Another day, another website for online property sales - but this site does not describe itself as an estate agent and is instead for direct sales by owners to buyers.
Sellers Meet Buyers - which has the startling claim “Over 12,000+ Buyers Online Now” on its home page - launched to the public just three months ago, yet carries a testimonial from an unnamed female, pictured on the site, who is quoted as saying “I am now on my fifth purchase using SMB...”
The site says there are three phases for sellers - firstly to create their own advertisement, secondly for it to be approved by the Sellers Meet Buyers team, and thirdly “instantly start dealing with property buyers in your area.”
A paragraph on the site reads: “Other alternative companies advertising to sell your home quickly are estate agents, that basically list your property on the likes of Rightmove and Zoopla for an upfront fee, or a back end commission when your property sells. Neither of the above are what we offer you. We are going to show you a way to sell your house online, quickly and for free AND negotiate your own asking price with a genuine buyer!”
Spokesman David Sessford says “this completely cuts out the need for an estate agent."
An indication of the nature of the site might be seen from another service owned and managed by Sessford - topcashoffer.co.uk - which he says “is aimed at homeowners looking to sell for cash, and keener for a quicker sale.”