UK online agent House Network broadcast a property viewing live using the Periscope live video streaming service.
According to Estate Agent Today, House Network chief executive Graham Lock says the company is aiming to reduce stress for vendors at the viewing stage of the home buying process.
“Allowing everyone to see a property at the same time, no matter where they are or what they’re doing is a fair way to conduct viewings,” Estate Agent today quotes Lock as saying.
“We’re always on the look out for ways to aid the house selling process, and will be exploring the practicalities of rolling this out pending the success of our very first broadcast viewing.”
Prospective buyers were able to ask questions in real time, but in order to see the property viewing were required to download the Periscope app in addition to the video.
The company made the Periscope app and viewing available on the HouseNetwork channel and on Twitter at @HouseNetworkUK.