The House Shop, is fast becoming an innovative game-changer of the online property market. Launched just last year, the pioneering online portal quick
The House Shop, is fast becoming an innovative game-changer of the online property market. Launched just last year, the pioneering online portal quickly gaining a great reputation for their free property listing services for individuals and agents alike, providing the instant access to hundreds of thousands of UK estate and letting agents’ properties online. The easy-to-use portal has a sleek yet friendly image, gaining numerous accolades and features in the national press. The House Shop has also developed a specialist focus for those that require adapted properties. In The News are delighted to chat with the House Shop’s founder, Nick Marr, who shares his insightful and expert knowledge on the ever-changing and competitive world of the online property market.
What Advice Do You Have For Those Looking To Get On To The Property Ladder?
“Making your first steps onto the property ladder can seem near impossible when you are constantly bombarded with news of sky-high house prices, especially if you’re looking to buy in London or one of the UK’s major cities. However, just because you can’t buy your dream home right now, doesn’t mean you can’t take your first steps onto the ladder”.
Have You Any Tips On How To Achieve This?
“Think outside the box and consider looking in less popular areas where prices are more affordable. Perhaps you could invest in a Buy To Let property in a cheaper location. It may not be the home that you actually live in, but it could be a nice little side earner and put you in a stronger position when you do come to buy your own home”.
What Sets Your Brand, The House Shop Apart?
“Our inclusive approach to all-things-property certainly sets us apart from our competitors. Unlike estate agents or property portals, TheHouseShop.com is the UK’s property classifieds site, giving us much more flexibility in how we work with our clients and partners. We work with all stakeholders in the industry, from buyers and sellers, to estate agents and service providers, so we can offer a truly rounded one-stop-shop for all types of property”.
How Important Are The Current Government Initiatives In Home Ownership To Your Business?
“One key part of the recent Government legislation that effects our business and our clients are the recent changes to Buy To Let tax relief and increased Stamp Duty on second homes. Landlords are feeling increasingly under pressure from these regulations, and more and more landlords are looking for ways to save money when renting their properties. The number of private landlords (i.e. those not using the services of an estate agent) is increasing, and we aim to help private landlords advertise their rental properties and find the best possible tenants for free”.
To place a free listing or to test their free, instant valuation tool, head to The House Shop for all your property search needs.