UK property agent Zoopla is fast becoming a favourite choice amongst house movers. Zoopla estate agents service offers a comprehensive list of resources letting users find property listings, house values, sold prices and area information. Zoopla was launched in 2008 and in 2009 was shortlisted in the Good Web Guide Website of the year award. In 2010 Zoopla received 1.6 million views in March making it the second largest property website in the UK behind market leader Rightmove.
Instant property value estimates
One of the best and most favourite resources amongst estate agents and home movers alike is the free, Zoopla property value tool. Get instant value estimates for every home in the UK as well as sold prices. Gone are the days when you would have to trail through the Land Registry information, simply add your post code and Zoopla will instantly display this vital information. Zoopla now attracts over 7 million vists per month and have been awarded numerous top industry prizes.
Zoopla offer a number of unique features. As well as their instant property value estimates you also have AskMe! And TemptMe! This allows users to find information they may not be otherwise accessable to them. Zoopla calculate their information using a secret formula that analysis millions of property sales with home details throughout the UK. This information is constantly refined insuring it as up to date and accurate to the current property market.
Ask An Agent – Enter your postcode and get a local estate agent to provide a free, no-obligation home valuation. Remember that this valuation is based on the estate agents opinion, it still advised you also research this information yourself.
TemptMe! – this handy feature allows you to register your interest in any home, letting you be the first to know when it is listed for sale, as well as what prices the owners are willing accept.
Home Values – Get instant home valuations for any property throughout the UK. Find out what your home is currently worth or even see what your neighbours may sell for.
Claim My Home – Add basic information about your home along with what you may be tempted to sell for. Home Movers and estate agents can then search for this information and potentially make you an offer.
Sold Prices – Researching the property market is vital before selling your home. The Sold Prices tool does exactly what the name suggests and allows you to research what similar homes in your area have sold for. Zoopla lists over 16 million house prices sold since 1995.
AskMe! – This useful area on Zoopla has been set up as a Q&A for the property community, ask questions and seek advice from professionals.
My Online Estate Agent final verdict
Zoopla offers a wealth of information which is easily accessible by even the most novice internet user. Their tools have been designed to work by simply adding your postcode which then filters to find your exact information. Zoopla is the first contender to really take on Rightmove in the battle for the UK’s top property portal. With all of its information and advice we can see why Zoopla’s popularity continues to grow rapidly. Zoopla succeeds at being a property listing website as well as a valuable resource for home movers. It is a place where you can not only find but also share valuable information though a collective intelligent community.