You’re looking for a place to live. But you’re also working full time, raising a family and living a full and busy life.
Oh, and then there’s lockdown, of course.
Finding the time to connect with an agent and arrange a mutually convenient time to do a property inspection is tricky. You’re busy, the agent’s busy, there’s tight restrictions because of social distancing and there just never seems to be enough hours in the day.
Sigh. If only some clever real estate agent would come up with an innovative and practical solution that would allow you to inspect a property when you want to.
Well, guess what? Someone did.
We’re Master Advocates, specialists in buyers’ advocacy, vendors’ advocacy and property management, based out of Essendon, Melbourne. And we’ve partnered with the co-founders of Uthru to pioneer the first prop-tech innovation of its kind in Australia – Based right here in Melbourne.
An innovation that is trending and being embraced by prospective buyers, tenants and leading real estate agencies alike.
Buying a house is one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. Property searching, inspections, finding an agent you can trust, negotiating, bidding, paperwork and a million and one other things that you’d rather not do.
That’s why we’re always on the lookout for new and improved ways to enhance your experience.
And Uthru most definitely fits the bill, offering ground-breaking innovation that promises to make the hassle of property inspections a thing of the past.
Piqued your interest? Then come with us as we walk you through the vacant property inspections of the future.
UTHRU. NO AGENTS, NO TIME LIMITS, NO DRAMAS.
Uthru is a Melbourne-born platform that allows you (the buyer) to self-tour a vacant property at a time that’s best for you.
This means you don’t have to give up a portion of your hard-earned weekend to attend an open inspection with a bunch of strangers. A concept that is awkward at the best of times and downright scary during Covid.
Instead, you get to pick a time when you want to do it. And you get to wander round the property without throngs of other people.
Best of all, you don’t even need to have an agent present. So, you can meander round the place at your leisure, without having to worry about tight timeframes.
This not only makes life much easier for you, but also for them.
For many years, agents have struggled to find enough hours in the day to conduct multiple inspections in multiple different locations.
But Uthru solves this problem simply and effectively by providing agent-free property inspections.
This allows agents to get verified prospects through the door without having to even be there in person. An absolute godsend in a saturated market like we are experiencing now, with numerous properties sitting vacant.
HOW DOES UTHRU WORK?
Uthru is simplicity itself. Just five easy steps.
- Prospects sign up on uthru.io.
- We verify your identity through Digital ID by Auspost and pre-authorise your credit card via Stripe to safeguard the property.
- You browse the listings and book in a time slot for a private, agent-free inspection.
- We send you a code to independently access the property drop box at your allocated time.
- You self-tour the property at your own pace, pop the key back in the drop box when you’re done.
That’s pretty much it. So, say goodbye to endless weekends going from open inspection to open inspection and say hello to personalised property inspections at a time that suits you.
UTHRU BENEFITS YOU THROUGH:
Uthru is super convenient and easy to use. Once you are verified, you can instantly schedule a private inspection when it suits you.
We’re not tooting our own horn here, (well, maybe a little) but for agents, Uthru is nothing less than a game changer. Now they no longer need to physically be at a vacant property for an inspection. This frees them up and allows them to have multiple inspections concurrently without being restricted by time or geography.
Since Uthru allows people to access a home at any time without an agent being present, it is obviously imperative for the vendor to have complete peace of mind.
To this end, we go to great lengths to make sure the whole process is 100% secure.
Australia Post’s Digital iD™
To start with, we employ Australia Post’s trusted Digital iD™ to verify all prospects’ identities against Australian issuer records. That way, you’ll always know exactly who’ll be visiting the property.
2 factor authentication
Next you will be invited to set up 2 factor authentication when you create your Uthru account. This provides an extra layer of security, ensuring you are the only one who can access your account. This protects sensitive company and prospect data.
Stripe 3rd party payment protection
Stripe allows prospects to book Inspections with the highest possible level of payment processing. But that’s not all. In the event of any damage, Stripe enables us to authorise a charge on a prospect’s credit card to safeguard the property.
GPS key tracking
We provide you with GPS key tracking via a key management desktop & mobile app.
Using Geo-fencing, this revolutionary piece of software actually alerts you if your keys leave the premises. It also provides live tracking and a full audit trail of key ring movements.
Uthru allows you to grant custom access to colleagues, prospects and tradespeople via the app. Tenants can even pick up the keys agent-free when they’re ready to move in!
We also provide you with an email telling you exactly where the lock box is, so there’ no more feverish hunting in the dark by the light of your phone.
Obviously Covid has been at the top of everyone’s mind for the last year. And there have been a lot of concerns about potential exposure through open inspections.
But now, thanks to Uthru, inspections can be carried out in complete safety.
That’s because every visitor is pre-validated and only those who have been verified can access the property.
This means there’s no need to track QR codes or worry about non-scans. If a visitor hasn’t checked in, they can’t get in. Simple as that.
It also means that unnecessary exposures are kept to a minimum. No need to risk attending open inspections with agents and large groups of people from all over the place.
MAKE YOUR NEXT INSPECTION A UTHRU:
Self-tours are undoubtedly set to be the future of property inspections. Not only are they more convenient and, in a world of social distancing, significantly safer, but they also allow potential renters and buyers to explore a property at their own pace.
This promotes a leisurely mindset that relaxes viewers and helps them get to know the property without being rushed or being on an agent’s schedule.
Thanks to Uthru, and other platforms like it, the property landscape is being transformed. Now, what was once a stressful experience for customers and agents alike, can instead be an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
So, if you’d like your next property inspection to be in your own time and agent-free, then contact us at uthru.io.