Archive for July, 2009

Should it be Property Portals or… Agents beware?

| July 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

I’ve posted before about the new google property map search and I still find this new development very exciting however… I also have some concerns for agents if it takes off Despite some agents dislike for payments to property portals, there is one problem they do keep at bay. In the UK we have significantly less private […]

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Estate Agents: Are you making it personal???

| July 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

Facebook vanity URL’s launched at 12:01 AM on Sat June 13th (4.01 am GMT) and during the first 3 minutes after launch the site had already reserved over 200,000 names and after 15 more minutes went over the 500,000 mark. After one hour it went over the 1,000,000 mark and that continues to climb. The benefits of having […]

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Light at the end of the Tunnel for Commercial Energy Assessors?

| July 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

I have posted before about trading standards failure to police undetaking of Commercial EPC’s and a recent survey carried out by National Energy Services showed there is an amazing 81% of Commercial Properties being advertised for sale or let without an EPC. This is a cause of major concern amongst Energy Assessors qualified to carry out Commercial EPC’s, due to the […]

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Consolidation underway in UK property portal market

| July 15, 2009 | 0 Comments

Zoopla.co.uk, the UK’s fastest growing property website, announced today that it has acquired Thinkproperty.com from Guardian Media Group (GMG) for an undisclosed sum. Thinkproperty.com is a well-established UK property portal, launched by GMG in 2006 and focuses primarily on delivering leads to UK estate agents. Under the deal, Zoopla.co.uk will take over and integrate the […]

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15 mins to spare? I doubt it…

| July 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

If you have 15 mins spare then you have to Who has 15 mins to spare? no-one MAKE 15 mins to watch this Gary Vaynerchuk video – He is a social media guru and his goal is to buy The New York Jets franchise – now that’s aiming high. He isn’t just talk but has built up […]

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Zoopla launch Askme! Q+A

| July 7, 2009 | 2 Comments

If social media for Estate Agents is about engaging with your target community and demonstrating expertise, then Zoopla’s AskMe! Q&A gives Estate Agents that opportunity

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Have you tried a Google search for property?

| July 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

Google has expanded its property/real estate listings and added extra search functionality for users to find property listings in Google Maps – Meaning that the main property portals now have a rising competitor that receives much more ‘eyeballs’ than they do. It offers an updated and more comprehensive version of the real estate listings that […]

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Great marketing from Globrix!

| July 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

Cracking advert by Globrix here in my opinion – After last week they announced unique visitors to the site reached a record 990,000 in June, the highest level of traffic ever reported for the Newscorp owned property search engine. I am sure they will continue to go from strength to strength.

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Social Media in Action

| July 3, 2009 | 0 Comments

This video has been posted in a few different places over the last few weeks, but if you’ve not already seen it then take a few mins to watch it  – and stick with it. It shows how one person can start something big!

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Failure by Government to Police Commercial EPC’s

| July 3, 2009 | 1 Comment

If you missed this debate yesterday on the failure of Government to police Commercial EPC’s than here is my summary of events

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