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BrightSale makes first house sale

BrightSale has made its first house sale three weeks after launching its full online estate agency service in the UK.

The start-up company, which operates nationally through its website and bases in Surrey and Manchester, sold the property just over a week after listing it for sale.

On January 29, BrightSale announced the sale of the property in Cornwall, following a marketing period of eight days.

Andy Etches, managing director of, says: “Our fresh approach and innovative use of technology in a market place long resistant to change is starting to bear fruit.

“We are very excited to have concluded our first sale, and we anticipate significant sales volumes through 2007.

“Our aim has always been to marry excellent service with fresh thinking and a reasonable fee, and we are very encouraged by this sale and to have over 50 more properties now listed on BrightSale.”


Scottish Widows makes key appointment

Scottish Widows has appointed Richard Clark as head of product development and marketing. Clark joins from Sainsbury’s Bank where he was head of marketing communications.Reporting to Graeme Hartop, managing director, he will be responsible for developing the bank’s marketing strategy and have overall responsibility for product design and marketing communications for the bank.Clark has over […]

Regulate IVA companies, says law firm

An insolvency law specialist is calling for an independent regulator to clamp down on rogue practitioners in the individual voluntary arrangement industry.Andrew Gregory, partner and head of business recovery at regional law firm DWF, says the industrys attempts at self-regulation in the shape of the Debt Resolution Forum will not have sufficient power to punish […]

First-time buyers paying over the odds

First-time buyers are so determined to buy sooner rather than later they are prepared to offer above the asking price straight away on the house they want, reveals the Yorkshire’s Housebuyers report.More than one in four first-time buyers would put in the asking price straight away in order to secure their ideal home, while only […]


Out from the long grass? An IT and NI merger

Those with a long memory will recall that at the start of the last parliamentary term George Osborne announced his intention to merge income tax (IT) and national insurance (NI).  Headline grabbing as the initiative was, the reality of the complexities, challenges and costs of such a move resulted in this idea being kicked into the political long grass.


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