Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Rightmove Rattled!

Property Snake At War With Agents.

In response to a number of requests from estate agents, we have had to remove all previous listings from our site. We have replaced these with listings sourced from a new location, however we are unable to provide images or direct links anymore. We are disappointed to have to do this as it undoubtedly detracts from the value of the site, but we have been left with no choice.

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23 thoughts on “Rightmove Rattled!

  • Bulltraderpt says:

    Incredible! The Scum Agents know the writtings on the wall. They will all have to retrain once GC2 gets hold! 🙂

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  • I think this should be as widely reported as possible.

    Copyright infrigement? Unlikely. If they publish it into the public domain, fair use will apply.

    This is just a bully tactic to quash the true state of the market by its biggest vested interests.

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  • How does providing a link infringe copywrite? The internet is built around links.

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  • Surely linking to them is increasing traffic… they should be pleased.. dicks..

    What we should be fighting is the dubious practice of marking houses under offer or STC when they are not, this panic tactic no longer works, we are wise to agents, especially those on rightmove…………This should be reported to trading standards as should rightmove for allowing it………

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  • I really suprised this site has any data, as surely every property that appears on the market is snapped up
    in a matter of days, or if you’re lucky you may get a shop at the fantastic sealed bids concept, with 130% offers
    the norm ?

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  • Great to see PS up & running again. Hopefully they will find ways to improve their site, but how difficult is it to look up a postcode & then find the pic of the property – take seconds! I’m totally for PS!! Good luck to them

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  • dohousescrashinthewoods says:

    @paul, where to start? Who would pick this up? The Beeb maybe?

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  • Erm, first converted lurker at FirstRung? Then try John Stepek at MoneyWeek, then maybe a broadsheet.

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  • I’m sure Andrew Gilligan would be intetested in this. He has written some good articles in the London Evening Standard about the misery of high
    house prices. He even cited propertysnake in one recent article.

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  • Scum sucking pig dogs!

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  • Call the BBC! Get em in while the crappy HIPS are in the public eye.

    It is a bullying tactic to prevent the legitimate use of data that is in the public domain.
    If they wont share the data,then what are they hiding?
    Be proactive.

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  • They know very well that the more information about price going down will be available to the masses, the more likely the crash will happen. House market is no better than stock market, when people are optimistic that the shares will go up, they go up, when people are pessimistic, they go down. No surprise they are less than happy to have the reallity of unrealistic prices made clear to the eyes of everyone.

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  • I-cld-murder-a-blt says:

    Rock on, cracking website(Property snake), interesting and informative. The blogger who said the next crash will be very different(due to internet) was spot on!!!!

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  • tipping point says:

    …. requests from estate agents!!!!!!

    What sort of requests would these be? The sort that include references to days in court and unlimited penalties!

    You have to admire the professionalism of the industry in the face of adversity.

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  • Surfgatinho says:

    As a show of solidarity maybe we should all go over to the PS site and click a Google ad. Don’t do it more than once though as this may be seen as click fraud!

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  • You would think that estate agents would be happy to benefit from the free increased exposure given to their ‘difficult to shift property’. After all, the ‘price reduced’ sticker is used by them in their window displays as a tool to drum up more interest.

    IMHO one can only conclude from the agents objections that they either don’t want Joe public to see how often their marketing price is so wide of the mark, or they are worried that Property Snake will give the impression that all is not well in the property world.

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  • I wonder how many current EAs were in the market pre 89 ? I would imagine 95% of them were not, hence the clueless clone
    who turns up to value a property and simply goes “yep looks OK, I’ll add on 10K to the last sale price on the street because I
    know some gullible young professional(s) will pay it because s/he’ll get a Walt Disney mortgage from somewhere.

    People here are saying the crash will start winding in from the provinces (and there is some evidence of this already), but I
    reckon London will be hit far worse than people think, as they are a massive number of young professional who have REALLY overstretched
    themselves on interest only mortgages, on big multiples.

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  • I agree with Doomwatch. 150k for a 3-bedroom house with garden is a sound price in Birmingham’s suburbs but 150k for a 1 bedroom flat in murder mile (Hackney) is just a joke. London is extremely over-rated and that is where the hammer will fall hardest.

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  • planning4acrash says:

    Lots of old professionals also buying million pound houses in knightsbridge. Its not only first time buyers. Increasingly, its second or third time buyers, used to high house price inflation, feeling comfortable with a huge additional mortgage to upgrade the house to fit in more kids. You seen how many older parents there are nowadays?!

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  • uncle chris says:

    Hmmm – can’t they just move the website overseas to somewhere like Belarus. If government organisations find it hard to shut down overseas sites, then I cannot see the Rightmoves of this world even bothering. By the way, I take comfort from their desperate attempts to try and prevent PropertySnake operating. Only goes to show how determined they are to keep the truth from the sheeple.

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  • planning4acrash says:

    Estate agents have become like Gestapo or Communist agents, controlling media to control the sheeple. Sounds like a police state to me.

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  • Hmmm! How about tescopropertysnake! There must be a deal there somewhere! 🙂

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  • planning4acrash says:

    Hmm, maybe request is lubricated by wads of the green stuff?!

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