Proptech launches council of agents to fight property management…


Proptech company iamproperty has formed its own committee of agents to discuss issues facing the real estate market.


The auctioneer and sales progression platform provider has established a Partner Agent Advisory Council (PAAC).


It is made up of iamproperty’s network of partner agents across the UK who will work together to address and address the challenges and opportunities facing the residential property market.


The group has already held its first session at iamproperty headquarters in Newcastle upon Tyne and was led by iamproperty co-founders Ben Ridgway and Jamie Cooke, with guest speaker Paul Offley, Group Compliance Officer at nurtur.group.



Discussions focused on the digitization of the sales process, the impact of material information rules and strategies for adopting digital solutions.


Ben and Jamie also gave an update on the future of iamproperty and its products.


The session brought together representatives from Goldfinch Estate Agents, Cooke & Co, Robert Watts, Goodfellows Estate Agent, Miles and Barr, Pygott & Crone, Miller Metcalfe, Stephen Tew Estate Agents and Simon Blythe Estate Agents.


Agents presented information on their day-to-day operations, discussing live issues they face, including turnaround times of up to 14.5 weeks and low inventory, with one agency reporting 80-90% of less stock than previous years.


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Another problem was the high number of visits, sometimes exceeding 30 visits per property.

Ridgway said, “VIP meetings are a unique opportunity for us to sit down with our customers and understand their real challenges and how we can work collaboratively to solve them.


“Our network of agent partners is perfectly placed to tell us how they need proptech to work for them and since our solutions are designed by agents, for agents, we are committed to keeping their knowledge at the heart of the continuous development of the products.


“Our success is due to years of working together to drive change in the industry and that’s why the voice of real estate agents is so strongly felt in our products and services.”


PAAC members intend to meet at least twice a year and iamproperty is planning a series of events, publications and webinars to help real estate agents meet the challenges they face.



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