Zoopla Introduces New Service for Users
Zoopla has introduced a new service to its website, which connects its users to property-related professionals and tradespeople.
Zoopla has partnered with Plentific for the venture, a property site that Zoopla provides property listings for.
The Find a Pro service, available on Zoopla and PrimeLocation, will provide access to a network of over 35,000 tradespeople and professionals in sectors including surveyors, architects, electricians, locksmiths and gardeners.
The businesses have a platform to attract new customers, with the ability to showcase their staff, past projects, consumer ratings and reviews, and associated memberships and accreditations.
Basic membership to Find a Pro is free, but Plentific charges the companies a commission once a job is completed, with the progress of jobs being tracked.
Clients can also review any businesses they use on the sites.
Additionally, Find a Pro offers a premium membership, available at a monthly fee.
Former investment bankers and property developers, Cem Savas and Emre Kazan, launched Plentific last year, aiming for a property portal with a difference.
Alongside property listings, Plentific enables users to calculate travel time from the home to places of work, likely mortgage requirements and costs, and contact an agent.
Users can also access mortgage and legal advice, and property coaches. The site makes its money when users sign up to any of these services.