The Alto blog

All the latest tips and tricks from the best property software team, helping you be the best agent.

The rise of self-employed estate agents since Covid-19

Post-Covid, many buyers have got used to viewing properties virtually. At the same time, many more agents are now more open to remote working as self-employed estate agents

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Using Alto if you’re starting your own estate agency

The pandemic has driven an increasing number of agents to go it alone. So why should you choose Alto if you're starting your own estate agency?

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How Covid-19 has shaken up tenant referencing

Covid-19's impact on casual, hopsitality-based employment has been colossal. So it's not surprising that tenant referencing practices have had to shift too - here's how.

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Will the pandemic change the estate agent branch forever?

There’s still lots of talk about the future of the workplace. How can cloud-based property software support a long-term move from the branch?

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Using your estate agent CRM to support new starters

With buyer demand high since the start of the pandemic, many agencies will have recruited. Here's how your estate agent CRM can support.

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Digital identity verification & property management software

New standards for digital identities could help open up the possibility of using smartphones in the conveyancing process. What do estate agents need to know about the changes?

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Driving efficiency with your letting agent software

With high demand and lots of movement in the lettings market, we look at how Alto letting agent software can drive efficiency during busy periods

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Make the most of the stamp duty holiday extension with Alto

Rishi Sunak’s Budget announcement this month brought good news for a buoyant property market with the extension of the Stamp Duty holiday. But what's the impact on agents? And how can property sales management software help?

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Should calendar moments be part of your marketing strategy?

We look at whether national holidays like Valentine's Day and Easter are opportunities to boost your agency's visibility or a gimmick too far

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What could the Pets Bill mean for letting agents?

The Pets Bill may mean big changes for letting agents, with tenants gaining more rights to have pets in properties. We look at the implications for agents.

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