Two thirds of estate agents in the UK are considering a change of role following the Coronavirus pandemic with many considering new roles which let them work from home or offer self-employment, according to research conducted by Raynor Personnel.
Digital property management platform, apropos, said it has also seen a “significant increase” in the number of enquiries from potential agents who are looking for self-employment opportunities.
Apropos added it is actively seeking to grow its network of agents which covers 44% of the UK; the firm is subsequently ahead of the game in achieving its initial target to cover 50% of the UK by the end of 2020.
Apropos said its local agents covers key property hotspots including; London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool and is now seeking to expand further to account for the largest 100 towns and cities in the country, with priority locations including: Oxford, Leicester and Brighton.
David Alexander joint managing director of apropos, said: “Now more than ever, we recognise the importance of being flexible.
“Our growing network of experienced agents is an integral part of the apropos proposition, with each agent providing expert front-line property services in their specific territories. Perceptions are changing and there is now widespread acknowledgement that individuals can work effectively from home.”