28 October 2020

    How to manage the fast-track to digital lettings

    This traditional agency made the decision to jump-start the digitisation of its systems in March - but had to get the business and its customers up to speed more quickly than anticipated when lockdown hit.

    26 October 2020

    Meet the trainer on a mission to make agency qualifications more flexible

    A new qualification for estate and letting agents is helping those looking for an alternative approach.

    12 October 2020

    Why is open banking important in lettings?

    Open banking has potential applications across many industries - not least in lettings. Here’s how this secure online solution can help estate agents and letting agents.

    7 October 2020

    How to set up your own online video series

    Estate and letting agents can share relevant information and legislation updates with their landlords, while boosting brand awareness and creating recognition for the agency's expertise - all through the power of video, as this agency discovered.

    16 September 2020

    Four tips for a successful agency acquisition

    This South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire-based estate and lettings agency has made three acquisitions in recent times and has picked up some handy tips to share with other agents on how to make your acquisition a success.

    7 September 2020

    Four ways to strike the right balance in an evolving lettings landscape

    Should estate and letting agents have to make a choice between the best ways to meet their customer’s expectations? Or can a balance be found, taking into account the best of both worlds? This agency shares four areas where it’s found the sweet spot.

    3 August 2020

    Q&A: Will lettings or sales win out in the property market?

    Costas Frangeskou, Goodlord’s Director of Sales, formerly of Rightmove, and Hamad Al Qubaisi, Lettings Manager at Barrows & Forrester, answer questions about recent changes in the sales and lettings market and what the future holds, including the impact of new legislation and tenant priorities.

    29 July 2020

    Why HMO management is a growth area for lettings agents

    A Chelmsford-based agency is providing consultancy services to agents looking to break into the lucrative HMO (house in multiple occupation) market.

    9 July 2020

    Three takeaways for letting agents from the Chancellor’s summer statement 2020

    The Chancellor's summer statement sets out a plan to boost jobs in the UK economy post-pandemic - and here are three key takeaways for estate and letting agents to consider.

    29 June 2020

    How letting agents can collaborate to "grow and grow together"

    Chelmsford-based estate agency Charles David Casson plans to establish an agency network to share resources and expertise, and encourage collaboration in lettings  - so the industry can survive and grow.

    How to manage the fast-track to digital lettings

    Posted by Suzy Lycett on 28 October 2020

    “We're a fairly traditional agency in our approach, and it works. We have real continuity with landlords. They like that we're traditional because they are as well,” says Beverley Myott, one of the directors at County Lettings, a Hertfordshire-based lettings specialist.

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    Meet the trainer on a mission to make agency qualifications more flexible

    Posted by Andrea Warmington on 26 October 2020

    Charlotte Campbell knows that agents aren’t one size fits all and believes agency qualifications shouldn’t be, either. That’s why Charlotte, who is co-hosting a Goodlord webinar on empowering your staff, set up The Able Agent a year ago, to offer an alternative, online training option and qualification for estate and letting agents.

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    Why is open banking important in lettings?

    Posted by Suzy Lycett on 12 October 2020

    The growth in open banking opportunities comes at the right time for letting agents. Landlord costs are rising, with increasing legislation to comply with, changing customer expectations and the impact of the pandemic. Small improvements to the lettings process can go a long way and open banking can offer a more seamless and fast service, to help keep landlords and tenants happy.

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    How to set up your own online video series

    Posted by Suzy Lycett on 07 October 2020

    “We've wanted to do it for a long time. Covid-19 was the push that we needed,” says Matt Dilkes, Christopher Shaw Residential, on setting up a series of Youtube videos to share latest news and updates with their clients.

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    Four tips for a successful agency acquisition

    Posted by Suzy Lycett on 16 September 2020

    Estate agent Redbrik has been expanding its operations in recent years through the acquisition of three carefully selected companies.

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    Four ways to strike the right balance in an evolving lettings landscape

    Posted by Suzy Lycett on 07 September 2020

    In an ever-changing lettings industry, customer expectations are growing rapidly - and agents may have to ask themselves how to strike the right balance in what they can offer. Ricky Purdy, Director of Lettings at Dawsons Estate Agents, shares four areas where the right balance could give the best customer experience.

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    Q&A: Will lettings or sales win out in the property market?

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 03 August 2020

    A lot has changed in the property market in the past few months and the dynamic between sales and lettings has evolved in the wake of the pandemic and ensuing legislative and policy changes. In a recent podcast, Hamad Al Qubaisi, Lettings Manager at Barrows & Forrester, and Goodlord’s Director of Sales, Costas Frangeskou, spoke with Tom Bower, Head of Marketing & Communications at Barrows & Forrester, about these changes and what they see on the horizon. Here’s the breakdown.

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    Why HMO management is a growth area for lettings agents

    Posted by Andrea Warmington on 29 July 2020

    HMO management is an opportunity for letting agencies to drive more revenue, says the director of a lettings agency that’s established itself as an expert in the area. Neil Baldock, who co-founded Chelmsford-based Charles David Casson with his brother, Matthew, says the pair saw a niche in the market for HMO management after the law changed two years ago, which meant all properties with five or more people living in them had to be licensed.  

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    Three takeaways for letting agents from the Chancellor’s summer statement 2020

    Posted by Suzy Lycett on 09 July 2020

    The Chancellor’s summer statement, ‘A Plan for Jobs 2020', comes as nearly all restrictions from the lockdown have been lifted, and moves us into the “second phase of our economic response” to the pandemic.

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    How letting agents can collaborate to "grow and grow together"

    Posted by Suzy Lycett on 29 June 2020

    “I think the current situation proves that lettings is the most valuable part of an agency business,” says Neil Baldock, Director at the Chelmsford-based estate agency, Charles David Casson. “One: because it’s what gives you a valuable asset that you can sell. And two: because the cash flow from it will keep us going through these times.”

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