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Tony Sinclair
Tony Sinclair
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independent Estate Agent Currently Partnered With Yopa For Highland Region.

my expertise in the industry

USA, Spain & UK

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Riddle Me This... Who's Really To Blame For The Brexit Mess? When we look at the big picture, it could be concluded that the whole Brexit shebang was hijacked from day one by over-ambitious bumbling buffoons masquerading as politicians. Entities who don't give a monkey's about the country and are oblivious to the damage and suffering they have caused across the board. Not to mention making Britain look foolish in the eyes of the world by showing it is an island race led by donkeys. It makes me wonder if any country would want to deal with what is left of the UK after the Brexit circus is over and the clowns in suits have taken their final bow. In fact we may even be a basket case banana republic by the time they have finished with us. The fallout from this Brexit fiasco has come at a time when the global economy is shaky with much uncertainty around the world. A time when trade wars are taking the global economy to the brink of the abyss. Yet while others brace themselves, here we are stuck in a helpless limbo. Dangling powerlessly like Bojo Boris stuck on a zip line during the Olympics. Another embarrassing sight for the world to behold and one that still makes me squirm in embarrassment. But alas and alack, the shenanigans continue and so does the madness because it's all about climbing the political power ladder and nothing to do with Brexit or in the interest of people. Now the poor downtrodden British public is about to have another freak show rammed down their throats in the guise of a Leadership challenge by a ragtag bunch of muppets suffering delusions of grandeur. None of whom could run a bath let alone a country. Hence why this Brexit freak show keeps dragging on and on and on and on. Furthermore, none have any solutions or answers or loyalty. If they had, we would have left the EU months ago. Not one of them has been forthcoming about what they plan to do in order to heal the country. Why? Because they haven't got a clue. They are blinkered to everything except climbing the career ladder and the country is suffering from their incompetence wishful thinking. First, it was March then April then May but the only thing promised to leave the EU in May was Theresa and even that was put back until June while Brexit is kicked into the long grass once again until October. (Which year is not yet certain) Let's be realistic here. If the public continues to stick their heads in the sand until October, methinks many smaller agents will indeed go under and online Hybrid agencies will struggle to keep local agents. After all, they are self-employed and if they not earning they will have to find alternative income. Some have already rejected their foray into the hybrid world of promised riches and returned to the safety of their old High Street haunts for a regular salary. They say 'until things pick up' but deep down they know it probably won't happen at least for some time yet and they will opt for the safety of a regular wage. Ironic isn't it? All the Hoo-Ha about the long term survival of online hybrid agencies may collapse not because of market share problems but because they can't keep hold of local property agents who they are fully dependent on. So who is to blame for the current state of Britain? The bumbling incompetent clowns who have infiltrated our government or the British public for allowing them to create what can now only be described as a circus. Meanwhile, the property market and other industries will continue to stagnate until October and beyond unless the masses get tired of waiting for Brexit and start moving on with their plans. Let the political backstabbing commence and hope this fiasco will soon come to an end.

From: Tony Sinclair 04 June 2019 07:33 AM

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Brexit this and Brexit that! Try Greed, Greed and more bloody Greed. Not just Foxton's either, The London Property Market, in general, has finally reached what has been predicted for many moons. It's finally reached the point of Peak Profit where it's outpriced itself and driving investors to look outside the London greed trap where they can buy a lot more property for their money. I wonder what a 9 Bedroom ex hotel in need of a little refurbishment near the promenade would cost in London? I would wager it would cost a lot more than my price of £100K. I'm based in the North West on the Fylde Coast Blackpool, Preston, Lytham St Annes, etc. I've been fielding an increasing amount of inquiries from Southern investors this year. Especially for the Blackpool area which is undergoing massive regeneration after years of decline. But alas and alack, most fall at the first hurdle because they do not have local knowledge. For instance, being a seaside resort, planning permissions for developers is not as straight forward as they originally thought unless they are familiar with restricted zones and so on. So riddle me this. Brexit has affected other UK industries besides the Property Market but things still tick over in the North instead of almost coming to a grinding halt as we see in London region. Maybe it's because a growing number of vendors are dropping their prices to suit the market and sell faster. After all, it's the public who drive prices up and down not estate agents. So if Foxton's want to keep denying public opinions and trends, then the future does not bode well for them either. The London property market may be a law unto itself, but times they are a changing and sooner or later it will have to fall in line with the rest of the country or deal with the consequences.

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Here we go again. No sooner does a company expand, it sets out on the the road of 'Greed, Greed and more Greed to satisfy the demands of it's greed ridden investors. And that my friends, is when 'creative advertising' et al begins. A PC term for lying, misleading and duping would be customers. Nobody here needs me or anyone else to tell them where this destructive road leads to because we have all seen it many times with the likes of Tesco or in property terms Purplish Bricks who are constantly having their TV ads challenged by the advertising authorities. The key word being 'Constantly' meaning they are either defiant, dumb or simply do not give a monkeys because they are so delusional they think they are too big to be pushed around or indeed to fail. What these company killing wannabee whiz kid advertising geniuses have not cottoned on to yet, is the fact that every time a story like this leaks out into the public domain it creates the great reputation killer.... Public Mistrust. Now Emoov has taken it's first dangerous step onto the same path of eventual destruction unless common sense and fair play prevail. This is another damaging blow to the the Online Estate Agencies. In fact I'm waiting for the Conspiracy Theorists to start peddling stories about a Hidden Agenda to destroy them. It's ironic that the decades old bad reputation of greedy High Street agents played a major part in the meteoric rise of the cheaper Hybrid agencies. But when the latter start playing the same greed ridden shenanigans I think we can all safely say that the property industry in general is now entering unknown territory. Especially with Brexit around the corner. It makes me wonder if there is either a big meltdown on the horizon for Traditional and Hybrid agencies alike because of a 'Third Option' that is about to be created. By that, I mean new model that cuts out the middle men altogether. It's something I've mentioned before in another post and indeed, I think there is a great possibility that it could well happen in 2019 AD. Conclusion? The downtrodden consumer has had enough of being duped, misled and robbed by dishonest traders and big business. They are already becoming more consumer savvy and aware of underhand advertising tactics. But here's the kicker... Instead of returning to good old fashioned honest trading where a good product will sell itself by reputation, these little low IQ advertising whiz kids and indeed the company bigwigs who employ and encourage them would rather dream up even more misleading underhand schemes and trickery than listen to the public and satisfy their needs. Once again, delusional thinking has set in over the past few decades. It's created a bizarre culture of greed and dishonest tactics in order to keep shareholders and investors satisfied instead of the consuming public who will ultimately decide their fate. Yes my friends, just like they did and indeed still are doing with the broader spectrum of High Street names who are disappearing faster than a banker can steal your money. 2019? Bring it on because things are about to get very interesting. Especially in the Property Industry. (mark my words because my long term forecasts are more often right than wrong)

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From: Tony Sinclair 05 September 2018 15:23 PM

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I will make one of my 'Out There' Predictions where most folks chuckle until they manifest into reality.. Like the 2008 and crash for instance... to name only one. In 2019 AD, Rightmove will enter a do or die phase caused new competition from hybrid portals who are more user friendly and affordable. One of which will rise from seemingly nowhere to become a serious competitor. Let's say it's more of a 'new concept. than an actual company per se. Plus technology not yet available will play a major part. That's when Rightmove will shock the industry and rattle it's very foundations with a massive groundbreaking change. It will have no choice because it will simply will not be able to compete in it's present state or form. And so it will come to pass that Rightmove will attempt to capitalise on it's name and database before it's too late by launching a new model. It will reinvent itself by opening up it's portal to the property selling Public leaving the 'Agent Only' portals to slog it out between themselves for the empty Property Portal Throne. Whether they will they be wasting time and resources on this distraction is another story for another day. This move by Rightmove will have a serious domino effect on the industry in general. Especially if it works and turns around it's ailing fortunes. The answer to that my friends is blowing in the wind.. so will remain a secret for the time being. Now before you laugh and mock at my Future insight, think deeply first and partake of logic and wisdom because the world is changing and changing fast. Therefore while agents and the like preach about Rightmove et al having to update and change in order to stay at the top, maybe they should look to put their own houses in order first for when those changes come. Because if something like this happens... which it will... Estate Agencies Hybrid or otherwise will suddenly become less of a necessity to the public. Especially when said public can suddenly cut out the middle man and save money while having more control over the sale of their property. So you see my friends, never underestimate the speed and effectiveness of new technology and a new breed of ambitious entities who are more tech savvy than we can ever hope to be. And never laugh or mock something that could possibly happen in the future just because it sounds uncomfortable to you. Remember, this. Some of us can see what you cannot see yet, so take it onboard whether you believe it or nay because Knowledge is Power and you never know when you may need it...

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