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"Monthly rent up £16 only"

Posted on:"2018-07-12"

"Average UK rents have risen 1.8 per cent in the last year, equating to a typical £16 monthly hike. That’s the view of HomeLet, which says rents increased in 10 of the 12 areas of the country in June - only Wales and the North East saw a drop. As well as this, Wales has seen the average rental price fall by 0.8 per cent over the last year, the only region to see a decrease in prices in the last 12 months. So the average rent UK-wide is now £924 pcm, up by 1.8 per cent on the same time last year; when London is excluded, the average rent in the UK is now £767, up by 1.3 per cent on last year. In the capital itself rents are £1,596 pcm, up 4.7 per cent over 12 months. However, this is still lower than the rental payment in London two years ago. Rents in Northern Ireland are showing the highest regional year-on-year increase, up 5.1 per cent; the biggest regional monthly rise in June alone was the West Midlands, up 1.6 per cent. ".

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"Agent Do Charity"

Posted on:"2018-07-20"

"It’s holiday season shortly and we’ve got just the weather for it - good news for some, perhaps less so for intrepid agents and others doing marathons for good causes, as we report this week. It’s a sign of the determination of many agents, however, that they’re still putting their best feet forward in the hot weather - and if you’re doing the same, please let us know at press@estateagenttoday.co.uk and we’ll give some helpful publicity. Now, wipe the brow one more time and read of these good works… Cancer Research: Hamptons International announces has raised over £7,000 for this great charity in the Virgin Sport British 10k run. Thirty employees took part in the event, which saw the team run around iconic London landmarks such as Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and Embankment. To date Hamptons International has raised over £200,000 in its five year partnership with Cancer Research UK. Hamptons International’s next fundraising initiatives are already in the pipelin".

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"Customer Services "

Posted on:"2018-07-25"

"It’s a highly competitive environment out there, where there's a constant and never-ending struggle that every agency manager, director or owner has to face. That struggle is to keep a balance between delivering profit against delivering outstanding customer service. But I believe that the agencies who don’t give in to putting profits above service will ultimately win in this business climate. So, why do I believe customer service is so important? Experts in the industry keep telling me that it’s not about customer service anymore, apparently it’s out of date and now it’s all about the ‘customer experience’ – sounds a lot sexier, doesn’t it? I don’t believe they’re the same thing. Customer experience is all about improving the customer journey and, inevitably, nowadays that means improving the online experience. There’s some great PropTech products out there that help agents achieve that, but importantly those products also free up time for agents to ".

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