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Infographic...disruptive new business wants to shake up the property market in UK

£599

Infographic contest

Silver package purchased for £599

(including 99designs fees)

by Henry12341

Contest started Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:30:32 +0000

Last feedback Mon, 30 Sep 2013 18:09:24 +0000

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1. Qualifying round
Designers enter their initial design concepts for feedback and direction.
2. Select finalists
The client picks up to six designers to continue working with.
3. Final round
Remaining designers enter revised and refined designs.
4. Select winner
The client picks a winning design.
4. Select winner
1. Qualifying round

Designers enter their initial design concepts for feedback and direction.

2. Select finalists

The client picks up to six designers to continue working with.

3. Final round

Remaining designers enter revised and refined designs.

4. Select winner

The client picks a winning design.

This contest has finished. Congratulations to the winning designer Red Ninja !
Organization name
Sellmyhome.co.uk
Description of the organization

Sellmyhome.co.uk Ltd is a disruptive service that allows UK home owners to effectively market their own home to the buying public, without having to use a high street estate agent.

The vendor pays an upfront fixed fee of £399 rather than a much larger percentage of the value of their property on completion.

The vendor is provided with all the necessary tools required to market and manage the sale of their property.

This allows the owner to effectively become their own agent and connect directly with buyers. In short, we're a new service designed to save homeowners money and cut out the middle man.

Industry

Real Estate & Mortgage

Infographic type

Online (Website, newsletter, email, etc.)

Data to include in the infographic

Headline; Who wouldn't want to be a high street estate agent in the UK?

• Did you know there were 932,000 homes sold in the UK in 2012?
• That means around 4% of all homes in the UK were sold last year.
• Of these, around 839,000 homes were sold by high street estate agents - that equates to 90% of all sales.
• As a result, vendors in the UK spent a whopping £2.2 BILLION in estate agent fees in 2012.
• That's about the same amount as building Wembley stadium 3 times over
• Had these vendors used an online agent, such as Sellmyhome.co.uk, they could have could have saved around £1.8 BILLION.
• That’s over 6 times the net wealth of the Queen (£280m)
• And did you know, there are 14,500 estate agent offices in UK?
• That's approximately 11,600,000 sq ft of retail space. or 266 acres, or 4,256 tennis courts
• As a result, estate agents outnumber McDonalds restaurants by 12 to 1 on our high streets

Isn't it time to start selling online?

Elements to include in the infographic

Our brand is about breathing a breath of fresh air into the real estate market in the UK, (hence the visuals on our website show blue sky and clouds). We're very non corporate and are looking to have a fun illustrative style.
We'd like to have our logo and strap line (Join the Property Revolution) in the footer

Story to tell in the infographic

Hopefully, the stats above show the story we'd like to tell. We're trying to open the public's eyes to the amount of money they waste each year on agent fees.

Notes

None specified

Files attached

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    Contest Discussion

    Activity Stream

    — 1 year, 1 month ago
    Designer
    Did u speak with 99designs and the designer?? What is the progress so far?? Have you eliminated his design??
    — 1 year, 1 month ago
    Contest holder
    I am afraid it is not my role to decide what designs are allowed to stand, and which should be eliminated due to any infringements. This is the role of 99 designs. The only thing we have heard is that some stock images were used in an earlier design, the designer has confessed this and resolved this issue. However, as mentioned, we felt that these images were not a vital part of the overall design, and that the winning designer had the strongest overall submission. So unless we are told by 99 designs that it is not allowed to stand, then it is still the winner. I am sorry if this disappoints you, but it is not our responsibility to uphold the terms and conditions of the site. That is the responsibility of the site owner, 99 designs.
    — 1 year, 1 month ago
    Designer
    Sire his entire info-graphic has stock images. There is nothing except stock images. Sire, with all due respect, I am not looking for your empathy but justice.
    — 1 year, 1 month ago
    Contest holder
    Well, I need to enquire about this then because all I've been made aware of that one image was a stock image of the 'real estate agent'. Nobody from 99 designs has contacted me about this, so how would we be aware of what is and what isn't a stock image? I will be in touch with the designer and 99 designs to resolve this.
    — 1 year, 1 month ago
    Designer
    Sire, as per the 99designs policy the design stands disqualified. It is not a question of accepting the mistake or not. If this starts happening, all of us can start copying the designs and accept that we have copied and make necessary amendments after winning the contest.
    — 1 year, 1 month ago
    Contest holder
    I take your point, and do empathise. From our perspective, the winning design was the strongest from a complete point of view and the indiscretion was a minor one regarding one stock image (as far as we are aware). The designer has admitted his mistake to us, we have considered how serious the offence was, we have been in touch with 99 designs, and it was felt that, whilst the design should in theory be disqualified, the designer himself has submitted a very strong entry, and the stock image used was playing a particularly important role in the final design. Again, I'm sorry for you, but we did consider this situation very carefully before proceeding.
    — 1 year, 1 month ago
    Designer
    Based on 99designs stock image and clip art policy, winning design does not stand authentic. What are your thoughts about that?
    — 1 year, 1 month ago
    Contest holder
    This issue was raised to me at a very late stage. We obviously don't condone this, but the designer admitted his fault and has corrected the problem immediately. Therefore we have made the decision to accept the design. I hope this clarifies the matter. Regards
    — 1 year, 1 month ago
    Contest holder

    Thank you to everyone who submitted designs for our infographic contest. We had a number of excellent submissions and the final decision was a tough one. A few have asked for our selection criteria, so thought it would be helpful to detail what we felt was important in the winning design;
    1. A consistency in the look and feel. Important to feel as if all the illustrations were from the same family, and not of differing styles.
    2. Being on brand. This was essential for us. There was a number of great designs, but they didn't feel as if they were coming from our business.
    3. Layout & flow- having an obvious flow in the story so the eye knows where to look.
    Thanks again, and hopefully see some more designs from you all at our next contest.
    H

    — 1 year, 2 months ago
    Contest holder

    Thanks to all who submitted designs. Well done to those that made it through to the final, and apologies to those who got the cut. There were some tough decisions. We are adding a take out line to the bottom of the infographic that will be added to the brief. Please take note of this. For other changes, we'll be replying individually. Many thanks again. H

    — 1 year, 2 months ago
    Contest holder

    Regarding size, there is no set requirement, although we will be posting this on our Facebook page, so you should bear this in mind.

    — 1 year, 2 months ago
    Designer
    Is there a name you want to include in the header of this infographic?
    — 1 year, 2 months ago
    Contest holder
    Very good point. I have amended the brief with the need for a headline. Which is;
    'Who wouldn't want to be a high street estate agent in the UK?'
    — 1 year, 2 months ago
    Contest holder

    To confirm that this contest is about to become blind - hope that helps!

    — 1 year, 2 months ago
    Designer
    Hi! Is there any hope to get the contest blind? Thanks
    — 1 year, 2 months ago
    Contest holder
    Happy to do this - whats the process?
    — 1 year, 2 months ago
    Contest holder

    Happy to do this - whats the process?