Winkworth has launched a new international website as it embarks on further expansion and needs to cater for a growing portfolio of homes for sale abroad.
The international property market is surprisingly strong and so now is the time to look for a property in Europe, according to Winkworth, who say that vendors in France, Italy and Portugal, are far more flexible on asking prices as a result of the economic downturn and strength of the Euro.
The site is multi-lingual (English, Italian, Dutch, French, Portuguese, German), multi-currency (Euro, Pound Sterling, Swiss Franc and the US dollar) and provides information for both the buyer and potential vendors. It showcases a range of properties in France, Switzerland, Portugal, Italy and Hong Kong, plus the occasional international development.
Its a simple site that is easy to follow and makes a good use of maps on the pages for each country. Once you define your property type or location the search results are clear and well sized with icons for each property feature and images only to encourage click throughs.