Today we’d like to introduce you to Gladys Jones.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Gladys. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there. I decided to create a platform where buyers and sellers could connect directly. The idea came from seeing the need for people to connect on a more personal level when making such a big transaction. For example, my dad was trying to sell a house in a small town and he thought perhaps someone in a big city would like to buy it and turn it into a Bed & Breakfast. He was struggling to reach the right people and share his ideas. With Match Property Direct, he could reach people from all over the world as is it not limited to any city, state, or country.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you? Since this is an online business, the main struggle was getting it built! We had to make sure the site would be welcoming, user-friendly, clear and useful. Another struggle was getting the word out! We are equipped to have listing from all over the world so we are working out to reach major cities, small villages, islands, etc.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Match Property Direct – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others. Match Property Direct is a self-service platform that emphasizes on the ability for the sellers to communicate the personal story of the property they are selling. Since many of the real estate platforms available today lack the one-on-one relationship building between the seller and the buyer, Match Property Direct allows them to connect on a deeper, more intimate level with properties being sold all over the world and in their language of choice. The platform only costs $59 a month for sellers and is completely free for buyers to search properties. Because there is no middleman, there are no commission fees for the seller. Although the buyers and sellers are communicating and negotiating the deal without the help of a real estate agent, there are attorneys available to help finalize the transactions. When the time for closing comes, the buyer and seller decide how to divide and pay the closing attorneys, again giving more control to the parties at hand. Once a property is sold, the seller has the opportunity to immediately remove their listing, or have Ebie the Sold Dog posted on the listing.
So, what’s next? Any big plans? We are excited about reaching people in different countries! We already have an island from Canada listed on the site and we have been getting attention from other countries as well. Since our goal is to create an international community where buyers and sellers can connect, this is exciting to us! Animals are also important to Match Property Direct and they proudly donate 1% of their net profits to an animal shelter. We look forward to supporting several animal shelters.