Traditionally, businesses have kept a tight rein on the devices their employees use and the software they access. But stroll through almost any company today and it quickly becomes apparent that employees have taken matters into their own hands. Now, instead of relying on IT-sanctioned desktop computers and centrally deployed software, you’re much more likely to find people using their personal devices.
It’s easy to [...]
Remember the advent of the internet and mobile phones, and the technophobe principals who thought the internet and real estate portals were just a fad? The ones who believed newspaper adverts and letterbox-dropping would continue as the best way to advertise property and market their brand? It’s likely that those initially-resistant principals went one of two ways: they either adapted their thinking, or they melted into retirement or obscurity.
Real estate businesses are essentially marketing businesses with a [...]
Can you give us some insight into the differences between property management in the UK and Australia? There are way more similarities than differences; we’re more similar to Australia than we are to the US. In the UK we offer a three-tier service, starting with ‘let only’, [...]
The essence of the threat of disruption is that low-cost, high-tech applications will create a new normal where buyers, landlords, tenants and vendors negotiate directly. This process is called disintermediation – and it will happen if agents lose their value in the middle of a transaction.
To have knowledge of a thing is to have power over it, so in a time when our existence is [...]
If you want to be the agency of choice and stand out from your competitors, it’s up to you to be an early adopter. Here are five new technologies you should explore that are trending now.
1. HOLOGRAPHIC MEETINGS
If you think holograms are an unlikely technology for property managers to use in their day-to-day operations, think again! Holographic video conferencing via the TeleHuman allows people to be projected as 3D images from pods located anywhere in the world. You [...]
As Steve Jobs once said, “You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards toward the technology – not the other way around”.
Technology is an enabler, not a solution. Online tenant booking software is probably my single favourite industry development of the past decade, but let’s not lose sight of the fact that systems like this are still built [...]