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A light hearted blog from London, UK providing an insight into the British property market and the way agents work over here. Also focusing on web 2.0 technology and the power of online marketing.
In recent years ‘buying a lifestyle’ has become a key phrase in sales patter. You’re not buying a gym membership, you’re buying a lifestyle. You’re not buying an espresso machine, you’re buying a lifestyle. You get the point. But is it actually possible to ever buy a lifestyle? According to Ian ...
Search engines are lovely aren’t they? They’ve pretty much made everything a hell of a lot easier and for that we thank them. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a Google Whore, everything they do, I love. Be it Gmail, Google Docs, Google Trends, Google Suggest or even plain old regular Google. ...
Until this past weekend, I’d never entered a blog carnival before. I’ve seen the ‘Carnival of Real Estate’ pop up in my reader when it’s hosted by blogs I subscribe to, but I’ve never really understood what it was/how it works/why I should get overexcited by it. Not all carnivals are born equal,...
Homeowners have had to cut their asking prices by 1.2% during May. And Londoners had to cut their prices by 1.4%, that’s according to the latest figures from Rightmove. Read more pretty much everywhere this morning, including ThisIsMoney. Public purse ‘faces £5bn shortfall’ from stamp duty. Acco...
Monthly outgoings soar 26%. According to Combined Insurance, the amount people spend on bills and living costs has risen from a monthly average of £945 in June 2006 to £1,281 today. Higher energy and housing costs take the brunt of the blame, personally I’m finding increasingly expensive Starbuc...
Yesterday, I wrote a post about incentivising agents to contribute content to real estate social media sites such as ActiveRain and Trulia Voices (a Q&A product where consumers can pose questions to real estate professionals). I was basically saying that rewarding agents with points for their con...
Do you use Trulia Voices? I think it's a great product, in concept. Users can get help from real estate professionals and real estate professionals can promote their expert knowledge in their area and receive advice from others in their field. We don't have anything like it in the UK, the closest...
Mike, one of the directors and founders here at Zoomf and originally from Michigan (we're not all Brits in this company), is a busy man. He doesn't always have time to blog, but today he did and he says I can repost it here, over to Mike... We all know what happened to travel agents as a result ...
Here in the UK, real estate is very loosely regulated. If I wanted to call myself a real estate agent and start selling homes from my bedroom then I could. I don't need any sort of license, no need to have passed any exams, if I decided I wanted to sell houses today then I could call myself an ag...
Consumers are cutting back when moving home. A survey by Lloyds TSB has found that one in ten homeowners are planning to sell their property without the aid of an estate agent to help cut costs. Over half of all those surveyed said they wouldn’t be hiring removal men, opting instead for doing th...

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