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Online chief in outburst against "living in the past" High Street agents

The former head of Rightmove’s lettings division has blasted High Street estate agencies for “living in the past, charging exorbitant fees and not doing enough to justify their meaty commissions.” Sam Mitchell, who quit the portal at the end of last year to become chief executive of online agency HouseSimple, has also... read more

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 12:00:08 GMT

Countrywide stays silent on speculation over £100m rights issue

Countrywide has not made any official statement about speculation over the weekend that it was about to seek an additional £100m investment. Estate Agent Today reported over the weekend that the Sunday Telegraph stated the company was planning a rights issue to raise money to pay off debt.  EAT asked the company yesterday morning... read more

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 12:00:07 GMT

Japanese Knotweed remains problem for sellers despite recent 'all clear'

Japanese Knotweed remains a major problem for a property sale - and that’s despite a recent study suggesting that the growth is relatively harmless.  Leeds University and engineering firm Aecom found “no evidence” of Japanese Knotweed being a problem to properties and claimed it ““posed no more of a threat ... than... read more

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 12:00:06 GMT

Property Jobs Today - plenty of industry moves as the holidays start...

Hello and welcome to the regular Monday feature, Property Jobs Today. There’s plenty going on despite the summer holidays beginning for many - if you have jobs news to share, please get in touch at and we’ll publicise all the moves at your agency or supplier. Right, let’s go… First this week we’re... read more

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 12:00:04 GMT

Instant valuations via touch-screens now available for agents

Agents are being offered a new way to capture details of prospective clients thanks to a partnership between The ValPal Network and touch screen display provider intouch. This means that prospective sellers and landlords who interact with an agent's digital intouch displays can request a free and instant online valuation in exchange... read more

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 12:00:02 GMT
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