Eprop Services, the parent company of Fine and Country and The Guild, has announced it will provide licensees and members with access to the pro version of Homesearch for free for the next six months.
Based on public, licenced, and proprietary data, Homesearch said it currently has comprehensive property information on all 28.8 million homes in the country and have reinvested over £3m in data and engineering to ensure that they can provide the information and context about any property in an agent’s database or marketplace.
Homesearch added that due to the coronavirus pandemic, agents cannot visit people’s homes, and as such need to “demonstrate their knowledge of the property, the street and the area to show vendors that they don’t physically need to be in the home to value it accurately”.
The Homesearch tool will allow its agents to carry on valuations remotely, which is a great addition to the virtual video viewing tool Eprop Services launched recently.
Sam Hunter, COO of Homesearch said: “We are in a unique position in that our platform has more data on every single home in the country than even the government, including everything currently on the market. This, matched with demographic data on over 54m adults, gives an agent a complete picture of the makeup of their market.”
Iain McKenzie, CEO of The Guild of Property Professionals added: “We’ve made the decision to work with Homesearch with a view of doing everything we can to support our Member agents through this crisis, and also with an eye on the future.
“We’ve learned a little about their new portal offering and are watching that develop over the next few weeks with great interest.”