Letting Agent SolutionsWritten on June 8, 2011 at 2:49 pm
Many letting agents these days are using in-house letting agent solutions to help manage their business operations, landlords and tenants while at the same time uploading properties into many different property listings directories including Find a Property, Fish4Homes, Homeflow , Homes Alone, Lettingsearch, London2Let, Look4aProperty, Move with us, Mayfair Office, Mouseprice, Nethouseprices, Primelocation, Property Junction, PropertyIndex, PropertyLive, Rentin Online, Rentright, Rightmove, Rovster, Southern Property Finder and Zoopla. This automated management through the letting agent solutions requires financial and knowledge investment that in return saves the agent time and money.
A growing consideration is the ability to include automatic listing of properties from in-house letting agent solutions onto the estate and letting agents company websites. This supports the agents investment into raising the awareness of their brand through marketing such as advertising that then leads to property searches and enquiries based on the agents company name. The property listing on the agents own company website also has the benefit of re-enforcing the brand through brand coloured and styled property listing pages as well as include additional functional benefit for the customer such as map locations and galleries.
How you integrated your in-house letting agennt solutions with your website is really up to you and will depend on budget and the software you select for in-house operations. With some many ways to feed property data into websites such as XML online repositories or iFramed list results.
XML online repositories data feeds collect property details that can then be skinned directly into the website and are compatible with virtually all types of programming languages from PHP to .NET. Data feeds support by page iFrames list results provide an out-of the-box service which allows websites to display properties without the heavy requirements of coding search forms and results pages that are quick to deploy and robust.
Your choice of in-house letting agent solutions will depend on cost structure and complexity of business operations. Software such as Rentman has an upfront higher cost first year with lower progressive yearly payments, is installed client side on a PC and is both complex and extensive in its functionality. Domus provides an out-of the-box service accessible via any PC with internet access with an easy to use interface for users with entry level knowledge of using the software and a rolling monthly contract without any set-up fees or large upfront payments.
The Rentman software can improve your time management and save you money by automatically updating all files associated with a single landlord, giving you full client accounting facilities, integrating diaries, enabling you to issue letters and notices promptly, speeding up the process of uploading properties to your website and portals and providing comprehensive reporting for clients.
The Domus software is quick and easy to use with day and week views for each user, follow ups for viewings and valuations, link tasks to properties, customers and offers, mobile version to see your diary on your phone, a branch diary, store applicant feedback for a viewing and printable list of daily appointments.
The key decision maker as to which letting agnet solutions to go ahead with will ultimately come down to how the in-house software works for you, which property portals it uploads to but should also take into account how it works with your web offering to reduce the maintenance overheads on your own website.
OnKitz has several options tailored to your choice of in-house estate and letting agent solutions and your exact business requirements with affordable monthly payments. The rapid evolution of web design within the online community is exploring ever more efficient and shared processes that OnKitz is able to pass on to its clients as incredible cost savings on affordable property web design.
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