Auction House says it has maintained its number one industry ranking, selling 3,485 lots last year – four per cent up on 2016 and over 1,250 more than its nearest rival.
As the £1m-plus housing market continues to struggle in most parts of the country, so the use of stunts and gimmicks to dispose of the properties continues to grow.
A new league table showing how long it takes homes to sell on average in different postcodes across England and Wales suggests the slowest area is west London where properties typically take 108 days to go under offer.
Homes with poor energy performance could be banned from the sales market, with owners having to upgrade them before being allowed to sell them.
More than half of those who bought, sold or rented a home in the last five years in Britain had issues with their estate or letting agent, new research has found.
The 12 month outlook for UK residential property prices and sales is more upbeat with Scotland, the North East of England and Northern Ireland seeing stronger activity, according to the latest industry survey.
The war between AllAgents review website and Purplebricks has continued with the site naming the hybrid agency the “worst rated one star firm” for 2017.
Rightmove says its visits so far in January are running over nine per cent higher than the same period a year ago, with an average of over four million visits each day.
Average house price growth slowed year on year in England and Wales in December 2017 and was flat over the month, pulled down by a 4.1% annual fall in London, the latest index shows.
Average asking prices in the UK edged up 0.7% or £2,067 in January after a fall of 2.2% in the final month of 2017 and similar to the 0.6% rise recorded in the same month last year, the latest index shows.
Asking prices in the UK remained flat in the first month of 2018, up by 0.1% month on month in England and Wales and down by 0.8% in Scotland, the latest index shows.
Estate agents are making buyers and sellers feel pressured into paying for additional services so as not to miss out on a property, a consumer group alleges.
UK homeowners spent £9.7bn on moving house in 2017, with the average UK homeowner facing £9,580 in additional moving costs.
Kitchens and bathrooms are regarded as major selling points in the residential property market in the UK but new research suggests buyers are more interested in the lounge.
Retired home owners cashed in more than £3 billion of property wealth last year as the equity release market expanded at a record rate, a new analysis shows.
The latest house prices as indicated by the most recent index offer confirmation of “a slowing rather than collapsing market” according to leading agent Jeremy Leaf.
There were less than 35,000 new properties listed in December across the UK as new stock levels fell by 33.5% compared to November, the data from online estate agents HouseSimple shows.
Nationwide show the first annual fall in London-wide house prices for eight years – and the capital was the poorest performing region of the UK in 2017 for the first time in 13 years.
More price falls have been recorded across areas of prime London according to Savills.
Prime country property prices in England and Wales remained broadly flat in 2017, with a 0.4% rise during the year, after a 0.2% fall in the final quarter, the latest index shows.