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Are easyProperty and Purplebricks a threat to our industry?

In today’s Property Industry Eye, Rosalind Renshaw (top lady!) was talking to the founder of  easyProperty and how he wanted to be disruptive to the UK estate agency and lettings market. In fact Rosalind asked this question, and I quote Disruptive’ seems to be the word of the moment. Why does estate agency need disrupting ?

You see, I wasn’t sure what to write in today’s blog. It was long old day yesterday as I had to go to Bristol for a meeting and got in late. It seems everywhere you go these days agents and journos are talking about disruption as the next big ‘thing’ in our estate agency and lettings industry. However, here is the niggling question I have had bouncing around my head for a while. Can estate agents and letting agents set out to be “disruptive” from day one?  Is it possible for disruption to be a plan … or is disruption the description of what happened after the event?
Let’s look at the biggest innovation /disruption to our industry over the last 20 years .. ‘the tint…

Does landlord farming work?

Of course it does, but I would say that, wouldn't I? Dont believe a word I say, but how about other letting agents who have gone on record about it?

Over the last few days, David from Martin and Co in Crawley, kindly said this on Linkedin ..
Christopher Watkins has done an amazing job turning me from a doubter of his methods to a real believer. I have followed his training and have quantifiable results to prove it works. Not only has my business increased but I have rediscovered that I am an expert in my own little field and why I enjoy what I do – all thanks to Christopher.  ... and Daniel Wilson from Wilson Page in Peterborough said this on Linkedin ..
I first met with Chris at the turn of the year, having recently set up my own lettings agency in the Summer of 2013. Having a corporate background, I found out quickly that most of what I had been taught was not really going to get my anywhere and there were much better, and proven methods of attracting landlords. I quickly…

Letting agents ...not enough hours in the day to do your work?