Seventy-six suppliers to the property sector including nine of the leading CRM platforms are to attend this week’s ground-breaking BestAgent industry gathering in Bicester, Oxfordshire.
Suppliers will be shown how to ensure their tech can connect to the BestAgent platform, which will eliminate the need for agents to re-type customers’ details and other data into different supplier services and also increase the number of suppliers agents can use without ‘double entry’ headaches.
Founded by Charlie Wright (pictured, above), BestAgent will be free to use and already has several high-profile agent supporters including former NAEA President Katie Griffin who like many, says that ‘one of the most frustrating things in any business is having multiple systems that don’t talk to each other’.
The meeting in Bicester on Wednesday is designed to show the suppliers how to connect their system into BestAgent and will include several of its approved suppliers including reviews site BriefYourMarket, ViewMyChain, Feefo, Viewber, Agency Express, Yomdel, Kremer Signs, research firm TwentyCI and lettings platform Tenant Shop.
Zero double entry
The ultimate end goal is zero data entry duplication for the “long tail” of small agents, to solve their multiple-login problem, and allow them to choose any combination of suppliers that suits their agency, and for those products to “talk to each other”, or in other words, remove the need to keep re-typing the address of a listing into multiple different dashboards,” says Wright.
“It is open to all agents, but currently only has single branch functionality. Multi-branch agents are free to open separate Marketplace accounts for each branch, but their branches won’t be connectable to each other until some time in the future.”
BestAgent is to charge suppliers a £75 monthly fee for technical support and a 20% commission on any sales of any software subscription products, and 10% commission on all other products.