UK-based OnTheMarket plc, recently announced that Robert Oulsnam and Company, a 12 branch estate and lettings agency firm, is now listing its properties at OnTheMarket.com.
Founded in 1971, Robert Oulsnam and Company has 12 offices in the West Midlands, Worcestershire, and south Birmingham.
Andrew Oulsnam, Director, said, “By marketing our properties on this extra platform, we will increase exposure for our clients’ properties and estate agent offices. We look forward to seeing this agent-backed portal progress further within the marketplace.”
Helen Whiteley, Commercial Director at OnTheMarket.com, commented, “Robert Oulsnam and Company is a long-established agent with an excellent reputation and we are delighted they have joined OnTheMarket at this very exciting time.
“More than 10,000 agent offices are now contracted with OnTheMarket, which we believe is approximately 54% of UK residential estate and lettings agency branches. The portal now carries over 570,000 UK residential properties, well in excess of half the total market.”
The OnTheMarket.com property portal was created by Agents’ Mutual Limited, a company limited by guarantee and founded in January 2013 by a small group of agent firms, with the objective of creating a new portal to challenge the dominance of Rightmove and Zoopla. Both groups were felt to be using their strong positions relative to their agent customers to impose significant price increases for their portal services.
The Agents’ Mutual proposition of an agent-backed portal offering a premier search service to property-seekers whilst charging fair prices to agents quickly found support among a very wide group of leading independent agents across the UK. These firms funded the venture by way of loan note subscriptions and committed to list with the portal once it went live.
Edited by Gordana Davila
Join us in Madrid from the 13th to the 16th of November for the Property Portal Watch Conference.