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Winter photography tips for estate agents

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The bleak midwinter may be upon us, but now isn’t the time to hibernate. With February just around the corner, we’re gearing up to the peak season for UK estate agency. Savvy sellers will start reaching out to estate agents very soon so over the next few months, your photography is both arguably the most crucial of the year, and the hardest to get right.   Running your final photos through the PropertyBOX app is a bit of a no-brainer, as it removes snow and adds in blue skies for free. But in order to get the best photos, there are a few other things you need to know.

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Thinking visual: how ‘the Amazon approach’ is transforming estate agencies

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At a glance, Kent Avenue is like any other street. It‘s lined with coffee shops, small businesses and warehouses with no identifying signage. But one of these Brooklyn warehouses represents a shift in online marketing; one that’s proving transformational for UK estate agencies. Inside, professional photographers are meticulously churning out 19,000 photos of Amazon products every day.

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Alison Platt, CEO, Countrywide: how to provide better service in a bigger market

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Undoubtedly, one of the most highly anticipated sessions at this year’s Negotiator Conference was the keynote from Alison Platt, CEO of Countrywide. Using Countrywide’s extensive bank of data to tell a human story, she brought PropTech trends and personal experiences together to give Countrywide’s view of the UK housing market in 2017 and beyond. Although her topic was ambitious, the fundamental message was of individualism: that an empathetic approach has never been more relevant to the property industry.

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The Negotiator Conference 2017: stats, facts and anecdotes from the first morning

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From high profile politicians to the founders of disruptive startups, The Negotiator Conference’s speakers are covering the full breadth of talking points facing the property industry in 2017 and beyond. Here are some of the most notable stats, facts and anecdotes from the day so far.

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Clocks going back: what this means for estate agents

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If there's one thing that's good about getting an extra hour in bed, it's literally everything... Or so we thought.

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Tenant fee ban: 3 cashflow ideas letting agents will love

In one of his (always brilliant) weekly newsletters, Property Academy's Peter Knight recently discussed the different reactions to the tenant fee ban.

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How to boost a property's value by 21% (and it only takes an hour)

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Last month, AXA revealed how a neglectful attitude to photography can seriously harm the perception of a property in the eyes of the public. Bad photography was linked to homes loitering on the market, and eventually reaching a much lower sale price - ouch.  Luckily, it only takes a little TLC to avoid that.

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The estate agent’s low-effort guide to beautiful floor plans [DOWNLOAD]

As an agent, you’ll meet a huge range of buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants every week. Each instruction is different and every person who walks through your door is armed with a different set of criteria; but when it comes to property marketing, some things are almost universally expected.

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Snap happy: how estate agents can improve their property photography [free downloads]

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The property market is changing.  We've already seen most industries get disrupted by better digital experiences. Airbnb has led the way with high-quality visuals; Uber has got us used to on-demand services; and Amazon has raised the bar in customer service. 

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House prices blooming for England’s garden towns

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New research from Halifax shows that green-fingered house hunters looking to live near the country’s most beautiful gardens will need to unearth an extra £58,554 (22%) for the privilege.

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