How Can Property Apps Save You Time (and Money)?
Buyers and sellers of property are often faced with the arduous task of compiling all relevant details about their property and sharing them.
It can be impossible to know who has the latest copy of a document or whether a certificate is missing, meaning some buyers may have to make repeated calls to agents or councils to view a crucial document.
Using a property app helps solve these problems as it allows people to carry out all of their administrative tasks in one place.
We’re going to walk you through how using a property app can actually end up saving you time and money this year.
Whether you’re buying or selling a house, we all want to make our lives a little less stressful!
What is a property app?
A property app is a digital tool that helps you search for your new home or investment property. It’s a mobile app (for both android and iOS) that will help you find properties and connect to real estate agents who can help you find the perfect home.
The rise of property apps (or PropTech) has caused a disruptive shift to the UK’s property market over the last five years. People can now find houses quicker than ever before, in as much detail as they’d like.
Some of the most popular property apps in the UK are Moovshack, Rightmove and, Zoopla. All are designed to help speed up the process of buying, selling or renting a property.
How can a property app save me time?
Most property apps allow you to manage the entire buying or selling process from inside a single app. This means that you can find a place to live without going through the steps of searching for an agent and calling them, emailing them or getting in contact with them in person.
Imagine if you’re moving somewhere new in the country.
You’re not familiar with the local estate agents or the area. What’s the easiest way to find your perfect house, even if it’s three hours away?
You guessed it: a property app.
By using an app, you’ll have access to properties from all over the country. And when you see that perfect place, just set up a viewing appointment with one or two taps—no need to travel.
And, with the rise of virtual viewings during the Coronavirus pandemic, you may even be able to schedule a viewing from the comfort of your own home.
For example, one of the most innovative property apps to come out in the last three years, Moovshack, allows you to:
- Arrange viewings with estate agents.
- Make offers on properties.
- Communicate with estate agents within the app (how handy is this?)
- Liaise with mortgage brokers and solicitors.
- Detailed property searches, unlike other apps on the market.
How can a property app save me money?
A property app can also save you money by making the entire buying and selling process less time-consuming.
Think about the time spent travelling to and from viewings. Or the time spent driving to your estate agents office to sign documents.
This is a thing of the past!
Whereas most estate agents will charge a fee for coming out to view a property, some of the leading property apps are free to users. This means that buyers and sellers can search for properties for free, even if you’re not ready to make an offer!
Besides, some property apps allow people to have all of their documents in one place. They do this by allowing users to upload submittal forms or contracts directly into their app, meaning that buyers and sellers don’t have access to multiple confirmation letters or plans.
Is buying or selling a house easy through an app?
Of course, buying or selling a property is a lengthy legal process. Something an app can’t solve overnight (although we wish it could).
The great thing about using a property app is the single location for all of your documents, offers, viewings and, communication with estate agents. This makes the entire process much easier to manage.
Once you’ve found the property of your dreams, you can make progress pretty quickly in comparison with the traditional model. By this, we mean viewing the property, travelling back to the estate agents office, sitting through negotiations etc.
It’s 2021 – nobody has time for that!
If you have a registered account with one of the earlier mentioned property app, the process is pretty straightforward.
Are property apps going to become more popular in the future?
The traditional model of buying or selling a home is becoming outdated. A property app has the potential of disrupting an entire market.
Due to how technology works now, it’s possible to build property apps that are nearly as good as most estate agents when it comes to prequalifying buyers and sellers. This means that they have access to all information about you and your current financial situation.
All this information allows the app to make better decisions about connecting buyers and sellers with each other than most estate agents would ever be able to.
This is excellent news for anyone looking for a new home or who wants to sell a property shortly – especially with the current demand for property in the UK!
This guest post was provided by Ryan Darani from Moovshack. The opinions expressed by the guest writer above and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SevenCapital or any employee thereof. SevenCapital is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the guest writer.