TheGoodWebGuide Website of the Year

buyalet.com

In their own words "Buyalet.com is a specialist website to provide Investors with a superior source of Tenanted & Investment Properties marketed by Estate Agents, Letting Agents & Developers in the UK & Abroad." In our own words this site is the playing out of an excellent idea for a property database, which is gaining more and more entries each day and as such is improving all the time.

The site is simple to navigate, with the database search categories all available on the homepage itself. The categories that you can choose to narrow your search by are; Country (which includes the number of properties listed for that country on the database in brackets after the countries name), County, Minimum Beds, Property Type, Minimum price, Maximum price and existing tenancy?. Once you have chosen the relevant information and clicked on search, you will be taken to a page of properties, complete with photos and information, which match your criteria.

Clicking a property's view full details link gives you access to more photos of the property, a map of its location, some general information about the area, and the option to request a viewing. By doing this, the site allows all those in the market to keep their finger on the pulse without having to traipse over to the estate agents every two seconds, and this is especially good for those wanting to gain an initial taste of what's out there. At this early stage in its development, however, buyalet.com is not a self-sufficient portal for buying and viewing properties. But, with its smart design and tight layout, a great future for this site and for the concept of internet property viewing lies ahead.

2013