propertiesng.com, a free-to-list property portal covering the Nigerian market, has now released a mobile offering for its users. propertiesng.com says the mobile website can be accessed on any smartphone, and adds that dedicated apps for iPhone, Android and Blackberry will also be launched over the coming months. "We plan on making mobile a core channel for our business in 2011 and for years to come," says Taiwo Oluwafemi, the portal's CEO. propertiesng.com adds that it is the only real estate website in the country to offer a mobile option for home hunters. propertiesng.com was launched in late 2009 and currently lists
If you haven’t already signed up for today's webinar, now is the time to register to hear Simon Baker discuss the role of vertical search engines in the property portal marketplace. Vertical search engines are fast becoming a significant feature in the online real estate landscape, and one that property portal operators should at least be familiar with. A few examples to consider: Nestoria operates in seven countries, and was the fifth largest real estate website in the UK at the end of last year with 616,000 unique users for November. Mitula has established itself across 18 countries and seven
Murli Ramkrishnan, chairman and managing director of iProperty Group's Indian property portal in.iproperty.com, has picked up the young entrepreneur of the year award in this year's WATAwards. These awards, the first run by Indian technology news website watblog.com, covered categories such as portal of the year, social media campaign of the year, and mobile application of the year. Ramkrishnan was recognised for his work at in.iproperty.com as well as at StudioHIGH – a digital agency specialising in the real estate and education industries. "What really matters is the kind of experience, direction-finding and motivation you get, even for being nominated,"
On Friday IPGA, the owner of Asia’s No. 1 network of property portal sites under the iProperty brand (www.iproperty.com), announced that it has agreed to acquire PT Web Marketing, owner and operator of Indonesia’s largest property portal rumah123.com. Simultaneously IPGA Ltd has also agreed to acquire the number three ranked property portal in Indonesia, rumahdanproperti.com. Rumah123.com is Indonesia’s largest and most established property portal. Based in Jakarta and with a staff of more than 50, rumah123.com is the only Indonesian property portal to have successfully rolled out a paid advertising model with more than 1,200 real estate agents purchasing
REA Group Ltd (ASX:REA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Paul Simos as General Manager of Strategy. Paul has been with REA for over 12 months and was previously the Company’s Strategy & Business Development Manager. Paul has over 12 years online experience, including eight years with leading real estate websites in the United States. Paul also has significant experience working as a corporate lawyer in both the United States and Australia. Paul replaces Mr Andrew Sheats who has been with the Company since 2005 and who has made the decision to leave to pursue personal business
trulia.com will soon launch maps showing crime data for 50 US metropolitan areas, according to a report by gigaom.com. gigaom.com explains that these maps will be launched in June, and that their creation was made possible by trulia.com's December 2010 acquisition of Movity. The maps will allow users to filter crimes by type: “Real estate listings are a commodity,” gigaom.com quotes trulia.com CEO Pete Flint as saying. “It’s the user experience and the information that accompanies [the listings] that makes it consumable.” The launch of crime maps follows trulia.com's April launch of a quarterly report and interactive map to
In this podcast, Property Portal Watch speaks with Alistair Helm, CEO of New Zealand's top property portal realestate.co.nz. Listen to hear Alistair reveal his next social media goal for realestate.co.nz, his predictions on just how big an audience the portal's iPhone app can reach, and whether the latest realestate.co.nz redesign has had a positive reception.
If you haven't already signed up for our next webinar, now is the time to register to hear Simon Baker discuss the role of vertical search engines in the property portal marketplace. Vertical search engines are fast becoming a significant feature in the online real estate landscape, and one that property portal operators should at least be familiar with. A few examples to consider: Nestoria operates in seven countries, and was the fifth largest real estate website in the UK at the end of last year with 616,000 unique users for November. Mitula has established itself across 18 countries and
Each week, we take a look at the top stories in real estate technology from the past seven days. Here are the latest stories from around the world: South African real estate technology company Entegral moved all its real estate products and websites to cloud hosting infrastructure at Amazon AWS. Entegral says it is the first real estate service provider in the country to make the move to the cloud, which was partially prompted by hardware failures on its dedicated servers last week. The activerain.com real estate social network saw more departures this week, with vice president of sales Douglas Ching
CoStar Group's shares fell to as low as US$59.79 on Thursday after the company announced it would price its offering of 3.75 million shares of common stock at $60 per share. CoStar announced its plan to sell these shares in order to buy US commercial property portal company LoopNet earlier this week, pushing the company's share price down 4.2 percent to $64.89. Despite these fluctuations, CoStar's share price is still comparatively strong, having gained about 50 percent over the past 12 months according to bizjournals.com. When the plan to acquire LoopNet was announced, CoStar Group CEO Andrew Florance discussed