Independent agents’ chief wants NAEA to expel ‘insulting’ online firms

The founder of the trade group seeking to represent independent agencies says he hopes the National Association of Estate Agents considers expelling agencies that ‘insult’ the…

Source: www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2017/5/independent-agents-chief-wants-naea-to-expel-insulting-online-agencies

NEW TRADE BODY CIELA CALLS FOR PROPERTYMARK TO EXPEL AGENTS WHO INSULT THEIR MEMBERS

CIELA founder says Propertymark organisations ‘unable to help independents in battle against corporates and call-centre agents’

Source: www.propertyindustryeye.com/new-trade-body-ciela-calls-for-propertymark-to-expel-agents-who-insult-their-members/

FAKE AGENTS’ MISLEADING MARKETING IS CRIPPLING INDEPENDENTS’ REPUTATIONS

WATCHDOG SAYS INVESTIGATION INTO COMPLAINT ABOUT PURPLEBRICKS TV ADVERT COULD TAKE ‘CONSIDERABLE TIME’

Private Eye runs story about CIELA’s complaint to Advertising Standards Authority

Source: www.propertyindustryeye.com/watchdog-says-investigation-into-complaint-about-purplebricks-tv-advert-could-take-considerable-time/

TRADE GROUP CLAIMS AD WATCHDOG IS PROBING PURPLEBRICKS COMPLAINTS

Fledgling trade group CIELA says two aspects of its complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority are the subject of ‘further investigation’ by the watchdog. A statement from…

Source: www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2017/5/trade-group-claims-ad-watchdog-is-probing-purplebricks-complaints?source=newsticker

FIRST MEETING OF NEW TRADE BODY CIELA PROMPTS ‘PASSIONATE’ FIVE-HOUR DISCUSSIONS

Unanimous agreement that high street independents need a united voice

Source: www.propertyindustryeye.com/first-meeting-of-new-trade-body-ciela-prompts-passionate-five-hour-discussions/

INDEPENDENT AGENCIES’ GROUP PLEDGES TO ATTACK ‘FAKE AGENTS’

The first meeting of fledgling trade group CIELA has ended with a pledge to expose what it calls ‘fake agents’ which charge for listing properties for…

Source: www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2017/4/independent-agencies-group-pledges-to-attack-fake-agents?source=newsticker

HISTORIC PHOTO? CIELA MEMBERS SNAPPED AT FIRST MEETING

Photo released today of the inaugural CIELA meeting in Bicester, Oxon where 20+ agents discussed how to use data and PR to counter the corporates.

Source: thenegotiator.co.uk/ciela-meeting-photo/

FIRST MEETING OF ASPIRING NEW TRADE BODY CIELA TAKING PLACE TODAY

New trade body will ask its agents to share and unite their data

Source: www.propertyindustryeye.com/first-meeting-of-aspiring-new-trade-body-ciela-taking-place-today/

PURPLEBRICKS CAUSES A STIR

An attack on traditional estate agents has prompted a vociferous response

Source: www.investorschronicle.co.uk/2017/04/12/shares/news-and-analysis/purplebricks-causes-a-stir-lxjotk24CD9w0SEcuh04HM/article.html

CIELA MEMBERS GATHER TO PLAN DATA BLITZ THAT WILL RIVAL CORPORATES

The inaugural meeting of all the founder and regional members of CIELa is taking place in the Oxfordshire town of Bicester today.

Source: thenegotiator.co.uk/ciela-inaugural-meeting/

INDEPENDENT AGENTS TO USE ‘BIG DATA’ TO FIGHT CORPORATE AGENCIES

Senior members of the fledgling Charter for Independent Estate and Letting Agents group are meeting today to discuss how independents can harness data to create an…

Source: www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2017/4/independent-agents-to-use-data-to-fight-corporate-agencies

PURPLEBRICKS CALLED “CYNICAL, DISINGENUOUS” BY AGENTS’ TRADE BODY

The bitter war of words against Purplebricks waged by the fledgling Charter for Independent Estate and Letting Agents reached a new intensity last night with the…

Source: www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2017/4/purplebricks-called-cynical-disingenuous-by-agents-trade-body

LEADING INDEPENDENT AGENT VENTS OUTRAGE AT YESTERDAY’S PURPLEBRICKS ‘REPORT’

A founding member of CIELA, says he is “outraged” by a report published yesterday by Purplebricks that says millions of vendors in the UK are being overcharged by traditional agents.

Source: thenegotiator.co.uk/perry-power-purplebricks/

CIELA CHALLENGES THE VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY OF PURPLEBRICKS

The Charter for Independent Estate and Letting Agents (CIELA) would like to express its outrage to the grossly misleading and misrepresentative portrayal of high street estate and letting agents by Purplebricks. The wildly inaccurate claims issued by the company’s recent press release cite that high street estate agents are lazy, outdated and are a rip […]

Source: estateagentnetworking.co.uk/ciela-challenges-validity-reliability-purplebricks/

NEW TRADE BODY CIELA SAYS IT PLANS TO FLOAT ON STOCK MARKET

CIELA also announces plans to build housing market database that will ‘surpass Land Registry’

Source: www.propertyindustryeye.com/new-trade-body-ciela-says-it-plans-to-float-on-stock-market/

TECHNOLOGY V TRADITIONAL AGENCY DEBATE AT FUTURE: PROPTECH

It’s been revealed that next month’s Future: PropTech conference will feature a debate between ‘technologists’ and ‘traditionalists’ over the future of estate agency. Issues to be debated…

Source: www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2017/4/technology-v-traditional-agency-debate-at-futureproptech-conference?source=newsticker

NEW AGENTS GROUP SEEKS ‘PRE-LAUNCH’ MEMBERS – AND SAYS IT MAY FLOAT

The Charter for Independent Estate and Letting Agents has started its ‘pre-launch’ membership drive – and says it ultimately want to float on the stock market. Over…

Source: www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2017/4/new-agents-group-seeks-pre-launch-members–and-says-it-may-float?source=newsticker

PURPLEBRICKS REMOVES WEB CLAIM THAT ‘BUYERS ARE FOUND WITHIN 14 DAYS’

Purplebricks has agreed to remove a claim from its website that “on average it takes us just 14 days to find a buyer” after an intervention…

Source: www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2017/3/purplebricks-removes-web-claim-that-buyers-are-found-within-14-days?source=trending

INDEPENDENT AGENTS SAY PURPLEBRICKS COMPLAINT ‘PURELY A STARTING POINT’

The fledgling group claiming to represent independent estate and letting agents, CIELA, says it has lodged a complaint against Purplebricks with the Advertising Standards Authority -…

Source: www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2017/3/independent-agents-say-purplebricks-complaint-purely-a-starting-point?source=newsticker

CIELA GETS ITS CLAWS OUT EARLY

It’s not been in existence for all that long – actually just one week – but already CIELA is making waves with one of the UK biggest online property agents. The Charter for Independent Estate and Letting Agents – which currently has 12 regional officers and doesn’t launch officially until October this year – is […]

Source: estateagentnetworking.co.uk/ceila-gets-claws-early/

CIRCLE OF TRUST

The property industry has a new, potential disrupter, nudging into its circle of trust, which could be wonderful, but, Andrea Kirkby asks, how many organisations do we really need?

Source: thenegotiator.co.uk/circle-of-trust/

TRADE BODY EXPLAINS PURPLEBRICKS COMPLAINT AS WAR OF WORDS CONTINUES

Fledgling trade body The Charter for Independent Estate and Letting Agents (CIELA) has described Purplebricks as the ‘biggest enemy currently facing independent agents’. The organisation has taken…

Source: www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2017/3/trade-body-explains-purplebricks-complaint-as-war-of-words-continues

CIELA KICKS OFF WITH AN ASSAULT ON PURPLEBRICKS

CIELA has asked hybrid agency Purplebricks to withdraw its current TV advertising campaign and stop making comparison fee claims.

Source: thenegotiator.co.uk/ciela-assault-on-purplebricks/

CIELA ALLEGES THAT PURPLEBRICKS ADVERTISEMENTS ARE MISLEADING TO CONSUMERS

CIELA accuses Purplebricks of breaching Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations Are PB customers paying over £5m per year for properties that PB do not sell? On day one of its existence CIELA, the Charter for Independent Estate and Lettings Agents, has written to Purplebricks to demand they change their misleading advertising and comparable savings […]

Source: estateagentnetworking.co.uk/ciela-accuses-purple-bricks-of-misleading-consumers/

NEW TRADE BODY CIELA DUE TO INCORPORATE TODAY

Purplebricks asked to remove TV adverts and stop comparing its services with high street agents

Source: www.propertyindustryeye.com/new-trade-body-ciela-tells-purplebricks-to-withdraw-misleading-tv-adverts/

NEW TRADE BODY CIELA DUE TO INCORPORATE TODAY

CIELA says there will be six-month consultation period before official launch in autumn

Source: www.propertyindustryeye.com/new-trade-body-ciela-due-to-incorporate-today/

CIELA TO START PRE-LAUNCH MEMBERSHIPS FROM APRIL

The start-up of a new membership organisation just for independent estate agents called the Charter for Independent Estate and Letting Agents (CIELA) has moved on to its next phase. CIELA is the brain child of Charlie Wright, CEO of software firm Easymatch, who says independent agents need a separate organisation to help them fight against …

Source: thenegotiator.co.uk/ciela-launch-schedule-announced/

INDEPENDENT AGENTS’ GROUP TURNS ITS ATTENTION TO TRUSTPILOT

The fledgling group of independent agents which has already launched attacks on online agency operators in general and Purplebricks in particular has now turned its attention…

Source: www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2017/2/independent-agents-group-turns-its-attention-to-trustpilot

INDEPENDENT AGENTS’ GROUP RENEWS CRITICISM OF PURPLEBRICKS

The new group for independent owner-managed estate and letting agencies, to be formally inaugurated this week, has stepped up its campaign surrounding Purplebricks. The Charter for Independent…

Source: www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2017/2/independent-agents-group-renews-criticism-of-purplebricks

PURPLEBRICKS: ‘FORMAL COMPLAINT’ FROM INDEPENDENT AGENTS

The fledgling group being set up to represent independent estate and letting agents is preparing a formal complaint about Purplebricks based on what it claims to…

Source: www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2017/2/purplebricks-formal-complaint-from-independent-agents

NEW TRADE BODY CIELA WILL BE OPEN ONLY TO INDIVIDUAL OWNER-MANAGERS

New trade body CIELA will be open only to individual owner-managers

CIELA turns down approaches from corporates

Source: www.propertyindustryeye.com/new-trade-body-ciela-will-be-open-only-to-individual-owner-managers/

CIELA LAYING DOWN THE RULES – CORPORATE ESTATE AGENTS ARE OUT!

Discussions with independent agents in relation to their frustrations with existing industry bodies have produced one point of view stronger than all others: Corporate agents manage to infiltrate and take over every organisation in the industry, drowning out the voice and interests of smaller agents, even though those corporates represent the minority of members. The […]

Source: estateagentnetworking.co.uk/ciela-laying-rules-corporate-estate-agents/

INDEPENDENT AGENTS’ GROUP CIELA SETS OUT LENGTHY ‘RULES OF ENTRY’

The fledgling organisation seeking to represent independent estate agents has issued a lengthy statement setting out what it calls ‘rules of entry.’ The statement centres chiefly on avoiding…

Source: www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2017/1/independent-agents-group-ciela-sets-out-lengthy-rules-of-entry

ASPIRING NEW TRADE BODY FOR INDUSTRY SAYS IT HAS BEEN INUNDATED BY RESPONSE

CIELA says it could be ‘by far the most powerful organisation the industry has ever known’

Source: www.propertyindustryeye.com/aspiring-new-trade-body-for-industry-says-it-has-been-inundated-with-response/

CIELA FORMATION CONTINUES AS IT BEGINS RECRUITMENT DRIVE

The fledgling group aiming to represent independent estate and letting agents is recruiting for a number of unspecified roles to help with the day-to-day running of…

Source: www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2017/1/ciela-formation-continues-as-it-begins-recruitment-drive

CIELA – YOU’RE BREAKING MY HEART

When I read about the possible formation of yet another ‘mutual’ with the aim of furthering and protecting the interests of independent estate agents I got…

Source: www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/features/2017/1/ciela–youre-breaking-my-heart

NEW INDUSTRY TRADE BODY GETS SET TO GO AHEAD AFTER FIRST MEETING OF FOUNDING MEMBERS

CIELA takes first step towards formal inauguration in six weeks’ time

Source: www.propertyindustryeye.com/new-industry-trade-body-gets-set-to-go-ahead-after-first-meeting-of-founding-members/

PROPERTY CEO: “ONLINE AGENTS ARE CALLOUS EXPLOITERS OF NAÏVE SELLERS”

Charlie Wright, founder and CEO of CRM property software firm Easymatch, has stunned the market with his damning comments on online agents. The ex-city trader held nothing back in a series of comments and also wrote an open letter to independent agents encouraging them to come together to defend their interests from corporate and online threats….

Source: dealmakerz.co.uk/property-ceo-online-agents-are-callous-exploiters-of-naive-sellers/

FOUNDERS UNITE BEHIND CIELA – “INDEPENDENT AGENTS TO OWN THEIR FUTURE”

Following on from our exclusive interview with Charlie Wright of CIELA last week – They have now had their Founder Members meeting – News Update: Attendees at today’s preliminary meeting of prospective Founder Members of the Charter for Independent Estate and Letting Agents, all active owner-managers of independent firms, have unanimously signed a Letter of […]

Source: estateagentnetworking.co.uk/founders-unite-behind-ciela-independent-agents-future/

NEW GROUP SENDS OPEN LETTER URGING INDEPENDENT ESTATE AGENTS TO UNITE

Around 100 expressions of interest have been received by the new Charter for Independent Estate and Letting Agents regarding tomorrow’s first meeting in London, which will…

Source: www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2017/1/new-charter-group-sends-open-letter-urging-independent-agents-to-unite

ONLINE AGENTS ACCUSED OF BEING ‘CALLOUS EXPLOITERS’ BY FOUNDER OF NEW GROUP

Online estate agents have been accused to “the callous exploitation of naive sellers” by the software executive behind the idea to form a group representing independent…

Source: www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2017/1/online-agents-are-callous-exploiters-says-founder-of-new-group

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: CHARLIE WRIGHT, FOUNDER OF CIELA

We were pleased to be invited for an exclusive interview with Charlie Wright, founder of the forthcoming proposed organisation CIELA, The Charter for Independent Estate and Letting Agents. So, let us get our teeth stuck in to this new idea that could enable traditional estate agents to capture back control of their industry from the […]

Source: estateagentnetworking.co.uk/control-data-control-industry-exclusive-interview/

INDEPENDENT ESTATE AND LETTING AGENTS INVITED TO BACK NEW TRADE BODY

A new organisation may be on the verge of being set up for independent agencies. The Charter for Independent Estate and Letting Agents has a website with an announcement that…

Source: www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2017/1/independent-estate-and-letting-agents-invited-to-back-new-trade-body

 

Vendors shouldn’t assume they’ll achieve the same price no matter who is selling

Even some of the most successful professionals from other professions fail to grasp the most important point when it comes to selling or letting their home. Which…

Source: www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/features/2017/4/vendors-should-not-assume-they-will-achieve-the-same-price-no-matter-who-is-selling