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Apropos sees significant increase in people looking for self-employed opportunities  

Posted: 25th May 2020

Following the recent launch of this revolutionary platform, apropos is delighted with the response from users and potential new agents. Recent research conducted by property recruitment specialists, Raynor Personnel, stated ‘two thirds of estate agents in the UK are considering a change of role following the Coronavirus pandemic with many considering new roles which let them work from home or offer self-employment.’ 

Digital property management platform, apropos, which has been designed to transform the rental experience, has seen a significant increase in the number of enquiries from potential agents who are looking for self-employment opportunities. Apropos is actively seeking to grow its network of agents which covers 44% of the UK; the firm is subsequently ahead of the game in achieving its initial target to cover 50% of the UK by the end of 2020.  

Apropos network of local agents covers key property hotspots including; London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool; it  now seeks to expand further to account for the largest 100 towns and cities in the country, with priority locations including: Oxford, Leicester and Brighton to name a few. The calibre of agents is of the utmost importance for apropos, who are on the lookout for talented and committed individuals to join the growing team, offering agents flexibility in their role and an opportunity to work for themselves, and work from home.  

David Alexander joint managing director of apropos, commented: “Now more than ever, we recognise the importance of being flexible. The qualities we are looking for in our agents are extensive knowledge and experience of the market gained from working in residential property; good local market knowledge; business development skills; a genuine desire to raise standards and improve the experience for landlords and tenants, and a self-starter who has the drive and long-term commitment to create and build a business for themselves.” 

Our growing network of experienced agents is an integral part of the apropos proposition, with each agent providing expert front-line property services in their specific territories. Perceptions are changing and there is now widespread acknowledgement that individuals can work effectively from home. This is a fantastic opportunity for agents to build their own business in their local area, in partnership with apropos.”   

Apropos enables landlords to track and manage their entire rental portfolio by monitoring all activity via an online dashboard that delivers complete visibility of all transactions. The dashboard is accessible 24/7 from their laptop, mobile device or desktop along with live notifications of all transactions as they happen.  

Tenants can book viewings and provide feedback on the property, submit and track their full rental application online, pay their rent and book their check in date. In addition, they can report and monitor maintenance online during their tenancy. In many cases they can do all of this with no face to face contact, an increasingly important consideration during the current pandemic.  

Apropos, the bespoke property management solution and the essential landlord resource for delivering better tenancies can be accessed at www.apropos.app. 

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