Businesses helping you buy or sell a home

It’s part two of our PHA Proptech series and as we move around our property board, we begin to look at the stand out businesses innovating the industry and making it easier to buy a property in the UK.

From online platforms that help potential buyers determine what they can afford compared to other buyers looking in the area, to a startup that guarantees to sell your property in 90 days, or they’ll provide the funds to make the homeowner’s next purchase interest-free.

Here are our six favourite Proptech startups supporting the property buying process.


In less than a decade, Emoov has sold over £5bn worth of property and in the process saved sellers over £30m in fees. Emoov are the online estate agents who are ready to guide you through the whole process, whether that’s the initial valuation to arranging viewings or exchanging contracts.

With no commission costs and just one flat fee that comes in at under £1000, your package includes professional adverts that reach over 10 million buyers from major portals such as Rightmove and Zoopla. Emoov will help get you the best price for your property.

But don’t just take our word for it, they’ve been voted the UK’s No 1 Hybrid Estate Agent for customer service, three years in a row.


Did you know that a third of home sales fall through? And if that wasn’t bad enough the one which does complete, takes on average an excruciating 19 weeks to get there? Settled are trying to make this a thing of the past.

You should think of Settled as your own personal expert guide every step of the way, from sending a professional photographer to listing your property on sites such as Rightmove and Zoopla. Think personal planner for your property purchasing.


In just three simple steps innovative startup Nested give you the power to move when you want to. The process begins with their agents using local data to give you an accurate valuation whilst finding the right buyer for your home.

Step 2 is where the fun really begins, Nested allows you to house hunt chain free, giving you access to a cash advance meaning you’re in a powerful position to negotiate a better price for your new home.

So far in their short business career, Nested has helped 400 people move home, where many of the customers were made chain-free thanks to their advance offering.

We’re tipping 2020 to be a breakthrough year for Nested, so if you’re looking to move properties soon, make sure to check them out!


A property tech platform that scores buyers based on their ‘buying position’ and provides better data to agents, sellers as well as the buyers themselves.

Hipla services third party estate agents who can access the data and draw their own conclusions about a buyers purchasing position, whilst allowing the buyer to see for themselves firsthand how their ‘buying position’, compares to other buyers looking in the same area.

Hipla are also on hand to offer free advice and help on how buyers can position themselves better to make sure they get on an agent’s ‘hot’ lists. So, when a dream home does come available, buyers can be ready to move fast and have more chance of their offer being accepted.


A tech real estate firm that focuses on making sure real estate professionals stay ahead of the game.

REalyse pronounced as ‘realise’ specialise in providing enterprise businesses with smart, reliable and accurate data, so it becomes faster, easier and more efficient for UK residential property professionals to determine where, when and what to build.

Invite Agents

A new online platform who has made it their mission to not only find you the right estate agent to sell your home, but they’ll do it completely free of charge.

Simply enter a few brief details about you and your home, if there are any specific estate agents, you’d like a quote from and what factors are most important to you you can state from the offset.

Invite Agents will then set to work and contact each of your local agents to request a personalised fee quotation, and once all the quotes have been received, you’ll be able to compare all the variants you need such as agent fees, property valuations and even Trust Pilot scores if you require.

Invite Agents who are currently crowdfunding are hoping to innovate the industry and make it a more transparent place to be.

Tune in next week to find out our next unveil on the PHA property board. If you would like to find out more about how public relations could elevate your business to the next level, get in touch today.

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