Elvet Estates are one of the leading estate agents in the Durham area, leading the way in using modern tools and new technologies to help sell properties. Estate agents are becoming increasingly tech-savvy as an expectation to drive viewers to house listings online grows.
The team at Elvet Estates have always been ahead of the times and have always used the new tools and modern technologies within the industry. With people now online more than ever, it was obvious that Elvet Estates needed to be utilising these technologies. During the pandemic, the importance of using these tools online became even more prominent and this was one of the factors that helped keep the property market going and helped to create a mini ‘property boom’ during the lockdown.
With more home sellers and buyers online, it is becoming more crucial for estate agents to update their marketing strategies and introduce modern tools and technology to their business.
Elvet Estates are already doing that with the current strategies and tools they have in place;
Virtual valuations became increasingly popular mainly because it’s an easier way to fill in the information and can all be done online. Elvet Estates saw the importance of virtual valuations when the demand for online valuations happened and especially when in-person valuations were not possible during COVID-19.
They developed a new tool which made Elvet Estates online valuations easier, quicker and mobile-friendly. After this, it can be discussed with an agent further over a Zoom call or other form of video call, making the process easier and faster for the estate agent too.
The technology that is used for virtual tours is growing to be more sophisticated and more easily accessible. Elvet Estates predicted the demand for 360 virtual tours of properties as viewers can easily view houses from the comfort of their home and can view inside as many homes as they want with the click of a button.
The technology used for the software has seen a popularity in 360 virtual tours because of the accuracy, removing human error, and it also gives agents more time to find new business and close deals.
It became even more crucial with COVID-19 when viewers still wanted to browse properties but couldn’t physically visit the homes and see it for themselves.
Increased Exposure on Right Move
Last year, Right Move announced a huge rise in revenue and profits with an 11% increase in operating profits. Elvet Estates promoted their properties through the platform and were confident that they would see an increase in interest, which helped to increase the number of properties they sold.
Rightmove is helping to grow and shape the marketplace within the UK and is hoping to innovate and make the property market even more efficient and simple.
Even through hard times such as the pandemic, the innovative ideas Elvet Estates have used has helped them stay ahead of their competitors and offer what viewers and sellers want. With their award-winning selling process, excellent customer service and being creative within their marketing strategy when it comes to technology, it keeps them on top as one of the leading estate agents in Durham.
We're Award Winning
Elvet Estates was founded in 2014 by the directors of the multi-award winning student housing provider, Bill Free Homes.
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“Elvet estates made buying my first home enjoyable and simple! Tanya was so supportive and helped me with anything she could, always being so kind and friendly! Could not get better support anywhere else! Kept me right all the way through! HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Thank you so much Elvet Estate's couldn't have done it without yous!”
“Elvet estate recently helped with renting my house out, literally couldn’t have done it without them, kept us right step by step. They got us a suitable tenant in quickly. Very professional they are very accessible and go that extra mile (sometimes even out of office hours for communication) Brill customer service! Wouldn’t go anywhere else, thanks a lot guys!”
“I would like to compliment Tanya, Rachel and Lucy on the excellent professional service they provided to find a tenant for my new property. Their guidance has been invaluable. They have been reliable, prompt and trustworthy throughout providing an excellent service - I would highly recommend Elvet Estates wholeheartedly. Many thanks again.”
“I would highly recommend Elvet Estates if you have a house you need letting. They put out an excellent advert on several different sites and organised and facilitated dozens of viewing for me and my husband. Tanya kept in constant contact with me before finding a lovely couple to move into our home. Fantastic service and will use again when needed”
“Elvet went above and beyond to make the stressful home selling process as efficient as possible. They were always keeping me informed of progress and were easy to contact and I would have no hesitation in recommending or using them again”
“Elvet Estates were amazing, contactable when ever and tanya was so helpful, I would recommend to anyone who is buying or selling. 5 *****”