Remote Control

Working from home has come as a surprise to many as they adapt to new ways to work. Those whose daily commute was a way of life, have had to develop a whole new routine working remotely. A challenge, certainly, but humans are nothing if not adaptable.

We are fortunate that in 2020, commerce can continue to function through technology. Controlling our businesses remotely, creating virtual offices with Slack and Teams, and shifting physical meetings to Google meets, Zoom and Skype. Facetiming, instead of face to face. For me this has been the norm for the past few years. Working with a distributed Proptech company, using cloud based technology, being productive in the various channels of a virtual office. My trips to our physical office have been infrequent, time consuming and not really all that cost effective. I am far more productive working from home.

While I am in no way diminishing the sheer weight of grief that Covid19 has brought, the lockdown itself has had some intriguing and positive outcomes. For my company, we have seen increased interest in our property data analytics offerings as we are, and always have been, a remote facility. In e-meetings I have noticed a subtle shift of focus, as clients and prospects will often end with a remark about homeschooling, gardening, and the lack thereof, or to discuss how we are exercising. It feels like we are looking at our lives and the lives of those with whom we communicate in a better and more empathetic manner. Recent emails frequently close with the heartfelt words, “stay safe”.

A clear benefit of the lockdown has been the reduction in global emissions. In recent years worry about climate change has skyrocketed, as we fear reaching a point of no return. A BBC article last month by Anna Khoo of the BBC Shared Data Unit (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-52202974) found that some cities have seen a fall in nitrogen dioxide levels by as much as 60%. Carbon dioxide levels are also heading towards a 5.5% reduction. This may not seem much, but it is in the region of 2,000m tonnes of CO2, and you have to remember that we are using more or less the same amount of energy to heat and illuminate our homes now as we would have used going to work in an office. According to Carbon Brief (https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-coronavirus-set-to-cause-largest-ever-annual-fall-in-co2-emissions) 2020 could potentially see a larger reduction in CO2 than during any previous economic crisis or period of war.
Typing here in the May sunshine, I have noticed that there is a greater variety of birds in my garden. There are no white engine trails pinstriping the blue of the spring sky. No traffic sounds. My laptop fan hums along in unlikely harmony with a curious bee. I speak to many people each day, some of whom are stuck in high rise apartments without access to outside space, but they too see the positive side to this change. Like many others, this makes me think about the outcome of the lockdown. Having adapted to working from home, do we really need to travel to work? There is something to be said for the social side of office life, but I have e-meetings, Slack and my phone at hand even for that.

Many years ago, I was sent on a time efficiency course by an overzealous boss. I was already working a 6 day week, 8am to 6pm, with additional meetings held some evenings. The course was a revelation to me, as it worked with a pie chart of how to divide your time. 30% of that was friends and family, with separate time scheduled just for yourself. There is a whole separate article to be written about how we are brought up with the capitalist belief that even our hobbies should contribute to our careers, and therefore be monetised. This course advocated that hobbies should be a delightful reprieve. As you can imagine this did not best please said boss, but it did make me think about allocating some time just for me. Yes, I could still manage to fulfil my contracted obligations, but honest rest made me enjoy the role far more.

So my hope is that we will all come out of this with a new, hybrid way to work, splitting working from home and from the office. Benefitting from the serenity of our home office – ah, well maybe not when the offspring are being demanding! But also reducing the commute and global pollution; improving our own well being and enjoying a more rounded, fulfilling life. Taking just that bit more remote control.

Vivienne Brooks is the CCO of Houseprice.AI She has a long history as a Technical Software Support Guru, is a graphic artist and also has a strong background in Marketing.


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Vivienne Brooks is the CCO of Houseprice.AI She has a long history as a Technical Software Support Guru, is a graphic artist and also has a strong background in Marketing.
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Are you a Property Sourcer?

Do you want to streamline your workflow?

At Houseprice.AI we believe that people matter. Our app, Horizon, helps our property sourcing clients to find the areas that will give maximum yield, track down the best properties, and produce information packed elegant reports. Freeing up more time to speak to their clients. Horizon has everything in one place, RICS Red book guideline comparables for sales and rental listings, area insight, current sales and rental listings from multiple sources, historical transactions and forward values.

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Using Horizon will streamline your business workflows and processes, giving you the professional result you require and maximising your ROI.

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The Top 10 Cities Index October 2019

Signs that Brexit headwinds are slowing as the YOY change was positive for the first time in 2019.

Even though sales are still slow, currently 5 of the top 10 cities in our latest report for October are posting net positive prices over the last 12 months.

This report analyses the UK residential property market using several AI based methods and new benchmarks to forecast future trends. Our proprietary indices allow you to quickly assess what is going on in the top 10 urban residential property markets across the UK.

To find out more, click the image below to see a video introducing our October 10 Cities report.

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At Houseprice.AI we are committed to giving our clients advanced, accurate and granular data analytics and solutions.  If you would like a copy of the full version of this report, our Regional Overview reports, or to find out more about what we can do to help your business, please contact us at: sales@houseprice.ai


or for further information on creating reports to help you make better property business decisions
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Property sourcing

Would you like to simplify your research?

Our app, Horizon, helps Property Sourcers to find the best properties, and produce information packed elegant reports for your clients and prospects.

At Houseprice.AI the team have produced this short video to give you an overview of how Horizon works for you.

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Horizon - Insight

With Insight you can easily identify property hotspots

  • Drill down into any postcode in England and Wales
  • Find the areas that will give maximum yield
  • Check listing and historical comparables
  • Check prices for sales and rental
  • View listings from multiple sites and exports as csv
  • Value a listed property to find out if it is the fair price.

Horizon - Reactive value reports

Produce elegant, information packed, property reports with your own logo

  • White labelled
  • RICS compliant comparables
  • 3 year forecast
  • Upload photos, plans and add description
  • Estimated Rental Value (mth) / Gross Yield
  • Sales and rental values
  • EPC Data
  • Distance to amenities
  • Location
  • Editable values
  • Email, print, share on social media

  • Horizon - Projects

    The projects module has a host of features to help you promote a property to your clients

    Add one property or an entire portfolio
    Revalue at any time
    Copy a property and value it before and after conversion
    add features
    Change the configuration
    add improvement values
    create new reports for conversions
    Group projects by any category
    export to csv
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    The Top 10 Cities Index September 2019

    Do you want to know where the UK residential market is going?

    Our latest report for September analyses the UK residential property market using several AI based methods and new benchmarks to forecast future trends.

    Our proprietary indices allow you to quickly assess what is going on in the top 10 urban residential property markets across the UK.

    For the first time in a while we are seeing signs that the Brexit headwind is starting to abate as the index rose for the first time in six months.

    To find out more, click the image below to see a video introducing our September 10 Cities report.

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    At Houseprice.AI we are committed to giving our clients advanced, accurate and granular data analytics and solutions.  If you would like a copy of the full version of this report, our Regional Overview reports, or to find out more about what we can do to help your business, please contact us at: sales@houseprice.ai


    or for further information on creating reports to help you make better property business decisions
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    Are you a property developer?

    At Houseprice.AI the team have produced this short video to give you an overview of how our app, Horizon, helps Property Developers.

    We do what we do best, to let you do what you do best. Saving you time researching and increasing profitability.

    Click the image to watch the video


    Horizon - Insight

    Drill down into any postcode in England and Wales
    Check prices for sales and rental
    Easily identify hotspots
    Find the areas that will give you maximum yield
    Check listing and historical comparables

    Horizon - Reactive value reports

    Sales and rental values
    RICS Red Book compliant comparables
    EPC Data
    Location
    Distance to amenities
    Email, print, share on social media

    Horizon - Projects

    Add one property or your entire portfolio
    Revalue at any time
    Copy your property and value it before and after conversion
    Group projects by any category
    export to csv

    Need More Information?

    Please contact us if you have questions about Houseprice.AI , our AI data analytics app, want access to our API, or would like to schedule a demo.

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    The Top 10 Cities Index April 2019

    Do you want to know where the UK residential market is going?

    Take a look at our latest report for April that analyses the UK residential property market and uses several AI based methods and new benchmarks to forecast future trends.

    Our full reports include forward value predictions and reveals some interesting developments in both regional and urban property markets.

    Click the image below to see a video introducing our 10 Cities report.

    Click the image to watch the video


    At Houseprice.AI we are committed to giving our clients advanced, accurate and granular data analytics and solutions.  If you would like a copy of the full version of this report, our Regional Overview reports, or to find out more about what we can do to help your business, please contact us at:
    * info@houseprice.ai


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    Houseprice.AI is a RICS Tech Affiliate