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Countrywide plans stock market return

| February 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Countrywide Holdings, Britain’s largest estate agent by revenue, plans to return to the stock market after nearly six years in private hands, hoping a fragile housing market recovery will be enough to tempt investors amid growing demand for new issues. Grenville Turner commented that the reasons for launching the IPO go back to the reasons they took […]

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Boards

| February 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Kremer Signs – The experts in property signage across the UK   Agency Express – The largest ‘For Sale’ board contractor in the UK

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Research – Comparison of Online Estate Agents

| October 27, 2010 | 2 Comments

I’m happy to report that James Cole from The Big Property List has today published the full report on his research comparing 22 online estate agents. The team at The Big Property List have spent considerable time and effort in researching and compiling this data and are very keen to have an open debate as […]

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What is an “Online estate agent”

| October 26, 2010 | 12 Comments

I am very pleased that James Cole of The Big Property List has approached me regarding some research he has undertaken into “online estate agents”. . In order to produce the report, James had had to define what he considers to be an “online estate agent” and so to kick off the publishing of the […]

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Augmented Reality Property Applications

| May 6, 2010 | 3 Comments

Mobile internet usage is accelerating at a phenomenal rate and in Dec 2009 alone, some 16 million people in the UK accessed the internet from their mobile phones. Not only are the number of users growing, but their usage is too, with one in five mobile subscribers surfing using a smartphone. The property portals have […]

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2015 outlook for online house hunters

| March 15, 2010 | 1 Comment

 I was asked last week to give my views on the changes we are going to see in terms of online property activity by 2015. Here is what I said:- In five years time I anticipate the largest change to the property market will be the increase in access to information. Home sellers and buyers […]

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iTurnip to rock the Groceries market

| March 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

An innovative new website has been launched to revolutionise the Grocery market sending leading supermarket chains into turmoil. The new site, brainchild of Ben Harris, enables estate agents to buy and sell Fruit and Veg online to other participating members, offering significant saving over the traditional methods. There are plans to make the site truly […]

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Juicy Red Apple moves home

| February 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

This week the Estate Agency forum formerly known as Juicy Red Apple relocated to larger premises and changed it’s name to The Property Owl in a clear signal that it

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Home Sale Network Conference

| December 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

It was a pleasure to speak last week at the 16th annual  Home Sale Network Conference where I presented ‘Social Media So What’ (Slides and notes here) The day began with Richard Tucker, HSN managing director, giving a brief welcome and introduction to the day. The standout comment for me

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