Category: High Street or Online?

Online Estate Agency Disciple? Here’s What One Algorithm Had To Say.

Online Estate Agency Disciple? Here’s What One Algorithm Had To Say.

Online Estate Agency Disciple? Here’s What One Algorithm Had To Say. Pittsburgh University developed an algorithm. To decide which hospital patients were most at risk of dying from pneumonia. Shed loads of data uploaded.  Buttons pressed.  The algorithm got to work. Here’s the stunning conclusion: Patients with asthma were at low-risk of dying from pneumonia!…

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Fighting in the Estate Agency Playground.

Fighting in the Estate Agency Playground.

  Fighting in the Estate Agency Playground. Online vs. High Street. Half-truths, insults, complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority. A few tantrums, here and there. But by and large, vendors are none the wiser which estate agency model is better. And the confusion only gets worse. At first, it was one, or the other.  A…

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The System Isn’t Broken, Russell. Nor, Does It Need Fixing.

The System Isn’t Broken, Russell. Nor, Does It Need Fixing.

  The System Isn’t Broken, Russell.  Nor, Does It Need Fixing. Skimming through social media last week, I chanced upon the Youtube video entitled: “Why No-Sale, No-Fee Doesn’t work”. For estate agency. It wasn’t an inspiring piece. Which may be the reason it attracted only 259 views. Not only uninspiring, this ill-considered potful of pique…

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It’s Not About The Colour – Said The Lion.

It’s Not About The Colour – Said The Lion.

It’s not about the colour said The Lion. Blue?  The Unicorn thought Purple a better option A famous duo.  The Lion and The Unicorn. Among many, George Orwell’s famous essay and, of course,  a children’s book.   By Shirley Hughes. A nursery rhyme that has “the lion and the unicorn fighting for the crown. The…

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What’s Your Stake? Probably More Than You Realise.

What’s Your Stake? Probably More Than You Realise.

What’s Your Stake? Probably More Than You Realise. Previous posts have often featured the quote from Warren Buffett: ” Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing”. Risk. A probability or threat of damage, injury, loss, or any other negative occurrence that is caused by external or internal vulnerabilities, and that may be avoided…

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Black Friday for Estate Agency.

Black Friday for Estate Agency.

Black Friday for estate agency. Have you joined the rush to buy online ? Or do you prefer the real thing? If you are a homeowner looking to move in the coming months, you’ll need an estate agency. A good one. Buyers tend to hibernate in the run-up to Christmas. Unlike the shops where a…

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Online Estate Agency.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Online Estate Agency.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Online Estate Agency. My book of the moment, Thank You for Arguing, by Jay Heinrichs has me engrossed in the art of rhetoric. Aristotle, Cicero and Shakespeare were masters in the use of argument by logic, by character and by emotion. The art of persuasion.   And it struck me…

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Emoov – The Devil’s In The Detail.

Emoov – The Devil’s In The Detail.

Emoov – The Devil’s in the detail. Online estate agency, #emoov and their job posting. If there is one thing guaranteed to annoy, it’s poor attention to detail. Poor proof-reading. For any estate agency, it’s essential.  It demonstrates standards and values. How much care they put into writing. Whether that be property descriptions. Terms &…

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Frustration – The Story Goes… From Bad to Worse.

Frustration – The Story Goes… From Bad to Worse.

  Frustration …the story goes.. from bad to worse. For David & Rebecca. Rebecca had a strict upbringing.  Her parents had instilled in her the importance of values. One of which was integrity.  It mattered to her that people did the right thing.  Whether anyone was watching, or not. It was a ‘deal-breaker’ for any…

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