Oct 21, 2015

Forget the battle between online-only and high-street agents, it appears there may be a new business model emerging.

A man from Lytham St Annes is using social media and a cash incentive to find a buyer for his own property.

After successfully finding a tenant for his property using the same method, he has decided to take real estate into his own hands after receiving little interest when the property was listed on the market for 4 months with an estate agent.

Those who share the post could win a cash incentive of £1,000, if it is passed on to someone who then goes on to purchase the property.

Along with pictures of the property, the post read:

“Okay! So after the huge success of putting my apartment up for rent on Facebook, I have decided to see if anyone wants to buy my Lovely house!  If you share this status and I sell the house (from your share) I will pay you £1000! It’s 2 bedroom, located on Headroomgate Road in St Annes! It is one of the oldest property’s in the area with so much character throughout! It’s Stunning! Garage & large garden included! Brand new extension, bathroom, kitchen, Central heating & Double glazed! £60,000 renovation done! Planning permission granted for further extensions! Have a look at the photos! And to arrange a viewing call or text Josh 07527765102. Offers around £195,000. With 10% deposit, expect mortgage payments to be around the £875 mark!”

A little extreme, but the post currently has over 80,000 shares. Watch out agents!

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