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Estate Agents in the UK: Market Research Report

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Estate Agents Market Research Report | SIC L68.310 | Jun 2017

Shaky base: Industry revenue is expected to grow in 2017-18, after contracting in the previous year

IBISWorld’s Estate Agents market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Countrywide plc Countrywide plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Revenue grew strongly from 2013-14, though it was negatively affected by the EU referendum
  • A variety of government intiatives that support the housing market have boosted industry demand
  • Government schemes to stimulate housebuilding are expected to support industry revenue
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the industry has grown, though revenue has been somewhat volatile. IBISWorld estimates that industry revenue will grow at compound annual rate of 4.4% to reach £10.9 billion over the five years through 2017-18. This largely reflects the recovery in the property market following the economic, which had caused revenue to fall sharply before the period. Revenue rose significantly in the early part of the period, supported by various government reforms and initiatives, alongside strengthening economic conditions and high consumer confidence levels. The low interest rate environment has also supported growth. Revenue generated from non-residential property transactions increased as business investment climbed... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 4.4% to reach £10.9 billion over the five years through 2017-18. Revenue grew robustly at the beginning of the period, particularly in 2013-14, coinciding with the introduction of the government’s Help to Buy scheme, which strongly encouraged residential property transactions. A strengthening economy also fed through to the residential and commercial property markets over much of the period. However, industry revenue is expected to have declined by 10.4% in 2016-17, and growth is anticipated to remain constrained through the current year. Ris.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Estate Agents Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Estate Agents Industry are

  • Effective product promotion
  • Having a good reputation
  • Highly trained workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of residential property transactions and Consumer confidence index in the Estate Agents industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Estate Agents Industry?

    Estate agents act as intermediaries when property is bought, sold or rented. They are paid on a fee or contract basis. They also provide advice and appraisals in connection with buying, selling and renting property and provide escrow services. This class includes online-only estate agents, however property-related legal services are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
    Residential transactionsNon-residential transactionsResidential lettingsNon-residential lettingsOther services
    Industry Activities
    Helping customers buy and sell propertyActing as agents for property rentalsProviding advice on properties

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of residential property transactions
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Business confidence index
  • Mortgage rate
  • Current Performance
  • Demand trends
  • Stamp duty changes
  • Government initiatives
  • Online agents
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Property transactions
  • Solutions to the supply shortage
  • Technological pressures
  • Table: Estate Agents Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Estate Agents Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Building Project Development
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Newspaper Publishing
  • Search Engines
  • Products & Services
  • Residential transactions
  • Residential lettings
  • Non-residential transactions
  • Non-residential lettings
  • Other services
  • Chart: Estate Agents Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Household owner-occupiers
  • Lessors
  • Residential tenants
  • Businesses
  • Commercial tenants
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Estate Agents Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Estate Agents
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Estate Agents Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Countrywide plc
  • Table: Countrywide plc - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Estate Agents Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Estate Agents Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • When the legal title of a property is transferred from one person to another.
  • Escrow
  • In the context of the industry, escrow means putting the property, cash and title of the property in possession of a third party until the transaction is complete.
  • Fiduciary
  • A person to whom property is entrusted for the benefit of another.
  • Help To Buy
  • A government-backed scheme aimed predominantly at first-time buyers. It consists of equity loans and mortgage guarantees.

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