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Key qualities modern consumers are looking for in estate agents - what are they?

Even before the pandemic, the estate agency sector was evolving considerably as a younger generation started buying, selling and letting homes, while the adoption of tech in our daily lives started to infiltrate the moving process. k salete Agents However, no-one could have predicted the impact the pandemic has had on the property market. Agents ha...
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How To Get Ahead in a Stamp Duty Fuelled Market – Secrets to a Successful Transaction

Complete video tutorials on everything you need to know about the buying and selling process
WiggyWam, the all-in-one property platform, has launched a unique consumer-facing education library for home buyers and sellers, providing them with all of the vital tricks of the trade when it comes to finding, viewing and even making an offer in a highly competitive property market. Current market conditions are tricky, with huge levels of buyer ...
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It is time for estate agents and lawyers to call a truce?

There is industry-wide consensus that property sales take too long to complete. This has created a unified voice within the industry that is calling for (tech-enabled) solutions to improve on existing processes. This voice is being passionately harmonised by those of mainstream media and the consumer. One naturally assumes that in such instances of...
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Are Agents or Conveyancers to Blame? Industry-Wide Survey Aims to Identify Why the Property Process Is Stuck in a Rut

Who Is To Blame? Agents or Conveyancers?
It is widely agreed that completing the purchase of a home takes far too long, an issue which has been given additional prominence since the government introduced the stamp duty holiday and placed the housing market under unprecedented and seemingly exponential demand, leading to sales now taking roughly a third longer than they did a year ago, wit...
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Home Review concept launched by Surveyors to cut fall-throughs

A surveyors group has launched a new 'Home Review' service which it claims will identify structural problems which create an immediate obstacle to sale. The Residential Property Surveyors Association describes the review as "a snapshot analysis of key structural risks to provide buyers, sellers and agents with advanced warning of any major issues w...
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77% of Homeowners Believe Estate Agents Have Failed to Improve - but Are They in a Position to Judge?

 Research from WiggyWam, the all-in-one property platform, has found that 80% of homeowners believe the process of buying a house has remained largely the same or has actually become worse during their lifetime, while over three quarters (77%) also believe that the service provided by the industry has also declined or remained static. When ask...
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The Busiest Estate Agents Are Battling the Market Backlog in These Cities

Research from WiggyWam, the all-in-one property platform, shows which UK cities have the busiest estate agents, therefore indicating where homebuyers are likely to have the longest buying timelines. The UK's busiest agents can currently be found in Aberdeen, a city where each individual estate agency branch currently has an average of 29 sales list...
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Agents Offered 100% Money-Back Guarantee if Unsatisfied and a Promise to Slash Selling Times to 10 Weeks

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In an industry-first, WiggyWam, the all-in-one property platform, has announced a full money-back guarantee for estate agents who aren't entirely satisfied with the platform's offerings.  This offering includes a high-speed conveyancing concierge service, tenant passport, and the reintroduction of invaluable seller's packs; all of which are de...
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Vast Disparity in Portal Fees Paid by UK Agents While Trust and Satisfaction Remain Low

 New research from Wiggywam, the all-in-one property platform, highlights the vast disparity in fees that UK estate agents are paying to the major property portals. But despite some agents paying tens-of-thousands of pounds each month, trust and satisfaction levels remain starkly low. The insight comes via WiggyWam's Movers and Shakers for 202...
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45% Of Homeowners Were Put Off From Buying & Moving Again

24% of those homebuyers say that, while the experience has put them off the idea of moving again, they are likely to have to do so at some point in the future due to personal and lifestyle circumstances. 21%, however, say they will never move again.  With an average of 1 million property transactions a year, 45% accounts for 450,000 potential ...
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