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PropTech Companies to Enhance your Move

Written by Katie Cullen
Written by Katie Cullen
28th November 2016 (Last updated on Monday 21st August 2017)

The property market is unfortunately infamous for its less than stellar customer experience. However, with PropTech, businesses are now focusing on enhancing the customer experience by creating convenient, and efficient alternatives to traditional industry practices.

These businesses have thought of every sector of the property market, whether you are looking into investing or looking for your next rental. This week, Comparemymove.com have created a list of sites or apps that will greatly improve your experience of the property market.

Settled

Launched in 2015, Settled's CEO Gemma Young recognised that the property market, especially in the buying and selling process, fails to put the customer's interests first. Due to little regulation and differing quality of service, people are often wary of estate agents.

Settled aims to provide a reliable, personal service by cutting out the middle man when homeowners are looking to sell their property. The property owners pay £299, and Settled will visit the property, take photos, create floor plans, and then advertise it on the relevant property portals.

Customers are supported through every step of the process, up until completion. According to Settled's website, 98% of customers achieve their asking price or above, and save an average of £5000.

What it's great for:

  • Homeowners looking to sell their property
  • Putting customers' needs first
  • Personal and transparent service
  • Save on average £5000

Track My Move

Track My Move makes the home selling process easier by bringing everyone to one place, to help cut down on paperwork, needless phone calls and misunderstandings.

Customers will get 24/7 support, and users can personalise their dashboards to keep contacts, transactions and more, organised and in one place. Documents will be securely uploaded and you can sign anything electronically.

What it's great for:

  • Makes the home selling process easy
  • Brings everyone involved with the process to one place
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Secure document uploads and electronic signing

Zoopla

Launched in 2008, Zoopla is one of the UK's fastest growing sites, attracting over 40 million visits per month.

Zoopla is one of the best-known property portals and online agents, making it incredibly easy for people to look for exactly the type of property they want by combining hundreds of thousands of property listings, market data, local information and community data.

What it's great for:

  • Easy and quick property search
  • Use market data and local information to help customers find what they need
  • Filter search to find the type of property required

Movebubble

Movebubble came about as a result of the founders' bad experiences when they rented, and aims to develop solutions to problems renters face, from bad agents, to bad landlords and dilapidated properties.

This is a user-friendly app that makes it easy for people in London to find properties to rent. With feeds updated in real time, users can simply view properties and book viewings from wherever they are at the time.

What it's great for:

  • Creating a user-friendly app for renters in London
  • Updating in real-time
  • Online property viewings and bookings
  • Improving renters' experiences

Plentific

Everyone has heard of the frustration people feel when trying to find an electrician to install your lights or a boiler engineer to fix your boiler. Plentific makes it easy for you by creating an online market place to find these professionals.

Customers simply need to visit the website, answer a few questions, and they will be matched with professionals suited to their requirements. They will then receive multiple quotes to get the best price possible.

What it's great for:

  • Creating one place to find professionals for the home
  • Matching customers with professionals for their requirements
  • Gives customers multiple quotes

Nest

Nest is one of the leaders in home automated products. They create everything from smoke detectors, to thermostats and security systems to make living in your home as easy and safe as possible. Many of their products are controlled through an app or Wi-Fi, save energy, are easy to use, and neat without hundreds of messy wires to deal with.

What it's great for:

  • Making products easy to use through apps or Wi-Fi
  • Saves energy
  • Keeps your home efficient and keeps you safe

Appear Here

This business is more relevant for retailers moving into spaces and landlords looking for them. It is for short term rentals and pop ups, and links retailers with landlords.

Appear Here works with both landlords looking to find short term tenants for their space (such as market stalls), and brands or retailers looking for the perfect space to display out of. Appear Here has established brands use the platform, which helps convince prospective landlords that they are the right choice.

Before, there wasn't a platform for flexible use lettings. This business provides all in one pricing (rent, rates, utilities and transaction fees). This, along with online payment and standardised legal approval through Fosters LLP, helped decrease the time it took to close from 6 months to 48 hours.

What it's great for:

  • Landlords looking for short-term tenants and retailers looking for space
  • All in one pricing
  • Average time to close decreased from 6 months to 48 hours

As stressful as dealing with the property industry is, most people must do it at some point, and PropTech companies recognise the need to improve customer experiences. These businesses make the property market processes much more personable, transparent, and ultimately, more enjoyable.

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