Zoopla has defended its claim that its listings have gone up by 9% year on year.
Zoopla has used the figure in a press announcement this week.
However on Wednesday, Zoopla’s website showed 566,135 sales listings and 227,011 lettings properties.
That compares with more listings almost a year ago, on July 3, shown in a screengrab taken at the time.
These showed 580,860 sales and 241,390 lettings – suggesting that in the last 11 months, listings have reduced and not increased.
A spokesperson for Zoopla told us: “Listings have increased by 9% year on year on Zoopla.
“This was calculated by comparing the total listings from a rolling 12 month on 12 month period, using data from 2018 and 2019 to reach our conclusion. This is the most accurate way to give a true indication of annual listing trends.”
Below, a screengrab from last July 3 appears to show more properties listed then than are listed now on Zoopla