Movebubble has released a new version of its app which is designed to prompt more competition between letting agents by making them battle it out to be ‘top-rated’ on the platform within their area.
The old app, which will be replaced today, has been downloaded 450,000 times.
Movebubble’s app lists some 26,000 properties in London and Manchester and now enables letting agents to see how they compare with their competition and even colleagues.
The company says the aim is to create a healthy rivalry and prompt agents to maintain high standards of service to renters.
Movebubble says it is also gearing up to launch its app in more cities this year after enjoying significant growth in users and listings, much of which has come from its focus on the build-to-rent sector and, last year, a cash injection from build-to-rent giant Quintain.
The new app will enable Movebubble to compete against many of the room renter apps such as Badi and SpareRoom; the new version of its app enables renters to search for rooms as well as whole properties.
The app, which is the 83rd most popular lifestyle app within Apple’s App Store, now looks and feels much more like Whatsapp than its predecessor, registered agents will discover when they begin using it today.
Movebubble CEO (pictured), Aidan Rushby, added: “This is a super exciting time for Movebubble and a vital moment in our journey. The new platform will allow us to offer an increased service, giving renters even more options and flexibility when it comes to finding their next home.”