The Eighth Door, a new networking app for the global property industry aims to connect professionals and help take the place of face-to-face events.
Due to launch at the end of last year, it has been delayed for testing and while extra services such as video calling were added.
However, its founder reckons that its launch now is particularly timely with all networking events cancelled.
Founder Andre Mansoori-Dara (above) explains: “We are a very sociable industry, with business made by meeting contacts at events and trade shows, which are sadly now non-existent for the foreseeable future. This is where the app can help, as we still need to connect in these strange and difficult times.”
In development for 18 months, the app allows members to contact and conduct business directly.
Aimed at like-minded professionals including architects, sales agents, building firms and sales and marketing agencies, members can search or be contacted by an individual, company, location, category or sector that matches their chosen criteria. Members can then send a request to call or meet them.
He adds: “The Eighth Door can help you reach professionals, who now find themselves working from home with more time on their hands. These contacts, which may have not had the time to connect in the past, due to heavy workloads and being in back-to-back meetings, will now be open to new opportunities.”
Members need to register via the website or download the app for free. Membership is £25 a month.