Lonres and Let Alliance join forces in a Strategic Partnership

LonRes, the independent data and agent network business, and Let Alliance, the specialist letting services provider, has announced that they are to join forces in a strategic partnership. LonRes Let Alliance, has been designed to meet the specific challenges of the London lettings market and is exclusive to LonRes subscribers. It offers the widest range…

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What do estate agents say when asked “What do you do?”

  What do you say, when someone asks you “What do you do?” Do you reply, “I’m an estate agent”? Or perhaps you say, “I work for Downtons”? Or even, “I help people move ”? Perhaps what you say isn’t as important as how you feel when you reply.  I’ve heard agents pre-empt any cruel…

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Does Your Website Have a £300 million button?

No one likes bad websites. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for in a nano second, you’ll simply click away and find it somewhere else.  Your website is great: all the information a potential customer needs is right there at their fingertips, with no need to click onto a competitor’s site. But what…

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The Market Share Trap

There are 8 million people living in Switzerland – compared with China (1.3 billion) and the US (320 million) it’s absolutely tiny.  If you were a watch manufacturer you could be forgiven for dismissing the country’s watch brands as a threat to you.  After all, Swiss watch companies only manufacture 2% of the world’s watches,…

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Our tips for landlords: Make your rental property stand out.

Make Your Rental Property Stand Out

As mortgages are becoming harder to obtain; this especially applies to first time buyers. It is not surprising that people are deciding to rent instead of buying a home. This might seem like an ideal situation for landlords but in fact it starts a fierce competition between landlords and rental prices. So if you are…

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Open All Hours? Or are you closed at Christmas?

Stay open at Christmas

We’re all looking forward to a well-earned break over Christmas and New Year, but while we relish the downtime with family and friends, for many of us running our own businesses there is a nagging voice in the back of our heads. “What will I miss? What happens if my competitors are open while I’m closed…

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The “Buying Your Home” Checklist.

Buying a home can be one of the biggest commitments that you will ever make and also the most expensive. You need to make sure you get everything right. If you have bought a home before you will be familiar with the process and what’s needed to successfully buy a home. But if you’re new…

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Why invest in property?

Steadily, but assuredly, the economy has moved into a new cycle. Gone are the years of decline and stagnation and, in their place is a period of consistent economic growth, falling unemployment and, at last, wages increasing in real terms. A good time to invest then, but what should you invest in to best secure…

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Property Managers: How much more are you expected to do?

The goalposts have shifted. An influx on new lettings laws introduced this October mean the role and remit of a property manager has changed yet again. While the Government want to make life for tenants and landlords more transparent, it becomes murkier and more complex for property managers. Even more rules to abide by and…

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Revealed … 75% of landlords left their agent due to poor service.

Revealed...75% of landlords left their agent due to poor service

The Landlord & Tenant Survey, carried out by The Property Academy every year, has recently been published.  With approximately 5000 participants, it’s one of the largest independent national surveys carried out each year.  The results gave some key insights for letting agents when looking at how to grow your business. Landlords were asked what their…

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