Leeds, (PRWEB) October 8, 2006
GetACarPark.Com has the solution to drive traffic, increasing visibility, turnover and quick sale of property. GetACarPark.Com wants to take the hassle out of finding a parking place. Finding a place to park a car in crowed cities where to find a space takes patience and luck through the launch of a Web-based marketplace to broker the transaction.
GetACarPark.Com, a Leeds based enterprise, has created an online marketplace where people can trade information about available parking places, can rent out their own driveways or storage spaces and buy or sell used cars.
"Clients can't purchase or sell public spaces or assets," says GetACarPark.Com founder and CEO Edgar Mthemb, "but you can use our marketplace to trade information about when and where a space or what car is available."
GetACarPark.Com is betting on a couple of new ideas to connect buyers and sellers through its online marketplace. Driving around in search of a parking space in towns and city centres is never fun will be launching a parking spot locator service via mobile phones in the next few months.
Registered users will post the location and price of a parking or storage spot they plan to leave or make available on specific times and days. Seekers would search for soon-to-be-available spaces and make contact of their willingness to lease or rent. The parks on offer are a mixture of private driveways and car spaces in apartment buildings.
One of the biggest hassles of car ownership is finding a place to put it when you want to get out of it. In certain crowded parts of certain crowded cities at certain very crowded times, finding a space requires varying proportions of good luck and great patience.
The big idea is that property owners with storage or garages or driveways to park cars during the day can advertise them for rent on the site. The parks include a mixture of private driveways and car spaces in flats and go for between £50 a month, and as much as £500. This is an enormous source of income to the property owners.
“For example if you live in town or airport or near city centre or railway station, and are away for a particular time of the day, we invite you to list your parking spots and help others from avoiding unnecessary parking tickets. You will earn yourself a reasonable amount too,” says the CEO.
A financial boost for the owners, the scheme has attracted hundreds of listings in just a few weeks. But it faces potential regulatory problems, with one council wondering if it is legal.
The website is based on a simple idea. Property owners with vacant car spaces can advertise them for rent, and commuters seeking cheap parking can use the site to look for a vacant space.
Under the scheme, tenant pay rent to property owner; the website charges a one off listing fees on the marketplace until the property finds a customer or the owner personally deletes it. There are no commissions taken from the final values payable.