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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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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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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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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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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Why your business should hire at least one unicorn employee!

What are they? Where do you find them? How do you keep them?
Whatever type of business you are in, hiring unicorn employees could be the best thing you ever do. SMEs (particularly start-ups) that need to grow a team would certainly benefit, because unicorns can perform many roles effortlessly. A unicorn employee is often described as "someone or something that is difficult or impossible to find". They a...
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Some results are in. And it's not pretty. Are you paying 10x what Rightmove charge other agents?

Are you curious about your competitors? The fees they charge? How much they ACTUALLY pay to the big 3 portals?  STOP listening to gossip and hearsay!!                                                        ...
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Benchmark Your Estate Agency With The Movers & Shakers Survey 2020

Benchmark your agency
At WiggyWam, we're on a mission to move the UK property industry forward. One of the ways we're delivering on that mission is through our Movers & Shakers report 2020. Having worked in the property industry ourselves for most of our careers, we know just how archaic things are. By gathering insight from the UK's Estate Agency Owners we plan to ...
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