Smart photography angles, edited highlights, a clever choice of words and upscale presentation can all alter your perception of a property. That’s marketing for you – designed to reel potential buyers in and hook them before they’ve even visited the property.
UK estate agents abide by Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations (CPRs) and Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations (BPRs) rules, however it’s useful, but not always possible, to have an impartial viewing to ensure the property details are interpreted in the right way – until now.
It’s easy to check what a property is like in the flesh if you live within a short distance but what if you’re living at the other end of the country – or in a different country altogether? Sending an independent person to inspect a property can provide reassurance that what you see on paper or screen lives up to expectations.
Whether you’re an international property investor with your sights set on attractive yields in the North, a parent buying for a UK university-bound child or the purchaser of a quintessentially English holiday home, Viewber can send an impartial representative on your behalf.
“While photographs and floor plans are an essential part of the marketing process, even a buyer with the best ‘mind’s eye’ will find it hard to visualise what a property actually looks and, more importantly, feels like without visiting,” says Ed Mead at Viewber. “An independent visit from one of our experienced Viewbers will not only verify the details provided by an agent but will take into account things like the condition of the fixtures and fittings, the views from the windows and the immediate vicinity. Our ensuing reports are a new and useful part of the decision making process for international investors or those who may be ‘buying blind’.”
We provide nationwide coverage and can dispatch one of our Viewbers to any given property quickly, and guarantee such a visit with 24-hours notice. Our Viewber will tour the property with fresh, objective eyes, taking photographs as they go and compiling a third party report at the end. Once the report is filed, a potential buyer can compare and contrast our findings with the glossy brochure or online listing.
Our service is available to all buyers who can’t easily travel to a UK property – whether they are buying through an estate agent, an auction house, a property developer or privately. Viewber can also provide a property inspection service for investors and absent occupiers, to ensure the property is being kept in a good condition, or is secure while the owner is away.
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