Estate agency recruitment crisis drives demand for time-saving PropTech

A reported shortage of estate agency staff is putting new pressure on branches, forcing many to explore innovative ways to save time and harness the benefits of the latest PropTech solutions. 

According to a recent article on Property Industry Eye, a long-established specialist recruiter has reported the worst shortage of estate agency staff in a generation. As Anthony Hesse, founder of Property Personnel, states; “The agency sector is experiencing the worst staff shortages at a point when the property market is going through a very challenging time.”

This is increasingly making PropTech solutions a necessity – rather than a luxury – as branches struggle to find ways to bridge the staffing gap and successfully progress their sales. 

PropTech can help teams feel like they’ve got an extra person in the office 

Embracing the latest technology, such as tmgroup’s mio solution, can help estate agents adopt a smarter approach to managing the home buying process – and increase overall efficiency. 

Designed to help estate agents speed up transactions, reduce fall-through rates, and win more business, mio is a sales progression and communication tool created by property experts for property experts. Referred to recently by an early adopter estate agent as: “Like having another person in the office.”

This is exactly what estate agents need right now; to be embracing the latest PropTech solutions to make sure their teams thrive in a challenging market place – even if their employee numbers aren’t at full strength. 

Jon Horton, Product Director – mio, comments:

“The days of having dedicated members of the team taking care of sales progression is over. In such a challenging market, there is an inevitable squeeze on resources. 

With this being compounded by the lack of estate agents available to hire, it’s down to the individual employees across the branches to pull together and deliver business as normal. Effective sales progression that puts the customer at the heart of the process is vital to quickly convert the hard work invested in winning the listing and finding a buyer into real income. Harnessing the benefits of PropTech solutions, such as mio, can help branches work more efficiently and stay ahead of the game.”

To find out more about mio, connect with Jon Horton on LinkedIn.  

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