The latest episode of Ed Mead's Property Podcast is out now! This time he's been joined by James Dearsley to talk PropTech. Listen Now
Ed Mead's Property Podcast - James Dearsley AKA. Mr. PropTech
An insightful interview created by John Stepek at MoneyWeek - 'It’s time to reshape our beleaguered housing market'.
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 handle things for Lettings Agents, and it’s a huge part of what we do..." Find out more!
The Bullring, beautiful bling, Balti houses and now a booming property market. Add in ambitious regeneration projects and Birmingham is close to eclipsing London.
Ed Mead's Property Podcast - Vanessa Warwick & the Landlord Mindset
"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 viewings."
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 ‘buying blind’ or purchasing from overseas.
Saying yes to the most attractive yields may mean moving outside of your usual geographical comfort zone.
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 – indeed it’s why I founded Viewber."
The future of the property market looks bright, whether you’re a buyer, seller, tenant or landlord. Here are the highlights...
Almost every probate insurance product requires regular property inspections but adequate resourcing is essential to cut the risk of invalid policies.
Learn more about Viewber investor and estate agent expert Peter Rollings!
Viewber looks north to discover hot property prospects are plentiful in Manchester.
Ed Mead and Peter Rollings LIVE Q&A discussion - important questions, answered!
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 with Henry Pryor and Tom Tennant...
Lettings agents should identify ways of recouping costs now or lose an average of £404 in fees per tenancy.
Ed was back in the talkRadio studio to discuss the top news headlines with James Max - catch up here...
Go West, (or North, South & East – anywhere in fact) thanks to Viewber’s nationwide coverage!
Viewber offers a refreshing alternative to High Street agency, with workers in control of when they work and how many hours they complete.
Learn More About Estate Agent Expert Ed Mead!
Viewber has read the results, crunched the numbers and studied the surveys to find out what’s really happening in the London property market.
Brexit and your estate agency business: a flexible approach will future-proof your business during uncertain times.
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!
Trial partnership with KeyNest is allowing agents to increase their viewing availability through a safe, local key holding facility.
A rise in UK staycations, favourable tax breaks and a burgeoning support sector could persuade landlords to explore holiday lets.
Meet viewing demand over the weekend, without having to staff your office, by delegating viewings to Viewber.
A rise in student numbers is one of many reasons why letting to undergraduates is a must-explore option for landlords.
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, envisaged for the business.
We have no interest in using our data for anything other than the convenience of our users.
Surge in new home and buyer numbers puts pressure on site staff, although sharing viewings with Viewber immediately eases the pressure.
Overwhelmed with viewing requests from students? Get instant cover for the peak period of student lets when you partner with Viewber.
Landlords should hold tight and take advantage of the potential that result from MEES and decreasing rental availability.
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 more and more people are enjoying tasting. WE still think it’s got a long way to go.
At home delegating lightens the load. Outsourcing at work can also free up resources and improve profits.
Our professionalism rubberstamped by SafeContractor status
Crisis is our charity of the year, find out more here.
Love and Loss for Landlords - A guest blog by Andrew Montlake of Independent Mortgage brokers Coreco.
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’ approach.
Meet Trish Marsh, a typical Viewber, she’s a property professional who took a career break to look after her family. Let's find out more.
There are many struggles and headaches that come alongside the planning and development process, we think that Viewber can lighten the load...
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 afternoon and they’ll simply move on to the next property in their inbox.
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 Viewber can do for Landlords, with Vanessa Warwick from Property Tribes.
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’ – even if you can’t be. We visit on behalf of landlords & investors.
Guest Blog: Are you struggling to fund your property portfolio growth? Here’s the solution to expansion…
Everyone knows that the most expensive item in any agent’s inventory is staff – it’s also the best. Working with Viewber is like having an on demand extra staff member of staff when needed.
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 experience gained. Perhaps becoming a Viewber can help you realize any self-employment work ambitions.
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 a Viewber.
Viewber can view any property on a nationwide basis on your behalf. Our Viewbers are independent, local people who conduct property viewings and document their findings in an accurate report that includes photographs.
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 office. Some clients are seeing an ROI of 10:1 on their monthly spend.
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.
If you think you have the aptitude, would pass a vetting procedure and perhaps fancy yourself as a part-time estate agent without the hassle, then why not become a Viewber.
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 of the Country’s favourite pastimes – earning a bit of money and talking about property.
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 is challenging the house-selling status quo.
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 clients if they'd recommend our services, their answers surprised us.
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 Agents. Ed Mead, Co-Founder of Viewber shares his thoughts.
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 off pretty quickly....
It appears that opening doors to do viewings is the tip of the iceberg, so if you are in the property industry and have any issue you think an extra pair of trusted hands, anywhere in the UK, could help solve - it could be a click of a button away.
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 influence what type of review the guest leaves for you.
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, there will be a number of clients and buyers wanting to book viewings and valuations.
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 different verticals.
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 broken when the world is knee deep in snow and it's Christmas Eve!
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 lettings agencies, asset managers, developers, building companies and employers?
For many people, Sunday is their only day to get things done....which isn't always easy when they are looking to rent or buy a property.
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 every time. The choices are bewildering.
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 buying process will look like in years to come?
Co-Founder of Viewber, Ed Mead, provides his thoughts about why key safes are the perfect partner for successful outsourced viewings.
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.
For decades, the social housing sector has faced many challenges. Fortunately, it’s not all doom and gloom.
Look at any sector in the UK today and you’ll see a pattern - technology is bringing about disruptive change... and the short-term rental industry is no exception.
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 some of the recent stats from the sector, along with a closer look at some future developments.
AgentWOW, the prop tech resource website, talks to Ed about Viewber and the market in general.
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.
David Byers of The Times Money section writes about Viewber one year after launch
Viewber first anniversary press release and milestones. Now growing fast.
Viewber gives surveyors, with their extra skillset, a chance to continue earning.
Is outsourcing now standard for estate agents? As costs rise, along with customer expectations, is outsourcing becoming a go-to solution - Samantha Jones from Moneypenny takes a closer look
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 well........
Rayhan Rafiq Omar goes undercover to check out outsourced viewing service, Viewber, and likes what he sees.
Use a weekend Viewber to do your multiple viewings, you can advertise you're open all weekend.
BBC R4's You and Yours asks what the service is about and seems well informed. Sensible debate and questions in the podcast.
David Sandeman of the Essential Information Group briefly tells what he thinks about the age old question, are you more likely to get a bargain at auction.
Viewber completes a successful and very oversubscribed series B funding round.
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.
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 Commercial sectors of the property industry.
Proptech thinker and writer James Dearsley shares the six companies he thinks will change the way estate agents work in the next two years.
An example of where health and safety wasn't dealt with properly and led to a regrettable, avoidable accident.
A recent Rightmove survey seems to show that estate agents have done a terrible job of educating the public as to what it is they actually do.
Viewber, the outsourced viewing service, now has enough ex estate agents signed up specifically in PCL to handle the exigencies that market demands
Without the tech to reach and service the new generation of millennials, existing agents could well become invisible to them.
Commercial agents - is organising UK wide inspections and viewings a pain in the proverbial.
The proptech world is talking about Viewber - find out why by listening to this podcast by industry experts.
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 the way.
Auctions are now gaining currency in a market bored of delays and uncertainty - could it become the way of the future.
One of the best known and commercial agents, ex MD of Foxtons and CEO of Marsh and Parsons, says "I get it" to Viewber
The London Magazine writes about all hours viewings in London - and beyond - and how Viewber can help.
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!
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.
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 valuable asset.
If you ask a member of the public, and I did, what estate agents do - they say "show houses". But that's not the important bit they do and agents know it's not - getting deals done is what counts.
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.
One property technology expert thinks an estate agents second call, after Rightmove, will be to Viewber for their outsourced viewings. He opines that it could be what high street agents need to fight back.
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 delivered
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 estate agency service. No seller, landlord, buyer or tenant need ever miss a viewing.
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, and to help them reach new audiences.