Rental app service Movebubble has launched its Home Walkthrough feature which it says it the first of its kind in the rental sector.
Movebubble wants this interactive content feature to offer what it calls “honest, trusted and unfiltered first-person virtual viewings via a mobile first platform” without the prospective tenant having to step inside.
Renters can watch the Home Walkthrough videos and utilise the instant chat function, simply hitting the 'Rent It' button to instantaneously chat to the agent and finalise details.
Movebubble chief executive Aidan Rushby says: “Over the past 18 months, we’ve seen a staggering 1,300 per cent increase in our renters showing intent to virtually view or transact online, without having to physically go and view the property.
“We have noticed a seismic shift in rental behaviour, with a readiness to adopt new ways of moving by using mobile and video technology. In recent months, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically accelerated this shift in consumer behaviour.”
“With our Home Walkthroughs function, we are looking to empower the renter - enabling them to confidently virtually view as many properties as they’d like, all from the safety and security of their current home and distil the rental process into just 30 seconds of swiping and tapping.
“This is the first of many innovations that will enable Movebubble to be the only platform to offer end to end support, including credit checks, contracts and in-property support.”