Property Search Engine Globrix Technology Backfires

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19/11/2009 London-Globrix have been inadvertently promoting one of the UK’s leading private sales websites The Little House Company owing to the indiscriminate use of its spider technology that takes property details from property websites without permission.
The News international backed Globrix website has a strict estate agent only policy and does not allow private sellers to list on the site. The Little House Company has been advertising consumer’s homes online since 2000 fears that Globrix may be joining in on restrictive practices.
The Little House Company noted back on 5th December 2008 that Globrix had listed several hundred of its private seller’s properties without the websites permission. In November 2009 Globrix become aware of the situation and have promptly banned The Little House Companies properties from the Globrix property search engines.
The Little House Company were the pioneers of partner network property advertising in the UK. They were the first private sales company to develop and operate partnerships with Rightmove & Propertyfinder (2001-2006) and FISH4. Since then all the major UK portals have banned the Little House Company from listing its private sellers homes insisting that their businesses are strictly for estate agents only.
Nicholas Marr Company Director The Little House Company “Globrix listed our properties without permission and provided us with a steady flow of business for over a year. These were mainly from consumers selling their own homes who liked our DIY model which saves on agent’s commission. We are met by what I feel are restrictive practices not only from property websites like Globrix but also from software companies, for sale board companies’ web design companies to name but a few. In fact any business that has a relationship with estate agents close the door firmly on us in fear of losing business from estate agents. The Little House Company is not Anti Agent we are about offering an alternative and providing consumer choice. Consumers have got to ask what are these huge organisations like Globrix, Rightmove and The Digital Marketing Group really frightened about with the private sale business model?”

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