What will Zoopla Property Group (ZPG) do if it is overtaken in agent numbers by OnTheMarket?
Does the acquisition of uSwitch risk diluting the ‘property’ focus of ZPG?
Why do portal fees have to be so unremittingly high?
What’s next in property portal development?
These are just four of the questions which you could, if you wish, ask the Zoopla Property Group founder and chief executive Alex Chesterman.
In an exclusive opportunity for readers of Estate Agent Today and Letting Agent Today, you are being invited to take full advantage of Chesterman putting himself in the firing line – he is happy to consider any question.
It’s not an opportunity to be missed – Chesterman is one of the leading figures in the residential property industry and in the world of business, too.
In addition to running the highly-profitable ZPG it was only in 2011 that he sold Lovefilm, the DVD rental website he started in 2003, to Amazon for £200m. His diversification of ZPG by purchasing the uSwitch price comparison website earlier this year has been widely praised.
But Chesterman and ZPG appeared to be on the ropes this year with the launch of OnTheMarket and the initial loss of agent members. However only a matter of weeks ago, they announced their return to growth.
So what now? Will ZPG’s next set of figures show the fightback continuing with another growth in agents, following its success in August?
This is your opportunity to ask Chesterman about this week’s decision by high-end London agency Chestertons to defect to Rightmove.
Or perhaps you would prefer to ask the ultimate question – is ZPG interested in buying OnTheMarket, and putting an end to the rivalry which has allowed Rightmove to become so dominant?
Readers of EAT and LAT are now invited to post their questions online – you have until the end of Friday September 11.
You will see that users now have the ability to 'like' comments across the Today Sites. As with commenting, you will need to be logged-in to your Profile in order to 'like' a comment.
Chesterman will be answering a selection of readers' questions which receive the most 'likes', so make sure your question hits the right note with other agents.
His responses will then appear in the Industry Views section on Monday September 14 and be carried for several days.
*The call for questions is now closed. The answers to your questions from Alex Chesterman and ZPG will appear next week in Industry Views