Last week three estate agencies based in and around Sutton Coldfield near Birmingham launched a ‘local property portal’ platform that they believe has the best chance of taking on Rightmove and winning nationally.The Negotiator Zoomed in to quiz one of the co-founders, Nigel Deekes of Acres.Aren’t portals like LocalMove just knee-jerk reactions to Rightmove’s fee hikes?Portal fees are very annoying, but I think most agents are more upset by the attitude that portals take towards agents and the outright monopoly that in particular Rightmove have.If there was greater competition and a more even balance of power in the portal market, then it wouldn’t be so bad.Agents feel like their hands are tied – it’s difficult to walk away from the big portals because if you do, you’re going to get hammered by your local competitors.Why now?Me and another agent called Paul Carr first came up with the idea nearly 15 years ago because even then we realised that Rightmove had too much power.But the time wasn’t right, and agents didn’t have the appetite to get involved. Rightmove were not seen as a big enough threat yet.Since then, we’ve been waiting for the ideal time to launch LocalMove and a year ago Paul Carr, Greene & Company and [his company] Acres all agreed that the time HAD come, so we’ve working since then to get it ready.Why ‘LocalMove’?Most people move within four or five miles of their existing homes so a national portal in reality isn’t really needed and therefore we’ve decided to focus on the ‘local’. Our strapline is going to be ‘Make the right move with LocalMove’.We think Zoopla and OnTheMarket have not reached their potential and significantly weakening Rightmove and that Boomin won’t either.Because they have all tried or are trying to be another big portal. You are not going to persuade agents to leave Rightmove on a national basis – everyone else is waiting for their local competitors to leave first.Why will your idea work?If I rang up an agent and said I’m from LocalMove then the receptionist would take my message, and no one would call me back.If I called up one of my local competitors and said it’s Nigel from Acres, they’d take my call because they know me – and that’s how the LocalMove network will grow; by agents recommending it to each other.Once agents begin to trust each other, even if you don’t like each other, then it is possible to for the main agents in a town or area to quit Rightmove safely, although some we’ve talked to have suggested a legally-binding agreement to cement it.Sutton Coldfield is one thing, what about the rest of the UK?In our local area, we are definitely leaving and between the three of us we will take 70%-80% of local listings with us to LocalMove and off Rightmove.It will only be a matter of time before house hunters in the area notice Rightmove has just 20-30% of the inventory and begin using LocalMove, which we will promote via our marketing and branches, instead. People will always go where the properties are.Once agents see it working in areas near them, then the idea will spread and, town by town and area by area, we will win the battle. I truly believe this will work.Acres Nigel Deekes LocalMove paul carr Greene & Co Rightmove January 28, 2021Nigel Lewis2 commentsWhere Is The Monii Money, WITMM WITMM 28th January 2021 at 10:34 amPortals occupy an unusual place in the property ecosystem. The people who pay for them (the agents) are not the users (buyers and sellers).The launch of a new portal, be it local, national or indeed global requires both the agents to list (although easy enough to scrape RM, Zoopla, OTM) and then use by the buying and selling public.Business such as Rightmove has become the default for most users. It is a byword for property. My feel is that most people could not name all their local estate agents but would know to look at Rightmove et al. It’s on a par with not knowing the name of the local car showroom so then using Autotrade. Most online buying starts or finishes with Amazon or eBay.The fundamental challenge is that these organisations are almost ingrained into the public pyche. “Yes”, local agents may know Nigel From Acres, but in 3 years time, will the buyers and sellers be choosing LocalMove over RightMove?Log in to ReplyMurray Lee, Dreamview Estates Dreamview Estates 28th January 2021 at 8:49 amGood luck NigelLove the initiativeLets all support Nigel to break the hold#saynotorightmoveLog in to ReplyWhat’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 » Marketing » ‘We will break Rightmove’ promises LocalMove portal chief previous nextMarketing‘We will break Rightmove’ promises LocalMove portal chiefNigel Deekes sets out how his ‘locally focussed’ property portal will succeed where others have failed to knock Rightmove off its perch.Nigel Lewis28th January 20212 Comments3,831 Views
continue reading » Will credit unions receive more guidance and clarity related to providing financial services to marijuana-related businesses (MRBs) this year? NAFCU Regulatory Affairs Counsel Kaley Schafer, in a new Compliance Blog post, reviews the current landscape and provides insights into how the presidential election could impact the possibility of federal legislation.In conjunction with this blog, NAFCU has released an updated issue brief that provides credit unions with comprehensive, up-to-date information on federal legislative efforts and state-level marijuana laws.Schafer notes that the House last year passed the bipartisan Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, designed to provide a safe harbor for credit unions and other lenders that serve MRBs in states that have legalized the drug. In addition, the NCUA was the first financial services regulator to issue interim guidance allowing federally insured credit unions to provide certain financial services to legally-operating hemp businesses as hemp-derived products became legal at the federal level under the 2018 Farm Bill. Other banking regulators later released similar guidance after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued an interim final rule in October that outlines provisions for legal hemp production.“Despite this movement, the future of a federal safe harbor to bank MRBs remains hazy (pun intended),” Schafer writes. “Given the Senate’s current stance on House-passed legislation, the fact that 2020 is an election year, and there may be bigger fish to fry, we may not see the successful passage of legislation. But, if we see a shift in Democratic control of the Senate, then it is very possible that legislation may be passed in 2021.” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
IMCA Modifieds – 1. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,158; 2. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 1,154; 3. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,152; 4. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 1,124; 5. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 1,107; 6. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 1,101; 7. Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb., 1,089; 8. Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill., 1,075; 9. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,068; 10. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 1,062; 11. Scott R. Smith, Davenport, Neb., 1,039; 12. Jesse Rogotzke, Sanborn, Minn., 1,037; 13. Brandon Hood, McGregor, Texas, 1,026; 14. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 1,014; 15. Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan., 1,003; 16. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., and Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore., both 1,000; 18. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 988; 19. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 981; 20. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa, 980.IMCA Late Models – 1. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 789; 2. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 778; 3. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 775; 4. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 763; 5. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 758; 6. Rob Toland, Colona, Ill., 756; 7. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, 733; 8. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, 717; 9. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 701; 10. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 699; 11. Paul Nagle, Nevada, Iowa, 682; 12. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, 665; 13. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 636; 14. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 631; 15. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 617; 16. Kirby Schultz, Albia, Iowa, 616; 17. Curtis Glover, Runnells, Iowa, 602; 18. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 598; 19. Bryce Carey, Nashua, Iowa, 576; 20. Bobby Toland, Cordova, Ill., 562.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 773; 2. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 740; 3. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., and John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, both 736; 5. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 711; 6. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 704; 7. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 700; 8. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 689; 9. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 682; 10. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., and Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., both 656; 12. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 647; 13. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 646; 14. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 642; 15. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 635; 16. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 631; 17. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 627; 18. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., and Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, both 619; 20. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 615.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,171; 2. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,159; 3. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 1,158; 4. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 1,151; 5. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 1,141; 6. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,122; 7. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,112; 8. Chad Bruns, Wakefield, Neb., 1,091; 9. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 1,089; 10. Kyle Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,078; 11. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,076; 12. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, Iowa, 1,058; 13. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, 1,045; 14. Devin Snellenberger, Pulaski, Wis., 1,044; 15. Tommy Fose, Delphos, Kan., 1,030; 16. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 1,027; 17. Ronnie Warren, Oglesby, Texas, 1,004; 18. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, and Jerrett Bransom, Burleson, Texas, both 1,000; 20. Joren Boyce, Minot, N.D., 997.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,199; 2. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 1,173; 3. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,157; 4. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 1,150; 5. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,142; 6. Zach Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 1,115; 7. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 1,102; 8. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,100; 9. Andrew Borchardt, Mason City, Iowa, 1,093; 10. Eric Cross, Salina, Kan., 1,083; 11. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 1,081; 12. Justin Wacha, Vinton, Iowa, 1,048; 13. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,043; 14. Terry Tritt, York, Neb., 1,040; 15. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 1,035; 16. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., 1,031; 17. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 1,017; 18. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 1,011; 19. Daniel Wauters, Iowa City, Iowa, 1,007; 20. Ryan Wells, Runnells, Iowa, 993.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,125; 2. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 1,098; 3. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 1,096; 4. Ronnie Bell, Lorena, Texas, 1,072; 5. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 1,062; 6. James Guyton, Moody, Texas, 1,052; 7. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,040; 8. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 891; 9. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 882; 10. Sid Kiphen, Gatesville, Texas, 858; 11. Kamera McDonald, Keller, Texas, 795; 12. Allen Montgomery, White Settlement, Texas, 782; 13. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 716; 14. Frank Groves, Shallowater, Texas, 685; 15. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 683; 16. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 678; 17. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 674; 18. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 672; 19. Steve Gray, Vernal, Utah, 664; 20. Brian J. Carey, Aztec, N.M., 651.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,167; 2. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,154; 3. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,141; 4. Trent Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,136; 5. Erik Laudenschlager, Minot, N.D., 1,131; 6. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 1,126; 7. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 1,114; 8. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 1,095; 9. Colby Fett, Algona, Iowa, 1,090; 10. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 1,072; 11. Shane DeVolder, Pacifica, Calif., 1,047; 12. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,046; 13. Colby Langenberg, Norfolk, Neb., 1,036; 14. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D., 1,007; 15. Austen Becerra, Bowen, Ill., 993; 16. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 985; 17. Lane Cornwell, Newman Grove, Neb., 970; 18. Hunter Parsons, Green Bay, Wis., 967; 19. Kolton Vogel, Phillipsburg, Kan., 952; 20. 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Associated Press April 24, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditJohn Elway pledged to give Drew Lock more weapons and the Denver Broncos general manager delivered with two terrific targets for the second-year quarterback.Elway selected Penn State speedster KJ Hamler with the 46th pick in the second round of the NFL draft Friday night, 24 hours after grabbing Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy at 15. Elway used his first of three picks in the third round on Iowa cornerback Michael Ojemudia, who will help fill the void left by the departure of Chris Harris Jr. to the Chargers this offseason. Broncos add another target for Lock, grab D-back in third Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 “My hamstring’s all good,” Hamler said. “I’m fully healthy. I’m fully recovered. I’ve been running real good.”Even though he’s undersized, Hamler stood out even in a class of wide receivers like none other.Hamler said he was surprised when Elway picked him after spending his first pick on Jeudy, but he said he was eager to team up with Jeudy, Courtland Sutton and former college teammate DaeSean Hamilton in Denver, where he expects to quickly make his mark.“I’ve been an underdog my whole life. I’ve always had something to prove just because of my size,” Hamler said. “I had to develop in other areas to help out. So, my dog mentality, I do that on and off the field. I don’t take nothing from nobody. I don’t back down from nobody. It’s like a David and Goliath story. I’m the smallest guy with the smallest frame, but I’ll give you everything I’ve got.”___ The Broncos’ once-formidable offense has been stuck in neutral for five years and last season Denver averaged a meager 17.6 points a game, 28th in the NFL, as their playoff drought reached four seasons.Elway began bolstering his offense in free agency by luring in guard Graham Glasgow, running back Melvin Gordon, tight end Nick Vannett and backup quarterback Jeff Driskel A tweaked hamstring before the NFL scouting combine prevented Hamler from challenging John Ross’s record of 4.22 seconds set at the 2017 combine.“When I was training, I was running really good. I won’t say I think I was going to break the record, but I was going to be in the equation,” Hamler said. “I was going to be in the conversation — 4.2 was the only thing on my mind. Whether a mid-4.2 or a high 4.2 was the only time I was going to run.”He said the Broncos should see his speed as soon as the team reconvenes for workouts, something that’s up in the air because of the coronavirus outbreak. “I think I bring to the table speed, quickness, playmaking ability,” Hamler said. “I’m versatile, I can play outside and I can play in the slot. I can return kicks and punts. I’m a playmaker.”Hamler, who is generously listed at 5-foot-9 and 185 pounds, is elusive with an uncommon burst of speed and has modeled his game after DeSean Jackson and Steve Smith.The Broncos see him as a Tyreek Hill-type playmaker who can also serve as Denver’s kick returner and help the Broncos chase down Hill and the Super Bowl champion Chiefs in the AFC West.Hamler wasn’t sure if Elway told him he’d also return kicks.“I really couldn’t hear him just because my family was yelling and we were all crying,” Hamler said. “So it was kind of hard to hear him, but I hope he has that in mind. I would love to return kicks and punts.”