Described as a simple way to search, without intrusive ads, spam or distractions, OnTheMarket.com the new property website will also feature properties at least 48 hours before being placed on other portals. The aim is to provide all potential buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants with an exceptional property search service.
John Dennis & Son, Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents of St Augustine’s Gate, Hedon has announced that it will feature all of its properties at OnTheMarket.com, which launched today as a direct competitor to the Rightmove and Zoopla portals.
OnTheMarket.com is a mutual organisation focused on providing an outstanding service for property searchers, estate and letting agents, and of course a new option for vendors and landlords. The venture has the support of more than 4,600 estate and lettings agency branches nationwide, including those of leading national, regional and local firms. OnTheMarket.com is expecting many more to join in the coming weeks after they have seen the website.
Estate and letting agents who have joined have moved hundreds of thousands of properties to OnTheMarket.com from other websites to create a unique set of listings which cannot be found elsewhere. In addition, many are choosing to launch their properties exclusively there first, at least 48 hours in advance of the other portals.
Neither Rightmove nor Zoopla can now claim their property listings cover the entire market because many estate and letting agents have left them to join OnTheMarket.com as the best platform to showcase their properties in the clearest and simplest way.
Business owner, John Dennis said: “The property search at OnTheMarket.com is slick, simple, fast and state-of-the-art, compatible with the latest technologies. The website adapts seamlessly to fit the screen of any device being used to view it. There is no clutter from irritating, and useless features and distracting third-party adverts, nor any spam email.
“Every property at OnTheMarket.com is marketed by a locally based estate or letting agent because OnTheMarket.com knows the majority of the public recognises the benefits of having a local professional in place who can manage the sales or lettings process on their behalf. Also, there is no substitute for their detailed knowledge of a property, the local area, the current market conditions and the vendor’s/landlord’s personal circumstances. OnTheMarket.com does not feature properties marketed by online-only agents.”
John’s daughter, Sarah says: “We believe OnTheMarket.com will rapidly grow to become a major player in the portal market because it will provide a clean, crisp and simple search function and a highly effective platform for our vendor and landlord clients and be a great place to launch new properties onto the market.”
Ian Springett, Chief Executive of OnTheMarket.com, said: “We are delighted John Dennis has committed to OnTheMarket.com and we look forward to matching motivated buyers and tenants with all the properties our member agents are marketing for their clients in and around Hedon and South Holderness.”
All estate and letting agents joining the new property website commit to list all their properties at OnTheMarket.com and a maximum of one other competing property website, which in practice means in most cases removing their properties and their listing fees from either Rightmove or Zoopla. This element of the strategy is widely seen as essential in enabling OnTheMarket.com to disrupt the duopoly which currently exists in the property website market.
OnTheMarket.com will cover the whole of the UK and its member agents are spread according to the national market distribution.
So if you’re looking to buy or rent, give yourself a head start and make sure you don’t miss out on properties you won’t find anywhere else. You can set up a property alert today OnTheMarket.com.