15th May 2000HOUSEWEB.COM HOMES IN ON UK'S MOST VISITED INTERNET SITE
Homeowners selling via HouseWeb.com will now reach a massive potential audience after the country's leading property portal signed a distribution deal with Yahoo! UK & Ireland.
All customers who advertise their property for sale on HouseWeb.com, which created the online private sales market when it launched in 1996, will now be available through Yahoo! Classifieds.
Yahoo! is the world's most popular Web guide, and Yahoo! UK & Ireland, according to independent research, is the nation's highest trafficking site with the widest reach.
Buyers visiting Yahoo! Classifieds can view HouseWeb.com's properties and link through to the HouseWeb.com site for more information and photographs. Once in the HouseWeb.com site, buyers will have access to over 150,000 properties across the UK.
The new Yahoo! service costs no extra for HouseWeb.com's customers, who pay a flat fee of £40 to sell their property, compared to an average estate agent's fee of £2,000.
The distribution deal between HouseWeb.com and Yahoo! UK & Ireland extends the powerful search for each home listed on HouseWeb.com, providing immediate national exposure for the properties advertised.
Said Mark Desvaux, founder and managing director of HouseWeb.com: "The relationship with Yahoo! underscores our continued commitment to providing the most cost-effective house selling experience for our customers. This relationship reinforces HouseWeb.com and Yahoo! Classifieds as the places to start any home search."
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HouseWeb.com has launched a new Virtual Tour service called the HouseWeb.com V~Tour which provides a 360-degree, walk around video tour of sellers' homes. The premium V~Tour (£169) service includes a virtual tour on the HouseWeb.com site, one photo, a property advert and a tour in e-mail format. The standalone tour in e-mail format is priced at £129 (plus VAT).
HouseWeb.com (http://www.houseweb.com), the property portal, is the UK's premier web destination for anyone buying and selling or renting property.
Launched in May 1996, HouseWeb.com created the online private sales market for homeowners allowing them to directly sell on the Internet, saving thousands of pounds in fees. The site also includes comprehensive guides covering everything from first mortgages to finding a dream home. Whether a first-time buyer or housing professional, HouseWeb.com is an indispensable resource packed with properties, information, news, advice, discussion forums, web directories and financial services.
HouseWeb.com receives over 100,000 visitors each month and has won numerous awards and accolades, including 'Top Property Site' from Internet World. It is also featured in the Lycos and BBC Online Web guides. HouseWeb.com is owned by HouseWeb Ltd, a privately held company based in Cambridge, UK.