In December 2010 U.K. Property portal Zoopla announced that it had secured a £3.25 million funding package which it intended to use as a war chest for expansion. The first shot in that war now seems to be the acquisition of HousePrices.co.uk, a site that lets users search the U.K. Land Registry database of houses sold and the prices paid.
Zoopla hasn't disclosed what it paid for the service, but
Stephen Shipperly, a non-executive director of Rightmove.co.uk has announced that he will leave the position at the end of the year. A co-founder and part of the portal's line-up since its creation in 2000 Shipperley is also Group Executive Chairman of estate agency Connells which sold its own stake in Rightmove back in 2008 for £30 million as part of a drive to create a 'war chest' for buying bu
U.K. property portal Zoopla.co.uk has joined forces with the HomeAway network to beef up its offering with a new holiday rentals section featuring over 200,000 listings.
According to Tim Boughton, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals’ General Manager the move "opens up opportunities for property owners, managers and travellers alike. It increases the exposure we can offer our clients, allows us to tap in th
As arch-rival TDPG announces record visitor numbers, Zoopla.co.uk replies with its own reports of a 23 percent increase in visitors, 26 percent increase in leads, and 44 percent more Google searches on its brand compared to one month ago.
The portal attributes the rise in numbers to its current TV advertising campaign.
Nielsen figures show overall visits to U.K. property sites fell by 5.3 percent in July compared to the previous month, as is to be expected at this time of year. Rightmove visitors fell by 2.2 percent and TDPG fell by 1.1 percent. But over at Zoopla, it seems the Summer season is actually going better than expected with a visitor growth of 5.2 percent.
Alex Chesterman, CEO of Zoopla Lt
Zoopla.co.uk has acquired BytePlay and with it the sites OnOneMap.com, DotHomes.com and Extate.com which will all now be re-directed to Zoopla.co.uk, along with a number of local PropertyGazette websites, such as BristolPropertyGazette.co.uk and CoventryPropertyGazette.co.uk covering the main U.K. towns.
Alex Chesterman, Founder and CEO of Zoopla.co.uk said, "BytePlay has a number of interesting a
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
Implementing a plan announced last December, Google Maps will now list properties in the U.K. (as it already does in Australia and the U.S.).
Properties for sale or rent can now be shown on the Google Maps service with nine agencies/portals already reported as signed up including Zoopla, PropertyLive, Ezylet, SmartNewHomes, Vebra, Property Pal, Zoomf, Countrywide and Spicer Haart (the
Zoopla.co.uk’s listings will now be added to EBay and Gumtree in new “agent listing” sections.
EBay will display sale and rental listings, while EBay-owned classifieds portal Gumtree will display only sale listings. At the same time a planned multi-million pound advertising is gaining momentum with Vizeum appointed to handle media planning and buying, and VCCP handling the creative de
Zoopla’s purchase of PropertyFinder in the U.K. (which we reported on here) has been officially completed.
In a statement, the