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Time for ‘challenger portals’ to do some challenging, SayNoToRightmove urges

first_imgHome » News » Marketing » Time for ‘challenger portals’ to do some challenging, SayNoToRightmove urges previous nextMarketingTime for ‘challenger portals’ to do some challenging, SayNoToRightmove urgesRepresenting 4,000 agents, campaign says it’s time Boomin, Homesearch, OneDome, OpenBrix and PropertyHeads began upping their game.Nigel Lewis8th October 20201 Comment1,180 Views The campaign representing the many agents unhappy with Rightmove’s relentless price rises has called for the so-called challenger portals to step up to the mark.This has come from the #SayNoToRightmove campaign led by estate agency Acorn CEO Rob Sargent, which together with three other groups claims some 4,000 estate agent supporters.An update from the organisation calls on the many platforms that claim to the ‘next Rightmove’ to up their marketing efforts and tackle the portal head-on within the public domain.These include the soon-to-launch Boomin but also portals such as Homesearch, Onedome, OpenBrix and PropertyHeads.“Perhaps the first of the challengers to launch with a properly funded, direct [B2C] marketing strategy will be Boomin,” the statement says.“Only time will tell if they can live up to their promise of being the ‘agents’ friend’.”“The dichotomy remains that UK independent estate agents really are the ‘kingmakers’ of the portals industry, if only they believed it.“If we did all choose to align where our instructions are all listed, we could equally control what we spend.”#SayNoToRightmove claims Rightmove has ‘learned nothing’ from the pain of the Covid months for agents and is returning to full tariff fees regardless and, as The Negotiator recently reported, increasing fees to some agents from their pre-Covid levels.“Only the hardest negotiating and most confident agents have either held out for a better deal or, when forced to the limit, walked away,” the statement says.“The inequity of the estate agency industry’s relationship with the UK’s biggest portals remains – for many – their most frustrating and biggest challenge.”What do the challenger portals say?OneDome – Babel Ismayil, CEO“I agree that in order to adequately challenge the household portal brands, there is a need for large financial backing and I am pleased to say that the funding market is open for companies. OneDome has just raised £5 million from a group of investors and we will raise double of that amount in the next 16 months.“I am also pleased to say that since our launch of the portal in Autumn 2019, we are going from strength to strength and after 12 months we are currently generating up to 80 leads per estate agency branch listing with us per month and we are growing.”PropertyHeads – Ben Davis, founder“We stand should to shoulder with SNTRM, and all estate agents, in our determination to bring about structural change in the UK portal market.“But SNTRM seem to be suggesting the need for a single portal to topple Rightmove – we do not believe this is the case.“Rightmove came to dominance during a time where pay-to-list was the only viable portal business model. We see portals increasingly moving to the ‘freemium’ model. In this situation the logical thing for all agents to do is to list with all credible portals.“Believe me, if you have five or even eight portals listing all available stock, in the inter-connected world we live in today, no one player will be able to maintain a majority of the public’s attention.”Visit the #SayNoToRightmove website.OpenBrix PropertyHeads. Boomin SayNoTorightmove Homesearch OneDome Rightmove October 8, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentAdam Pigott, OpenBrix OpenBrix 8th October 2020 at 9:02 amInteresting report by Rob Sargent. My reply to our reference that OpenBrix and the other challenger portals will “need huge marketing budgets to go toe to toe with Rightmove, Zoopla and On The Market” is to point out that he later goes on to show the solution. He states, “The dichotomy remains that UK independent estate agents really at the ‘kingmakers’ of the portal industry, if only they believed it”. I agree with him completely and I am certain all agents do to. The public will go where the properties are. This very point is the proof of Rightmove’s success. Agents pushed all consumers to them. So the power is with the agents. My only other comment is that OpenBrix is the only differentiated entity that is on the agents side and controlled by the agents, as it is powered and run by a public community platform. This means that the consumer benefits are also secured for them. Proper democratisation of a portal that can never hold a sting in the tail! Adam Pigott – CEO, OpenbrixLog in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Royal Australian Navy’s 723 Squadron Begins 2012 on High Tempo

first_img View post tag: High View post tag: Tempo View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Australian Navy’s 723 Squadron Begins 2012 on High Tempo The Royal Australian Navy’s 723 Squadron has begun 2012 on a high tempo as they prepare to upgrade their capability.The 723 Squadron’s Retention and Motivation Initiative (RMI) program currently operate three AgustaWestland A109E helicopters under lease from Raytheon Australia.The aircraft were recently on a training mission in Queensland where they were prepared to conduct relief during the recent flood. However their services were not required.Commanding Officer of 723 Squadron, Commander Matthew Shand said these flights provide valuable opportunities for junior aircrew to plan and execute tasks in a wide variety of environments.“It’s been an active start to a promising year” Commander Shand said as the Squadron eagerly await the arrival of three new Bell 429 helicopters to augment their existing fleet of 13 AS350BA Squirrels.The new Bell 429 helicopters will still be leased from Raytheon Australia, and with their composite construction, full glass cockpit and advanced systems, the Bell 429 helicopters are set to be the most modern aircraft in Australian skies when they start flying with the Squadron mid this year.“The experience we’re getting flying the A109E has a big impact on our ability to plan and evaluate complex missions” said Lieutenant Trine Themsen an Aviation Warfare Officer currently training with the Squadron.“We’re excited about introducing the new Bell 429 into our training and seeing what it can do”.The first of three new Bell 429 helicopters are due to arrive at HMAS Albatross in Nowra during March before undergoing a limited test program and entering service with 723 Squadron in May.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 16, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: begins Royal Australian Navy’s 723 Squadron Begins 2012 on High Tempo View post tag: Navy Training & Education View post tag: Navy’scenter_img February 16, 2012 View post tag: 2012 View post tag: 723 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Royal View post tag: Australian View post tag: Squadron Share this articlelast_img read more

Silicon shapes for bakery

first_imgMitchell & Cooper is offering a new range of silicon moulds to those looking to create interestingly shaped bakery products. The Silikomart Professional moulds come in a range of shapes from traditional muffin cases to hearts, pyramids and volcanoes.According to the firm, the moulds not only give shape and creativity to a finished product, but their thermal conductivity also ensures that they give the very best results to cooked or baked product.The moulds can be used for chocolate, dough, sponge, pastry or even gelatine, and are capable of withstanding temperatures from -60ºC to +230ºC. They are made from 100% food-safe liquid silicon and are dishwasher safe.last_img read more

News story: Manchester seminar: Complex commissioning for complex needs

first_imgTuesday, 6 November, 2018featuredLaura Furness │ Head of Funding│ Big Lottery FundPaul Pandolfo │ Programme Manager │ ShelterPlus special guests with lived experience of multiple and complex needsAccording to research by the Lankelly Chase Foundation (2015), around 60,000 people in England experience multiple and complex needs, defined here as exhibiting at least two of: homelessness, current/historical offending, problematic substance or alcohol misuse, and mental ill-health. This not only affects their lives, but leads to significant social and economic costs associated with a failure to effectively support them. The Big Lottery Fund has invested £112m over 8 years to fund partnerships of local organisations to work together and improve services for people with such needs.This free seminar explored what has been learned in the first four years of the programme around how this beneficiary group can best be supported and how that may inform commissioning.Please see below for some background information from our speakers and please also the attached slide pack . If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email [email protected] tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Complex commissioning for complex needs – seminar slide pack Request an accessible format. PDF, 1.97MB, 19 pages Speaker blogAt the Complex Commissioning for Complex Needs seminar you’ll hear from three people who are involved with Big Lottery Fund’s Fulfilling Lives Programme. Here’s some information from each of them:I’m Laura Furness and I’m responsible for the national Fulfilling Lives programme. I’ve been part of the programme for 3 years and find it a huge privilege to do the role. Previously, I have had brief stints in Central Government and EU funding however most of my career has been in substance misuse (predominantly criminal justice). I’ve seen various aspects of this work and remain frustrated that people don’t seem to be getting what they need, though we seem to know that we can do things better. I’ve seen too many people lose their lives to issues related to multiple needs and yet I’ve also seen many make amazing lives following their experiences. I hope to work to reduce the former and improve opportunities for people to have the lives they want.My name is Tess Tainton and I have been the co-chair of the Mental Health and Homelessness Action Group (MHAG), part of the Manchester Homelessness Charter, since November 2016 and this led to my employment with Inspiring Change Manchester as their Involvement Coordinator. The reason I became part of the MHAG was my own experiences with poor mental health and homelessness and this is what I’ll be reflecting upon in the Complex Commissioning Workshop. My history of poor mental health spans over 16 years and in 2013 it was the reason I lost my employment and for my subsequent homelessness. During my recovery I witnessed many examples of good, and bad practices within services; changes of service tenders; and the use of service user involvement with differing levels of success.I’m Paul Pandolfo and I’ve worked in delivery, leadership and commissioning roles across several sectors; health education, social work, drugs and alcohol, criminal justice and homelessness. I’ve worked for Shelter since 2014 as the Programme Manager for Inspiring Change, the Manchester Fulfilling Lives programme. Over the years I’ve seen success come when there’s been a clear mission around social change, and partnerships are built that empower and get innovation by including people and communities. I also feel privileged to be involved with the Fulfilling Lives programme, it has led to me rethinking lots of previously held assumptions about social policy and the way services should be designed and run. This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.last_img read more

MSG Security Guard Claims Phish Is Coming Back For 13 Shows This Summer

first_imgOf course, a security guard at MSG is far from confirmation, and these shows probably won’t be announced until after Mexico – if they’re even really happening. Regardless, this makes us feel good, but probably not as good as that “Harry Hood” made Nicholas Orr feel last week… It’s a rumor that we’ve all heard, the Baker’s Dozen Residency at Madison Square Garden. The word is that Phish will be playing 13 shows this summer at the famed NYC venue, despite just finishing up a four night stand there for New Year’s Eve.While details remain scarce, one security guard at MSG seems to be confident that these rumors are true. In the following short video clip, he says it outright, and it’s music to our ears. Check it out below.last_img read more

Portugal to replace last coal plants in 2023 with hydro power complex

first_imgPortugal to replace last coal plants in 2023 with hydro power complex FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:A vast hydroelectric project under construction in northern Portugal will directly replace the power lost when the Iberian country closes its last coal plants, Prime Minister Antonio Costa said on Tuesday.Portugal was the first country in the world to commit to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and last October, it brought forward a deadline for closing its last coal plants to 2023.The Sines plant owned by domestic utility EDP will close only when a hydroelectric complex with three dams, plants and pumped-storage station being built by Spanish wind giant Iberdrola in the Douro River basin begins operating. “We will only close the Sines plant in 2023, because it will only be in 2023 that we will be able to count on this system for the country’s energy supply,” Costa told reporters at a sub-station for the complex, named Tamega.Once completed, the Tamega complex will act as a “natural battery,” Costa said. It will have capacity to supply 2 million homes, through a process of collecting water, then storing and generating energy by moving it between reservoirs at a height difference of more than 650 meters (710 yards).Iberdrola Chief Executive Ignacio Galan said such storage technology was vital to achieve emissions-cutting targets. “If you don’t have these plants, you need fossil fuel plants,” he told Reuters. “To reach the zero-emissions target you need systems that emit zero.”[Isla Binnie, Catarina Demony]More: Huge hydroelectric project to help Portugal eliminate coal: PMlast_img read more

Beer Blog: Last Gasp of Summer with Rocket Girl

first_imgOkay, I know what day it is. It’s like the end of September. October’s around the corner and soon we’ll all be picking out outrageously slutty Halloween costumes and drinking coffee porters and pumpkin ales. As much as I love Fall and all it entails (college football, guys wearing scarves, blazing fire pits), I’m not ready to let go of summer. And really, there’s no reason to.Not yet. Sure, we’ve passed the equinox and the days are getting shorter and the temps are dropping slightly, but it’s still plenty warm for one last gasp of summer fun. Flip flops, tank tops, and easy drinking beers.So I headed to Panthertown, a 10,000-acre tract of waterfalls and swimming holes in the corner of Nantahala National Forest. Yes, the water is cold, but the temps are still in the 70s for one last weekend and the beer is good. I grabbed a six pack of Asheville Brewing Company’s Rocket Girl, a low abv (3.2 percent) lager built for sessioning on a hot summer day. Drink this beer in the fall or winter, next to a porter or stout or even a pale, and it tastes like water. After a long hike in the sun and a quick dip at a make-shift beach like this sandbar in the middle of Panthertown Creek, and it tastes like summer in a can.There’s plenty of time to immerse ourselves in Fall. Next week, or maybe the week after, I’ll talk about my favorite pumpkin beers from local breweries. This weekend, it’s board shorts and swimming holes and easy-drinking lagers. One last time.Follow Graham Averill’s adventures in drinking and Dad-hood at daddy-drinks.comlast_img read more

An online guide to family accommodation in Krapina-Zagorje County presented

first_imgIn 2019, the system of tourist boards of Krapina-Zagorje County plans to organize a series of trainings for private renters. “The trainings are focused on the registration process, guest registration system, regulations and laws, VAT system and administration, marketing of family accommodation and the use of social networks for this purpose to make it easier for private landlords to navigate through the administration, but also give useful advice on appear on the market after the opening of the accommodation facility ” points out Martina Belina from the Tourist Board of Krapina-Zagorje County. Last year, Zagorje received its tourist card – Zagorje Card. The tourist card is used to increase tourist spending and the sale of experiences and content throughout the county. Tourist card Zagorje Card is free, lasts five days from the day it is picked up, and offers a 10% discount on services in three categories: culture, gastronomy and spa, ie SPA offer. The Krapina-Zagorje County Tourist Board has created an online guide to family accommodation in the destination Zagorje – Bajka na dlanu, in which accommodation facilities that were interested in entering the guide were published. By the way, last year 159.191 arrivals were recorded in the Krapina-Zagorje County and 348.694 overnight stays or an increase of 12,27% in arrivals and 7,44% in overnight stays. The most important markets of Krapina-Zagorje County are Slovenia, followed by Germany, Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Austria and the Czech Republic. Attachment: Guide to family accommodation in Krapina-Zagorje County “Given the constant growth in the number of overnight stays in Krapina-Zagorje County and the increase in the number of private renters, there is a need to issue a guide to family accommodation in order to bring tourists closer to the offer of private accommodation and facilitate the booking process. stand out from the Krapina-Zagorje County Tourist Board. And from this year, the hosts in family accommodation will be included in the Zagorje card project. “This year we plan to include private renters in the Zagorje card project – each of them will receive a certain number of tourist cards to share with their guests because guests in private accommodation are guests who spend in restaurants, wineries, shops, beaches. Family accommodation in Krapina-Zagorje County is characterized by hospitable hosts, family atmosphere, care for guests, and when combined with attractions and additional facilities of Zagorje – a fairy tale in the palm of your hand we get guests who return year after year or come to their loyalty. ” Belina concludes. Currently, in the area of ​​Krapina-Zagorje County, 177 objects in family accommodation have been registered, and 134 objects have entered the guide, which is a very good result. Apart from the online catalog, the list of accommodation capacities in family accommodation is also available through the interactive map of the county on the website www.visitzagorje.hr. Zagorje Card and for hosts in family accommodationlast_img read more

Aberdeen: Slick investors

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98-year-old renovated Eight Mile Plains home hits the market

first_imgAFTER: The home at 38 Liverpool St, Eight Mile Plains, has had a full renovation.A RENOVATION inspired by Pinterest has left the home at 38 Liverpool St is barely recognisable. BEFORE: The front of the home before renovation.Originally built in 1920, the Eight Mile Plains house had some updates over the years, with multiple different types of flooring and a retro kitchen.Owner Junior Faraimo bought the home two years ago, gaining inspiration from Pinterest, and has since transformed the property.“It’s been a full renovation,” Mr Faraimo said.“There’s a new bathroom, new kitchen, new flooring and two new decks.” BEFORE: The kitchen was retro, with mustard coloured cupboards. The floorplan of 38 Liverpool St, Eight Mile Plains.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:28Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:28 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenPrestige property with Liz Tilley07:29 More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019AFTER: The kitchen is modern but still fits in with the cottage style of the home.The home has also been painted inside and out, and the wooden floorboards polished.The character of the cottage remains intact, with VJ walls and high ceilings throughout, along with the fretwork being restored.The residence has three bedrooms, the master with a space that could be used as either a walk-in robe or dressing room.The bathroom has a rainwater showerhead, a round mirror and statement black tapware. BEFORE: The living room was carpeted and separate from the dining room. BEFORE: The dining room had different walls to the lounge, and was a separate room. AFTER: The VJ walls are now uniform throughout the home, and the open-plan kitchen, living and dining opens out to the deck through bi-fold doors.Now Mr Fairaimo is looking to upsize and said the Liverpool St property would suit a first-home owner.“It’s a very cosy and comfortable house,” he said.“It would suit a young or new family, and first-home buyers.”He said the neighbourhood was filled with friendly, long-term residents.“It’s a very quiet street,” he said.“The neighbours have been there for a while and everyone knows each other.” AFTER: New VJ walls have been put up, and the wall opened up to the dining room.Mr Faraimo opened up the once-separate kitchen, living and dining areas to give the home a less cluttered feel.“I love how with the open plan living you can walk straight into the kitchen and lounge room, and then on to the deck and the backyard,” he said.last_img read more