There’s an app for almost everything these days and if one doesn’t exist chances are there are a number of prototypes in development. The property market, and those who play in it, are enjoying the benefits of the range of property apps currently available.
In many parts of the African continent apps have become a key component of the real estate sector due to the increased use and penetration of mobile phones and internet. These 8 apps have made it possible to search, buy or rent real estate across the continent.
Lamudi (recently rebranded as Jumia House in Ghana)
The Lamudi app, which was launched in June 2004 by Rocket Internet of Germany, gives people an online platform to buy, rent or sell houses, land, apartments and commercial buildings. It allows users to refine searches according to requirements such as number of rooms, location price range etc. According to AFKInsider over 800 000 properties are listed on this app and it’s available in 20 African countries. It’s no wonder then that this is currently the leading real estate application in Africa.
The meQasa app is aimed at the Ghanaian market. It allows users to publish their real estate online at meQasa.com so they can quickly find the perfect tenant or buyer for their property. Users can specify details and add images straight from their camera in a matter of minutes. You can sign up to monitor activity surrounding your property online and receive notifications whenever someone shows an interest in your property. The app’s founders plan to expand the app to other African countries.
Keja hunt is an online house hunting platform that helps users find a house or housemates without the hassle of agents. It was founded in 2014 by Kelvin Githuka Kihiu, Piero Muguna Mbaabu and Joshua Mutua Nzuki. The idea for the app came from the struggles the three new graduates experienced during their hunt for a house. The app is available on all devise that can access the internet.
HutBay is an online property and real estate marketplace in Nigeria. The app is aimed at helping homeowner’s homebuyers, sellers, renters, real estate agents, mortgage professionals, landlords and property managers find and share vital information about homes and real estate. It features detailed information and photos to help users make informed decisions.
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