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EBay.co.uk moves into international property

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Editor's note: This guest item is republished with permission from Global Edge Marketing Ltd. The original post can be viewed here. EBay.co.uk has launched a property search facility with more than 170,000 properties listed from the U.K. and overseas. Globaledge understands that eBay has been testing the new section over the last few weeks and plans to promote it more publicly later in the year. According to comScore Inc., the site boasts nearly 20 million monthly unique users and is the fourth largest U.K. Web site behind Google, Microsoft and Yahoo. With an audience this size, the new section could represent an excellent lead-generation opportunity for real estate agents and developers. Agents, developers and private individuals can list property in two ways: either by selecting the classified advertising option and choosing a fixed property price or by selecting the auction facility and encouraging users to bid. Successful bidders are not contractually obligated to buy. Bot...