With the high street estate agency model in serious decline, some agents got together and decided enough is enough! So today, January 26th
Along with this very revolutionary technology also comes strict rules requiring agents to list their properties with either Rightmove or Zoopla but not both. The reason according to OTM is that if you sell or let via their service, your property will not be mixed in with homes marketed by 'part service internet-only operators' or by private sellers or landlords. Apparently this is an advantage because every OTM marketed property comes with a 'office-based agent who are experts in their local area.' Unfortunately, the reputation of high street agents is that they are not experts in anything at all; consumers believe that and now we have easy access to credible information via the likes of Zoopla and Rightmove.
So now OTM boast that their agents are 'experts in their local area', with the insinuation that RM and especially Zoopla are not. But when searching what local information do you get on OTM? And that's the biggest disappointment with OTM, because you get no information other than basic details with contact information for the agent. As a consumer you get way more information on RM and Zoopla than you get on OTM!