A fledgling free-to-list residential and commercial property portal says it has secured 20,000 listings in the UK including 11,400 homes for sale and rent over the past five weeks.
The London-based portal has revealed a clutch of signings by well-known estate agents including Balgores Property Group, Carter Jonas, hybrid agency easyProperty, online-only agency Open House and The Mayfair Office. The rest of the approximately 150 agents featured on its website are small and medium-size independents.
Residential People’s aim is to become a global property portal and it has 100,000 commercial and residential property listings including those from its UK operation.
Its other sites are in South Africa and the UAE and the company has plans to open listings in China, India and Nigeria.
“Agents are starting to take note of our unique, global proposition which is aimed at disrupting the market and going against the status quo of the traditional property portal model,” says Christopher May, a co-director of Residential People (left).
“The hard work has just begun but we are overjoyed with the positive response from agents so far.
“Most of the agents that have contacted us see us as a valuable addition to their online presence and we are honoured that they can see the value we are adding to the industry.”
Before establishing Residential People, and its sister site Commercial People, May was a director of a Knightsbridge-based company helping finance property purchases for wealthy clients called BlueSky Capital Solutions, which voluntarily ceased trading last year.