In our house I always default to Rightmove and thereafter to Zoopla. I do use Zoopla which is more than others do in my household but I did make me wonder why do i use it. Not everyone agrees with me, in fact I’m amazed how many people I know only use Rightmove. So do you use Zoopla in addition to Rightmove?
I decided to run a test and see what percentage of properties can I find only by using Zoopla. The comments i hear all the time is why bother with Zoopla when you have all the properties on Rightmove!
Is that true though
Well lets do an experiment and see what the results are.
I will set a random criteria and i have no biased in this experiment as i genuinely want to see the outcome
Experimental Name : Should you use Zoopla with Rightmove?
- Area : Swindon SW6 – Within 1/4 mile radius
- Any property added at anytime
- Any amount of bedrooms
- Budget £200,000 – £250,000
- See the criteria in screen shots below
So the results? Well Rightmove has one property more…
Rightmove : 23 properties for sale found
Zoopla : 22 results for SW6 property for sale within 0.25 miles from £200,000-£250,000
Will Zoopla’s 22 properties be the same as the 23 Rightmove lists?
Well I went through each one to find the results and interestingly Zoopla is more generous on its 1/4 mile radius as is seen from the diagram below. Taking the map circumference 2 of the 22 properties Zoopla showed were outside the radius. So we would have to remove them to make the experiment like for like.
Well I was shocked as there were 8 out of 20 properties on Zoopla that were not on Rightmove!
- 23 properties in total
- 11 unique to Right move
- 12 shared with Zoopla
- 20 properties in total if taking the same radius as Rightmove
- 8 unique to Zoopla
- 12 shared with Right move
Rightmove Combined Zoopla will provide 31 properties that is 26% extra property
In other words using Rightmove only gives you 4 out of 5 properties.
For me that answers the question for any serious buyer. Should you use Zoopla with Rightmove?
A resounding yes ! Do you agree?