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Instruction to portal listing in 46 minutes on a smartphone? London agent throws down the gauntlet

MD of Benjamin Stevens says it's not really about promoting speed but showing clients how mobile tech can deliver quality listings on the go.

Nigel Lewis


Could you list a property within 46 minutes of being instructed, all via your smartphone?

That’s the claim made by London estate agency Benjamin Stevens, which has made a video following one of its staff trying to achieve what, for many agents, is a bit of a stretch.

The three-minute video is made by Kishan Mehta (pictured, above left), who heads up the company’s hub operation, as the agency is one of the many in London hoping to expand via a network of self-employed negotiators and sales people, rather than by opening branches.

He travels to a two-bedroom apartment in Ilford and takes photographs, a video and creates a floor plan with the company’s head of recruitment Elliott Graham as witness.

The pair enter the property at 6.05pm, exiting at 6.17pm and he creates the photos, floor plan and videos on his smartphone, which he completes by 6.36pm.

These, along presumably with the property description, are then ready to go live via the company’s Alto software feed by 6.48 or 46 minutes later.

Mehta claims this included creating a brochure and going live on all the portals – the company advertises on all three.

Link to Steve Wayne's Guest Blog

“It’s not not normal nor is it a race as we believe quality is more important than time ,” says the company’s Managing Director Steve Wayne (left).

“What we wanted to show was how our technology allows us – from anywhere – to get properties live within a certain time. It just shows how the business is changing, allowing us as agents to be more mobile, more efficient and able to go from instruction to being live in such a short time. The video was made to show our clients how efficient we can be.”

Watch the video on Facebook.

September 18, 2020

One comment

  1. Presumably all essential due diligence such as the PIQ completed by the vendor which informs the details, AML check carried out, confirmation from vendor that the details are accurate, EPC ordered if applicable and the agency agreement signed outlining terms of engagement with 14 day cooling off period signed away by the vendor if in hurry before details go live?

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