EYE wishes all our readers a very Happy Christmas and New Year as our holiday starts here

We would like to wish all our readers a very happy festive break: after a difficult year for many agents, you’ve certainly deserved it!

Once again you have helped make EYE the publication that it is, with your engagement with our stories – your suggestions, criticisms, wit and insight.

We would also like to say how very much we appreciate our advertisers, whose support means that we can continue to deliver a daily news service that is completely free of charge to our readers. We have not had to hide our content behind a paywall, and it is our intention that we never will.

EYE has had another year of growth  – thanks, as you may have noticed, to a particularly newsy 12 months.

It seems almost a lifetime ago that OnTheMarket floated, but it was only in February; or that Countrywide launched its ‘back to basics’ programme (June), in an announcement which in combination with its second profits warning of the year sent shares plunging; or that Connells closed online agency Hatched, saying that the online business model doesn’t work (September); or that a US private equity firm announced it was buying Zoopla (May).

We have had start-ups, crowdfunding, endless government consultations and calls for evidence, and the expansion of the purple one into Canada and Germany. Not to mention share crashes, profit warnings, price hikes, departures, mergers, closures, successes and failures.

We have also had silly pictures, daft floorplans where the stairs up went one way and came down another or didn’t go anywhere at all, and even dafter valuations of companies yet to launch.

We have tried our best to report on all of them – and next year, we look forward to doing it all over again.

We are now on our annual break, and look forward to seeing you on the other side of the New Year. So, no more newsletters or breaking newsflashes until then . . . but on the other hand, you never know.

If it’s important news, we will get it to your inbox.

Meanwhile, our very best wishes to you and your loved ones (who have had to put up with the very long hours you work) for a happy and restful festive break.


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  1. AgentV

    Merry Christmas to one and all. Thank you for giving me something to look forward to every morning!

    1. Bless You

      Yes, my favourite story was the pictures of agents who decorated their offices. I stole the idea and put snowflakes in the window…oh that was EAToday sorry,, ..   but you have done a great job of sh&&ting me up every morning with online stories…   bless you.

      Seriously though Keep up the good work and the investigative journalism to hold the bad to account.


  2. Anthony Hesse

    Merry Christmas everybody and here’s to a healthy, happy and prosperous 2019. Many thanks to Ros, Nick and the PIE team – I look forward to opening my email from you at 07:04 daily. Undoubtedly, trailblazers in your profession. Keep up the good work

  3. Chris Wood

    Merry Christmas to Ed’, Nick, Marc and the PIE team, thanks for all you do for the industry. And a merry Christmas as well to one and all. 2019 will see some monumental and historic changes in the UK and, I suspect, agency. Wishing a peaceful new year to all.

  4. bobscarff

    Merry Christmas Ros, Nick and everyone at PIE. As someone else just said, thank you for everything that you do for the Estate Agency profession.

  5. Dom_P

    Merry Christmas one and and all. Hope you all have a lovely festive period with families and friends!

  6. Woodentop

    Merry Christmas to all at PIE and contributors, a great service to our industry.

    1. Woodentop

      How on earth can you get a dislike! Some really sad people on this earth with 4 seasons greetings getting disliked. (expect another dislike)

      1. Anthony Hesse

        Agree!! I got one as well. Can’t believe it could be from one of their competitors?

        1. Retiredandrelaxed

          CW & AgentV might have upset a certain couple of posters in the past, which might explain the dislikes, but I can’t remember the same applying to AH or Woodentop.


          Anyway, Happy Christmas to all

  7. DarrelKwong43

    Happy crimbo you miserable bunch 🙂

  8. GPL


    Ahem….. “Annual Break?”

    Well…… OK then 🙂

    Thank You to PIE (and the New Edit Monkey) for giving us a Playground to be serious, contrary, a little controversial, humorous and plenty more.

    Best 2019 Wishes to all those that work hard for their clients. However we determine prosperous – let’s look to reconvene in 2020.

    Jingle All the Way





  9. smile please

    Thanks for brightening our mornings PIE.

    Look forward to the new year.

    Hope all the posters Even the deluded ones have a fantastic Christmas.

  10. IWONDER36

    Merry Christmas Everyone!


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