Online/hybrid estate agents increase market share by 2.7% during pandemic

first_imgHybrid and online estate agents have enjoyed a 10% surge in instructions with overall market share rising by 2.7% to 9.9% over the past year.According to TwentyCI, which has compiled the data, the surge in market share has been created last year’s lockdown which saw many traditional agents shut up shop for two months.Also, TwentyCI’s monthly market report shows that online and hybrid agents have been making ‘significant gains’ within London, a market that they’ve struggled to penetrate in the past“Hybrid online estate agents have traditionally appealed to the owners of lower value properties,” the report says.“In 2020 we have seen an improved level of penetration into properties of greater value.Significant uplift“This will be driven both by the increase in the average property price coming to the market (thereby making fewer available in the lower bandings) in addition to the significant uplift of activity across all price bands within the residential property market.”Hybrid and online estate agents’ progress is not uniform. As well as advances in London, they have gained significant extra share in the East Midlands, East of England, the North West and South West.But these agents have lost share in several other areas including Yorkshire and the Humber, Wales and Scotland, the North East and West Midlands.This TwentyCI suggests, is because more middle-class mid-market home movers, who tend to shun online/hybrid agents, have been taken up more of the market following the Stamp Duty holiday introduced last year by the Chancellor.Read the report in full.hybrid estate agents online estate agents TwentyCi January 25, 2021Nigel 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 » COVID-19 news » Online/hybrid estate agents increase market share by 2.7% during pandemic previous nextAgencies & PeopleOnline/hybrid estate agents increase market share by 2.7% during pandemicResearch by TwentyCI reveals larger share of London instructions and Covid shutdown last year gave online agents a leg-up.Nigel Lewis25th January 202101,511 Viewslast_img read more

Sri Lanka Navy Arrests Indian Fishermen

first_img View post tag: Arrests Sri Lanka Navy Arrests Indian Fishermen Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka Navy Arrests Indian Fishermen View post tag: Indian The arrested fishermen and the trawlers were handed over to the officials of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Mannar for legal action.[mappress]Press Release, July 07, 2014; Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: Sri Lanka Navy Authorities View post tag: Navy View post tag: asia View post tag: Naval Share this article Sri Lanka Naval Craft attached to the North Central Naval Command on routine patrol arrested 20 Indian fishermen and 4 Indian fishing trawlers poaching in Sri Lankan waters North of Mannar on 05th July 2014. View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Fishermen July 7, 2014last_img read more

Merton student hospitalised after assault

first_imgA MERTON student was hospitalised after being attacked by a Blues sportsman at last week’s Summer Eights regatta.Ben Holroyd, a fourth year medical student at Merton, was treated for concussion at the John Radcliffe Hospital on Saturday after he was head butted in the face and punched in the jaw at Merton boat house. The attacker alleged that Holroyd had been threatening towards his girlfriend.Holroyd said that he had not provoked the attack and that the accusations made against him were untrue. “He told me we needed to talk and then dragged me towards the darkened corridor next to the changing rooms. He told me that I had been threatening a girl who he had recently started dating” he said.“He assured me that if I didn’t ‘shut up’, he would ‘knock me out and throw me into the river’. The next thing I knew, he had head butted me square in the forehead.  He threw a right hook at my jaw and I lost consciousness,” Holroyd added.First aid officers were immediately called and accompanied Holroyd in a speedboat to the Head of the River pub, where he boarded an ambulance and was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital for treatment. The following day the incident was reported to the police, and Holroyd is currently considering the possibility of taking legal action against the attacker. “The whole thing was completely unprovoked and mad, so I’d like something done about it. I may well press charges,” he said.Merton barman David Hedges witnessed the attack, saying he asked the aggressor to leave the College’s premises following the incident. “As bar manager, I chucked him out of the boat house and he went quite quietly.”Richard Stock, Oxford University Rowing Club’s Sabbatical Officer and one of Eights Week’s  main organisers, condemned the assault and said that incidents of violence were not typical of the regatta. “Obviously we don’t want this kind of thing to happen, but it was a pretty isolated event.”Holroyd’s attacker was unavailable for comment.last_img read more

Josie Kelly’s Ready for First St. Patrick’s Day

first_imgBy Tim KellyIf it seems like every day is St. Patrick’s Day at Josie Kelly’s Public House, then what of the Real McCoy on March 17th?“No pressure,” proprietor Kathleen (with husband Dermot) Lloyd said with a laugh. “We’re going to keep doing what we’ve been doing.”Great strategy, for the authentic Irish Restaurant and Pub at 908 Shore Road in Somers Point has been nothing short of a hit since its opening last summer. No sense messing with a proven winner, right?On most nights the parking lot is crowded, of course with people of Irish heritage, and also those who just love good food, good drink and good times. The owners are so committed to what they do, the Gaelic slogan “OL BIA AGUS CRAIG” which translates to “drink, food and good times” is emblazoned on the side of the building.From left, Derek Warfield, Somers Point Mayor Jack Glasser, Kathleen and Dermot Lloyd and Peter Kiernan cut the ribbon during Josie Kelly’s grand opening celebration last year.“We thought we had a great concept and a great location,” said Kathleen Lloyd, who is juggling the ongoing demands of the business with her responsibilities as “Mum” to the couple’s three boys under four years old, including a four-month-old.“We never dreamed we would be welcomed the way we have been by the entire community,” Lloyd added. “We’re actually living our dream.”This is not to say the establishment doesn’t have some exciting plans to celebrate the day honoring Ireland’s Patron Saint, and all things Irish. In fact, the festivities have already begun with several “pre-St. Patty’s Day” events, leading up to the big day itself. Consider:Saturday, March 9, Josie Kelly’s will host an “After Parade Shenanigans Party” to follow the popular Atlantic City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, from 2 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. There will be Irish music with Irish dancers, bagpipers and three different live acts including John McNutt’s Celtic Rock band from 2 p.m. to “late.”Earlier on Saturday and again on Sunday, the pub will have watch parties for the Six Nations Rugby Tournament, of which Ireland is the defending champion. The other countries involved are Scotland, Wales, England, Italy and France. Josie Kelly’s will have all the games live, with no cover, and will be offering their “Full Irish Breakfast” of bangers (Irish sausages) rashers (traditional crispy slices of fried ham, also sometimes referred to as Irish bacon) black and white pudding, grilled tomato and onion gravy.Josie Kelly’s bartender Ashley Kyle serves Andrew Swanson as Greg Tracie looks on at left.And other events will include:Local ruggers from the Somers Point Sharks and the South Jersey Rugby Club will no doubt be represented, and fans of all knowledge levels are welcome. The Saturday games begin at approximately 9:15 a.m. and run until about 1:45 p.m. On Sunday, Ireland squares off against France at 11 a.m.Lloyd said the establishment will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day itself “all day and night” on Saturday, March 16th, which is also the date of Sea Isle City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and on Sunday, the official holiday.Irish music and dancers, bagpipers and Irish rock music will again be the entertainment features, along with such traditional fare as Irish lamb shank stew, and the popular beef and Guinness pie.“At the request of our customers, we will also have corn beef and cabbage, which is really very Irish-American,” Lloyd said of the special menu.The cabbage is butter braised with fennel and carrots and served with the finest corn beef.“We pride ourselves in listening to our customers and giving them what they want,” Lloyd said.Josie Kelly’s is located at 908 Shore Road in Somers Point.Lloyd met her husband, who was born in Ireland, when she gave him a haircut 13 years ago at a salon in Ventnor. Dermot was working at Ri Ra, the Irish bar-restaurant at the Tropicana at the time. Their dream to open an authentic Irish Public House at the former site of Sandi Point Coastal Bistro and before that Mac’s, came to fruition last summer.Lloyd said the couple knew karma was working on their side when they were negotiating to buy their current home. Unbeknownst to them at the time, the house formerly belonged to the Previti family, who used to own Mac’s.“We have a keen appreciation for who owned that building and its history,” she noted of the Previti family.Upon learning of the coincidence of the house sale, the family donated some vintage beer signs and other memorabilia from when they owned the iconic eatery.The front of Josie Kelly’s Public House features an eye-catching design. (Photo credit Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce)No “Luck of the Irish” references please. The Lloyds and their friendly, hard-working staff have made it happen with good old-fashioned quality food, attentive service and a relaxed homey atmosphere. The first floor was designed and renovated by John Mirenda, who also renovated Atlantic City’s Knife and Fork Inn, Dock’s Oyster House and the Linwood Country Club.The upstairs “Whiskey Bar” is a do-it-yourself creation “because we ran out of money,” Lloyd said.“That is such a great space we really wanted to utilize it, and we’re very happy with how it turned out.”There really is a Josie Kelly, the late maternal grandmother of Dermot Lloyd. Her oil portrait hangs next to one of the downstairs bars.“She was a homemaker and a person who liked to have things done just so,” Lloyd said. “She was dedicated to doing things the right way. We decided to name the place after her as homage, and to remind us we are striving every day to live up to those ideals.”The portrait of the restaurant’s namesake, Josie Kelly, to the right, is prominently displayed along with vintage photos. Josie Kelly’s bar is a hub of excitement and entertainment. (Courtesy Josie Kelly’s)last_img read more

My Career

first_imgHow did you get into baking?My twin brother started a catering course, so I decided to do something different and chose a full-time two-year bakery course at Tameside College in the mid-1970s before going to Hollings College, where I did a technician certificate in bread and confectionery, and then finally a bakery national diploma.What was your first significant job?While I was at college, I worked at companies including Archers Bakery in Marple. After graduating, I started in a management role at Bon Chef, which made gateaux and frozen pies, working in quality control and then as a production manager. I then went to Fortts bakery in Stockport as the foreman baker, where the boss, Alan Harding, helped me set up my first business in 1983 when I was 23. It was good experience, but the recession hit and I had to give it up although I didn’t come away from it too badly, as I sold the building to a developer.What prompted you to start teaching?I went back to Archers, which is a traditional craft bakery, and while I was there, I got interested in teaching, so returned to Tameside to do a teaching qualification. I felt that, by this time, I had knowledge to pass on and was offered a placement at Tameside two years ago, which developed into a full-time role as a lecturer in bakery and patisserie in 2002. I’m also a subject learning coach, which I really enjoy. You need empathy with your students to get your message across and to make sure that your lessons aren’t boring, but exciting.What’s your average day?I’ve recently opened a new shop in Buxton Salts Artisan Bakers as I’d always wanted to have my own business again. It’s not a great time to do it, but there is more interest and awareness in the speciality breads that we’re doing, such as sourdough, and I think it will really take off slowly but surely.My wife Rachel works with me and has learnt to bake. I start at 2am, bake until 7.30am when Rachel takes over in the shop, and then I come to the college until 5pm when I sometimes teach karate. I’m number two in the world and have a training room above the shop, which I can nip up to.What motivates you to work so hard?It is a long day, but we hope to get some help after Christmas I’ve got some good students to choose from at the college after all! I’m really passionate about what I do and getting to the semi-finals of the 2008 Bakery World Cup in Lille was a real highlight of my career. I like to be the best and get things right and I’ve never had a day off.last_img read more

Kraftwerk Show In Buenos Aires Threatened By Cancellation Due To Use Of “Synthesizers”

first_imgGerman electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk are scheduled to play Buenos Aires, Argentina later this month. That performance is now likely to be canceled, or at the very least postponed, due to the city’s recent ban of all electronic music events and any artist that “uses synthesizers or samplers as their primary instrument.”The ban was instated after the deaths of five attendees from drug overdoses at this past April’s Time Warp Argentina event. The city’s mayor, Horatio Rodriguez Larreta pushed for the ban after the unfortunate events following Time Warp, and has stated that there will be no lifting of the measure until steps have been taken by local officials and authorities to combat drug abuse.Promoters of the show, Move Concerts, have said that over 70% of tickets for the Kraftwerk show have already been sold. In response to the potential cancellation, they went on to say, “They use synthesizers, but what we’re proposing is a different format….It’s a concert that’s open to the public and runs between an hour-and-a-half and two hours. There will also be no alcoholic drinks served.”An appeal has been made by the promoters to allow the concert to move forward at this time, but no response has come just yet. In related news, Sónar Buenos Aires Festival has not encountered similar issues, and is still scheduled to happen.“Radioactivity” – HD Live:[courtesy of AgoraVoxFrance][via Resident Advisor]last_img read more

Strubler named new dean of business at Champlain College

first_imgChamplain College,Dave Strubler of South Burlington has been named Dean of Champlain College’s Division of Business by Champlain President David F. Finney. Strubler joins Champlain with more than 30 years of business, non-profit, higher education management and teaching experience.He comes to Champlain from Kettering University in Michigan where he served for 16 years in a variety of graduate, corporate, and business education roles.  He has worked for large international automotive research and development center and a small business education company, both in southeastern Michigan. Strubler said his focus at Champlain will be on co-branding with and serving Vermont businesses and non-profits, enhancing professional cross-disciplinary degree options, and extending internship, entrepreneurship, global, and social responsibility opportunities for students.Champlain College’s Division of Business is uniquely positioned to engage students in what he calls “work-integrated learning,” a value-proposition about which all students, parents, and employers should be excited.  ‘At a time when the value of higher education is being questioned nationwide, Champlain’s business program bridges practice and theory in a professional educational environment that reaches out to the business community.  Students should hit the ground running when they walk into an employer’s door.”Strubler is stepping into a just-redesigned business curriculum created by his practitioner/scholar business faculty.  They recently launched a new Creative Media Management degree and are expecting to release a Management and Innovation degree during the next year.  A series of four new integrated business-experience courses will differentiate Champlain from most programs by interweaving subjects such as accounting, finance, marketing, information technology and management into a single course.  According to Strubler, this classroom model is much closer to how business really functions and teaches students to communicate across functions and think critically out-of-the-box.  Says Strubler,’ It’s all about synergy. The integration of science, arts, business and education is not only possible, it is necessary for a thriving community and meaningful life.’Prior to his industry experience, he was a human resource manager at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.  Early in his career, Strubler designed, developed, and directed a wilderness challenge program for troubled youth.  He holds a Ph.D. from Wayne State University. His applied research interests include entrepreneurship, international management, teamwork, and ethics.The new dean has been married for 27 years to Ann Ourada Strubler who recently retired from a 30-year career in the first violin section of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.  The Strubler’s were active in community service, especially in the arts, while raising their three sons (now grown) in Rochester, Michigan.  Strubler is also an experienced outdoor enthusiast who led an expedition on Alaska’s Mt. McKinley, climbed 25 – 14,000-foot peaks, rafted many of the nation’s whitewater rivers, and biked from Michigan to Vermont.  About Champlain CollegeSince 1878, Champlain College has provided career-focused education to students from its hilltop campus in Burlington, Vt. Champlain’s distinctive educational approach embodies the notion that true learning only occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain offers traditional undergraduate and online undergraduate courses, along with online certificate and degree programs and eight master’s degree programs. Champlain offers study abroad programs at its campuses in Montreal, Quebec and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain College will be included in the Princeton Review’s ‘best colleges’ guidebook, The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition. Champlain was named a “Top-Up-and-Coming School” by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges and was ranked in the top tier of 2011 Regional Colleges in the North.  To learn more about Champlain College, visit is external).last_img read more

Diversity award nominations sought

first_imgDiversity award nominations sought March 1, 2005 Regular News Diversity award nominations sought The Young Lawyers Division is now accepting nominations for its diversity award, which recognizes a person or entity that demonstrats the “highest morality and respect for all persons and diversity, for efforts to create diversity, for allegiance to diversity, and for promoting a more diverse workplace.”The YLD defines diversity as encouraging more gender, racial, ethnic, religious, and other minority participation in law schools, the practice of law, and, in general, all areas of the law, including private, corporate, and public or government practices.The YLD will make a monetary donation of $2,500 to the recipient’s charity of choice. The YLD will confer the Diversity Award at The Florida Bar’s Diversity Symposium luncheon in Tampa April 22.The nomination deadline is April 1. Nominations should be sent in letter form via e-mail to YLD Awards Chair Curry Pajcic at [email protected] Questions about the Diversity Award should also be directed to Pajcic.last_img read more

Essential functions: How CUSOs are coming together to make a difference

first_imgIt was December of 1999 and we were assembled in the board room of First Tech Credit Union going over the final plans for dealing with the possibility of a technology Armageddon when the clock struck midnight on 12/31/99 and ushered in the year 2000. Given the automation of modern life, some feared widespread and severe disruption to critical services as the two digit year 99 was replaced by 00. The potential impact was the “melt down” of technology and widespread panic. As it turned out, there was little to no disruption and life went on. But in that meeting we were labeling our “essential functions” that must be maintained, if only manually.  When it comes right down to it we “move money” electronically. And if that electronic system were to fail – we needed to be prepared. Not surprisingly marketing (my department) was not one. We were not essential. Kind of hurt at the time but I get it.  In the last two weeks we’ve watched Hurricane Harvey dump a year’s worth of rain in the Houston metro area in a matter of days. Flooding, power outages, food and gas shortages continue to plague the area. Yesterday Hurricane Irma made landfall in South Florida and once again we watch as millions of people struggle. And sadly today is the 16th anniversary of 9/11 an event no one was prepared for and forever changed out Nation. People work best in a time of crisis and credit unions really shine. On Friday CUNA, CO-OP and PSCU collaborated to create a system-wide disaster response for the credit union movement. Special toll-free numbers dedicated to helping credit union members with access and branch information as they may be displaced or their institution unavailable due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are now available.  We are an essential function. Members need safe access to their money to get through this ordeal. In a press release issued Friday by Jim Nussle (CUNA), Todd Clark (CO-OP) and Chuck Fagan (PSCU) said, “CO-OP and PSCU are both CUSOs, but even as competitors, the cooperatives are built and owned by credit unions and truly exist to serve credit unions. The two companies are rallying to support our industry because that’s what it means to be a CUSO.” Having a shared branch system already in place is such an opportunity to show our cooperative difference. It’s in our DNA to cooperate and recognize that together we are better. On August 3rd of this year CO-OP shared branch network surpassed Chase in number of physical locations. As the only trade association for CUSOs we couldn’t be prouder. There is no greater example of people helping people and living the 6th cooperative principle: cooperation among cooperatives is essential to our success. 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Denise Wymore Denise started her credit union career over 30 years ago as a Teller for Pacific NW Federal Credit Union in Portland, Oregon. She moved up and around the org. chart … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces 5,000 New, Full-Time Jobs with Statewide Amazon Expansion

first_img July 21, 2016 Governor Wolf Announces 5,000 New, Full-Time Jobs with Statewide Amazon Expansion Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Amazon will expand its presence in Pennsylvania and has committed to the creation of at least 5,000 new, full-time jobs statewide.“Pennsylvania’s strategic location, as well as its skilled workforce, continues to be extremely valued assets to companies large and small,” Governor Wolf said. “Amazon, a worldwide logistics leader, has chosen Pennsylvania to further support its ‘Prime’ initiative creating 5,000 new jobs across the state.”Amazon will expand its fulfillment and distribution operations in Pennsylvania at multiple new sites throughout the commonwealth, marking the first with a recent lease agreement in Palmer Township, Northampton County.Amazon’s new “Prime” initiative “Prime Now” includes free two-hour delivery on tens of thousands of items or one-hour delivery for a fee, which requires Amazon’s fulfillment centers to be geographically located in close proximity to its customers to accommodate “Prime” delivery time frames.The company has committed to investing at least $150 million statewide and will create at least 5,000 new, full-time jobs over the next three years. Additionally Amazon has agreed to maintain new and retain its current positions statewide for an additional four years.The company received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $5 million Pennsylvania First Program grant, $15 million in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and $2.25 million in WEDnetPA funding for employee training. The assistance is contingent upon Amazon submitting complete applications and meeting all of the program guidelines and commitments.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.For more information on Amazon, visit For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit www.newPA.comLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more