Many local estate agents have announced that they will be featuring all of their properties at OnTheMarket.com, a new property website which launched on Monday, January 26, 2015 as a direct competitor to Rightmove and Zoopla.
OnTheMarket.com is a mutual organisation focused on providing an outstanding service for property searchers, estate and letting agents, vendors and landlords.
The venture has the support of more than 4,600 estate and lettings agency branches nationwide, including those of leading national, regional and local firms.
OnTheMarket.com is expecting many more to join in the coming weeks after they have seen the website.
Estate and letting agents who have joined have moved hundreds of thousands of properties to OnTheMarket.com from other websites to create a unique set of listings which cannot be found elsewhere.
In addition, many are choosing to launch their properties exclusively there first, at least 48 hours in advance of the other portals.
Neither Rightmove nor Zoopla can now claim their property listings cover the entire market because many estate and letting agents have left them to join OnTheMarket.com as the best platform to showcase their properties in the clearest and simplest way.
The property search at OnTheMarket.com is slick, simple, fast and state-of-the-art, compatible with the latest technologies.
The website adapts seamlessly to fit the screen of any device being used to view it.
There is no clutter from irritating and distracting third party adverts, nor any spam email.Every property at OnTheMarket.com is marketed by a locally-based estate or letting agent because OnTheMarket.com knows the majority of the public recognises the benefits of having a local professional in place who can manage the sales or lettings process on their behalf. Also, there is no substitute for their detailed knowledge of a property, the local area, the current market conditions and the vendor’s/landlord’s personal circumstances.
OnTheMarket.com does not feature properties marketed by online-only agents.
Neil Shaw of Portsmouth based Chinneck Shaw said: ‘We believe OnTheMarket.com will rapidly grow to become a major player in the portal market because it will provide a clean, crisp and simple search function and a highly-effective platform for our vendor and landlord clients and be a great place to launch new properties onto the market.’
Ian Springett, chief executive of OnTheMarket.com, said: ‘We are delighted so many successful agents have committed to OnTheMarket.com and we look forward to matching motivated buyers and tenants with all the properties our member agents are marketing for their clients in and around the Portsmouth area’.