There are a number of reasons we choose to use OntheMarket as one of our key methods of marketing properties online. Significantly, we find that for both sellers and buyers the user experience of the website is superior to other property portals. On other sites, there can be non-relevant advertisements that distract or disrupt the user. Waiting for banners containing non-relevant advertising to load can be really frustrating for clients.
Essentially these portals use your property to drive traffic to their website, creating more opportunity to sell advertising, meanwhile sellers and estate agents pay for this privilege. Money made from this goes into further acquisitions of utility providers, removal companies, conveyancing companies and banking; essentially industries where there is money to be made from the consumer.
A key defining attribute of OntheMarket's website, and the goal of this not-for-profit company; nothing but properties to buy or rent, and no distracting ads. Many agents, us included, choose to list properties with On the Market first, meaning that properties will be advertised there at least 24 hours before showing up on any other property portal. Property seekers will be aware of this, and On the Market is the best option for new and exclusive properties.
OntheMarket last month celebrated its second anniversary of operation, and signs are positive as visit numbers increased over 85% since last year. For those selling or letting a property, if you choose a agent who is a member of On the Market, it is important to note that your property listing will not be lumped in with homes that are marketed by “internet-only”, or part-service operators that can complicate the selling process, particularly if any party is part of a chain. In fact, every property that is listed with OntheMarket is supported by a full-service, office based estate agent with real local expertise.
What this means for property sellers and buyers, when the deal needs to be done, real people that are familiar with your property and case will be handling the process, rather than coping with call centres and remotely located businesses.
If you're looking to buy, we would recommend setting up an instant property alert with OntheMarket, as this will ensure that you are notified of new and exclusive properties that are brought to market before they appear anywhere else.