You’re hired: the Viewber recruitment solution

Posted on 3 Jan, 2020

Returning to work after the Christmas break is always accompanied by the January blues but, for employers, there can be an additional sting in the tail. January is widely reported to be the most popular month for people leaving their jobs, with the 31st of the month the day employees are most likely to hand in a resignation letter.

Although this trend is seen across all industries, it bites especially hard in the property sector, as January traditionally sees an uptick in business after the festive lull. Many people start a new year with fresh impetus to move home – perhaps after making a resolution – and upping the ante is the release of pent-up, pre-election demand - we start 2020 with political certainty that has revived interest in buying and selling.

A combination of resignations and a spike in business is not an insurmountable issue – even if agency owners are forced to put staff on immediate gardening leave. Viewber fills resourcing gaps allowing agents to put workers where they are most needed without letting any opportunities pass by.

We know that accompanied viewings and property visits take agents away from their core tasks – and the front line – but, like you, we understand viewings are an essential part of a successful selling and renting lifecycle. You can use a Viewber to undertake accompanied viewings for some or all of your appointments – for times when you’re busy or find yourself under-resourced.

Don’t forget, our service is flexible and available at short notice – we guarantee with 24-hour's notice and there’s no minimum order requirement. Our Viewbers provide a seven-day-a-week, nationwide service, with 7,000 registered and vetted viewing assistants ready to act, saving you the time and hassle of a round trip that may be many miles away.

Why not book a Viewber to carry out trivial visits, to let trades in or to carry out an inspection of a vacant property – anything that eases the pressure in January. We can also compile property reports, take photographs, produce 360 virtual tours and create floorplans - one visit from a Viewber will provide you with all the details needed for a new listing.

If you try Viewber in January amidst resignations and a depleted workforce you may find it provides a smart, cost-effective recruitment solution. After all, Oxford Economics found that replacing a member of staff costs £30,614, representing the recruitment process, absorbing a new worker and lost output while a new hire gets up to speed. With the right partners, such as Viewber, agents can run a more streamlined, profitable business without the need to engage in the expensive and often frustrating recruitment process. Use Viewber when YOU need to.

Contact Viewber now to open your account and be ready for whatever January brings.

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