Estate agency websites design firm Property Webmasters has been given a cash injection to help it expand internationally.
Net Ventures has invested an undisclosed sum in the Hartlepool-based software development and digital marketing company that’s used by Christies, Coldwell Banker, Sotheby’s and Century21.
The investment will also provide the growth capital Property Webmasters needs to develop new products.
The estate agency websites firm, which launched in 2007, has already seen a continued rise in demand for its website building and marketing services from real estate agents around the world and has built sites in countries including Spain, Thailand and Dubai.
It’s now in the process of developing its new ‘website as a service’ which it aims to launch within the next few weeks – a fully managed and supported website solution available for a monthly fee.
The firm is also looking to expand its offer in mainland Europe, Asia and the US.
The partnership has already led to the appointment of Matthew Campbell as commercial director, who brings extensive industry experience and a long history of business growth successes, says Jamie Arthur, Property Webmasters’ founder and CEO (pictured above, centre).
“The hard work starts now as we roll out our website as a service product offering and focus on further strengthening our team,” he adds. “This really is just the beginning.”
Last November, Arthur launched his property portal for upmarket agents, Propuno, based on a revenue-share model, to take on platforms such as PrimeLocation.