Housetrade.co.uk Welcomes Housing Associations to Sell Properties Online for Free
The online portal – www.housetrade.co.uk – has opened up its free advertising offer to housing associations, also enabling individuals to sell a shared ownership home and benefit from the online estate agency package, cutting costs on traditional agents and generate more enquiries for housing associations and sellers saving time and resources in finding suitable buyers. The portal essentially puts the selling party in control of negotiations and viewings, whilst offering the added estate agency services for those who require them. Wherever a seller saves money, these savings can sometimes be shared with the buyer.
Shared ownership is an increasingly popular means by which to get onto the property ladder and as part of its ongoing strategy to boost the house sales market Housetrade also market newly developed properties that offer shared ownership. The portal can also be used to sell former social housing stock.
The new sister website www.privatehousetrade.co.uk was launched in 2012 specialising in Empty Properties, and Repossessed Houses which are two of the most problematic areas in the UK housing market. In findings highlighted by ‘The Great Property Scandal’ it was estimated that there are currently 1 million empty homes in the UK. As such Privatehousetrade has taken on the mantle of sharing some of the burden in bringing these homes back into use and finding buyers for those looking to sell.
Housetrade and Privatehousetrade enable buyers and sellers to negotiate directly, also offering online estate agency services greatly reducing the costs associated with using a traditional estate agent. The portals provide step by step guides to buying and selling, as well as looking at other routes to market including shared ownership and auctions. Online Auctions are facilitated through both portals - For those that are looking for another solution to achieving the best price for their property.