An online company has claimed that there are three times as many people who want to sell their home than there are properties on Rightmove.KnockForSale.com which acts as a facilitator between home owners and people who would like to buy their home, claims that its research among 1,000 home owners proves there is a ‘shadow market’ of vendors who would sell if they were approached with an offer.The company is attempting to persuade vendors and buyers to circumvent estate agents entirely and says its online platform enables house sellers to save £3,275 based on an average agent fee of 1.42%.KnockForSale.com charges buyers £5 to send a card via its app to an address which makes an offer for their home saying ‘I love your property’ and asking whether it is ‘potentially for sale’. Each card then directs potential vendors to the company’s website where they can see more details of the buyers’ offer.Cut out agentsThe service appears to be an attempt to intervene in the property market before people instruct agents and cut the industry out of the process.The business has been backed with £150,000 provided in part by the founder of SpareRoom.com Rupert Hunt (left).“’Hand delivering flyers is recommended by plenty of property gurus but one of its pitfalls – along with territorial dogs and twitching curtains – is that buyers have to be there, and give out their contact information,” co-founder Kerrie Powell told The Daily Mail.“Our service offers a layer of security and convenience for buyers, as well as the opportunity to secure a home that’s not on the market. And, for homeowners, we offer the possibility of a direct sale without having to pay commissions or fees to estate agents.”KnockForSale.com Kerrie Powell May 17, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’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 2021 Home » News » Three times more potential homes for sale than on Rightmove, claims direct approach app previous nextProptechThree times more potential homes for sale than on Rightmove, claims direct approach appKnockForSale.com claims housing market could be ‘set free’ if buyers were able to approach vendors directly and cut out estate agents.Nigel Lewis17th May 201901,331 Views
[Rowe was appointed Chief Financial Officer of EMC Corporation on October 1, 2014]I want to start off by saying how excited I am to be joining the EMC team, and I want to thank everyone for the very warm welcome that I’ve received.As those who know me can attest, I have a passion for the technology industry and enjoy the dynamic nature and far-reaching impact that it has. I have first-hand experience at two very different companies that were both transforming their businesses through technology and leveraging information as a competitive differentiator. Successfully navigating this change is critically important for every company today. I wanted to be at the center of the transformation in IT – at a company that matters. With the rise of the information generation, the opportunity in cloud and big data is exploding. New IT capabilities are changing the way we all live, redefining the technology industry and creating opportunities that are drawing a lot of interest and investment.When I look across the IT industry, EMC stands out to me with a special combination of expansive opportunity, smart strategy and incredible people. As a former customer, I remember visiting the Hopkinton offices and thinking how EMC is a great partner and delivers excellent solutions and service to back them up. EMC has a track record of being able to foresee changes, invest wisely and position itself well — through heavy investment in product leadership, smart acquisitions, and the ability to grow new businesses into strong revenue drivers for the company. Customers like what EMC is doing, see EMC as more strategic than in the past and intend to deepen their relationships with the company. EMC is a leader and a force for change in IT, and I believe EMC will be one of the winners.The ability to be successful comes down to having the right team, and here, EMC has the well-deserved reputation for solid execution. Looking across the EMC federation of businesses, this is one of the most respected and accomplished group of executives in IT. Additionally, EMC’s finance organization has earned an excellent reputation for strong financial management, and I’m fortunate to be a part of such a highly talented team.I’m looking forward to working with all of EMC’s stakeholders — including customers, partners, employees and shareholders — to help achieve our shared success. I believe EMC is the right company in the right place at the right time!
View Comments Brush up on your emoji. TV Land has renewed Younger, starring Tony winner Sutton Foster, for a fourth season. The announcement comes just as the comedy enters its first week of production on season three.The series follows 40-something Liza (Foster) after she reenters the working world in the publishing industry by passing herself off as a 26-year-old. As she gets a second chance at her career, she must juggle her relationship with love interests, friends (both Gen X and millennial), her daughter, ex-husband and bosses.At the conclusion of the second season, Liza managed to keep her secret from her co-workers, and Charles, a senior editor at the publishing firm (played by Peter Hermann), expresses his true feelings for her. The series returns on September 28. Debi Mazar & Sutton Foster in ‘Younger'(Photo: TV Land)
IT WAS no surprise when Linden-based Mackenzie High School (MHS) and Christianburg/Wismar Secondary Schools (CWSS) took the top two spots in the National Schools Relay Championships on Wednesday at the National Track and Field Centre at Leonora on the West Coast of Demerara.However, it was seasoned athletes, Chantoba Bright, Onasha Rogers, Deshanna Skeete, and Daniel Williams who gave MHS the edge over CWSS, as MHS put together 108 points to win the Secondary Schools division.CWSS followed with 83 points while West Demerara Secondary finished third with 78 points.West Demerara clained second place in the female Team category. The Girls’ Under-14 team of Destiny Castello, Shontavia Boyce, Crystal Carryl and Haikada Hilliman, put on a spirited run to win the 4x100m in 55.90 secondsThe Boys’ Under-14 4x100m win went to MHS, with a gapped finish anchored by Marlon Williams.MHS Onasha Rogers before starting the 4x100mMHS had finished with both the Boys’ and Girls’ Team wins. However, while CWSS placed second in the Boys’ side, with 48 points, West Demerara edged them out for the Girls’ Team second place win.In the Girls’ Under-18 4x100m, it was Rogers who gave the team a powerful start to finish with a time of 50.40 seconds. In the 4x200m, the team took another easy win as Skeete anchored and stopped the clock at 1:55.10 seconds.In the sprint medley the team ended the race at 2:00.10s.CWSS, however, picked up a gold in the Boys’ Under-18 4x100m in a time of 45.80 seconds, the MHS team anchored by Daniel Williams finished in a time of 46.20 seconds. CWSS again triumphed over MHS in the Boys’ Under-18 distance medley, clocking a time of 3:38.30s.In individual events Leona James (MHS) won the Girls’ Under-18 800m run in a time of 2:43.10s.Over in the Tertiary category the University of Guyana (UG) overwhelmed their competition to take the top spot in that division. Led by Kezia Bess, the UG female side won the 800m sprint medley (2:00.60s), and the 4x100m (54.10s).MHS Marlon Williams anchors the win in the Boys’ Under-14 4x100m.Others on the team included Merissa Tucker, Fiona Mentis, and Kenisha Prescott.Second place in both races went to the Mahaicony Technical Vocational Training Institute.In the Tertiary men’s distance medley, Rayon Abrams opened for the UG team, while Salim Yussuf finished off the team’s win in a time 3:27.70s.