The UK’s first commercial implementation of Street Level View in commercial property search engine NovaLoca makes it even easier for agents to market and occupiers to find commercial property online.
The residential property sector has been making the most of marketing residential property online for a number of years now however it was widely agreed that the commercial property market has been lagging behind. Well that was true until commercial property search engine NovaLoca launched at the beginning of 2008 with a strong commitment to using the latest in web technology to make marketing and finding commercial property online really easy. This is why NovaLoca use the latest commercially available web tools for the property market, such as EarthwareProperty maps. The latest imagery available on these maps comes as a UK first, bringing street level panoramic imagery to the UK stealing a march on Google!
The imagery was first released in the UK by digital media specialists Seety earlier this year after they had driven the streets of Central London taking over 170,000 photographs, processed each picture to remove any privacy issues (all faces and car registration plates have been blurred out) before plotting them together on a street map of London. This imagery has now been added to the mapping available on NovaLoca allowing the user to literally step into the map and view locations in central London as though you are actually there; stand on the pavement and look all around, as well as take a stroll up the road, round the corner and find another location of interest.
NovaLoca are very excited about how Street Level View will help their clients whether that be London commercial property agents marketing properties in London, or occupiers looking for property in London. NovaLoca’s Managing Director says, “We couldn't be more pleased, a UK first for NovaLoca. The response has been superb, our commercial property search engine was arguably already the best in the UK, this is just icing on the cake”. You do really need to see it to believe it so head on over to the NovaLoca site and have a play.
By marketing commercial property on NovaLoca, agents are able to give the occupier all the traditional information about a property, number of rooms, availability and some static images for example, but they can also give them an opportunity to walk around the properties location and discover if it really is suitable.
With all of this available and the addition of the amazing Street Level View imagery, marketing and finding commercial property online really is easier than ever before and has undoubtedly caught up with the online residential property market. Let’s hope it will be available across the UK very soon.