Countrywide’s hybrid rollout

first_imgWhile there’s enormous ‘noise’ around ‘online-only’ and hybrid agents such as Hatched and Purplebricks, Countrywide has been quietly rolling out its online activity across swathes of the UK.Countrywide’s digital ‘hybrid’ rollout is significant, including a four-phase launch that now covers 25 per cent of its business, and 200 branches.After trials with three brands in June last year – Austin & Wyatt in the SW, Frank Innes in the East Midlands and Spencers in Leicestershire – it introduced the offering to Carsons in Hampshire, Miller Countrywide in Cornwall and Devon and Fulfords in Somerset.In January this year it also added its hybrid offering to Entwistle Green in Liverpool and Lancashire and says that it has shown “the most positive results to date.” A launch then followed at Bridgfords, the largest brand to do so thus far.Countrywide’s hybrid model charges a £695 to £995 fee for a Purplebricks-style service – vendors have to conduct their own viewings and sale negotiations.Results from its original trial brands from earlier in 2016 reveal that having a ‘hybrid’ option drove 11 per cent more valuations, 18 per cent more instructions and 9 per cent more sales, all without impacting fee levels, the company says.The platform that drives the offering across the different brands has so registered 2,700 online accounts and 1,000 valuations booked online.“The launch of our digital sales pilot in summer 2016 surpassed our ambitions and we have now accelerated the roll-out to more than 25 per cent of our network,” says Chief Executive Alison Platt.hybrid rollout online agencies Countryside’s digital “hybrid” rollout Countrywide April 21, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Countrywide’s hybrid rollout previous nextAgencies & PeopleCountrywide’s hybrid rolloutThe Negotiator21st April 20170631 Viewslast_img read more

Italy looks to ‘Super Mario’ Draghi to end political crisis

first_imgROME (AP) — Former European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi has agreed to try to form a non-political government to steer Italy through the coronavirus pandemic. Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday gave Draghi a mandate to put together a new government to replace caretaker Premier Giuseppe Conte’s collapsed coalition of the 5-Star Movement and Democratic Party. The task won’t be easy, since the populist party with the most seats in Parliament said it won’t support a Draghi government. Nevertheless markets welcomed indications that Italy’s latest political crisis might get resolved at least for the next few months. Draghi is credited with having saved the euro during the peak of Europe’s debt crisis in 2012.last_img read more

Guerrero to fight ban

first_img(REUTERS) – Peru captain Paolo Guerrero says he is innocent and will fight to clear his name after FIFA reduced his doping ban to six months, allowing him to play at next year’s World Cup.Guerrero, 33, who plays for Flamengo in Brazil, had been suspended by FIFA on December 8 for a year after testing positive for cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine after Peru’s 0-0 draw away to Argentina in October.World soccer’s governing body reduced the ban to six months on Wednesday, but Guerrero is still not happy.“Obviously I am not relieved, it’s important to me to keep (fighting) to prove my innocence,” he told Reuters TV yesterday in Rio de Janeiro.“I am not calm now because they reduced the ban; I am going to continue fighting to prove my innocence. It really is an injustice that they punished me as I have shown I am innocent all along, I proved it, and we will keep proving it until they absolve me.”“They cut the legs from under me,” Guerrero added. “I did absolutely nothing wrong.”Guerrero claimed the positive test was due to contamination and vowed to be back in action in 2018.The former Bayern Munich and Hamburg SV forward, who has scored 42 goals for Flamengo since moving to Brazil in 2015, gives the Peru attack a much-needed physical presence and has a galvanising effect on their less experienced players.The 0-0 draw with Argentina was a crucial result for Peru, who qualified for the Russia World Cup for the first time since 1982.The South American side have been drawn in a group with France, Denmark and Australia.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, July 13, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Monday, July 13, 2015•1:26 p.m. Officers investigated suspicious activity in the 100 block of E. Lincoln.•2:40 p.m. Maria L. Ybarra, 26, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with defective brake lights and no proof of insurance.•8:02 p.m. Officers investigated suspicious activity at Wellington Lake.•8:58 p.m. Cassandra Townsend, 51, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with defective headlight.last_img