Category Archives: The Market

Insights from Estate Agency of the Year 2011: Part 4

Today’s post continues the series of posts summarising the Sunday Times’ Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2011 held last week. Dean Mackie is the Principal of three offices of McGrath Estate Agents – a innovative estate agency chain in … Continue reading

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Insights from Estate Agency of the Year 2011: Part 3

Today’s post covers the presentation given by one of the guest speakers from the Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2011.  Peter Fisk is Founder and CEO at GeniusWorks, a leading marketing and branding company, and introduced some challenging ideas to an … Continue reading

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Insights from Estate Agency of the Year 2011: Part 1

Last week, I was lucky enough to be invited to the Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2011.  Sponsored by the Sunday Times, this is one of the most coveted awards in the industry calendar, particularly for smaller agencies, devoid … Continue reading

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Get your crystal balls out – it’s prediction time for agents

As estate agents huddle round their crystal balls, in an attempt to forecast what the property market is going to do in 2012, here are the headlines from three of the largest national firms: The property market according to….. Hamptons … Continue reading

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Once upon a time…

I think it was Tom Peters who said, “It’s really difficult to dislike someone once you know their story.” Not only does everyone have their own story, but every home has one too. Of course, the Tudor black and white … Continue reading

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Good times or bad, why your property marketing has to be the very best

Today’s blog is courtesy of our south-west consultant, Claire Thatcher. When times are good, market activity is high, and there are plenty of buyers for plenty of houses – so why should they choose your house? When times aren’t so … Continue reading

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Market comment: Portals Shake-up

The Digital Property Group and Zoopla have just announced that they have agreed to merge.  You may not have heard of the Digital Property Group, or the DPG as it’s known, but you have probably heard of their biggest brands, … Continue reading

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Loads of viewings but no offers – why?

Sometimes it seems that every weekend sees you tidying, vacuuming and getting rid of the dogs yet again, but come Monday, it’s the same old story – they aren’t interested.  I spoke to a gentleman recently who had had 30 … Continue reading

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From the archives: Don’t blame the market

Each month, I’ll be re-posting a popular blog from earlier this year, or the year before.  There’s a lot of good stuff in those archives!  Here’s a post that had you all clicking madly…. Don’t blame the market Many sellers … Continue reading

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Don’t blame the market

Many sellers who are unable to find a buyer, blame the market.  “We know the market’s dead,” they say, “so what can we do but wait?” Estate agents also blame the market, adding their own solution to the problem of … Continue reading

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