Eighty-percent of professionals consider networking important and valuable to career and business success, yet nearly 40% struggle stay in touch with and grow their network, either because they don’t have the time (49%) or because they are unsure how to connect or re-connect. This problem is particularly acute in the fragmented and overcrowded property sector, particularly for those new to the industry – until now. The Landsite, a new online hub created for property professionals to facilitate property development, is clearing a path through the clutter to connect all corners of the professional property market, removing the barriers to building networks, knowledge, skills – and property.
With a third of professionals in the UK relying on digital networking to build their business connections and the latest research from LinkedIn revealing that 35% of users reported a casual online conversation or message led to new business deals or a new business partnership, The Landsite provides the perfect hassle-free single-source digital route to market for savvy property businesses. Over 350 property and professional service firms are now registered and active on the portal, with over 2,000 commercial properties and land opportunities listed for sale.
CEO and founder of The Landsite, Ramsey Assal, explains: “With over 1110,000 property businesses operating in the UK, and half a million employees, trying to identify development partners, secure funding, get expert advice or discover the latest products is time-consuming and overwhelming.
“After three decades working in property development and investment, and witnessing the growing shift in digital communications, I saw an opportunity to pioneer a credible professional property online supermarket, where investors, developers and agents could easily access and browse and shop the data, services, products, solutions, finance and advice, all tailored to their needs, and all at their fingertips.”
Following a comprehensive research phase to get under the skin of what land agents and property professionals really need in order to connect with clients and to facilitate property deals, The Landsite is a first-of-its-kind functional and intuitive online marketplace, where a rapidly-growing community of landlords, landowners, investors, developers, agents, and other property professionals can rent, sell or buy land or commercial property, promote their services and solutions to engaged prospective clients. In addition, users can browse job vacancies, industry events and training courses, and source information and data, from one central resource that’s always open for business.
Individuals and businesses can join the likes of Knight Frank, Barratt London, Strettons and Turley, by creating a profile on The Landsite to start sharing news, seeking expertise, promoting services and job opportunities, as well as browsing or posting land and commercial property particulars. It is free to register and there are upgrade options, starting from £250 for three months, for those wishing to promote and advertise additional content. The site is available on desktop and mobile devices and with new features to be added over the coming months, it is an exciting time to join this growing proptech platform and discover the easier and smarter way to networking.