Online agency Settled has been described by a major national newspaper as having “halved the time it takes to sell a house.”
The agency - which earlier this year announced it is looking for an additional £1m in investment from funds or venture companies - launched only last year.
Now The Sunday Times, in a piece on the leading female entrepreneurs aged 35 or under, has included the agency’s chief executive, Gemma Young, as one of the country’s leading business women.
“Having worked as an estate agent and at Google, Young combined her knowledge of properties and tech to launch Settled last year. The aim: to make buying and selling a home far easier - by digitising it.
“Backed by investors from Google, Spark Ventures, Coca-Cola and Sky, Settled has facilited more than £40m of property sales and halved the time it takes to sell a house.”
Earlier this year Young said: “Our team and the tools we’ve created provide around the clock support, empowering individuals within a process that’s historically been characterised by middlemen, Chinese walls and breaks in communication. Settled does the opposite of traditional or hybrid models, encouraging real connections between buyers and sellers and addressing the complete end-to-end journey.”