MOST Filipinos think of property websites as convoluted web pages with messy interfaces, duplicate listings, and poorly written property headings and descriptions—resulting in the stressful and disorganized processes they used to endure in traditional housing transactions.
That is, until Singapore-based proptech startup Ohmyhome entered the Philippines, now offering customers a real estate app that is convenient and easy to use along with the services of competent in-house real estate agents.
Since Ohmyhome’s launch in September, the app has been accepted tremendously well by Filipino users, as evidenced by its high application ratings and positive client feedback. Rhonda Wong, Ohmyhome Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, confirms this.
“We are very happy that the Ohmyhome platform has been well-received by Filipino customers,” she shares. “Considering the volume of properties that has been listed on our app since our launch, we have barely received questions on how to use the interface—and when we do, these are resolved quite swiftly.”
Ohmyhome Chief Product Officer and Co-founder Race Wong explains its best features:
“The app’s property listings includes useful information such as availability of public transportation, dining and shopping options, proximity to hospitals or wellness clinics, and the like.”
Rhonda and Race explain the rationale behind the Ohmyhome app’s intuitive interface design: “The platform enables users to immediately go and select an action tailored to their profile—as buyers, sellers, tenants, or landlords. They can easily choose from the main options: Find a Home, to search for a listing, Post a Property, for users who would like to post a home for selling, or Get an Agent, to get assistance from an in-house agent. Users will also see a New Launch tab, where they can check out project pages from real estate partners.
A ‘chat’ option is also visible on both the app and website. One simply has to tap or click the chat button to get in touch with an Ohmyhome representative—for when they need assistance with using the app or when they simply need to ask a question.
On top of all these, Ohmyhome continues to innovate on features that can make the housing experience even easier for Filipino customers. Race shares, “We recently added ShoutOuts to the Ohmyhome app. This feature allows users to post the type of property they seek, including the price range, location, and other relevant property details.”