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Brigada: Adventures in Marogondon, Cavite

I was a guest and co-host for this segment of Brigada to feature Maragondon as the next travel and adventure destination near Manila. Go watch and discover what the town can offer for tourism.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Lamudi.com.ph, grows bigger in the PH real estate business

Jacqueline Van Den Ende, Managing Director Lamudi PH
Jacqueline Van Den Ende, Managing Director Lamudi PH

I just met Jacq, the managing director for Lamundi PH few weeks ago and it was fun and productive chat with her when we talk about blogging, travelling the country and also startups. My brain started to switch my startup hat because Im such a noob when it comes to building my own startup, but I got the awesome advice from Jacq when I told her that I want to build my own startup because I just saw a problem and I have a solution that I want to launch, she gave her calling card and told me to email her if I want more advice. Oh boy, I will and perhaps, maybe sell my startup idea.. LOL


The meet up with Lamudi in Greenbelt also gave me new knowledge on how big companies like Lamudi and MyProperty operates here in the Philippines, I can see that they are so active in online and also providing insights and informative content that are inline with their market. They use real lifestyle stories to provide real content and a studies for their web users. They have their website, a blog, mobile apps and also a magazine print.

During the introduction, I later learned that Lamudi already acquired MyProperty, another online market place for Philippine real estate, they operate with the same business concept, and now Lamudi already acquire them to place them both in the position as top online market place destination for Philippine real estate.

Launched in 2013, Lamudi is a global property portal focusing exclusively on emerging markets. The fast-growing platform is currently available in 32 countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, with more than 900,000 real estate listings across its global network. The leading real estate marketplace offers sellers, buyers, landlords and renters a secure and easy-to-use platform to find or list properties online. For more information, please visit http://www.lamudi.com.ph
Lamudi Philippines on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.

I also learned that Lamudi partnered with Metrobank, you may log in at http://www.lamudi.com.ph/loancalculator/ for you to try for FREE their loan calculator. The web app can help you plan more on getting a loan for your prospect house and loan, you can set a budget and also give you an idea how much you need.

Im not good in loans or banking stuff, but the web app by Lamudi and Metrobank will give you hints the best deal if ever you got the budget.

Henry Winter, General Manager Myproperty.ph
Henry Winter, General Manager Myproperty.ph

Established in September 2010, MyProperty.ph is one of the leading Philippine real estate online and print brand that brings property buyers and sellers together. The website’s main offerings are listings of pre-selling properties and properties for sale and for rent. Both website and magazine also provide relevant and updated industry news and information for its clients and consumers. And with the release of its mobile version, finding or selling a home is made even easier. Visit www.property.ph
Visit MyProperty.ph on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram

Here’s an interesting news from Jacq --- “Citing its own data and that from web analytics platform SimilarWeb, Lamudi reported that visits to its platform for the first six months of 2015 is 34 percent higher than those recorded for the entire 2014. In addition, at 320,000 monthly visits, Lamudi’s site visits via desktop are now at least 28 percent higher than its nearest competitor.”

I also read the news that this year 2015 is their milestone, as they secured a $18 Million funding to boost more their operations here in Asia and also in Latin America, plus they acquired MyProperty to boost more their service to reach more property hunters.

Lamudi also launches their app for iOs and Android, this will reach more target users who uses mobile. Because according to their study, the PH has a 40 percent mobile internet penetration for 2015. That leaves 53 percent for desktop users, 20 percent for mobile users, 20 percent for tablet users.

As Jacq said -- “Tech can make real estate transaction go easy, you can do so many things in tech for real estate, and we believe that today’s marketers spends more for online advertisement to sell real estates”

That’s awesome! great move for Lamudi.







The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.

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