Japanese prop-tech startup PhilLife has introduced a free consultation service to guide users through the real estate investment process. Internet firm LiveSense Inc. and real estate firm Starts Corp. launched the start-up last year to make property distribution more transparent.
Japanese tech-oriented real estate start-up JibunHouse has expanded its offline presence to 100 customer support centers nationwide; within less than three years of its launch.
Rental parking app Akippa has started a system collaboration with real estate management companies to automatically aggregate listings on its platform.
Japanese property site AtHome (at AtHome.co.jp) has launched a nationwide version of a dedicated sub-site to promote vacant real estate, also known as zombie properties, at Akiya-AtHome.jp.
Property aggregator MyHome.Nifty.com has hired the services of Japan's leading map publisher Zenrin Inc. to make rental room searches more informative for users.
Tokyo-based brokerage and consultancy firm Ultimate Research Institute is collaborating with the Osaka Municipal Authority to jointly provide housing options and career support to single mothers.
Property vertical Nomu.com has upgraded its virtual reality listings, allowing home-seekers to take 360-degree, virtual tours of properties without special VR headgear.
Suumo.jp, Japan's No.1 property marketplace (in terms of traffic), has opened two new customer support centers in Tochigi and Saitama prefectures as it expands its geographical footprint.
Japanese mortgage specialists Aruhi, which provides services to property sites, has started offering loan simulations on Amazon Alexa, a cloud-based voice service.
Leading Japanese rental property brokerage HouseCom has unveiled an AI-powered chatbot assistant, which helps personalize correspondence to users.