The online agent, Housesimple, is bolstering its product development capability with the hire of industry veteran Hannes Buhrmann.
Buhrmann has spent the last 14 years at Rightmove where he held a range of roles, including Head of Innovation for 5 years.
He joins Housesimple on June 1st 2020 as Product Director.
Commenting on the new hire, Housesimple CEO Sam Mitchell said:
“We are delighted to welcome Hannes to the Housesimple team.
“Having achieved the audacious ambition of selling homes for free, we are committed to taking our platform to the next level by creating an industry leading user experience that is simple, intuitive and friction free.
“Having worked with Hannes previously I know he is exactly the right man to help us achieve these goals.”
Hannes Buhrmann, said:
“To make Housesimple’s ambitions possible will require inventive, innovative, cost effective and scalable solutions that combine user-friendly technology with fantastic personal service.
“With years of digital product experience in the property industry and deep understanding of the issues in the selling/buying process, I am really excited to join the team, and to help turn their vision into reality.”
Buhrmann’s LinkedIn profile describes him as:
A seasoned and versatile digital product leader / product strategist with a strong track record in conceptualising and delivering useful and attractive digital products to market (B2C, B2B and B2B2C).
I love creating and evolving innovative products that are, or have the potential, to be commercially successful, loved by customers, and loved by the teams who create, support, promote and sell them.
After a career break, I am now actively looking for an interesting product challenge.
When I don’t work, I cycle (a bit obsessively)
It also shows that since August 2019 he had been on sabbatical at the ‘University of Self Indulgence.’
In September 2019 he undertook a 3,500km solo cycling tour through Poland, Czech, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and France.