Mikus Opelts

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    Up to 3% of estate agency online listings do not have ANY photos

    Hundreds of properties are being marketed online without any photos at all, a leading estate agency media provider has claimed. Giraffe360 says its monitoring of agent listings reveals that the recent surge in activity within the sales market has meant some agents appear too stretched to upload photos. Its research shows that across the nation, 1.7% of all homes listed for sale had no accompanying photos on their online property advert. On average, these homes were listed for £287,299, 24% less than those with photos, but still a considerable sum of money. The practice – or lack of practice – is most prevalent among North East estate agencies, where 2.8% of all current for sale stock lacked images. Other areas, reflecting where the property market has been busiest since the Covid lockdowns ended, including the East Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber, the East of England and the South East. “In this day and age, listing a property for sale without any photos simply isn’t acceptable and not only does it do a severe disservice to the seller, but it also reflects very badly on the listing agent,” says Giraffe360 CEO, Mikus Opelts (pictured). “The property portals are the modern day…

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    Virtual property viewing

    As Covid restrictions hit, the proptech community stepped forward with a range of ways to view a property remotely. Richard Reed talks to the suppliers who have sparked a revolution in how we conduct viewings.

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    COVID-19 Features

    Build back better

    As the UK emerges into a post-pandemic era, will we witness a sea-change in the property industry, with more efficient working practices – or will it be back to square one? Richard Reed reports.

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    Virtual viewings usage more than doubles since lockdown began

    Most of the usage is within the new-build market rather than the resales one, where only agents who filmed before the lockdown can offer virtual viewings.

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