Agents can earn hundreds per tenancy, claims portal

18 May 2021 | Renting

Agents can earn hundreds per tenancy, claims portal

A referencing service provider has launched a portal designed to improve commission-based revenue streams for letting agents. 

Vouch says its Home Move Assistant enables agents to offer tenants a range of services from energy providers, broadband companies and insurance providers through one, easily accessible web portal. It’s estimated that agents using the platform will be able to earn up to £300 in additional revenue per tenancy, on average. 

It claims that unlike other platforms, agents can use the Home Move Assistant to offer service packages to all tenants, landlords, home buyers and sellers, whether or not they’ve been referenced through Vouch’s own online referencing tool. 

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The agents and landlords who use the new platform will be provided with their own unique, personalised URL and branded webpage, which can be customised and shared with tenants and landlords, helping retain control for the agent and ensuring all communications stay on brand. 

Vouch has already brokered deals with household name providers such as Scottish Power, Virgin, BT and Sky Entertainment. 

The referencing company’s director, Simon Tillyer, says: “Having worked as letting agents ourselves, our Home Move Assistant has been developed with both agents and tenants in mind. We know how vital it is to not only develop new revenue streams, but to ensure your tenants and landlords have a smooth, positive experience with each tenancy. 

“We’ve therefore simplified a process which can  make moving house complicated and laborious, whilst creating new opportunities for agents to earn commission. We’re delighted to see a range of our existing customers embrace the new portal and are already starting to earn commission on these services.”

Based in Sheffield, Vouch was founded in 2017 by Simon and Jaime Tillyer, former letting agents with 15 years experience. Its referencing process says it enables users to move away from slow, outdated systems and instead embrace a simple online model that cuts costs by around 65 per cent.

This post has originally been featured in Letting Agent Today.