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.

    10 June 2020

    Four scenarios for the future and why your agency should plan for all of them

    In a highly uncertain environment, agencies will need to think differently about the future and plan for different scenarios. Goodlord lays out four versions of the future of the lettings industry.

    4 June 2020

    How to get to know your customer better and boost your agency's marketing success

    Boost your agency's marketing with buyer personas, content, and a more flexible approach, and start winning more business.

    1 June 2020

    Contingency planning and “steep learning curves” part of this agency’s pandemic response

    Contingency planning has meant a smooth transition to home work for this agency - and a culture of training has helped it adapt to respond to the needs of its tenants and landlords.

    27 May 2020

    “The lettings market hasn’t gone away,” says this agency

    This Teesside-based agency has a positive outlook on the future of the lettings industry - and how it will emerge in a good position on the other side of the pandemic. 

    7 May 2020

    Curving towards acceptance: Peter Knight on timing your future plans right

    The shock that letting agencies have experienced due to the pandemic can be likened to the Kübler-Ross stages of grief - an analogy that can help your agency understand how to better adapt for the future.

    29 April 2020

    How to replicate the "water cooler effect" when your team's working from home

    There are a few ways you can try and replicate those serendipitous moments between team members that occur in the office while your team is working remotely.

    27 April 2020

    Get your messaging right and become a "trusted advisor", say leading agency trainers

    These agency trainers recommend taking the time to set up a full marketing plan to help with messaging and content during the pandemic - and beyond. 

    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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    Four scenarios for the future and why your agency should plan for all of them

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 10 June 2020

    The consensus is clear: if you want your business to survive and thrive in the post-pandemic world, you need to be planning for multiple versions of the future. Don’t assume that just because we’ve come through the peak of COVID-19, it can’t happen again. Any plans for your agency in the short, medium, and long-term should reflect the ambiguity ahead.

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    How to get to know your customer better and boost your agency's marketing success

    Posted by Christa Bicego on 04 June 2020
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    Contingency planning and “steep learning curves” part of this agency’s pandemic response

    Posted by Suzy Lycett on 01 June 2020

    This article was originally published on 1 June 2020. Although we endeavour to keep our coronavirus (COVID-19) content as up to date as possible, the situation is rapidly changing, so please ensure you refer to gov.uk for the latest advice and information.

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    “The lettings market hasn’t gone away,” says this agency

    Posted by Suzy Lycett on 27 May 2020

    This article was originally published on 27 May 2020. Although we endeavour to keep our coronavirus (COVID-19) content as up to date as possible, the situation is rapidly changing, so please ensure you refer to gov.uk for the latest advice and information.

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    Curving towards acceptance: Peter Knight on timing your future plans right

    Posted by Suzy Lycett on 07 May 2020

    This article was originally published on 7 May 2020. Although we endeavour to keep our coronavirus (COVID-19) content as up to date as possible, the situation is rapidly changing, so please ensure you refer to gov.uk for the latest advice and information.

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    How to replicate the "water cooler effect" when your team's working from home

    Posted by Lucy Dalglish on 29 April 2020

    Constant remote working is a very unusual situation and a difficult one for many to adjust to. The typical ‘how to keep motivated at home’ advice just doesn't seem to cut it, because we aren’t just working from home - we are working from home during a global pandemic. It’s okay to feel slightly less motivated. But it can be helpful to put a few things in place to maintain some sense of normalcy and help your team feel connected and engaged during this difficult time. Try and find ways to replicate those serendipitous moments that occur in the office - meeting in the kitchen, catching up with someone whilst looking through the snack drawer or saying hello as you pass in the corridor.

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    Get your messaging right and become a "trusted advisor", say leading agency trainers

    Posted by Suzy Lycett on 27 April 2020

    This article was originally published on 27 April 2020. Although we endeavour to keep our coronavirus (COVID-19) content as up to date as possible, the situation is rapidly changing, so please ensure you refer to gov.uk for the latest advice and information.

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