Three times more potential homes for sale than on Rightmove, claims direct approach app

first_imgAn 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 Viewslast_img read more

Brazil’s Seleção eyes first Olympic gold

first_img RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Renewal. That’s been the motto for coach Mano Menezes since taking the helm of Brazil’s national soccer team, the Seleção, in July 2010. On July 5, Menezes once again showed he wants to give opportunities to the team’s younger players, who will vie for its first gold medal at the Olympics, which begin on July 27 in London. “The fans liked the young team they saw playing in the recent friendlies. If the fans liked it, [if the team] makes people feel good, that’s a sign we’re on the right path,” Menezes said during a media conference after announcing the members of the team that would compete in the Games of the XXX Olympiad. Olympic soccer rules state 15 of the 18 players on each team must be 23 years of age or younger. Menezes also chose relatively young players to fill the remaining three slots. Left winger Marcelo, who plays for Spain’s Real Madrid, is 24. Midfielder Hulk, who plays for Portugal’s Porto, is 25. The elder statesman of the team, defender Thiago Silva, who was recently trasferred from Italy’s AC Milan to Paris Saint-Germain, is 27. Upon releasing the roster, Menezes sought to take pressure off the team, saying the Olympics are not a reliable indicator of what will happen when Brazil hosts the World Cup in 2014. “The real test for the 2014 World Cup will be at the Confederations Cup [in 2013], where we’ll play with our full national team,” he said. Still, there will be pressure in London. Silva, the Seleção’s captain who is nicknamed ‘The Monster” because of his strength and technique, was on the bronze medal-winning team at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. “Being captain is a major responsibility, especially since we’ve never won the gold medal at the Olympics. But I’m ready,” he said on July 6. Silva said winning the gold medal could help smooth the team’s path toward the 2014 World Cup. “We’ve won back some affection from the fans after these most recent friendlies,” he said. “People come up to me and say they support us. If we win, we’ll be able to feel calmer and more secure as we prepare for the World Cup.” In pool play, Brazil will play Egypt on July 26, in Cardiff, Wales; followed by Belarus on July 29 in Manchester, England; and New Zealand on Aug. 1, in New Castle, England. The starting lineup is expected to be the same one that played the three friendlies in the United States in June. The starting lineup is expected to include goalkeeper Rafael (Santos); right winger Danilo (Porto); defenders Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain) and Juan (Internazionale); left winger Marcelo (Real Madrid); defensive midfielders Sandro (Tottenham) and Rômulo (Vasco); midfielders Hulk (Porto), Oscar (Internacional) and Neymar (Santos), who, despite being a striker, will drop back slightly in to the midfield. The only question is who will be the other starting striker: Leandro Damião (Internacional) or Alexandre Pato (AC Milan). Right winger Rafael (Manchester United) is also in the running for the position currently held by Danilo. In the midfield, Paulo Henrique Ganso (Santos) is recovering from surgery during the friendlies, but could crack the starting lineup. The other players on the roster are goalkeeper Neto (Fiorentina), left winger Alex Sandro (Porto), defender Bruno Uvini (São Paulo) and midfielder Lucas (São Paulo). Despite their relative youth, most of the athletes already play for major teams in Europe. Of the 18 players on the roster, eight play in Brazil: goalkeeper Rafael, Oscar, Neymar, Leandro Damião, Ganso, Bruno Uvini, Lucas and Rômulo. However, following the London Games, Rômulo will leave Vasco to play for Spartak in Moscow, Russia. By Dialogo July 13, 2012 Captain ‘Monster’ Brazil has won just two silver medals (1984 and 1988) and two bronze medals (1996 and 2008) at the Olympics. The Olympic gold is the only major title Brazil has failed to bring home to its fans in the land of soccer. Leading Brazil’s pursuit of a gold medal will be Neymar, 20, the star player on the Seleção. “I’m not worried about choosing one person or another to be the big name in London. My job as coach is to make sure the Seleção is the best team at the Olympics,” Menezes said. “I don’t want any player to feel like he’s under too much pressure.” When Brazil takes the field, all eyes will be on Neymar. Britain’s Telegraph newspaper, for example, put Neymar on its list of the 10 players to watch at the London Games. Brazil’s opponents will also have their eyes on Neymar. During the quarterfinals and semifinals of the 2012 Libertadores Cup competition, against Vélez Sarsfield and Corinthians, respectively, the opposing defenders never let their guard down against Neymar. “It’s getting harder and harder to play because everyone knows my potential,” said Neymar during a training session the day after the Olympic roster was released. “I have to figure out a new way to shake defenders (…), doing what I usually do, but with a little extra, some improvisation.” last_img read more

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