Death of the traditional estate agent?

‘In this tough market, a good, “proper” Estate Agent has more value than ever’, says buying agent Tracy Kellett, as she questions the business sense of low fixed-fee operations, and argues that many traditional agents are failing to sell-in their biggest USP…

Complaints about estate agents have risen by 16%

Increases in complaints and fines are down to more awareness rather than falling standards, says The Property Ombudsman, as the organisation warns that its fees may have to rise to keep pace with all the extra work

Michael Bruce exits Purplebricks

‘Hybrid’ agency announces surprise departure of founder and CEO – along with the closure of its Australian business – in action-packed trading update