ALLIANCE GROUP ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH NEW YORK REAL ESTATE AUCTION COMPANY, BIDONTHECITY.COM
Alliance Group, South Africa’s leading asset sales and services company, announces that they have formed a strategic partnership with Bidonthecity.com, the first online real estate trading platform for Manhattan residential and commercial real estate properties. Alliance Group and Bid on the City’s partnership allows both to expand their offering of properties, for the benefit of consumers, further enhancing the global reach of both companies.
Globally, Alliance Group sells $650m in property per year through real estate auctions; while Bid on the City was founded by seasoned New York real estate executives who launched a $2 million auction site which has been described as the “e-bay” of real estate. The company has been attracting massive interest in Europe and the USA and their brand is advertised extensively in Manhattan as well as globally.
After seeing an article in an international publication on Bid on the City’s unique way to buy and sell real estate in Manhattan, Alliance Group contacted the company in order to expand their presence into the United States. Chief Executive, Rael Levitt, met with Bid on the City’s Managing Director, Albert Feinstein in their Fifth Avenue offices last month. Immediately the two executives realized that a partnership would expose each company’s clients’ properties to new global markets.
Comments Rael Levitt: “Both property markets are fairly similar – there is a resurgence of available property in both the US and SA markets. US house prices are now showing signs of stability and data is showing increased activity, particularly in the burgeoning auction markets. It is clear that the feeling, on both suburban US main street as well as on Wall Street, is that the sale of the century is now on, and buyers are flocking to pick up bargains at fire sales across the country. Residential sales are increasing as sellers realign their property valuations. Likewise, in South Africa, residential and now commercial property auctions are the fastest growing market sectors across the globe. The 2010 soccer world cup will only expose more luxury real estate to global buyers.’’
Levitt continues by adding: “We have always concentrated on the latest international trends and recently our Group has experienced a three hundred percent annual growth in our auction volumes. This latest excursion has again offered us invaluable insights and we found that US auctioneers and investors were extremely interested in what we were doing in their country, as well as in soliciting our views of the South African economy.”
“Bid on the City has also quickly been recognized as a global innovator in real estate sales. Their technology and business methodology have the ability to widen the platform of real estate sales throughout the world. As Southern Africa’s largest property auction organisation, Alliance Group is therefore proud to partner with Bid on the City to share buyers and sellers and build on an exciting platform that will continue to take the property market by storm. The old conventional methodology of real estate sales can no longer deliver the successes of the past and global alliances such as ours will offer our sellers greater reach and greater deal flow,” concludes Levitt.
Bidonthecity.com is the first online real estate trading platform created to sell and buy Manhattan residential and commercial real estate properties. Bidonthecity.com offers the best prices and contract terms and affords sellers a short listing agreement, lower commissions, an exceptional marketing campaign, and access to qualified buyers from around the world. The 30-day process culminates in a live bidding event where Bidonthecity.com’s state-of-the-art platform allows buyers to bid in person or online while viewing real time audio and video. Bidonthecity’s bidding engine has been designed and engineered by PropertyShark.com, the leading real estate online datacenter.