Real estate

Navent’s CompreoAlquile enters Costa Rican real estate classifieds market

Navent, a jobs and real estate classifieds company operating in 10 Latin American countries, has started its operations in the Costa Rican real estate classifieds market, a top executive told the AIM Group. Owner of the brand CompreoAlquile in Panama, the company funded by Tiger Global and Riverwood Capital will compete with BuscoMiCasa and Encuentra24, the two main players operating in the...

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Update: Willhaben sues Immobilienscout24 for “misleading advertising”

Can you claim to be the No.1 as a vertical, if a horizontal general classifieds site has also a relative strong position in in real estate, jobs or automotive classifieds? And in addition is clearly the No.1 in traffic in this country? As we reported in our client-only article leading general classifieds site Willhaben sued successfully leading real estate vertical Immobilienscout24.at, for...

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Tough traffic numbers for Blocket verticals

The Kia Index which measures web and mobile traffic in Sweden gave Schibsted owned Blocket some tough numbers both for its job vertical and for its real estate vertical for week 33. Schibsted and Blocket published for the first time the number the visits to its property site Blocket Bostad: 586,000. The number was somewhat disappointing since staff members earlier had talked about 700,000...

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VivaReal gives free office space to start-ups at its HQ in São Paulo

Just a few weeks after VivaReal, a leading real estate classifieds platform operating in Brazil, told the AIM Group it has moved to a new office to support growth, the company announced another major step: it’s now offering free office space to promising tech startups. VivaReal’s new office is located in the Bela Cintra area, just a few blocks from the Paulista, the financial heart...

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IProperty Malaysia turns to virtual reality

IProperty Malaysia announced its latest enhancement – virtual reality showrooms enabled by ‘IProperty Goggles’, a device which works with a mobile phone, to display visuals enabling consumers to virtually walk through a showroom. According to IProperty’s press release, developers are also able to walk prospective buyers and investors through the showroom via 3D floor plans, produce 3D...

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Canadian startup launches “Tinder for real estate”

Would you buy a home like you’d find a date on Tinder? That’s what the Canadian-based entrepreneurs behind Pocket Homes are hoping. The app, which its founders have dubbed the “Tinder of real estate,” presents users with homes that meet their search criteria, then asks them to swipe if they’re interested. The “liked” homes are then shared with other members of the users’ group –...

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