Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

4th August 2020

Rightmove’s new finance chief joins on huge salary and bonus potential

Rightmove’s new chief financial officer has a basic salary of £390,000 plus bonus options coming to a potential total of £1.75m. Alison Dolan has been named as CFO, and she will take up her post on September 7 - at roughly the same time that agents may be considering their next move in... Source: Estate Agent...

Furlough Fraud: HMRC targets property firms for investigation

A law practice says HM Revenue & Customs is launching a probe into companies that have allegedly abused the Coronavirus furlough scheme - and property firms are at the top of the list. Law firm Collyer Bristow says it is aware that the Revenue is beginning to investigate possible abuses of... Source: Estate Agent...

New portal reveals charges to agents plus extra for multi-listing service

The new portal OpenBrix, which is powered by Blockchain, has revealed its fee structure ahead of its formal launch on September 1. It’s going to charge £75 per branch per month, plus £1 per property upload fee. If agents then want to join a multi-listing system it will operate, they will... Source: Estate Agent...

Purplebricks refunds widow after press intervenes in case

An intervention by a magazine has led to Purplebricks refunding the up-front fee to a seller whose husband died suddenly and who therefore took her home off the market. The personal finance publication Moneywise reports that it was contacted by the widowed seller, who it does not name; she described Purplebricks... Source: Estate Agent...

New PropTech platform allows “revolutionary” multi-listing service

A new PropTech platform says its central feature will be the launch of a Multiple Listings Service.  This will allow agents “to work together and promote cross-industry collaboration as the sector becomes more relationship-led.” Agent Hub says it has rebuilt its system and website to host MLS, and claims it will work... Source: Estate Agent...

BBC presenter mocks agent for asking vendor to remove fridge magnets

A BBC presenter has used her local newspaper column to mock an estate agency for suggesting fridge magnets be removed to improve the photographs of a property for sale. Lou Hannan, from BBC Radio Solent, says she fully understands that agents have to advise on what helps sell a property - in... Source: Estate Agent...

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