Rightmove sees a veteran go as former senior management figure leaves to start a new endeavor. The now ex-employee of both Rightmove and online real estate agency Doorsteps, is developing his own holiday property listing service and is turning to crowdfunding to help raise his goal of over £75,000.
The former head of overseas at Rightmove, Shameem Golamy, went on to become a member of the management team at Doorsteps, the online estate agency led by 20 year old Akshay Ruparella.
However, he has now left the agency and has appeared on the crowdfunding site Seedrs as the man behind Holiday Online, an online vacation property listings service that he calls “a simple solution for rural and coastal hosts”.
He says in the pitch for the very specific sum of £75,002 investment: “Our mission is to capture the Holiday Listings Market in Coastal and Rural regions around the UK. We acquire private holiday lets from owners of single and multiple properties and market them online in return for a commission on bookings.
“We don’t compete with Airbnb (they are one of our partners). Instead, our aim is to attract the properties they do not have, create the property listings ourselves and put them onto their site and others such as Booking.com.”
He says he will offer “a hyperlocal approach to target owners” using a series of localised brands.
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