Privately owned online letting agent OpenRent has reported a record start to 2013. The site which brings together landlords and tenants saw 650 new properties listed in January alone helping take the number of landlords using their low cost, technology driven service to well over 2,000 since launching last year. With January also seeing over 11,000 viewings booked through the OpenRent system it’s clear to see the appeal to landlords and tenants alike.
Co-founder Adam Hyslop commented: "With landlords and tenants keen to reduce the costs associated with letting and renting, our easy to use offering with straightforward pricing is clearly meeting a need. With OpenRent currently providing landlords with a free listing, there has never been a better time to try our service."
Following the great start to 2013, OpenRent have also appointed former Digital Property Group Marketing Director, Sheraz Dar, to the board. Dar, who led the FindaProperty and PrimeLocation brands, joins as a Non-Executive Director in February.
While with Digital Property Group Dar oversaw the launch of the award-winning FindaProperty rapping campaign, which resulted in record online traffic for the brand and great social media exposure.
Dar has 18 years experience in the Marketing field with a number of brands across FMCG, Digital & Telecomms. His background has included Britvic/Pepsi, Orange and Cadbury’s.
Commenting on the appointment Hyslop said: "Sheraz has a great track record within both the Marketing and Property spaces and we’re naturally delighted he has joined us to help develop and grow the business."