Driving efficiency with your letting agent software

In any industry, improving the efficiency of processes can be the key to unlocking more revenue.

For letting agents, juggling the challenges of new properties, tenancy renewals, property maintenance and more, it’s the key to running a successful operation.

Efficiency is the foundation of success in business. If you can complete processes more quickly, without compromising on quality, then everybody benefits. Above all, you get onto your next job quicker.

You can rent out properties, complete referrals, hand over keys and receive rents more quickly. That’s exactly why we place efficiency at the core of our letting agent software.

Current activity levels in the lettings market

You could say that efficiency has never been more important. High demand continues to dominate the property news agenda, across sales and lettings markets.

Zoopla’s most recent Rental Market Report shows that demand for rental properties rose by 21% in January 2021 compared with January 2020. Moreover, it’s changed the types of homes that are most popular, with houses letting 30% quicker than they were 12 months ago.

This inevitably increases the pressure on agents to get more properties listed. And, Alto’s letting agent software can help free up the time to target landlords and win new instructions.

Improving the speed of processes with letting agent software

By automating everyday processes including diary management, property listings, producing brochures and much more, Alto can boost productivity and give valuable time back to staff.

One customer to benefit is Kings Hill Properties (KHP), a sales and letting agent based in Kent. KHP’s previous software only allowed staff to upload listings to portal sites once a day and took a frustrating amount of time to perform simple tasks like uploading photos.

It meant the team was spending up to ten hours a week simply creating brochures.

With Alto this process takes minutes and staff can benefit from a live feed which uploads properties to portals almost instantly. It’s clear to see the positive impact on productivity. Be Chapman from KHP said:

“It’s very hard to quantify time saving, but it is hours per week. More than time saving, it has improved our professionalism and teamwork as branches can seamlessly work together.”

Driving efficiency with Alto letting agent software

Still unsure of the benefits? Here are four ways in which Alto’s sales and letting agent software helps to boost productivity:

  1. Cloud-based software for instant updates, freeing you from server and hardware headaches
  2. Live feed to property portals, so new properties appear on Zoopla and Rightmove almost instantly
  3. Templated letters in the system at each key milestone, reducing the need for staff to create or edit letters
  4. Seamless integration across different offices and home-based staff, which can reduce the need for internal phone calls

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