People who are buying or selling houses are being invited to talk about their experiences – and get the chance to win £1,000.

A special website – – has been set up by a research company which wants to hear from people who have recently bought a new home or are currently looking for one. The aim is to help housebuilders with the design and marketing of new properties but the research is open to people who have bought or are looking at ‘used’ properties as well as brand new ones.

Everyone who takes part in the research will have their name entered into a draw to win a cash prize of £1,000.

The research is being carried out by Metrix Marketing ( Director Mike Holland said: “We want to talk to people about their experience of searching for a new home.

“How easy is it to find the home of your dreams? How could housebuilders improve what they offer – from the houses themselves through to the way information is presented on websites?”