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Rightmove UK to feature Irish property

Friday, February 07 14:07:31

A partnership between Dublin-based Real Estate Alliance (REA) and British property website, rightmove.co.uk, will see Irish properties featured prominently in the UK for the first time.

The deal will see all properties for sale from each Real Estate Alliance office displayed on the popular British site and its sister website www.rightmoveoverseas.co.uk.

Irish property sales to UK-based purchasers boomed in 2013, with a Real Estate Alliance (REA) survey reporting a 39pc increase in business over 2012.

Irish property vendors are being given the chance to cash in on this mini-boom by registering for the Alliance’s upcoming London Property Exhibition with their local REA agent.

The exhibition takes place in the Hilton London Olympia on Saturday February 22 - the day Ireland face England at Twickenham in the Six Nations rugby championship.

Rightmove Overseas Account Manager Tom Whale said that they were delighted to start working with one of the largest estate agency names in Ireland.

"Interest for property in Ireland on Rightmove Overseas has increased dramatically over the past 12 months with over 25,000 users now looking for Irish properties every month. The large number of listings from Real Estate Alliance will help to provide our users with an exceptional level of choice whether it be for a second home, relocation or pure investment," he said.

Philip Farrell, Real Estate Alliance CEO said that the agreement will see Real Estate Alliance members offer property vendors even more options and a direct pathway into the growing UK-based purchasers market.

"UK buyers are to the fore of a nationwide resurgence in property sales, and this exhibition is a golden opportunity to advertise homes that are on the market. The average property price in Ireland is now E157,000 compared to E211,000 in the UK, so there is real value in the market, which is driving demand."