We are thrilled to have hit the major milestone of working with 4,000 Estate Agents as part of our Partner Agent Network. Over the last 12 months, we have added over 1000 branches to our network and announced key industry partnerships with Countrywide, eXp UK and Arun Group to name a few. We have also continued to grow our longstanding relationships with The Guild and The Property Franchise Group (TPFG).
In 2021 we launched movebutler as the UK’s first end-to-end moving platform which combines upfront material information, AML compliance and financial and legal preparation to help our Partner Agents save time and increase revenues. Since its launch in May 2021, more than 730 Estate Agents are now using iamproperty movebutler to manage onboarding and sales progression, saving hundreds of hours per week in admin time.
Celebrating our relationship with more than 4,000 Estate Agent branches across the UK, we continue to grow our UK reach with our recent acquisition of VTUK, adding a further 300 Agents to our Partner Network. VTUK offers a cloud-based property CRM software platform that aims to create a seamless experience for Estate Agents to fully automate their day-to-day operations.
The growth of our Partner Network has not only been driven by more Agents using multiple services within the iamproperty group to build efficiencies in their business, but through an increased demand for auction. In 2021, the capital value raised by our online auction service alone hit £804m, a 54 per cent increase on the previous year.
Ben Ridgway, Managing Director of iamproperty Group said: “Reaching this milestone is exciting for the business as it has been driven by our overall goal to offer Agents modern solutions that work for their business and help them to tackle the challenges of today, and tomorrow. This started with the Modern Method of Auction (MMoA)- which continues to grow, and continuous innovation that now includes our Private Treaty offerings. We work incredibly closely with Agents to develop solutions that add real value, and we will keep building our offering to support Agents and their day-to-day operations. Our acquisition of VTUK in March 2022 forms a key part of our continued mission to modernise the property sector and to further develop solutions and services for Estate Agents that have speed and security at their heart.”
Why do Estate Agents choose iamproperty?
Adam Day, UK lead for international property agency specialist, eXp, commented: “We’re delighted to be working so closely with iamproperty. iamproperty is one of the leading suppliers in the property industry and we’re looking forward to building a strong working relationship, between the Agents at eXp, and the whole iamproperty team.”