The founder of PropTech company OneDome will release a new range of technology products for the UK market that he says will enable high street estate agents to compete with disruptors.
Comprised of three products, the digital toolkit assists agents to engage with customers using online booking tools and was recently unveiled by OneDome's CEO Babek Ismayil at the UK's real estate awards ceremony, the ESTAS.
Consisting of a series of web apps, the toolkit empowers any agency to both enjoy digital capabilities superior to that of hybrid or pure online estate agents and to offer a hybrid service as part of their current offering.
“Consumer trends are changing at an ever-accelerating rate. A select few have exploited this and profited," Ismayil states. "The problem is that a lot of people have been left behind."
"We are here to make sure those people have technology that works for them, not against them – technology should empower not disrupt, it should connect not displace, and it should be available to everyone.:
The Discovery, Vendor and Buyer packs, which have been released as part of the digital toolkit, are intended to make life easier for property professionals, Ismayil says.
"We created OneDome to assist consumers and property professionals in navigating the property acquisition process in the easiest way possible," he says. "We know from personal experience how unnecessarily stressful it can be. From start to completion, the process is frequently slow, arduous and totally lacking in the technological innovation that we’ve seen in other sectors and that consumers increasingly expect.
"Our aim is to become the leading online platform for property professionals. These web tools are just the first step to realising our vision. We will empower both agents and their customers, and transform the entire property experience.”