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Estate Agents Market Report 2011

  • ID: 1551466
  • February 2011
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • 111 Pages
  • Key Note Ltd
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Arun Estate Agencies Ltd
  • Chesterton Humberts
  • Connells Residential
  • Countrywide Estate Agents
  • Hamptons Group Ltd
  • LSL Property Services PLC
  • MORE

This Market Report examines estate agents in the UK and their principal market, which is the sale and renting of residential property. Excluded from its scope are: estate managers, surveyors, valuers, auctioneers, property companies, property consultants, and other professionals or organisations that provide specialist property services. Estate agency revenue is predominantly derived from the sales of residential property, which typically amount to approximately three quarters of total revenue, while the remainder is accounted for by financial services (e.g. mortgage and insurance sales), lettings and property management, auctions, valuations, and surveys.

Over the 20-year period to April 2008, the average house price rose to a peak of £201,081 in August of that year, roughly a factor of four compared with 1987, and in 2007, the UK estate agency market was valued at £9.1bn. Approximately 1.6 million property transactions contributed to that figure. Following the global economic downturn in 2008, however, the UK property market slumped.

Data from Halifax show house prices are currently down by nearly 40% compared with 2007, and the number of residential property READ MORE >

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Arun Estate Agencies Ltd
  • Chesterton Humberts
  • Connells Residential
  • Countrywide Estate Agents
  • Hamptons Group Ltd
  • LSL Property Services PLC
  • MORE

Foreword
Executive Summary
Market Definition
REPORT COVERAGE
MARKET SECTORS
Sole-Agency Agreements
Joint Sole-Agency Agreements
Multiple-Agency Agreements
MARKET TRENDS
The Good Times
Housing Market in Turmoil
Mortgage Funding Down
Downward Pressure on Prices
Seasonality
ECONOMIC TRENDS
Population
Gross Domestic Product
Inflation
Unemployment
MARKET POSITION
The UK
Market Size
THE TOTAL MARKET
By Volume
By Value
NEW HOUSING
By Volume
By Value
Industry Background
RECENT HISTORY
NUMBER OF COMPANIES
Franchise and Affiliated Operations
Estate Agencies
EMPLOYMENT
REGIONAL VARIATIONS IN THE MARKETPLACE
Regional House Prices
DISTRIBUTION
HOW ROBUST IS THE MARKET?
LEGISLATION
Estate Agents and Property
Renting
Insurance
Money Laundering
KEY TRADE ASSOCIATIONS
Association of Residential Lettings Agents
Institution of Commercial and Business Agents
National Association of Estate Agents
National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers
National Federation of Property Professionals
The Property Ombudsman
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Competitor Analysis
THE MARKETPLACE
MARKET LEADERS
Countrywide Estate Agents
Connells Residential
LSL Property Services PLC
Spicerhaart Group Ltd
Arun Estate Agencies Ltd
Savills PLC
Hamptons Group Ltd
Kinleigh Folkard and Hayward Ltd
Chesterton Humberts
MARKETING ACTIVITY
Main Media Advertising Expenditure
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
STRENGTHS
WEAKNESSES
OPPORTUNITIES
THREATS
Buying Behaviour
CONSUMER PENETRATION
Adults Who Have Engaged an Estate Agent to Sell a Property in the Past Years
Adults Who Have Bought a Property Through an Estate Agent at Least Once in the Past Years
Adults Who Have Moved Home at Least Once in the Past Years
Adults Who Would Search the Internet for Properties if They Wanted to Move
Adults Who Would Visit an Estate Agent's Office if They Wanted to Move Home
Adults Who Think Estate Agents Give Good Value for Money
Adults Who Thinks Property is a Safe Investment for the Future
Adults Who Intend to Buy a Property Within the Next Years
Current Issues
CURRENT MARKET CONDITIONS
A BOOMING LETTINGS MARKET
COMPREHENSIVE SPENDING REVIEW
HOME INFORMATION PACKS SUSPENDED
ONLINE TRENDS
The Global Market
RECENT GLOBAL TRENDS
Forecasts
INTRODUCTION
The Economy
FORECASTS TO
By Volume
By Value
MARKET GROWTH
FUTURE TRENDS
Focus on Letting Business
Dominance of Online Portals
Mobile Devices March On
Company Profiles
INTRODUCTION
DEFINITIONS
Turnover (Sales)
Pre-Tax Profit
Profit Margin
Average Remuneration
Sales per Employee
FURTHER INFORMATION
ARUN ESTATE AGENTIES LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
CHESTERTON GLOBAL LIMITED
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
CONNELLS RESIDENTIAL
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
COUNTRYWIDE ESTATE AGENTS
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
HAMPTONS GROUP LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
KINLEIGH FOLKARD and HAYWARD LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
LSL PROPERTY SERVICES PLC
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
SAVILLS PLC
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
SPICERHAART GROUP LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
Structure
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
Further Sources
Associations
Publications
General Sources
Government Publications
Other Sources
Key Note Sources
Key Note Ltd
Understanding TGI Data
Number, Profile, Penetration
Social Grade
Standard Region
Research
The Range of Reports

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- Countrywide Estate Agents
- Connells Residential
- LSL Property Services PLC
- Spicerhaart Group Ltd
- Arun Estate Agencies Ltd
- Savills PLC
- Hamptons Group Ltd
- Kinleigh Folkard and Hayward Ltd
- Chesterton Humberts

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