The process of looking for your next home has migrated wholesale from newspapers and shop windows to the Internet, and over 93% (and climbing) of searches start there.
The reason why is obvious: convenience - browsers can compare the most properties for the least effort and can do it in their lounge at 2am wearing their pyjamas if they so desire.
It seems almost unbelievable that to even start the process of finding a place to live people would have had to travel to each area they were potentially interested in living in (which may have been hundreds of miles from their current location) and buy a newspaper (only available on a week day so they would have to take time off of work as well).
We have accounts with the current big players like Rightmove and Zoopla and we're always on the look out for up and coming places to list our client's properties. Our list of partner sites at the time of writing is: Rightmove, Primelocation, Zoopla, Homes24, The Times, The Sun, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Telegraph, This Is, The London Evening Standard, Homes & Property, AOL, MSN, and Talk Talk.
Our staff answer telephone calls from 8am to 8pm during the week, and from 9am to 4pm on Saturdays. The rest of the time they are processed by 'Jenny' our sophisticated digital receptionist. Jenny is never sick, never late, and can answer hundreds of calls and emails at the same time if that ever proves necessary.
Jenny is another Visum innovation and means that someone can call or email with a property enquiry at 2am on new year's day if they so desire and get an answer right away.
Our pricing structure is totally transparent and upfront, and there is no end commission to pay. We don't make charges (so called 'introduction fees') to people enquiring about your property either.
You're free to end your contract with us at any time with no penalty, and paying for any one of our services never obliges you take any of the others.
You can edit your listing and change its price any time. You decide whether to take an enquiry past the initial contact or not, and whether to accept any offers made. There will be no pressure from us.
I have used Visum to sell 10 of my BTL portfolio properties, some I sold on the same day! Very impressive, get your house priced correctly and they will get it sold in no time, keep it up Visum.
My son told me about Visum, being of a more traditional generation I was dubious to start with but I sold my house in Milton Keynes in 24 hours at full asking price, truly converted and impressed and forever thankful - we saved a small fortune.
I am quite happy and capable to manage my rental apartment, I just needed help sourcing and vetting tenants - Visum took care of all this for me, totally effortless.
Just wanted to say how impressed we've been with Visum. We used you for the first time last week as we had a property to rent (ref 15213). The Visum website was probably one of the easiest ones we've used (no irritating pop ups and ads. slowing it down, etc.) and we started getting responses within an hour of the ad going live - three days later I've not got a tenant. Couldn't recommend you enough.
Hi ... I have let my property within 24 hours (wow) ...
I just wanted to say how impressed I have been with your service so far - your website is excellent, you lead new users step-by step through the processes and the whole experience is quick and easy. I've had far more trouble trying to sell things on ebay!
This flat is now let. I’d like to thank you for your excellent service. The response has been fantastic and the quality of prospects very high. I will certainly use you again and recommend you to others.
I must say your website is one of the easiest to navigate! Picture/documentation uploads are so quick! Customer service replies brilliant! Keep up the good work!!!
Hi, just a line to thank you for your help in my recent letting of the above - keep up the good work - your efforts are very much appreciated.
Thank you for all your assistance - we are very happy to have found such good tenants with your help. We have never used it before but would be interested to see a quote for rent guarantee insurance.
Chris & Emma Thompson
Many thanks for the super-quick response - very impressive customer service, and much appreciated.
I have to say I have been most impressed with the service from all of you at Visum, I will definitely be using you again and recommending you.Amy Evans
I have dealt with several local agents and for £500 plus, they have done far less work and taken much longer to respond to me when I have had a query. Due to the actions of your staff, I have a tenant moving in the day after my current tenant moves out.
We received a steady stream of referrals and contacts from potential tenants including in the evenings and at weekends. After a number of viewings and applications for the tenancy we selected an ideal tenant who moves in shortly. We will certainly be back to advertise our residential property with you again as soon as we have availability.
I lost count, but we must have had around 30 enquiries, resulting in us having a choice of several very nice tenants in the end. Your advice too, has been most helpful, and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to other landlords.
We have been very impressed with your service and have another property to sell in the coming months and would have no hesitation in using Visum again or recommending your company to our friends.
Once again thank you for all your support and we will I am sure use you again in the future.
Just emailing to say a big thankyou to your website, i registered on Tuesday afternoon, the site was informative and easily navigated, the follow-up indentity checks were quick and reassuring and my advert was Live the following morning. By 11am Wednesday I had my first enquiry and the tenant signed up on viewing later that day - amazing considering I had been advertising with local estate agents (asking a months rent to find a tenant) for 3 weeks without a sniff... Happy Landlord..
Just wanted to say, am delighted with your service - easy to use, non-intrusive, obviously you try to sell extra services but that's managed in a supportive non-aggressive way.
I found your service better than iigloo and the other company that replaced them as the enquiries were referred a lot faster.
Could I just say that my experience of your service has been excellent, with prompt and professional responses and action. I have already recommended Visum to two colleagues. I shall be selling another property next Spring and will come straight back to you.
Thanks to all the team, epecially Mike for his patience with my many enquiries!
I have been very happy with your service and the responses that I have had I will be sure to tell other landlord of your site, many thanks again