News & Views

The latest news from Viewber

Expanding: presence first, branch second

Posted on 06 May, 2021.

Moving into new areas can prove tricky for agents who aren’t ready to open a branch in unchartered territories - but there are quick ways to gain ground,...

The UK property boom looks set to continue

Posted on 30 Apr, 2021.

"If there is one thing I have learnt from working in the property market for over 40 years it's that any market prediction worth its salt takes into accoun...

Why do mortgage applications get declined?

Posted on 28 Apr, 2021.

Applying for a mortgage is a long process, and a lot of the time, first-time buyers aren’t aware of the things that they should do before they start the ...

Global house price update

Posted on 27 Apr, 2021.

It’s not just the UK that has an obsession with compiling, analysing and comparing house prices. Here Viewber rounds up international property value tren...

Guest blog - Claire Reynolds, Savills

Posted on 23 Apr, 2021.

When Savills opened an office near where I grew up in Esher, I approached them about coming in to help – I didn’t care what I did, I just wanted to be ...

Viewber Diaries - Mike, London

Posted on 21 Apr, 2021.

Guest blog post from a real Viewber. This series follows different Viewbers who are based all across the UK. We want to find out more about their personal ...

Attitudes to property auctions revealed

Posted on 14 Apr, 2021.

Viewber’s latest survey shows there’s still a long way to go to educate the home movers about property auctions, with assumptions and myths still rife.

Best of both: village living, London commute

Posted on 08 Apr, 2021.

The mass exodus to coastal locations and rural neighbourhoods has kept property journalists busy over the last few months but is our ache to escape the rat...

Saving for a deposit: is it getting easier?

Posted on 01 Apr, 2021.

We’re being told there’s never been a better time to buy a property but what’s the outlook for those still saving for a deposit?

Viewber Diaries - Lynn, Kent

Posted on 26 Mar, 2021.

Guest blog post from a real Viewber. This series follows different Viewbers who are based all across the UK. We want to find out more about their personal ...

Viewbers ARE bringing in the offers and deals!

Posted on 18 Mar, 2021.

Viewber co-founder, Ed talks to London based ludlowthompson MD, Alexander Rawlinson – they use the Viewber services.

Generation Rent to Generation Buy: an obsession?

Posted on 15 Mar, 2021.

Another Budget and another focus on property buying. ‘An Englishman’s home is his castle’ but does it really matter if they, or a landlord, owns the ...

Auctions: a first-timer's guide

Posted on 09 Mar, 2021.

Property auctions are open to all buyers and sellers – and you’ll find all sorts of property for sale. Viewber reveals the many benefits of the auction...

Does your CRM supplier listen?

Posted on 05 Mar, 2021.

Does your CRM supplier listen – and if it was easier would you change horses?

Video & virtual content: rising and set to soar

Posted on 03 Mar, 2021.

Are you stuck on static marketing assets? We discuss the rise of video and virtual content in the property industry, with listing improvements that agents ...

Viewber Diaries - Em, Cheshire

Posted on 25 Feb, 2021.

Guest blog post from a real Viewber. This series follows different Viewbers who are based all across the Nation. We want to find out more about their perso...

London: ruin or renaissance?

Posted on 22 Feb, 2021.

London has always been a star on the global property scene but is it a fading light or a nebula about to be reborn?

First-time buyers reality check

Posted on 15 Feb, 2021.

Maybe first-time buyers need not discount 2021. With a little help, it could actually be the year of the novice purchaser.

Surrey, Sussex & Somerset

Posted on 11 Feb, 2021.

The 3 Ss property snapshot: Step forward Sussex, Surrey and Somerset. It’s your turn to show your property credentials.

Staying safe and doing business in Covid times

Posted on 05 Feb, 2021.

Two things bursting to the fore in 2021 are job security and Covid safety. Many were worried at the start of the pandemic that their job might be at risk, ...

6 property management software products to try

Posted on 25 Jan, 2021.

Time heavy. Compliance heavy. Admin heavy. Deadline heavy. Managing even a small portfolio of let properties can be lucrative but can also be a huge drain ...

PR, a much misunderstood discipline - The Rodcast

Posted on 20 Jan, 2021.

Rod Turner, Founder at ITP Group invites Viewber co-founder, Ed Mead onto the 'Rodcast' podcast to talk about all things PR and business.

How to make use of hyper-local property viewings

Posted on 18 Jan, 2021.

With thousands of Viewbers in neighbourhoods across the UK, agents can cut virtually all travel from their viewings diary by booking the person closest to ...

Who’s got the Monkey? - Calum Watson

Posted on 12 Jan, 2021.

Monkeys. Everywhere. As far as the eye can see. That’s how I felt at the beginning of the first lockdown last March. But let me backtrack a moment - Calu...

How to avoid office/staff virus transmission

Posted on 11 Jan, 2021.

Agents are showing concern and compassion for their employees as we endure lockdown 3.0, and Viewber is here to encourage wellbeing without compromising yo...

Speed: the new sales tool in 2021!

Posted on 31 Dec, 2020.

Property transactions are set to speed up, with a digital revolution helping buyer, sellers and tenants move in much faster time frames.

Property in 2021? Here’s what MIGHT happen next

Posted on 18 Dec, 2020.

No one had a crystal ball accurate enough to predict what would happen in 2020 but undeterred, the team at Viewber forecasts the events that may shape prop...

The optimum viewing duration? 20 minutes

Posted on 18 Dec, 2020.

Almost three quarters of those questioned in Viewber’s Viewing Behaviour Survey said 20 minutes inside a property was enough, with no one wanting to stay...

A flurry of viewings over Christmas? Book Viewber!

Posted on 17 Dec, 2020.

Self-isolating staff, the stamp duty deadline and demand still high? Let Viewber help you service the seasonal peak in viewing requests.

Join the small developers enjoying big success

Posted on 15 Dec, 2020.

More humble developers are conquering the property market one house at a time and with Viewber in your corner, you too can lessen risk by sending a local V...

What do property viewers expect in 2020

Posted on 04 Dec, 2020.

Viewber’s Viewing Behaviour Survey 2020 reveals our modern attitudes to viewings, where who stays and who goes is not as important as booking flexibility...

Speeding up the home buying and selling process

Posted on 01 Dec, 2020.

Instead of pointing out deficiencies, Ed Mead, as an ex estate agent and now Proptech Founder at Viewber, started a discussion recently looking for solutio...

Pros & cons: buying old vs. buying new

Posted on 27 Nov, 2020.

Something old or something new? There are so many choices when it comes to buying a property, so Viewber has weighed up some pros and cons on your behalf. ...

Oxford: the emerging out-of-London hotspot

Posted on 23 Nov, 2020.

It’s an A* for Oxford as it offers a credible alternative to living in London.

Viewings: how to make 15 minutes work for you

Posted on 16 Nov, 2020.

Lockdown rules demand that property viewings not exceed 15 minutes, so we’ve summarized how Viewbers can make every second count.

Mad for property in Manchester

Posted on 13 Nov, 2020.

Dear London, I’m leaving…

Posted on 09 Nov, 2020.

Home movers may be writing ‘Dear John’ letters to London - consciously uncoupling from the capital in search of pastures new - but they don’t want to...

Renting: what’s not to love?

Posted on 27 Oct, 2020.

We still haven’t taken a leaf out of Europe’s books when it comes to attitudes to renting but even Boris’ fixation with buying shouldn’t detract fr...

Agents say so little on their particulars

Posted on 21 Oct, 2020.

Why do so many put minimal info up front and what are Trading Standards possibly doing about it.

Where in the world are house prices rising?

Posted on 19 Oct, 2020.

Is Covid’s most unusual side effect rising house prices? Viewber takes a look at the global locations where property markets are proving immune to the pa...

The green green grass of London home

Posted on 09 Oct, 2020.

The urban sprawl is, fittingly, an urban myth as the Capital City is as verdant as it’s ever been. Here is Viewber’s guide to green locations in London...

Bidders sold on online auctions

Posted on 30 Sep, 2020.

Buyers continue to make offers on property lots but increasingly from the comfort of their own house, not the auction house.

Five overlooked areas in Chelsea to buy property

Posted on 29 Sep, 2020.

You can spend anything from £400k to £150 million to live in Chelsea. But forty years of working in the area has exposed a few nooks and crannies where p...

#MyPropertyStories - prank goes wrong... or right?

Posted on 25 Sep, 2020.

Board Wars – 1993 style! In this edition of #MyPropertyStories, Lee covers a topic we all know too well in this industry – the competitive nature of be...

Staycations look set to stay

Posted on 21 Sep, 2020.

With uncertainty around air bridges, international travel and quarantine rules, could a holiday let in the UK be your next investment?

How much income are you missing in this market?

Posted on 15 Sep, 2020.

If you're missing property appointments because you're too busy, STOP - register and try Viewber, it's 24/7, national and easy to book.

Your side hustle starts here

Posted on 14 Sep, 2020.

The rise of the “Manny” annex

Posted on 11 Sep, 2020.

Having, or creating, an extra space in your home for boomerang kids, a granny annex or to take advantage of £7500 per annum tax free from having a lodger ...

Scotland steps into the spotlight

Posted on 09 Sep, 2020.

Whether it’s living under Nicola Sturgeon’s thunder-stealing rule, the stunning scenery or just the thrill of becoming part of the tartan army, Scotlan...

Sign on the electronic line

Posted on 28 Aug, 2020.

Touching pens and relying on the postal service are becoming a thing of the past, as digital signatures infiltrate every part of the property process.

University challenged? No evidence here

Posted on 27 Aug, 2020.

A global pandemic has failed to put off UK and international students, who are gearing up for the start of a new university year in greater numbers than ev...

Coasting home? Our shift to the seaside

Posted on 24 Aug, 2020.

Thousands of people are looking to overhaul their lifestyles and they see their ‘new normal’ in a coastal location.

Is it time to embrace renting?

Posted on 24 Aug, 2020.

Perfect purchasing partner for Hong Kong buyers

Posted on 17 Aug, 2020.

Viewber is helping Hong Kong residents buy UK property, thanks to our totally digitalized, online property visits and reporting service.

How to move house: step-by-step

Posted on 10 Aug, 2020.

Obsession can cloud rational thinking and nowhere is it more prevalent than when buying a new home. Covid has amplified it, propelled by parts of the media...

Commercial property: Covid embers begin to ignite

Posted on 06 Aug, 2020.

Commercial property and Covid-19 make for an unusual pairing but the pandemic has changed how we view, use and will develop commercial spaces in the future...

New help for long-distance landlords

Posted on 03 Aug, 2020.

Are you a property investor with no time or desire to travel? No problem! Viewber’s new and enhanced property services are designed with landlords chasin...

Fixed property service costs you might do without

Posted on 29 Jul, 2020.

Fixed property service costs you might do without. Proptech, two for the price of one!

Local lockdowns: what can we learn from Leicester?

Posted on 21 Jul, 2020.

In a case of ‘failing to prepare is preparing to fail’, agents need to be on guard for their own local lockdowns.

SDLT holiday sparks viewings stampede

Posted on 16 Jul, 2020.

When Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his summer statement, he created an exceptional window of opportunity for home buyers when it comes to Stamp Duty.

A guide to selling property in 2020

Posted on 15 Jul, 2020.

Selling a property in 2020? Here’s Viewber’s guide to how things have changed since the start of the year.

#MyPropertyStories - ALWAYS ring the door bell

Posted on 10 Jul, 2020.

Michael Day from Integra Property Services and Director of Teclet shares a couple of mishaps from his early days of being an Agent – let’s just say it ...

Viewber + Sprift = win for property agents

Posted on 09 Jul, 2020.

Over 4 years and 110,000 viewings agents have come to trust Viewber and the reasons for doing so have just become even more compelling.

Buy to Let - back in favour?

Posted on 07 Jul, 2020.

Co-Founder Ed Mead's recent column in The Spectator about whether the Buy To Let market - vilified in the past and increasingly taxed, will need to be revi...

London or Country - head or heart?

Posted on 07 Jul, 2020.

Viewber Co-Founder Ed Mead's latest Spectator piece, this one discusses whether it's likely that the post Covid rush to think about moving out of London wi...

New build customer - Show House Mag offers more

Posted on 06 Jul, 2020.

New build customer service - Show House Mag offers more. Another positive collaboration that’s come from Viewber co-founder Ed’s lockdown…

Viewber Testimonials - Iain White

Posted on 03 Jul, 2020.

Property Veteran Iain White tells us about his experience with Viewber.

What does a viewing actually cost you in 2020?

Posted on 30 Jun, 2020.

Accompany viewings or concentrate on income generating tasks? Viewber asks if sending experienced negotiators to accompany viewings is the best use of your...

Time to tighten up lead qualification

Posted on 25 Jun, 2020.

A sharp rise in property enquiries is presenting a good, albeit pressing, problem for agents. We explain how Viewber is your perfect property qualification...

MRI, Fixflo & Viewber Webinar Replay

Posted on 25 Jun, 2020.

Another positive collaboration from lockdown – Viewber co-founder, Ed Mead catches up with Trevor Younes, MD of MRI and Rajeev Nayyar from Fixflo.

Rawlings looks at outsourcing & wonders why (not)?

Posted on 23 Jun, 2020.

As the world came to a Covid halt, Viewber co-founder Ed turned lockdown around and used it to positively listen to a variety of industry experts.

Viewbers can access a detailed pre-viewing report

Posted on 22 Jun, 2020.

Our Viewbers are able to give an enhanced viewing experience and answer more questions, thanks to the introduction of a Sprift Report on every viewing.

The extra mile for house builders and developers

Posted on 18 Jun, 2020.

Viewber is set up to help house builders and developers with ‘last mile’ marketing by launching a collaboration with leading trade magazine Show House.

Live video calling ups the virtual viewing ante

Posted on 12 Jun, 2020.

Viewber talks about live WhatsApp video viewings – a fully interactive, two-way process that puts potential purchasers and tenants in the driving seat.

360° tours vs Live Whatsapp property viewings

Posted on 08 Jun, 2020.

A recent conversation with a top end agent revealed that eight out of ten deals agreed in lockdown via 360° tours fell out of bed when an actual viewing t...

Rentals, has lockdown shifted the focus yet again?

Posted on 04 Jun, 2020.

Are we heading for a glut of post-lockdown landlords? Viewber looks at the current property investment landscape, will it create a wave of fresh investors....

#MyPropertyStories - Summer of 2011 London riots

Posted on 03 Jun, 2020.

A frightening and rather strange situation for Viewber co-founder, Ed…remember the Summer 2011 London riots?

ICG: fast track the future of estate agency

Posted on 02 Jun, 2020.

Here at Viewber, we are delighted to announce we have teamed up with 30 PropTech and PropService companies in a groundbreaking collaboration of “best-in-...

Introducing the new ‘2-step’ viewings process

Posted on 28 May, 2020.

Viewber can provide both vital parts of the ‘new normal’ viewings process – initial ‘remote or virtual’ viewings as well as follow-up accompanied...

Preparing for pent up demand

Posted on 26 May, 2020.

Sentiment trackers and online traffic monitoring show movers are raring to go, but are you prepared to cope with pent-up viewing demand?

What Covid-19 is teaching us about efficiency

Posted on 22 May, 2020.

Companies are discovering decentralized and more agile working practices aren’t such a bad thing after all – and can even improve business.

Top 5 cities for runaway rental values

Posted on 20 May, 2020.

Move over London. The top five cities where rental values are rising the most are all outside of the south east, as Viewber discovers.

Landlords: can’t pay your BtL mortgage?

Posted on 18 May, 2020.

With cash flow a cause for concern among tenants and investors, here’s Viewber’s advice for landlords who may struggle to repay their buy-to-let mortga...

MRI Software & Viewber Collaboration

Posted on 06 May, 2020.

Viewber is pleased to be associated with one of the most forward thinking software suppliers, MRI Software.

Week Seven - Planning Ahead

Posted on 04 May, 2020.

Everyone’s experience of lock down is different but week seven has been a quieter one on social media and is less obviously busy.

Agents: 9 messages to communicate to clients

Posted on 22 Apr, 2020.

Don’t leave home movers, landlords and tenants in limbo. Now is the time to devise a communication plan to keep in touch.

An auctioneer’s C-19 survival guide

Posted on 20 Apr, 2020.

No viewings? No problem. In a niche where buying blind and cash purchasing is usual, there is no reason why auctioneers can’t keep business brisk or at l...

Tenanted property access during Covid-19

Posted on 16 Apr, 2020.

With social distancing and travel restrictions in place, Viewber clarifies the circumstances when a landlord or letting agent may access a tenanted propert...

6 ideas for those furloughed or free of work

Posted on 30 Mar, 2020.

Furloughed or free of work? Here are 6 constructive things to do with your spare time, alongside the official advice on how to keep our society safe.

Doing the right thing

Posted on 30 Mar, 2020.

For many of us this is emotional, that’s how agents work, with emotional intelligence.

After 4 years of WFH, here are Viewber's tips

Posted on 26 Mar, 2020.

Viewber was founded with 'work from home' as a cornerstone and we have (well up until recently anyway) had up to 26 people working from home for the last a...

Mental Health in the Property Industry

Posted on 26 Mar, 2020.

Mental Health in the property industry - #MyPropertyStories, with Jonathan Werth.

#MyPropertyStories - with Bryan Mansell

Posted on 20 Mar, 2020.

Bryan Mansell, who runs training outfit The Allstars Group and has a fantastic background as an estate agent, shares two amusing stories for our #MyPropert...

1 visit, 1 day or 1 week – a flexible service!

Posted on 06 Mar, 2020.

Mad half hour, manic Monday or just a plain crazy week? Viewbers can be booked on a flexible basis to take on an accompanied viewing or last minute inspect...

Ed Talks - Podcast with Phil Spencer

Posted on 05 Mar, 2020.

Welcome back to ‘#EdTalks’ the property podcast! Ed has invited an old friend into the recording booth this time (a familiar face to a lot of you), Phi...

#MyPropertyStories - with Kevin Hollinrake

Posted on 04 Mar, 2020.

Pleased that this #MyPropertyStories contribution is from Kevin Hollinrake, who has clearly missed another vocation as a comedian on top of being Chairman ...

Saassy?

Posted on 04 Mar, 2020.

Over three years we’ve developed easy to use software, a fabulous team of people to run it and a network of Viewbers to deliver the service, but sometime...

Proptech: 7 useful Twitter accounts to follow

Posted on 03 Mar, 2020.

Don’t fall behind the proptech curve, rise with it by following these people and organisations, each seeking to improve the way the industry operates.

The Birmingham property market update

Posted on 26 Feb, 2020.

Never resting on its laurels, Birmingham is keen to build on recent regeneration success with ambitious plans to keep the city snapping at London's heels.

#MyPropertyStories - 'The best boss I've ever had'

Posted on 21 Feb, 2020.

Viewber founder, Ed Mead has also been joining in with our #MyPropertyStories campaign. Here is a story about the best boss he has ever had...

HMOs: multiples can be magic

Posted on 21 Feb, 2020.

Forget the unwholesome reputation of student digs, Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) are leading the way when it comes to rental yields.

A property viewer's perspective

Posted on 19 Feb, 2020.

A property viewer's perspective & frustrations - The solution? Book a Viewber!

It’s time to make hay with Viewber!

Posted on 17 Feb, 2020.

Agents are going from ‘zero to hero’ as confidence comes back to the property market. Try Viewber during your busiest periods, no minimum spend or book...

South East London’s property market update

Posted on 12 Feb, 2020.

Step aside, South East London coming through. With names like Jude Law, Florence Welch and Tiny Tempah and many MPs within the Division Bell, this part of ...

The Viewber Diaries

Posted on 11 Feb, 2020.

In this series, some of our Viewbers who are dotted all around the UK have been documenting their property viewings, inspections and tour appointments.

#MyPropertyStories - with Graham Norwood

Posted on 04 Feb, 2020.

Here at Viewber, our new campaign #MyPropertyStories is a place for property professionals, from anywhere on the property spectrum, to share some of their ...

Better site sense for development agents

Posted on 03 Feb, 2020.

Potential development sites strung out across the country? Use Viewber as your qualification tool and visiting service so you can spend more time at your d...

10 property influencers to put on your radar!

Posted on 27 Jan, 2020.

Need inspiration, advice, information or a mentor to guide you? Here are 10 property influencers to follow on social media.

What is Build to Rent?

Posted on 21 Jan, 2020.

Do you cover areas outside of London? - YES!

Posted on 21 Jan, 2020.

Do you cover areas outside of London? - YES! Viewber is a national property service.

Remote control

Posted on 15 Jan, 2020.

Some our best loves brands and businesses run fully or partially remotely, without a centralised office. Viewber is just one of them!

Liverpool’s property market update

Posted on 08 Jan, 2020.

The pace at which Liverpool adds to its residential, commercial and leisure sectors is keeping this iconic city fresh in the minds of home movers and prope...

We had Viewber bookings on Christmas & New Years!

Posted on 06 Jan, 2020.

Property professionals - we are here to fill in the gaps for your service (especially as we head forwards into a much busier market)

You’re hired: the Viewber recruitment solution

Posted on 03 Jan, 2020.

Are your staff thinking ‘new year, new job’? Viewber is ready to fill in any gaps that a round of January resignations may bring.

Making the most of the Boxing Day search bonanza

Posted on 17 Dec, 2019.

Figures show Christmas property searches peak on Boxing Day, so can agents capitalise on this feverish activity?

Property managers: biggest benefits using Viewber

Posted on 12 Dec, 2019.

Balance property management with profit by involving Viewber – the smarter way to service your managed portfolio, save costs and protect your income.

The best property valuation tools

Posted on 11 Dec, 2019.

House prices are a national obsession and that’s why every estate agent needs to be able to provide an estimated valuation. Here’s our guide to the opt...

Ed Talks - Podcast with Paul Conway about HMOs

Posted on 09 Dec, 2019.

Ed Talks to Paul Conway... Paul is re-branding 'Houses in Multiple Occupation' (HMOs) as ''Co-Living"

Master Lock has partnered with Viewber

Posted on 04 Dec, 2019.

Master Lock, the global leader in security, has partnered with Viewber, the outsourced viewing and inspection service for the property industry, to offer r...

Time to act on that Rightmove search!

Posted on 03 Dec, 2019.

All I want for Christmas is...time to act on that Rightmove search. Partner with Viewber over the holiday period and unwrap the greatest gift of all – op...

How to sell & let more properties

Posted on 20 Nov, 2019.

Not enough hours in the day? With Viewber looking after property visits & viewings, agents can do more in the same amount of time.

Ed Talks - Podcast with Tim Price from OneDome

Posted on 13 Nov, 2019.

Ed Talks to Vice President of OneDome, Tim Price - This company is making the process of selling property much, much simpler!

Could you spot an Airbnb sub-let?

Posted on 13 Nov, 2019.

Sub-letting properties via short holiday let sites is now classed as a ‘profession’, with its own tell-tale signs that can be spotted during property v...

Are you checking for signs of subletting?

Posted on 08 Nov, 2019.

Did you know a landlord does not have to be the homeowner to rent out rooms or an entire property? This fact has clicked for some tenants, who have taken t...

Brighton’s property market update

Posted on 31 Oct, 2019.

Often referred to as ‘London by the sea’, Brighton has evolved to become a thriving urban destination with a beachside backdrop.

Your shortcut to a better work-life balance

Posted on 24 Oct, 2019.

‘Open all hours’ and ‘working all hours’ is not the same thing. Viewber explains how a better work-life balance can be achieved without compromisin...

Ed Talks - Podcast with Kevin Hollinrake MP

Posted on 16 Oct, 2019.

Ed Talks to Kevin Hollinrake MP about Affordable Housing, Stamp Duty, Regulation vs beefed up Redress, Hunters and much much more!

Unintended consequences – not always a bad thing

Posted on 03 Oct, 2019.

A blog post by Viewber founder, Ed Mead: Saas, Paas – it used to be a foreign language, what’s changed? Read on, you might be surprised.

7 places to find your next property

Posted on 02 Oct, 2019.

It’s not all about the internet. Viewber outlines seven different – and sometimes surprising - ways of sourcing your next home to buy or rent.

York’s property market update

Posted on 17 Sep, 2019.

Framed by the sweeping Yorkshire Moors and steeped in ancient history, York offers an enchanting blend of wild countryside, heritage detail and city chic!

'All change’ autumn may see an exodus of staff

Posted on 10 Sep, 2019.

Agents beware: ‘all change’ autumn may see an exodus of staff!

How to minimise shocks during property viewings

Posted on 03 Sep, 2019.

Reality versus what you see online can often trip agents up on viewings. How do you manage expectations when prospective buyers or tenants visit a property...

Here is your September support!

Posted on 27 Aug, 2019.

Say hello to September with the power to say yes to every viewing, thanks to Viewber’s ‘any time, any property, anywhere’ accompanied viewings and pr...

Are you set for the student rush?

Posted on 22 Aug, 2019.

Add Viewber to your armoury and cope with ease using our on demand check in and inventory services.

Helping the long-distance landlord

Posted on 24 Jul, 2019.

Distance should be no barrier when speaking to potential property investors, with a number of products and services making it easier to manage your buy to ...

Build to Rent & Property Management

Posted on 15 Jul, 2019.

Property Management and Build to Rent are having to cost cut to maintain, or increase, yields. Proven Tech is giving operators the chance to operate a menu...

Work less hours: achieve more success

Posted on 08 Jul, 2019.

Estate agents across the country can breathe a sigh of relief after research finds that staff do not need to work extended or unsociable hours to achieve s...

Ed Talks Podcast - Ep. 10 with Tom Tennant

Posted on 04 Jul, 2019.

In this podcast episode, Ed invites Tom back into the recording studio. Tom is someone who has been at the forefront of what’s happening with changes in ...

Viewber’s cool recruitment solution this summer

Posted on 02 Jul, 2019.

Double trouble as staff levels dip due to peak holiday weeks and a crisis in recruitment confidence leaves teams under-resourced.

Up your income with sporting short lets

Posted on 20 Jun, 2019.

Letting agents can increase revenue by tapping into sporting short lets this summer, reaching out to home owners, sellers and landlords during a packed fix...

UK holiday lets set to benefit from Brexit

Posted on 11 Jun, 2019.

Owners and investors can capitalise on the surge of the staycation, with travellers abandoning plans to travel to the EU in favour of the UK.

Ed Talks - Property Podcast Ep. 9 with Josh Rayner

Posted on 05 Jun, 2019.

Ed Talks to Josh Rayner, Owner of Rayner Personnel?... Property Recruitment Expert, Irrepressible & ‘Old beyond His years’

The Negotiator Article!

Posted on 04 Jun, 2019.

'Outsourced property viewings now widespread among ‘best known’ estate agents. Claim is made by Ed Mead's company Viewber just three years after launch...

Bristol’s property market update

Posted on 28 May, 2019.

Move over Bath. Bristol is one of the South West’s most vibrant cities, with equally charming period properties and the Clifton Suspension Bridge a stunn...

How agents are monetising gaps in their diaries...

Posted on 15 May, 2019.

Join hundreds of estate and lettings agents monetising what used to be gaps in their diaries...

Will independents at last have a united voice?

Posted on 13 May, 2019.

"The last few weeks have seen a flurry of activity directed at independent agents" Viewber founder, Ed Mead has written an article about this for Property...

Ed Talks - Property Podcast Ep. 8 with Iain White

Posted on 10 May, 2019.

Ed Talks to Iain White, Estate Agent Mentor & Prop Tech Investor & Advisor

Refuse a viewing? Why you need never say no.

Posted on 07 May, 2019.

Every viewing has the potential to bring agents closer to completion or new business, so saying no never makes sense.

Estate agents - how to stand out!

Posted on 01 May, 2019.

Join successful ex Douglas & Gordon and Foxtons estate agents (now Viewber founder and investor) Ed Mead and Peter Rollings for their webinar.

Sunderland & Newcastle - a property market update

Posted on 24 Apr, 2019.

They may be fierce rivals on the football pitch, but Sunderland and Newcastle are united when it comes to positive property prospects.

Viewing assistants available from Viewber!

Posted on 11 Apr, 2019.

Reliable weekend [or anytime] viewing assistants available from Viewber... for example, 3 hours at £65 + VAT.

The lettings market: snapshot & forecast

Posted on 09 Apr, 2019.

Changes and charges are high on the agenda, with a raft of new rules and a continuing rise in rents...

The Times Article - hit or miss?

Posted on 08 Apr, 2019.

The Times Article - hit or miss? 'Estate agents dupe sellers' ...read Ed Mead's thoughts on this!

How to please today’s home movers

Posted on 03 Apr, 2019.

The way we search for property has changed radically in the last 20 years but have the agency services you offer kept pace?

The future for property buyers

Posted on 25 Mar, 2019.

Collaboration between prop tech suppliers, like the ICG, could help agents deliver a faster and more efficient service for buyers...

Property buyer frustrations

Posted on 20 Mar, 2019.

This is a real voicemail forwarded to us by a frustrated buyer... he subsequently asked the agent why they don't use Viewber - they do now!

The real costs of sending staff on viewings...

Posted on 19 Mar, 2019.

So, what do you currently spend on sending staff out on viewings?

A quick guide to viewings with Viewber

Posted on 11 Mar, 2019.

How does booking a viewing with Viewber work? For clients, it’s as simple as clicking a button but here we also explain what happens after the booking is...

Simon Bradbury - his thoughts about Viewber!

Posted on 06 Mar, 2019.

Another honest Viewber client testimonial with well known estate agency Director, Simon Bradbury from Thomas Morris - caught on camera.

OneDome - A new portal

Posted on 04 Mar, 2019.

The South West’s property market update

Posted on 04 Mar, 2019.

Cornwall, Devon and Somerset not only serve up a weather microclimate but a property microclimate too, thanks to short lets, affluent tourists and holiday ...

Ed Talks - Property Podcast, Episode 6

Posted on 28 Feb, 2019.

Ed Talks to James Evans, the CEO of Douglas & Gordon.

UK Viewings 7 days a week, even if you only work 5

Posted on 21 Feb, 2019.

Evening, weekend and public holiday accompanied viewings, anywhere in the UK, are made possible thanks to Viewber, so you never miss an opportunity to secu...

A client testimonial, caught on camera!

Posted on 19 Feb, 2019.

A client testimonial, caught on camera, with Viewber founder, Ed Mead and Steven Herd from My London Home. Find out what Steven really thinks about our Vi...

Are you a property portfolio manager?

Posted on 18 Feb, 2019.

Are you a property portfolio manager looking to maintain returns?

Property Hub Podcast - 2019 roundtable predictions

Posted on 07 Feb, 2019.

Recently Ed (Viewber founder) was invited by Rob Bence and Rob Dix from Property Hub to join in on a very interesting roundtable discussion, including prop...

Property visits - Doing it the Viewber way

Posted on 04 Feb, 2019.

Why waste time travelling miles to a property visit when you could send a trusted third-party on your behalf and receive a report back?

Why not recommend Viewber and get a referral fee?

Posted on 30 Jan, 2019.

As the Viewber service has grown, so have the number of recommendations coming to us. Always a good sign of course and the old adage that a recommendation ...

Ed Mead's Property Podcast - Episode 5 is LIVE!

Posted on 28 Jan, 2019.

Richard Blanco - The London Representative for the National Landlord Association (NLA) – A Huge Success Story & Rich in Advice for all Landlord’s

19 reasons to use Viewber in 2019

Posted on 07 Jan, 2019.

Need more convincing why Viewber should be your essential property partner in 2019? Here are 19 reasons why you need to try our service.

YOU and portal fees

Posted on 13 Dec, 2018.

Portal fees aren’t going away – do you save or spend your way to success. Why not both?

Viewber wins industry Supplier of the Year!

Posted on 11 Dec, 2018.

Our National viewings service recognised with a gold award at respected industry ceremony, The Negotiator Awards 2018.

Scotland’s property market update

Posted on 10 Dec, 2018.

It certainly is bonnie in Scotland for those in search of house price appreciation, buoyant sales and head-turning buy-to-let yields.

Open house events made easy!

Posted on 07 Dec, 2018.

Open houses – the modern way to create a buzz and use staff time more effectively.

Viewber – Santa's little helpers!

Posted on 29 Nov, 2018.

Let Viewber help when sickness, holidays, snow storms and shopping trips threaten your ability to earn from property viewings.

HMOs might yield more – but at what cost?

Posted on 12 Nov, 2018.

Could HMOs turn out to be not the golden goose that investors hope for? Ed Mead opinion piece...

Reducing risk when buying blind

Posted on 07 Nov, 2018.

For some buyers, instinct is enough to compel them to offer on a property, but an impartial visit with a follow-up report can avoid costly mistakes for tho...

HMOs: the changes explained

Posted on 01 Nov, 2018.

HMOs are leading the way in terms of rental yields but they come with extra rules and regulations that have recently changed. To avoid confusion, Viewber o...

Pre-Budget Property Market Snapshot

Posted on 22 Oct, 2018.

The property industry, home movers and landlords are waiting to hear what the Chancellor will set out in his last Budget before BREXIT, to be delivered on ...

Ed's Property Podcast - Episode 3 is LIVE!

Posted on 17 Oct, 2018.

Ed Mead's Property Podcast - James Dearsley AKA. Mr. PropTech

An Important Message for Lettings Agents!

Posted on 08 Oct, 2018.

Ed Mead, Viewber Founder: "Over the last few weeks, I’ve had a lot of questions from people asking whether we actually do business or whether we can han...

Birmingham Property Market Update

Posted on 02 Oct, 2018.

The Bullring, beautiful bling, Balti houses and now a booming property market. Add in ambitious regeneration projects and Birmingham is close to eclipsing ...

Ed's Property Podcast - Episode 2 is LIVE!

Posted on 27 Sep, 2018.

Ed Mead's Property Podcast - Vanessa Warwick & the Landlord Mindset

Retaining Negotiators... Opinion from Ed Mead

Posted on 19 Sep, 2018.

"The CEOs I have spoken to cite staff retention as one their top three problems and the reason it’s such an issue is the uptick in demand for weekend vie...

UK based eyes for international property buyers

Posted on 14 Sep, 2018.

Send a Viewber to independently verify a property’s size, style, condition and surroundings from wherever you are in the world – invaluable if you’re...

Where are the best yields?

Posted on 10 Sep, 2018.

Shouldn’t you be shouting from the rooftops?

Posted on 05 Sep, 2018.

A blog post by Ed Mead: "It’s a unique and long overdue customer service commitment that I’d have loved to have as a tool when still in the business ...

5 positive ways the property market may change

Posted on 29 Aug, 2018.

The future of the property market looks bright, whether you’re a buyer, seller, tenant or landlord. Here are the highlights...

Probate property visits: a must for insurance

Posted on 23 Aug, 2018.

Almost every probate insurance product requires regular property inspections but adequate resourcing is essential to cut the risk of invalid policies.

Who is Peter Rollings?

Posted on 15 Aug, 2018.

Learn more about Viewber investor and estate agent expert Peter Rollings!

Manchester Property Market Report

Posted on 10 Aug, 2018.

Viewber looks north to discover hot property prospects are plentiful in Manchester.

Ed's Property Podcast - Episode 1 is LIVE!

Posted on 06 Aug, 2018.

In this monthly series, Ed and his guests from the property industry will discuss the biggest topics and changes in the market. Episode 1: Lettings & More...

The tenant fee ban: your questions answered!

Posted on 03 Aug, 2018.

Lettings agents should identify ways of recouping costs now or lose an average of £404 in fees per tenancy.

Ed talks to talkRADIO!

Posted on 31 Jul, 2018.

Ed was back in the talkRadio studio to discuss the top news headlines with James Max - catch up here...

Viewber, use nationwide coverage to your advantage

Posted on 20 Jul, 2018.

Go West, (or North, South & East – anywhere in fact) thanks to Viewber’s nationwide coverage!

A property job at its most family friendly!

Posted on 17 Jul, 2018.

Viewber offers a refreshing alternative to High Street agency, with workers in control of when they work and how many hours they complete.

Who is Ed Mead?

Posted on 13 Jul, 2018.

London Property Market Trends

Posted on 05 Jul, 2018.

Viewber has read the results, crunched the numbers and studied the surveys to find out what’s really happening in the London property market.

How to Survive & Thrive The Brexit Housing Market

Posted on 28 Jun, 2018.

Brexit and your estate agency business: a flexible approach will future-proof your business during uncertain times.

Your flexible viewing partner that saves you money

Posted on 20 Jun, 2018.

Forget set fees and fixed contracts, modern estate agency is all about flexibility. Only pay for what you need, when you need it – not a penny more!

KeyNest opens door to easier out-of-hours viewings

Posted on 13 Jun, 2018.

Trial partnership with KeyNest is allowing agents to increase their viewing availability through a safe, local key holding facility.

Bucket & spade buy-to-lets

Posted on 01 Jun, 2018.

A rise in UK staycations, favourable tax breaks and a burgeoning support sector could persuade landlords to explore holiday lets.

Top 7 reasons to invest in a student let

Posted on 09 May, 2018.

A rise in student numbers is one of many reasons why letting to undergraduates is a must-explore option for landlords.

Empower your negs with Viewber

Posted on 04 May, 2018.

Happily many of the UK’s best-known agents are now using Viewber for out of hours and weekend stuff and this is exactly what Co-Founder, Ed Mead, envisag...

Viewber and GDPR

Posted on 03 May, 2018.

We have no interest in using our data for anything other than the convenience of our users.

New homes viewings made easy

Posted on 01 May, 2018.

Surge in new home and buyer numbers puts pressure on site staff, although sharing viewings with Viewber immediately eases the pressure.

The rise of student lettings

Posted on 19 Apr, 2018.

Overwhelmed with viewing requests from students? Get instant cover for the peak period of student lets when you partner with Viewber.

Side effect of EPC changes

Posted on 16 Apr, 2018.

The Gig Economy – it’s not all about Uber

Posted on 05 Apr, 2018.

The UK workforce is both learning and maturing at a fast pace and the freedom it can give those who genuinely prefer to work in their own time is something...

When did delegating become outsourcing?

Posted on 04 Apr, 2018.

At home delegating lightens the load. Outsourcing at work can also free up resources and improve profits.

Crisis: Viewber’s Charity of the Year 2018

Posted on 19 Mar, 2018.

Crisis is our charity of the year, find out more here.

Love and Loss for Landlords

Posted on 19 Mar, 2018.

Love and Loss for Landlords - A guest blog by Andrew Montlake of Independent Mortgage brokers Coreco.

A job that fits in with the gym, the dog and yoga

Posted on 14 Mar, 2018.

Becoming a Viewber gives you full control over when and where you work and how many hours you do. You call the shots and keep control using an ‘opt-in’...

Spotlight on the Planning and Development Process

Posted on 13 Mar, 2018.

There are many struggles and headaches that come alongside the planning and development process, we think that Viewber can lighten the load...

More viewings = More deals

Posted on 08 Mar, 2018.

People forget how much has changed in the way of technology as well as buyer expectation. These days you tell a buyer they have to come on Tuesday afternoo...

Property Tribes & Ed Mead: landlord and PRS issues

Posted on 01 Mar, 2018.

Ed Mead, Co-Founder of Viewber, talks about what is happening in the private rented sector, including the tenant fees ban and Section 24, as well as what V...

Keeping eyes on your investment on your behalf

Posted on 26 Feb, 2018.

Where a buy-to-let is located, what it looks like and how it is being treated will affect its value, so it’s essential that someone is ‘eyes on’ – ...

The solution to your property portfolio expansion

Posted on 20 Feb, 2018.

Guest Blog: Are you struggling to fund your property portfolio growth? Here’s the solution to expansion…

Supercharge your self-employment

Posted on 19 Feb, 2018.

Viewber is proud to be part of the self-employed, self-motivated community – facilitating a lifestyle change for many as well as capitalising on life exp...

14 reasons to love being a Viewber

Posted on 13 Feb, 2018.

Ask our community if they love being part of our Community and we’re 99.9% sure they’d all say yes. Here’s our top 14 reasons why people love being ...

From a distance: viewings on your behalf

Posted on 12 Feb, 2018.

Viewber can view any property on a nationwide basis on your behalf. Our Viewbers are independent, local people who conduct property viewings and document t...

Have your cake and eat it – service and ROI

Posted on 11 Feb, 2018.

The ideal use of staff is that which gives you the best ROI, i.e. in the office making money. Let Viewber open doors whilst you close the deals in the offi...

Help us choose our Charity for 2018

Posted on 05 Feb, 2018.

As our success grows we'd like to help as many people as possible. The Viewber team has created a shortlist of two charities for our Viewbers to pick from.

Leverage your life experience with Viewber

Posted on 28 Jan, 2018.

Viewber was founded with the intention of seeking out and using the gig, or sharing economy. Viewber gives such workers, a unique chance to indulge in two ...

A room with a Viewber

Posted on 26 Jan, 2018.

Rupert Bates - one of the leading property journalists in the country, and editorial director of Show House and What House Digital reports on how Viewber i...

The best kept secret for high street agents

Posted on 24 Jan, 2018.

Over the last twelve months several high street agents have found their use of Viewber has simply given them a decent ROI....but when we asked these client...

Are the lines between Agents becoming blurred

Posted on 16 Jan, 2018.

It seems the idea of broker style hub estate agencies is really catching on...but what's the difference between Brokers, Hybrid, Online and High Street Age...

Accompanied viewings for online & hybrid agencies

Posted on 15 Jan, 2018.

Online/Hybrids have perhaps worked best work for those owners who are fixed on doing their own viewings. But the sheen of doing your own viewings can wear...

Key things: how to make check in simpler

Posted on 05 Jan, 2018.

Demand for short-term lets is growing but so is the customers’ desire for a more professional rental experience. The check in/out procedure can heavily ...

Resignations & recruitment: your new year headache

Posted on 02 Jan, 2018.

January resignations couldn’t happen at a worse time in estate agency as it’s a seasonal peak. For every negotiator looking to leave your company, ther...

2017 has been an extraordinary year for Viewber

Posted on 28 Dec, 2017.

2017 has been an extraordinary year. Viewber has grown from a good idea into a flourishing business and our customer base has multiplied and crosses many d...

5 winter property tips for landlords and investors

Posted on 14 Dec, 2017.

GUEST BLOG: Winter is fast approaching and you need to make sure you are ready for it. Trust me you do not want your tenants complaining that the boiler is...

So many housing ministers, so many policies . . .

Posted on 05 Dec, 2017.

When it comes to creating Housing Policies is it time to form a Group of objective voices, NOT just from QANGOS and local Government, including estate and ...

The bewildering house buying process

Posted on 05 Dec, 2017.

Most people buy and sell property maybe three times in their entire life and organising the sale, i.e. mortgage, legals and agency is a new experience ever...

What does your Agency’s future look like?

Posted on 04 Dec, 2017.

It's difficult to predict what is, and isn’t, going to be the way of the future....but how many Agents have sat down and tried to envisage what the home ...

Key safes – what’s the big deal

Posted on 04 Dec, 2017.

Co-Founder of Viewber, Ed Mead, provides his thoughts about why key safes are the perfect partner for successful outsourced viewings.

Q&A Webinar for Property Professionals Nov 2017

Posted on 23 Nov, 2017.

In our first live Q&A Webinar - Ed Mead, Co-Founder of Viewber, explains how our services are being utilised by property professionals across the UK.

Social Housing Sector in the UK

Posted on 02 Nov, 2017.

For decades, the social housing sector has faced many challenges. Fortunately, it’s not all doom and gloom.

Property Developer Industry in the UK

Posted on 02 Nov, 2017.

At Viewber we like to keep our finger on the pulse when it comes to the housing market in the UK. With that in mind, we’re going to give you a roundup of...

AgentWOW talks to Ed Mead about Viewber

Posted on 16 Oct, 2017.

AgentWOW, the prop tech resource website, talks to Ed about Viewber and the market in general.

Another National Newspaper looks into Viewber

Posted on 21 Sep, 2017.

The Sun picks up the story and Hollie Borland gives her take on what we are doing at Viewber, and how the public can benefit.

The Times writes about Viewber, one year on

Posted on 12 Sep, 2017.

David Byers of The Times Money section writes about Viewber one year after launch

First anniversary press release

Posted on 12 Sep, 2017.

Viewber first anniversary press release and milestones. Now growing fast.

Is outsourcing now standard for estate agents?

Posted on 31 Jul, 2017.

Is outsourcing now standard for estate agents? As costs rise, along with customer expectations, is outsourcing becoming a go-to solution - Samantha Jones f...

A commentator's view of where Viewber fits in

Posted on 31 Jul, 2017.

In a rapidly changing tech and property selling landscape where and how does property outsourced viewing service Viewber fit. He seems to think it fits wel...

An expert's [undercover] view of Viewber

Posted on 20 Jul, 2017.

Rayhan Rafiq Omar goes undercover to check out outsourced viewing service, Viewber, and likes what he sees.

Saturday/Sunday support, be open all weekend

Posted on 26 Jun, 2017.

Use a weekend Viewber to do your multiple viewings, you can advertise you're open all weekend.

BBR R4's You and Yours talks to Viewber

Posted on 29 May, 2017.

BBC R4's You and Yours asks what the service is about and seems well informed. Sensible debate and questions in the podcast.

Series B funding round a success

Posted on 17 May, 2017.

Viewber completes a successful and very oversubscribed series B funding round.

5 key strategies to make money buying at auction

Posted on 21 Apr, 2017.

MD of the Essential Information Group, David Sandeman, tells us five things to do to ensure you make money - not get carried away, when buying at Auction.

Emily Wright of the EG talks to Founder Ed Mead

Posted on 11 Apr, 2017.

An Estates Gazette Podcast where Features and Global Editor Emily Wright talks to Ed Mead about how Viewber could be used in both Residential and Commercia...

Six companies that will change the way agents work

Posted on 02 Apr, 2017.

Proptech thinker and writer James Dearsley shares the six companies he thinks will change the way estate agents work in the next two years.

Viewings - health and safety matters

Posted on 27 Mar, 2017.

An example of where health and safety wasn't dealt with properly and led to a regrettable, avoidable accident.

Viewber can handle Prime Central London

Posted on 28 Feb, 2017.

Viewber, the outsourced viewing service, now has enough ex estate agents signed up specifically in PCL to handle the exigencies that market demands

Tech control of your business

Posted on 27 Feb, 2017.

Without the tech to reach and service the new generation of millennials, existing agents could well become invisible to them.

Commercial agents - simple UK wide inspections

Posted on 21 Feb, 2017.

Commercial agents - is organising UK wide inspections and viewings a pain in the proverbial.

Listen to how Proptech sees Viewber

Posted on 15 Feb, 2017.

The proptech world is talking about Viewber - find out why by listening to this podcast by industry experts.

Automation and tech makes good agents better

Posted on 12 Feb, 2017.

Rather than fearing automation estate agents worried about change can benefit by looking at the positives. As Stoics like to say - the obstacle can become ...

Peter Rollings invests in Viewber

Posted on 21 Jan, 2017.

One of the best known and commercial agents, ex MD of Foxtons and CEO of Marsh and Parsons, says "I get it" to Viewber

Elite Viewber - one to watch out for

Posted on 21 Jan, 2017.

The London Magazine writes about all hours viewings in London - and beyond - and how Viewber can help.

Remember when technology first grabbed you

Posted on 11 Jan, 2017.

Why proptech needs to be run past an agent FIRST. Might sound brilliant to a techie but it'll go straight over an agent's head!

Answering some of the agent objections to Viewber

Posted on 02 Dec, 2016.

Whilst many agents can see the advantages of a viewing service they've quite rightly felt there are some challenges - this is how we've been answering them...

Can you REALLY determine the value of your home

Posted on 15 Nov, 2016.

Some of the knowledge locked up in your agent's head is really useful, but is it enough to deter you from making decisions yourself - especially on such a ...

A degree of outsourcing could benefit all agents

Posted on 23 Oct, 2016.

Outsourcing viewings or inspections through Viewber could benefit ALL agents, not sure why some should only see it as a benefit to the online agents.

Agents second call must be Viewber says tech guru

Posted on 14 Oct, 2016.

One property technology expert thinks an estate agents second call, after Rightmove, will be to Viewber for their outsourced viewings. He opines that it co...

An objective industry view

Posted on 13 Oct, 2016.

New services and a new generation of owners and landlords means estate agents will have to perhaps think again about how these new clients want services de...

The rise of the Viewber Army

Posted on 23 Sep, 2016.

Article by Times journalist Jessie Hewitson on how Viewber works and how those who sign up to show property locally can earn whilst filling a hole in the e...

Outsourced viewings, Viewber

Posted on 08 Sep, 2016.

Passing on an established and credible agent's view of how Viewber is there to enhance, and not disrupt, estate agency offerings throughout the country, an...

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