Tag: Property Portals

iPad Apps for Estate Agents

| September 23, 2010 | 14 Comments

Industry commentators from across the globe have been quick to highlight how useful they think the Apple iPad will be to Estate Agents in going about their daily activity. 1000watt The Exit Pro Dezrez business2 I’m certainly in agreement

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New Rightmove ‘Draw a Search’ tool

| July 21, 2010 | 2 Comments

I wrote back in April about a Yahoo tool called ‘sketch and search’ that can be used to provide a more natural search interface when using a map and I said at the time that it had some great applications to be used in property search. Property search as it stands can be a bit […]

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Zoopla launch iPhone app

| July 19, 2010 | 4 Comments

Zoopla.co.uk have today launched their iPhone app, which you could say is better late than never. The benefit of being out later than the other main portals property apps is that they have some additional features worth looking at. It is a more complex app for the reason that it incorporates the Zoopla Zed index […]

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Google Property will change everything

| June 17, 2010 | 4 Comments

Make a note of his date – 16th June 2010 Like the day in Feb 2000 when a new website called Rightmove was launched and many dismissed it, here we have a pivotal date from which consumer property search will significantly change. Of course it depends on a number of factors as to how this […]

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Augmented Reality Property Applications

| May 6, 2010 | 3 Comments

Mobile internet usage is accelerating at a phenomenal rate and in Dec 2009 alone, some 16 million people in the UK accessed the internet from their mobile phones. Not only are the number of users growing, but their usage is too, with one in five mobile subscribers surfing using a smartphone. The property portals have […]

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Google Real Estate’s First TV ad

| February 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Google have launched their first ‘Real Estate on Google Maps’ advert for the Australian market, underlining their appetite to develop and capture their audience in this market place (if you ever doubted it). If you’ve seen any of their recent adverts, such as the ‘Parisian Love’ advert aired during the Super Bowl, you will know what to […]

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Google Property Search Developments

| October 30, 2009 | 4 Comments

I’ve been keeping a close eye on the moves made by Google in the American and Australian property markets regarding their Google Property Search. If you aren’t aware

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New iphone property app on it’s way

| October 23, 2009 | 2 Comments

I recently reviewed the current crop of iphone apps and mobile sites from the property portals which I am tipping to become an important aspect of the portal wars. As mobile surfing increases rapidly it is important along with the benefits of GPS location searches. Since writing the report I have spoken to a few […]

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Estate Agent facebook fan page tips

| October 19, 2009 | 4 Comments

Many agents are starting up facebook fan pages at the moment and looking for ways to get value from them. Why bother? Who wants to be a ‘fan’ of an estate agent? Every person you engage in the real world, you have an opportunity to create a fan for your Facebook page who has requested […]

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Look4aproperty not such a great deal

| October 1, 2009 | 8 Comments

So look4aproperty have launched a new product to supposedly “kick start the housing market” and used scarcity as a way to get agents flocking to them to sign up to be one of only two agents per town. But what exactly is the deal with this? Is it worth getting involved in?

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