Ireland’s Real Estate Alliance, or REA, has launched an online bidding platform, reaonlineauctions.ie, with the objective to combine the traditional auction room with the speed and transparency of going online in an integrated online and offline service model. The new online auction tool offers several advantages to both vendors and buyers, according to REA. The Contract for Sale is made available online in advance of...
Japanese property site Lifull Home’s (at Homes.co.jp) has upgraded its search engine to help buyers assess hazards and find information about vacant properties posted on its recently-launched online databank.
Investis has taken a 40% stake in Swiss proptech startup YetiVisit. By mutual agreement, the amount of the transaction was not disclosed. YetiVisit provides an automated online tool which allows users to realise immersive 360° virtual tours of homes for sale or rental. According to YetiVisit, users can simply use their own smartphone to create a 360° virtual tour, without the need to buy a purpose-built 360°...
Swiss real estate startup PriceHubble.com is expanding its European operations and has acquired German competitor, YouVal GmbH, operator of immolyze.de. The acquisition will accelerate PriceHubble’s entry into the German market and going forward YouVal GmbH will be known as PriceHubble Germany. PriceHubble is already active in their home quarters of Switzerland, and France. Speaking about the acquisition, PriceHubble CEO and co-founder Markus Stadler (LinkedIn Profile)...
Pakistan’s biggest property vertical Zameen.com surpassed the five-million monthly visitors mark along with 33 million page views across it desktop an mobile sites in March, according to the site’s latest statistics.
British online agency HouseSimple.com has introduced a no-sale, no-fee model. Homeowners pay nothing upfront. A fee of £995 ($1,393 U.S.) is payable on completion of the sale.
The largest real estate vertical in Nigeria ToLet.com.ng has formally rebranded itself as PropertyPro.ng.
The rebrand comes on the back of the company's merger with Jumia House (Lamudi) after acquiring the Rocket Internet-backed competitor for an undisclosed amount in November 2017.
Leading Czech real estate site Bezrealitky.cz has relaunched its website with a new map search feature, better communication tools, and the ability to verify potential buyers and tenants.
Swedish property vertical Boende.se--- which had hoped to become Sweden’s LinkedIn for housing--- has closed down.
In Turkey, competition between the country's leading real estate verticals seems to be intensifying. While Hurriyetemlak.com, Zingat.com, and Emlakjet.com regularly compete for online and outdoor advertising space, they've recently taken their fight to television.