OnTheMarket is this month holding 20 meetings for member agents to explain “progress and plans” for the portal.
The meetings - sometimes two a day, and including one late in the afternoon on the Thursday before the Bank Holiday weekend - follow the recent judgment from the legal action against Gascoigne Halman, conducted at the Competition Appeal Tribunal and coming down in favour of OTM’s parent company, Agents’ Mutual.
A letter sent out by email from OTM chief executive Ian Springett yesterday reads:
"Your Board has been working over the last few months on substantial new plans which will support the further development of OnTheMarket. These plans are well advanced but could not be finalised pending the outcome of the litigation. We are now ready to share them with Members at these regional meetings. Our aim is to gain Members’ support for the new plans and be in a position to implement them as soon as reasonably possible."
The letter then contains a link to the 20 locations, starting in Stafford, going as south as Exeter and as north as Livingston, before concluding in Bournemouth. The letter stresses the meetings are private, for members only and by invitation only.
“Places are limited to a maximum of two Principals, Partners or Directors per firm” it says.
The letter continues: “I would like to thank all those of our Members who have continued to give such strong support to Agents’ Mutual during what has been a challenging period for the Company and we look forward to seeing you and your colleagues at one of the meetings.”