GPlus Media launches property site for locals only
11 Oct 2017
GPlus Media, owned by Japan’s media conglomerate Fuji Sankei Group, launched a global property site called RealEstateWorld.jp to provide information, trends and technology updates on foreign property markets to Japanese citizens. The site is presented in the Japanese language only.
GPlus Media primarily targets foreigners (the “g” in GPlus Media stands for gaikokujin (foreigners)).
The new site has a sleek design. RealEstate.co.jp is a multilingual platform in four languages visible at the bottom of the landing page. Users may continue to use this site, according to a news release.
GPlus Media’s property classified enables foreigners to rent, buy and sell property in Japan. The site is eager to ramp up the number of listings for sale and to rent (currently at about 20,000 units) and does it with, among others, partnerships. Since March, RealEstate has partnered with real estate company Samty, a technology-enabled property site Misawa, market intelligence firm SynoJapan, and local rental and leasing business Nissho.
Meanwhile, the joint venture of the country’s internet titans Rakuten and Lifull is also aggressively doing spadework on its soon-to-be-launched rented-accommodation site for foreign tourists. So, the competition in the online holiday accommodation market of Japan is poised to heat up.