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Group Chairman, The World Property Network, www.twpn.com and
What is The World Property Network (TWPN)?
www.twpn.com is a new online international property portal already offering over 350,000 worldwide properties for sale from over 900 agents and is growing on a daily basis.
The TWPN site operates in 70 different languages and 32 different currencies. The portal offers a dynamic and user friendly experience and advanced mapping systems for both the public and the property industry.
THE TWPN GROUP FZ LLC now owns and operates The World Property Network (TWPN) and www.twpn.com.
What gave you the idea for The World Property Network?
As an ex BA Long-haul Captain, I have flown round the world 530 times during my career and spent over two and a half years in the air. During this time I have spent significant time with many property professionals and investors and been involved in many business ventures and successful companies worldwide.
As a result, I was inspired to create the ultimate property search tool for global property trading, driven by my own and others experiences of trading in overseas property.
I founded The World Property Network concept after identifying the profound frustration experienced by both the property industry and the buying public when searching for international property.
What is unique about The World Property Network?
TWPN.TV has recently partnered with the UK based PropertyTV on Sky channel 238 to create regular 20-minute shows that showcase client agents’ properties, becoming the first and only property portal in the UK to offer national TV coverage for agents. We intend to grow the property and TV presence globally.
With the advent of Smart Mobile, Tablet and Catch Up /On Demand technology, we believe TV exposure is ‘a must’ for all forward thinking Estate Agents and Property Developers in the current, fast changing global property market.
The pioneering launch of TWPN TV, has enabled the business to help property industry professionals access television, which until now has been prohibitive due to the historic cost of broadcasting on television at a national level.
We hope to lead the way in making TV accessible and ‘the norm’ for agents to showcase their properties.
What else does TWPN offer agents?
We have also recently launched TWPN ‘Lite’, a unique white labelling website proposition. TWPN is now able to offer property developers and estate agents their own branded site, hosted by TWPN and using TWPN technology that they have already created.
The sites created for agents will benefit from the on-going development of the TWPN software as new features and functionality are added, and provide functionality not normally available to agents who develop their own sites.
All white label customers will be automatically entitled to list their properties on TWPN for no extra charge.
Our property search functionality is among the most highly developed of any property portal, and allow people searching TWPN to conduct very specific and sophisticated searches into the type and location of their desired property.
Why should property developers and estate agents list with The World Property Network?
Home grown property portals have a proven domestic track record but not international reach. These portals are also not seeing the volume of enquiries from UK buyers that they enjoyed pre-Brexit.
Additionally, overseas buyers are increasingly looking to invest in the UK but can’t find the properties.
Now with over 60% on London property ownership in the hands of foreign investors, property developers and estate agencies simply cannot ignore this fact, and they need to cast their nets to a wider international audience to attract these buyers.
This trend also applies to the majority of major cities around the world. Safe, secure central city property investments.
Agents have a fantastic opportunity to capture this international market, which many are currently overlooking.
TWPN can offer agents this opportunity to capture an entirely new market.
What does the rest of this year hold for TWPN?
We are on the brink of some very big joint ventures at home and overseas – watch this space!
What’s your property prediction for the rest of 2017?
I believe, we are going to see increased overseas investment in the UK, particularly in London. With the British pound now worth significantly less against many leading currencies following Brexit, investors are realising they can get more bang for their buck in the UK.