Why we've joined OnTheMarket.com
January 15, 2015
You may have recently heard about a big change in the world of estate agents.
On Monday, January 26th 2015 a major new property website will launch called OnTheMarket.com. Thousands of estate and letting agents across the UK have joined and we’re one of them, which means that all of our properties will move onto the site when it launches.
OnTheMarket.com will focus on providing an outstanding service for estate and letting agents, vendors, landlords and property seekers, competing head-on with Rightmove and Zoopla.
You’re probably wondering why we decided to make this rather major change. Here’s why we think OnTheMarket.com is going to make a big difference when it comes to buying, selling or renting a property.
Great to look at, easy to use
Slick and simple state-of-the-art technology will allow you to search for a property quickly and easily, with the website seamlessly adapting to any screen size on any device.
You won’t find any third party adverts when you visit the site or spam email when you subscribe to updates. The focus is on finding the right buyer for the right property.
Plenty of choice
After the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) reviewed the property websites market in 2012, it found that there was too little competition and choice. OnTheMarket.com has been set up to address this.
If you’re looking for a property to buy or rent, you’ll find hundreds of thousands from across the UK at all price points, some exclusive to OnTheMarket.com. There will be more than 4,000 offices promoting their properties on the site, including ourselves, with many more expected to join up to and after the launch.
An estate or letting agent will have detailed knowledge about their own properties, local area, current market conditions and customers’ personal circumstances. That’s why valuations will never be based purely on historical statistics and use agents’ local knowledge for the most accurate results.
Expertise on the ground
Every property available at OnTheMarket.com will be handled by estate and letting agents based in local offices, giving everyone who uses the site, whether they’re looking to buy, rent or sell a property, the confidence that they’ll deal with someone face-to-face.
At Chinneck Shaw, we believe that OnTheMarket.com is just as relevant to us as Portsmouth estate agents as it is to the rest of the UK, and marks a new era for the property market.
We’re proud to be a part of one of the most eagerly-awaited events in the industry and look forward to all of our customers, past, present and future, joining us “on the market”.