Bristol, UK-based online estate agency Urpad.online has expanded into Director Andrew Dillion’s Welsh home-town of Caerphilly.
Marketing their offering as a cheaper way for buyers and sellers to get their listings on the major websites, Urpad.online founders combine 30 years of knowledge and experience in the property market.
All friends, Andrew Dillon, Daniel Murphy, Gian Luigi and Gareth Jenkins hope to expand Urpad.online across Wales from the initial sothern base.
"We have woven our expertise into the fabric of this website to offer private Landlords and Vendors a simple and effective way of selling or renting their properties at fees far below those of industry standards," says Dillon, who is the company's director.
"We help you all the way with your potential purchasers or tenants, and to therefore make huge savings by cutting out the large fees normally associated with regular high street Estate and Lettings Agents."
Users aren't tied to a contract either.
The company does its best by customers without falling foul of the bigwigs in the UK market by displaying properties nationwide on at least three of the major property portals including Rightmove, Zoopla and Prime Location.
The idea, the company says is to enable property owners to potentially reach thousands of prospective tenants and buyers without the need to employ the services of regular 'high street' or bricks and mortar agents.
"Yes, Estate and Lettings Agents have the local knowledge and experience, but so do you," the company enthuses on its site. "Who better to sell or rent a property than the owner of that property?"
The Welsh franchise is being rolled out by Dillon and Daniel Murphy with thee Caerphilly shop the first in Wales.
“I am delighted to bring the urpad brand to my home town of Caerphilly, the franchise has already enjoyed great success in Bristol by bringing a new approach to the property market," Dillon told the Caerphilly Observer.
As part of the company’s offering, a homeowner can sell their property with urpad’s fees starting from £299. Landlords can also let their properties with urpad with fees from £119.
As a regular 'high street agent' urbpad says it does everything you would normally expect it to such as visiting a property to confirm the details are correct and answering any questions. The company will arrange the viewings for prospective tenants and buyers and handle all the sale or rental negotiations.
However users with urpad, users save costs by creating their own property profile, uploading their details online and showing prospective purchasers and tenants around their property themselves.
"Rather than hiding away up in the cloud, you can actually find us on the high street," Dillon says.
"We currently have three offices - two in Bristol and one in London - although we plan to open more offices over the coming months."