Progressive attorneys throughout South Africa are arming their Estate Agent clients with the Firefly costs calculator from Avid Software. "Now that smartphones have become ubiquitous in South Africa, virtually any Estate Agent can run Firefly," said Barry Swart, CEO of Avid Software.
Firefly provides calculators for bond costs, a monthly bond installment, bond affordability, agent commission, price per square metre, and capital gains tax - all on the Agent's cell phone.
A number of South African law firms have given a firm-branded version of Firefly to their agents. Typically the law firm installs Firefly for the agents and provides a short training course on its functions. "This provides a great opportunity for the firm to strengthen its relationship with its Estate Agent clients, and the firm logo continues to market the firm each time the agent performs a calculation," added Swart.
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