Echoing realestate.com.au's record visitor numbers is UK company The Digital Property Group, which says its findaproperty.com and primelocation.com portals both set new records for unique visitors in August.
According to TDPG, findaproperty.com attracted 4 million unique visitors for the month, which is a 25 percent year-on-year increase.
primelocation.com also achieved a new monthly record with 444,000 more unique visitors than in August 2009 - an increase of 21 percent.
Overall, TDPG says its portfolio of website saw over 8 million home searchers in August, which an increase of 17 percent year-on-year.
The company adds that leads were also up in August, increasing from 3.37 million in July to 3.43 million. TDPG says this includes telephone and email enquiries as well as click-throughs to agent websites.
"Both portals achieved record figures due to the high level of advertising investment in primelocation.com and findaproperty.com which has significantly increased brand awareness," says Sheraz Dar, TDPG's brand director. "Importantly, we’ve converted searches into enquirers which is at the core of the value we provide."
Nielsen figures for July show visits to TDPG were down by 1.1 percent compared to the previous month, and that rightmove.co.uk also experienced a drop of 2.2 percent. The only portal to buck the trend was zoopla.co.uk, which saw a 5.2 percent increase in audience figures.