Rightmove’s former head of overseas Shameem Golamy has launched Properstar, a new online property portal showcasing property in the UK to international buyers.
Golamy says Properstar offers agents the ability to upload listings on major portals in over 50 countries worldwide including Russia and China, “connecting them with almost 1 million overseas buyers in just a few clicks”.
For a charge of £100 per month, he says, agents can list as many adverts on Properstar as they want. Each listing can simultaneously be published on property portals worldwide.
In a joint venture, Properstar’s parent company ListGlobally takes care of translation with linguistic researchers who have worked for several years to create a tool capable of translating property listings into 16 different languages.
“Our translation team, based in Paris and headed up by Denise Esteves Zorbaz works on a continuous basis to keep on improving the translation system,” Golamy says.
“We take care of the translation, provide you with access to reports and importantly, give you complete control of where and when you publish your property listings.
“What’s more, you won’t be tied into any lengthy contracts,” he adds.
Golamy says he was brought up on the principle that you can’t go wrong with bricks and mortar, with property largely the bedrock of his key accomplishments.
“From property investment in the noughties to leading the international team at Rightmove in the early 2010s and now co-founding my own portal, I have enjoyed the experience of the ‘property transaction’ from all sides, both domestic and international,” Golamy says.
“I understand and appreciate the tough demands placed on estate agents in today’s market and am passionate about creating great products, tools and services that enable better interactions between property buyers and sellers.
Golamy adds a new report published by Arcadis shows the UK is now the 9th most attractive market in the world thanks to investment in the Northern Powerhouse & commitment to infrastructure improvements.
“It’s no wonder the Northern Powerhouse is attracting increased interest from international property buyers,” he says.