as we know Daft has about 66k entries
Treesdontgrow are now telling us the Property News Stats here, note the sudden jump this year.
The word I have is that Myhome is now a distant third with about 22-24k listings . Propertynews is the clear number 2 now and that gap is growing.
Its no co-incidence that propertynews and myhome are owned by the Indo and Times respectively .
Let me give you a concrete example March 2007 stats here
All 1- 3 bed Properties in County Galway .
Propertynews 217 ( or so)
PropertyNews 310 (or so)
**Daft 1483 **
When MyHome moved to prevent price histories being collected from their properties by buyers, they bit the hand that fed them.
Do a similar search in Dublin, and you’ll get the opposite result.
e.g. Dublin South: Balinteer, Blackrock, Dalkey, Glencullen, Milltown
Daft.ie: 151 (excluding Glencullen which isn’t on their list)
No, you will likely get the same result, minimal growth since March 2007 .
i think myhome had a stronger share in dublin as it was based here but as business models go i think that daft will win out in the long run, they have done much more in terms of creating a sticky site
Myhome is a goner.
The EA’s no longer have a vested interest in pushing myhome and will be happy to list a property on daft. Also, the site is so 1997 and doesn’t have the cleaner interface that daft has. Finally, daft will no doubt have a better brand recognition due to the lettings section.
Just heard an advert on the radio this morning. Myhome is adding “carefully selected” property listings from forty countries to its service. An interesting attempt to diversify away from a declining, increasingly competitive market. Maybe Michael Lynn can make a “comeback”