Online property sales and rental report November 2013

11th Dec 2013

Despite an on-going healthy interest in sales and rental properties, the number of enquiries in relation to rental properties has fallen this month in line with the annual pre-Christmas slump. Similarly, the level of interest in properties for sale has also fallen but only by a modest 6.52%.

With page views dropping by 4.78% for sales properties and by 10.20% for rental properties, potential buyers and tenants are more focused on the upcoming festive season than on searching for properties.

Although the rate of unique views in relation to sales properties has fallen by 4.31% throughout November, the number of overall site visitors has only dropped by 2.01% compared with last month’s figures, suggesting a healthy outlook for the New Year.

With Christmas just around the corner, we understand that many people are preoccupied with buying gifts and preparing for festive events, rather than looking for sales and rental properties. As 2014 approaches, we may see an increase in both interest and enquiries for sales and rental properties as people will have more time to focus on their search for a new home.

Avais Sarwar, Sales Director at NetMovers, spoke about this month’s figures, saying:

“At NetMovers, we understand the way the market changes and what issues may prompt people to begin or suspend a search for property. Just as the spring and summer months can lead to an increase in prospective buyers, the colder, winter months can often put people off searching for new properties.

“Many people may choose to wait until after the festive season in order to begin their search for new properties, particularly as some people assume that there will be more properties available in the New Year.

“We look forward to helping people find the right property for them, whether they’re looking to buy a property or move into a rental property, and encourage them to contact us both before and after the festive season.”

Summary of NetMovers data for November

Sales enquiries down by 6.52%
Rental Enquiries down by 20.08%
Overseas Enquiries down by 19.30%
Commercial Enquiries down by 75.00%
Page visits down by 7.28%
Visits down by 2.01%
Unique visitors down by 3.15%

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Press release issued by NetMovers Press Office. Please contact the Press Office on 01254 304030 or for further information.

Notes to editors

Established in 2003, NetMovers is a leading UK property portal, which offers users a wide range of rentals and homes for sale. NetMovers features property from a large and varied selection of estate agents, landlords and vendors to help users find their perfect home.

NetMovers is founded on the ethos of giving users a wider range of options to ensure they can make intelligent property decisions.

NetMovers provides an innovative and useful property site through a number of ways:

  • Giving users a streamlined and innovative site that is helpful and easy to use.
  • Offering users a powerful search of up-to-date rentals and sales.
  • Featuring a huge selection of commercial and overseas properties.
  • Presenting a wide and varied selection of properties for users to cherry-pick from.
  • Providing user accounts for customised settings and search preferences.
  • Integrating the site with social media to share information with others.
  • Displaying local area information in helpful and visual ways.
  • Making information about the property market available and digestible.

For many, finding a new home can seem like a difficult task.

NetMovers offers an experience of property that is both easy to use and useful, to make finding your ideal home that little bit simpler.

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