The second part of our series on Polish property search portals we look at buying & selling and who does what best.
For information on our previous renting article you can go here.
We begin with the numbers and the charts below show how many offers and by whom for each site over one day. These are national numbers and we will do similar articles on your city in the future as geographical elements definitely affect the popularity (and thus amount of content) for each site.
Be aware that if you do spot a property you are interested in, you can use any broker to arrange a viewing ( i.e. one who speaks your language as found on bigdoor24.pl) so feel free to browse to your hearts content.
User experience – well laid out but may be confusing using google translate to identify the filter options.The search filter is average and the map functionality is very basic. There are no comparison tools but the KM radius search could be handy.
User Experience - By far the best designed site of the pack. Very well laid out and easy yet detailed filter options. Once a property is chosen the resulting page also shows similar offers to the side and helpful blog articles below. The main advantage is the map display of all offers, allowing users to see local amenities in addition to available properties.
User experience – Very high standard as a dedicated property portal. With excellent map functionality it also includes trend graphs and comparative pricing guides. There are a bit too many irrelevant ads displayed but good content in the blog articles.
There are plenty of groups on Facebook where you can find agency and private offers. There is a feeling that these offers tend to be more expensive than the market as they target expats who are assumed to have higher budgets but we can't substantiate this. It's a good resource but don't ignore the portals.
Which to choose?
Each has different strengths and weaknesses and it really depends on what you are looking for. A private apartment offer? OLX looks best but OtoDom has many more offers, A house? Nieruchomosci-Online would seem to have the most choice. Probably best to mix and match and take advantage of the different tools they offer.
There is no indication of the language skills of the advertisers so be prepared to be disappointed if you don't receive any response to your queries, (or just use us, BigDoor24.pl- Just Easier)