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Estate Agents & Services Market Assessment 2006


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Published Date :
May 2006find similar
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Business Servicesfind similar
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£ 575
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11 Chapters

Table of Contents

The table of contents below is for Estate Agents & Services 2006

Executive Summary

1. Introduction

The Topic

Objectives

Methodology

Original Research

Definition

2. Strategic Overview

Market Dynamics

Regional Concentration

The Top Tier: Market Leaders

Countrywide

Friends Provident

Bradford & Bingley

Cgnu

Royal & Sunalliance

Halifax

Legal & General

Sector Concentration

Table: Leading Groups Of Estate Agents In The Uk, June And February

The Next Tier: Middle-sized Chains

Four Main Categories

Affinity And Franchising

Movewithus And Homelink Network

Home Sale Network

More Voluntary Groups

Re/max

Xperience

National Leaders Look To Franchising

Townends

Winkworth

Hunters

Market Treading Water

Home Information Packs

Homes Abroad

Repercussions From The Oft's Estate-agency Report

A Substantial Sector

Table: Annual Number Of Housing Transactions In England And Wales (000 And Index=100),-2005

Figure: Annual Number Of Housing Transactions In England And Wales (000),-2005

Solicitors The Key To Scottish Property

Rapid Turnover

Lettings Specialists

Leaders

Belvoir

Jordans

Association Of Residential Letting Agents

Advertising

Consumer Research

Key Points

3. Marketing Trends

Portals Spur Media Takeover

Propertyfinder

Findaproperty

Primelocation

Fish4 Homes

Rightmove

Look4aproperty

Halfapercent

Media Groups Clean Up

Prestige Advertising

Table: Leading Domestic Estate-agency Advertisers To The Uk Market By Main Media Advertising Expenditure (£000 And %), Years Ending March, March And September

Co-operation Is The Key To Independence

Holiday-home Bonanza Ending?

Table: Leading Agents For Foreign Property Advertising To Uk Buyers By Main Media Advertising Expenditure (£000 And %), Years Ending September And December

Bypassing The Agent

Key Points

4. An International Perspective

Warning Signs Over Long-haul Holiday Homes

Spanish Bubble

Look East

China's Boom

Over-confidence In The Us

Key Points

5. Pest Analysis

Political Factors

Fewer Households Would Save Energy

More Regulations For The Rental Market

Decline In Social Housing Benefits Estate Agents

Economic Factors

Scatter-gun Forecasts

Advances Rising Faster Than Incomes

Table: Distribution Of Mortgage Advances In The Uk By Value Range (% And £),-2004

Figure: Distribution Of Mortgage Advances In The Uk By Value Range (% And £),

Table: Pre-tax Income Bands By Sex Inland Revenue Estimates For The Uk (000, % And £),/2005

Figure: Pre-tax Income Bands By Sex Inland Revenue Estimates For The Uk (000 And £),/2005

Pricing Out The Lower Paid

Selling The Inheritances

Social Factors

More Single People, More Multi-generation Households

Table: Projected Change In The Uk Population By Age (000 In Each Band),,,, And

Extended Financial Families

Technological Factors

Teleworkers

Marketing Alliances On The Internet

Key Points

6. Consumer Dynamics

Overview

Families With Young Children Show Greatest Tendency To Engage Estate Agents

Table: Engaging Estate Agents (% Of Respondents), February

Time-poor Customers Want A One-stop Service

Table: What Customers Want (% Of Respondents), February

Fee Levels Unpopular

Table: Opinions About Estate Agents (% Of Respondents), February

Internet First For Affluent Buyers

Table: Internet Searches And Direct Sales (% Of Respondents), February

The New Landlords

Table: Landlords And Second-home Owners In The Uk (% Of Respondents), February

Table: Second-home Owners Abroad (% Of Respondents), February

Friendliness Is A Big Draw

Table: Priorities When Choosing An Estate Agency Friendliness And Past Success (% Of Respondents), February

Fees Rankle For Young Vendors

Table: Priorities When Choosing An Estate Agency The Level Of Fees (% Of Respondents), February

Key Points

7. Company Profiles

Introduction

Countrywide

Corporate Strategy

Advertising And Distribution

Profitability

Table: Financial Results For Countrywide Plc (£m, Number, % And £), Years Ending St December And

Future Developments

Connells

Corporate Strategy

Advertising And Distribution

Profitability

Table: Financial Results For Connells Ltd (£m, Number, % And £), Years Ending St December-2004

Future Developments

Your Move

Corporate Strategy

Advertising And Distribution

Profitability

Table: Financial Results For Lending Solutions Ltd (£m, Number, % And £), Weeks Tost December

Table: Financial Results For Your-move.co.uk Ltd (£m, Number, % And £), Years Ending St December-2004

Table: Financial Results For Reeds Rains Ltd (£m, Number, % And £), Years Ending St December-2004

Future Developments

Halifax

Corporate Strategy

Advertising And Distribution

Profitability

Table: Financial Results For Halifax Estate Agencies Ltd (£m, Number, % And £), Years Ending St December-2004

Table: Financial Results For Hbos Plc (£m, Number, % And £), Years Ending St December-2004

Future Developments

Spicerhaart

Corporate Strategy

Advertising And Distribution

Profitability

Table: Financial Results For Spicerhaart Ltd (£m, Number, % And £), Years Ending St December-2004

Table: Financial Results For Spicerhaart Group Ltd (£m, Number, % And £), Years Ending St December-2004

Future Developments

Arun Estate Agencies

Corporate Strategy

Advertising And Distribution

Profitability

Table: Financial Results For Arun Estate Agencies Ltd (£m, Number, % And £), Years Ending St March-2005

Future Developments

Rightmove

Corporate Strategy

Advertising And Distribution

Profitability

Table: Financial Results For Rightmove Plc (£m, Number, % And £), Years Ending St December-2005

Future Developments

Key Points

8. The Future

Demographic Influences

Financial Groups Retreat From Property

Franchising The Way Ahead

Lettings Specialists

Diversified Property Groups

Internet Transformation

Supermarkets To Muscle In?

Key Points

11. Consumer Confidence

Methodology

Key Findings This Quarter

The Willingness To Borrow

A Slow Start To

Table A: The Average Amount Consumers Are Willing To Borrow In Order To Purchase Expensive Items At Current And Constant November Prices (£ And £bn), February, May, August, November And February

The Desire To Borrow Stays Strong

Table B: The Number Of Adults Willing To Borrow In Order To Purchase Expensive Items (000 And %), February, May, August, November And February

The Willingness To Spend From Savings

Spending From Savings Declines

Table C: The Proportion Of Adults Without Any Savings (%), February, May, August, November And February

Table D: The Average Amount Consumers Are Willing To Spend From Savings In Order To Purchase Expensive Items At Current And Constant November Prices (£ And £bn), February, May, August, November And February

Consumers Increasingly Cautious

Table E: The Average Amounts Adults Are Confident Spending To Purchase Expensive Items (£ And %), February, May, August, November And February

12. Further Sources

Trade/professional Associations

Estate Agency Companies

Marketing And National Press/other Information Sources

Government And Official Sources

General Sources

Bisnode Sources

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