March 31st, 2022

What’s new at PropertyBox this Spring?

The product team at PropertyBox, part of the Focal Group, is working hard behind the scenes to continually develop this innovative product to help estate agents look the best they can online with enhanced photography. But that’s just the start of it. We caught up with Product Director Michael McHugh and Product Manager Victoria Znamenskaya to find out what’s new at PropertyBox and what exciting announcements are in the pipeline this spring.

Working alongside PropertyBox’s designers and developers, Michael and Victoria use in-house artificial intelligence (AI) to refine and develop the product making it the best in the market.

 

What’s the thinking behind PropertyBox?

MM: The best way to help the 60% of agents who take their own photos and need to get them enhanced is to offer them a really fast high quality result every time, so we can add value to their business and help them win the click and the instruction.

VZ: We’re using AI to achieve this so we can make improvements, upgrade the service and add features making our customers’ jobs a lot easier and helping them to work faster and more efficiently.

 

So what’s new this spring from PropertyBox?

VZ: We’re now offering “try before you buy” so customers can upload up to 10 photographs from one property and see the amazing results in seconds. The photos will be brightened, straightened and blue skies added and then they have the option to sign up and pay if they want to get those enhanced photographs back and ready to upload to property portals and their own websites. This gives new customers the opportunity to see what we do and give the service a try.

MM: We’re adding more flexibility to our pricing, with two further price plans for agents who need to enhance fewer photos cost-effectively. The first is “pay as you go” with no monthly fee, you just pay 70p for each enhanced photo; secondly our new “starter plan” for £39.99 per month, per branch, for up to 100 photos and 35p per extra photo. For agents with more volume, they would pick the current “pro plan” at £79.99 per month for up to 250 photos, then 25p for any extra photos. Larger agents can contact us for tailormade packages.

 

What do you like most about your roles?

VZ: It’s about being creative and finding the perfect solution to all the challenges faced by agents who want to look good online.

MM: I think it’s being able to take an idea and using the constituent parts from AI and design, building it into something that processes images for estate agents in seconds. It’s like you’ve got a problem and how do you solve it. When we show people what we’ve done they are genuinely blown away, it gives me great satisfaction.

 

What other innovations are you planning at PropertyBox?

VZ: There are a huge range of possibilities – we’ve only just started! We want to grow and add many features to our product to make estate agents’ lives easier – making sure everything is possible in one place.

“I've tried other photo editing tools and services... both free and paid, and PropertyBox is the only one that I would recommend every time"
- SARAH HUGHES -
October 18th, 2022

Introducing ‘Properties’ – Store all your photos and floorplans under one property

We’ve made some improvements to your PropertyBox dashboard, meaning it’s now much easier to manage your orders. You can now store all the photos and floorplans in the same place under a single property name, rather than under separate orders.

What’s changed?

No more flicking between separate orders to find the images you need. Just click ‘Create Property’ on the main page, assign the Property name of your choice and once inside, you can upload as many photos and floorplan sketches as you like – ten at a time. There is no limit on the number of photos within a Property – and once they’re enhanced, you can download them altogether, making it even faster and easier for you to get new listings online.

What about existing orders?

We’ve already sorted your previous orders, whether it was a photo enhancement or floor plan order, into ‘Untitled’ properties. Everything is easy to find by address or postcode, and you can rename them any time you wish by simply clicking the pencil icon and entering a new Property name.

How will this help me?

In a nutshell, Properties will make it much easier for you to manage your PropertyBox orders, go back to past orders, review enhancements and download all the photos and floorplans by listing at the same time.

If you have any queries or would like to arrange a demo, just contact us on live chat or support@propertybox.io.

“I've tried other photo editing tools and services... both free and paid, and PropertyBox is the only one that I would recommend every time"
- SARAH HUGHES -
September 15th, 2022

Save time and money by outsourcing key marketing elements to the professionals

We know you are constantly juggling tasks to make sure you can focus on the important aspects of winning instructions and progressing sales but, without eye-catching photography and clear floorplans, your agency is instantly at a huge disadvantage. That’s where PropertyBox comes into its own, saving you time and money by producing these vital tools of estate agency service super quickly and within budget.

It couldn’t be quicker

You have just 2.7 seconds to grab someone’s attention online, but it can take considerably longer to achieve professional quality photography for your listings if you’re trying to do it yourself, often with just a smart phone. How do you make your skies bluer? Is your photography lacking in oomph and just a bit colourless, languishing in the shadows? Now you can upload your shots via our client portal and, in just one click, our AI photo enhancement software will transform your photos in seconds, ready to be instantly uploaded to Rightmove and Zoopla. It couldn’t be quicker.

We’ve asked our partner agents how long it would have taken before using PropertyBox to touch up their own photography and the answer is, “hours – and that’s without interruptions to deal with important call and queries”. How much time could you save to concentrate on securing valuations, client relations and progressing sales by switching to the country’s leading photo enhancement service?

Stand out at valuations

Homebuyers spend 80% of their time looking at property photography and just 20% reading the description. You can prove to potential clients at the valuation stage that you are prepared to go that extra mile to ensure their property stands out from competition, sells quicker and for a higher price, by showing them your outstanding listings.

Not only that, but do you do the most you can to protect your clients’ privacy? PropertyBox automatically blurs faces, personal photographs around the home and car number plates. That’s peace of mind you don’t have to make more time for.

Try before you buy

We can help to build your brand to show that you always present your properties for sale or rental to the highest standard. We’re so confident you’ll love our service that you can even ‘try before you buy’. Just upload a selection of property photographs for enhancement to see the results before signing up to one of our highly competitive packages.

Book a demo with Vince to find out more.

“I've tried other photo editing tools and services... both free and paid, and PropertyBox is the only one that I would recommend every time"
- SARAH HUGHES -
“I've tried other photo editing tools and services... both free and paid, and PropertyBox is the only one that I would recommend every time"
- SARAH HUGHES -
“I've tried other photo editing tools and services... both free and paid, and PropertyBox is the only one that I would recommend every time"
- SARAH HUGHES -
“I've tried other photo editing tools and services... both free and paid, and PropertyBox is the only one that I would recommend every time"
- SARAH HUGHES -