Room for good traditionals as hybrids grow; Why do property transactions fail? YOPA goes for TV; some proptech showing ‘peak hype’; ASA slaps wrists of hybrids & more

A Which? Survey from earlier this month suggested that a significant number of home buyer – 36% – had used traditional methods to find their homes. That backs up my idea that there is room for good traditionals to compete effectively against hybrids but they’ll have to rein in their fees if they want to maximise their share and drop their costs if they want to maximise their profits.  Continue reading “Room for good traditionals as hybrids grow; Why do property transactions fail? YOPA goes for TV; some proptech showing ‘peak hype’; ASA slaps wrists of hybrids & more”

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

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”