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Online fightback: Housesimple plans media blitz as Yopa reveals new funding

Online estate agency Housesimple has appointed a company to handle its public relations and social media as it rolls it its new ‘sell your home for free’ service. Back in June the firm became the first to claim it was selling homes for free. Rather than charging commission or fees for selling homes,... read more

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:00:10 GMT

GDPR: PropTech firm warns agencies on risk of WhatsApp breach

A new PropTech product uses WhatsApp to communicate within agency teams as soon as a lead is received from a portal. However, the firm behind the product says some agencies currently using staff members’ personal WhatsApp accounts risk breaking GDPR data protection laws Stitch says using WhatsApp is not only an effective way... read more

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:00:06 GMT

Jailed agent on sex offenders’ register for next 10 years

An estate agent has been jailed for 19 months and will have to be on the sex offenders’ register for the next 10 years. He will also have to abide by the restrictions of a sexual harm prevention order for the same period of time. Darren Ludbrook bought drinks for a teenager, who... read more

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:00:04 GMT

Sort it out, Chancellor! Top agent leads attack on stamp duty chatter

One of the country’s leading estate agents is leading the calls on Chancellor Sajid Javid to sort out the government’s stamp duty intentions once and for all - and to do so quickly. There has been substantial publicity in recent weeks to the government’s broad intention to reform stamp duty, but there... read more

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:00:03 GMT

PropTech Today: Can €19 million disrupt an entire sector?

News announced this week tells of Zehomes, the German property management solutions company, raising €13 million in Series-A funding, bringing its all-time total to €19 million. Can its all-in-one management solution truly disrupt the European market and remove the need for many agents and property managers? If so, is €19 million enough money... read more

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:00:02 GMT
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