Story: Real estate

The Joneses

The Joneses

The Joneses was a real estate company that operated briefly in New Zealand in the early 2000s. As this billboard suggests, instead of charging a commission based on a percentage of the sales price, it charged a standard fee for all sales, which was attractive to many sellers. However, the company failed to survive a downturn in real estate sales and went into liquidation in February 2008.

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Bob Hargreaves, 'Real estate - Real estate practice in the early 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/21328/the-joneses (accessed 23 January 2022)

Story by Bob Hargreaves, published 11 Mar 2010