AS the government ramps its defence against Covid-19, leasing brokers, like other businesses around the country are under increasing pressure.
Falling demand, the need to keep staff safe – do you keep the office open or can people work from home?
The Leasing Broker Federation feels your pain and you can use us to share your thoughts and ideas on how to keep the business wheels turning.
For certain, online business is coming into its own and will shape the broker business in the future.
Quotevine has said leasing brokers need to ensure they have the kind of robust digital infrastructure
that can help them – and any business for that matter – survive and thrive even in this unprecedented situation.
Legacy computer systems that can only be accessed on-site or using slow and frustrating remote desktop solutions will prevent or severely limit productivity.
Brokers should have facilities for webconferencing, e-signatures, soft-searching, open banking and modern collaboration tools.
If they haven’t already, brokers should move urgently to a cloud-native suite of applications that employees can access from anywhere.
Earlier this week, brokers were reporting a downturn in business.
What other ideas do you have and are you happy to share best practice with fellow federation members.