Proptech firm claims it can help agents banish email ‘tyre kickers’

first_imgEstate agents will soon be able to automatically sort out the useful portal email leads from the tyre kickers following the launch of a new proptech service.OneDome says its OneLead product will enable estate agents to respond instantly to any buyer or vendor email enquiry coming in from Rightmove, Zoopla or OnTheMarket and work out which kind of customer they are and then direct them to either a valuations or viewings booking page.The system generates an automated reply answer to an email enquiry depending on the information within it, helping agents answer them more quickly and filtering out the ‘chaff from the wheat’, it is claimed.OneDome says Rightmove’s own figures show that 65% of vendor and buyer leads from the portals arrive out of hours.“Consumer expectations are greater than ever and they expect instant gratification,” says OneDome CEO Babek Ismayil (pictured, left).“When sending an enquiry form from a portal, buyers often get a slow response or no reply at all because agents find that many of the enquiries they get from portals are low quality, or worse, spam.“This discourages agents from responding and unfortunately, this means that high quality enquiries are missed.”The company says its existing OneCheck service can be used alongside OneLead to compile a profile about those are enquiring and ‘qualify’ each lead.OneDome, which says it offers agents the tech to improve the way they deal with leads and customers, has won funding totalling £3 million and been in business since 2016 proptech portal emails Rightmove OnTheMarket portals buyer emails vendor emails Zoopla January 16, 2018Nigel 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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Proptech firm claims it can help agents banish email ‘tyre kickers’ previous nextProptechProptech firm claims it can help agents banish email ‘tyre kickers’OneDome says its new product can weed out the good quality portal email leads from the dross including during ‘out of hours’.Nigel Lewis16th January 201801,065 Viewslast_img read more

CUNA’s 2016 watchlist: CFPB rulemakings, credit impairment, FOM

first_imgSeeking every opportunity to enhance the operating environment for credit unions in 2016, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) will be closely monitoring issues such as rulemakings coming out of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) addressing overdraft, an upcoming credit impairment proposal as well as the National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) field-of-membership (FOM) and member business lending proposals.“This year will likely bring much-needed regulatory relief for credit unions in the form of the NCUA’s field-of-membership and member business lending rules, but we’re monitoring a number of regulations that could add to regulatory burden as well,” said Elizabeth Eurgubian, CUNA’s deputy chief advocacy officer. “As we look ahead, CUNA will be working to ensure the credit union perspective is heard while these regulations come together, and we will be looking at opportunities for further relief.”In a list updated this week, CUNA outlined 15 top regulatory issues it will be monitoring in 2016, what potential outcomes are and CUNA’s advocacy strategy.The top five items on the list are: continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Knights of the Storm organizes motorcycle parade for little girl battling cancer

first_img“It’s so beautiful,” he said. “I’m a grown man and I’ve been crying so much with all of this love that’s been shown to my daughter. She’s touched so many hearts in so little years of her life, it’s incredible.” Four year old Trinity O’Connor has a love for motorcycles, so the Knights of the Storm in Sidney got together dozens of bikers to drive by the little girl’s home for a parade. Trinity has been battling stage four neuroblastoma and Scott Doenges, President of the Knights of the Storm, said the group was touched by the little girl’s story. Daniell O’Connor, Trinity’s dad, said he was overwhelmed by the gesture. SIDNEY (WBNG) — The community came together to put a big smile on the face of a little girl battling cancer Saturday. The Nights of the Storm will also be holding a drive through barbecue benefit for Trinity at the Sidney Elks Club Sunday starting at 11 and continuing until they are sold out. “This four year old is battling something that no other human being should have to battle and not only that, but she’s doing it with a smile on her face and it’s just amazing,” he said. last_img read more

Manchester United to offer refunds, season ticket delay to fans

first_imgTopics : United would be one of the clubs worst affected should the 2019/20 season fail to be completed as they sit fifth in the Premier League, outside the Champions League places, and are still involved in the latter stages of the Europa League and FA Cup.However, Manchester City’s two-season ban from European competition could allow their city rivals to qualify for the Champions League if it is upheld for next season. “The club fully supports the collective intent to complete the Premier League, FA Cup and the UEFA club competitions,” United said in a statement on Friday.”However, if it were decided that games cannot be played, or needed to be played behind closed doors, Manchester United confirms it will offer season ticket holders either a pro-rata rebate against their season tickets for next year, or a pro-rata cash refund based on the number of games still to be played. Manchester United will refund supporters if they have to play their remaining home games of the season behind closed doors or if they are scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic.The deadline for season ticket renewals for next season has also been suspended, with no indication as to when the current campaign can re-start.English football has been suspended until April 30, but a meeting of Premier League clubs next week is expected to push that date further back.center_img “The season ticket renewal deadline, initially 1 May, has been suspended.”United have also committed to paying 3,000 casual staff for their remaining five home Premier League games even if they are cancelled or played behind closed doors.Earlier this month, the Red Devils paid travelling fans £350 ($429) towards travel and accommodation costs when their Europa League last-16, first-leg match against LASK in Austria was forced behind closed doors at short notice.”By pushing the season ticket renewal deadline back and confirming our policy if games were to be cancelled or played behind closed doors, we want to ease any concerns our loyal fans may have in the current circumstances,” said Richard Arnold, United’s Group Managing Director.”They give Manchester United their support year after year, and at this time, we are committed to supporting them.  Our message to them is clear — we are all in this together.”last_img read more

Arsenal view Thomas Tuchel as strong candidate to become new manager

first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 9 Dec 2019 8:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Emery was relieved of his duties (Picture: NurPhoto via Getty)With Mauricio Pochettino available after his sacking by Tottenham Hotspur, there is extra pressure on the former Borussia Dortmund boss to produce the goods.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHowever, should he lose his job, he may find a new home easily enough, according to France Football.Arsenal believe his ‘modern approach’, ‘creative ideas’ and ‘ability to speak many languages’ would see him fit in well at the Emirates as they look to find Emery’s successor.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalHowever, there are question marks over whether Arsenal would be able to wait until the end of the season to make such an appointment.Interim manager Freddie Ljungberg has endured a tough start, drawing with Norwich and losing to Brighton in his opening games in charge, and if results don’t pick up Arsenal may be forced to act quickly.Would Thomas Tuchel be a good appointment for Arsenal?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Rafael Benitez responds directly to Arsenal manager job linksMORE: Freddie Ljungberg reveals why Martinelli, Pepe and Chambers start with Lacazette & David Luiz dropped Comment Tuchel is attracting attention from Arsenal (Picture: TF-Images/Getty)Arsenal chiefs believe Thomas Tuchel could be the ideal replacement for Unai Emery, even though it’s unlikely he would be available before the end of the season.The Paris Saint-Germain boss recently extended his contract with the Ligue 1 giants but his future is far from secure in the French capital.Tuchel is in danger of being dismissed from his post if he fails to deliver in the Champions League again, with last season’s exit at the hands of Arsenal’s Premier League rivals Manchester United still a sore point. Advertisement Arsenal view Thomas Tuchel as strong candidate to become new manager Advertisementlast_img read more

Is There a Gay Teen Suicide Epidemic?

first_imgLiveScience 8 October 2010In the wake of the suicide death of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi, the nation’s attention has been focused on what many have called an epidemic of gay teen suicides.For example, Ciara Thomas, a writer for the website HealthyPlace.com (“America’s Mental Health Channel”) states that, “For a number of years, researchers have known that one-third of all teenagers who commit suicide are gay. In one sense, this statistic is incredibly shocking…This means that they are 300 percent more likely to kill themselves than heterosexual youth.”Indeed, that statistic has been widely repeated over the past few weeks, including by Unitarian Minister Debra Haffner in a piece published in the Washington Post a few days ago: “We have known for more than thirty years that at least one third of all suicides to teens are to gay youth,” Haffner told the newspaper.That one-third of gay teens may be killing themselves is indeed a shocking statistic.But it’s not true.http://www.livescience.com/8734-gay-teen-suicide-epidemic.htmllast_img read more

Clear Lake couple named first runner-up in this years National Small Business Person of the Year contest

first_imgWASHINGTON DC — A couple from Clear Lake has been honored as the first runner-up in this year’s National Small Business Person of the Year contest.Brad and Angie Barber of Cabin Coffee Company were honored on Monday by the U. S. Small Business Administration at their annual National Small Business Week ceremony. The Barbers opened their first Cabin Coffee location in 2002 and grew the company to sales of $5.5 million and a staff of 140 by 2017.They received a Small Business Administration loan to open their second location in Mason City in 2009 and got another loan in 2017 that helped cover construction costs for their new distribution and franchise support center in Clear Lake. There are now 15 Cabin Coffee franchise locations throughout the United States.This year’s National Small Business Person of the Year award went to Jeff and Jennifer Herbert of Superstition Meadery in Prescott Arizona.last_img read more

The Passivhaus/Almost Passive House Faceoff

first_imgBlog posts are fairly common byproducts of Passivhaus residential construction. This is due in part to the relative novelty of projects aspiring to the Passivhaus standard, both in this country and in the United Kingdom. In dozens of blogs, homeowners and builders have chronicled the victories, challenges, and setbacks they faced on the way to Passvihaus certification.Some paths to Passivhaus, though, seem more fraught with intensity and leavened with comic observation than you might expect.Case in point is “Almost Passive House,” a blog tracking the progress of a single-family project in Brattleboro, Vermont. Scott Gibson alerted GBA readers to the project back in April, and new developments have come into play since.The blog is co-written by Andrea and Ted Lemon, who grew up in climates with cold winters (he in Massachusetts, she in Chicago), lived for a time in Tucson, and, upon moving to Vermont, decided they would build a very energy-efficient house. Although they initially weren’t planning to seek Passivhaus certification, they were committed to putting in a fair amount of sweat equity into the construction of the house.An evolving visionAndrea points out that Ted is from a family accustomed to managing construction projects, while she is a Web designer whose familiarity with construction tilted steeply toward zero. “In my family we consider it a big accomplishment to hang a picture successfully…,” she wrote in a June 2010 post. Since then, however, she has become immersed in the particulars, and she is now the project’s general contractor.The couple’s posts highlight deliberations over materials, design and construction strategies, and a number of significant compromises: the 2,200-sq.-ft. house has been redesigned to be about 300 sq. ft. smaller than originally envisioned. Plans for a cathedral ceiling were scrapped in favor of a sloping shed roof. The footprint of the two-story house has been simplified to a 46-by-26-ft. rectangle, and budget priorities for finishes have been realigned.The project also hasn’t seen as much DIY activity as anticipated. Currently, the construction budget is creeping close to $450,000, including a photovoltaic system, solar hot water, and a detached two-car garage.But still, construction is progressing. The house will sit atop recently installed piers of reinforced concrete, which are pinned to the rock sitting just beneath the topsoil on the sloping 2-acre lot. The garage foundation has been poured, woodcutting is underway, and decisions have been made on a number of important details.According to Andrea:The floor deck will be constructed of 11 7/8-in. I-joists (16 in. on center) and will be insulated with dense-packed cellulose with 4 in. of polyisocyanurate underneath.Wall framing will consist of 9.5-in. I-joists, 24 in. on center, filled with dense-packed cellulose. The walls will be sheathed with 4 in. of exterior polyiso.The rafters will be 24-in.-deep I-joists filled with dense-packed cellulose.The windows are from Schuco (Schuco SI-82+). South-facing windows will have Climatop Max glazing (with a SHGC 0.6); Climatop Ultra-N glazing (SHGC of 0.5) will be used everywhere else.The couple also has been comparing two heat recovery ventilators: the Zehnder ComfoAir 350 and the top-of-the-line Zehnder Novus 300, which costs about $1,400 more but operates about 10% more efficiently.Going to the mat for PassivhausAs for their Passivhaus/Almost Passive House debate, Andrea and Ted announced last month that, by unanimous vote, they decided to “bite the bullet” and go for Passivhaus certification. In a blog posted a few weeks earlier, Andrea summarized much of what went into their thinking on the subject: “Why bother? I don’t think I’m attached to having a certified Passivhaus. As you can see from the name of the website, I’m quite satisfied with our not-quite-passiv status. Also, I seriously doubt it will make a difference on resale whether the house is certified or not, since it’s going to be a freaky-efficient house either way.“But there’s a symbolic value to getting certified,” she continued. “Only a handful of certified Passive Houses have been built in the United States, which means it’s still an inspiring new concept. One of our major goals in building an energy-efficient house is to inspire other builders and homeowners, and having the Passivhaus label and certificate will help get the word out.”More recently, the couple has partnered with Efficiency Vermont – a ratepayer-funded utility that provides technical assistance to businesses and homeowners aiming to reduce their energy costs – which, Andrea says, plans to monitor the home’s performance. The project team includes energy consultant Marc Rosenbaum of South Mountain Company, foundation and framing specialist Eli Gould of Ironwood Brand, consulting architect Camilo Cerro, and structural engineer Ben Brungraber of Fire Tower Engineered Timber.last_img read more

a month agoWolves boss Nuno: No underestimating Watford

first_imgWolves boss Nuno: No underestimating Watfordby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno says there’ll be no underestimating Watford this weekend.The Hornets go into the game having been thrashed 8-0 by Manchester City.Nuno said, “Quique (Flores) is a fantastic manager and he has done very good jobs around the world.“Anything can happen. Last week and this week are different. We must analyse the games they’ve played and take important information to pass onto the players.“I have had (a big defeat) in football, good moments and bad moments. For us it’s also a moment to try and raise our standards.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img