Adam Day
Adam has worked within the estate agency industry since 1997. After leaving school, he started as a Junior Negotiator for Country Properties in Hitchin and worked his way up to become Branch Manager of one of the top performing offices in the network. He co-founded low cost online estate agency in 2006 and was one of the original pioneers of the online estate agency model. currently have five regional offices, including its head office in Hitchin and branches in Exeter, Sheffield, Manchester and Birmingham. Adam aims to open further offices in Norwich, Newcastle, Reading, Chelmsford, Brighton and Cardiff in 2013.

Entries by Adam Day

The Millennials: Driving the Imminent Upheaval of Homebuying

(0) Comments | Posted 28 September 2015 | (14:04)

Estate agency has, until very recently, been a very localised service. Its limitations to buyers and sellers have consistently been crippling. One instance in 2005 stands out for me; a buyer entered the high street estate agency that I was working at, jumping town to town up the A1 searching...

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My Reaction to the Conservative Election Victory - A Bullet Dodged

(0) Comments | Posted 8 May 2015 | (10:20)

I believe this to be great news for the housing market, particularly in the short term, evading the potential surprises and uncertainty that a Labour majority or hung parliament would have created. With Labour having little influence, there will be no significant meddling in the housing market. This is a...

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First 100 Days in Power: My Property Manifesto

(0) Comments | Posted 16 April 2015 | (11:20)

Establishing a definitive strategy with regards to property and estate agency legislation is no straightforward matter. The fact that house prices are influenced by market forces will always mean that tinkering with the system is inherently complex and, indeed, risky. What is clear, however, is that some decisions taken in...

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Traditional Estate Agency Is Fundamentally Flawed

(0) Comments | Posted 27 October 2014 | (11:06)

Channel 4's new property show, Sarah Beeny's How To Sell Your Home, is doing a fantastic job of educating the public about the benefits of selling their home online.

I thought it important, however, to go one step further, to reveal exactly why the high street agent is a...

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Another Estate Agent Scandal: For Sale by Tender

(0) Comments | Posted 21 May 2014 | (16:26)

Estate agency fees are hitting the news again...

This time, it's the biggest scandal of them all...

It's known as 'For Sale By Tender' and it has started to become more commonplace, with estate agents seemingly trying to become more appealing to the consumer. I've noticed...

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Eight Secrets Estate Agents Don't Want You to Know

(2) Comments | Posted 28 April 2014 | (12:03)

I have worked within the estate agency industry since 1997. Here, I reveal eight secrets that traditional high street estate agents don't want you to know...

1. You think estate agents are there to sell houses, right? WRONG!
Estate agents will tell you that they want to sell...

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Estate Agency's Changing - Or Will It?

(1) Comments | Posted 1 April 2014 | (15:24)

Amazing isn't it? One of the oldest industries in the country is finally on the brink of change. But will we actually see change in an industry that is ripe for disruption?

Over the last 3-4 months, we have been bombarded with stories of investment in 'online estate agency' and...

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Should Estate Agent Fees, and Indeed All Fees, for Professional Services Include VAT?

(1) Comments | Posted 26 September 2013 | (16:02)

I hate VAT. I hate it as both a business owner and a consumer. But I hate it even more when it's not 'wrapped up' within the price of the product or service that I am purchasing, as a consumer.

So why do professional services, that are selling to the...

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How Will the Budget Affect the UK Property Market?

(0) Comments | Posted 22 March 2013 | (20:36)

Nothing the government said in the Budget will aid the housing market. A toothless bunch, the market has recovered through hard work and honest advice from estate agents, not the policies or schemes that the government has introduced in recent years. Yes, it is estate agents that have got the...

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What Does 2013 Have in Store for the UK Property Market?

(2) Comments | Posted 1 January 2013 | (23:00)

When there's talk one minute of the British economy picking up, followed by the threat of a triple dip recession the next, it's difficult to really get to grips with where the UK is heading in 2013. The same goes for the housing market, where confidence appears to be building,...

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