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The Letting & Estate Agents Podcast

Having worked for some of the biggest names in the industry, Christopher now offers advice, actions and opinion in helping letting and estate agents grow their lettings and estate agency's. Christopher has proven methods on how to attract landlords and house sellers and helps many agents, using a technique that is designed (if implemented correctly) to grow any agency's turnover by at least 20% to 30% year on year. Its hard work and it requires buckets loads of patience though

Letting & Estate Agent Podcast Christopher Watkin

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    • 4.8 • 21 Ratings

The Letting & Estate Agents Podcast

Having worked for some of the biggest names in the industry, Christopher now offers advice, actions and opinion in helping letting and estate agents grow their lettings and estate agency's. Christopher has proven methods on how to attract landlords and house sellers and helps many agents, using a technique that is designed (if implemented correctly) to grow any agency's turnover by at least 20% to 30% year on year. Its hard work and it requires buckets loads of patience though

    Should Estate Agents Be Paid Commision To List Houses - Ep.1900

    Should Estate Agents Be Paid Commision To List Houses - Ep.1900

    Iain Cooper from Keller Williams popped up to Grantham in early 2024

    • 4 min
    Are Estate Agency Awards Worth It - Ep. 1899

    Are Estate Agency Awards Worth It - Ep. 1899

    Ben Gee, Estate Agent, was diagnosed with Parkinson in his early 30s. So like any sane person, he chucked in his successful Director role at a London corporate estate Agency and started his own Estate Agency . In 33 months, he has 5 High Street branches - and growing

    • 1 min
    The 6 Things Estate Agents Need To Do, Daily, To Become Successful - Ep. 1898

    The 6 Things Estate Agents Need To Do, Daily, To Become Successful - Ep. 1898

    Jason Cannon helps Estate Agents be better Estate Agents

    • 8 min
    UK Property Market Stats Show - Week 27 2024 - Ep.1897

    UK Property Market Stats Show - Week 27 2024 - Ep.1897

    UK Property Market Weekly Update

    In this week’s ‘UK Property Market Stats Show’ on YouTube for week ending Sunday, 7th July 2024, with Verona Frankish, the headlines for Week 27 of 2024 are as follows ..

    · UK House prices on Homes sold (stc) in July continue to remain strong at £348/sq.ft - 6% higher than Jan 2024

    · Listings - 34.6k UK listings this week. 8% higher YTD than 2017/18/19 YTD average.

    · Total Gross Sales - 24,858 - 6.7% higher than 2017/18/19 YTD levels & 10.5% higher than 2023 YTD levels.

    · Net Sales - 18,656 this week, 25.9% higher than the same week in 2023.

    · Sale fall-throughs - Only fly in the ointment is sale fall thru rate rising. For the last few months its been around the 21% to 22% range, yet in the last few weeks its been towards the mid 20’s. This week it crept up again to 24.95% - Yet, everything in context, the 7 year Long Term Average is 24.8% and it was 40%+ in the Truss Budget

    🔗 YouTube Link to The Show - https://youtu.be/laq7Xjhzw68


    Chris’s In-Depth Analysis (Week 27) :

    * New Properties to Market: The UK saw 34,672new listings. This year's YTD listings stand at 958,941, 11% higher than the historical 8 year YTD average of 849,056, 7.3% higher than YTD 2017/18/19 and 8% higher YTD 2023. Weekly 2024 average : 35,516.

    * Average Listing Price: £456,007.

    * Average Asking Price of this week’s Listings vs Average Asking Price of the Properties that Sale Agreed this week: 24.4%. Again, Its back to levels that we've seen in the spring and again, I think it's just a bit too much. Some of this is overvaluing and some of it is that high price properties have a lower propensity to sell and there's been more of those coming on the market. The long-term average is between 16% and 17%.

    * Price Reductions: Last week, 19,161 properties saw price reductions, higher compared to the 8-year Week 27 average of 17,960. Yet there is higher stock levels. Stock June levels are at 700,524. This means 1 in 8.6 properties each month are being reduced.

    * Average Asking Price for Reduced Properties: £389,446.

    * Gross Sales: 24,858 properties were sold stc last week (2024 weekly average : 24,669 Gross Sales)

    * Accumulative Gross Sales YTD: The total YTD stands at 666,059, exceeding the average YTD Gross sales figure of 624,455 from 2017/18/19 and 602,866 in the same week 27 in 2023.

    * Average Asking Price of Sold STC Properties: Still staying in the mid £360/380k’s range (like has been for 2 years) at £366,672.

    * Sale Fall Throughs: Fall thrus this week at 6,202. Last 3 months weekly average 5,977.

    * Sale Fall Through % Rate: 25.95% for week 27. (Comparison - 22.64% for the last 3 months, whilst the long term 8 years average is 24.8% & it was 40%+ in Q4 2022 - the Truss budget!)

    * Net Sales - 18,656

    * Accumulative Net Sales YTD: The total stands at 518,783, 4.5% higher the 17/18/19 YTD Net sales average (496,345) and 12.4% higher than the YTD figure for 2023 for Net Sales

    * House Prices on the House sales agreed (SSTC) in July MTD is £348/sq.ft. For comparison, June was £347/sq.ft, May ’24 in £343/sq.ft, April ’24 - £341/sq.ft, March ’24 - £337/sq.ft, Feb ’24 -£335/sq.ft & Jan ’24 to £328/sq.ft).

    Graphs for Download - https://we.tl/t-YJr9JiTF7W

    This week’s local focus is on Canterbury.

    Christopher

    • 56 min
    The 3 Paradoxes Of Estate Agency - Ep. 1896

    The 3 Paradoxes Of Estate Agency - Ep. 1896

    Keith Allen is long established Letting Agent from Essex.Whilst he still does that, he also helps existing Letting Agents be better versions of themselves and attract and retain new landlords to their lettings agency. Keith came and sat on the WatkinSofa in January 2024.

    • 8 min
    The 2 Jobs Every Estate Agent Should Master - Ep.1895

    The 2 Jobs Every Estate Agent Should Master - Ep.1895

    Jason Cannon helps Estate Agents be better Estate Agents

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Tmancuso ,

Love this podcast!

Amazing, great and educational. Brilliant content!

V. 6.20 ,

theme music is too loud in the mix

Hi

The content is really useful and I enjoy listening and find it helpful - thank you.

Though please can you consider editing the volume of the theme music in comparison to the episode content. Maybe it’s just me, but it puts me off listening a little bit.

Sorry to mention something that is not positive. Thank you for the free entertainment and education. It’s much appreciated.

Best wishes

jfranks2018 ,

Podcast and videos

I’ve been listening and watching videos Chris has been producing and I would recommend any estate agent to listen to what Chris has to say and the people he interviews and deals with.

Great help in understanding the market and ways to attract vendors and landlords.

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