Setting up as an Inventory Clerk – a viable business ?

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9:08 AM, 7th October 2016
About 2 years ago

Setting up as an Inventory Clerk – a viable business ?

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Setting up as an Inventory Clerk – a viable business ?

I’m considering setting up a business as an inventory clerk, producing check-in, mid-tenancy and check-out reports for either landlords or letting agents in the Cheshire area.start up

I was therefore interested to know the following from other landlords and letting agents in particular:

1) What existing arrangements do you have for inventories ? Do you outsource to another company or do you prepare in-house ?
2) If you outsource, what are the typical fees for initial check-in, mid-tenancy and check-out reports?
3) If you outsource, which aspects of your current providers service are you satisfied/dissatisfied with? What would incentivise you to switch to another provider ? (e.g. price, service)
4) If you use inventory software, which software would you recommend in terms of price, user-friendliness, professionalism of reports and time taken to turn around a report?

Many thanks
GP



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Neil Patterson

9:34 AM, 7th October 2016
About 2 years ago

Hi GP,

Our partners at LettingSupermarket use Inventory Clerks for their online letting agency.
Inventories, viewings and check out so I am thinking this is a growing business area.

See >> https://www.property118.com/letting-supermarket-full-management/68829/

Genghis Perriaman

11:56 AM, 8th October 2016
About 2 years ago

Thanks Neil

Is there any particular inventory software that you would recommend ?

Caroline Eccleston

8:04 AM, 19th November 2016
About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "GP " at "08/10/2016 - 11:56":

Hi GP,

We use a software called Viderty. See more here http://www.viderty.co.uk
It is a really easy to use yet compiles detailed reports in a fraction of the time than other methods.
It even has capabilities of embedded photos,videos and digital signitures!
Highly reccomend you have a try, download free from the Appstore or Googleplay.

hope this helps.
Rgds
Caroline


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