Recent industry norms have been to not display email addresses on websites. This is to stop bots and people from copying the email addresses off websites and then sending spam, scamming or phishing emails to them. Phishing emails attempt to get the recipient to enter their email password, enabling the hacking of their email account.
You will note that Property 24, Private Property and many other estate agency websites do not display email addresses anymore.
We have now implemented it on our lite sites and we will be rolling it out to our premium sites. The delayed roll-out on the premium sites is due to having to update each of them individually. If you have a premium site and want us to make this change as soon as possible, let us know and we will put you at the front of the queue.
The changes are as follows. All email addresses on the Contact Page, Property Page and Agent Page have been replaced with a link to a pop-up form in which the agent or agency can be messaged
|Form to message agent.|
When this is filled out the agent or agency will have the message emailed to them.
|Email sent to the agent.|
A confirmation email is also automatically sent to the sender.
|Confirmation email sent to the sender.|
A copy of the email will also be saved to the admin console enabling the principal to see the leads and messages sent.
|Record of emails sent in the admin console.|