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7 Ideas For Surviving the Upturn

It might seem a bit soon to be talking about the recovery, but sooner or later it will come and having worked through the last 4 recessions in the housing market, believe me when I say that the upturn will be the time of greatest danger for most businesses. A lot of residential estate agency…

Life Will Never Be the Same Again

One after another my clients are telling me that the changes that they are making in their businesses as a result of Coronavirus are likely to be permanent ones.  One client closed 5 of his 6 offices 2 weeks ago and now has a skeleton staff working at head office and everyone else working from home.…

Why you must keep thinking positively

Close to where I live there are two garden centres. I have been a customer of both of them for many years. The owner of one of them has responded to the coronavirus crisis by shutting down his business and sinking into a black pit of despair. The owner of the other one has adopted…

Will Your Business Survive the Virus?

I hesitate to write anything about the impact of Coronavirus. It is by far the worst thing that has happened to the world in my lifetime and the enormity of the situation and the impact that it is having on people’s lives is terrifying. The debate that is about to commence across the world will be…

Is Your Business Ready for Corona Virus?

Sadly it looks as if Coronavirus may bring tragedy to some UK families but its financial impact could be very serious for many more so what can you do to prepare your business for it? Twenty five years of consultancy experience has taught me that when extraordinary events occur it is the businesses that prepare…

How we can help you sell your agency

Adam J Walker & Associates have over 25 years of experience as brokers for letting agencies and only letting agencies. Nothing else. This focus means you’re guaranteed unrivalled expertise and know-how, as well as a smooth, hassle-free sales process. We’ve sold over 1000 letting agencies. Our well-resourced 7-person team have worked within the letting agency industry and…

Getting the best price for your agency

Follow these 3 golden rules to ensure your letting agency sells for the highest price possible: Review your agencyIf you’re thinking about selling in the near future, now is the time to get your agency ready for the market. Take stock of what’s working and what isn’t. Then make the changes you need to get…

Why 2020 is the Best Time to Sell Your Letting Agency

What has the recent election result got to do with selling your letting agency? A lot, as it happens. It doesn’t matter what you think about the result, just that we have one. Why? Because with a definitive election result, the cloud of uncertainty that has hung over the country since the Brexit vote has…

Why scrapping entrepreneurs’ relief would be such a bad idea

Entrepreneurs’ relief, which allows founders and investors in small businesses to pay a reduced 10% rate of Capital Gains Tax when they sell up, could soon be restricted or scrapped altogether, with rumours that Chancellor Sajid Javid will make an announcement in the Budget this March. At the moment if you sell a business you…

Will the Value of a Letting Agency Rise Further?

The value of a residential sales business is currently about 25% of what it was before the Brexit vote.  The reason for this is economic uncertainty and a lack of confidence in the housing market.  The value of a let-only letting business is about 50% of what it was before the Brexit vote.  This is…