With the buy-to-let sector now thought to be valued at £1 trillion and showing little sign of slowing down, now seems to be a great time to take advantage of the buoyancy of the market.
As estate agents, landlords and developers look to capitalize on the perceived market gains, the release of dedicated investment property portal Buy2Let.com today seems to be perfectly timed.
The new portal, thought to be the first of its kind, will be populated with thousands of different property investment listings, each generated from some of the most well-known agents in the industry. These include full-service agents Leaders, Northwood Uk network and East London providers Stirling Ackroyd.
In addition, the portals exclusive partner Bamboo Auctions will be able to offer instant, chain-free purchase opportunities, alongside offering live auctions of investment property.
As a result of spiralling buy-to-let volumes and in light of the new pension reforms, now seems to be the optimum time for agents to entice buy-to-let investors. These could be either first-time or seasoned investors, or those looking to cash in their pension funds.
New investment portal launches
Founder of Buy2Let.com, Martin Wilkinson, said that the portal is, ‘designed to be the perfect marketing partner for agents to reach investors directly and encouragingly, it seems our panel of forward-thinking early adopters already recognise us as such.’ He continued by saying that, ‘we appreciate that some agents and developers simply don’t have the time to dedicate to the investment market and we know that the current property portals simply do not cut it when it comes to marketing to investors-they are designed to sell solely to the owner-occupier market.’
Wilkinson went on to say that, ‘alternatively, Buy2Let.com provides the crucial pieces of information that investors need to make a purchasing decision – uniquely, the portal allows them to search for and identify opportunities by annual rental yield, as well as categorising each listing as vacant, instant rental – or tenanted, and HMOs. No other portal offers this level of insight or comparison, because they are not intended for the buy-to-let property investment market.’
Concluding, he pledged that, ‘we are confident that our portal will prove to be a vital resource, both to agents and investors, especially at a time when the market is thriving. We will continue to work with estate agents, developers, and corporate landlords, to source and list genuine buy-to-let investment properties, providing selling agents with an unrivalled direct marketing outlet, and investors with a dedicated resource of property investments and analysis of the market.’