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Help to Buy Scheme 2 – A conveyancers view

October 9th, 2013 No comments

In an unprecedented move the Government have decided to move the second phase of the Help To Buy Scheme forward by 3 months.  Understanding is that the first scheme specifically for new build properties has been such a big hit that they didn’t want the rest of the market to wait to get its much […]

EPC Regulations UPDATE

May 14th, 2012 1 comment

The department for communities & Local Government have recently sent out yet more “guidance” on the changes to the EPC regulations. This seems to have caused even more confusion within the industry. To clarify a couple of issues, we contacted Phil Beschizza of the government department in order to clarify a few of our queries; […]

Have You Made It Into Our TOP TEN Uservoice Contributors?

January 25th, 2012 No comments

It has been just over 6 months since we launched our Uservoice Customer Ideas Forum. For those of you that haven’t seen it yet, it’s a way for dezrez customers to put ideas forward for development and then have other estate agents vote on it. The idea being that you help build our development pipeline […]

Are You Listening In Twitter Land?

January 5th, 2012 1 comment

My colleague, Matt Davies, wrote a very interesting blog on using Twitter and Facebook last year (link to the blog HERE), which got me thinking on how specific a company could get with just how reactive they are to Social Media, in particularly, Twitter. It got me wondering about how our customers are using Twitter. […]

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Find Out About The Dezrez Team

December 22nd, 2011 No comments

Have you ever wondered what some of the team at dezrez you speak with on a daily basis actually look like?! Maybe you’ve always wanted to know a little more about Darren Michael in the branding team, feel that little bit closer to Laura Liddell in the Legal Department or just wanted a plain old […]

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The top 9 things that boost a properties value – Do you agree?

December 12th, 2011 1 comment

A while ago the Post Office produced a Home buyers report which looks at external factors that are most likely to make people pay a premium for a property. Unsurprisingly, Living near a beach is the attraction purchasers are willing to fork out the most for at an extra £20,448. No I like a beach but […]

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Do any agents wish HIPS were still around?

July 29th, 2011 No comments

It’s just over a year now since Home Information Packs were scrapped and I wonder if any agents are missing them or rather missing the revenue stream they may have brought in? The reason is, we run our own conveyancing department here at dezrez in the form of Dezrezlegal. The current nature of the market […]

Do estate agents value software experience?

June 29th, 2011 2 comments

Having been involved in the Estate Agent Industry in one way or another for several years now it has been interesting to see just how often negotiators and valuers move between agencies, very often rival companies. It’s clearly nothing new for a successful person in any industry to get “head hunted” for their success in […]

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The UK’s Narrowest House

November 25th, 2010 1 comment

I recently took a trip to visit my grandparents who live in Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae, a small island off the West Coast of Scotland. Whilst out exploring I came across what is claimed to be the UK’s Narrowest House. The unique ‘design’ of this property surely only adds to the value? What do […]

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Do Estate Agents still Get a Raw Deal?

September 7th, 2010 2 comments

The Co-operative bank has carried out a survey to find out the 10 most distrusted professions in the UK. Why are you telling us this I here you cry? Well I’m sorry to say that Estate Agents placed 5th in the list! It’s old news that Estate Agents are viewed by some as untrustworthy and I […]