Some Lesser Known Facts About Akshay Ruparelia
- At just 19 years of age, Indian-origin Akshay Ruparelia has become one of UK’s youngest millionaires after his agency was valued at £12 million.
- Talking about his first project in an interview, Ruparelia said that through his website, a man from Sussex hired him to sell his home and a piece of land beside it. “I had to pay my sister’s boyfriend 40 pounds to drive me to Sussex to take photographs of the house, as I hadn’t passed my driving test and didn’t have a car,” said the young entrepreneur. Within three weeks, Ruparelia managed to sell the property and since then there has been no looking back for him.
- In October 2017, his online estate agency website, doorsteps.co.uk, became the “18th biggest estate agency” in the UK just 16 months after going live.
- Interestingly, since he could not take up customers’ calls during his school hours, he hired a call centre to take up the queries/requests of people on his behalf. He would then call them back during lunch-break and free lectures, creating a good customer-relationship with his clients.