Four Proptech experts have listed the top 10 start up companies they believe are the ones to watch for agents and other property industry players in 2017.
Kristjan Byfield of Base Property Specialists, Tom Wallace, James Davis and Estate Agent Today contributor James Dearsley - all figures from the flegdling UK PropTech Association - compiled the list for Property Portal Watch.
The UKPA launched in February 2017 and aims to represent companies and individuals who are active in the UK's PropTech sector; the organisation promotes engagement between technology businesses and the property industry.
Here are the 10 they chose:
View My Chain - this has been piloted by over 1,000 branches from over 100 agency brands and claims to significantly reduce agents’ work in terms of telephone calls and chasing conveyancers. Here’s an Estate Agent Today piece on it from last October.
Realyse - a website site allowing investors and residential developers to - in its words - “see the market, before the market” via a range of collated data about the sector. We wrote about it in February.
Klipboard - allowing companies to digitise paperwork processes and operate a ‘mobile first’ attitude to management activity.
The Depositary - not yet launched but backed by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme and described as the UK’s first-ever letting regulation compliance platform.
Re-Leased - a commercial property management platform.
Reposit - the UKPA experts say this “insurance-like product means tenants must spend less cash, landlords get paid faster in the event of a claim for damage, and agents earn commission for selling the product.”
EyeSpy360 - a ‘self-service’ virtual tours facility allowing users to uload their own panoramic photos from any 360 VR camera and create their own tours.
Mindworking - a sophisticated marketing automation platform with additional social media tools.
Disruptive Technologies - this firm makes sensors the size of stamps with built-in processing, radio communication and a battery life of up to 15 years. Aimed at connecting ‘anything’ in a property to the internet.
Viewber - an outsourced property viewing service, available almost anywhere in the UK, and now invested in by former Foxtons and Marsh & Parsons exec Peter Rollings.
It’s a fascinating list in total - and you can see the full Property Portal Watch story here.