Former Jefferies City property analyst Anthony Codling’s new online business has gone live offering the public a way to avoid ‘snake’ property portals and more efficiently scale the property ladder.
Twindig has been in gestation for months and originally launched to the industry in March, just before the Covid crisis.
It enables home owners and landlords to digitally own their properties, provide information for future buyers and renters and also store all their documentation such as EPCs and planning approvals in one place, and can be best described as a property passport-style public listing service.
Ben Fraser, Fraser and Wheeler Estate Agents in Exeter, says: Twindig gives everyone a voice, helping you start a conversation, ask questions, gain insight and knowledge; all of which will make selling your home and finding a new one more “ladder” and less “snake”.
Codling says Twindig has the potential to weaken the power of the portals by putting digital ‘home ownership’ in people’s hands rather than Rightmove’s or Zoopla’s, and at the same time help agents too.
Track and connect
Sales and lettings agents will be able to track and connect to every property they have ever sold or are currently selling or letting, get to known potential vendors and use it to find out more about a property.
“Our mission is to work collaboratively as a community to connect all the different parties that make up the property market,” says Codling.
“Buyers and sellers, and all the businesses who support them, from estate agents to house builders to solicitors and beyond.
“Twindig offers everyone the chance to really know the home they want to buy and to whom they are selling before embarking on a process whose historic objective was price and not value.”
He also says the service is designed to enable buyers to approach home owners and make them offers even if their homes are not on the market.