Home » News » Estate agent blogger accuses competitors of using banned online marketing tricks previous nextRegulation & LawEstate agent blogger accuses competitors of using banned online marketing tricksAllegations about mainly lettings agents made by blogger have been picked up by national media over the weekend.Nigel Lewis1st April 201901,371 Views An anonymous estate agent has launched a blog that claims to lift the lid on some of the dubious practices employed by agents in the capital and that over the weekend gained coverage in several national newspapers including The Times, The Sun and Daily Mail.Called Dodgy London Agents, the blog is written by a sales and lettings employee who claims to have worked in the industry for 15 years and reveals their experience “at first hand” of how the industry “routinely breaks the rules when advertising properties mainly in lettings but also in sales”.The blogger claims a range of dishonest online marketing practices which break Advertising Standards Authority rules are widespread in London from corporate to one-branch independent level.Online advertisingThis includes not removing properties after they have let, listing properties that do not exist, relisting old stock as new and relisting properties as reduced when they are not, also known as portal juggling.The blog has been running for two weeks and includes posts that claim to have spotted fake price reductions on Rightmove in several central London postcodes and that the listing of fake properties in order to make letting agencies look busier than they are is now an ‘established practice’.Purplebricks is also criticised by the writer who claims to have spotted many fake price reductions within its listings on the main portals for rented properties.In an article published by The Times, the company said it was “disappointed to see these isolated examples, which are a tiny proportion of the thousands of changes made by Purplebricks and our customers every day”.Purplebricks Rightmove dodgy london agents April 1, 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
On Sunday, String Cheese Incident was slated to perform at the historic Oregon Eclipse Festival in Prineville, Oregon. Unfortunately, the band had to perform without guitarist Bill Nershi, who was unable to join the rest of the group in Oregon due to illness. A String Cheese Incident show sans Nershi is no doubt bizarre, but the Colorado-born band went on with their set, which also saw a sit-in by Emancipator violinist Ilya Goldberg. However, since Sunday, fans have been left wondering about Billy’s health, and the guitarist just offered a health update via his Facebook page. You can read Nershi’s comments below. We’re glad you’re okay, Billy!Hi everyone,Okay, here’s the skinny. I had benign positional vertigo (BPV). Crystals in a cavity in my inner ear had dislodged themselves somehow, causing the sensation that things were moving when they weren’t. I went to a hearing specialist that used a technique of having me lay back and move my head from side to side and use this vibrating thing against my head to get the crystals to gravitate back into the proper cavity. He said there is now absolutely no danger in flying. I am good to go!!!! See ya at Lockn’ this weekend!Thanks everyone for your concern and good vibes,Billy
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — About 200 American Eagle flights have been canceled because the planes are undergoing overdue inspections of their nose gear. The planes are operated by PSA Airlines, a subsidiary of American Airlines. American said Thursday that most of PSA’s 130 Bombardier jets were taken out of service for inspections of bolts on the nose gear. American says a few of the planes have been inspected and returned to service. American didn’t say how long it will take to inspect the remaining planes. American says it is trying to arrange new flights for displaced customers. PSA is based in Dayton, Ohio, and operates many American Eagle flights in the eastern United States.