Chris Browne, previously sales director for SmartNewHomes.com is now head of new homes at U.K. property portal Zoopla.co.uk.
“We have one of the largest and fastest growing audiences in the U.K.," Browne noted. "Online marketing is not only an essential tool for developers but is by far the most efficient source of leads and enquiries and Zoopla.co.uk is focused on being the most efficient market
Where previously users could narrow house hunts by post codes and subscribe to alerts, Rightmove is now allowing users to select their own custom areas of interest just as you would select a section of an image for cropping.
According to the company, more 10,000 search "shapes " were saved by users for alerts in the first few days of the tool's release.
RentRight.co.uk has redesigned and redesignated itself as a portal in its bid to be the market leader of letting in the U.K.
“RentRight.co.uk hopes to become the voice of the lettings industry, a market that is often an afterthought of the existing portals,” according to Gill Markham, the site's head of operations.
When it launched in 2004 the site was content to be a lettings directo
U.K. multiple job poster Idibu has launched its ApScreen application screening service for clients. It's a well timed move given a recent report from the Associate of Graduate recruiters which reveals 69 graduates applying for every job (compared to 49 last year).
“Consultants are dealing with applicant noise overload as so many candidates apply for so few roles” explains Steve Walke
Figures from ComScore for the week ending July 7 show Rightmove.co.uk edging into the top 10 U.K. websites of all types. Although its page-view percentage of 0.69 percent is a long way behind giants such as Facebook (at No. 1 with 23.46 percent) and Google (No. 2 with 11.77 percent), it does put the property classifieds site ahead of such well-known media properties as the BBC Homepage (though
WILFI.co.uk (from 'What I'm Looking For Is') is the latest addition to the ranks of FSBOs in the UK and one with a difference. Instead of buyers searching for houses for sale it is the buyers who are asked to register their requirements and the sellers who then search for potential matches. If they find likely candidates they can then contact them through the site for a fee of £10 per five conta
More than 937,400 properties were listed on Globrix during May leading the company to declare that "we can now say we offer almost every house for sale or rent in the U.K. on our site."
May figures were 8 percent higher than in January and 3 percent higher than March which has the company hoping that June's figures will break the magic million mark.