Our customer satisfaction survey reveals property industry word of mouth winners

An exclusive survey by has revealed the property related services most – and least – likely to be recommended by word of mouth.

wordofmouth1The survey, conducted with online polling firm Toluna, asked 1,000 UK residents which services they had ever used and whether they would recommend the company. Read more »

US-bound Purplebricks shares surge but Brexit-hit high street estate agents suffer

Estate agents were among the hardest hit stocks immediately following the Brexit vote on June 23, 2016 with investors panicking about the impact of leaving the EU on future property transaction volumes.

Several months later, the picture for the majority of London Stock Exchange estate agents would – to use their language – benefit from considerable improvement. Read more »

SellingUp/Populus survey: fantastic features that will bring in the buyers

Our exclusive dream home survey reveals the 18 features that will make your property more desirable to buyers – plus two that probably won’t…

After location, size and condition, it’s a property’s special features that are the key to selling it quickly and for a great price. Read more »

‘War on landlords’: mortgage tax relief change heads policy dealbreaker list

A survey for has revealed that the end of full mortgage interest tax relief – known as ‘Section 24’ – is the greatest investment deterrent among all of the Government’s recent ‘anti-landlord’ policies. Read more »

Online agent SellMyHome streets ahead of Purplebricks in asking prices chart

Purplebricks may be the dominant leader in the online estate agency market but niche competitor SellMyHome could boast that it owns the premium end of the market. Research by shows that properties for sale with Purplebricks have an average asking price of £285,223 compared with SellMyHome at £696,967. Read more »

Most landlords will ‘Remain’ active in UK property market: exclusive Brexit poll

A survey by has found that 65% of active UK residential property investors intend to remain so, while 35% will leave their plans to one side after the Brexit vote. polled members of leading investment website Property Tribes in early July to ask about their buying intentions post-EU referendum. Read more »

Local data research reveals where is selling up and where is staying put

New exclusive property market research by has revealed which postcodes in England and Wales are most heavily for sale and which are the least on the move.

The research – which benchmarks the UK property market in the month of the EU Referendum – takes the number of households in each postcode district and compares it against how many residential properties were listed for sale on leading property portals. Read more »

Property listings chart shows how far Purplebricks has risen since floatation

Online estate agent Purplebricks got a huge cash injection when it floated on the London Stock Exchange – and now has produced some exclusive research to show its growth in the six months that followed. Read more »

Sizing up Purplebricks alternatives: online estate agent competitors league table

A recent survey by YouGov for showed that 39% of property owners had heard of Purplebricks – but not many people know just how many alternative online estate agents there are to choose from.  Read more »

One in three would ‘seriously consider’ an online estate agent – YouGov/SellingUp

One third of property owners in the UK would “seriously consider” hiring an online agent if selling tomorrow, according to exclusive YouGov research for The polling company asked 1300 about their willingness to use an online fixed fee estate agent charging £300-£800 instead of paying a high street agency’s commission. Read more »

Purplebricks easily most recognisable online estate agent – YouGov/SellingUp

In the month of its stock market launch, Purplebricks has been shown to be easily the most recognisable online estate agency. A poll of 1300 homeowners by YouGov for found that 39% knew the Purplebricks name, even though it only launched in April 2014. Read more »

SellingUp/Populus survey: the property dealbreakers that could ruin your sale

Any estate agent will tell you about typical property buyers’ most obvious dealbreakers: think location, space, condition, transport links, crime, local schools and so on. But what about the many hidden factors that could make an otherwise keen property buyer reduce their offer – or worse, lose interest in the purchase entirely? Read more »

Revealed: the risk for properties not listed for sale on Rightmove and Zoopla

Leading portal Rightmove would be used by 65% of buyers starting their property search today, ahead of Zoopla on 50%, a survey has found. The poll asked 1000 potential property hunters about their portal preferences to help sellers decide which sites to get listed on. Read more »

Map of the 4700+ estate agents using new property portal

The launch of new property portal means that when sellers hire an estate agent, they can no longer assume that their home will be listed on all of the major portals. Agents using are not allowed to also list properties on both Rightmove and Zoopla. Read more »

Online estate agents league table: size, growth and sales data on Zoopla

Online estate agency is a fast evolving sector with a handful of big competitors dominating and a large number of small entrants. With more than one claiming to be ‘the biggest in the UK’, decided to look at who is leading in terms of number of properties listed on Zoopla. Read more »

Joining could cost estate agents 15% of their customers

Estate agents that sign up to the new property portal risk losing around 15% of potential vendors according to an exclusive survey by Read more »

What services property owners want from an online estate agent

When you hire a traditional estate agent you make a lot of assumptions. It’s not that you are being lazy, it’s just that it’s generally understood what you can expect them to do. In summary you would probably imagine that they would: Read more »