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Virtually British! Proptech firm lands major US and Irish distribution deals

London-based EyeSpy360 says it is now one of the top three VR property tours firms in the world and is used by agents in 77 countries.

Nigel Lewis

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A British virtual tours platform has landed major deals in both Ireland and the US to distribute its service, The Negotiator can reveal.

London-based EyeSpy360, which also has offices in New York and Sydney, has signed a partnership with Daft.ie, Ireland’s Rightmove equivalent, as well as the commercial arm of the California Association of Realtors.

The Daft.ie tie-up will see the portal’s agents offered a pay-as-you-go virtual viewings (VR) service designed to help Irish agents create more virtual 360-degree tours and reduce the need for physical viewings during the Covid pandemic.

Daft.ie has also integrated the company’s tech into its own platform rather than it being a ‘bolt on’, and agents will be able to use the tech to offer buyers ‘open house’ style viewings with up to eight people.

“Traditionally the preserve of high-end properties, VR technology is now in high demand,” says Paul Harrington (left) of Daft.ie.

“We’ve partnered with EyeSpy360 not only because their price point and simplicity afford access to this technology to the masses, but also because we’re hugely impressed with their live viewing functionality and believe this to be a game-changer in how first viewings can be conducted.”

The Californian deal will see its platform offered to the CAR’s 200,000 estate agents within what is one of the largest housing markets in the world, and it won signed the deal after a competitive bidding process with several other VR suppliers, including Matterport.

“I believe this is testament to our dedication to innovation, agility, flexibility and our current and future product roadmap,” says EyeSpy 360’s CEO Andrew Nichols.

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July 29, 2020

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