the housing market is crucial to the economy

The national papers and the trade press have been full of articles recently about whether estate agents should still be allowed to stay open during the lockdown. I am firmly of the opinion that they should but with restrictions. The housing market is of huge importance to the economy. The total revenue earned by estate…

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Since the Brexit vote and the resulting downturn in the housing market, much of my consultancy work has involved helping clients to reduce costs, says Adam Walker, but we have to avoid chopping the critical elements of the business! When things are going well, it is all too easy to let costs increase and a…

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My marketing agency recently asked me to write to all of our clients to ask them why they had chosen to sell their business at this time. I found their replies to be very surprising. In fact, I found them to be quite disturbing. The main reason that people want to sell their business at…

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People ask me how I think the housing market will be next year about twenty times a day at the moment so I’m going to break the habit of a lifetime and answer the question. So, here we go. I think the market in 2021 will be similar to the market that we had in…

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Oh for some certainty

At this time of year I am usually busy helping my consultancy clients to prepare their financial targets for next year. But at the moment there is so much uncertainty that this is almost impossible to do. On the lettings side, good managed letting businesses have hardly been affected by the pandemic at all so…

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED Have you got a question about how estate or letting agency sales work or about our services at Adam J Walker & Associates? Find the answers below.   Is now a good time to sell a letting business? Now is a very good time to sell a letting business.…

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BLOG The housing market is crucial to the economy Feb 11, 2021 The national papers and the trade press have been full of articles recently about whether estate agents should still be allowed to stay open during the lockdown. I am firmly of the opinion that they should but with restrictions. The housing market is…

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Well, hallelujah, you are allowed to open your office, your bank balance is looking good and your business has survived the virus. Or has it? Unfortunately, it is still too soon to say. Let’s consider this example of a small business that usually banks £480,000 per year, half from sales and half from lettings. John…

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When the country went into lockdown last month most people expected that it would last for a few weeks and then life would return to normal. It is becoming clear that this is not how things are going to turn out and that the return to normal life is going to be a gradual process…

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