The digital marketplace has changed the way property is both bought and sold. Online estate agencies such as Rightmove and Zoopla have overtaken high street estate agents. Their attraction is in reducing sellers costs when advertising properties while buyers too use online sites to research at their leisure rather than having to abide by the 9 to 5 opening hours of traditional estate agencies. Through sites, such as the National Statistics Office both parties can easily check the price recent similar properties in their chosen locale have sold for in recent months.
The ease of advertising and managing guests have also led many landlords to look into the serviced apartment sector where content management systems can allow them to both book guests and charge them.