The Federation of Independent Agents has agreed another new partnership with an industry supplier.
The arrangement will allow FIA agent members nine months of free access to mio, a sales progression and communication tool.
The FIA, which charges agents £295 plus VAT per branch per month, is a member-only organisation with the objectives of giving independents the scale and quality of supplier access that is often reserved for bulk-buying corporates.
Founder Graham Lock says it has so far attracted over 200 agency brands with some 400 branches; it allows only one member agent per town.
“Not only will mio create efficiencies for agents during the sales progression process but will also deliver enhanced communications to buyers and sellers alike” says Lock.
mio was unveiled last month after what its creators describe as a successful 18-month pilot in Cardiff.
“With over 500 agency branches across England and Wales already enabled on mio, I’m delighted to be working with the FIA membership and introducing even more agents” says product director Jon Horton.
Since its inception earlier this year, the FIA has announced partnerships with a number of suppliers to the industry, including outsourced viewing service Viewber, reviews platform Feefo, data resource Homesearch and the Mortgage Advice Bureau.