The crowdfunding campaign aimed at raising £50,000 for review site allAgents to mount a legal challenge to Purplebricks has hit 40% of its target.
However, there are now just eight days left to raise the remainder.
By yesterday, 86 supporters had chipped in £19,978.
Purplebricks has claimed that 29% of reviews on allAgents were fake, and a further 23% could not be authenticated.
allAgents suspended the reviews and, following a further objection from Purplebricks, has now dropped the Purplebricks profile page.
It now wants to reinstate the Purplebricks account and use funds raised to cover costs, should Purplebricks pursue its legal threats.
allAgents says it hopes not to have to use any of the money raised, but to return donations.
Meanwhile shares in Purplebricks dipped again yesterday, down 6.5% to 319p – almost £2 below their summer peak but well above the £1 launch price.
Yesterday’s fall followed a consistent downward trend last week when a particularly gloomy RICS report on the housing market may have affected investor sentiment.
The new share price values Purplebricks at about £926m – below the £1bn-plus valuation when shares hit a peak this summer.
In contrast, Countrywide shares were up 3% yesterday, but at 118p its valuation remained at £285m – a fraction of that of Purplebricks.
The share prices of LSL and Foxtons were largely unmoved yesterday.
* Purplebricks’ new advert on Rightmove now shows that there is a “Fee payable regardless of sale”. The change appears to have been made yesterday.