UcaDO – the UK’s first ever free-to-list, peer-to-peer property app – has been launched on the App Store.
It was founded by Will Crossley-Tinney, who has worked in many of the UK’s leading national and international estate agencies for more than two decades, to try and eradicate the pitfalls typically associated with estate agency.
“With huge demand, a lack of supply, and growing mistrust, the UK property market is currently crumbling under the pressure,” Crossley-Tinney said. “We want to provide people with another way. UcaDO allows you to gain control of your own transaction, saving you time and making the process entirely transparent.”
Designed and created by a team with industry knowledge of property and tech, UcaDO claims it has all the essential tools and services needed before, during and after a transaction, with users able to find all the local companies they need and ‘take total control of their listing, sale or rental without having to hand over a single penny to an agent, portal or hybrid’.
UcaDO says times have changed, with instructing an agent to sell or let a property now no longer seen as the only way of getting a property to market. Advances in tech (which has led to more than 5 billion people globally now owning a smartphone) have led to marketplace economies evolving, the startup claims, with peer-to-peer transactions witnessing exponential growth.
“From selling and buying on eBay to booking a holiday home or an overnight stay through Airbnb, to sending money to a friend via banking apps, cutting out the “middle-man” and doing it yourself has become the new way,” UcaDO said.
It claims that listing a property on the app can be completed in as little as three minutes, with potential buyers or renters able to message directly, book viewings and even make offers (which can be accepted or declined in a single tap) through the app.
UcaDO also provides step-by-step guides to help users through the sales or rental process.
“Every service, known as Trusted Solution Providers (TSPs for short), you need is at your fingertips within the app, with over 53 categories and three highly rated and reviewed companies/trades and professionals - each within your area,” UcaDO continued. “It’s also packed with TSPs to help you with everyday ‘home’ life, from childcare to plumbing and interior designers to hot tub providers - it’s all in one convenient and easy to use marketplace!”