A poll being taken by Property Portal Watch - an international website monitoring the real estate online sector - suggests that OnTheMarket is unlikely to succeed in the long-term.
The poll, on the News section of the site, asks readers: “Will OntheMarket make it in the UK market long term?”.
As of yesterday afternoon the voting was Yes 11 per cent; No 84 per cent; and Don’t Know at five per cent. However, fewer than 250 people had voted up to that time.
PPW editor Anna Game-Lopata says she will be changing the vote topic later this week; the final results of the OTM poll will be made public on the website.
PPW, which is based in Australia, says the poll software accepts only one vote from the same login, to avoid multiple votes from the same source.
An OTM spokesman has poured scorn on the poll, saying: "Compared with the very limited number of people who participated in this poll, there are currently more than 6,400 offices listing on the website. OnTheMarket has grown considerably this year in terms of agents listing on the portal and traffic visiting it - we achieved more than 8m visits in June.Which other recent market entrant has achieved so much in such a short space of time? We are here to stay."