YOU and portal fees

Posted on 13 Dec, 2018

One sole trader agent has gone public with the fact listing fees are more than his branch rent. It highlighted how agents across the country are often struggling to balance the running costs of their business – especially fixed costs – with income streams.

Practical and successful agents offset portal fees by looking at their spending habits elsewhere or growing their portfolio. Two ways of doing this are flexible, pay as you go services and increasing the number of potential listing and therefore deals

A scalable approach to business can make every penny count. It gives agents the opportunity to streamline and economise when the market is in a trough BUT take on more work during the peaks, without creating a resourcing/procurement issue.

Viewber’s business model is designed to give agents a competitive edge as well as save money. For some agents, keeping staff in the office, hitting the database winning listings or pre-qualifying buyer leads is what counts and uses their skill set to the utmost. Let Viewber take on the most time-consuming viewings - staff open house events – so your core team’s working hours are ploughed into deal-closing, income-winning tasks. If you want to win more listings covering a bigger area is something you can now easily do with full UK coverage from local Viewbers.

Other agents are using Viewber to add an extra dimension to their business – mainly the ability to accommodate weekend viewings without the need to take on extra staff, implement unsocial working rotas or even open their branches on Saturdays and Sundays. Our Viewbers are also available to work Bank Holidays and evenings, so saying ‘no’ to a potentially valuable viewing is a thing of the past.

Additionally, Viewber is increasingly delivering key-holding solutions to agents, via dedicated vetted Viewber key holders, on property key safes and in a partnership with Keynest. Three ways to ensure viewings are conducted while a branch is shut or when an office is under staffed. Don’t forget, our Viewbers can be booked for single jobs anywhere in the UK and there’s no minimum spend or requirement to use our service.

Happy staff, bigger areas and more viewings = positive reviews and a healthier bottom line.


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