Date Published 23 October 2008
Propertylive.co.uk, the new portal from the National Federation of Property Professionals, finally went live yesterday (Wednesday), good news for the many member agents rooting for its success.
NFOPP chief executive Peter Bolton King said that it had been hoped to launch the portal over the weekend but a couple of glitches had forced the delay. Another glitch yesterday meant that the site failed almost immediately after going live, but was swiftly up and running again.
Bolton King was careful to control expectations, and asked his member agents to be patient over the next few weeks as work continued on uploading properties.
`Technically, we have an enormous task because I don’t think anyone else has tried to build a site so rapidly, with so many properties. We have 200,000 ready to go on. I think we will start by loading 50,000 properties and build from there.`
Journalists had initially been specifically briefed that the site would go live just over a week ago at Agency Expo, but in the event there was merely a demo.
Meanwhile, another site, propertylive.me, has established itself online. However, Bolton King said that its existence had nothing at all to do with the delayed launch of the NFOPP site.
Propertylive.co.uk will be a free benefit to all members of NFOPP, including the NAEA and ARLA.