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 […]
Why Going Paperless Protects And Profits Your Agency
In this 3-minute read, we look at how ditching paper and going digital can protect your agency’s reputation and boost its profits. Cast your minds back ten or so years ago. Back then, we were all told the offices of the future would be proudly paperless. And while digitalisation has marched relentlessly into everyday working […]
How To Build A Brilliant Lettings Agency
In this 3-minute read, we share the seven fundamental factors that go towards creating a brilliant lettings agency. “It didn’t happen by accident.” Those words came from the late billionaire Ingvar Kamprad, the legendary founder of Swedish furniture behemoths IKEA. Kamprad was responding to a question he was asked during an interview with the press. […]
Are ‘Unquality Things’ Costing You Money?
Taking a Look at the Importance of Data Quality Our industry is about people and property and bringing the two together; this is what we know and understand – ‘We are not data scientists’. Recently there has been so much focus on the importance of data, maybe it’s time we took a look at why […]
What Steps Have You Taken to Ensure the Safety of Your Staff?
Having been an estate agent in a past life, I know all too well how certain client facing situations can leave you feeling somewhat concerned for your safety, both in and out of the office. Recent articles and key dates relating to the Suzy Lamplugh case have reignited the need to ensure safety at work […]
What is a Property MOT?
As discussed at this year’s ARLA Propertymark conference by Dr Julie Rugg, a ‘Property MOT’ would be a series of checks to give tenants confidence before they sign a tenancy that the property is fit for purpose, and that standards won’t lapse in the future, while for landlords, it offers greater clarity and protection against […]
The Importance of Maintaining Your Fee Level
Since the beginning of 2019 the property market has been much slower across London and the South of England, with many agencies fighting for stock and being tempted to reduce their sales fees, in order to compete with online agencies. At the end of 2018 research by property portal Okaylah showed estate agency fees at […]
Estate Agency Marketing Tips: Utilising Your Online Shop Window
Online traffic is much greater than footfall passing your actual office window, so make sure that you give your online shop window as much thought and care as possible. PROPERTY PORTALS Make sure that you have made the most of your company listing on the portals you use. Get your logo as large in the […]
Property Management Tips: Reducing End of Tenancy Issues
According to a recent industry report carried out by Homelet, end of tenancy issues are broken down into the following categories: Damage to Property: 42% Cleanliness: 31% Rent arrears: 24% Garden condition: 3% We saw this in the Homelet magazine, an article entitled Landlord Survey 2018 and you can view their most recently published stats […]
Latest research shows the breakdown of Landlord Types in the current Private Rental Sector, each type with their own requirements and ways of doing business. We believe that each type of landlord will require different levels of service from letting agents and advice from industry professionals. PROFESSIONAL LANDLORD Approximately 14% of the Private Rented Sector […]