Property expert Ed Mead discusses the key topics from the property industry. Find out how experienced property agents see the property market and major changes, with insight and opinion from Ed Mead & his guests.
Ed Talks to Location App what3words Head of UK Partnerships, Luis Galdino-Glaeser
The famous App that divides the world into 57 trillion, 3x3 metre squares and each having a unique code of 3 words – what3words. We are delighted to have what3words head of UK partnerships, Luis Galdino-Glaeser on the Ed Talks podcast.
“Co-ordinates are not very easy to communicate human to human.”
Our new safety app, ViewBuddy, uses what3words and helps anyone in the property industry on property appointments alone. It lets others know where you are and alerts them in emergencies with a simple reverse PIN. The what3words app allows your 'buddies' to pin-point your exact location at anytime, anywhere.
We are excited by this collaboration - what3words is an incredible concept and a successful business already used in 85% of emergency services.
HUGE thank you to Luis for being on the show.
This episode is packed full of interesting stories, light-bulb moments and examples of how what3words is increasingly helping property agents.
Ed Talks - 'The Ed Mead Diaries' - A Property Career Series - Don't rule out renting
Viewber co-founder, Ed, has recorded episode two of what we are calling ‘The Ed Mead Diaries’ – a solo series, revealing more about his property career, personal stories, wins, losses – with a whole lot of honesty thrown in there too.
This time, Ed talks about renting.
Lately, we’ve been researching this topic in more detail. It can be a touchy subject and there are LOTS of opinions about renting vs buying – take our latest blog post for example, ‘Why are Brits hung up on homeownership?’ - https://viewber.co.uk/news/why-are-brits-hung-up-on-homeownership
Everyone’s experience is different, but we want to know more about why Ed went down the road he went down (*hint* he would rather rent than buy) – surprising?
Ed Talks - 'The Ed Mead Diaries' - A Property Career Series - Introduction...
Thinking about starting a career in the property industry or know someone who is?
Would REAL insight into Estate Agency help?
Or might you just like to know a bit more, have a refresh, learn some new tips and tricks from a long term, successful player.
We've started a new series with Viewber Co-Founder Ed Mead - it could be time to reeeeally find out what Ed's journey has been like.
With 40 years in this industry, he has some salient knowledge to pass on (plus a few amusing and rather honest tales!)
If you have anything in particular you would like Ed to cover, or maybe you have a specific question - fire them over to Ed at: email@example.com
Visit the Viewber website: https://viewber.co.uk/
Ed Talks - Talking to a REAL Viewber - Iain from Gloucester
Usual Ed Talks form is to chat with someone industry based – different this time as Ed talks to Iain, a Viewber based in the Gloucester area.
The perfect chance to dive a little deeper into what being a Viewber is really like, the sort of people who are carrying out various property appointments on behalf of our clients and how these appointments happen – what better way than to bring a REAL Viewber onto the show?!
Before we begin, this statement in particular means a lot, as Iain says “Viewber helped me with headspace during Covid as everything else dropped off.”
Not only has Viewber proved to be helpful for our clients during this tricky period when it comes to keeping businesses running, but it has also helped our Viewbers when it comes to mental health and providing something to focus on – its great to be able to help.
So, who is Iain the Viewber?
Iain is based in the Gloucester area and covers Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Stroud, Forest of Dean and Swindon – even as far as North Bristol, Worcester and Hereford.
Iain has an impressive background as an actor, working in live TV, website design and management – he’s even been a life-guard! It’s safe to say that Iain is a very self-motivated individual who likes to mix it up.
The whole point is that Viewber appointments fit into a busy lifestyle, around the Viewbers’ schedule - a perfect role for Iain. Now he’s completed his 200th appointment since 2019 there is no stopping him!
Iain is just one of your local Viewbers – vetted, trained, professional and based anywhere the UK, ready to help with a variety of property needs.
A fantastic episode, with lots of ‘behind the scenes’ insight.
Ed Talks - 'Dialogue with David’- Ed was invited onto David Sandeman’s new series (David IS Mr. Auctions)
This time, it's Ed's turn to be in the hot seat and we really wanted to share this with you.
Viewber co-founder, Ed Mead was invited onto David Sandeman’s new series – ‘Dialogue with David’
David is head of the Essential Information Group and has been watching us grow the business at Viewber since 2016
David IS Mr Auctions and is so full of knowledge.
This is a relaxed and honest chat between Ed and David, the two share snippets of their personal journeys in property – both very different (ex-estate agent vs auctioneer) and we start by jumping straight it with ‘what gave you the idea to set it (Viewber) up in the first place?’
Ed Talks - Lockdown Edition - Longevity works? Are short lets out the window?
Ed talks to London based Ludlow Thompson MD, Alexander Rawlinson in this Lockdown edition episode.
Alex has been part of the company for a long, long time (unusual these days) and is partly why Ed wanted to talk to him.
Alex reveals that typically, Ludlow Thompson mainly deal with more lettings properties than sales, but Covid has levelled that up.
Ed: “Why are you experiencing more lettings and sales at the same time now?”
Alex: “We’ve not experienced this before. Both lettings and sales are seeing inflated numbers because of changed circumstances”
Short lets are out the window. Those Landlords have looked for longer, more traditional rents – or are putting them up for sale.
An interesting episode, a first-hand perspective from a long-term agent reporting on what changes are REALLY happening on the agency front line – it’s definitely got us thinking!
Insightful and accessible
Very much enjoyed your podcast with James Evans. Some good points, well made. Have always admired D&G.
Me Nick Hubner
Having known Ed for many years has helped me to formulate an opinion of the man and I have always respected and greatly appreciated his honesty when creating anything in the way of opinion to do with either property or the property industry.
Creating his own podcast is simply another brilliant idea (typical of the man) from someone wanting to explore another avenue with which to express his interest and genuine gratitude for an industry that he clearly has an ongoing passion for still-after 40 years.
At 48 years old and having been in the business myself since 16 -people like Ed keep me motivated. These are great podcasts – very interesting, very informative but most importantly a great listen! I can thoroughly recommend them to anyone who needs stimulating while doing a long commute (preferably to their job in an estate agents!)
Smart insight for all thing property
I didn’t know much about Ed Mead but from stumbling across his new business Viewber I soon became very intrigued. I’ve since learnt his property industry credentials and experience are vast and this is laid out elegantly in the podcast. Interview style cuts out the gimmicks other property podcasts use to fill time and Ed probes not only the product/service being showcased by guests but both interviewer and interviewee provide listeners with high level insight and valuable opinion of the property industry. Much to be learned for anyone involved or interested in UK property. Still fresh out the block so going forward looking forward to having more guest diversity.