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Who is Peter Rollings? Thumbnail Posted on 15 Aug 2018

Who is Peter Rollings?

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

Manchester Property Market Report Thumbnail Posted on 10 Aug 2018

Manchester Property Market Report

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

What is Viewber & what can it do for me? - Webinar Thumbnail Posted on 09 Aug 2018

What is Viewber & what can it do for me? - Webinar

Ed Mead and Peter Rollings LIVE Q&A discussion - important questions, answered!

Ed's Property Podcast - Episode 1 is LIVE! Thumbnail Posted on 06 Aug 2018

Ed's Property Podcast - Episode 1 is LIVE!

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...

The tenant fee ban: your questions answered! Thumbnail Posted on 03 Aug 2018

The tenant fee ban: your questions answered!

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

Ed talks to talkRADIO! Thumbnail Posted on 31 Jul 2018

Ed talks to talkRADIO!

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 Thumbnail Posted on 20 Jul 2018

Viewber, use nationwide coverage to your advantage

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

A property job at its most family friendly! Thumbnail Posted on 17 Jul 2018

A property job at its most family friendly!

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? Thumbnail Posted on 13 Jul 2018

Who is Ed Mead?

Learn More About Estate Agent Expert Ed Mead!

London Property Market Trends Thumbnail Posted on 05 Jul 2018

London Property Market Trends

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 Thumbnail Posted on 28 Jun 2018

How to Survive & Thrive The Brexit Housing Market

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 Thumbnail Posted on 20 Jun 2018

Your flexible viewing partner that saves you money

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 Thumbnail Posted on 13 Jun 2018

KeyNest opens door to easier out-of-hours viewings

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

Bucket & spade buy-to-lets Thumbnail Posted on 01 Jun 2018

Bucket & spade buy-to-lets

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

Open Sundays without working Sundays Thumbnail Posted on 25 May 2018

Open Sundays without working Sundays

Meet viewing demand over the weekend, without having to staff your office, by delegating viewings to Viewber.

Top 7 reasons to invest in a student let Thumbnail Posted on 09 May 2018

Top 7 reasons to invest in a student let

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 Thumbnail Posted on 04 May 2018

Empower your negs with Viewber

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.

Viewber and GDPR Thumbnail Posted on 03 May 2018

Viewber and GDPR

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

New homes viewings made easy Thumbnail Posted on 01 May 2018

New homes viewings made easy

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 Thumbnail Posted on 19 Apr 2018

The rise of student lettings

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 Thumbnail Posted on 16 Apr 2018

Side effect of EPC changes

Landlords should hold tight and take advantage of the potential that result from MEES and decreasing rental availability.

The Gig Economy – it’s not all about Uber Thumbnail Posted on 05 Apr 2018

The Gig Economy – it’s not all about Uber

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.

When did delegating become outsourcing? Thumbnail Posted on 04 Apr 2018

When did delegating become outsourcing?

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

SafeContractor Status Thumbnail Posted on 27 Mar 2018

SafeContractor Status

Our professionalism rubberstamped by SafeContractor status

Crisis: Viewber’s Charity of the Year 2018 Thumbnail Posted on 19 Mar 2018

Crisis: Viewber’s Charity of the Year 2018

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

Love and Loss for Landlords  Thumbnail Posted on 19 Mar 2018

Love and Loss for Landlords

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 Thumbnail Posted on 14 Mar 2018

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

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.

Viewber – Where Property Professionals Move Next Thumbnail Posted on 14 Mar 2018

Viewber – Where Property Professionals Move Next

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 Thumbnail Posted on 13 Mar 2018

Spotlight on the Planning and Development Process

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 Thumbnail Posted on 08 Mar 2018

More viewings = More deals

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.

Property Tribes & Ed Mead: landlord and PRS issues Thumbnail Posted on 01 Mar 2018

Property Tribes & Ed Mead: landlord and PRS issues

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.

Keeping eyes on your investment on your behalf  Thumbnail Posted on 26 Feb 2018

Keeping eyes on your investment on your behalf

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.

The solution to your property portfolio expansion Thumbnail Posted on 20 Feb 2018

The solution to your property portfolio expansion

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

An on demand extra member of staff Thumbnail Posted on 19 Feb 2018

An on demand extra member of staff

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.

Supercharge your self-employment Thumbnail Posted on 19 Feb 2018

Supercharge your self-employment

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.

14 reasons to love being a Viewber Thumbnail Posted on 13 Feb 2018

14 reasons to love being a Viewber

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.

From a distance: viewings on your behalf  Thumbnail Posted on 12 Feb 2018

From a distance: viewings on your behalf

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.

Have your cake and eat it – service and ROI Thumbnail Posted on 11 Feb 2018

Have your cake and eat it – service and ROI

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.

Help us choose our Charity for 2018 Thumbnail Posted on 05 Feb 2018

Help us choose our Charity for 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.

Learn about property, earn when it suits….. Thumbnail Posted on 31 Jan 2018

Learn about property, earn when it suits…..

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.

Leverage your life experience with Viewber Thumbnail Posted on 28 Jan 2018

Leverage your life experience with 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.

A room with a Viewber Thumbnail Posted on 26 Jan 2018

A room with a Viewber

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.

The best kept secret for high street agents Thumbnail Posted on 24 Jan 2018

The best kept secret for high street agents

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.

Unretired property professionals apply here Thumbnail Posted on 17 Jan 2018

Unretired property professionals apply here

Viewber is a natural next step for retired property professionals. If you’re looking for an active retirement or want to keep your hand in while retaining all the flexibility that retirement brings, consider becoming a Viewber.

Are the lines between Agents becoming blurred Thumbnail Posted on 16 Jan 2018

Are the lines between Agents becoming blurred

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.

Accompanied viewings for online & hybrid agencies Thumbnail Posted on 15 Jan 2018

Accompanied viewings for online & hybrid agencies

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....

What would you do with an extra pair of hands? Thumbnail Posted on 07 Jan 2018

What would you do with an extra pair of hands?

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.

Key things: how to make check in simpler  Thumbnail Posted on 05 Jan 2018

Key things: how to make check in simpler

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.

Resignations & recruitment: your new year headache Thumbnail Posted on 02 Jan 2018

Resignations & recruitment: your new year headache

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 for Viewber Thumbnail Posted on 28 Dec 2017

2017 has been an extraordinary year for Viewber

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.

5 winter property tips for landlords and investors Thumbnail Posted on 14 Dec 2017

5 winter property tips for landlords and investors

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!

So many housing ministers, so many policies . . . Thumbnail Posted on 05 Dec 2017

So many housing ministers, so many policies . . .

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?

14% more time for a 45% increase in turnover Thumbnail Posted on 05 Dec 2017

14% more time for a 45% increase in turnover

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 Thumbnail Posted on 05 Dec 2017

The bewildering house buying process

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.

What does your Agency’s future look like? Thumbnail Posted on 04 Dec 2017

What does your Agency’s future look like?

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?

Key safes – what’s the big deal Thumbnail Posted on 04 Dec 2017

Key safes – what’s the big deal

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 Thumbnail Posted on 23 Nov 2017

Q&A Webinar for Property Professionals 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 Thumbnail Posted on 02 Nov 2017

Social Housing Sector in the UK

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

Short-Term Rental Industry in the UK Thumbnail Posted on 02 Nov 2017

Short-Term Rental Industry in the UK

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.

Property Developer Industry in the UK Thumbnail Posted on 02 Nov 2017

Property Developer Industry in the UK

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 talks to Ed Mead about Viewber Thumbnail Posted on 16 Oct 2017

AgentWOW talks to Ed Mead about Viewber

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

Another National Newspaper looks into Viewber Thumbnail Posted on 21 Sep 2017

Another National Newspaper looks into Viewber

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 Thumbnail Posted on 12 Sep 2017

The Times writes about Viewber, one year on

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

First anniversary press release  Thumbnail Posted on 12 Sep 2017

First anniversary press release

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

 RICS surveyors can have a second bite Thumbnail Posted on 06 Sep 2017

RICS surveyors can have a second bite

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

Is outsourcing now standard for estate agents? Thumbnail Posted on 31 Jul 2017

Is outsourcing now standard for estate agents?

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

A commentator's view of where Viewber fits in Thumbnail Posted on 31 Jul 2017

A commentator's view of where Viewber fits in

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........

An expert's [undercover] view of Viewber Thumbnail Posted on 20 Jul 2017

An expert's [undercover] view of Viewber

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

Saturday/Sunday support, be open all weekend Thumbnail Posted on 26 Jun 2017

Saturday/Sunday support, be open all weekend

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 Thumbnail Posted on 29 May 2017

BBR R4's You and Yours talks to Viewber

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

Do you get a bargain buying at auction Thumbnail Posted on 18 May 2017

Do you get a bargain buying at auction

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 Thumbnail Posted on 17 May 2017

Series B funding round a success

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

5 key strategies to make money buying at auction Thumbnail Posted on 21 Apr 2017

5 key strategies to make money buying at auction

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 Thumbnail Posted on 11 Apr 2017

Emily Wright of the EG talks to Founder Ed Mead

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.

Six companies that will change the way agents work Thumbnail Posted on 02 Apr 2017

Six companies that will change the way agents work

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 Thumbnail Posted on 27 Mar 2017

Viewings - health and safety matters

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

What does the public think estate agents do Thumbnail Posted on 03 Mar 2017

What does the public think estate agents do

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 Thumbnail Posted on 28 Feb 2017

Viewber can handle Prime Central London

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 Thumbnail Posted on 27 Feb 2017

Tech control of your business

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 Thumbnail Posted on 21 Feb 2017

Commercial agents - simple UK wide inspections

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

Listen to how Proptech sees Viewber Thumbnail Posted on 15 Feb 2017

Listen to how Proptech sees Viewber

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 Thumbnail Posted on 12 Feb 2017

Automation and tech makes good agents better

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 - more than the last chance saloon Thumbnail Posted on 05 Feb 2017

Auctions - more than the last chance saloon

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 Thumbnail Posted on 21 Jan 2017

Peter Rollings invests in Viewber

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 Thumbnail Posted on 21 Jan 2017

Elite Viewber - one to watch out for

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

Remember when technology first grabbed you Thumbnail Posted on 11 Jan 2017

Remember when technology first grabbed you

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 Thumbnail Posted on 02 Dec 2016

Answering some of the agent objections to Viewber

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 Thumbnail Posted on 15 Nov 2016

Can you REALLY determine the value of your home

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.

What IS the best use of an estate agent's time Thumbnail Posted on 27 Oct 2016

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

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.

A degree of outsourcing could benefit all agents Thumbnail Posted on 23 Oct 2016

A degree of outsourcing could benefit all agents

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 Thumbnail Posted on 14 Oct 2016

Agents second call must be Viewber says tech guru

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.

An objective industry view Thumbnail Posted on 13 Oct 2016

An objective industry view

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

The rise of the Viewber Army Thumbnail Posted on 23 Sep 2016

The rise of the Viewber Army

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.

Outsourced viewings, Viewber Thumbnail Posted on 08 Sep 2016

Outsourced viewings, Viewber

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.

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