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The latest news from Viewber

'All change’ autumn may see an exodus of staff

Posted on 10 Sep.

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

How to minimise shocks during property viewings

Posted on 03 Sep.

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.

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.

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

Ed Talks - Property Podcast with Rajeev Nayyar

Posted on 25 Jul.

Ed Talks - Property Podcast episode 10, with Rajeev Nayyar, ex lawyer now MD of Fixflo.

Build to Rent & Property Management

Posted on 15 Jul.

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.

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.

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.

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

How painful is completion day for you?

Posted on 26 Jun.

Bottom line is that completion day is a genuine pain. Find out how to make it a bit easier for everyone involved.

UK holiday lets set to benefit from Brexit

Posted on 11 Jun.

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.

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

The Negotiator Article!

Posted on 04 Jun.

'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.

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...

6 ways to add value to your agency

Posted on 20 May.

How to bolster the services you offer and improve your brand’s perception so home movers chose you over your rival.

Will independents at last have a united voice?

Posted on 13 May.

"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.

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.

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.

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

Protect lettings agency income post fee ban

Posted on 29 Apr.

6 ways to protect lettings agency income post fee ban. With the 1st June now weeks away, Viewber revisits the subject of adjusting to life in lettings with...

Viewing assistants available from Viewber!

Posted on 11 Apr.

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.

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.

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.

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

Ed Talks - Property Podcast, Episode 7

Posted on 28 Mar.

In this podcast episode, Ed talks to Matt Gilpin CEO and founder of one of the internet's most transparent and comprehensive property data platform, Sprift...

Property buyer frustrations

Posted on 20 Mar.

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.

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

A quick guide to viewings with Viewber

Posted on 11 Mar.

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.

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.

OneDome - A new portal...

Ed Talks - Property Podcast, Episode 6

Posted on 28 Feb.

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.

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.

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.

Are you a property portfolio manager looking to maintain returns?

Property visits - Doing it the Viewber way

Posted on 04 Feb.

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.

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.

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

What does a Viewber report consist of?

Posted on 23 Jan.

Our property reports are designed to be the next best thing to visiting the property yourself, full of insightful feedback, photographs if required and fil...

19 reasons to use Viewber in 2019

Posted on 07 Jan.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Viewber – Santa's little helpers!

Posted on 29 Nov.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

An Important Message for Lettings Agents!

Posted on 08 Oct.

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.

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.

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

Retaining Negotiators... Opinion from Ed Mead

Posted on 19 Sep.

"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.

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...

Shouldn’t you be shouting from the rooftops?

Posted on 05 Sep.

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.

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.

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.

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

Manchester Property Market Report

Posted on 10 Aug.

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

Ed's Property Podcast - Episode 1 is LIVE!

Posted on 06 Aug.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

London Property Market Trends

Posted on 05 Jul.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

The Gig Economy – it’s not all about Uber

Posted on 05 Apr.

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.

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

SafeContractor Status

Posted on 27 Mar.

Our professionalism rubberstamped by SafeContractor status

Crisis: Viewber’s Charity of the Year 2018

Posted on 19 Mar.

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

Love and Loss for Landlords

Posted on 19 Mar.

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

Viewber – Where Property Professionals Move Next

Posted on 14 Mar.

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.

Spotlight on the Planning and Development Process

Posted on 13 Mar.

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.

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.

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.

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’ – ...

An on demand extra member of staff

Posted on 19 Feb.

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...

Supercharge your self-employment

Posted on 19 Feb.

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.

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.

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.

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...

Learn about property, earn when it suits…..

Posted on 31 Jan.

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 ...

Leverage your life experience with Viewber

Posted on 28 Jan.

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.

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.

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.

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...

What would you do with an extra pair of hands?

Posted on 07 Jan.

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 o...

Key things: how to make check in simpler

Posted on 05 Jan.

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.

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 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.

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...

14% more time for a 45% increase in turnover

Posted on 05 Dec.

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.

The bewildering house buying process

Posted on 05 Dec.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Short-Term Rental Industry in the UK

Posted on 02 Nov.

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 ...

Property Developer Industry in the UK

Posted on 02 Nov.

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.

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.

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.

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

RICS surveyors can have a second bite

Posted on 06 Sep.

Viewber gives surveyors, with their extra skillset, a chance to continue earning.

Is outsourcing now standard for estate agents?

Posted on 31 Jul.

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.

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.

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.

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

Do you get a bargain buying at auction

Posted on 18 May.

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.

Series B funding round a success

Posted on 17 May.

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

5 key strategies to make money buying at auction

Posted on 21 Apr.

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.

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.

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

What does the public think estate agents do

Posted on 03 Mar.

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 can handle Prime Central London

Posted on 28 Feb.

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.

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.

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

Listen to how Proptech sees Viewber

Posted on 15 Feb.

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

Auctions - more than the last chance saloon

Posted on 05 Feb.

Auctions are now gaining currency in a market bored of delays and uncertainty - could it become the way of the future.

Peter Rollings invests in Viewber

Posted on 21 Jan.

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.

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.

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.

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...

What IS the best use of an estate agent's time

Posted on 27 Oct.

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...

A degree of outsourcing could benefit all agents

Posted on 23 Oct.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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