Cutting Overheads! How far would you go to save your business?

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Cutting overheads to save your business might seem a bit scary but in this article, we meet a company who went through the exercise and came out stronger the other side. I had a meeting with an estate agent client of ours a few days ago. Based just outside London, with a few nice branches and a couple of smart … Read More

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Should AirBnb Flat Owners Pay Business Rates?

airbnb business

Business rates, a bit like VAT are an archaic form of taxation. Both are expensive to administer and with business rates, there is no attachment to turnover or profit. I’ve long argued that VAT is a total mess. It could be completely simplified if all companies with a VAT number paid no vat and charged no vat to those with … Read More

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Are There Too Many Estate Agents On The High street?

too many estate agents

About 600 yards or so from where I live, is a very nice bar, a handful of restaurants, a few hair salons, 2 grocers and 9 estate agents.  If you then walk across the precinct, you’ll find another 10 or so agents, all on the same road. If you didn’t know the area and weren’t familiar with just how many … Read More

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Charity wants to scrap letting fees for tenants.

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One of the things that have always puzzled me about the property market, is how laws can be completely different in Scotland, than in England and Wales. One of those such laws, surrounds tenants paying agency fees, when renting a property.  In England, tenants are expected to come up with anything from £150 to a staggering £700, for setting up … Read More

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Selling Your Home – Do you really need an estate agent anymore?

Selling Your home

Selling your home is a major life decision, not to be taken lightly. So with all of these new online selling portals available, do we really need estate agents anymore? I’ve recently moved back to Southsea in Hampshire, with the soul purpose of decorating and selling my seafront apartment. I’ve had the place over 10 years but for quite a … Read More

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Local Agent Pro Update – Automated Notifications and New Properties

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As you know we are always making improvements to our local agent pro estate agent app template, so that your app stays ahead of the competition. We already work in tandem with all of the leading software producers, meaning every time you upload a new property to the various online platforms, your app gets automatically updated. What we have also … Read More

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London House Prices Take Largest Drop Summer Property Slowdown

Property News

As we reach the mid point of August and the last few weeks of the school summer holidays, it’s not surprising to see house prices dropping a little on previous months. Before everybody starts talking about “Brexit”, in comparison to 2015 figures, house prices are still higher than they were this time last year. London prices may have fallen by … Read More

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Parents Helping Children Get Onto The Property Ladder – Who gets the best deal?

Property Ladder

According to reports in the Daily Mail this week, parents in London are giving their children on average £36,000 to help them get onto the property ladder. This compares to a figure of around £32,000 in the East Midlands and £27,950 in the North East. However, whilst it would seem that London parents are at the top of the table … Read More

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Local Agent Pro App Increases Business For Middlesex Agent

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Hayes based Estate Agent Shaw & Co have reported a “significant” in crease in sales and lettings activity, since introducing their own app. They claim the overall level of activity has produced a higher level of competition, resulting in deals being closed up to 30% quicker than they previously did. A spokesman for the Middlesex based firm told us: “It’s … Read More

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