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New solution means more privacy without sacrificing quality

New real estate solution means more privacy without sacrificing quality

Press release from

15 August 2013

Real estate innovators are proud to announce their brand new property-marketing tool is now available to agents.

'Private Viewing' offers agents and home sellers access to’s extensive range of services, while providing extra discretion for those who wish to control who can – and cannot – see their listing.

“Private Viewing is ideal for agents with sensitive clients who do not wish for their property to be viewed by the wider public,” says Managing Director Chris Bates.

“This means they can still have professional photos, floorplans, videos and more, while having ultimate control over who gets to see the listing.”

Private Viewing gives agents and sellers three options:

1. 1. Password protected: the listing can only be viewed online by those with the password.

2. 2. Valid email required: the listing can only be viewed online by those who supply a valid email address to the agent.

3. 3. Agent permission required: agents can send invitations to view the listing to potential buyers.

Properties with Private Viewing enabled will not show up on, Google, or in any other search results.

This function also enables better communication between real estate agents, home sellers, and serious house buyers. An agent, for example, may know someone who is looking to buy a property similar to the listing; they can then send that person an invitation to view without making the listing public.

These added layers of privacy mean sensitive vendors can be assured their sale will be handled with upmost discretion.

“With online privacy breaches dominating headlines this year, we’re pleased to score a victory on behalf of those who still believe in the sanctity of privacy,” Chris Bates concluded.

ABOUT OPEN2VIEW.COM is a real estate marketing, website service and digital photography franchise that is revolutionising the way real estate agents operate. Established in New Zealand by Chris Bates in 1999, there are now over one hundred franchises throughout New Zealand, Australia, North America and Great Britain. provides a one stop real estate photography and web solution that saves real estate agents time and money. We help them sell homes faster by providing home buyers with greater amounts of property information in user-friendly formats. Our core services include professional photography, HD videos, twilight and aerial photography, virtual tours, interactive floorplans, signboards, and much more.


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