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Purplebricks lettings division wants all local agents to become staff

Purplebricks has announced that its lettings division is to follow the pattern of its sales side, and no longer have self-employed local agents in the field. 

Instead they will all be urged to become employed staff at the agency.

A statement from Purplebricks this afternoon says that the move will impact about 30 agents over the coming weeks.


“The benefits of the new operating model in lettings are expected to mirror those in sales where the move has been well received, resulting in an improved customer experience and better support for the field team” says the company. 

And Tom Bailey, Purplebricks lettings director, adds: “Lettings remains a crucial part of our growth ambitions. Moving to an employed field model will give us a strong platform for our growth and investment ambitions and I am excited to lead the Purplebricks lettings team in the next phase of its growth.”

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    Commission only sales staff get paid on sales only, which is a good model for the company, but often it's used where it's a difficult sale. Better for the staff, bit the firm needs to be a certain size to afford it.


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