6 solutions to solve your lettings problems

Posted on 17 Aug, 2021

Lettings can feel relentless, but doesn’t have to be. Share accompanied viewings and property visits with Viewber and you will lighten your load.

Do you frequently feel you need to be in two places at once? Is spending too much time away from your desk causing stress? Many of our letting agent clients turn to Viewber when they are experiencing just this – an overwhelming number of property visit requests against a backdrop of growing admin. Thankfully over the last five years we’ve developed solutions for many of the most common problems.

1. Letting in & locking up

EPCs, electrical testing, gas safety testing, cleaners, trades, inventories and more – new tenancies can create a lot of foot traffic and if the keys are held at the office, it is the agent who is expected to let in and lock up every time. Why keep making repeat, mundane property visits when a Viewber can go instead? We’ll even collect the keys to save agents unnecessary stress.

2. Facilitating weekend viewings

Unlike sales, lettings is less about catching weekend trade and Monday to Friday due diligence. As a result, staffing an office over the weekend doesn’t always make financial sense but won’t stop renters asking for Saturday or Sunday viewings – or during Bank Holiday and evenings. Viewber can take on all the unsociable hours requests so staff can enjoy both their time off and a full viewings diary.

3. Undertaking inspections

Visiting a let property to assess its condition takes time – travelling, parking and report making – but none of that activity earns a fee. Agents can send a Viewber to an occupied or vacant property on their behalf so they can concentrate on tasks that will generate income. The allotted Viewber will file a report at the end of their visit, substantiated with photos and videos, if required.

4. Filling in for staff

Never be short staffed again as Viewber can join your team as a viewings assistant whenever you need and extra member of staff and for however long in necessary. Whether summer holidays have left you depleted or self-isolation means you’re a man down, resources can be reallocated where needed most, leaving Viewber to look after the accompanied viewings/open houses and property visits.

5. Taking on out-of-catchment instructions

An instruction to manage a buy-to-let can be lucrative and the distance between the property and your office should never be a barrier to business. If you’re worried about travelling too far every time the property needs a visit, think Viewber. We offer nationwide coverage and have a Viewber local to every property in the UK, allowing you to expand your managed portfolio without racking up the miles.

6. Creating listings 

New lets need new photos but there’s no need to disrupt your day to visit a property with the office camera. We offer a range of simple and enhanced photography options with a speedy turn-around so you can let every property quicker. What’s more, commission a Viewber to create a 360 degree tour and you’ll also receive a 3D dolls house view and a floorplan. 

Viewber has learned from hundreds of letting agents who’ve enjoy our on-demand service.

Why not join them and see how you can do more with your existing resource? 

 

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