Home » News » Marketing » TheHouseShop asks investors for £500,000 previous nextMarketingTheHouseShop asks investors for £500,000Company that accepts FSBO and estate agent listings is already half way to its target on crowd funding site and says it has listed three million properties.Nigel Lewis26th November 201801,561 Views Alternative property marketing platform TheHouseShop has launched a public crowdfunding campaign to raise £500,000 and has already reached half of its target.The company, which describes itself as an ‘Amazon-style’ property sales and lettings service, claims to have listed three million properties since it started up two years ago and now values itself at £10 million, based on selling 4.76% of its equity. Last year it turned over £180,000 but made a loss of £700,000.The business was started up with £1.75 million in seed funding by former Citigroup global head Sebastien Goldenberg (pictured, above) and Nick Marr, who founded online estate agent The Little House Company.Property marketingIt raised £254,000 last week from institutional investors on Crowdcube.com and is now seeking funds from private investors in order to expand further into lettings.TheHouseShop enables both estate agents and FSBO advertisers to share the same advertising platform, offering free listings and then hoping to upsell some 30 different services, including insurance, once they’re signed up.“Modern consumers want to see all their options in one place, but until now, none of the main players in the property market have delivered a platform that meets this demand. TheHouseShop is here to change that,” says Nick Marr (left).“We believe that traditional estate agents still have a crucial role to play in the market and we want to help agents grow their businesses and reach an alternative audience by working with us. Unlike many of our competitors, we are all about inclusivity and we don’t exclude any section of the market.” property marketing Crowdcube crowdfunding TheHouseShop November 26, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
The musical adaptation of Amélie is poised to play Broadway in the near future. In a recent interview with NorthJersey.com, Tony-winning director Pam MacKinnon revealed that she intends to bring her production, which recently concluded a run at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, to the Great White Way in about the spring of 2017. The California staging starred Les Miz movie standout Samantha Barks in the title role.Based on the 2001 French film, Amélie features music by Daniel Messé, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and a book by Craig Lucas. It tells the story of a girl with a very active imagination. The show details her life in Paris as she helps those around her try to find love, and ultimately falls in love herself.In addition to Barks, the Berkeley cast featured Adam Chanler-Berat, Randy Blair, Alison Cimmet, Carla Duren, John Hickok, Alyse Alan Louise and Paul Whitty. No word yet on who would bow on Broadway.Take a look at the Berkeley Rep production below! View Comments Amelie Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on May 21, 2017
A grand jury has indicted a former American Airlines mechanic who is accused of sabotaging a plane carrying 150 passengers at Miami International Airport.The grand jury charged 60 year old Ahmed Alani with willfully damaging, destroying or disabling an aircraft. If found guilty, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. Although he wasn’t charged with a terror-related crime, prosecutors say Alani saved videos showing Islamic State propaganda, and made statements about wanting Allah to hurt non-Muslims and about a brother in Iraq who has links to ISIS. “You may be very sympathetic to terrorists,” U.S. Magistrate Judge Chris M. McAliley said during a bond hearing Wednesday.Alani allegedly said he wanted the flight to be delayed because he wanted overtime work, but investigators believe he had a more sinister plot. McAliley ordered Alani to be held without bond. Jen and Bill will be speaking with an airline expert later in the show about this and other cases concerning the flying public.
Before the machine’s arrival, Maloney said residents would often put Styrofoam with other recyclables. It would end up in Middletown’s single-stream recycling collection as a contaminant, causing problems for the entire recycling process. When Styrofoam wasn’t mistakenly mixed with recycling, it was being thrown into the garbage. While this was the correct action to take, it was not an environmentally conscious one. Maloney explained that Styrofoam takes up a lot of space in a landfill. By saving space in the landfill, Maloney said the county is also saving money. New Collection Sites at Recycling Yard, Train Station What he did not expect was for the machine to be constantly jam-packed, nearly two months after its debut. “Most people will do everything they can to not throw things into the garbage if they think it can be recycled,” Maloney said. “The problem is Styrofoam had no alternative (for recycling) around here or anywhere close.” By Raven Rentas Three collection bins, and the recycling machine itself, are located at the Middletown Recycling Center, and two collection bins can be found at the Middletown train station. The Middletown Recycling Center is located at 52 Kanes Lane and is open Thursday through Monday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Middletown train station’s collection bin is always available. It is located toward the back of the train station’s parking lot on Church Street. “Styrofoam is not really heavy, so we don’t get charged a lot to bring it to a landfill, but the impact it has in volume is huge,” Maloney said. “The education process is ongoing and we’re going to try to step it up each time,” Maloney said. Maloney was introduced to a concept similar to the Styrofoam recycling machine seven years ago at a conference. After seeing one in Sussex County, his interest in the idea grew. “I’ve always seen Styrofoam as a problem, both environmentally and economically,” he said. Maloney explained that over the course of a week, employees will pick up Styrofoam from the two collection sites and fill up an entire 40 cubic yard container. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, when the recycling center is closed, workers will process Styrofoam through the recycling machine. At least two people put the Styrofoam into a machine where it travels down a shoot and gets chopped up. Maloney said it then gets melted down and “comes out looking like soft serve ice cream.” Employees eventually stack it down to pallets, bringing the Styrofoam to its final condensed form. This form is sold to Princeton Moulding Group, a local company that uses the recycled Styrofoam to make pictures frames and molding for construction. According to recycling supervisor Joe Puzzo, the condensed form of Styrofoam is around one-hundredth the size of the standard product. Maloney said from the Christmas season to now, the department of public works has reduced bulky Styrofoam into five condensed pallets. There are multiple steps to this drastic transformation. Middletown is home to the only two collection sites in Monmouth County that accept Styrofoam, a brand of expanded polystyrene (EPS), the plastic foam that is often used in packaging. It is commonly used to protect electronics, furniture and other fragile items in shipping. The township’s sustainability efforts are nowhere near complete. Maloney said the township is expecting to establish another collection site in the Bayshore area, possibly near Port Monmouth, in coming months. MIDDLETOWN – When Middletown Township revealed its Styrofoam recycling machine Dec. 26, public works director Ted Maloney expected it to be filled with leftover packaging from the holidays. “It’s been a whole continuous stream of it (Styrofoam) coming into the recycling center, so it’s great,” Maloney said. “There’s really no slowing of the stream, that’s for sure.” The collection bins are surrounded by other recycling containers as well, for items such as cardboard and paper. Although both sites are in Middletown, Styrofoam recycling is available to all residents in the county. The collection bins are labeled to remind citizens which plastic foam is acceptable. The Styrofoam recycling machine is just a small part of Middletown’s efforts to be more sustainable. According to Maloney, the township switched from dual stream recycling to single stream several years ago. Maloney said they also introduced the phrase “strive for five,” to remind its residents of the five materials they are allowed to recycle. He said they tag recycling carts that have nonrecyclables in them. They do this to educate residents while also making it easier for the recycling collection company to identify which carts are contaminated.