MIV Catch Up - Settled

Brother and sister team Gemma and Paul Young, co-founders of online property platform Settled, joined us on Twitter for #MIVReveals on Wednesday 25th October 2017.

Having worked for the likes of Google and different real estate companies, Gemma and Paul combined their experience of property and technology and their great passion for empowering consumers (rather than a middleman) and they worked with lots of sellers and buyers to reimagine what property transactions should be like for this generation. Their vision for the future of property is one where finding, financing and selling a home is swift and straightforward; helping us all get Settled more easily.

@settleduk Thanks for joining us today Gemma and Paul Young. Could you explain to us what it is you do? #MIVReveals

@settleduk unites buyers and sellers in the #home transaction journey, giving them the power to interact and make choices. #MIVReveals

In connecting people, we’re helping reduce fall-through rates, strengthen chains and accelerate the #home transaction journey. #MIVReveals

 

@settleduk Can you tell us more about your backgrounds - and what inspired you to set up your #business? #MIVReveals

We both spent time working in Estate Agents in our early careers. This industry intrigued us and we got to see ‘under the hood’ of the model. #MIVReveals

We saw a gap in the #property market for a customer-powered real estate model and launched @settleduk to give people more control. #MIVReveals

 

@settleduk What is unique about your #home selling and buying service? #MIVReveals

#Tech is absolutely at our core and customers experience a service that feels quite different to conventional methods in property. #MIVReveals

With @settleduk, buyers and sellers are connected in a complete experience - every step is transparent, saving them time and money. #MIVReveals

 

@settleduk What have been the biggest challenges of setting up your #business? #MIVReveals

We saw many challenges at the start of @settleduk and had to consider what features of the #property platform to work on first. #MIVReveals

Building strong processes and features takes time - the biggest challenge for us was to make sure we focused on the priorities. #MIVReveals

 

@settleduk What type of #financial and #mentoring support have you received? #MIVReveals

We have a great team of advisers and investors who have guided us through our journey and continue to support us as we grow. #MIVReveals

 

@settleduk UK What would you say is your proudest #business moment so far? #MIVReveals

One of the most exciting milestones for us, in the early days, was when our first customer completed the sale of their #home. #MIVReveals

They went completely through @settleduk’s process and they called us after to say thank you! #MIVReveals

We’re now helping hundreds of wonderful and connected customers experiencing what it feels like to sell their #home in an assured and peaceful way. #MIVReveals

 

@settleduk Any business regrets at all? Looking back, anything you'd have done differently? #MIVReveals

Not being too hard on ourselves! Starting a business is challenging - there are inevitable ups and downs that come with the journey. #MIVReveals

 

@settleduk What do you think the current environment is like for people looking to #startup a business today? #MIVReveals

The #startup scene in London is flourishing and it’s great to see so much investment coming in particular to the #proptech sector. #MIVReveals

 

@settleduk What does the future hold? Any exciting plans we should keep an eye out for? #MIVReveals

We’ll continue to improve our #technology and to empower customers with our product. #MIVReveals

Our mission is to connect buyers and sellers more deeply throughout their #home transaction journey. #MIVReveals

 

@settleduk What advice would you give to other #entrepreneurs looking to set up their own business? #MIVReveals

Focus on developing a viable business model that connects with your passion and solves a real problem. #MIVReveals

This passion and your 'why’ will drive you and help you focus your team on your reason for being. #MIVReveals

 

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