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Disrupting The Estate Agency Disruptors.

Disrupting The Estate Agency Disruptors.

Disrupting The Estate Agency Disruptors. A buzz-word that so epitomises the current malaise of estate agency, in the U.K: Disrupted.      def:  to throw into disorder, The disruptors rocked the cosy world of high street estate agency.  Scattered the complacency.  Applied pressure where most felt.  In the fees charged to vendors. They started small.  Offering a…

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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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First Carillion. Could PurpleBricks Be Next?

First Carillion. Could PurpleBricks Be Next?

  First Carillion.  Could PurpleBricks Be Next? Carillion collapse sparks warnings on fixed-price contracts. The Sunday Times article by John Collingridge outlines one of the primary reasons for the collapse of giant, Carillion. And the fear has spread, as bosses of top construction companies warn the government they will no longer accept fixed-price PFI deals.…

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Corporate Branding? Perfect for those that can’t Think for Themselves.

Corporate Branding? Perfect for those that can’t Think for Themselves.

Corporate Branding?  Perfect for those that can’t Think For Themselves. Estate Agency Today, saw respected property journalist, Graham Norwood, conjecture on agency branding. “But, as we see in strikingly different ways from Countrywide and PurpleBricks, branding can be important.  Clarity of purpose influences how the public see companies and how investors feel.  And, for 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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Disrupt and Conceal. The New Face of Estate Agency.

Disrupt and Conceal. The New Face of Estate Agency.

Disrupt and conceal.  The new face of estate agency. Of course, it’s not new to dislike estate agents.  Homeowners have been doing just that. For decades. It’s almost become a national pastime. And to be perfectly honest, many estate agencies have brought in on themselves. The big fees.  The shoddy, uncaring service that leaves vendors…

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