With increased competition in the universe of UK property portals, a growing number of portals are now able to offer estate agencies free advertising for their listings. Together with Mouseprice, Nestoria, Zoomf, Globrix and HomeCo all offer estate agents excellent exposure for free.
The advent of these free offerings now has a significant impact on estate agents’ choice of software provider. When evaluating a software provider it is important to ask whether it will be possible to make your listings available to free portals such as Mouseprice.
If your software provider does not help you take advantage of the fantastic free offerings from a growing band of web 2.0 property portals, maybe it is time to consider changing supplier. Changing software provider is much easier than it may appear.
Many of the free portals have the ability to scrape your listings from non-compliant software providers, but these scrapers can be blocked without notice and nothing will ensure your listings are more current and accurate than direct data feeds.