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As you may have heard some of the local estate agents are starting to advertise their properties on a new portal called “On the Market”

This is an estate agent owned portal and one of the requirements to advertise on the portal is to drop either the nationally known Zoopla or Rightmove. 

Most of the local agents that have signed up to On the Market have decided to drop Zoopla. On the face of it changing one portal for another, you may think that will not have an effect on achieving you the best sale price.

However, if you are not advertising on Zoopla you will no longer be advertised on Primelocation, Daily Mail, The Times, Sunday Times, The Telegraph or the Evening Standard to name but a few highbrow property portals which generate hundreds of thousands of property searches.

The same way you are just hearing about On the Market, purchasers are yet to find the website which in turn means less exposure to purchasers on your property. Even with a large advertising budget it may take upwards of 6 months for On the Market to establish itself …….. Do you want to wait potentially 6 months to find a buyer?

No doubt your agent has informed you if they are to advertise with On the Market, you may feel that that this will not be an issue to you and your house sale. But if your property has been marketed for a number of weeks / months and you feel that the loss of a number of national recognised websites will only hinder your sale, you may want to speak to an agent with broader website coverage.

If you are in Worthing and looking for an estate agent and have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact Jacks & Jones on (01903) 267700 or visit http://www.jacksandjones.co.uk

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