Ok, for once, we will not be impartial! Now that we have launched our full product line-up, it’s a good time to look back at our BETA days and speak of those pioneering agents that were the first adopters of Rankdesk.
When Rankdesk, was still on the drawing board, people told us that we will never be able to convince estate agents to sign up! These were some typical comments:
“Agents act on behalf of vendors, so why would they be open to support a company that provides ratings, some good – some not so good, of their property stock?”
“Property data is unreliable, there are discrepancies in the amount of data that is provided by different agents and for different properties”
Well, ‘the desk’ was not deterred and we approached most of London’s estate agents, some huge, some big, some medium and some very small. Ok, we did get some quite big ‘NO’s’ , but we soon realised that there were a number of agents that shared our big idea (that property, just like any other product or service, can indeed be rated scientifically!)
So a HUGE thank you to the following pioneers for allowing Rankdesk to get off the blocks! Ivor Dickinson & Ed Mead (Douglas & Gordon), Peter Rollings & Beth Hilson (Marsh & Parsons), Robert Bartlett & Tony Gambrill (Chesterton Humberts), Tim Macpherson & Ian Brownridge (Carter Jonas), Andrew Ellinas (Sanfords), Martin Bikhit (Kay & Co), Eric Walker (Bushells), Ryan Kieran (Rickman Properties), Matthew Harrison (James Taylor).
We hope to be writing a similar message in exactly a year’s time, but this time, with the names of New York City realtors!