Tag: Residential Property

Can you list a property in 300 seconds whilst on the go?

| August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

A new listing app is being tested among agents which claims to do the job within five minutes, allowing agents to list a property from their mobile phones  The iPhone app, launched by Wigwamm, is said to create professional property listings within a few taps. We’re not sure how pracitcal it is to do a […]

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The real value of a home

| March 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

One of the problems with property being considered such a good long term investment is that people become obsessed with stats and house price trends and knowing when is a good or bad time to buy. This factor has become almost a national obsession during the last few years and coupled with the newspapers ability […]

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Foxtons Leads The Way With Online Lettings

| January 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Foxtons have long been recognised in the industry as innovators, to the point as I’ve written previously whereby agents have tried to seek some reflective glory from their brand. Their latest web site development again reinforces their position as a leading innovator within the estate agency sector.

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Google algorithm change means agents need to get fresh

| November 14, 2011 | 1 Comment

Google announced last week that they are rolling out a new search algorithm change that helps make the search results “fresher” and the big news is that its going to change the results for around 35% of all searches. This is significant compared to other recent changes such as Panda, which only impacted around 12% of searches […]

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New Rightmove ‘Draw a Search’ tool

| July 21, 2010 | 2 Comments

I wrote back in April about a Yahoo tool called ‘sketch and search’ that can be used to provide a more natural search interface when using a map and I said at the time that it had some great applications to be used in property search. Property search as it stands can be a bit […]

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Tesco play down involvement in iSold

| March 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

After a week or so of panic and speculation over Tesco re-entering the estate agency business it was interesting to see the details published about how the iSold service is going to work and also Tesco’s own view of their relationship to iSold. So it there as much to this marriage made in heaven deal as initially […]

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Google Real Estate’s First TV ad

| February 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Google have launched their first ‘Real Estate on Google Maps’ advert for the Australian market, underlining their appetite to develop and capture their audience in this market place (if you ever doubted it). If you’ve seen any of their recent adverts, such as the ‘Parisian Love’ advert aired during the Super Bowl, you will know what to […]

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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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Increasing your twitter followers

| December 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

One of the most common social media questions I get asked by estate agents is how can they build their twitter following. It’s no surprise that this is asked as it is a key part of the process to build as large as possible group of relevant followers. Firstly, don’t be tempted by the offer […]

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Are estate agent’s high street offices day’s over?

| November 27, 2009 | 8 Comments

There has been an interesting debate taking place in the housingdabble linkedin forum around the above question and so I thought I’d post my views on the current state of play. Rightmove’s recent online consumer survey asked what influenced their decision when choosing an estate agent and the top four

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