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London house sells after having viewing staged over Facebook Live

The first ever home to have a viewing staged over Facebook Live has sold after it received three offers as a result of the experiment.

Estateagenttoday.co.uk reported that the online agency Housesimple was aiming to sell the three-bedroom semi-detached bungalow in Rainham, east London, valued at between £470,000 and £475,000.

The owner, Shanty Helim, staged the Facebook Live viewing herself, and viewers were encouraged to make an offer on the home via the Facebook Messenger application during and following the streaming.

Over 20,000 people viewed the property via Housesimple’s Facebook page and the deal has now gone through with the purchaser paying £467,000.

“I’m over the moon that my house has been sold for such a competitive price and so quickly. Housesimple’s live streaming service has made the sale of my home as simple and convenient as possible, and I would urge other homeowner sellers to go online as a way of saving time and money,” the vendor said.

Housesimple are an online agency based in the UK. They offer plans such as no sale, no fee and fixed fee arrangements.

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Azal Khan

Azal Khan was a in-house features writer for Elite Agent Magazine.