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Latest Countrywide restructure gives more work to chief executive

Countrywide has announced another management restructure, this time with chief executive Alison Platt appearing to take on additional responsibilities. The announcement makes no reference to the departure of retail managing director Sam Tyrer, revealed on Estate Agent Today yesterday and announced to staff yesterday morning. However, some of Tyrer’s responsibilities now appear… Source: Estate Agent […]

Status, shares and subscriptions dominate Agents' Mutual roadshow

The roadshow of presentations of Agents’ Mutual’s plans to float on the stock market have just passed the half-way mark. Remaining sessions are scheduled today at Swansea and Exeter, and then next week in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Norwich, Brighton and Bournemouth. Reports from agents attending the sessions in the first half of… Source: Estate Agent […]

Purplebricks: interview gives insight into LPE recruitment structure

An interview in an online magazine aimed at the small business sector lifts the lid on some of the structure surrounding Purplebricks’ Local Property Experts. The SMEWeb interview is with Paul Brown, a former Countrywide agent who joined Purplebricks two years ago; he is the LPE for Sheffield, Doncaster and South Yorkshire. One… Source: Estate Agent […]

Cyber attack – small agencies accused of being unprepared

An insurance provider says small estate agencies are peculiarly vulnerable to cyber attack yet are amongst the least prepared amongst their business peers. PolicyBee asked 500 small and medium sized enterprises in the UK about their preparedness, with a third believing a cyber attack was inevitable at some point.  The firm claims… Source: Estate Agent […]

100th agency branch partner named by Network Auctions

Network Auctions has revealed its 100th partner estate agency office ahead of its next auction in three weeks’ time. Rolfe East in Sherborne makes it 100 not out for the auction company, which has added over 20 branches so far this year alone; some Rolfe East branches in London are alreadyy… Source: Estate Agent News

Agents Do Charity – the 'so much for a quiet August' edition…

Remember when August used to be quiet with not much news? This year, whether it’s industry upheavals at Countrywide, Purplebricks and Agents’ Mutual, or global news from the US and Brexit talks, it’s been non-stop. But as ever this is an opportunity to reflect on the stories of good work done by… Source: Estate Agent […]

Countrywide: architect of 'online option' is latest to leave

Sources within Countrywide say the latest senior management figure to leave the company is Sam Tyrer, who under her title of ‘Managing Director Retail’ was effectively the head of estate and lettings agency operations.  Estate Agent Today asked Countrywide if it wished to deny the departure and a spokesman said: "We do… Source: Estate Agent News

Exclusive: Speculation grows over future of senior Countrywide director

Speculation is growing that one of the most senior executives in the Countrywide management team may be leaving the organisation. Countrywide and the individual have been contacted for comment. If correct – and this has not yet been confirmed – this would be one of the most senior board level departures in the… Source: Estate Agent […]

Online sales and lettings agency seeks six-figure crowdfunding cash

An online estate agency with a website claiming “a saving of 50 per cent” on local agents, is seeking £100,000 to £250,000 new investment via a crowdfunding campaign. Vesper Homes describes itself as “a leading brand in the rapidly evolving property market” and says it is seeking £100,010 via the Seedrs crowdfunding… Source: Estate Agent News

Charity blasts stamp duty critics 'wanting to sell £1m-plus mansions'

Shelter, the campaigning charity that has been hugely critical of private landlords and letting agents in recent years, has now launched a fierce attack on those who have criticised stamp duty for its effects on the housing market. There have been many campaigns, newspaper articles and political comments in recent weeks… Source: Estate Agent News