Why is monitoring & analysing your data more important than ever?
The world is becoming more and more data-driven… With endless amounts of data being acquired every second of every day by businesses, it’s no secret that large organisations like Google and Microsoft have been using data to make decisions for many years. However, nowadays they are not the only ones. Data analysis is being utilised […]
Has The World Of Agency Changed? The Importance Of Mobile Working.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced estate agents to close their doors for months on end and adapt to new ways of working. Remote working is largely enabled by technology. Leveraging the power of Zoom, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, video tours and specialised mobile apps such as Veco™ Connect allows agents to work effectively and […]
Should Estate Agents Be Using Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality in 2020 & Why?
In today’s fast-moving technological age, some of the developments constantly being introduced are bound to have a significant impact on the property industry. One of the most recent is virtual reality (VR). For many, it is associated with video games and entertainment. This technology, however, can be very beneficial for estate agents. VR Property Marketing […]
How Is Working From Home Affecting What We Look For In A Property?
What will life look like post lockdown? One easy to make prediction is that working from home is here to stay. Over the past few months, it has become the norm for hundreds of thousands of people and businesses. Even with the Government easing a lot of the restrictions, it seems that people’s attitudes towards […]
The Future of Voice Search In The Property Industry
How Estate Agents Can Expand Their Reach By Using The Veco by Eurolink Property Search via Amazon Alexa You wake up in the morning and ask Amazon Alexa to start your day by updating you with the weather forecast, the traffic on your commute and the most important news from the last 24 hours. You […]
Coronavirus Pandemic: How Your Property Management Software Can Help You Weather The Storm?
With the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the country, the social distancing measures which are now firmly in place have changed the face of the property industry and presented us all with a range of new unprecedented challenges. It’s clear that technology plays a crucial role in ensuring we can ride the wave and weather the […]
Maintenance and repairs can still be carried out on rental homes
The Government has confirmed that maintenance on rental homes can still be carried out amidst the measures taken to slow the spread of Coronavirus. The guidance was issued yesterday, Wednesday 25 March, says: “Work carried out in people’s homes, for example by tradespeople carrying out repairs and maintenance, can continue, provided that the tradesperson is […]
Business rates for estate and letting agents are abolished for a year
The government has announced that estate agents and letting agencies that have closed as a result of the measures introduced to slow the spread of Covid-19 will now be exempted for business rates for a year from 1st April 2020. The announcement comes after industry outrage for being excluded from the original tax relief programme. […]
Coronavirus: Local estate agents join #viralkindness – the campaign offering help to those self-isolating
As coronavirus spreads across the UK with increasing numbers putting themselves in self-isolation, kind-hearted people are offering to lend a helping hand to those in need. Dozens of “mutual aid” groups are mobilising in local communities following the #viralkindness campaign and dropping postcards with the message “Hello! If you are self-isolating, I can help” through […]
Coronavirus impact on the rental sector
Letting agents following the governments guidelines could be breaking the law. David Cox, ARLA Propertymark Chief Executive, has raised pressing concerns and called upon the UK Government to issue guidance for the rental sector in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis. David Cox’s particular concern is that letting agents and landlords following the current Coronavirus […]