So my house was being viewed but hadn’t rented after 5 weeks of marketing. All three agents expressed surprise that it hadn’t rented as they claimed (in the two traditionals cases) that they had rented worse houses for similar amounts previously and (in PB’s case) it seemed well priced vs others on Rightmove.
Purplebricks and YOPA eating other onlines as a starter
Another interesting pattern from my listing monitor. Here is Continue reading “Purplebricks/hybrids eating online; eMoov up for sale; housing crisis overdone & more”
Lettings: the hidden value in Purplebricks shares?
As should be clear from my experience letting out my London house, the Purplebricks platform is a big improvement over the manual process traditional letting agents use BUT Purplebricks doesn’t seem to be doing the job to actually let out my house. Continue reading “Is lettings the hidden value in Purplebrics? And a (dumb) response by a traditional”
Some good indications on the PB platform for lettings which, in summary, is that it really does make a tedious process easier BUT it’s not clear who is getting in the best potential tenants which is all that really matters. PB needs
A good day for an update on my experience with Purplebricks…
I’ve been asked by a few people about latest thoughts on Belvoir re my hybrid experience. The short answer is
Some pointers of what’s going on in the UK rental and sales market…
Continue reading “What’s really going in UK/London property?; How much do bad photos affect a sale?; Purplebricks looking for experienced agent (+ve); Countrywide ends acquisitions (-ve); proptech & more”
Countrywide is rolling out its Flexi-service but they really don’t want to sell it to you if they can avoid it. I’ve made the hybrid vs traditional and Countrywide vs Purplebricks arguments a lot lately but these are important trends so here are latest points. Continue reading “More on hybrids/Purplebricks vs traditionals/Countrywide; LSL cross-selling; Independent response to hybrids (oh dear); new PropTech from the US; Foxtons expanding rapidly but not making money out of it”