Website gets 41,800 hits on first day
THE new Irish Residential Property Price Register clocked up 41,800 visits on its first day online -- proving that Ireland's love affair with bricks and mortar shows no sign of abating.
Eighty-five per cent of the hits were from new visitors -- making the long-awaited property website register one of the most popular in the country. Some 444,000 pages were viewed from lunchtime until midnight on Sunday, with people spending on average 11 minutes on the site.
"It just proves the public wanted this information and we're very happy we were able to file it in a manner that works," said executive manager Declan Carney,
"We got all the information from the Revenue Commissioners and compiled the data over the last six months," he added.
The Property Services Regulatory Authority was established last April to regulate property service providers, auctioneers, estate agents and to investigate complaints.
The authority -- which operates under the aegis of the Department of Justice -- is planning to launch a commercial property register later this year.