“Please avoid any online real estate website for foreigners” was the advice from Tomo, an Asian-American living in Vietnam.
In 2012, he wrote the blogpost on Ho Chi Minh City’s (HCMC) rental scene for expats and expressed the concern when there existed “a handful of real estate agents pumping their overpriced products. You can assume that anything on there is a ripoff”.
2012 was also the time that Hoozing’s co-founder , Hai , stepped into a career in real estate industry after one year serving as Business Development director of AIESEC (an INGO with a focus to empower young people so they can make a positive impact on society).
Very soon he realised that all the values that he had been bringing along from the previous job turned out to be a luxury thing in the new environment. Integrity, sustainability, fairness… they were all so hard to come by.