My Backyard is aiming to create a new environment to allow anyone to upload property listings via YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, or Instagram by taking a photo or video with their smartphone and connecting with tenants/buyers on the platform, due to launch in Spring 2018.
The concept of My Backyard (MB) is simple: take one user (tenant/buyer), one provider (landlord/vendor/agent) and connect. We aim to connect all property providers (lettings/sales) with users on one platform. Whether you want short or long-term accommodation, a house share/house let, to buy a flat or mansion, users will be able to find their property type and providers, prospective tenants/buyers.
We will aim to provide property searches in real-time, 24/7, simplified through an online platform/app allowing users and providers to find each other through 3 steps:
- Click – Log in
- Follow – Type in postcode & follow
- Connect – Start messaging or posting
MB aims to take away the frustration felt by users and providers who have experienced the disappointment of being gazumped, overcharged for ‘admin fees’, hassle of waiting on repairs, loss of deposit, or affected by disruption due to poor communication. We are designing a platform to provide the following benefits:
- Faster turnaround times
- Reduced rental income lost to voids
- Reduced costs in admin fees
- Greater sharing of local knowledge & opportunities to rent & buy properties
- Greater customer experience & opportunities for feedback
Our Landing Page is live and is receiving good responses from key stakeholders, indicating we will achieve early adopters to the platform before our 2018 Spring launch.