The idea for OneDome was born out of the experience of our founder, Babek Ismayil, when he tried to buy his first home in London.
After spending months viewing properties, he found the perfect home for his family and began the house buying process. After 4 months of a stressful and disjointed journey, he found out on the day of exchange that another person had bought the house of his dreams. The experience cost him thousands of pounds and months of his life. Because of that, he didn’t attempt to buy a property again for four years.
When he started researching the issue, he found that he wasn’t the only person to experience a failed transaction. Over 400,000 home buyers in the UK have been through the same experience, losing £2,700 on average. It was then that he decided there must be a better way.