HomeViews H1 Headlines 2022: The year so far

HomeViews H1 Headlines 2022: The year so far

The first half of 2022 has been a busy time at HomeViews. As review coverage continues to expand and visitor numbers show consistent growth, the platform’s industry insights and partnerships packages have developed alongside the HomeViews team and its expertise. We take a look at some highlights from H1 2022 and preview some key events in the coming months.

HomeViews site traffic up by 55% year-on-year

Visitor numbers on the HomeViews site have continued to grow in the first half of 2022, with a 55% increase overall compared with H1 2021. In particular, the site’s authority on Google has seen impressive grown, with visitors from online searches increasing by 68% year-on-year.

New and improved Partner portal Dashboard launched

Developers, housebuilders and housing associations partnering with HomeViews were given a new and improved dashboard earlier this year, providing simple, instant access to their review data and industry benchmarks. The new interface added new features including the ability to select any time periods, better measure portfolio performance, filter data by resident type and age, and a keyword search function to better track resident sentiment.

HomeViews Engage Package offers better access for non-partner companies

HomeViews has launched its Engage Package to provide developers with easier access to their development pages on the site, allowing them to more easily collect and respond to resident reviews. The Package also also allows companies not currently partnering with HomeViews to better understand what the Partner Portal Dashboard can offer.

Some of the companies we work with

New partners include Southern Housing Group, Hill Homes, Telereal Trillium, Network Homes and The James

HomeViews continues to add to its list of partner developers, housebuilders and housing associations. H1 2022 saw Southern Housing Group, Hill Group, Telereal Trillium, Network Homes and The James added to the roster of almost 50 current HomeViews partners.

New hires reflect expansion and improvement of HomeViews platform

Key hires in H1 2022 included Grace Tolley-Smith, who brings her extensive product management expertise to improving the platform and related partner services. Senior Front End Engineer Jon Teague and Junior Engineer Morgan Salt joined the dev team as all development was brought in-house, while Jack Christie and Zora Vukovic joined the expanding account management team.

Chloe McCallum gained a well-earned promotion to Head of Accounts and Partnership Marketing and Ian Chapman was promoted to Head of Development. Emma James was promoted to Account Executive, and Co-founder Hannah Marsh returned from maternity leave at the start of 2022.

First ever New Build Resident Experience Report launched with commentary from Zoopla + webinar

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For the first time ever, HomeViews compiled its extensive data on Build to Sell developments across the UK to launch a report of unprecedented detail on the new build resident experience. Commentary from Zoopla provided additional insights, while the accompanying webinar explored the report’s key findings.

2022 HomeViews Build to Rent Report and webinar explored Manchester’s ascendance

In what has become the definitive analysis of the Build to Rent sector, the 2022 release of the HomeViews Build to Rent Report drew upon a dataset twice the size of the previous year’s report. Using data covering 64% of completed BTR stock in the UK, the report included an analysis of why Manchester schemes are leading the industry in the UK.

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First ever New Build Buyer’s Guide launched with the HomeOwners Alliance

HomeViews partnered with the HomeOwner’s Alliance to create and launch our first-ever New Build Buyer’s Guide. The free guide includes a list of the 10 things homeowners wish they’d known before buying, as well as ranked lists of the top 10 UK developers for first time buyers and top 5 housing associations for Shared Owners. The HomeOwners Alliance added their expert tips on the process of buying a new home to create a uniquely comprehensive guide for new build buyers.

Almost 36,000 reviews now live on HomeViews

HomeViews’ proactive review collection has continued in 2022, bringing the total number of reviews on the site up to almost 36,000. Reviews now cover apartment, housing and social housing developments across the UK, giving us unmatched review data and insights on all types of new homes.

HomeViews exhibits at London Homes Show

HomeViews exhibited at the Share to Buy London Homes Show for the first time back in April. The team gave out the HomeViews New Build Buyer’s Guide to visitors and CEO Rory Cramer presented key elements from the guide in the show’s seminar series.

Partners continue to maximise the impact of positive reviews

There are few more powerful marketing tools than third party validation. HomeViews partners continue to create effective campaigns simply by amplifying their ratings and what residents are saying.

Coming up in H2 2022

Sustainability: The Resident Perspective 2022

Following the success of HomeViews’ first report on sustainability in 2021, an updated report with a significantly expanded dataset will be published in September 2022.

UKAA Build to Rent Awards 2022

HomeViews will again present a selection of ‘Residents’ Choice’ awards as part of the UKAA Build to Rent Awards in November.

HomeViews UK Location Report 2022

The first ever HomeViews Location Report will reveal fresh insights on the UK’s best and worst residential locations, based on our verified resident reviews and data from HomeViews Streets.

HomeViews returns to the London Home Show

HomeViews will return to the London Homes Show in the autumn to provide new build buyers with the unique insights our reviews provide. Come find us there!

HomeViews provides verified resident reviews of the UK’s housing developments. We’re working with developers, house builders, operators, housing associations and the Government to recognise high performers and help improve standards in the built environment.

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