Home movers able to choose viewing slots based on travel distance for Accompanied Viewers
Preston Baker acts to reduce carbon footprint
“ECO” icons show which viewings are the most environmentally-friendly
Preston Baker Estate and Letting Agents is using technology to help reduce the carbon footprint of its business, by allowing home movers to book viewing slots on properties for sale based on the travel distance for the company’s Accompanied Viewers.
“We are always looking at ways to reduce our impact on the environment and our carbon footprint,” said Preston Baker Director and Chief Technology Officer Alex Rhodes.
Alex added: “We have plug-in hybrid cars as company vehicles and we have now introduced the option for home movers booking a property viewing with us online to select the most environmentally-friendly viewing slot, based on the travel distances between viewings for our Accompanied Viewers.
Icons show viewings within 10 and 20 minutes travel time
“Using “ECO” icons, we show which viewings are the most environmentally-friendly. Two different icons show viewings that are within 10 minutes travel time and 20 minutes travel time, respectively.
“The system has been created through technology and mapping all our Accompanied Viewers’ diaries to allow home movers to book a slot with the Accompanied Viewer with the shortest distance to travel.”
The system was first introduced internally, allowing Preston Baker staff to book viewings for home movers while seeing the distance that an Accompanied Viewer would have to travel and selecting the most environmentally-friendly option. This has now been rolled out across all online bookings, allowing home movers to choose themselves.
"Meaningful action towards reducing carbon emissions"
“We all need to take meaningful action towards reducing carbon emissions and we feel this is another way in which we can make a positive change,” said Alex.
Pictures show Alex Rhodes, a Preston Baker plug-in hybrid car, and an example of an environmentally-friendly viewing slot choice.
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