Tag: Rightmove

Rightmove go Hyperlocal with RightmovePlaces

| January 18, 2011 | 5 Comments

The figurative journey a home mover travels on between deciding to move home and instructing an estate agent to sell their property takes on average four weeks. Because of the web, in recent years estate agents are finding themselves with fewer opportunities to speak to home owners, particularly during this period. So much of sellers […]

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Closing the data loop

| October 19, 2010 | 1 Comment

Knowledge is power and you’d be hard pushed to find anyone in property with more knowledge or data than the property portals. Alongside some of the major software providers, they have access and ownership of huge amounts of data about home movers and use this to their advantage. But it’s interesting to note that so […]

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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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iPhone Apps for property people

| July 2, 2010 | 3 Comments

I was asked today by a friend who’s just got their first iPhone, which property related apps I have/recommend. So I figured rather than just send him a list I would list them here

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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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Portal Activity from the ‘BIG THREE’

| June 11, 2010 | 8 Comments

Over the last few weeks there have been some really exciting developments in the property portal world in terms of the leading pack and any efforts to break into this group. Recently at the Property Professional Show we queued up to hear Google in anticipation of their UK property search launch. If you’ve not already […]

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If mobile is going to be big in 2010….

| February 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Hamptons have launched their own app enabling users to search their super sexy properties straight from the super sexy iPhone – so a pretty good match there then. It is quite a surprise that they’ve gone to the iPhone before having a general mobile version of their main web site, but they have nonetheless done […]

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Are estate agent’s high street offices day’s over?

| November 27, 2009 | 8 Comments

There has been an interesting debate taking place in the housingdabble linkedin forum around the above question and so I thought I’d post my views on the current state of play. Rightmove’s recent online consumer survey asked what influenced their decision when choosing an estate agent and the top four

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