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New proptech startup will ‘uberise’ market, claim founders

Proptech start-up will help small agents compete with online-only agents.

Nigel Lewis

An app created by a Darlington-based proptech company that enables sales and letting agents to compete with online-only and hybrid competitors has been launched.

The Muves app, which is the brainchild of developer Olly Lawson and former agent Matthew Whatt, has been launched in the North East but, the pair say, their aim is to launch it nationally.

Proptech pioneers Whatt and Lawson make ambitious claims for the app, which they claim will ‘uberise’ the property market by enabling agents to set up their own online-only agency in addition to their existing high-street operation.

The customisable app enables vendors and landlords to be offered a no frills service by an agent.

Like the many online-only and hybrid sales and letting agents that have started up in recent years, Muves enables an agent’s vendors and landlords to upload their own pictures and property descriptions to the platform and organise viewings, while gaining access to a listing on the main portals.

The app offers vendors and landlords a photography guide, automated property valuation tool, inventory creator, viewing calendar, viewing feedback tool and marketing support while there’s also a CRM system for the agent to manage the data.

proptechMuves already has its first customer, Darlington-based MyPropertyBox founded by Ben Quaintrell (pictured, left) in 2012. It currently has 140 properties listed on Rightmove.

“The Muves app is setting us apart from our competitors and is helping us to expand across the North of England and, eventually, the UK. It has enabled us to become more efficient as a letting agent, while increasing our customer base, growing our brand and saving time and money,” Ben told website Bdaily.com

 

January 31, 2017

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