GONE are the days when a real estate agent would rely solely on his trusty clipboard and pen to jot down notes during a house inspection.
Abel McGrath Property Group in Claremont is the first real estate company in WA to trial the new iPad application which allows agents to manage properties with greater ease.
Called the Property Inspection Manager (PIM), the technology is thought to revolutionise property management by sending inspection results via email to property owners moments after inspecting a property.
According to Abel McGrath principal Carmel Gardiner, the opportunity for immediate two-way communication between the property manager and the property owner dramatically improves one of the constant sources of irritation that property owners have.
“In the past, there was some lag time between inspecting a property and contacting the owner to attend to maintenance issues or areas of improvement,’’ she said.
“With the new Property lnspection Manager app, our property managers can inspect the property, take photos with the built-in camera, run a report from one of our templates, and then email it off to the owner, all within hours.
“It means maintenance issues can be addressed quicker, which keeps both owners and tenants happier.”
Mrs Gardiner said using photographs as visual proof was also turning out to be of great reassurance to Abel McGrath's property owners.
“Our owners are delighted with this concept, and appreciate the immediacy of the information,’’ she said.
For more information, visit www.propertyinspectionmanager.com. n