Safe & Efficient Real Estate Platform in the Philippines | Ohmyhome

Sharing something personal and you might find this helpful, too, so hope you'll stick around! ;)

Recently, Sam and I finally moved in together! We've been planning for this since late last year, but it was almost impossible to progress given the pandemic. It was quite challenging to pick the perfect unit, especially that we had to rely on photos or videos from estate providers during the stricter community quarantine period. Luckily, we found a really nice condo as our "temporary home," while we plan out our bigger investments for next year.

Been getting a lot of condo tour requests but maybe next time! :p
Here's a teaser of our Nordic-Jap home!

Anyway, as mentioned earlier, we have bigger investment plans *fingers crossed* for next year. And since that might be our future home, we'll need to talk to reliable and trustworthy leads to help us through the whole process. I think Ohmyhome came in just in time!

Ohmyhome is Singapore's leading PropTech startup, here to make housing transactions simple, fast, and affordable for everyone. In their app, we can browse through genuine listings that are free of dummy or duplicate accounts, saving us time in searching for the right property.

There's also a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) option for Filipinos, a platform that comes absolutely free - from listing all the way to deal closing. Aside from that, customers may also engage the services of Ohmyhome's full-time in-house property agents at a cost-friendly price.

What I appreciate about their company is that they understand the buyers' pain points and tedious processes in searching for a property. With that, Ohmyhome is here to provide a seamless end-to-end housing transaction that will make everything easier for Filipinos. 

Another nice thing about Ohmyhome is that they will take care of the customers' entire transaction journey - from search and deal-closing all the way through legal documentation and mortgage advisory. With that alone, I think I'm sold! :)

With their success in Singapore and Malaysia, they expect to achieve the same feat as it brings advanced technological capabilities to the Philippine real estate industry.

Definitely considering Ohmyhome's services for Sam and I's new leap! 💖

Why the Philippines?

Back in 2016 when the proptech startup team in Singapore only had less than ten people, two members were Filipino. Race and Rhonda, who loved and valued their growing team, knew that a Filipino teammate was newly wed and had a wife in Manila whom he missed very much. Before long, Race and Rhonda made a promise to their 2 Filipino teammates that Ohmyhome will set up an office in Manila to bring them closer to their family.

“The Philippines is a growing market,” she explains. “In the last three years, Manila has seen an increase in condominium property prices of 11.9% each year on average. The number of transactions has also been steadily growing—reaching a record high of 54,000 condominium units sold in Metro Manila in 2018, surpassing 2017’s 53,000 units.

Still, property transactions in the Philippines are marked by drawbacks such as a lack of transparency, untrustworthy agents, slow feedback, and decentralized services. “With the country’s huge population, the only way to provide transparent and reliable services to Filipinos is through our advanced technology combined with our offline services,” Rhonda says.

“We designed the Ohmyhome application and website for Filipinos and made modifications to make sure that the technology is suitable and relevant to the Philippine context. We wanted the platform to be truly built by the Filipino, for the Filipinos.”

Owners Race Wong and Rhonda Wong

About Ohmyhome

Ohmyhome makes property transactions simple, fast, and affordable through a DIY platform, top-tier agent services, mortgage advisory, conveyancing, and much more. It is Singapore’s leading PropTech Solution and a CEA-licensed real estate agency. 

The DIY (self-serve) platform connects homeowners and searchers directly at no cost. Thousands of property listings are genuine, unique, and simple to browse. Innovative features such as ‘ShoutOut’ and ‘Open House’ enhance the overall user experience. For those who prefer comprehensive and professional assistance, competitively priced house and condominium agent services are available. 

Powered by advanced technology and trusted by customers, Ohmyhome agents are the most efficient in the market. Since its launch, Ohmyhome has 175,000 monthly active users. More than 5,300 homes have transacted through Ohmyhome, which represents a combined value of over US$1 billion. 

Ohmyhome was launched in Malaysia in July 2019, as part of its expansion plans in the Southeast Asia Region. It is the first cross-border, one-stop property solution with its tech- enabled offerings that have served thousands of customers in Singapore. 

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