As the subject of house prices dominated the media recently, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) release of their March Residential Survey grabbed the media spotlight (so much so that the BBC put back their broadcast for a day to await RICS figures).
This ever growing media focus on RICS housing data has raised the profile of RICS considerably in a number of areas where previously members’ expertise has been less valued. In mid April, RICS was the only body to be pre-briefed by the Department for Transport High Speed Rail Director, before the discretionary compensation package for properties affected along the HS2 route was announced, and BBC Politics East have asked to feature the RICS infrastructure policy.
The RICS March Residential Market Survey was a huge hit in the media, generating 315 pieces of media coverage with 34 national and 47 broadcast media pieces on the day. More regional and trade coverage is also expected to follow into the coming week.
The BBC website – which has an average of 7 million hits a day – featured the RICS Home Surveys Guidance advice on the types of survey and links to find a surveyor on its consumer page on buying a home.
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See a list of the the coverage by visiting the RICS news webpage: