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The essential 'Survive & Thrive' guide to weathering the market downturn.

Free floorplan offer!
Thu, 12 Aug 2010, 14:39 GMT
The National EPC Company is offering a free floorplan to every client who buys an Energy Performance Certificate and photograph bundle in August.
Small business lending plummets £269m
Wed, 4 Aug 2010, 10:42 GMT
Chancellor George Osborne has called on banks to increase their lending to businesses as new figures reveal that lending to small firms plummeted by a staggering £269m in the year to June.
Landmark produces free flood guide
Wed, 28 Jul 2010, 15:27 GMT
Landmark Information Group has launched a free guide to help firms mitigate their risk of flooding.
FPB offers free business facilities
Wed, 21 Jul 2010, 21:45 GMT
The Forum of Private Business is offering members complimentary Regus businessworld gold cards, which offer free internet access, refreshments and admin support in over 1,000 business lounges around the world.
Ex-Countrywide chair signals the death of traditional agency
Fri, 16 Jul 2010, 06:20 GMT
Historically low sales volumes and the continued bleak economic outlook have made the traditional estate agency business model unviable, according to ex-Countrywide chairman Harry Hill.
Lloyds economist issues agency warning
Fri, 9 Jul 2010, 07:55 GMT
The agency market is set for a tough year ahead, according to one of the UK’s leading housing market economists.
Survive & Thrive: expert property tips you can't afford to miss!
Tue, 29 Jun 2010, 10:56 GMT
You have just three days to book your place for The Negotiator's Survive & Thrive Conference in Birmingham, which brings you the UK’s leading housing market economists.
Survive & Thrive - book your place today!
Thu, 24 Jun 2010, 11:03 GMT
You have just 10 days to book your place for The Negotiator's Survive & Thrive Conference in Birmingham.
How striking is your awards entry?
Sat, 12 Jun 2010, 10:34 GMT
There is just over a week to enter the biggest, free event in the residential agency calender, The Negotiator Awards 2010.
Getting more from your website
Thu, 27 May 2010, 18:31 GMT
Technology holds the key to your future success, with your website proving one of your biggest lead generators. Here, Google's James Bacon explains how to maximise your web offering with a few simple tweaks.
DILEMMA: Lettings
Thu, 27 May 2010, 12:24 GMT
We are a small but growing lettings and property management firm with plans to increase our managed portfolio. We have a number of landlord clients who instruct us on a tenant find-only basis to whom I want to cross-sell our fully-managed proposition to, as I don't think it's a service we've been exploiting enough in the past. But how do I start?
Trinity named Survive & Thrive partner
Thu, 27 May 2010, 12:04 GMT
Trinity Mirror Digital Property has been confirmed as the conference partner for The Negotiator's Survive & Thrive conference in Birmingham on July 6.
The government's CGT plan explained
Fri, 14 May 2010, 06:00 GMT
The newly-formed coalition government has proposed to bring Capital Gains Tax in line with Income Tax. Here, Clare Hartnell, global head of property with tax specialist Grant Thornton, explains the implications.
DILEMMA: Complaint handling
Thu, 13 May 2010, 12:19 GMT
Customers are becoming more demanding about the service standards they expect from my staff, and a number have written in to complain. Dealing with complaints takes time and is non-productive. What can I do to minimise the problem?
Virgin Media confirmed as new events sponsor
Fri, 30 Apr 2010, 06:50 GMT
Virgin Media has been confirmed as the latest sponsor to support The Negotiator’s event programme.
Win a £10,000 web package!
Mon, 26 Apr 2010, 16:27 GMT
IT consultancy Evolvin is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a new website by simply telling a story.
Survive & Thrive hits West Midlands road
Wed, 14 Apr 2010, 12:47 GMT
The Negotiator’s Survive & Thrive roadshow is to hit the road again this summer due to popular demand.
Rightmove issues sausage warning
Fri, 26 Mar 2010, 18:00 GMT
Rightmove is delivering a stark warning to agents about the quality of their listings at part of its national roadshow series.
Metropix teams with The Digital Property Group
Fri, 5 Mar 2010, 17:23 GMT
Metropix has teamed with The Digital Property Group to offer enhanced floor plans.
Win £100 worth of vouchers!
Tue, 16 Feb 2010, 09:36 GMT
Easier2move is offering readers the chance to win £100 worth of vouchers by using its new text message quoting facility.