7 October 2019

The three things your agency should be doing if you want to be the best in the country

Letting agencies who want to be the best need to have the systems in place to excel at the basics, says Property Academy and EA Masters founder Peter Knight.

9 September 2019

Acquisitions are the fastest way to grow your managed portfolio, says this agency

Growth by acquisition has been the focus for a Luton agency, which has grown its managed portfolio from nothing to almost two hundred properties in just two years. 

19 August 2019

3 simple ways to increase your management fees

Stop talking in percentages, change your mindset and invest more in finding great tenants, is one expert's advice for letting agents looking to increase their management fees. 

11 June 2019

3 ways your agency could get more referrals from your landlords and tenants

People trust recommendations from friends and family more than any other source, so  here's three ways you can get more referrals from your landlords and your tenants.

7 February 2019

3 ways your agency could create new revenue streams today

Identifying opportunities to create new revenue streams will be one of the keys to running a profitable letting agency after the Tenant Fee Ban.

30 January 2019

Networking could help letting agents overcome industry challenges

Regular attendance at networking events could provide you with valuable insights into how others are planning to tackle challenges in the market.

28 January 2019

What should you look for when choosing a Rent Protection Insurance policy?

How to ensure you choose a Rent Protection Insurance policy that's comprehensive enough to provide your landlords with peace of mind.

18 January 2019

What social media channels  should letting agents use to reach landlords and tenants?

Landlords and tenants will likely come across your agency on social media before your website or a portal, so it's important to make sure you have a presence on all of most influential platforms.

14 January 2019

Stop talking about yourself to win new landlords, says Christopher Watkin

Consultant Christopher Watkin advises letting agents to take a "completely different" approach to winning new landlords.

6 August 2018

9 ways letting agents can survive and thrive after the Tenant Fee Ban

The lettings industry is going through a period of immense change. With competition increasing for a smaller pool of landlords and the tenant fee ban poised to put pressure on existing business models, agents will need to take new approaches to survive and thrive.

The three things your agency should be doing if you want to be the best in the country

Posted by Andrea Warmington on 07 October 2019

“Do the ordinary things extraordinarily well,” is the advice that Peter Knight - founder of the Property Academy and EA Masters, which anoints the best estate and letting agencies in the UK every year -has for agencies who want to be the best in the country. “The best agencies haven’t got some secret recipe - that doesn’t exist. They just do the basic things brilliantly.”

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Acquisitions are the fastest way to grow your managed portfolio, says this agency

Posted by Andrea Warmington on 09 September 2019

“Lettings is becoming a bigger and bigger part of our business - it now makes up 50%,” says the director of an agency in Luton that’s grown its managed portfolio from nothing to almost two hundred properties in just two years. 

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3 simple ways to increase your management fees

Posted by Andrea Warmington on 19 August 2019

“In the current climate, and with the Tenant Fee Ban now in effect, agents have got to be doing whatever they can do to get more managed properties and to charge higher fees, not lower fees,” says lettings and estate agent trainer Boyd Mayover. The Sales Doctors’ founder has several tips for letting agents who are looking to increase their management fees. 

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3 ways your agency could get more referrals from your landlords and tenants

Posted by Andrea Warmington on 11 June 2019

"You live and die by your reputation,” says Matt Dilkes of Christopher Shaw in Bournemouth. “We rely almost purely on organic growth by word of mouth, which we feel is the best and most solid way to grow your business. There's nothing better than a referral from a friend.”

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3 ways your agency could create new revenue streams today

Posted by Andrea Warmington on 07 February 2019

Increasing your agency's revenue doesn't need to be complicated. In fact, it could be as simple as saying no to discounts on your management fees (it can be done!) and offering your tenants and landlords extra services that are integrated into their experience to increase your conversion rate.

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Networking could help letting agents overcome industry challenges

Posted by Hollie Paphitis on 30 January 2019

Networking with other letting agents is an invaluable tool for those looking for new ways to grow their businesses or overcome industry challenges, such as the upcoming Tenant Fee Ban. 

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What should you look for when choosing a Rent Protection Insurance policy?

Posted by Oli Sherlock on 28 January 2019

Letting agents' number one priority is looking out for the best interests of their landlords. Rent Protection Insurance is one of the many ways agencies can do this, by protecting landlords against the risk of letting out an investment property. However, many letting agents are sceptical of the real value of some rent guarantee policies. The issue with many of these policies is they’re not comprehensive enough and the criteria has made them incredibly difficult for landlords or agents to claim on. When evaluating a policy, the main thing to do is to read through the policy wording and ensure you understand how the policy works. There are a few high level details you can look for to help identify whether the policy is going to be suitable.

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What social media channels  should letting agents use to reach landlords and tenants?

Posted by Andrea Warmington on 18 January 2019

Social media is an increasingly important tool in a letting agent’s arsenal, with competition for landlords and great tenants will be fiercer than ever. More and more letting agents are taking advantage of the tremendous power of social media for getting the right message in front of the right people. 

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Stop talking about yourself to win new landlords, says Christopher Watkin

Posted by Andrea Warmington on 14 January 2019

“I see trying to attract a landlord as being like trying to date someone,” says Christopher Watkin. “If you go on a first date and talk about yourself all night, the chances of you getting to a second date are very, very slim.”   

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9 ways letting agents can survive and thrive after the Tenant Fee Ban

Posted by The Goodlord team on 06 August 2018

The lettings industry is going through a period of immense change. With competition increasing for a smaller pool of landlords and the tenant fee ban poised to put pressure on existing business models, agents will need to take new approaches to survive and thrive.

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