For Filipino property seekers who are swamped with work or domestic problems, searching through thousands of residential listings to find the perfect home can be an extremely time-consuming process. Singapore’s leading proprietary company Ohmyhome, which recently launched its groundbreaking application in the Philippines, has introduced ‘ShoutOut’, a special feature exclusive to the Ohmyhome app to make the housing journey even easier.
“ShoutOut reverses home-searching behavior. Buyers and tenants can post their requirements on the app, to which sellers or property owners can respond if their properties meet the criteria. This feature also gives property sellers a glimpse at what searchers are looking for.
“ShoutOut likewise works well for homebuyers who have been looking for a particular property but can’t find it through the app search options. With this new feature, they can simply create a ShoutOut and indicate their preferences,” Rhonda, Ohmyhome Chief Executive Officer, further points out.
In the Ohmyhome app, property seekers can tap the “Post your ShoutOut” option to ‘shout out’. Users can choose from ‘I want to buy’ or ‘I want to rent’ from there and indicate their price range, chosen venue, floor area, and other requirements such as the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and parking spaces.
ShoutOut allows up to five listings to be created by users. ShoutOuts are posts that illustrate what property seekers are searching for and the details of their ideal home, compared to the real property listings on the Ohmyhome website. After four weeks, each ShoutOut immediately expires, but can be extended by clicking on the ‘repost’ button.
Race and Rhonda clarify how, with this new functionality, Ohmyhome makes home-search easier. “Through ShoutOut, the Ohmyhome app helps match buyers to sellers automatically. For instance, if a user posts a ShoutOut indicating that he or she is looking for a property with certain property features in a specific location, the Ohmyhome system will notify property-sellers with listings that match what the user is looking for.”
They add that this new feature prioritizes buyers and sellers alike. “ShoutOut is a unique and efficient option for sellers and landlords who can now ‘shop’ for buyers and tenants by searching through—and filtering—properties in ShoutOut, sorting these by price, date posted, and other details.”
Once a property seller finds a good match in a potential buyer, they can ‘suggest’ their listing and reach out directly—a seamless and easy process.
Race and Rhonda Wong are happy that ShoutOut is currently making property search simpler for Filipino users. “We expect more prospective homeowners to ‘shout out’ and get on the right track to their dream home.”
They add, “We encourage interested property-seekers to try our new ShoutOut feature and discover for themselves how searching for the ideal home can be easy and simple.”