Monday, 15 September 2014

The Weather, September and stuff!

So, here we are in September 2014. As usual, its a busy month! Plenty of people are looking to find out how much their property is worth and making decision about moving this autumn/winter. The weather is helping too. We have been taking some lovely blue skied pics of properties going on the market. Lets hope the indian summer continues for a little while longer.

Whats in the news...well mortgage rates are staying nice and low and with recent poor employment news, it looks like the Bank of England Base rate is going to stay where it is for the forseeable..even though there are some members of the committee trying to push it up!

Social Networking seems to be getting more attention from the property world! I'm still shocked at how many Estate agents are just not getting involved! Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine, Google+ and an amazing array of marketing opportunities are out there which the property industry is just not embracing...

For us this arena is just brilliant....We hit 10,000 followers on twitter last week - making us the busiest Merseyside estate agaent twitter account! We use twitter for promoting Property, the industry, stuff going on in Liverpool and just anything of interest really. Our clients get marketing coverage with pictures and videos and plenty of commentary!
This week we have been ranked 57th in the top 1,000 UK Independent Estate and Letting agents Power league. We are so proud of this team effort! We are also just outside the Zoopla top 100 Estate Agents and have been in the 90s a couple of times recently!
The Property Portal competition is hotting up! Rightmove and Zoopla, the market 1 and 2 are to be challenged by the Independent Estate Agent driven Agents Mutual who's own portal 'On the Market' prepares to go live in Jan 15. Ian Springett and his team have been up and down the country on a mission to engage a cooperative of agents to dismantle the duopoloy that is currently heading the market. At a cost of nearly £40m a year to compete at this level, Agents mutual are expecting, and to be fair, getting, a lot of support. Watch this space on this one.
 OnTheMarket.comPS I like the logo...not sure about the name though..

And still they come........ Allerton Rd has yet more Property companies! I counted 13 within 100m of our HQ at 3 Allerton Rd! And theres more further down the road.....Property Central or what. There was a time in the 1950s when it was just us..then Sykes Waterhouse joined the party...then Venmore Thomas & Jones!

Thats it for now...I'll stop rambling on....gotta go and talk to people about property! Happy house hunting! 

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