Arsenal 0-0 Hull City 1 Hull City earned a replay against FA Cup holders Arsenal at the Emirates in Arsene Wenger’s 100th game in the competition. Eldin Jakupovic was the hero for the visitors in the first half, denying Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott with good close-range saves.The best chance of the game came after the break when Joel Campbell struck the post as Wenger extended his record of only ever losing an FA Cup game to lower league opposition once.However, the draw means the sides will do battle again in a replay, something neither side wanted with big games against Barcelona and Ipswich next week.Both Hull and Arsenal made a number of changes for the tie with Steve Bruce rotating ten players and Wenger making nine.Manchester United loanee Nick Powell started brightly for Hull but it was Arsenal who has the first real chance of the game when Walcott dinked a smart cross in for Welbeck – making his first start in ten months – who could only head straight at goalkeeper Jakupovic.Welbeck went close again four minutes later as he took Calum Chambers’ pass in his stride before firing a shot on the angle against the feet of the Hull stopper.Arsenal continued to dominate the chances as Walcott tried a low drive across goal but again Jakupovic was equal to it to keep the scores level at the break.It was more of the same after half time and Chambers thought he could have had a penalty after being clattered in the box but referee Mike Dean waved away the protests.The Gunners’ best chance of the game came in the 54th minute when Campbell – taking over free kick duties from the absent Mesut Ozil – whipped his effort against the post after Jakupovic crucially got his fingertips to the ball.The Swiss international goalkeeper continued to thwart the Arsenal attack, this time pulling off a splendid stop from Welbeck’s curling effort on the edge of the area.Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud entered the fray for Campbell and the impressive Welbeck, but they too were unable to break the stubborn Tigers defence.And it ended goalless, meaning a replay that neither side wanted, with Arsenal fighting on three fronts and Hull pushing for promotion to the Premier League.
Rightmove has released a new tool that enables tenants to booking viewings directly through its website following a pilot last year with a small group of agents.Called Viewings Manager, the portal is now inviting member agents to sign up to the programme which it claims, following extensive testing, helps agents more easily schedule viewing appointments, cut down on tenant no-shows, pre-qualify applicants and receive feedback on properties.Available to anyone with a standard membership package for free, there are already over 200 agents using the tool.AppointmentsThe tech asks prospective tenants to choose three potential appointment dates and times between 9am and 7pm and identify their employment status, credit history and confirm the minimum household income needed to rent the property.Once booked, they are sent email and text reminders about the viewing, but are able to use a one-click cancellation button.East Riding of Yorkshire agent Jon Myers of Quick & Clarke in Yorkshire says the tool has almost halved the number of tenant no-shows, as he says tenants are more likely to cancel if they can just click a button rather than having to call them, saving them time and improving the quality of tenant leads they receive.Rightmove says the tool can’t integrate yet with estate agency CRM suites but an upgrade due next year will enable it to put bookings into agent’s diaries/calendars.The system also works in tandem with Rightmove’s referencing service, which comes from Van Mildert, which it acquired in July last year.Visit the Rightmove page.viewings manager Jon Myers Quick & Clarke Rightmove November 13, 2020Nigel Lewis2 commentsAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 16th November 2020 at 2:00 pmZillow’s pivot in September when it cut agents out of the loop and went for a Zillow agent centric model is as I have been commenting on a warning to all that real estate is changing.My thoughts on Rightmove and their booking tool is that they have not developed the sophisticated solution that will overcome the multiple agents needs/diaries, and the MVP they have announced is more a sound bite to make them look as though they are evolving their 20 year old one dimensional model than anything else.Homehere.co with Lou Quinn and John Curley are to quote a celebrity ‘the real deal’ when it comes to a solution that books appointments and has a digital applicant box mentality which can accurately qualify property and rental buyers.Log in to Replyjohn curley, homehere homehere 14th November 2020 at 5:31 amGlad to see that RM has woken up to the need to automate viewing and applicant qualification, we have a much deeper and better solution that agents have been using for some time that allows you to automate engagement, qualification and booking of not only RM, but ZPG, OTM and even you website enquiries!Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » More than a portal? Rightmove launches online bookings service for viewings previous nextProptechMore than a portal? Rightmove launches online bookings service for viewingsRightmove says its new ‘Book a viewing’ service on its website pre-qualifies tenants and prevents annoying no-shows.Nigel Lewis13th November 20202 Comments1,409 Views