Software and automation for estate agents: does it live up to the hype?
Are automated processes and software solutions for estate agents a shortcut to success or a distraction from the real business of selling and letting property? This is your chance to decide.
Our webinar at 1pm on Tuesday 28th September will look at the challenges and rewards of using digital solutions. As usual, we will be joined by representatives of the UK’s leading PropTech brands as well as estate agents who have already caught the PropTech wave. We'll be asking about their experience using software and automated processes to reach a wider audience, create new leads and streamline workflows. ICG’s popular webinars are held on the last Tuesday of each month, so join us on the day or watch the recording in your browser at a convenient time. Our webinars are still free, but they are now an on-demand feature, so you’ll need to register to take part.
Simon Taylor – Independent Marketing Consultant
Simon is a marketing leader and strategist, supporting boards, leadership teams and key individuals to construct and execute marketing strategies and programmes that deliver business change and financial results.Over the last 20 years Simon has specialised in marketing consultancy, services and delivery for a broad range of B2C and B2B businesses locally in the UK and on an international basis, with a significant focus in property, retail, financial services, insurances and e-commerce.
Josh is the Branch Manager of Normie & Co, supporting the team to deliver a five star service. Whitefield born and bred, Josh does many of the market appraisals too, offering great people honest advice on how to best achieve their moving goals.
Vicky joined the industry with Location Location back in 2006 and is now Managing Director and Partner in the single office business, which punches way above its weight. Her exceptional ability is backed up by her infectious enthusiasm for people and property. Vicky strives to constantly improve systems and processes, whilst maintaining a phenomenal culture with core values at the heart of the business. This helped crown the business Best Overall estate agency in the UK for sales & lettings at the EA Masters 2020 and Best Single office UK at The Neg awards’ 2019.
Patrick has been involved in the property industry for over 10 years and has been a director at Apex since 2011. Apex builds and supports applications for property professionals with the aim to enhance productivity. Apex partners with ambitious brands and together create software that helps people work more efficiently, increase brand reputation, gain a competitive advantage and reduce risk.
Paul is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at MIO. Paul’s early career was spent writing and overseeing large scale IT systems in both MoD and Telecoms environments before joining tmgroup in 2002. Since then, Paul has architected tmgroup’s systems to become market leading, and was also instrumental in transitioning the business out of NLIS and into (and out of) HIPS.
Brad is a founding member of the UK IETF, a member of the IEEE and numerous Open Source projects. He has consulted to many high street and FTSE companies including most of the blue chip banks operating in the UK. He started SMS Speedway, the world's first commercial text messaging company, as a research project for mobile phone based business communication "to prove that it could be done".
Kristjan has been an agent for around 18 years now - 16 of those as the co-founder of Base Property Specialists - and you might know him as 'the viking guy'. Kristjan is a huge advocate of the technological evolution of our industry to help deliver a better all-round consumer experience.
Heather Staff is the co-founder of Spectre, the leading prospecting tool for Estate Agents. Winner of Tech Company of the Year (Small) 2019 - Prolific North Tech Awards. Prior to co-founding Spectre, Heather was an Associate Director in KPMG's Global Turnaround team, working with some of the world's best known brands to achieve performance improvement. Heather has extensive family experience within estate agency. She recognises the vital role that agents play and is passionately committed to building technology that optimises and enhances their business.
Before joining Sprift, Amy was an estate agent for 16 years for Romans and Davis Tate, with 8 of those years managing branches. She has a Degree in New Business Media Practices which is now being put to good use! Amy is passionate about customer service in the property industry and enjoys combining the tech and property worlds to assist agencies in winning more business
Brian is the founder and Managing Director of Acaboom, a leading presentation based market appraisal solution used by many of the industry's leading estate agents. Before Acaboom Brian co-founded and ran Metropix - a floor plan software solution used by over 4,000 agency offices. Brian has worked within the property sector for some 30 years, including a decade on the front line as an estate agent.
Phuong partners with Estate and Letting Agents, to help them realise the maximum potential of their PropTech. Phuong helps Agents identify the best solution for their particular requirements across the end-to-end Agency lifecycle from front office sales and lettings to back-office property management and client accounting.
Neil has worked in sales, change management and sales training for most of his career, focusing mainly on the UK property sector. He is Chief Sales Officer of PayProp. Prior to that he was involved in social housing and housing reform, culminating in him running a large housing association and software development firm in London. He has sat on investor panels and is a regular fixture on the PropTech speaking circuit, with appearances on Sky's Property TV channel and at conferences hosted by the National Approved Letting Scheme, the Association for Residential Letting.
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