Yet another anti-estate agency website has set up – House Hop.
“List your home online and reach over 3 million buyers each month” seems a fairly bold claim, though, given that the figure is over three times the number of transactions in a year.
However, as it is free and sellers “will never have to pay estate agents’ fees again”, no doubt users will not quibble.
So, how does House Hop make its money? (Enough, apparently, to enable it to donate 10% of its profits to homeless charities, which is of course hard to knock.)
To quote: “The site makes money when users click through to view third party services listed on the site such as HIP providers and solicitors, etc.”
And where to find a HIP provider? Through AHIPP, apparently.
Are you still somewhere out there, Mike Ockenden?