Are you planning to sell your property? Then you have to prepare for the challenges you may encounter in the UK property market. As you have to compete with other properties for sale, you have to make sure that yours stands out. If one of your strategies is to advertise online, here are the top three sites you should take note of:
This site is a joint venture between the largest property agents in the UK, namely Countrywide PLC, Connells Limited, Halifax, and RSA Insurance Group (formerly Royal and Sun Alliance). Founded in 2000, Rightmove PLC offers a list of estate agents and additional advertising products. They release a House Price Index each month, which specifies any changes in the asking price of houses in England and Wales.
The site does not allow individual private property selling, though. Interested sellers should hire online property estate agents to help them put up their residential properties for sale.
Founded in January 2008 by Alex Chesterman and Simon Kain, this London-based property site allows users to access different information. This includes area trends, sold houses, statistics, and value estimates of properties in the UK. It is the second biggest property site – gathering about 1.6 million visitors in March 2010 – next to Rightmove PLC. Even The Telegraph lists it as one of the top 10 property sites for buying and selling.
Founded in 2001 by a large group of estate agents, this London-based property portal accepts listings from estate agents, property developers, and letting agents only. It focuses on upper and middle property markets and high-end estate agents, such as Hamptons International, Savills, and Knight Frank. The site receives five million visitors per month. Apart from properties in the UK, PrimeLocation lists properties from more than 60 countries as well.
These are only some of the leading property sites in the UK. Many others are available online, such as FindaProperty and homes24, if you want to reach a wider audience. If you can’t access them, then hiring an online estate agent might help you establish connections.