Viewber, the outsourced viewing service for the property industry, has successfully raised new money in a funding round.
It has not named the figure raised, but described the sum as “well over-subscribed”.
Launched last September, the company now says it has national coverage via its network of Viewbers.
It services every type of real estate firm from small local agents to some of the best-known UK property companies.
The funding will enable the company to accelerate its rapid growth, giving residential sales and letting agents, and commercial agents as well as property managers, a viable and modern national 24/7 solution for conducting viewings when they can’t.
Co-founder Ed Mead, former executive director of London agent Douglas & Gordon and EYE columnist, said: “Buyers and tenants expect to be able to see a property when they want, and Viewber enables agents to give their sellers or landlords that guaranteed service commitment.
“The service also provides agents with greater geographical reach for their teams and means they can get on with negotiating deals rather than spending time travelling to viewings.
“There are thousands of trustworthy local people who are happy and more than capable, once vetted, of facilitating viewings. They get to know the properties they are showing well.”
The IT side of the business is handled by co-founder Marcus de Ferranti, an ex-fighter pilot and experienced technology entrepreneur.
The company will have completed 3,000 viewings in May and says it has over 1,200 Viewbers nationwide, growing at the rate of 30-plus a week.
Viewbers are all vetted and come from a variety of backgrounds, including ex-forces, ex-estate agents, teachers and full-time parents. They can register via the website and get paid £10-£20 per viewing.