Tag: Property Portals

Not Lady Gaga? Show me your face

| September 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

If you happened to see Lady Gaga on the MTV VMA’s this week you will remember one of her looks involving a piece of red netting wrapped around her head concealing her face. She looked ridiculous but we instantly knew who it was and that’s partly because she has built a major personal brand – well […]

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Rightmove app tops free app list

| August 7, 2009 | 5 Comments

On Tuesday, Rightmove launched their new iPhone app and early signs are promising with it topping the ‘Top Free Apps’ league on iTunes. With this new trend towards improved mobile property sites across the world,  I decided to review the current flock of iphone apps and mobile sites to see who is doing what. It’s no surprise that the UK […]

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Nestoria/iProperty iPhone app review

| August 7, 2009 | 1 Comment

Nestoria recently made an open invite for developers to use the Nestoria API, which resulted in Iain McLean creating a new application for the iPhone called iProperty. The App is available for mobile property searchers the UK as well as Italy, Spain and Germany where Nestoria’s sister sites are located.  The first thing you notice […]

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Globrix mobile site review

| August 7, 2009 | 0 Comments

I must point out the Globrix site is not an iphone app, so it isn’t going to compete on the same terms as other iphone apps yet. I stress yet, because Globrix tell me that their app is in production and so will be unleashed with lots of clever new features very soon. Front page is clean and […]

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Rightmove iPhone and mobile site review

| August 7, 2009 | 0 Comments

First things first and the Rightmove mobile site is probably the worst one I‘ve seen. It looks really lame and whilst it has the search functionality you would expect, the look and feel reminds me of the window cards in an old school estate agency window. The new iPhone app on the other hand is […]

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Zoopla continue shopping spree

| August 7, 2009 | 0 Comments

Zoopla.co.uk, have today announced the completed acquisition of the PropertyFinder Group from News International Ltd and the REA Group, for an undisclosed sum. This deal has been going on for some weeks now and isn’t a huge surprise, although it remains to be seen how they will now bring a multitude of sites together to […]

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estatecreate deal with GMG

| August 3, 2009 | 0 Comments

I posted a few weeks back about the new service offered by estatecreate.com whereby agents can create personalised web sites for individual properties with their own URL – e.g www.dovehousestreet.com I really rate this service and it seems that GMG Property Services have also spotted it’s potential by setting up a partnership for their users. GMG are […]

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Should it be Property Portals or… Agents beware?

| July 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

I’ve posted before about the new google property map search and I still find this new development very exciting however… I also have some concerns for agents if it takes off Despite some agents dislike for payments to property portals, there is one problem they do keep at bay. In the UK we have significantly less private […]

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Estate Agents: Are you making it personal???

| July 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

Facebook vanity URL’s launched at 12:01 AM on Sat June 13th (4.01 am GMT) and during the first 3 minutes after launch the site had already reserved over 200,000 names and after 15 more minutes went over the 500,000 mark. After one hour it went over the 1,000,000 mark and that continues to climb. The benefits of having […]

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