Another day, another free-to-list online service launches for those wanting to sell property without using an estate agent. But will it fare any better than its many unsuccessful predecessors?
www.proquo.co.uk currently has overseas properties on sale as well as cars, boats and other high-value items.
Company spokesman Scott Smith says: “After a sale fell through on our own property due to the agent’s lack of due diligence towards prospect buyers, despite using one of the biggest names in estate agents [sic], we decided to create a platform where people can create their own adverts and deal with enquiries themselves.” Smith says he hopes to keep the site free-to-use in the future.
The contact details on the website reveal that ProQuo is in fact part of Stellar Homes, an East Sussex building firm based at Bexhill-on-Sea. Stellar describes itself as “an established building firm with over 22 years experience within the building industry covering both domestic and commercial projects” ranging from installing bathrooms to luxury refurbishments.
Scott Smith claims the ProQuo service allows sellers not only to list the sales price of a home but also to set out other selling options, such as part exchange and other options which “will encourage trade and opens a world of business opportunities”.