Offr, the prop-tech platform empowering traditional real estate agents and buyers by digitising home sales, residential lettings, commercial sales and leases, today announced their appointment of Peter Everett as their new Head of Agency in the UK. The announcement comes following the company’s recent £2.7M funding announcement, led by Barclays last month.
Peter will be responsible for growing the business in the UK for Offr as well as managing ongoing relationships to ensure that Offr continues to deliver an optimal experience to their customers.2020 has been a landmark year for Offr.
New users have been growing at a rate of 43% per month since January, while the total increase of new accounts per month from January to July is 560%. Meanwhile, more than one thousand new user accounts have been created since March.
Offr also conducted the world’s first digital property transaction in March during the pandemic outbreak. The property attracted 29 bids and sold to the highest bidder at 61% over the reserve price.
Peter brings over 38 years of senior experience in the estate agent industry with him from various and diverse operational and strategic roles. Peter brings the experience of having overseen tens of thousands of property sales worth well in excess of £10billion.
Prior to joining Offr, Peter was the Head of Sales (County) for Hamptons International and sat on the Executive Board. He had direct responsibility for 50 residential sales offices and was also instrumental in 2 key acquisitions.
He was the former General Manager at CFP Software, a company that develops market leading property management software to support letting agencies in the UK.
Peter spent the first 25 years of his career at GA Property Services/Your Move where he became the company’s youngest manager at 22 years old.
Speaking on his new role, Peter said:
“When the founders at Offr first approached me and demonstrated the system, I could immediately see that it had been designed by agents for agents to help them maximise productivity within their business.”
“It also offers transparency for buyers and sellers and turns a broken, time consuming analogue process into a slick, transparent digital experience for all parties. There is a quicker, more transparent and less painful way for property transactions to be conducted and the Offr platform has proved that with the world’s first digital property transaction in March and more since.”
Offr raised £2.7M (€3M) in seed funding led by Barclays which was announced in August in order to aid with its rapid international expansion in the UK & Australia.
The platform launched just 11 months ago with the mission to enable people to buy, sell, lease or rent a property with one-click. Offr enables fast, digital property transactions, from offer to exchange, on any device, at any time, and from anywhere in the world.
It digitises over 85% of the process of buying and selling property for agents and their customers. Up until now, property transactions have largely been restricted and confined domestically, with no easy, fast, and secure way of buying properties cross-border available.
Offr is changing this by making international trading of property possible for buyers online, using traditional real estate agents.
Peter will work alongside CEO and Founder Robert Hoban, CCO and Founder Philip Farrell and CTO and Founder Niall Dawson in the coming months to accelerate international expansion, bringing trust, transparency and speed to buyers and property agents in the £417 billion UK annual real estate market.
Offr enables fast, digital property transactions for traditional real estate agents and buyers, from offer to exchange, on any device, at any time, and from anywhere in the world.
Launched in September 2019, Offr is digitising the 10 million+ offers that are submitted manually and verbally to buy, rent and lease property in the UK, Australia and Ireland every year.
A smart, real-time technology that sits embedded on a commercial or residential agent’s website, Offr allows people to submit secure, recorded offers to buy or rent property from their mobile device, 24/7, from anywhere in the world. Photo ID and Proof-of-Funds ensure that agents receive offers from genuine, qualified buyers.
Offr recently completed a €3 million funding round led by Barclays, which they plan to use to expand their business to the UK and Australia.
For further information about Offr, please visit www.offr.io