About Us

Potential Pads is an online platform that allows the buyer and seller to communicate with ease to facilitate the try before you buy notion.

Potential Pads allows the buyer to try their future home out for a night, a week or even a month, for a trial fee before they make the decision to buy. Instead of staying in a hotel to view a handful of properties for a couple of minutes or hours, wouldn't it be better to get a feel of your potential home for a night or more. Get a preview of the neighbourhood, the local schools, shops, potential commute and more. This is how Potential Pads Works.

Let's start with the Seller's point of view.

As the seller, you can register and account with Potential Pads for free using your personal email or Facebook account. Once registered you can upload your property onto the platform for FREE. It only takes a couple of minutes, it's simple and straightforward to use. As the seller sets the Trial price per night. We recommend the seller sets a trial fee that will reflect on the value of their property. As the seller you have control of the dates available for the trail, whether you will be letting out your entire property or just a room in your home on a bed and breakfast basis. You are in control of your listing and making sure that all the information you provide about your property is accurate to your knowledge. As the seller you are expected to remove all removable within reason.

You will need to speak to your current insurance provider to request an upgrade to cover you for short lets or B&B purposes. The seller can let out part of their property, for example, the seller can let out one bedroom for a night, a week, or even a month. The seller is in full control of how their listing must appear and what space they are willing to offer.

As the seller you have the option the use the incentive button. This button allows you to set the percentage of the amount you are willing to give back to the buyer, if they commit to buy(less our 15% fee from the rental). Using the incentive button will give the buyer motivation to try you home out, knowing that they will get money back once they commit to buy. The buyer will feel that they are not just throwing their money down the drain but merely making a wise investment towards their future purchase. Their Potential Pad.

There is a verification option on the site and this is optional. It's recommended that all users very their account as this put's everyone at ease.

Let's move onto the buyer's point of view

As the buyer, you can register and account with Potential Pads for free using your personal email or Facebook account. Once registered you can browse through properties and make booking for your trail. This simple. Choose the property you like, select the dates you require as well as your length of stay, then make a payment online. It's as simple as that. Once you have made the payment, Potential Pads will keep the funds until you check into your trial pad. We will then take a 15 % fee from the trail figure paid. Potential Pads will release the funds to the seller 24hrs after check in. A cancellation fee may apply. All buyers are expected to leave the property in the same condition as they found it in. Some sellers may request a deposit.

You can message the seller on the platform. We advise that you keep all your communication bound to the platform so that we have a digital trail should anything go wrong (not that it should). Should you decide to buy the property you could get some of your trail fee back (less the 15% for Potential Pads).

There is a verification option on the site and this is optional. It's recommended that all users very their account as this put's everyone at ease.