Time to tighten up lead qualification
A sharp rise in property enquiries is presenting a good, albeit pressing, problem for agents. We explain how Viewber is your perfect property qualification partner.
Both of the leading property portals are in agreement – pent-up demand that was stifled by social distancing has well and truly been released. Rightmove reported its busiest day ever at the end of May 2020, with over 6 million users browsing online while at Zoopla, the phrase ‘off the scale’ was used to describe sales activity as it rose 137%.
This news is a welcome boost for agents after weeks of uncertainty, which have been described as property’s ‘deep freeze’. It is, however, one extreme to another. The rapid thaw has led to a deluge of potential buyers and tenants entering the market, especially as in-person viewings are once again permitted.
It has never been more important to qualify prospects before agents spend time progressing them, especially as some people may be dipping their toes into the water rather than being genuinely ready to move. Viewber’s full suite of services is here to help agents filter out the hot prospects and authentic leads from the time wasters and speculators.
Just one property visit by a vetted, local Viewber can yield a full pack of marketing assets to aid in this qualification process. This allows agents to spend their precious time with home movers with the most potential, while still being able to nurture all enquiries – even the slow burners.
We suggest adding the following Viewber products to your qualification process – all ready to book on any property in the UK, thanks to our nationwide coverage:-
Virtual tours: the Government has advised that as much of the property search process as possible should be conducted online and virtual tours offer the next best thing to visiting a property in person. A Viewber-captured 360? virtual tour also includes a 3D Doll’s House and floorplan and is nationally available at £105 + VAT.
WhatsApp video viewings: A Viewber will visit a property to host a fully interactive, two-way viewing via video calling, during which the viewer can ask the Viewber to point the camera at exactly what they want to see, revisit areas and even open cupboards, for instance, as well as ask questions in a live capacity. Multiple viewers are possible for a virtual open house too.
Property reports with video walkthroughs: if your mix of potential business includes relocators and investors, a Viewber-generated property report may be a great time-saving measure for everybody involved. A Viewber will visit any property on the market in the UK to compile a comprehensive property and condition report, which can be enhanced with photographs and a walkthrough video.
Don’t forget, our Viewbers can save you even more time by collecting keys from a pre-arranged location or even by becoming a designated key holder. We can also provide you with inventories and inspection reports, so please get in touch.