LOCAL cyclists Andrew Hicks, Geron Williams, Scott Savory and Raynauth Jeffrey kept the Golden Arrowhead fluttering in the United States of America (USA). They placed among the top finishers in the Sommerville Series as well as the Bound Brook Cycling Classic and I Wilol Foundation Tuesday Night Series.According to reports from the USA, United We Stand cyclist Andrew Hicks placed third at the Bound Brook Criterium which forms part of the Tour of Sommerville Series, while Scott Savory, representing CRCA/Lupus Racing Team, won a bronze medal in the Men’s Open Prom Category ½ of the Bound Brook Cycling Classic that was held in Bound Brook, New Jersey, on May 27.Team Coco’s Hamza Eastman finished sixth while his teammate Stephano Husbands placed 14th, Paul DeNobrega of Team Evolution was 48th, Horrace Burrowes finished 51st, Paul Burrowes 57th and Shaqueel Agard 58th. There were 91 starters but only 74 completed the course.Savory also placed second in another Category 1/2/3 Circuit race on May 9, Eastman finished seventh and Paul Burrowes ended 20th of the 53 starters.On May 29, Husbands had to settle for 38th in a category 2/3 event that attracted 114 starters, while Enzo Matthews of Continental Cycle Club finished 54th. Christopher Holder of Team Evolution did not finish the race.In the Pro Category 1 event that was held on the same day, Geron Williams (Team Foundation/Continental Cycle Club) placed 19th, while Raynauth Jeffrey (Team Pharmaca Deepsouth) placed 39th. Savory, DeNobrega and Paul Burrowes did not finish that race as a result of an accident.Savory suffered injuries that resulted in his being admitted to hospital but on his facebook page, he explained what occurred during the race and thanked all those persons who have been supporting him.Savory explained, “Wednesday was a tough day, senseless crash in the straight with six laps to go. I can’t remember much other than seeing a guy literally two wheels ahead go sideways. I had no room to escape and went down hard. Got hit by a few guys and couldn’t feel much in my back and hip. I’m pretty banged up. After a few X-rays, cat scans, the doctors said I fractured three of my lumbar vertebrae.”“Walking and all else is difficult and it sucks to think this may be the end of the season and timing couldn’t be worse; but honestly nothing mattered as for about eight hours I was just worried about any spinal injuries. Happy not to be having surgery and that it wasn’t worse.“To all the other cyclists who crashed, speedy recovery also! I’ll hopefully be back sooner rather than later! Have fun for me in the meantime guys!” Savory said.
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