Home » News » COVID-19 news » Number of agents joining Keller Williams accelerates during lockdown previous nextCOVID-19 newsNumber of agents joining Keller Williams accelerates during lockdownKeller Williams says 45% came from outside the industry, while the rest are former agents from several high-profile firms, including Purplebricks, Dexters, Spicerhaart and PerryPower.Nigel Lewis16th June 20201 Comment2,375 Views US-style estate agency chain Keller Williams has this morning said that the lockdown has significantly swelled its ranks.It now has 239 agents active in the UK all based from its ten hubs or market centres, a figure increased by 29 agents during the crisis and helped, no doubt, by both agents made redundant and others using lockdown to take a new career path.Keller Williams says that 45% of its agents are new to the industry, coming from the armed forces, mortgage broking as well as being entrepreneurs and even national athletes.But the hybrid agency also says it has been taking staff off estate agency rivals including Purplebricks, Dexters, Spicerhaart, Perry Bespoke and a plethora of independents.The company has offered up one of its new recent arrivals, a former Purplebricks territory owner, as an example of the estate agency staff moving over to its model.“The backing of a proper global brand and with the ability to earn up to 90% of a full fee were irresistible to me and these are the reasons that I joined Keller Williams,” says Pooley (left), whose territory covers North Essex to South Suffolk.“Working with a handful of clients and being able to devote full attention to their needs, earning a healthy sum in return for each completed deal is a no-brainer.”Like all Keller Williams agents, Pooley is self-employed and runs his own business, AMP Property Consultants, which then operates through the Keller Williams network.The company has operations in central London, London Bridge, Bromley, Essex, Gatwick, Coventry, Glasgow, Leeds, Kingston upon Thames and Oxford.pooley PerryPower Keller Williams UK Purplebricks spicerhaart Dexters June 16, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentChris Arnold, andsothestorybegan andsothestorybegan 17th June 2020 at 6:03 amMy heart bleeds for those agents. Only when they truly discover that interruption marketing, on steroids, places them in the category of beggar, will the picture become clear. “Overkill, over time.”, a phrase used by KW, sums up this cult-like offering.Log in to ReplyWhat’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
Richard Russell also made a formal complaint on 1st December ‘regarding Lauren Petrie’s conduct during Husts,’ citing her ‘questions and general attitude.’ The ECT accepted that certain questions asked by Petrie had expressed a bias and that her behaviour was inappropriate as it did not maintain the expected neutrality of the Exec. However the ECT noted the election’s overall result demonstrated that her actions had not significantly influenced the way people voted.The committee’s conclusions stated, “The JCR Constitution clearly states that Exec members must remain impartial during the course of husts and elections.“Not only were the actions of both Exec members unconstitutional, the ECT believes that both Lauren Petrie and Richard Russell damaged the JCR’s confidence in the Exec and brought the JCR into disrepute.”Petrie’s resignation was announced in JCR President George Barnes’ email to students at the beginning of this term, before the ECT had begun their investigation.Russell remains a member of the exec. It is unclear whether he will follow the committee’s recommendations. Both Russell and Petrie declined to comment.Vice-President Mark Wilkinson is set to retain his position. In the JCR meeting a vote was held to decide whether the election should be re-run. An overwhelming majority voted in favour of keeping the result.One LMH undergraduate commented, ‘Perhaps such an important decision should have been made through more official means than a show of hands.’ He added, ‘What’s most worrying is that the finding of the ECT seem to have been largely ignored.’However, another student argued that Russell had nothing to answer for, stating, “Richard Russell is well placed to develop LMH sport, which is far more important than petty constitutional sensitivity.” The executive committee of the LMH JCR has been embroiled in controversy after allegations of electoral malpractice resulted in a comprehensive inquiry into last term’s Vice-Presidential election.The report, compiled by a JCR Election Committee Tribunal (ECT), suggested that two members of the JCR exec, Lauren Petrie and Richard Russell, “be asked to resign and be barred from standing in any subsequent JCR elections.”The ECT noted that Russell (Sports Rep) and Petrie (Internal Affairs Officer) had behaved in an “unconstitutional manner.” Specifically they had failed to remain neutral during elections for a new JCR Vice President.The tribunal investigated a number of incidents. The first suggested Petrie had instructed Mark Wilkinson, the eventual winner, to withdraw his application. JCR member Graham Wallace had originally stood for VP unopposed but was RON-ed, allowing Wilkinson to enter the contest.Wilkinson told the committee that on 14th November 2011 Petrie ‘requested that, if it came down to it, would I be happy to stand in front of the JCR and inform them that I did not want to stand for Vice President.’ The committee accepted the validity of this evidence as it was confirmed by a third party.The report commented that such actions had “created an air of hostility and vindictiveness in the run up to hustings and the elections.”The ECT also investigated claims that Russell posted a status on Facebook prior to the ballot, stating, “Whatever you do don’t vote Graham Wallace for VP.” Two of the committee’s three members had seen this status, so were convinced of its accuracy. The committee concluded that such a public comment “was intended to have an impact on the election.” However they noted that they could not assess how people were actually influenced and this was something for the JCR to consider.
The University of Oxford came a step closer to establishing a Centre for Southeast Asia Studies last week, at a ceremony held at the Sheldonian Theatre.The Deputy King of Malaysia, Sultan Nazrin Shah, was involved in a ‘Royal launch’ at which he declared his support for the initiative.The proposed Centre will be included in the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, and will act as an aid to both research and teaching on Southeast Asia.Shah, a Worcester PPE graduate and Chancellor of the University of Malaya, welcomed the idea. He said: “By creating a dedicated focus for research and teaching excellence in Southeast Asia Studies, Oxford will make a significant contribution to the global academy.“This ambitious, thoughtfully-integrated knowledge enterprise will put Southeast Asia at its heart, benefitting both the citizens of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries and the people of the wider world”.
The University of Southern Indiana’s online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, offered through the College of Nursing and Health Professions, has been ranked 21st in the nation by U. S. News and World Report as part of its Best Online Programs rankings releases on January 10.“We are elated to see the rankings for our online graduate nursing program continue to climb,” said Dr. Ann White, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions. “Rankings like this put us in the company of some of the best schools in the country and showcase the high caliber and hard work of our faculty and students.”In addition to the overall ranking, the program was ranked 16th in the nation for faculty credentials and training.Graduates of USI’s online MSN program are able to integrate critical thinking, independent judgment, provide leadership, synthesize knowledge and promote the essential values of caring in their professional and personal lives.USI’s online MSN degree offers specialty areas for:Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGNR)Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NPAdult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AGCNS)Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMH)Nursing Education (NED)Nursing Management and Leadership (NML)The College of Nursing and Health Professions also offers online courses toward a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree with two areas of study concentration: advanced practice and systems and organizational leadership. The practice- focused doctorate prepares experts in advanced nursing with emphasis placed on innovative, evidence-based practice that reflects the application of credible research findings.The master’s degree in nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Southern Indiana are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
New Exhibit At The Newburgh MuseumThe The Newburgh Museum’s newest exhibit, “The Princess Theatre: Bringing Hollywood to Newburgh,” is now on display at the Newburgh Museum which is located on State Street in Preservation Hall on the first floor.The Newburgh Museum invites you to a preview of this new exhibit, including a premiere movie and cinema style treats, this Thursday evening, February 18th, at 6:30 p.m. at the museum. Thereafter the Newburgh Museum is open on Friday and Saturday from 11:00-3:00 pm. Appointments for groups or educational tours for students are available by calling 812-853-5045.The Princess Theatre entertained generations of families in Downtown Newburgh. The recreated theatre at the Newburgh Museum features the running of a silent film that was presented at the Princess in 1925. Sixteen original playbills from the 1920’s & vintage movie posters give a synopsis of the films along with the biographies of the stars. Vintage candy displays enhance the theatre displays. Join us for an afternoon at the movies. Admission is free and memberships are available to support the Newburgh Museum.EDITOR FOOTNOTE: We are asking our readers to “like us” on Facebook and encourage friends and family to do so, as well?If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that “Keep Evansville Beautiful” should take a more active role in keeping political signs off the public right a way?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Top 5 customers Infotrack Limited 30,027 Infotrack Limited 30,749 Infotrack limited 34,155 HM Land Registry completed 1,648,666 applications in September compared with 1,746,974 in August and 1,586,987 last September, of which: Optima Legal Services 26,763 Optima Legal Services 24,984 Optima Legal Services 23,915 Top 5 customers July applications Top 5 customers August applications Top 5 customers September applications Region/country July applications August applications September applications North West 199,371 196,595 189,484 TM Group (UK) Ltd 24,461 Eversheds LLP 20,019 TM Group (UK) Ltd 20,848 South West 175,922 173,062 158,954 South East 412,457 402,692 377,136 Top 5 local authority areas July applications Top 5 local authority areas August applications Top 5 local authority areas September applications North 84,004 82,370 76,485 Cornwall 18,581 Cornwall 18,367 Manchester 17,318 East Midlands 129,991 125,704 118,340 Applications by region and country East Anglia 77,226 72,476 70,494 West Midlands 153,247 149,801 141,033 Manchester 18,026 Manchester 17,578 Cornwall 17,024 HM Land Registry completed more than 1,648,660 applications to change or query the Land Register the South East topped the table of regional applications with 377,136 Top 5 local authority areas Greater London 342,764 327,388 310,343 O’Neill Patient 28,146 O’Neill Patient 27,267 O’Neill Patient 25,931 Leeds 21,258 Leeds 20,833 Leeds 20,393 Wales 81,079 81,297 77,032 Birmingham 27,538 Birmingham 26,892 Birmingham 26,138 In September: Access the full dataset on data.gov.uk. City of Westminster 22,955 City of Westminster 23,912 City of Westminster 23,098 Enact 55,674 Enact 56,544 Enact 50,715 Total 1,794,855 1,746,974 1,648,666 England and Wales (not assigned) 73 75 82 Yorkshire and the Humber 138,612 135,462 129,227 Isles of Scilly 109 52 56 376,588 were applications for register updates compared with 393,233 in August 788,359 were applications for an official copy of a register compared with 838,122 in August 213,568 were search and hold queries (official searches) compared with 226,859 in August 22,838 were postal applications from non-account holders compared with 27,275 in August Next publicationTransaction Data is published on the 15th working day of each month. The October Data will be published at 11am on Friday 21 November 2018.
This past Friday, in honor of the inauguration of the highly controversial President Donald Trump, guitarist Scott Sharrard put together a full recreation of Pink Floyd‘s Animals. The show, which took place at Rockwood Music Hall, featured all five songs from the socio-political concept album performed in order, alongside a few of Pink Floyd’s other classic songs The show, which featured Eric Finland on keys, Rich Pagano on drums and vocals, Brett Bass on bass, Connor Kennedy on guitar & vocals, Kenny Brooks on sax, and Josh Kobak on vocals, was the perfect catharsis for all in attendance, especially as many were gearing up for the next day’s massive Women’s March protest.Thankfully, Scott Gibson was on hand to record the whole show, which has been embedded below. You’ll find versions of “Pigs On A Wing 1”, “Dogs”, “Pigs (Three Different Ones)”, “Sheep”, and “Pigs On A Wing 2”, as well as the encore of “Money” and “Comfortably Numb”. You’ll also find a photo gallery from the show, courtesy of photographer Jeremy Gordon.“Pigs On A Wing 1″ + “Dogs”Pigs (Three Different Ones)SheepPigs On The Wing 2“Money”“Comfortably Numb” Scott Sharrard And Friends Perform Pink Floyd’s “Animals” Load remaining images
The beloved jam band moe?’s name has been always been prone to evolution, with their name undergoing many changes during the project’s formative years. The ensemble started in 1989 as a college cover band named “Five Guys Named Moe.” The band abbreviated the name to just “moe” a year later, and then added the period to the end of their name in 1991 to emphasize that they simply were called “moe.” and nothing else. Today, the band announced that they are in the midsts of a major rebranding effort, with plans to drop their iconic period and replace it with a question mark effective immediately.The band, which will now be referred to as moe?, cited that they were changing with the times. “The early 90’s were a simpler time. Back then, it just made sense to have the period, to just be moe., period and all. Now, things have gotten crazier. Stephen Hawking is going to get launched into outer space, the eighth Fast and Furious movie is coming out this month, we’re playing with Phil Lesh at LOCKN’ this year as phil.moe., or I guess, phil.moe? now. We want our name to capture the zeitgeist of the 21st century, and the question mark does just that,” said bassist Rob Derhak.While this might take some getting used to, we’re beyond excited for moe? and what other surprises they have in store for us in 2017 and beyond!
The Soul Rebels are a beloved New Orleans brass band. The group is no stranger to major collaborations, with an enviable list of past collaborators spanning from Metallica, Green Day, and Marilyn Manson to Umphrey’s McGee, John Medeski, and Lettuce to Nas, Slick Rick, Rakim, and countless others. In July, the eight-piece brass band plans to hit New York City, this time joined by hip-hop icons Talib Kweli and GZA.The Soul Rebels have collaborated with both iconic rappers in the past. In 2016, the band collaborated with both rappers at Electric Forest, and as recently as March, GZA and Talib Kweli appeared during a Soul Rebels show at Washington DC’s 9:30 Club. The band has also played with GZA and Talib (in addition to numerous other rappers) separately on numerous occasions. Most notably, GZA brought the eight-piece krewe with him for his performance at NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert last month.For the upcoming performances, The Soul Rebels will first perform at Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World Festival in Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s Queens Theatre on July 21st—a festival that will also see a headlining performance by Queens-bred rapper, Action Bronson. However, the night will really take off after the festival performance, with The Soul Rebels slated for a special collaborative late-night show starting at 12:30 a.m. with Talib Kweli, GZA, and jazz trumpeter Keyon Harrold. You can snag tickets to the all-star late-night performance here.The Soul Rebels with GZA & Talib Kweli – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC – 3/29/2018 [Video: The Soul Rebels]
The sustainability efforts and environmental initiatives of Harvard University have earned it a place on the Princeton Review’s Green Rating Honor Roll for the fourth consecutive year, Harvard’s Office for Sustainability announced today. The 2012 honor roll was announced earlier this month and is comprised of schools that received the highest possible score in the Review’s annual green rating.“We commend the administrators, faculty and students at the schools on our Green Rating Honor Roll for their exemplary commitments to the environment,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior VP / publisher. According to the Princeton Review, 69% of college applicants surveyed said having information about a college’s commitment to the environment would impact their decision to apply or attend a school.Criteria for Princeton Review’s green rating cover three areas: 1/ whether the school’s students have a campus quality of life that is healthy and sustainable, 2/ how well the school is preparing its students for employment and citizenship in a world defined by environmental challenges, and 3/ the school’s overall commitment to environmental issues.To learn more about Harvard’s sustainability initiatives visit www.green.harvard.edu or follow the Office for Sustainability on Twitter and Facebook.To learn more about Harvard’s academics and research relating to the environment and climate change visit the Harvard Center for the Environment’s website.