In Ukraine, LUN.ua offers 3-D tours with drones

15 Sep 2017

Ukraine’s real estate search engine LUN.ua started offering 3-D property tours for newly-built properties with the help of drones. Outside the Ukraine, LUN.ua operates in 33 countries of the world under the brand name Flatfly.com.

For now, such tours are available for properties in Ukraine’s leading cities.

Launched in 2008, LUN.ua aggregates listings from more than 50 sites, removing duplicates, fraudulent ads and setting apart property owners from intermediaries. It was created by three entrepreneurs — Andrey Lima, Stanislav Skliarovsky, and Denis Tsyganok — and attracted some additional funds from investors. According to a media report about the history of the site’s creation, it broke even the first time in 2012.

LUN.ua has a separate section for new build-outs and one (here) for daily rentals. In 2014, it also launched a section called Neighbors, for people who look for, or offer, accommodation to their relatives and acquaintances by listings on social media.

LUN.ua grew significantly in the last year in terms of traffic. In October 2016, it had 2.6 million visits, while last month (August) it counted six million visits, according to SimilarWeb.

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Anastasia Gnezditskaia

Anastasia Gnezditskaia is a writer / analyst covering France, Benelux and Morocco. Originally from Moscow and now based in Antwerp, Belgium, she has a background working for trade publications covering markets and their regulation. With a doctoral degree in political economy from Central European University, she taught graduate and undergraduate courses at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where she lived for 10 years. Following this she managed international development projects in Africa at the World Bank, and worked as a journalist covering Congress, federal government agencies and financial markets, including energy futures in North America.