RUGBY estate agent Cadman Homes has invested in a top-of-the-range software package and iPad technology to shake up the way homes are marketed to buyers.
Staff say it means they can spend more time on the road selling houses.
“While the software automates the admin process, we can spend more time on the road selling houses,” said sales manager Adam McHenry.
“We are here 24/7 for our clients already, and the software package will send new property alerts to applicants as soon as a property becomes available.”
And that may be sooner than you think - the software is accessible from laptops and iPads which means that Adam can email and text applicants about homes as soon as he receives the go-ahead to market the property.
“When I meet people to value their houses they normally want to sign up there and then when they compare our package to that of other agents they have met. I can now take photos on the valuation and text and email them to applicants before I’ve left the living room”, said Adam. “In fact in a recent trial, viewing requests and requests for brochures came in within 30 minutes of the property details being compiled.
“We’ll still go back to the office and ring round all the people we have looking for similar properties, but I can now call the most serious buyers in the vendor’s living room, or in the car on the way back to the office,” said Valerie Cadman Jones, founder of Cadman Homes.
“The software helps us get property details out to people quicker - the iPad means we can do this - and prepare the property particulars and floor plans quicker than traditional estate agents. This benefits the vendor as we can attract more interest, quicker.”
Clients will be able to log in and look at viewing numbers and feedback, see how and where their property is advertised, and track the progress of a sale.
People can still benefit from Cadman’s 24-hour phone line, professionally printed brochures, 3D floor plans, a high street office and accompanied viewings and feedback seven days a week, for 1%+VAT for sole agency. Telephone (01788) 560905, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit 35 Church Street, Rugby, next to the Gas Street car park.