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In UK, interest conflicts impact estate agencies

In UK, interest conflicts impact estate agencies

Jefferies, the investment bank, is in an unusual position when it knocks Purplebricks, the disruptive online U.K. estate agency. It works directly with three competitors of Purplebricks, and always seems to have something negative to say about Purplebricks, as this detailed analysis shows.


OnTheMarket wants to list and drop 1-other rule

OnTheMarket wants to list and drop 1-other rule

Agents’ Mutual Limited, the agent-owned company which operates U.K. real estate site OnTheMarket.com, announced its intention to list (here) on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange late this year. And, to drop the controversial "one-other-portal" rule on listing day.


99Home relaunches with rock-bottom service fees

99Home relaunches with rock-bottom service fees

99Home Ltd, a hybrid estate agency in the U.K., relaunched itself complete with what it calls “the best value and the most reliable hybrid real estate service”. A hybrid estate agent employs a blend of online services and locally-based property agents.


Zoopla swops domain for 1% of Propertyfinder Group

Zoopla swops domain for 1% of Propertyfinder Group

Zoopla Property Group (ZPG), the owner of several of the U.K.'s leading real estate platforms, including Zoopla.co.uk and Primelocation.com, is to become a 1-percent shareholder in Propertyfinder Group (PFG), the Dubai-based online real estate company.


Zillow Group: about to kill the golden goose?

Zillow Group: about to kill the golden goose?

In the past week, real estate news sources in the U.S. have been dominated by Zillow Group’s Instant Offers. The new program, which allows prospective home sellers to receive instant offers on their homes, has been covered across the industry, with the reaction - as one would expect – largely negative.


Zoopla’s Witherspoon joins Barbon’s board

Zoopla’s Witherspoon joins Barbon’s board

Mark Witherspoon, director of data services at Zoopla Property Group (ZPG), joined the board of Barbon Insurance Group (Barbon). Witherspoon joined the Barbon board as non-executive director. Barbon provides a tenant referencing service to the residential lettings sector (under its Rentshield Direct brand), and offers focused insurance products for tenants and landlords (via its HomeLet brand). Witherspoon has previously held leadership roles at companies such...

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