Parkmans has recently moved to three new high street locations in Blackwood, Risca and Newbridge and as a result of increased demand in properties for sale and rent, post lockdown, the Estate and Lettings agent has taken on Emily Davies, from Ebbw Vale, to help with marketing.
With more and more people looking online for their next property to buy or rent Parkmans has created this new marketing position to ensure properties that come on to the market are uploaded straight away online via the company’s website, Zoopla, Rightmove and social media.
According to online estate agents Yopa, 98 percent of house hunters use the web to start their search for property. Web traffic statistics expert Hitwise has found that 1% of all internet traffic in the UK is property-related. The majority of this traffic is due to home hunters executing property searches on portals and contacting estate agents. Altogether, the top three property portals – Rightmove, Primelocation and Zoopla – entertain 16+ million user sessions per month. These figures show how popular online property searches have become.
Charlotte Burles Corbett, Managing Director of Parkmans, said,
“We have been inundated with people contacting us looking to move since we came out of lockdown. New clients who are looking to buy or rent in south east Wales are contacting us daily. We cannot put the new properties we have for sale and rent online fast enough. In fact we don’t have enough properties to meet demand at the moment. Everyone it seems is looking for their next home, whether it is rented or to buy, to have a garden, preferably be in a rural setting and have office space!”
“We are delighted to welcome Emily to our team here at Parkmans. We are pleased that she has become a member of our ever-growing and successful business. Her marketing and local knowledge she will be an asset to the team.”
Emily is based in Parkmans’ Blackwood office and as well as taking pictures of properties for sale and rent and uploading the details online she also helps out dealing with clients and office administration.
On her new position, Emily said,
“I’m delighted to be given this opportunity to work with the experienced team at Parkmans. Being able to help customers find their next dream home is the most rewarding part of the job. I’m always thinking of creative new ways to help improve the way we market the properties we are selling and letting.”
Parkmans has almost 60 years of experience as specialist Estate & Letting Agents, Property Managers and Insurance Brokers in south east Wales. The company is one of the oldest and best respected in its field, as well as being the largest and busiest practice in the Valleys.