Another Portal Involved in Agent Dispute and Loss of Inventory

April 22, 2020
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Much has been written about how portals have been treating their agent customers at this time of crisis in the industry with the most obvious case being the story around the SayNoToRightmove campaign led by UK agents against what they see as unfair treatment by the portal.

The latest example of agents joining forces to protest perceived unfair treatment by a property portal comes from the UAE where a group of around 150 agents have removed their combined 20,000 properties from Emirates challenger portal PropertyFinder

Agents were unhappy that the portal had not relaxed advertising charges that are paid upfront. A strategy which was always likely to cause consternation, particularly as rivals Dubizzle and Bayut had reportedly already relaxed charges for their advertisers.

In these times of crisis, the importance of the relationships between portals and their agents has never been more important.

April 22, 2020
Edmund got to know the world of portals and marketplaces working at Mitula Group (which became Lifull Connect after the buyout in 2018). He worked directly with hundreds of portals across the world in his role in the content department for three and a half years before transferring to the SEO department to understand the inner workings of listings sites. He joined Online Marketplaces as Head of Content in March 2020.

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