Software for Estate Agents: Embrace online software
21 May, 2014 | Technology
These days technology helps us to run a better business. There are a lot of tools out there for estate agents to take advantage of. Online software can be hugely beneficial to any business, it can help you to boost your business, find more customers, expand your reach, as well as helping you to work faster, smarter and more efficiently.
Are you taking full advantage of online software for estate agents?
Embrace the cloud
Cloud based software has revolutionised the way estate agencies run their business, not only with cloud based estate agency software but their is a huge range of other cloud based software packages that can assist you.
What is cloud based software?
Cloud based software allows you to store and access data through internet applications instead of from your computer’s hard drive like you would have had to do in the past. Lots of things you use in your everyday life such as email, social media and even online banking is all through cloud based software. Whenever you access this information you are using the cloud.
Benefits of cloud based software
Desktop software has always been pretty costly with add-ons, set up fees and upgrades. However cloud based software is usually paid for by subscription, this means you know the costs from day one. With cloud base software there is no set up fees, all you need to log on is a username and password and you are ready to go.
With desktop software the user has to upgrade the software themselves and at their own cost. Cloud based software is updated automatically as soon as it is available by the software provider for free. This means you will always be up-to-date with the latest version of the software, hassle free!
As an estate agent you are on the move and away from your desk and office a lot but no matter where you are you can access your information through the cloud at any time from any device as long as you are connected to the internet.
Cloud based software has revolutionised the way estate agents do business. Everyone within your business can keep working no matter where they are, so whether you are out on a viewing, working from home or just generally away from your desk, you will always be connected.
Cloud based software is designed and built with the users in mind. Due to update releases being so easy, it allows the software providers to take on user feedback and deploy solutions. This allows the developers to continue to improve the software even after it’s been sold to you.
With desktop software if the computer you had installed the program is stolen or damaged then your data is lost with it. With cloud based software if you lose your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop PC, you data is still stored safely in the cloud.
All your data is completely secure. Reputable software providers work tirelessly and spare no expense to ensure your data is safe.
Now you understand the advantages of cloud based tools, next week we will look into what cloud based softwares can benefit your business. There are literally thousands of online software tools out there that can help to improve on almost every aspect of your business…