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New Job Support Scheme announced by the Chancellor

24 September 2020

In a speech in the House of Commons today, 24 September, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, outlined the UK Government’s next stage of the economic plan to protect jobs over the winter period with the announcement of a new Job Support Scheme. Read More...

Scottish moving homes guidance updated

24 September 2020

Further to the announcement on 22 September by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, where stronger measures to tackle the rise in COVID-19 infection rates were implemented, the Scottish Government has now updated its guidance on moving home. Read More...

New Chief Executive Officer of Propertymark appointed

24 September 2020

Tim Balcon joins Propertymark today, 24 September, as Chief Executive Officer, which is a newly created role, bringing over 20 years’ experience in membership and sector organisations. Read More...

Latest MORI poll shows estate agents as one of five least-trusted professions

Tuesday 03 December 2019

Estate agents were trusted by only 30 per cent of respondents, though still rated more trustworthy than journalists, Government ministers, advertising executives, and politicians.

Estate agents ranked in the bottom five of the latest MORI Veracity Poll. Labour supporters were more likely to trust agents than Conservative supporters, also those with no formal education (36 per cent) were more likely to trust estate agents than those who have a degree (23 per cent).

In comparison, nurses (95 per cent trust), doctors, dentists, and teachers top the list of most trusted professions, followed by engineers in fifth place.

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Propertymark professionals

With the latest poll showing trust in agents is low, Propertymark membership gives agents an excellent advantage. Being a Propertymark member demonstrates to consumers – and other agents – that an agent is professional, principled and trained, with adhering to continual professional development.

Since becoming Propertymark in 2017, consumers are becoming more and more aware of why they should use Propertymark Protected members.

In a recent survey, 20 per cent of UK Adults stated that they're aware of Propertymark. This figure is even higher among 18-34-year olds (31 per cent) and those living in London (45 per cent). This shows that we're making an impact, and the public are now looking out for Propertymark Protected agencies.

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Propertymark promotes higher standards than the law demands, and campaigns for more laws and enforcement to regulate the sector.

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Consumers can rest assured that, if their agent is a Propertymark member we hold them accountable in order to protect consumers. Estate agents, letting agents and auctioneers and valuers who display our logo actively ensure maximum protection for their clients and practising to a higher standard than the law currently requires.

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