by oneafrikan on May 7, 2007
Clearing my mail this weekend, so better late than never…
I recently used Zoomf.com to find a new place to live in Wimbledon, so I thought that first hand experience was worth talking about…
November 28, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TrustedPlaces Brings the Power of Social Networking to the Property Market
TrustedPlaces, the word of mouth community for reviewing, sharing and discovering great places in your city, has partnered with Zoomf.com, a leading residential property search engine, to offer local information to Londoners on where to buy and rent properties.
TrustedPlaces, a London based Web 2.0 start-up, launched in â€œbetaâ€ on September 21st 2006 and has since been growing rapidly building a vibrant community of members who review, share and discover great places in the UK such as restaurants, bars, cafÃ©s, clubs, pubs, and cultural places. Since launch, TrustedPlaces has been mentioned in specialist press such as Mashable.com and uk.techcrunch.com, and also in mainstream media such as the Guardian and The Times.
Sokratis Papafloratos, CEO & co-founder of TrustedPlaces says: â€œThe increasing popularity of TrustedPlaces stems from our membersâ€™ desire to preserve their high street from large chains that are dominating our cities and their thirst for interesting things to do based on trusted recommendations by real people. By harnessing the power of social networking our members can re-discover their neighbourhoods and their traditional pubs, local bars and family run restaurants and cafÃ©s, while connecting with like minded people that share the same interests.â€
The TrustedPlaces and Zoomf partnership brings word of mouth into the property market and allows potential buyers or tenants to get a feel of what exists in an area before making a decision to move there.
â€œZoomf is a new and rapidly growing property search engine that aggregates all the right information for choosing where to live in London in a simple interface for a consumer. With TrustedPlaces all of Zoomf consumers will now be getting that personal touch, that personal recommendation about what is great or not so great about living in a chosen neighbourhoodâ€ says Walid Al Saqqaf COO & co-founder of TrustedPlaces.
â€œTrustedPlaces is a natural partner for zoomf.com as their local reviews and recommendations will help our users find great places to liveâ€ says Ivailo Jordanov, Product Director at zoomf.com. â€œFor example knowing what the locals think of the near by restaurants gives you a valuable insight in to the neighbourhood of the property you are consideringâ€.
TrustedPlaces is a word of mouth community where people review, share, and discover great places they feel passionate about with their friends and peers. It is the local guide to original and undiscovered bars, excellent restaurants and traditional pubs that constitute the hidden gems in cities like London. Through TrustedPlaces, business owners can also gain valuable insights into what their customers think about their venue and also attract new customers by interacting with an engaged, targeted audience amplifying word of mouth for their business.
For more information visit www.trustedplaces.com
Walid Al Saqqaf,
Zoomf.com is a property search engine currently covering London, which has been operating in beta since June 2006. Zoomf.com indexes property listings from a number of estate agents and is currently rapidly expanding to include additional property listings within the index. Zoomf.com also offers pricing guides and other useful area information.
For more information visit www.zoomf.com
Mobile: 077 4896 1592