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5 reasons to sell a home in the summer

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We've got something you'll definitely want to share with your sellers. Now the General Election is over (and that guy you've not seen in years stops filling your Facebook feed with his weird political views), we're going into what could be 2017's best season for moving house.  Edward Norman (left), partner at Surrey estate agent Roger Coupe is a major advocate for the 'Summer Sell'. Here, he brings together his top reasons why you and your sellers should act now. 

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"I am Purplebricks' no. 1 fan," says estate agency mentor Christopher Watkins

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You might know him as one of the most outspoken mentors in the business. Christopher Watkin's videos and opinions about online estate agencies are passionate to say the least.  After he'd raised a few eyebrows around KeyAGENT HQ, we thought it was time to catch up with the man himself and find out exactly what he thinks of the marketing landscape for UK estate agency. 

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Pitcher this: pubs fall outside the top 10 priorities for home buyers

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Estate agents: what are your buyers looking for? According to new research released today, connectivity - both in terms of technology and infrastructure - is topping the wishlist. Movers, it would seem, are starting to value 'connection, connection, connection' over 'location, location, location'. But what does this mean for sellers?

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Online or high st agent? Sellers reveal their decision-making process [infographic]

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Google 'online vs high street estate agents' and you'll get nearly 5,000,000 pages debating one of the biggest decisions a vendor will make about the most valuable deal of their life. 

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Your Rightmove listing checklist

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It's kind of like tying your shoelaces.

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Free ebook & tools: Spring clean your estate agent website

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In the latest KeyAGENT ebook for estate agents, we’re providing one simple task a day for estate agents who want to give their website some TLC. Why?

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Branding through customer service: 16 direct quotes from the Feefo Property Debate

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 As we’ve blogged before, word of mouth recommendations are the holy grail for any estate agent. In yesterday’s #FeefoPropertyDebate, eMoov revealed that nearly a quarter of its monthly revenue comes from its ‘refer a friend’ scheme, which has no direct associated costs. “A customer-centric policy is incredibly cost-effective in comparison to other advertising mediums,” says eMoov’s James Lockett.

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Estate agents: how to get those coveted word-of-mouth recommendations

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A wise man said “there's only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that's not being talked about”. And whilst we are fairly sure Oscar Wilde wasn’t an estate agent, the same holds true for you as well. A study this month reported in Estate Agent Today found that only 48% of respondents would recommend their agent to others. That's an opportunity missed: just one good word from a previous client can do wonders (and instructions, and commissions) for you. So here are a few tips to get those mouths talking and those recommendations rolling in.

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Estate agents: your website is crucial during the seller's decision process. Here's why.

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Last week, property valuation provider ValPal issued new research concerning consumers' perceptions of estate agents.  An analysis of 1,000 home movers showed that:  Over 75% gather their information online before deciding whether to call an estate agent More than 60% judge the quality of an agent's website when deciding who to sell their property with Only 11% consider face-to-face customer service from an estate agent as the most important part of the selling process But what else can the analysis tell us about buyers' and sellers' thought processes? 

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A 13 minute home staging hack for estate agents [Pics: before & after]

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Whether you plan to take some quick shots on your iPhone or you've hired a professional photographer with an eye for beautiful home presentation, home staging is a must.  Originating in the US, home staging has been commonplace for the UK market for a decade or more. Across the pond, big homes have big home staging budgets; but for our market, there are some hacks that will help you make the most out of your photography. 

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