Zoopla is this week sponsoring a meeting of agents who have committed themselves to OnTheMarket.
Zoopla, which is covering the costs of refreshments at the meeting at a four star hotel on Wednesday, will be putting its case as to why it should be the “one other portal” come the New Year.
The group in the north-east, consists of 90 agents with over 200 offices between them.
Spokesman Steve Henning said: “As you would expect, there is differing opinion on which portal to support alongside OnTheMarket.
“Some agents intend coming off both the current main portals. Some will stay on Rightmove and others on Zoopla.
“As a group, one of our aims is to secure the best rates from the portals without obligation for all agents to use that portal.
“We hope to achieve cost savings for our businesses and therefore on our customers’ fees.”
The meeting will also include an update on Agents’ Mutual.
Henning, who is operations manager at Jan Forster Estates, said a similar invitation will be extended to Rightmove to attend the group’s next meeting in October.
The meeting is at Ramside Hall, Durham, between 11am and 2pm, and all agents in the region who have committed themselves to gold or silver membership are welcome to join.
Any agent in the region interested in knowing more but who has not signed up to OnTheMarket can email: