Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

27th March 2017

Agency reveals 'managed transition' of some staff to rival company

Carter Jonas is expanding its activities in south west England by opening new branches and through the unusual route of a ‘transition’ - effectively taking over a team of staff now working at Humberts, with the agreement of both agencies. Carter Jonas is to open two new offices, in Taunton and... Source: Estate Agent...

Two big franchise agencies launch digital initiatives

Each of Hunters’ 180 branches will soon be able to create their own online branded monthly property lifestyle magazine or newspaper.   The content, created by tech firm Iceberg Digital, is “a real win for us” according to Pernilla Tweddle, marketing director at Hunters.   Iceberg Digital says that the modern estate agent’s...

Agents' websites with log-in pages are 'vulnerable to attack'

A US technology company is warning that estate agency websites with log-in pages are “at risk of data theft, account takeover and fraud.”   San Francisco-based Distil Networks issues an annual ‘Bad Bot Report’ which suggests that worldwide some 96 per cent of websites which have areas protected by log-in pages are... Source: Estate Agent...

Zoopla founder in list of 100 key British business disruptors

ZPG chief executive Alex Chesterman has been named in a list of 100 British businessmen regarded as the key disruptors of their respective industries.   In the annual Maserati 100 list, published in the Sunday Times, Chesterman is described as having shaken up two long-established industries and having made two fortunes in the... Source: Estate Agent...

First time buyers' problems set to continue, warns commission

The proportion of first time buyers relying on inherited wealth or loans from the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ has reached an historic high and the trend looks set to continue, new research by the Social Mobility Commission has revealed.   The commission warns that the increasing trend will have damaging consequences... Source: Estate Agent...

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