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‘People to people’ should be a focus in proptech push, says network exec

13 August 2019 Reporter
Laing + Simmons

Despite its focus on robotics and automation this financial year, network growth manager for Laing+Simmons said the “people to people” relationships are paramount to the success of any proptech investment.

This financial year, one of Laing+Simmons’ strategic investment areas is proptech, on both the sales and property management side of the business.

Network growth manager Travis Wentriro explained the “absolute” necessity of having cutting-edge tools to compete in a crowded market, particularly as the nature of consumer expectations evolve to the point of demanding a painless, contactless transaction.

However, no matter how revolutionary a piece of technology, relationships and people skills remain crucial to winning and securing business long-term, Mr Wentriro said.

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“Real estate has always been people to people,” he said.

This echoes the sentiments of proptech players like ListReady which stress that a good proptech outfit should be enhancing relationships and simplifying transactional and “friction”-based processes.

“Proptech has the potential to enable a simplistic approach to managing an outcome either at the decision point, during the sales process, during the banking process, with the finance solution, or with engaging a solicitor,” CEO of ListReady Clayton Howes told REB earlier this year.

“With technology, and the power of information, there’s everything you need to drive a very simple outcome,” he said.

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