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Property company backs new service that is shaking up the market

Acorn Properties (Jesmond) Ltd, one of the North-East’s most respected Letting and Property management specialists, is backing a recently-launched service which helps agents expand their markets.
Acorn Managing Director John Henderson joined with fellow agents Mansons to take part in a film that promotes OnTheMarket.com, the new and simple way to search for property which was launched in January 2015.


OnTheMarket.com – the new property portal launched as a rival to Rightmove and Zoopla – achieved 10 million visits to the site with 90 million page views in just three months.
John said that Acorn has been letting and managing properties in the region for a number of years and, with demand continuing to grow, it made sense to take advantage of the growing market reach provided by OntheMarket.com

He said: “I joined OnTheMarket.com when it launched and am pleased to support it. Because the portal is owned by agents, it provides a very professional, cost effective and viable alternative to the other two, which means that Acorn can keep its rates competitive.
“OnTheMarket.com is growing rapidly and taking part in the film is a good way to showcase what we do and what the portal can do. It really is shaking up the property market.”
Acorn Properties has offices in Newcastle and Durham and is further increasing its exposure and penetration in the Sunderland and South Shields areas; 2015 sees the 20th anniversary of Acorn Properties and the company aims to further grow the business this year.
Acorn is a letting and property management specialist who sell, rather than a traditional estate agent that lets.  This allows the company to advise landlords and investors on rental values, yields, return on investment and changes in legislation.
OnTheMarket.com launched on January 26, 2015, and features hundreds of thousands of properties for sale and to rent at all price points across the UK.
As a new portal, OnTheMarket.com is focused on attracting currently active property seekers who are likely to represent a fraction of the total traffic to more established portals OnTheMarket.com has recruited more than 800 estate and letting agent offices this year alone and now has a membership of more than 5,000 which consists of more than 2,500 firms.
Ian Springett, Chief Executive of OnTheMarket.com, said: “We have achieved a huge amount in a very short space of time and with so many of our offices uploading their properties to OnTheMarket.com ahead of any other portal, it is essential that anyone seriously searching for property visits OnTheMarket.com”
OnTheMarket.com was created after the property websites market was reviewed by the Office of Fair Trading in 2012 which found that there was too little competition and choice for property market participants.

For more information call Acorn in Jesmond on 0191 212 2020 or Durham on 0191 212 6970 and our friendly staff will be able to help you.