Browsing through thousands of residential listings to find the ideal home can be an incredibly time-consuming process for Filipino property seekers who are swamped with work or domestic concerns.
To make the housing journey is even easier, Singapore’s leading proptech company Ohmyhome, which recently launched its innovative application in the Philippines, introduced ‘ShoutOut’, a one-of-a-kind feature exclusive to the Ohmyhome app.
Guaranteed to make the home-search smooth and quick, ‘ShoutOut’ allows buyers and renters to post property preferences for sellers and landlords to see.
Race and Rhonda Wong, co-founders of Ohmyhome, explained what feature is about.
“ShoutOut reverses the home-searching behavior. Buyers and tenants can post their requirements on the app, to which sellers or property owners can respond if their properties meet the criteria. This feature also gives property sellers a glimpse at what searchers are looking for,” Race, Ohmyhome chief product officer, said.
“ShoutOut likewise works well for homebuyers who have been looking for a particular property but can’t find it through the app search options. With this new feature, they can simply create a ShoutOut and indicate their preferences,” Rhonda, Ohmyhome chief executive, said.
To ‘shout out’, property seekers may tap the “Post your ShoutOut” option in the Ohmyhome app. From there, users may choose from “I want to buy” or “I want to rent” and indicate their price range, preferred location, floor area, and other specifications such as number of bedrooms, toilets, and parking slots.
ShoutOut allows users to create up to five listings. Compared to the actual property listings in the Ohmyhome platform, ShoutOuts are posts that show what property-seekers are looking for and the specifics of their ideal home. Each ShoutOut automatically expires after four weeks, but can be extended by clicking the ‘repost’ button.
Through ShoutOut, the Ohmyhome app helps match buyers to sellers automatically. “For instance, if a user posts a ShoutOut indicating that he or she is looking for a property with certain property features in a specific location, the Ohmyhome system will notify property-sellers with listings that match what the user is looking for,” Race said.
The new feature prioritizes buyers and sellers alike. “ShoutOut is a unique and efficient option for sellers and landlords who can now ‘shop’ for buyers and tenants by searching through—and filtering—properties in ShoutOut, sorting these by price, date posted, and other details,” said Rhonda.
Once a property seller finds a good match in a potential buyer, they can ‘suggest’ their listing and reach out directly—a seamless and easy process.
Race and Rhonda are happy that ShoutOut is making property search simpler for Filipino users. “We expect more prospective homeowners to ‘shout out’ and get on the right track to their dream home,” the co-founders said.
“We encourage interested property-seekers to try our new ShoutOut feature and discover for themselves how searching for the ideal home can be easy and simple.”