Property auction activity set to spike

Posted on 19 Dec, 2019

Historically, December and January have been quieter months in the world of property auctions but the reverse could be true as we move in to the new decade. The press is full of ‘The Boris Bounce’ since the General Election, with Sterling and UK property sentiment surging. As a result home movers and investors are looking at 2020 with renewed confidence.


Auction houses will be compiling their catalogues for January, making them available online and emailing them out to subscribers on the day of publication. With a revived level of optimism in the market, auctioneers will most likely be bracing themselves for an influx of viewing requests - especially as many property buyers will be following the well-trodden ‘New Year, new home’ path.


Facilitating viewing requests can present problems, as the set-up of an auction house is not the same as a fully-resourced estate agency. A physical viewing is still a vital part of a purchaser’s decision-making process - especially when bidding on an unusual or speculative lot - and a visit will lead to more concrete interest on the auction day itself.


The coming months are not just about viewings, there will be new instructions to photograph, measure and list in time for the next round of auctions. If the Boris Bounce is anything to go by, property owners will want to capitalize on the revived market and sell while sentiment is positive.


Viewber, already used by 50% of UK auctioneers, is the perfect partner, especially during times when auctioneers are understaffed and potentially deluged with an unexpected number of enquiries. Our ‘one-stop-shop’ service offers a complete lot solution when compiling catalogues and converting leads, comprising:-


Accompanied viewings & open house events: we can accompany potential buyers to any property for sale in the UK, thanks to our nationwide team of 7,000 Viewbers, local trained viewing agents. We’ll meet, greet and ensure people are looked after, and file almost immediate feedback to auctioneers via our easy-to-use dashboard. Open houses make the most of this service.


Inspections & reports: a Viewber can visit any property in the country to provide an objective and detailed report on the condition of a property. The contents will allow an auctioneer to compile an independent description of the given property for its catalogue, perhaps negating the need for a visit is it’s too far away.


Photography: the backbone of any eye-catching listing is good photography, and our Viewbers can produce a full set of images available to auctioneers, with basic and enhanced options to choose from.


360 virtual tours & floorplans: our Viewbers can also complete 360 virtual tours that provide the next best experience to visiting a property in person. As well as a fully-immersive tour of an entire property, our 360s also yield accurate floorplans and an interactive 3D doll’s house-style property model.


Why not bolster your workforce today by partnering with Viewber as many others already do. We are there seven days a week, including Bank Holidays and weekends, ensuring you never miss a potential instruction or purchaser as confidence starts to flood back into the property market.  

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