New venture aims to make buying and selling homes easier and cheaper

After securing funding from Angel Investment Network, Wirral entrepreneur Dan Thomas has launched Match My House which offers an alternative way to buy and sell houses. Tony McDonough reports

Dan Thomas
Wirral entrepreneur Dan Thomas, founder of Match My House

 

Wirral entrepreneur Dan Thomas has launched his new digital venture offering an alternative way for people to buy and sell houses.

Dan secured investment from Angel Investment Network to develop the idea for Match My House after he and his wife became frustrated at what they saw as a poor level of service offered by some estate agents.

He said: “My wife and I have moved home four times in the past 10 years and each time we found ourselves having similar frustrating experiences from the service provided by estate agents.

“Don’t get me wrong, there are agents offering a good service, though unfortunately this was a rare occurrence in our experience.”

Marketplace platform

Now live, Match My House is an alternative way to buy and sell a home, whether or not you are using an estate agent. It’s a marketplace platform that, according to Dan, gives sellers and buyers the tools and full control in buying and selling their home.

He added: “The easiest way to explain Match My House is to think of a dating site, such as Match.com, but for houses. Buyers and sellers create their own profiles, publish their own properties, and can sell their home for as little as £30.

“One of the issues we wanted to remove is the limited office hours communication and having to communicate through third parties.”

Connection requests

Match My House allows users to make connection requests, and once connected communicate through the platform 24/7, ask questions, arrange viewings, and even place bids.

Dan also wanted Match My House to offer sellers the opportunity to proactively find buyers themselves, and not wait for someone to approach the agent, or trust the agent to be proactive on your behalf.

Having lived on the Wirral most of his life Dan is extremely excited to give Wirral residents the first use of Match My House,  saying: “Our mission is to reduce the cost, remove the stress caused by third parties, and bring the fun and excitement back into moving home.”

Match My House will be providing the first 50 users with a free sign-up, and also entry into a Gusto Restaurant prize draw to win £100. Click here to register.

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