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Tenant Referencing

Hands-on approach Although many agents do outsource their tenant referencing service to a third-party, there are others who prefer to keep the work in-house. “We have so far avoided the temptation to…

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Digital Marketing

Social Media Over the last couple of years I have seen many more estate agents embrace social media; every day I see a newly launched account releasing its first Tweet after venturing…

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Business transfer

Preparing your business for a sale In an ideal world, you should start preparing your business for sale at least 18 months before you put it onto the market. Some simple changes can have a…

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Marketing

Floorplans

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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Outsourcing

“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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