Activity is up and for our HomeXperts Property franchisees this is good news! Increased demand in 2013 yielded more enquiries for properties on the property portal Rightmove. In 10 months home movers sent more than 31 million enquiries to agents, a new record. What is interesting is where the enquiries came from, with more enquiries sent from mobile devices than ever before. Over the last few years, mobile devices like smartphones and tablets have changed the way that people search and research property. In October 2013 29% of emails enquiring about property for sale and 25% of emails about property to let were sent from mobile devices. What counts as a mobile device? Well this includes pretty much anything that is not a PC. So smartphones such as the IPhone or Samsung Galaxy and tablets like the IPad or Google Nexus, the choice now is endless. These modern methods of communication make it easy for our HomeXperts estate agency franchisees to work from home and still be on top of their game. Each franchisee also gets an IPad as part of their franchise package which means they can use the technology we have as part of their presentation to vendors and landlords. At HomeXperts we will train you on how to present properties in the best possible way for mobile devices. Just as you would expect from the best estate and letting agency franchise.