Asda launches property website
Thursday 24 July 2008
ASDA has launched a cost-effective property website that aims to maximise the huge number of customers visiting its stores each week.
The UK's second-biggest grocer has introduced an online portal,homesinstore.co.uk, where customers can advertise their property on the web or in store, for both sale or rental, for £35 a week. The move has raised eyebrows because rival Tesco is in advanced talks to sell its internet estate agency business, Tesco property market (TPM), to estate agent Spicerhaart.
However, an Asda spokesman stressed its model was different because it works with local independent estate agents, as opposed to a full-blown estate agency service.
Asda has extended the online service to the South-east, Kent and Essex, after an earlier pilot in the North-east. The grocer is also using a third party to handle enquiries, whereas previously it used an in-house team. The Asda spokesman said: "We are confident this is going to work."
Tesco is close to selling its online agency business, TPM, to Spicerhaart. This spring, Tesco said: "TPM and Spicerhaart will develop a new and comprehensive online estate agency service and this will be available to our customers at Tesco.com." Previously, Tesco took down a separate property website, DIY home sales, which offered a flat fee of £199 to sell property, partly because of a number of estate agency partners said it undercut them and conflicted with their business.
- 1 Ashya King missing: Police hunt five-year-old boy with brain tumour snatched from Southampton hospital by his parents
- 2 Notting Hill Carnival: Woman shares selfie after being ‘punched in face for telling man to stop groping her’
- 3 Daily Show's Jon Stewart destroys Fox News for its Ferguson coverage
- 4 Botched ice bucket challenge leaves man critically injured after plane drops hundreds of gallons of water
- 5 Friends reunion: Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox perform mini sketch on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Ashya King missing: Police hunt five-year-old boy with brain tumour snatched from Southampton hospital by his parents
YouTube video posted by Isis militants shows 'execution of 250 Syrian soldiers'
Daily Show's Jon Stewart destroys Fox News for its Ferguson coverage
Californian drought is so severe it's 'causing the ground to move'
Botched ice bucket challenge leaves man critically injured after plane drops hundreds of gallons of water
Exclusive: We share blame for creating 'jihad generation', says Muslim strategist
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Ukip Douglas Carswell defection: Tory MP jumps ship to join Nigel Farage
- < Previous
- Next >
iJobs Money & Business
£450 - £500 per day: Orgtel: SAS Business Analyst, London, Banking, Credit Ris...
£32000 - £38000 Per Annum Bonus, Life Insurance + Other Benefits: Clearwater P...
£200 - £250 per day + competitive: Orgtel: KYC Analyst, Key Banking Client, Bi...
£400 - £500 per day: Orgtel: Test Manager - Banking - West Yorkshire - £400-£5...