Whilst some industries and sectors are still feeling the effects of the pandemic, the property sector has never been busier and at some times pure pandemonium.
Early reports suggest that the stamp duty holiday which drew to a close at the beginning of July, ensured that the first six months of this year were the busiest six months the property sector has experienced for almost 60 years.
Whilst the stamp duty holiday led to property prices being driven through the roof as buyers looked to take advantage, estate agents struggled to keep up with demand. Iain McKenzie, CEO of The Guild of Property Professionals went as far as to say ‘Britain’s estate agents are almost at a stage of running out of homes to sell due to demand’.
And even though the stamp duty holiday finished several months ago, the market shows no signs of slowing down. With this in mind, we’ve taken a look at some of the software available to estate agents to help alleviate some of the pressure they are currently facing from both potential buyers and sellers.
Designed by estate agents with estate agents in mind. Mio is a unique sales progression tool that allows estate agents to speed up the residential property transaction process. Ultimately meaning estate agents can spend more time on the key tasks at hand.
As part of its unique design, mio provides estate agents, buyers and sellers with a single view of the property chain, allowing better transparency and communication between all parties.
Other functions of the software include a simple to use milestones and unique chain view that helps to reduce emails and calls from buyers and sellers. Since mio’s inception in 2019, the product is now being used by over a thousand agents with an average of one week taken off the transaction time.
Some of the brand’s users so far include allen & harris, Taylors and Connells.
Founded by a team of web designers and online software developers, Gnomen provides a variety of solutions needed to run a property business.
This year the company is celebrating its 20th year anniversary and in that time they have successfully established themselves as one of the leading providers in the space and are known for regularly delivering outstanding online solutions.
Aside from Gnomen’s estate agency software which allows users to manage sales, lettings and finances in one solution, Gnomen also incorporates a property website design solution and a client portal function that allows 24/7 customer service.
A leading provider of property customer relationship management software and client accounting software for estate agents in both the UK and Australia.
Since the turn of the century, Reapit have serviced over 65,000 users across 5,000 offices and manage approximately in excess of 225,000 tenancies across both the UK and Australia.
Reapit have an ever-expanding portfolio of offerings readily available to customers, which also includes two digital marketing products that deliver a range of solutions to enhance the marketing capacity and capability of estate agents.
Reapit can also boast that they have been voted as the industry’s most trusted property software provider.
Since launching in 2013, Alto’s mission has been to take estate and letting agents on a journey of innovation, remarkable features and software flexibility.
Alto’s unique solution allows for lightning-fast admin, meaning those five minutes between client meetings can empower agents to be a processing powerhouse.
With over 30 years of experience and a 99.6% customer retention rate, Alto are one of the market leaders and certainly a brand to check out for your requirements.
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