Are you a small or medium size estate agent who jealously eyes the market information analysis and data feeds that rival corporate estate agents have access to?
If the answer is yes then subscription-based property data firm Homesearch has launched a new service that enables its users to see real-time sales and lettings listings on their patch.
At the moment 1,000 estate agent branches across the UK are trialling the service before it is offered nationwide.
Until now this kind of data was only available to larger agents with access to the more sophisticated and expensive data feed and market analysis tools.
“Agents who’ve been using Homesearch so far have been using the data to prospect for new business, manage their databases and win more instructions but the key piece of feedback we’ve had since day one was that they all wanted us to provide data on what’s on the market,” says director Sam Hunter (left).
The new feature allows any user of Homesearch to choose which areas are most important to them and see a live and complete view of all the properties currently for sale or for rent.
Users can then filter these homes by how new or old the instruction is, the property features, if they’re reduced or have fallen through, or if they’ve been withdrawn from the market.
“One of the most common questions an agent is asked by the people in their market is ‘How many properties like mine are on the market today?’ Until now, for most agents, it’s been a time consuming and inefficient process to click around the internet to find an answer,” says Hunter.
The service is available for free until later next year for verified industry professionals, and then charged at £44 a month.