Philippine real estate portal MyProperty.ph recently launched a new tech feature that will help home-buyers choose a property more easily. Called the “Compare Listings” feature, it allows users to view multiple listings on one page, providing them with an overview that compares properties in aspects such as price, size, number of bedrooms, and nearby points of interest.
“The Compare Listings feature is a first for MyProperty,” Jacqueline van den Ende, managing director of both MyProperty.ph and Lamudi Philippines, said of the feature implemented early this year. “We’ve always been dedicated to helping Filipinos find their dream home, and this new feature will bring them one step closer to achieving that dream.”
The MyProperty.ph Compare Listings feature allows buyers to find out what makes one home a more ideal option over another by letting them view properties and their characteristics side-by-side. It’s versatile as well; users can even compare different types of properties from different locations. For instance, a user can put two Taguig condos side-by-side, compare and contrast the details of a house and a condo in Quezon City, or see why a townhouse in Cavite is better than a house in Rizal. What’s more, it can also be used for any type of listing for rent to help out those looking to lease a temporary home.
MyProperty.ph currently has over 130,000 listings all over the Philippines, and going through all of them will be a difficult task, hence the search filters. Once a user has filtered their search to show only a few properties, it’s only a matter of choosing the best one for them to buy. With the Compare Listings feature, they have a chance to see what advantage one property has over another to help them make the right decision.
To use the Compare Listings feature, a user visits www.myproperty.ph to search for a property for sale or for rent and clicks on the “Add this to compare” button below the property’s gallery. To maximize the capacity of the feature, a user can compare up to four listings at the same time. To view all of the selected properties, the user then clicks on “Open compare list” button that appears after a property has been added to the list. The user can also go back to the search results page to see the “Open compare list” button, which also displays how many properties are already on the list.
At the “Compare” page, the user will see a rundown of each listings’ essential details, starting from their prices and locations. Down the list, the user will also be able to view other vital information of each listing, such as the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and parking slots; the condition of the property, the amenities, and the points of interest nearest to it. To add another property to the “Compare” page, the user simply clicks on “Add Another Property” to go back to the search results page, where they can select another listing. They can also start another search for a different type of listing to add to the same Compare list.
The new MyProperty.ph feature is not restricted to homebuyers; it can be used by those searching for commercial properties as well. This means that business owners looking to rent an office or buy a warehouse can also take advantage of the comparison feature.
MyProperty.ph is a local real estate portal acquired by Lamudi in 2015. Together, these two websites are the dominant players in Philippine online real estate.