Data from Direct Line shows that 2.6 million ‘property addicts’ in Britain browse property websites at least once a day, potentially eager to keep up to date with prices and design trends as well as looking for where their future home maybe.*
The findings also reveal that 38% of them used property websites in the last year to check the value of someone else’s home.*
Kevin Beastall, regional managing director for Reeds Rains estate and lettings agents says: “People are addicted to property websites because they can provide a wealth of information as well as stunning photographs which attract interest.
Buyers can also use specific online tools during different phases of their search which may be an attraction for visiting a property website. For example, by using a house price calculator they can get a general idea of the value of a house, while a mortgage calculator is a guide as to how much money they might save by re mortgaging.
Digital media is perhaps the most significant reason why so many people are becoming addicted to viewing property websites as they can browse ‘on the go’ using smartphones and tablets. Research suggests a third (33%) of internet users regard their smartphone as the most important device for going online.** So property websites are becoming enhanced for mobile viewing, making it easy for people to keep up to date with new property coming on to the market, allowing buyers to quickly arrange a viewing when they find the property they want.”
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