Ohmyhome, Singapore’s leading property tech startup
In this “new normal” environment where contactless transactions are becoming more prevalent, more technology firms are jumping on the bandwagon, eager to harness the huge potential of the growing base of tech-savvy Filipino consumers.
Shopping, attending classes, or working from home are now an online fixture, and may remain as such until the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic pans out.
In the meantime, this has presented an opportunity for a Singapore-based tech startup to roll out its operations in the Philippines.
Ohmyhome, founded by siblings Race and Rhonda Wong, will soon provide Filipinos a chance to do fast, streamlined property transactions with just a few clicks on its mobile app and website.
What makes Ohmyhome different from other real estate portals in the market is that while the other portals are focused on selling real estate, Ohmyhome is designed to serve customers in the entire buying and selling process by providing a unique hybrid model of a DIY (do-it-yourself) platform and full-fledged agency services that help ease pain points for buying, selling and renting.
They do this through their advanced technology capabilities and their team’s dedication to provide exceptional service to their customers.
Just as it did in Singapore and Malaysia, Ohmyhome will enable Filipino homeowners and searchers to buy, sell, and rent properties in a simple, fast and efficient manner.
This model has been proven highly successful in Singapore and Malaysia, where Ohmyhome continues to provide an estimated 2,000 housing transactions per month. The platform also garnered 300,000 application downloads, over 175,000 active users and 15,000 unique listings of real estate properties to date.
“We are very different from property classified platforms. Our focus is not on advertising but on helping customers transact. We take care of the entire transaction process — from search and deal-closing all the way through legal documentation and mortgage advisory—making it simple for both first-time property buyers and seasoned investors to transact real estate,” says Ohmyhome CEO and co-founder Rhonda Wong.
This is a welcome development in the Philippine real estate circuit that is blighted by unreliable agents, complicated government processes, disorganized websites, and the need to coordinate with multiple agencies. With Ohmyhome, property buyers can avoid stress, unnecessary delays, and botched deals.
Wong is confident that these issues will be a thing of the past. “Our team of highly professional and experienced agents will assist Filipino buyers and sellers in whatever service they need, at prices that maximize quality and sustainability.”
That is an assurance backed by Ohmyhome’s remarkable track record. Since its launch in Singapore in 2016, Ohmyhome has proven its reliability as a platform, anchored on three primary advantages — it is simple, it is fast, and it provides value for money.
“First, Ohmyhome is simpler. Clients can choose whether to do it themselves through the DIY option or engage an experienced in-house agent who can evaluate their needs,” Wong says.
“Second, it is faster. Consumers can search through unique listings and access services that can get the job done three times faster than market norms in Singapore and Malaysia.”
“And finally, it gives the clients their money’s worth, with efficient and reliable housing services.”
The option to DIY, however, comes free as Ohmyhome wants a quality, reliable platform accessible to all customers.
Feedback from users shows that Ohmyhome’s DIY platform is efficient, convenient, and easy to use. Positive and high reviews–five out of five stars–in the Google Play Store and on Facebook also show that Ohmyhome is a credible and trustworthy application for clients.
“And because of our simple transaction process and our competent agents, we have attained a satisfaction rating of over 99 percent in our Singapore and Malaysian markets,” Ohmyhome chief product officer and co-founder Race Wong adds.
Following the proptech company’s success in these countries, Ohmyhome’s launch in the Philippines is bound to revolutionize the local real estate industry as well. As a one-stop-shop for property solutions, Ohmyhome will make housing transactions in the Philippines hassle-free and efficient.
Filipinos may be able to finally find their perfect place with the help of this tech company, enjoy their new abode and tell themselves proudly, “oh my home.”