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Adam Walker

The Negotiator
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The idea for this article came to me over a year ago. I bumped into someone at an awards ceremony whom I last saw in 2008 in rather unhappy circumstances. His business…

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From property to politics

Kevin Hollinrake MP, Founder of Hunters

A dramatic career change has propelled Kevin Hollinrake into the spotlight. The founder of Hunters reflects on the current state of the property market.

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Marketing is from Mars, PR is from Venus

Eric Dixon, Founding Director of Property Publicity

As an estate agent, marketing is in your DNA. You are good at understanding what makes people buy, sell, rent and let property. In fact, if you’re still in business, having survived…

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Taxing times

Adam Walker

Yet another article has appeared in the national press about the withdrawal of tax breaks for people who sell their business. It is the fifth article in four months and many business…

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General election

Brandon Lewis, The Minister of State for Housing and Planning

Brandon Lewis, The Minister of State for Housing and Planning, reflects on what the Coalition Government has achieved on the housing front and gives us an insight into the Conservative Party’s strategy…

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Is the market on the turn?

Adam Walker

My most sophisticated clients monitor their key performance indicators on a weekly or even a daily basis and they are all telling me that statistics such as the conversion ratio of instructions…

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Property taxes must be fair!

Adam Walker

I’m writing this article as the Scottish Parliament is about to announce radical changes to Stamp Duty which will come into effect from 1st April 2015. What is proposed is a progressive…

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The online estate agent

Adam Walker

Online estate agents currently have just 1.5% of the market. Many of them are run on a shoestring from the proprietor’s spare bedroom and many areas have seen a constant stream of…

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How good are you?

Adam Walker

The first thing that I ask for when I carry out a business review or meet someone who is thinking of selling their business, is their key performance indicators. It amazes me…

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