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Ben Hollis
Ben Hollis
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About Me

20 years in the property industry. Architect. Consultant for one of the world’s largest estate agency companies. Started own agency in 2011. Sales & Lettings. 300+% growth in past 4 years. Loving it.

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20 years in the property industry. Architect. Consultant for one of the world’s largest estate agency companies. Started own agency in 2011. Sales & Lettings. 300+% growth in past 4 years. Loving it.

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Our reply to OTM’s offer: Thank you for your time last week, and your kind offer of all offices Free for the first year. At this time I’d like to politely decline. There are three main reasons for this, as we discussed: 1. There is no significant benefit to our clients. Any agent that ditched Zoopla and joined OTM showed they put their own financial interests above the interests of their clients. 2. You are just making Rightmove stronger, not weaker. For example, if an agent is paying £1,000 a branch to Rightmove and £300 a branch to OTM, Rightmove have established the agent has a £1,300pcm online marketing budget, can then up their fees to £1,300 knowing as the stronger site the agent will either find the extra or drop OTM. You used to work for Rightmove, you know this is how they calculate their fee increases. 3. Personally I don’t like the broken promises. You’ve lost my trust. Originally OTM guaranteed non high st (industrial estate and online) and corporate agents would never be allowed to join - they now are. You also promised clear and transparent pricing that wouldn’t alter from rate card - within a year you were offering me 80% discounts if I didn’t tell anyone, and now free. Having friends who own agencies who signed up with you at the start, you have not rewarded their loyalty and refunded their higher paid fees. Loyal agents have paid you more, and you’ve kept it. So at the moment I feel that any agent advertising on OTM, even for free, are demonstrating they put their own interests above their clients and are shortsightedly contributing to their own later Rightmove fee increases. Kind Regards,

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