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Channel Four recognises The Big Property List Blog

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National UK broadcaster Channel 4 named The Big Property List Blog as one of their favourite Househunting Blogs this week, rating us alongside such great company as the House Historian and the Rat and Mouse property blogs.

channel four likes the big property list blogChannel 4 said:

(The Big Property List’s) meaty blog covers big topics in an accessible way. Posts about conveyancing, planning permission and selling at auction sit amongst the more topical house price speculation and other snippets from the news.

Visit the channel 4 website here to see the original article.

Earlier this year Primelocation named The Big Property List Blog runner up in their 2010 Property Blog Awards and we are delighted to be recognised in this way by a national broadcaster.

We are especially delighted that the aims of the blog – information and accessibility are recognised as it has always been our intention to provide a great resource accessible to everyone.


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The danger of cheesy property jingles

by James Cole

Last week we we spent some time putting together self-nominations for a couple of property awards taking place this year.  As a relatively new property portal we don’t expect a major scoop but we do have credibility applying for categories such as best content (we’ll you’re reading this aren’t you?).

Once we started listing our achievements and quantifying them, it made us realise how far we’d come, and was quite a motivational process for the whole team.

To further lighten the mood in the office we created a jingle to go with our nomination.  What a mistake.

I try not to listen to local radio purely to avoid cheesy jingles and adverts and this one takes the biscuit.  It made me laugh so hard i had to listen to it three times – and then it was stuck in my head all weekend.  This wouldn’t have been such a problem but I took part in a 5o mile bike ride with nothing else to think about for 3.5 hours than the stupid Big Property List jingle going round in my head.  Apparently the Germans call a tune like this an ear worm.

For your enjoyment (and torture):  Listen to The Big Property List Jingle


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Property Week: …online property marketing is changing fast

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We were delighted to read an article in Property Week on friday about online property marketing referencing The Big Property List:

‘Piggy backing on google…the latest nationwide listings portal’

Read the full Property Week article below or if you’re a subscriber you can also read the Property Week article online.

Property Week mentions The Big Property List

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Your property questions answered at The Big Property Forum

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Want to know if you need planning permission for that new shed?  Wondering if you should reduce the price of your house or simply redecorate to sell it quicker?

The answers to these questions and more can be found on our shiny new property forum!

The Big Property Forum is a place for you to ask and answer questions and share your experience and knowledge of all things related to property.

At the moment its like a big empty room, but don´t be shy – mark out a spot for yourself, ask a question and see what happens.

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The Big Property List officially launched today!

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The Big Property List has been quietly online for some time and although the blog has been running for over a year (and has become quite popular) we only opened up the main property portal a few weeks ago.

The initial feedback and response has been good and people are using the site to find properties for sale and to rent in their area.

We are also seeing a suprising number of enquiries being send to Vendors to request viewings – especially given the recent press about fears for the housing market.

Why not look to find out what properties are on the market in your area?

Press Release 11 August 2010 – revised version


The Big Property List (, a new, free-to-use property portal, has been launched, laying down the gauntlet to everyone in the business of buying, selling and renting property in the UK.

The Big Property List displays details of available property, which have been publicly listed on Google Maps the UK, in a familiar portal style, tackling head-on the critics that suggest that users and those looking for property do not like property displayed in a map format.

In June the search engine announced that users were able to search for properties on Google Maps.  This announcement led to intense public debate in the property industry about the future of UK property portals such as Primelocation and Rightmove.

Many industry commentators and property portals have dismissed the threat posed by Google, saying that house hunters don’t want to search for property using the Google map view but prefer a list format.  The Big Property List addresses this by presenting the information in a familiar listing design.

The Big Property List offers what everyone hunting or selling property wants – a nationwide listing service to match Rightmove, which is free to use by agents.  It gives agents, home seekers and sellers on a budget, a no-cost, no frills, nationwide shop-window.

The Big Property List’s managing director, James Cole, says: “Any agent can send property details for free to Google Maps, and if they choose to syndicate this information then this will appear – for free – on The Big Property List.

He adds: “Estate agents fork out millions of pounds a year to advertise on nationwide sites. There will be no reason to do this anymore, with providing a similar service, in a familiar style, for free.”

“At we do not have to justify how we have to charge the fees normally paid by estate agents to a portal, allowing us to focus totally on what the consumer wants.  If we help people find the property they want, this results in better quality enquiries for estate agents.  So what benefits the consumer benefits the agent.”


Notes for editors:

·         The Big Property List is an independent business and NOT a Google product or service.

·         The Big Property List uses the Google Base API to display details of properties which have been publicly listed on Google Maps.

·         Anyone choosing to list their property details on Google Maps can choose whether or not to syndicate this data.

·         If a user chooses not to syndicate the data, the information regarding their property WILL NOT appear on The Big Property List.  Submitting a listing to Google does not mean it will necessarily appear on any other website.

For further information please contact:

James Cole, The Big Property List +44 (0)7551 237 085

Andrew Barber, Revolution Public Relations +44 (0)7989 553 903

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The Inside Edge receives a make-over!

by James Cole

Those of you who are regular readers will notice a big change in our design today as we’ve re-branded The Inside Edge property blog to match our corporate website design over at

Things may continue to move a round a bit as we take off the bubble wrap and play with it and your comments and feedback are most welcome.

The main site will launch very soon now and this is the last stage before we release the property search and property upload features. Many of the links won’t work until the rest of the site is live so please be patient!

For those of you who are a bit techy, we are using the latest version of WordPress (3.0) which in our opinion is the ultimate blogging platform and allows us to use cool features like dynamic menus that make our lives easier – horaah!

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