Akshay Ruparelia and his team have had an extremely busy first year for Doorsteps, growing the brand significantly, with great things on the horizon.
In it’s first year, Doorsteps.co.uk, has grown to the 41st largest estate agent in the UK. It’s goal is to be the biggest estate agent in Britain. By combining real agents, best of digital, competitive prices and awesome customer service.
Estate agents are the least trusted professionals. They are seen as offering poor service and high prices. Doorsteps.co.uk. seeks to solve this. Doorsteps use a blend of real-life agents and technology to offer fixed, fair pricing. Delivered in an honest, transparent and hassle free way. A London high street agent will typically charge an average fee of £6,500. Doorsteps charges £199 for selling a property from scratch, equating to customers savings this year of over £700k in fees already.
It is predicted 50% of all UK properties will be sold online by 2020, compared to 4% last year. The online agency market door has been opened by Purple Bricks plc (a 3 year old rival with market cap of £1.1bn on the London Stock Exchange) and others. We believe the time is right for large-scale, national branded estate agency business, facilitated by the internet and its viral effects.We are confident that Doorsteps is perfectly placed to play an important role in this revolution.
Doorsteps is already the 41st largest estate agent in Britain, from 17,000+ estate agents. The number of customers joining has tripled each quarter since Q4 2016, and revenues growing more than 10 fold in 5 months.
Over 80% of current customers have come by word of mouth. Doorsteps founders' now wish to build the UK’s most loved estate agency.
The Crowdcube target is set at £400,000 with over £30,000 already raised in the first 24 hours. For full details and to become an investor please visit the funding page here.