Overseas Holiday Property Section Launched on Smorland.com

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Smorland.com is the first property website to let visitors browse videos alongside pictures, maps, property details and floor plans uploaded for free by property owners. In five minutes, members can create their own online presence in the form of a Mini-Website and are given their very own web address like http://www.smorland.com/mikesmith. Villas, apartments, cottages and houses all over the world can now go online for free.

A new online resource for anyone looking to rent out their home for Holidaymakers, or to put it on the market to sell, either in the UK or abroad, has been launched this month. Named after Sir Samuel Morland (one of the world's first recorded Double Agents in the 1600s), Smorland.com is a brand new, free to join, website for anyone selling or renting out their house through Estate Agents, or via a private sale, who want to act as a double agent and drum up some extra interest in their property.

Comments Charlie Jones, Managing Director of Smorland.com: "We've all been frustrated with the effort it takes to promote property in other countries to rent it out for holidaymakers; but very few of us have the money to pay the extortionate rates other websites and magazines charge for an advert. So the idea behind Smorland.com is simple, in a few quick and easy steps it lets those trying to promote their villa, apartment, cottage or house create their own mini-website and be entered into the searchable site for people to find. And it's all free.

"This is a very exciting time as smorland.com merges the traditional property website with the new generation of site such as youtube and myspace, letting the public generate the content rather than rely on an agent who knows little about the property."

Given that most people looking for a holiday home start their search online, having your very own showpage gives you an instant head start -- and because the site is free it means you can sign up for an account and 'kick the tyres' for a while even before you officially get a travel agent on board, plus you can change agents several times and there will still be no need to change the ad. In five minutes you can have your own online presence complete with property videos, images, floorplans and full written details.

The appeal of instant communication is especially strong for someone looking to stay somewhere on holiday. People going away want to know everything they can about the property they're interested in, and in a fast moving market place it is in the owner's interest to provide this information as quickly as possible. So Smorland.com also allows potential renters the opportunity to contact the owners directly, via a messaging system (whilst still providing privacy). So if there is something that a holiday maker likes the look of, they can simply message the owner to ask further questions and for the travel agent's details, if applicable, and then ring the agent to arrange dates, or simply do this directly with the owner.

Mr. Jones comments: "Holiday makers want to hear about the property and the area they are keen on directly from the property owners. Smorland.com gives owners the chance to have a stylish mini-website in a couple of minutes. The unique address you are given can be put into the newspaper to refer people to, or on noticeboards, your workplace, or with your friends. It's amazing how much extra interest you can generate with a mini-site like this. As it's free, it's hard to know why people would not get their property listed."

To become a double agent, and generate a greater interest in your property, visit http://www.smorland.com and join for free. Or just log on and check out some of the properties available, like this example http://www.smorland.com/mikesmith

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