Home » News » High profile estate agency quits Rightmove to go ‘exclusive’ with Zoopla previous nextProducts & ServicesHigh profile estate agency quits Rightmove to go ‘exclusive’ with ZooplaKristjan Byfield, co-founder of Base Property Specialists in London, has made the announcement after publishing a letter detailing his unhappiness with Rightmove.Nigel Lewis20th March 202001,078 Views A high-profile estate agency in London which is one of several industry names protesting about Rightmove’s recent offer of ‘deferred payments’ has quit the portal and is now listing exclusively with Zoopla.Kristjan Byfield, co-founder of Base Property Specialists, yesterday published an open letter calling on agents to choose portals that value their custom, launching a caustic attack on Rightmove for its treatment of his business – and the industry – over the years.Like other agents in recent days, Base Property Specialists has decided to serve notice on Rightmove and list just with its main rival, Zoopla, from 1st May onwards.“Listing exclusively with Zoopla was a no-brainer for me. Detailed research has shown the ever-rising value of Zoopla to our business,” he says.“Last year alone, Zoopla delivered more revenue than its nearest competitor for roughly half the cost.“As business owners, the return on investment we receive from every supplier is always a key consideration. The fact is, Zoopla delivers us great quality applicants who convert into fantastic tenants.“Zoopla’s ascendency in the London rental market has been well documented and aligns well with our business ambitions. This is further enhanced by the stable of tech products on offer- many of which we use.”Andy Marshall, Chief Commercial Officer (left), Zoopla, says: “Base needs little introduction. It is a genuine force of influence in the industry and we have much respect for Kristjan and An, who lead the business.“It is results orientated, and our commitment to driving growth in listings, valuation and applicant leads is designed to support its business objectives in both the short and long term.”Read more about the ‘Rightmove revolt’. Base Property Andy Marshall Rightmove krystjan byfield Zoopla March 20, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
Advertisement Advertisement Philippe Coutinho is not Arsenal’s priority at the moment (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)Arsenal may be interested in signing Philippe Coutinho on loan, but their priority is bringing in a central defender rather than bolster their attack.Barcelona have offered Coutinho to the Gunners on a season-long loan, and according to reports in France, a deal is close to being done for the Brazilian.However, other clubs, including Tottenham, are also interested in the former Liverpool man and a switch to Arsenal is not as close as previously thought.This is also because the Gunners are focusing their efforts on signing a centre-back, reports the Guardian, which is the position most obviously in need of strengthening in Unai Emery’s squad.AdvertisementAdvertisementThree targets are receiving the most focus currently, with Juventus’ Daniele Rugani, Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti and RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano all on Arsenal’s radar. Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 6 Aug 2019 8:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link109Shares Daniele Rugani is being targeted at centre-back (Picture: Getty Images)Rugani looks the most likely option of the three, with Leipzig quoting Arsenal £70m for Upamecano and Umtiti preferring to stay at Barca.The Italian is surplus to requirements at Juve and although Arsenal have seen an initial offer of a two-year loan move turned down, the Turin side are keen to do a deal on improved terms.As it stands, Emery’s options at centre-back are Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Shkodran Mustafi, Callum Chambers and an injured Rob Holding.Mustafi is on the transfer list, meaning that it will likely be Sokratis and Chambers in the middle of defence when Arsenal face Newcastle in their Premier League opener on Sunday.Improving these options remains Emery’s number one priority before the transfer window closes at 5pm on Thursday.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityCoutinho’s future is still up in the air with Manchester United and Liverpool also interested in a loan deal, along with the two north London clubs.Spurs are thought to be leading the chase for his signature, partially thanks to Coutinho’s relationship with boss Mauricio Pochettino after they briefly worked together at Espanyol in 2012.However, stumbling blocks for all interested parties are the £21m loan fee that Barcelona want and having to pay his hefty £200,000-a-week wages.MORE: Tottenham looking to beat Arsenal to the signing of Philippe Coutinho on loan from BarcelonaMORE: Wolves looking to beat Arsenal to Juventus defender Daniele Rugani with £30m offer Arsenal remain focused on signing centre-back amid Philippe Coutinho speculation
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