This is a sponsored post on behalf of Buyers Billboard.
Looking to buy a home in London? New website Buyers Billboard turns the arduous process of house hunting on its head, by putting the onus on the seller to find the ideal buyer.
It works like this:
- People interested in buying a house advertise what they are looking for: number of bedrooms, location, garden, price range and so on. Sliding scales are used to indicate if each feature is essential or just a nice-to-have.
- Home owners can search the database for a buyer most likely to be interested in their property.
- The seller then contacts the buyer directly through the site.
You can sign up to Buyers Billboard for free, as either a home owner or buyer. Searching and contacting are also free of charge. The only fee (£150) is paid by the seller if the house is successfully sold. It's up to you if you want to involve estate agents.
The site's founder, David Lomas, got the inspiration for the site following years searching for the right property. “I realised there were lots of people out there who would have been interested in selling their flat to me but had not been through the rigmarole of putting it on the market, however I had limited ways to reach these people. At one point I even tried putting hand written notes through people's doors, but thought there must be a better way.”
Try Buyers Billboard for yourself.