Propy’s announcement comes at the same time as the HM Land Registry has said it is expanding its research and development project, Digital Street, exploring how blockchain technology could be used to provide quicker and simpler services.
Doorsteps stated its main goal is to be the biggest estate agency in Britain. “We want to be the ‘go-to’ place to sell your home, with a blend of real-life agents and technology to offer fixed, fair pricing.”
Jeremy Miller, Operations Partner at Millerson, said: “Millerson estate agents are excited to be joining in with the success of another influential property portal to provide even greater exposure of our properties to a wider audience."
Scottish residential property rental portal Citylets has teamed up with blockchain technology specialist Wallet.Services to offer what is thought to be the first blockchain-enabled private rented sector (PRS) worldwide database.
Based out of Germany, Homelike focuses on rentals lasting from a month and longer, often for businesses but also for other types of travelers. Homelike has recently raised $14 million and will use the funding to expand into Europe, starting with the UK.
ViaVan is the new smart, affordable & easy way to get around London. Request a ride on your phone and share with other riders going your way. (PRNewsfoto/ViaVan) ViaVan, the joint venture between Via and Mercedes-Benz Vans, recently announced the launch of its shared ride service in London. Through the ViaVan app, passengers will be seamlessly matched in real time with other riders headed their way, sharing their trip in a professionally-chauffeured vehicle. Launching across zones 1 and 2, the service will provide Londoners a much needed alternative to Uber, offering the lowest fares, better treatment of drivers
UK-based used car sales website, OneWomanOwner, is seeking £300,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. OneWomanOwner has stated that it is shooting to become the number one online portal for used cars that have previously had women drivers. “There is a reason why people advertise their cars using the OneWomanOwner slogan. Once established as the go-to platform for buying and selling female-owned cars, we aim to secure a significant share of this multi-billion pound industry in the UK, which continues to show growth year on year. With our new USP in this profitable industry, an experienced team with a proven track record
Waymo, the autonomous car development company and subsidiary of Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc. has recently entered into a long-term partnership with Jaguar Land Rover in a deal that will see it buy tens of thousands of vehicles from the UK carmaker and work on future technology together as the Alphabet-owned company prepares to launch a self-driving taxi service later this year. JLR and Waymo should start testing this year an autonomous version of the I-Pace sports utility vehicle, the carmaker’s first electric model which went on sale this month, and incorporate it into the Waymo fleet from 2020. Up
Affordable Car Hire recently introduced an online training platform for agents to demystify car rental jargon and boost its trade sales. The free programme is available here, offering five different modules to work through - Car Hire Terms, How to Book, How to Sell, USA Car Hire and Customer Support. Product from Affordable Xtras will also be uploaded to the Affordable Training Academy. CEO Angela Day said: "What we've traditionally found is that once agents have had some training on car hire, their conversion rates are a lot higher. For example, when agents complete our online webinars, their training conversion