New property website seeks to overturn Rightmove
For a good many years now, Rightmove have been the first port of call for anyone with an interest in property. Their success however has become annoying to their estate agent members seeing their subscriptions being hiked way over and above the rate of inflation. It may surprise some to learn that Rightmove charge agents as much as £3,000 per branch per month to advertise their stock!
Rightmove refuse to negotiate so agents have taken it upon themselves to set up a website in competition called ‘OnTheMarket’. Rightmove have just completed another round of extortionate rate rises, so with fees typically 75% less, more and more members are leaving to join OnTheMarket which as a result is gathering rapid momentum in its popularity with an ever greater supply of property for sale appearing on the site each day.
In order to ensure our clients receive maximum coverage for their property sale on the internet, Wilsons are continuing to advertise with Rightmove for the time being but with the growing popularity of OnTheMarket we too have joined and, as soon as we think fit, will along with many others leave Rightmove to lick its wounds having killed the goose that laid the golden egg.
If you’re interested, take a look at OnTheMarket.com. It’s now featuring thousands of new properties each month, many of them 24 hours or more before they are advertised on Rightmove or Zoopla. If you’re looking to buy or rent, give yourself a head start and set up a property alert with them today.