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9th September 2018

Six weeks which could define your year…

The Summer Holiday period is over.

There are plenty of mixed messages about how the market is performing.   Some agents are flying, others don’t know which way to turn.

We’ve entered the last four months of the year and the targets for 2018 are starting to loom ever closer.

We don’t feel we’re exaggerating to say that the next six weeks of trading could make or break a lot of estate agencies years.

The difference between a good year and a bad year could be what level of transactions and deals you get into the pipeline now.

With a slowdown reported nationally in second sales it’s now time to look at the one area of estate agency which is growing year on year – land and new homes.

Proactively seeking land and new home opportunities in your area could be the difference that makes a positive difference to your year end plus get you off to a great start in 2019

To gauge how ready, you are for the next six weeks ask yourself the following questions.

  • Do you know which sites in your area have been granted with consent to build?
  • Is your agency regularly visiting new build sites and getting to know the key contacts there?
  • Do you have access to planning application information which you are acting upon on?
  • Do you know the best ways to approach and pitch to property developers who have stock that isn’t shifting?

And are you already making business plans for 2019 that includes land and new homes income?

Our members can answer yes to all the above and most of them are looking forward with anticipation to the year-end rather than anxiety.

If you want to find out how your agency can end 2018 with a financial flourish get in contact with the team at the Land & New Homes Network.

Thanks for reading.

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Dates for the diary

5 June 2024

LNH Masterclass London

Designed for independent estate agents who want to learn more about running a successful land and new homes operation, our Masterclass days, in association with LandTech, can give you all the insight and information you need.


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12 June 2024

LNH Masterclass Marlborough

Designed for independent estate agents who want to learn more about running a successful land and new homes operation, our Masterclass days, in association with LandTech, can give you all the insight and information you need.


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19 June 2024

LNH Masterclass Birmingham

Designed for independent estate agents who want to learn more about running a successful land and new homes operation, our Masterclass days, in association with LandTech, can give you all the insight and information you need.


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Land & New Homes Network have helped me and my business take it to another level over the last year. The support from the whole team has been greatly appreciated with Kevin & Ian always on hand. I would recommend other forward-thinking agents to consider the network as a large part of their business. It’s not gift-wrapped for you, but the support, collateral, and connections give you an opportunity to make it a real success.

Matt Nicol – Nicol & Co – Worcestershire

A fantastic business that delivers everything it promises a no brainier for good independent Estate Agents

Will Smith – Complete Land & New Homes

I have been working with Kevin as a member of The Land and New Network since October 2017. I have found his advice and guidance to be second to none. Through Kevin’s insight and advice Orchid have started to build a strong land and new homes division. Kevin is a true professional in his field.

Matthew Bennett – Orchid – Hertfordshire

What’s best about the Land & New Homes Network?   The firepower it brings, and the confidence it gives you.   I really can’t praise it enough.

Rob Price – Homes Estate Agents – Hampshire

Always provides key improvements to our business.  Thanks as always.

Pep De Fazio – Homes

An excellent workshop. Top tip to be implemented straight away – identify developments to promote our rentals team.

Steven Harvey – Oasis Estate Agents – Middlesex

Both Kevin and Ian have an in-depth knowledge of this field, along with countless contacts, that have been instrumental in allowing us to grow our Land & New Homes division. The network allocates time for us to meet regularly and discuss our strategies, and ongoing projects, with a big focus on accountability.

Neil Leahy – Butler & Stag

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