There are a number of websites in Pakistan that gives you the insight of Pakistan real estate marketplace, Lamudi.pk is the another trusted addition to the lot.
Lamudi.pk is turning out to be the lead marketeer in the world of real estate as it is uploading more than 15,000 properties per month.
Since its launch, Lamudi has been successfully captured a sizeable portion. Stats reveal that over a span of 1 year Lamudi has grabbed the support of more than 500 dedicated real estate agents and enjoy 35,000 active property listings for thousands of visitors every day.
The next best thing about this online portal is that now Lamudi has launched its own mobile application which was released earlier this month.
Here we are discussing its app features and how a mobile app can be a better alternate to online portals for property dealing industry.
According to the statistics, mobile apps for smartphones bring down the market of users to 3% of Pakistan’s population. Relying on mobile apps in terms of searching for properties is still an unfamiliar approach as most of the people go for the traditional methods of contacting real estate agents or scanning ads in classified sections of the paper or else viewing the online property portals.
The only way a mobile app could be of more use in that regard is it has the alert feature and map function. The use of app is directly dependent on the number of new properties being listed on the website on a regular basis. For that matter, the back end needs to bring it up a notch.
The app design is cool, clear and is easy on the nerves. There are extensive category refining options. First you can choose if you are finding a property in Pakistan or out-side. Once you chose Pakistan, the app gives you access to the thousands of properties listed in the website. Then there is a section of for sale and for rent.
You can also refine it on the number of rooms you are looking for from maximum to minimum. The other categories from which you can chose or can set include city, area, property type, maximum price, minimum total area and with or without pictures only.
After you tap on the search tab, the resulting properties appear in the form of list or on a map, if provided.
Clicking on a property provides you with all the mentioned details, its location on a map, description, total area and seller contact. Using it via mobile lets you call the seller or agent directly from your phone. In case the seller is agent, the app will give you a recommendation of viewing his other listed properties that are available.
Clicking on the Map options displays the properties (up to 50 at a time) on a map. The map is powered by Google Maps and provides a great deal of identifying the location and distance but only if the actual and at length address is mentioned in the details.
Real estate agents and private sellers might not be in agreement with giving out the exact location due to security concerns or to not give away everything at once online.
Also if you are looking for properties in the same area they will appear as a cluster on the map making it hard for the buyer. And if the property has a general address with it say, Lahore Cantt or Gulberg II it will limit the map usefulness.
The other handy feature of Lamudi.pk mobile app is, it lets you save your searches and allows you to set up alerts to be notified if a property matching your set parameters is listed or updated. This feature gives the app a customized feel.
Saad Arshed, Country Director, Lamudi.pk said:
Over the course of the last few months we have successfully developed our real estate website in Pakistan. Internet users are growing exponentially in the country and Lamudi.pk is fully cognizant of this fact. We wish to provide our customers with the best deals for private and commercial properties wherever and whenever they want.
Lamudi.pk mobile app is great substitute to the online portal, leaving you off the boundaries of place and availability of notebooks or lappy and letting you get your piece of it with your smartphone anywhere, anyplace, all the time.
You can download Lamudi’s Android app by clicking this link