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CLASSIC FLOORPLANS 2D floorplans have been around for a number of years but were only commercially viable for use on properties at the upper end of the market due to the costs. However, with floorplans about…

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“We take a pretty dim view of outsourcing,” said Marc von Grundherr, Lettings Director at London-based Benham & Reeves. “Yes, it’s cheaper, but a good local agent who is on the ground is often far more…

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Help to Let

With a record number of people now entering the private rental market, letting agents support services have rarely been so important, particularly for smaller agencies, says Marc Da Silva.

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Print & Publishing

Attention-grabbing marketing According to the Property Academy’s Home Moving Trends Survey, 2013, nine out of ten potential vendors read the printed materials given to them by prospective estate agents, illustrating just how…

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A look at housing policy under Labour

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FOR MILLIONS OF families across the country, the cost of buying or renting a home is at the heart of the cost-of-living crisis. And for many of those who used to dream…

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Tenants in arrears The latest (January 2014) figures from the Tenant Arrears Tracker, produced by LSL Property Services, show that 67,000 households, or 1.6 per cent of all tenancies in England and Wales, owe more than…

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Social media

TOP TIPS Make sure your profiles are all 100 per cent complete and similar across all the platforms in use. They must look professional; think about changing them to be themed/branded to…

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Agencies & People

New year… New job?

As midnight approached and the final minutes of 2013 ticked away, what did you pledge to achieve in 2014? Whether it was losing weight, joining the gym or giving up smoking, many people aim to make a…

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