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'Chain breaker' estate agency to launch in major cities in 2018

Nested, the chain-breaking estate agency that offers vendors a guaranteed sale of their property within 90 days, is to expand beyond its current market of London. Founder Matt Robinson - the man behind payment firm GoCardless - says he will next year expand his agency to cover Bristol, Oxford, Cambridge and Manchester.  “Our proposition is... read more

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:07 GMT

Facebook gives another signal that it may soon carry property listings

It looks likely that Facebook will soon be able to list homes for sale in the US, in the style of a portal, and allowing agencies to advertise their inventories. Property Portal Watch, an industry website, says interviews in US publications suggest that Facebook's Marketplace function, which allows people to sell items... read more

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:06 GMT

Automated valuation system expands with new lead conversion tools

The ValPal Network is launching a new tool for its 4,100 agent users - an area barometer which reflects the buoyancy of the local housing market. The new feature, currently being trialled by members, offers area and lead scores that help to convert The ValPal Network leads into market appraisals. It provides vendors and... read more

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:04 GMT

Appointments - Ex-Savills man joins Harrods; New country consultant

Harrods Estates has recruited an ex-Savills sales negotiator with 10 years of experience working in prime central London. Michael Harte, who will work in Harrods' Knightsbridge office, began his career as a lettings negotiator; shortly after qualifying as a licensed ARLA agent he joined Blenheim Bishop, Mayfair, in 2006. Following the acquisition of Blenheim... read more

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:02 GMT

Forget Mum and Dad - now first time buyers can crowdfund deposits

An online platform has been launched with the aim of allowing first time buyers to seek crowdfunding to raise enough cash to buy a home.  Property Pact has just won approval from the Financial Conduct Authority and is seeking FTBs who are happy to use peer-to-peer crowdfunding to raise a deposit.  "There are mechanisms... read more

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:00 GMT
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