Singapore's online classifieds portal st701.com unveils its new property search site with improved functionalities; previously known as ST701 Property, the revamped property portal is now called STProperty. The domain name has also been changed to reflect the new brand - www.STProperty.sg.
Conceptualised to match agents to property owners and seekers effectively, visitors will have access to an up-to-date database of resources including buy-sell-rent guides and credible news articles mainly from The Straits Times and The Business Times.
The new site now offers insights on market trends and analysis. There will be up-to-date historical transacted prices which users can use to do their research.
In addition, the portal is equipped with enhanced tools such as loan and affordability calculators to help users make sound property purchasing decisions. There is a new "Room Rental" section to meet the growing needs of the rental market.
Since its soft launch in April, STProperty has amassed *4 million page views, *1 million visitors to the website every month and more than 40,000 fans (up from 400 when it first started) on Facebook. The latter figure qualifies STProperty as the property site with the largest fan base.
STProperty has also tied up with some of the top real estate agencies like ERA, OrangeTee, HSR, Knight Frank, to publish exclusive property listings on the site. Users can now browse more than 84,000 properties, including private residential, HDB, room rental plus industrial and commercial properties.
Mr Sunny Lee, CEO, Singapore Accredited Estate Agencies (SAEA), said: "SAEA is one of the key industry bodies for the real estate industry. We seek to uphold industry benchmarks for professionalism in the estate agency practice through the process of engaging estate agents and salespersons in continuing professional development. Working with a credible and trusted partner like ST Property will help to achieve such goals. With its new launch that comprises a slew of improved functionalities, we look forward to more strategic alliances in the near future."
Dr Tan Tee Khoon, Managing Director, KF Property Network Pte Ltd (A subsidiary of Knight Frank Pte Ltd), said: "Knight Frank congratulates STProperty on its new portal launch with all the amazing upgraded features it has to offer to property seekers and real estate salespersons. As a long standing partner, we are confident that STProperty will be an engaging one-stop portal that will deliver results and exceed the expectations of its users."
On the mobile front, we have launched an STProperty app for iPhone and iPad users. With a proprietary geo-locator feature, home seekers can home in on properties available for sale or rent wherever they are.
Mr Johnson Goh, Vice President, Head of SPH Online Classifieds (ST701) said: "Since our soft launch, STProperty has garnered a lot of support from users, partners and industry players. In the coming months, we will spare no effort to continue engaging our users with exciting marketing campaigns and events. Our vision is to be the most trusted provider of property listings in the marketplace."
(*Source: Nielsen NetRatings July 2012)