EasyProperty set to launch online property auctions

first_imgHome » News » EasyProperty set to launch online property auctions previous nextProducts & ServicesEasyProperty set to launch online property auctionsIt’s a brave step for the ‘disrupter’, but will it take off?The Negotiator20th January 20160752 Views The property market is now full of online ‘disrupters’ claiming to be the next generation of estate agent but EasyProperty, backed by billionaire Stelios Haji-Ioannou, is taking its online battle to auctioneers too.The company, whose website shares the same orange branding as its airline stablemate, has revealed that it is to start selling property through online-only auctions this Spring. Nigel Lewis met EasyProperty’s CEO Rob Ellice to hear about the plans.“The technology will be ready to go in February and then we’ll start running up a book and get it in place and the first auctions will be this Spring,” says Rob (left).“I think the success of Ebay suggests that in order to have an auction, it doesn’t have to be in a room so we’ll be taking on the existing auctions houses – who aren’t too happy. Many of them, who I’ve known for years, have come back to me and said ‘hang on, what are you doing’?”Offering public online auctions that are easy to sell through and, he claims, much cheaper for both vendor and buyer, is a significant challenge to the traditional auction model.At the moment most non-professional home sellers and buyers are put off by the risky nature of property auctions, or simply don’t understand how they work, and this is where EasyProperty says it hopes to disrupt the model.The company hopes to achieve this by reducing the cost of holding auctions, eliminating the traditional buyer’s premium and charging a fixed price the vendor. Also, their auctions will be at fixed times, so those bidding will know exactly when a lot opens for bids.“If you ask the larger management companies, larger landlords and repossession companies, they all want the security of a defined auction time, to have the property marketed to as many people as possible, but to keep the cost down,” says Rob. “So surely there’s no better option than to do it online?”But Rob says EasyProperty’s real aim is to stage online auctions so simple and affordable for everyone that they will become as mainstream as estate agents.Its system will eventually offer vendors and bidders online contract exchange as well as money transfer and he says they have a national network of viewings agents already in place who can show the properties or conducts open house days.“The buyer will have to transfer all of the money within 48 hours of a successful auction,” says Rob. “Buyers will be vetted by us to get before they are given the code to access the auction, mainly so that we know that you are good for the money.”Rob believes there is an appetite for individuals selling their homes via an online auction because, in the US and mainland Europe, auctions are a much bigger player in the house sale market. Here it’s a tiny slice of the market – just three per cent.online property auction affordable online auctions Stelios Haji-Ioannou easyProperty January 20, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’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 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021last_img read more

Fellaini shines as United crush Palace

first_imgCentre-back Mamadou Sakho headed over from a free-kick played in from the right by Yohan Cabaye after Ashley Young had brought down Ward near the corner flag, and United had to defend a series of corners after that.– Pressure –Bakary Sako, the winger pushed into service as a striker to replace Benteke, almost equalised as he ran in from the left on to Andros Townsend’s diagonal through ball, but goalkeeper David De Gea beat away the drive at his near post.United, though, rode out the pressure and added a second goal 10 minutes before half-time, with Young crossing from the left for Fellaini to volley in from close range at the far post. Watched from the stand by their former midfielder David Beckham, Jose Mourinho’s side kept the pressure on title rivals Manchester City, who were due to play at Chelsea in Saturday’s late game.Palace, meanwhile, remain without a point or a goal in the league this season, and rarely looked like ending either sequence against opponents who have now scored 31 times in a 10-match unbeaten run in all competitions.Mourinho made five changes to a team that had only arrived home from Russia in the early hours of Thursday morning following their midweek Champions League victory over CSKA Moscow.There was little sign of early sluggishness, though, as they scored in the third minute from their first attack thanks to two players left out of the starting line-up on Wednesday.Marcus Rashford showed clever footwork to deceive Palace full-back Joel Ward down the left, then pulled the ball back for the unmarked Mata to sweep in from 12 yards.That was a huge setback for a Palace team who had been beaten on each of their previous 10 league visits to Old Trafford, since a 2-1 victory in December 1989. Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Marouane Fellaini scored twice as Manchester United maintained their blistering start to the season with a 4-0 thrashing of lowly Crystal Palace on Saturday.Juan Mata, making his 200th Premier League appearance, gave United the lead after just three minutes, with Fellaini’s goals followed by a late tap in for Romelu Lukaku, who scored for the 11th time in 10 games. They had lost striker Christian Benteke before the game with a knee injury that is expected to keep him out for six weeks, but despite going behind so early, they started to cause more of a threat. Chris Smalling almost added a third, heading just wide from Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s corner, before Rashford’s shot was blocked at the near post by goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.United’s third goal arrived in the fourth minute of the second half, shortly after Rashford had been denied by a Ward block.Rashford was involved in the goal and looked initially as if he might try to claim it as his free-kick, whipped in from the left, flew in at the far post.But television replays showed beyond doubt that Fellaini had flicked the ball with his forehead inside the six-yard box, and the Belgium midfielder claimed his second of the match.The match lost most of its momentum after that, with Sako volleying over a half-chance for Palace, before Lukaku steered wide at the other end when he looked certain to score.As United sought a fourth, Hennessey advanced from his line and spread himself to block Anthony Martial as the substitute ran into the penalty area on to Mkhitaryan’s pass.The fourth goal arrived in the final minutes, with Martial attacking down the left and crossing low for Lukaku to score from close in.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Temporary Thurston County Fair Job Applications Due By May 31

first_imgSubmitted by Thurston CountyWarm summer weather may still be a few weeks away, but summer job opportunities are already cropping up at the Thurston County Fair—and going fast! Applications for as many as 40 temporary jobs with the Thurston County Fair must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 31.Temporary fair workers help make the fair clean, safe and fun for fairgoers of all ages. Job duties include tasks like washing tables and cleaning facilities and equipment for two-legged and four-legged fairgoers, selling and collecting tickets, assisting with managing fair parking, and helping with office duties like data entry and answering phones, along with many other tasks and duties that keep the Thurston County Fair running smoothly. Temporary fair workers will earn between $9.19 and $10.50 per hour.Temporary fair workers must be at least 16 years old and must submit a Thurston County employment application and disclosure form. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 31 at the Information Desk in Building One at the County Courthouse at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW in Olympia. Postmarks and electronic applications will not be accepted. Applications will not be accepted at the Thurston County Fair Office in Lacey. The job description, employment forms and information about working for Thurston County can be downloaded at http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/cm/hr/external-employment.asp.WHAT:           Thurston County Fair—Apply for Temporary Fair JobsWHEN:           Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 31*Postmarks and electronic application packets will not be acceptedSubmit applications to:Thurston County Information DeskBuilding 12000 Lakeridge Drive SWOlympia, WA 98502-6045For more information on the temporary fair jobs or the Thurston County Fair, contact the Thurston County Fair Office at (360) 786-5453 or visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/fair. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Virat Kohli opens up about his own mental health struggles

first_imgAdvertisement 5ybksowNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs92bWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre El( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3goWould you ever consider trying this?😱gvzCan your students do this? 🌚jhRoller skating! Powered by Firework Aussie pinch-hitter Glenn Maxwell, who decided to take an indefinite break from cricket due to mental health issues, has India skipper Virat Kohli’s full support. On Wednesday, Kohli heaped rich praise on Maxwell for his judgement and recalled the time he was struggling to deal with his ordinary performances on the 2014 England tour.Advertisement Image Courtesy: IPLT20.com“I think what Glenn has done is remarkable. It will set the right example for cricketers all over the world that if you’re not in the best frame of mind, you try, you try and try. I think, as human beings, you reach a tipping point at some stage you need some time away from the game,” Virat Kohli said at the pre-match conference of the 1st Test against Bangladesh in Indore.“I think these things should be respected and not taken in a negative way at all because this is happening at a human level, it’s got nothing to do with what you do on the field or not. Just not having the capacity to deal with things, which I think can happen to anyone so I think it should be taken in a very positive way” he added.Advertisement 5 years ago, Kohli himself was going through a difficult phase during India’s tour of England, in which he managed 134 runs from 10 innings. The right hander confessed that he felt like “it was the end of the world”“In England 2014, I didn’t know what to do, what to say to anyone, how to speak, how to communicate. And to be honest, I couldn’t have said ‘I am not feeling great mentally and I need to get away from the game’ because you never know how that’s taken.”Advertisement “These things should be of great importance. If you think that a player is important enough for the Indian team, then he/she should be taken good care of. When you get to the international stage, every player in the squad needs that sort of communication and ability to speak out” he concluded. Advertisementlast_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Atom Development Team

first_imgThere’s a new powerhouse in Nelson Minor Hockey.The Nelson Atom Development squad made it look easy capturing the Kimberley Tier II tournament this past weekend in impressive fashion.The Atoms outscored the opposition 30-5 during the tournament, including a 6-1 victory over Midnapore Mavericks from Alberta.Bryce Sookro sparked the Nelson attack with two goals. Joe Davidson, Dylan Mowery, Drake Proctor and Mason Scott added singles. Nelson also posted wins over Okotoks (7-1), Cranbrook (6-0), Canmore (4-2_ and host Kimberley (9-1).Other goals scorers included Noah Quinn, Amran Bhabra, Kaleb Percival, Rhett Hamilton and Seamus Boyd.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to add to the celebrations with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, back row, coaches Shandy Mowery, Sandy Boyd (head) Greg Andrusak and Pete Quinn.Middle, Ethan Bennett, Nolan Dergousoff and Matthew Erickson.Front, Mason Scott, Drake Proctor, Dylan Mowery, Kaleb Percival, Joe Davidson, Noah Quinn, Bryce Sookro, Amran Bhabra, Rhett Hamilton, Pax Arrowsmith, Kelton Forte, Seamus Boyd and goalie Andrew Brabender.last_img read more

How the Uganda Cranes players rated against DR Congo

first_imgThe Cranes team that started against DRC on Saturday.Uganda got off to a winning start at the on-going 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.The Cranes defeated DR Congo 2-0 in their group A game played at the Cairo International Stadium on Saturday afternoon.A goal each by Patrick Kaddu and Emmanuel Okwi was enough to hand Uganda their first AFCON victory in 41 years.Saturday’s result means that the Cranes climb on top of Group A, having a better goal difference on Egypt who defeated Zimbabwe 1-0 on Friday night.Here is how the Cranes players rated as per Shaban Lubega;Denis Onyango 8.0Mr. Safe Hands was at his best throughout the afternoon, collecting routine crosses and putting the Cranes off unnecessary pressure. The save to deny Cedric Bakambu towards the end of the first half was as good as they get and a game changer.Bevis Mugabi 8.0Mugabi took care of his duties in a magnificent fashion, limiting Yannick Bolasie to a pedestrian role. He also had time to send a delicious cross into the area but unluckily for him, Kaddu could only head it wide off the target.Godfrey Walusimbi 7.0He is indeed aging by the day and not the roving left-back that Ugandans fell in love with. Jaaja Walu like he is commonly known, had a good show defensively but lucked a bit going forward.Hassan Wasswa 7.5Shaky at times but composed like he has always been. Let Bakambu lose on some occasions but walked away with a clean-sheet in the end.Murushid Juuko 7.5Wasswa’s partner at the heart of defence was at it again, making telling interceptions throughout the game. The yellow card towards the end of the first half was uncalled for and one which may cost the team as the tournament rages on.Khalid Aucho 8.0The ever reliable Aucho once again impressed in his holding role, controlling the tempo of the game and pushing the team forward where need be. Spared sometime to try a long range shot which was comfortably saved, coming as no surprise because Aucho does not score often.Mike Azira 8.5Arguably his best performance in a Cranes’ jersey. Azira saw a long range effort kiss the cross bar as he made one of his customary dashes through the middle.Farouku Miya 9.0What agame of football Miya had on Saturdays. He created both goals on the day and consistently troubled Congo whether from set-plays or open play. His show deserved a goal but it was not to be.Emmanuel Okwi 8.5The goal was evidence of how good Okwi was on the day. Voted the official man of the match but missed several opportunities to make the score-board more appealing to Ugandans.Patrick Kaddu 8.5Wasted two glorious opportunities in either half but scored the opener never the less. The KCCA FC striker continues to silence doubters.Kaddu (Right) celebrates after scoring against DRC on Saturday.Abdu Lumala 8.0Looked dangerous whenever he went forward but did not produce what his talent and pace suggest he should. Was stretchered off with 10 minutes to play, carrying what looked to be a serious injury.SubstitutesAllan Kyambadde 5.0Barely made telling impact after replacing Kaddu with just over 15 minutes to play.Isaac Muleme NAComments Tags: Abdu LumalaAFCON 2019allan kyambaddeBevis MugabiDanis OnyangoDR CongoEgyptEmmanuel OkwiFarouku Miyagodfrey walusimbiHassan WasswaIsaac MulemeKhalid AuchoMike AziraMurushid Juukopatrick kaddutopUganda Craneszimbabwelast_img read more

No wind-up! Young Donegal man nominated for Australian business awards needs your help

first_imgA west Donegal man has been nominated for an Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce Business Award, it has emerged. Matt Crossan, 27, from Gaoth Dobhair in Co. Donegal has been nominated a finalist in the start-up category to win the prestigious Higgins Award.Crossan and Ivor Hatton, 32, of Co.Wexford started Cosmic Group three years ago with an idea and less than $5000 dollars in the bank. Fast forward two years of trading as of August this year, Cosmic Group now has 60 full-time employees and a seven million dollar turnover for this financial year and a projected turnover of €12m from 19/20.The west Donegal man started the wind company in 2016 with less than $5000 dollars in the bankSpeaking about Cosmic Group, Matt Crossan said: “We recognised a shortage of skilled technicians and that’s is where the journey began.“After 10 months of admin work, while also in a full-time position doing 12 hour days, Cosmic wind was finally on its first project in New South Wales.“Having seen the passion and drives from our families at home running their own businesses, it gave me and Ivor the drive to start our own company.” Now the Donegal public have the opportunity to make their voices heard and help support the local man in the national finals with their votes!The People’s Choice voting will close at 10am on Wednesday 9th October, before the winner is revealed on the evening of the National Final Gala in Sydney on 11th October, 2019.You can vote for the Donegal man here! No wind-up! Young Donegal man nominated for Australian business awards needs your help was last modified: October 15th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Warriors postgame video: Kerr says team stopped playing after big lead

first_imgThe Los Angeles Clippers stunned the Golden State Warriors after the team came back from a 31-point deficit. In his postgame interview, Steve Kerr said Golden State stopped playing after halftime. They lost focused and eventually gave up the momentum, which was hard to get back he said.The Warriors coach also offered up some details to the left quad injury of center DeMarcus Cousins. He said it was significant and Cousins will be out for a while.The Warriors will try to bounce back against …last_img read more

South Africans buying more online

first_img19 May 2011Online retail in South Africa has entered a phase of sustained acceleration, according to a new research report released this week by World Wide Worx.The Online Retail in SA 2011 study shows that the total spent on online retail goods in South Africa passed the R2-billion mark in 2010 for the first time. It reached R2.028-billion, growing at 30% over the previous year.Even more bullishOnline retailers are even more bullish about 2011, with the industry consensus pointing to 40% growth this year. This will represent the highest rate of growth for online retail in South Africa in almost a decade.“This dramatic rise in online retail comes in the wake of an ongoing increase in the number of experienced internet users in South Africa,” World Wide Worx MD and principal analyst for the survey, Arthur Goldstuck, said in a statement last week.“Last year there were 3.6-mlilion people who had been online for five years or more. By 2015, that figure will be 6.8-million – almost double the potential e-commerce market of today.”In 2010, Traditional, physical retail in South Africa reached R561-billion, according to Stats SA. This means that online retail still makes up less than half a per cent of total retail in SA: a mere 0.36%. At the same time, however, the growth rate of online retail in South Africa in 2010 was four times that of physical retail: 30% against 7%.Shift in shopping activityInternationally, according to global online retail data analysed in the report, growth slowed in most regions during the global financial crisis, but did not turn negative: total sales never fell anywhere in the world.Industry estimates for the total value of global online retail in 2010 come to an average of about US$545-billion, up from $469-billion in 2009.This indicates that, globally as in South Africa, online retail is recession-proof for now, while it still makes up a small proportion of total retail worldwide.“This shows us that online retail growth represents not a rise in shopping activity, but rather a shift in shopping activity, from the physical space to the online space,” said Goldstuck.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Sustainable soil health

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest J.W. Lemons“A Nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt.We have learned some harsh lessons about how to treat our soil. While most of us are aware of the problems of the past, some agricultural operations in the world are not heeding those lessons.We all know that healthy soil is essential to feed the ever-increasing population of the world. However, many agriculture practices continue to damage and deplete our natural resources — of which soil ranks among the top. These practices have caused reductions in soil productivity due to soil loss through erosion and changes in the nutritional balances in soil. This has resulted in nutrient depletion and increased our dependence on synthetic fertilizers. Because of the low efficiency of many commercial fertilizers, we have over-applied many nutrients to maintain or increase crop production levels.Although these increased inputs have led to higher yields to meet the demand for food production, the over-application of nutrients has resulted in continuous environmental degradation of soil, water and vegetation resources. In some areas, organic matter levels are declining due to improper tillage and nutrient management, resulting in a depletion of naturally available nutrients in our soils. All of this leads to even higher chemical inputs, including the use of synthetic fertilizers.With continuous additions of chlorides, hydroxides, and other potentially harmful fertilizer byproducts, we have witnessed soil salinization and degradation of fresh water quality. Excess application of manures and acid-causing synthetic fertilizers has adversely affected soil structure, soil pH, and overall productivity of the soil. Over-application of synthetic fertilizers can also result in nutrient leaching into groundwater or off-site movement into surface waters.Nutrient pollution does major damage to our ecosystem. It can result in irreversible damage to aquatic life — both plant and animal. The damage extends from our fresh water sources to our coastal environments. Nutrient pollution can lead to coral reef degradation, and aquatic sea plant death. It can also be tied to the decline of aquatic biodiversity and algal blooms resulting in massive fish deaths. Groundwater and surface water contamination by nutrients has also been associated with a number of human health issues including reduced amounts and quality of drinking water (ex. Toledo, 2014), infant brain damage, methemoglobinemia (blue baby syndrome), and even death.Plants only absorb and utilize the nutrients they need at any given point during the growing season. Excess nutrients may remain in the soil; however, it is likely much of the excess will be leached through the soil or be tied up in the soil where it is unavailable. Two of these major nutrient pollutants are nitrogen (N) and phosphorous (P). The main sources of N and P in groundwater are manure and synthetic fertilizers.Another result of our practices is the loss of natural biodiversity of soil organisms. Soil is a complex mixture of minerals, air, water and organic materials. We know our soil can benefit from bacteria, fungi, insects, and other organisms living underground. They help build soil tilth and increase land performance. Decomposition of the organic matter is essential to releasing nutrients to a plant. Included in organic matter are up to 2,400 pounds of fungi, 1,500 pounds of bacteria, 133 pounds of protozoa and hundreds of pounds of arthropods, algae, and even small mammals, per acre of soil. The pH and byproduct content of some commercial fertilizers can reduce populations of fungi, nematodes and protozoa. Additionally, many fertilizer (especially nitrogen) stabilizers have components that adversely affect soil microbes to accomplish that stability. Maintaining a healthy living environment for these organisms is critical for the sustainability of agriculture.AgroLiquid’s goal is to prosper the farmer while safeguarding the environment. Lower-grade raw materials can contain byproducts that are harmful to plants, soil, the environment and even human health. Using formulation technology that protects nutrients from loss to the environment and allows those nutrients to work with, instead of against, the biology of the soil to make them more usable by the crop.Intensive research, development and product testing have resulted in a full-line of nutrient products that don’t solely focus on N-P-K. As AgroLiquid Vice-President of Operations and Organizational Development, Nick Bancroft, said, “we use nutrients to make nutrients better.”For example, a phosphorus product needs more than just phosphorus to be effective.“It should not only contain phosphorous, it should contain nitrogen, it should contain potassium, and it should contain micronutrients.” Bancroft explains those nutrients work in harmony with phosphorous in the processes that phosphorous affect in the plant to make uptake, translocation, and utilization in the plant more efficient. This equates to more plant growth with less applied fertilizer.Again, using phosphorous as an example, one gallon of Pro-Germinator is significantly more efficient than conventional fertilizer sources when used at the recommended application rate. Less applied fertilizer means less leaching or off-target movement potential. The crop safety of Pro-Germinator allows it to be placed in the soil or on the plant, reducing the potential for pollution due to erosion. Many AgroLiquid products are also formulated to provide usable nutrients to the plant over the growing season, and not just for a short time after application, enabling the plant to utilize those available nutrients.AgroLiquid continues to advance our full line of fertilizers by considering the soil as a dynamic living organism. We strive for Responsible Nutrient Management to provide environmental stewardship, cost effective crop nutrition, and sustainability of agriculture for the future.Soil health helps determine sustainability in agriculture. A healthy soil will better perform to potential. By addressing the needs of the plant with efficient fertilizers and fertilizer placement, we can manage many of the adverse effects discussed here. The sustainability of agriculture is of utmost importance, and we are constantly and continuously researching, developing, testing and perfecting our products with the future in mind.last_img read more