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Time to try something new

Created on 01/12/2014 @ 21:02

Our property columnist Tom Carter looks at a new portal on the way for the property market.

I would be very surprised if there are many active house hunters out there these days who have not at very least heard of rightmove. The website has established itself as the largest property search portal in the UK and in fact one of the most frequently visited websites in the UK.

However, there is some change afoot! is a new UK property website due to launch on the 26th January 2015 which is set to serve the UK property market on the same scale as rightmove.

“We don’t like change,” I hear you cry, but believe me change in the property market can be a positive thing:

The beauty of is that it has been designed by and is owned by estate agents themselves. The site is going to be run by agents for agents and so a more objective and pragmatic approach to giving properties quality, online marketing is likely to be taken than on other property portals.

Agents and buyers have become increasingly frustrated with the mainstream portals over the years. In many cases we have been unable to present the properties which we are selling to the online audience in a way that we feel best to market them and in a cost effective way for our clients. However, because of the dominance of the likes of rightmove, we have had no option but to use such sites. should enable us to market the properties that we are offering for sale online to the global masses in the way that we want to market them to obtain the very best results for our clients.

I am delighted to announce that McCartneys will be offering the very best of both worlds to our clients in 2015. Whilst we will be continuing to use rightmove, we will also be using from its launch date in January. In addition our own website continues to grow in popularity, becoming the first port of call for many house hunters searching for property across Mid Wales, Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

McCartneys is trying something new in 2015, and if you are thinking of selling your home why don’t you join us?

McCartneys are often still referred to as the “new boys” in the Welshpool and Newtown areas but believe it or not our Newtown office has been open for 10 years and Welshpool for three and both, I am delighted to say, are going from strength to strength every year.

As well as trying something new, we will never forget our traditional roots. As we’re one of the longest standing firms in the country established in 1874 it is safe to say we know a little bit about tradition and with the largest network of offices by far in the area we can offer you unrivalled coverage for the sale of your home. When you instruct us, your bespoke sales particulars are available in all 20 of our offices and given exposure in local, regional and national papers and magazines.

So as mywelshpool and mynewtown try something new with fantastic new look websites and McCartneys try something new with why don’t you try something new and contact me to see what I can offer you when looking to sell your home?

Tom Carter

07855 834 282

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