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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Latest survey of seller's shows preference for High Street Agents over online

A new survey suggests online agents are favoured by only three per cent of sellers. The study involved a modest sample - just 1,107 sellers - but the figure favouring online firms is markedly lower than most surveys before the pandemic, and those conducted last year. Of the 88 per cent who said they used High Street firms, almost three quarters des...
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1 in 4 sales now falling through costing £607m a year

The latest data estimates that property sales that fail before completion, or 'fall-through', are costing UK homebuyers £607 million every year. Worryingly, however, many are predicting that this number will rise even further as the stamp duty holiday deadline inevitably arrives.  Property platform, WiggyWam, says that there are an average of ...
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Estate agent stock and fees hits record high – claim

Estate agents across the UK currently have more than 582,000 properties in their pipeline for sale and SSTC – worth an estimated value of £143bn, according to new research from WiggyWam. Taking the UK as a whole, the all-in-one property platform claims that the average estate agency branch is currently waiting on £105,000 worth of fees, which may c...
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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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