Manchester-based designer aims for £1m turnover
Bdaily has entrepreneurship in the spotlight in our latest focus week. A new property sales company is set to redefine the way we buy and sell property.
Manchester-based graphic designer, Chris Hall, is set to redefine the way we carry out property transactions through his new business venture, BuyMyHome.co.uk.
The recently launched online company is set to attract a 2% share of the domestic property sales market within five years which will generate revenue in excess of £1m.
Without any recognised platform or facility for people to use to sell their homes, Chris saw a gap in the property market for privatised sales.
Following extensive research, and using his existing design skills, Chris is set to make privatised sales an accessible option within the UK property market and has developed a unique online space which will enable homeowners to sell their homes for free.
Chris said: “As a professional graphic designer, I have been able to develop my ideas, the brand and of course the website with a much smaller financial outlay than you’d probably expect – which in turn has saved the business a large amount of set-up fees alone.”
Chris went on to say: “Our projections for the next five years are to have more than 15,000 private sellers using the site and benefitting from a secure, free service. Against a backdrop of a static housing market, it’s crucial people start to sell their homes again.
“We have a growing portfolio of properties and new visitors are using the site every day. I’m hoping our growth can be further accelerated by private investment. My aim is to have someone onboard with the same level of enthusiasm who could bring a wealth of experience and contacts.
BuyMyHome.co.uk has been designed to operate as a free selling platform for both homeowners and estate agents alike, with a scale of fee-paying extras that users can sign up to depending on their requirements.
The site features a simple upload process, meaning it takes less than ten minutes to list a property, and users can save an average of almost £3,000 on agency fees.
Having been developed for agents as well as end users, BuyMyHome.co.uk allows agents to list 100 properties on the site at any time through its Partner Plus scheme. And as a growing property portal, agents can benefit from added exposure for their listings, free of charge.
This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Graham Vincent .