Right about now the more organised students among the population might be thinking about where they’re going to live next year -- particularly if Joe’s habit of piling rubbish up on the bin lid instead of just putting the bag out is starting to wear thin and they’re thinking they might try their luck with a different set of housemates. That means the rush to get the best flats is about to start, and that means letting agents and student accommodation companies are about to have a lot of viewings to manage.
What has historically been experienced as a bit of a scrum -- group viewings followed by a Wacky Races-style dash to sign the lease -- actually needn’t be. Thanks to the rise in SaaS (Software as a Service), making use of the latest developments in technology no longer requires the big budgets of major agencies for custom development work. So even small firms can now be innovative in the way they use the tools available to make the property letting process smooth, streamlined, and even a little bit trendy.