Although property sales have experienced a marked slow down in recent months the residential lettings market remains buoyant. With many estate agents and established letting agents exploiting this opportunity, an Irish-based software company is set to promote the latest version of its rental management software package, RentPro.
RentPro was developed by K-Point Internet Solutions, located in Warrenpoint, County Down, to streamline the many administrative tasks associated with the day-to-day running of a letting agency, and the application has evolved to reflect the changing needs of the market place. It is currently used by letting agents across the British Isles, cutting their management and reporting administration time from days to minutes.
K-Point recently hosted a seminar at the Canal Court Hotel Newry, County Down where they invited local estate and letting agents to a lunch time event to launch version 2 of RentPro, whose main focus has been making the application even easier to use. The seminar focused on the benefits and features of RentPro and members of the team were on hand to discuss individual needs. The event proved a success and a second seminar has been confirmed to be held at the Mercer Hotel, Dublin on the 2nd July, with further events planned throughout the British Isles.
The RentPro product development involved working closely with new and existing customers to determine where competing products have failed to deliver, as project leader Brian Murphy explains. “Our current RentPro users include local one-person ventures and multi-branch agencies in the Irish Republic and England, and we have gone to great lengths to ensure that the product caters for all their varying needs. Having continuous feedback from these clients during the development leaves us confident that our product is ahead of similar property management products in the UK and Irish markets.” Although primarily aimed at letting agents, a ‘lite’ version of RentPro is available for property investors who manage their own portfolios.
One of a suite of web-based applications from K-Point aimed at improving management of customer data and streamlining associated business processes, RentPro encompasses key areas such as recording rental payments, generation of rent and landlord statements, and ongoing management of property repairs. The package enables both agents and landlords to simultaneously access data, greatly reducing the admin overhead involved in traditional management methods such as spreadsheets and paper-based rent books.
K-Point (www.kpoint.co.uk) was founded in 1999 by software developers Diarmid Sloan and Brian Murphy who recognised that small to medium sized businesses were struggling to stay in control of their ever-increasing volumes of customer and project data. Over the past decade the company has established a reputation for delivering quality web-based software solutions in the form of custom web application development and website design, using both established and emerging web technologies to stimulate and support business growth. With existing clients in all regions of the British Isles, director Diarmid Sloan is confident that this latest software product will continue to spread their reputation as a premium software house.
“We are committed to working in partnership with all of our clients to deliver quality solutions that result in increased efficiency, ultimately reducing costs and increasing profits. Whatever the sector, each client’s business is individually assessed and the solution is designed around their specific needs. “