Monthly Archives: January 2011

Home Sale Network Agents Exceed National Average For Customer Satisfaction

Home Sale Network, a national network of independent estate agents across England, Scotland and Wales has exceeded the national average for customer satisfaction, according to responses received following a recent survey conducted by The Property Academy amongst UK based estate agents. Continue reading

Chris completes ten years’ service!

Senior Negotiator Chris Wise last week completed ten years’ service with the Richard James. Continue reading

Google waves goodbye to property search tool

Did you know that you could search for properties using Google Maps? Either way, internet giant Google have announced that they are stopping their property search feature as from 10th February 2011. There was a lot of expectancy within the industry that this service would potentially challenge some of the top UK property portals such as Rightmove, Zoopla, etc. but it appears that due to a lack of advertising and low usage, it has come to an end. Continue reading

Something good which came out of Home Information packs!

There were few benefits of the Home Information Pack, and we were certainly glad to see the back of them when the new coalition government suspended them back on 21st May 2010. (You now only need an Energy Performance Certificate to market your home, and this needs to be in place within 4 weeks of putting your property on the market). Continue reading