A new Thai property portal has just been launched based around Google Maps.
rethai.com allows property owners, as well as agents and developers, to add listings after registering. The website’s search is based around Google Maps, allowing property hunters to search by property type, location, price and features. A search query displays matching listings on an aerial map, along with further details, contact information and an option to bookmark the listing.
According to rethai.com’s blog, 10 October marked the “soft launch” of the website, and a second and third version are already in the works. rethai.com states the front end of the website has been kept “deliberately simplistic”, but that an API and multiple external websites with rethai.com listing data will be built in the near future.
The website also explains that it provides instant message notifications when a user contacts a property owner about their listing, and allows owners to have their listing displayed on multiple portals and marketing mediums. rethai.com says it is cheaper than its competitors and is growing to a national level, however the website is currently described as being “only about 20 percent of what we would consider ‘finished’”.
rethai.com enters a market that includes established players such as thaiproperty.com, themovechannel.com’s Thailand website, 1rai.com and thailand-property-guide.com.