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New Business Venture in Newquay for Holiday Home Sales

Written by: Press Release

Submitted: 18th March 2009

TWO Newquay residents, Helen Cobley and Francoise Cole, are launching a new web based property portal to help stimulate the UK's holiday home market with their new business venture. With over 30 years of experience in sales and property between them they have pooled their efforts to create

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Former director of Fistral Surf Company Francoise said, "We believe that Holiday Homes Sales in the UK are a niche market and there is a gap to fill. If you go on the internet and type in holiday homes the search results find foreign property sales, there is nothing dedicated to UK holiday homes."

Newquay is experiencing a huge change with many of the long–standing hotels closing their doors and being replaced by contemporary apartment blocks that continue to spring up across the resort.

"A lot of people have concerns about the apartments because they're worried that they are going to be empty for long periods throughout the year," said Francoise. "But these holiday homes were already built before we set–up our site so at least let's get them filled and stimulate Newquay."

These holiday homes were already built before we set–up our site so at least let's get them filled and stimulate Newquay

The web site has been developed over the past few months and had a March 1 launch in the Sunday Times. Helen and Francoise say they hope to create a site that is the "authority on the entire holiday home sector for the UK. We want to make the first place people think of when they are considering buying or selling a holiday home; it is not just a listing site, there is much more... The company are constantly monitoring the local and national media as well as liaising with estate agents to collate information concerning UK holiday homes to provide Sector News on their site.

Visitors to the portal can learn more about the UK Holiday Home market and means of purchasing such as fractional ownership, which is fully explained. "All properties that are listed on the site are subject to the company's ethical policy" Francoise explained. "We only want to sell holiday homes and are not looking to affect the residential market."

Helen added, "We take listings of holiday homes across the entire UK. Buyers can register with us online and look through holiday home listings that span the length of the country. Sellers can easily upload their property information to promote to potential buyers."

New business ventures in the current economic climate are few and far between and the uncertainty in the housing market may be enough to deter even the most bold business person. But the entrepreneurial duo are optimistic.

"This could actually be the best time to start and we could help stimulate things. We have seen Newquay change so much over the years and we want to help the town prosper again," said Francoise.

Helen added: "I was born here and have lived in Cornwall all my life and we both Francoise and I care about the Newquay. It is an exciting time for the local economy and we believe there are positive changes to come."

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