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Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom, 2007/03/01 - New UK property website dedicated to helping active property buyers advertise their specific requirements in a quick and simple online format. Property owners can access all information and contact unlimited number of buyers.
Two property professionals have turned the internet house-selling world on its head - by launching the first website specifically dedicated to buyers.
Frustrated by the poor service they were receiving from estate agents, developers David Roberts and Lorna Phillips set up tickeverybox.com. The website is completely free to use.
“Tickeverybox.com is the first property website to allow proactive buyers to advertise their specific requirements 24 hours a day and allow prospective sellers to browse and view the buyers’ requirements before registering”, said David, who is a qualified Chartered Surveyor.
“It turns on its head the conventional approach to the business of buying and selling property which, even on websites, is geared around sellers and the description of the property they have for sale.”
The free service – unprecedented in property websites – has been set to give members unlimited use of the service and appreciate the control it gives them.
Registration allows sellers to contact buyers personally using the site’s secure messaging facility. Buyers and sellers receive automated e-mail alerts when new matches are made.
Buyers profiles include location, price range, buying position, property type and any specific requirements, with sellers able to view and contact an unlimited number of prospective buyers.
Tickeverybox.com, can be used by home-owners, investors, self-builders, developers and agents, and also includes a free-to-use discussion forum, a newsletter and hints and tips on property-related matters.
Both David and Lorna were property professionals before they set up the website, working for a South Cheshire estate agency.
When they set up their own development business, they were frustrated by the poor service from agents, and unreliable web search results.
“We know from working within the industry that estate agent mailing lists are not bulletproof”, said Lorna. “With buyer demand levels at an all time high you often get lost in the system, or end up receiving property details that are inappropriate and have no bearing on your initial specific requirement at all.
“We looked on the internet to find a website that allowed buyers to specify what they were looking for but we couldn’t find one. So we created one!”.
David adds: “We are dedicated to helping buyers achieve maximum exposure in a very competitive environment, to provide all buyers with a level playing field and promote transparent property transactions”.