Fewer than four in ten home movers end up buying a property they
found on a portal.
Consumer organisation Which? said that in research among 2,000
recent home movers, just 37% had discovered their new home by
searching a property portal.
However, a further 6% did so via an automated email from a portal
and 2% found their new home via a smartphone app notification.
Even so, just 45% found their new home via a modern method,
compared with 55% who used traditional methods such as looking in
an estate agent’s window or local paper, or spotting a For Sale
First-time buyers, despite their younger age group, were even more
unlikely to find a home on a portal, with 60% using traditional
methods rather than portals or apps.
According to Which? this is how the figures break down:
Estate agent’s window 11%
Searching a property portal 37%
Phone call or email from estate agent 11%
Email from a property portal 6%
‘For Sale’ sign outside property 10%
Other electronic alert, eg app
Word of mouth 9%
Local newspaper 6%
Other traditional method 4%
Still the best and most effective way to find your home is
through a traditional, respected, local Estate Agent with a
thorough knowledge of the area.
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