Thank You proppio Users!
2014 has been a very exciting year for Proppio. Following two years of technical development we launched the full version of the site this summer. The development period included extensive input from the top British builders with companies such as Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon Homes and Miller Homes providing us with in-depth feedback and listing thousands of new build properties. I would personally like to thank them for their time and faith in the proppio concept. We now have one of the widest selections of new build properties in the UK. Thank You proppio Users!
Hitting our Targets
- 10,000 listings
- £2.4 billion worth of property
- Properties in over 10 countries
I would also like to thank all the private property owners that have listed properties with us, we have been amazed at the quality of properties and the effort that many owners have made to create a good quality listing with great pictures and a detailed, accurate description. Some of the extra information you have provided about your properties could only come direct from the owner and provides buyers with an enhanced experience when searching for properties. The word is spreading fast about how buyers, sellers and renters can save money by using Proppio and we now have properties for rent and for sale in more than 10 countries including the UK, Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland, USA, Cape Verde, South Africa and Canada. One of the great things about the proppio concept is that it allows users to find and market properties not just in their own country but to ex-pats and holiday home hunters.
This year was spent putting the basics in place. We have recruited a brilliant tech team who have developed our desk-top version and are now working hard to bring our mobile versions up to the same standard. We have also been conducting research and test marketing to get detailed feedback from users and constantly make improvements. We are particularly grateful to those users who have taken the time to contact us directly and make suggestions. We have been amazed by how supportive property owners have been about the new proppio concept.
Fresh News for 2015
Next year is going to see Proppio moving into the next phase. We have an exciting announcement planned for January, so please look out for our next newsletter for more details. We also have plans for more intensive marketing to spread the word and we will continue to develop and improve technology – adding new features such as more languages.
It is always difficult to establish a company with a ground-breaking approach in a traditionalist industry. We knew from the beginning that building a world-wide property community would be no easy task. 2014 has given us just a glimpse of what is possible and we are now more convinced than ever that the time is right for sellers, buyers and renters to communicate with each other without the interference of an intermediary.
It only remains for me to wish our private users, builders, service partners and collaborators, such as the NHBC, a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the proppio Team.
Proppio CEO – John Candia