Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

18th November 2020

Will Boomin’s “fair fees” tempt agents to quit Rightmove?

The new property portal Boomin has revealed its fees structure for agents. Tapping into the industry debate over portal fees, Boomin describes its rates as “highly competitive” and guaranteed until 2023 for founder agents who join before it launches - although there isn't a date yet for that launch.  It’s already known that all... Source:...

Conveyancers outperform agents for recent customer service say ESTAS

The customer service performance of conveyancers has improved in recent months according to the ESTAS review platform.  The long-standing and sometimes-heated debate between conveyancers and estate agents has continued apace in recent times as the stamp duty holiday and surge in buying have combined to create transaction delays and backlogs for... Source: Estate Agent...

Chew on that! Purplebricks’ new marketing chief is restaurant supremo

Purplebricks has just appointed its new chief marketing officer, who was most recently global director of restaurants at a food chain. Ben Carter - who for five years working at Just Eat, first as UK marketing director and more recent as global director of restaurants and strategic partnerships - succeeds Ed... Source: Estate Agent...

Rightmove cleared – watchdog throws out complaint about TV advert

A TV advert for Rightmove first screened in 2018 has been cleared of gender stereotyping. A complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority concerned the ad which featured a man in his empty living room sitting down to read a truck magazine.  When he lowered the magazine, four little girls were playing noisily... Source: Estate Agent...

PropTech Today: how to cope with technological change

A slight change to the normal column this week. I was very fortunate to be given the virtual floor at the recent RESI conference to talk about technological change on behalf of the Gold Sponsors, Yardi. Despite technology not being part of the general agenda (which seems incredibly strange to me... Source: Estate Agent...

Huge over-supply means London facing “perfect storm” – warning

The Home website, which publishes a detailed monthly snapshot of the market, has raised the alarm over London because of a rapid build-up on unsold stock in the capital. The website says the rest of the UK’s housing market is beginning to calm slightly after the frenzy of recent months, helped... Source: Estate Agent...

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