areas.
Estate agents’ offices will be in the first category of High Street premises to reopen when the lockdown finally ends, newspapers claim this morning. Although there is a widespread expectation that the lockdown will be extended for another three weeks, agents’ offices – along with coffee shops and restaurants – are today reported to be the first […]
Agents Jobs At Risk: furlough scheme must be longer says industry chief A high number of agents across the country have been furloughed in recent weeks and are now at risk of losing their jobs if the scheme is not extended beyond the end of May. That’s the view of a senior industry […]
Searches: councils slammed as dangerous over face-to-face visits A trade body has reported some council search departments to the government for refusing to provide email details and forcing search agents to have face-to-face meetings. The number of transactions has of course fallen markedly but the Council of Property Search Organisations says fewer than […]
Two agents have quit Rightmove and taken to social media to give their reasons.
On April 4, EAT published a piece titled: ‘It’s 2024: what will the industry look like, post corona-virus’. To me, this was a completely irrelevant article and there was simply no point in reading it – although well over 3,500 of you have done so.
What is thought to be the first survey of sellers since the start of the Coronavirus outbreak suggests that they anticipate a five-month delay to their plans.