Getting to know Lamudi PH
A few weeks ago, I was invited to a media event/meet-up for Lamudi Philippines. Lamudi is an international property portal that is available in many parts of Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa. It launched in the Philippines early 2014 and has since been a trusted online real estate marketplace that offers sellers, buyers, and agents an easy-to-use and secure platform to list and find properties on the web.
During the event, I met Jacqueline van den Ende, founder and managing director of Lamudi Philippines. From her, I learned that the website is receiving some 320,000 visits per month, and during its first 6 months in 2015, site visits were at 34% higher than that recorded in the whole of 2014. Plus, with its acquisition of MyProperty.ph, Lamudi has become the most visited online real estate platform in the country today.
To tap into a larger market, Lamudi launched its app for iOS and Android, and made sure their website has a mobile-adaptive version. In the first half of 2015 alone, 32% of Lamudi visitors came in from their mobile phones while 15% of the traffic came from tablet users. Having the Lamudi Philippines app and its mobile version will surely help increase their visitors and clients, especially that the projected mobile penetration in the Philippines will go up by the end of the year.
I guess what makes Lamudi a great website to turn to when looking for property is that the company only allows legitimate real estate agents, brokers, and sellers to post listings. Moreover, the listings are very detailed and come with accompanying photos. Searching for properties is also a breeze, as users can customize their search by narrowing down choices. Lamudi also has a loan calculator wherein you can instantly get a loan quote depending on the property price and downpayment terms. They partnered with Metrobank for this.
I’ve always dreamed of having my own home, and when the day comes that my family gets the budget, we’ll surely be visiting the Lamudi PH website. If you’re looking for a property as well — whether a house or condo for residence or a commercial space — check out http://www.lamudi.com.ph/.