Property Tech Conference – Online v Offline estate agent debate

Oct 15, 2015

On the 14th October 2015, the Emoov senior team joined 250 property & technology experts at PropTech15 conference. The event took place at Altitude 360, Millbank Tower, Central London.

Our CEO Russell Quirk was a member of the panel for the events headline session The big debate online agents vs traditional agents.

proptechThis is a long- standing industry debate which never fails to get both sides heated. This panel aimed to dispel the myths using facts and stats not just opinion. The main question they will seek to answer is simply – what’s best for the customer?

The panel members were Russell Quirk, Founder & CEO of; Alex Bailes, Chief Digital Officer at Countrywide; Michael Bruce, CEO at PurpleBricks; Chris Wood from PDQ Estates plus moderating the session Paula Higgins, CEO of Home Owners Alliance.

It’s likely the professional video of this session will be released over the coming days by the organisers, but see some of the debate filmed using Periscope (it was a tech conference are all).

Founder and CEO Russell Quirk commented “It was refreshing to hear how accepting Countrywide were to the online hybrid model, considering their deep roots in the traditional sector. A great line I took home was from a speech from Google early in the day. They referenced online tech players as being instantly global. I truly believe this is the case and, although only national at the moment, our ambition is to grow Emoov into a globally recognised brand.”