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A new breed of agent

I’m not quite sure what it was that led to the emergence of the high end independent agent, especially in central London. For years, unless you were professionally accredited i.e. a RICS or ISVA member, you wouldn’t even have been considered as a partner of a firm, and in those days most were partnerships. When you’re starting a new business, or trying to compete in the industry you work in, you can do one of two things – have an idea no one else has or do the same thing, but just do it... Read More >

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Monopoly houses balanced on one pound coins Reminiscences of an estate agent Alan Howick looks back on his five decades of experience
This November I clock up 50 years as an estate agent - and what have I learnt or gained from this experience? Well, I have tried alternative business options over the last five decades but still ended up selling second hand houses for a Read More >
Old clock in Waterloo Station, London How it was With almost 40 years' experience in the industry, Ed Mead looks back at what estate agents used to be like
About thirty years ago I remember my stepfather, a well-known man of considerable standing, surprising me by telling me I was in a ‘gentleman’s profession’. OK, he was quite old, but amongst the next generation up from me, i.e. the majority Read More >

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