Top 20 UK Estate Agency and Lettings Agency Web Sites: 10-6

| February 24, 2012 | 1 Comment

This is the third post in a series highlighting what we think are the Top UK Estate Agency and Lettings Agency Web sites out there at the moment.

We are praising a variety of innovative sites that distance themselves from the standard agency template sites we see so often and show a little bit of style in their efforts to appeal to buyers, renters, sellers and landlords.

Today we continue the countdown with numbers 10 to 6

 

The design of this Phillips and Stubbs site simply oozes style out of every pore. House sellers tell us that a strong influence when choosing agents to value their property is if they are experienced in selling similar local properties to theirs. The images on this homepage leave you in no doubt as to the the type of property and location in which Phillips and Stubbs specialise.

 You’ll know already that maps are something we like and Faron Sutaria give a great visualisation of the area covered by their offices in relation to the simple squiggle of the Thames. They have a very simple search function above the fold and as you would expect from any business in the Countrywide group, there is a fairly prominent “How much is my property worth” box. 
We’ve not come across a better instant property search facility that the one found hear on Haslams site, which loads their current properties straight on to a map which you can drag around and click on icons for the individual properties, showing you some initial info and then taking you through to the individual listing page. It’s so immediate and can also be refined in a simple menu bar at the top of the map.
Another map search and this time Hotblack Desiato give you the ability to add in selected local amenities such as schools, gyms, cinemas etc. Their home page is almost 100% focussed on servicing the search needs or a buyer which is quite different to the norm.
Marsh & Parsons have picked up numerous awards over the last couple of years and are well respected in the industry, not least for their brand and the way they market themselves. So you would expect them to be in any Top web site list. This site has it all and then some, from the home page through to the property details they know exactly how to give their visitors what they want. A particular favourite of ours is their “what our clients say” box, which not only tells you that 99% of their client would recommend them, but that 28% already have – so what are you waiting for!

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