Property Tribes, the U.K.’s leading landlord and investor community, has moved to its new & improved platform today.
The forum was founded in February 2009 by professional Landlords Vanessa Warwick and Nick Tadd, who saw the need for an on-line destination that catered to Landlords wanting to expand and grow their business through networking and the sharing of information in a professional and respectful environment.
Originally founded on a free “ning” site, the forum has grown organically and without any marketing spend to be the busiest and most highly engaged landlord and investor community in the U.K.
At the time of change over, the site was ranked in the top 1800 busiest websites in the U.K.
Property Tribes enjoys an unusually high level of community engagement with the average time on site often being around the 25 minute mark, and the average page views per person being in excess of 12.
This success led Nick and Vanessa to create a bespoke and state-of-the-art forum platform, which they funded themselves.
The new site is unique in that it is based on the principle of “mass customisation” where each member controls the inputs – people and information – that they receive, ensuring it is highly relevant to them. Each member of the site will have an individual experience, suited to them … much like how the iPhone is customised by individuals to suit the needs and inputs they require on a daily basis.
Property Tribes has always been free to join, and will continue to remain free to members.
“We don’t believe in charging people for information” says Nick. ”Property Tribes was always intended to be a community resource, as we believe in the Kevin Kelly saying, “none of us is as smart as all of us”. However, we did need to monetise the new site, in order to maintain and develop it to better serve the community. So we are delighted to announce that Belvoir!, the national lettings agency has become the first supporter of the new Property Tribes.”.
The “Property-a-holics Tribe” which has over 2,290 threads and 28,448 posts (at the time of writing), is now “powered by” Belvoir. Additionally, Belvoir! has their “Find a local agent” map embedded in the home page.
Dorian Gonsalves, CEO of Belvoir! commented:
“Belvoir! are pleased to support Property Tribes 2.0. We’ve monitored the evolution of the forum since the early days and seen how it has grown into a highly engaged and supportive community for Landlords, investors, and property professionals. A great place to learn, grow, socialise, and share in an authentic and professional environment focussed on best practice and high levels of service in the Landlord arena.
Having had a preview of the new platform, I have no doubt that Property Tribes will go from strength to strength and be “the” on-line destination for property people looking for advice, support, and the latest property news and views … all in one place. It’s exciting and challenging times in property and Belvoir! is delighted to be joining forces with Property Tribes on this landmark occasion”.
Picture: Dorian Gonsalves, CEO of Belvoir!
It is our intention to get the remaining “tribes” (categories) sponsored. These include Holiday Lets, HMO’s, Spotlights (location guides), and Property Tribes TV.
Read the full story of Property Tribes >>> here.
To discuss how your property business could become involved with the new Property Tribes, please email Nick Tadd on nicktadd (at) mac.com or phone him on 07595 049967.
For further information on Property Tribes, please contact Vanessa (at) Yulpa.com