Compete With Online Only Estate Agents

How do some industries embrace change and others fight it tooth and nail? Where I meet estate agents, there is this huge fight and backlash against online-only estate agents. And the alternative offering they bring. On The Market used as one if it’s main selling points the fact that they wouldn’t allow online-only estate agents… Continue reading Compete With Online Only Estate Agents

Complaints Against Estate Agents

Complaints to the ombudsman about estate agents rose 25% in 2014 – come on, guys, you can do better than this. Complaints against estate agents should be reduced. The article suggests two areas of complaint that can be easily rectified. These are for the good of customers, individual agents and the industry as a whole.… Continue reading Complaints Against Estate Agents

An Appraisal Is More Than The Asking Price

I have worked with a lot of Estate Agents – particularly valuers – who think that being able to get the asking price correct at the appraisal appointment is the be-all-and-end-all of their role in estate agency. It’s not. Personally, I would rather not even talk about the asking price – it’s largely irrelevant in… Continue reading An Appraisal Is More Than The Asking Price

Estate Agents: Is A High Street Presence Necessary?

I was just reading an article on the Century21 UK website about the added marketing value of having a High Street presence and the “estate agents window.” And in a previous blog, I looked at maintaining a presence in a town or City centre when most commercial units in centres are designated for retail or… Continue reading Estate Agents: Is A High Street Presence Necessary?

Estate Agents: How Far Should You Cast Your Net?

I speak to estate agents in various parts of the country. And I’ve seen a wide disparity between how far an estate agent defines their area. I’ve noticed quite a large difference in the way this is approached in the two main markets I’ve worked in. That’s the South East of England and the North… Continue reading Estate Agents: How Far Should You Cast Your Net?

Home Surveys Hold The Key To Happy Buyers

An old article from 2014, but one that is still hugely relevant today. Home surveys are far too often overlooked. Almost half of buyers in 2014 have discovered unexpected damage in their new home after moving in. An LV= home insurance survey found that a third of people who have bought this year thought the… Continue reading Home Surveys Hold The Key To Happy Buyers

Estate Agents: What Is The Best Part Of Your Job?

Do you really love your job?  If so, what part or parts do you wish you could just repeat all day long?  What parts do you dislike and wish that you could give over to others? I would guess that a large number of estate agents that love their job will just love the interaction… Continue reading Estate Agents: What Is The Best Part Of Your Job?

Estate Agents: Now Is The Time To Build Stock

After the usual pre-Christmas lull (although some historical figures show the market can have a good December) it is time to get back to business again. This is a critical time of the year for all estate agents to start building their stock levels again. With the first hot buying season of the year in… Continue reading Estate Agents: Now Is The Time To Build Stock