NIESV, Instant Apartment unfold new property portals
Amid increased preference for online transactions for real estate, the Faculty of Estate Agency and Marketing of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) has unfolded its new platform.
The platform called “NIESV Multiple Listing Service” is expected to boost confidence in real estate transactions particularly, in an era of quackery and Internet scams and sanitize agency practice.NIESV is working with Property24 for the registration of members of the faculty across the country.
Speaking to The Guardian on the sideline of an interactive session on MLS scheme and demonstration on steps to follow in posting and uploading property pictures on the site in Lagos, the Chairman, Faculty of Estate Agency and Marketing; Sam Eboigbe revealed that existence of the initiative is a bid to advertise real estate products to all clients and stakeholders both in Nigeria and in the diaspora.
According to him, the website would allow clients to easily locate genuine estate surveyors and valuers. He added that the beauty of the website is for the buyers of the properties to come to the website without paying fees.
Meanwhile, a web-based platform that provides short, medium and long stay property rental services, known as Instant Apartment has been launched.
The Chief Executive Officer of the firm, Franklin Ubi, said the platform falls within such innovative move that allows users to search for short let apartments and connect them with verified real estate hosts as well as property owners looking to monetize their self-owned apartments which can be booked anywhere around the world
Through this platform, customers especially travellers and tourists, who do not want to stay in hotels, he said, are promised a wide range of outstanding luxury services to make accommodations memorable.
Ubi stressed that platform’s goal is to help customers gratify their various taste and needs with the wide range of luxury apartments which have been made available.
“It is also an avenue for property owners to advertise their properties to customers across the globe. Apartments on our platforms are carefully selected and the hosts are thoroughly verified to provide the best accommodations and additional services like free meal on first day of arrival, restaurants, events, recreation centres, among others.”
The Chief Technical officer of Instant Apartment, Mr. Bamgbala Rahman, said the innovation provides a big opportunity to the rental business, which property owners should utilize because of the large advertising budgets available to Instant Apartment.
He also assured clients of diversified online payment model to make payment easier as well as 24- hour customer service telephone lines.
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