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Trevor Mealham
Trevor Mealham
CEO - founder
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About Me

Click to edit summaryReal Estate Radicalist - with near 30 years in UK estate agency and near 10 years in real estate technology. BIG Data is the future of UK estate agency (portals as we know them will become less important)

I also attend many UK estate agency regulation consultations giving input to BIS, Trading Standards, NTSEAT HMRC AML, Treasury, CMA. Contributor to NTSEAT's latest Property sales guidance

my expertise in the industry

I am the CEO of INEA (The Independent Network of Estate Agents). But my estate agency career began back in 1986 in traditional agency practices that dealt in res sales, lettings and commercial. Often I would go out in field with surveyors and later joined a farming/auctioneer agency.

Today I daily help agents bring their listings into a central shared property hub where main agents can gain viewers, offers, sales and lets from choice sub agents. MLS is the biggest threat to UK corporate agents and maybe even the main portals. With a prize IT team together we bring MLS (multi-list) mainstream to UK and overseas agents in a new and exciting estate agency and lettings platform. The last thing corporate agents or portals want is agents working together.

Trevor is responsible for making the standard UK property data feed MLS enabled creating a multi~directional feed that allows agents using different softwares to network their listings under main/sub agent relationships.

With the correct mindset; the agents who can trust and work with their fellow agents will achieve so much more than the overprotective agent who works alone and operates high portal costs (alone).

Today Trevor is undoubtedly one of the UK’s foremost authorities on MLS and often speaks at exhibitions and is often invited to consult on UK property matters.

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The low cost listers will see other agents and bare bone 'just listing' services evolve in the coming 24 months to 2-4000 operatives. My guess is the low cost listers of £499 (HouseSimple to easyPs and Purple will see head competitors go head on dropping to £200-£300 poss £99. Current low charge operatives spending £1m pcm in a 8-10 budget lister arena I predict will have to raise to £1.5/2m pcm in an arena come 24 months of 3,000/4,000 cheap listers. ***(Note I dont call them estate agents). But this gives others great opportunity to use good negs who can really negotiate + easy to understand comsumer wants as upsells. The Purple's, YOPAs, HouseSimples and like constant pitch of 'we do the same as hg st agents but save sellers £housands' will be compared on par to cheaper offerings from other budget listers at lower costs. Additionally those cheap listers getting sellers to sign up loan agreements will start to get bad comments when sales dont happen, yet theres a seller bill to pay regardless. True service should then be able to be identified as premium and higher just cost. Traditionals should be able to switch their pitch to 'we can offer silver and gold. And we can also offer a (cheap nasty and crappy) lead or tin or plastic service alike many of todays budget models etc. When traditionals for too long have offered just sole. The budgets have had an easy target. If traditionals offer medium and upper better. Traditionals/chimeras can show a low cost (crap) list only offering available. But of little value to sellers who really need hand holding and a professional to achieve a best offer via negotiator skills over just a budget lister. As the saying goes. Be careful what you wish for. It might just happen.......... As such others will soon be saying we can do what the low cost listers can do. But much, much cheaper and save sellers £100's. Basically go head on with the pitch budgets have been bleeting for the last 3-4 years.

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From: Trevor Mealham 29 June 2015 09:16 AM

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No service provider to agents should restrain law as set down by BIS, OFT/CMA, Treasury/HMRC and other government bodies. The recent CMA Trinity + agents cartel case contained less restraints by just a few agents. OTM now has solid rules that have been enforced on willing agent practitioners + larger group MD's insisting managers and negs abide by the one portal rule. As such a manager or neg who feels their bosses rules are not in client best interest may individually being forced to also breach the 1979 Estate Agents Act. Depending on findings, individual agents under OTM engaging agency brands may have ethics questioned?? The collective banning online only models was ill thought out. The OFT wanted CPRs and BPRs to open the web to new agency models. Not for commercial media operatives to take things backwards. Alike OTM having it's commercial trade rules, OTM as a UK operative comes under UK CMA, BIS and Trading Standards regulation and policing. Why should a commercial concern restrain agents under their own rules when UK law is very clear. AM really just ploughed in and if the CMA finding are that they were wrong, then alike the recent £735k cartel fines will have to accept penalties, changes or worse. For sure CMA will ask what effects has OTM's restraints had on consumer best interest and (BPRs) to other operative agency models in the industry. Has OTM restraints banned lawful other models - YES. Again - one surveyor commented to me earlier that he felt one large portal had a ban on agents showing their fees. Maybe this brings call for the need for CMA to make BPRs (business protection regulation) also mean that agency service providers MUST NOT impose rules and regs that defy what government has laid down clear for all in the industry to follow. Interesting. Cartel rules do say: LENIENCY FOR BUSINESSES A business which has participated in a cartel may receive total or partial immunity from fines if it comes forward with information about the cartel, provided certain conditions for leniency are met. THE LINK IS HERE FOR AGENTS WHO FEEL THEY MAY BE IN A CARTEL AND WISH TO REPORT IT: https://www.gov.uk/cartels-confess-and-apply-for-leniency The first cartel member to report and provide evidence of a cartel will be granted total immunity, provided the CMA is not already investigating the cartel

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