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UAE's Property Finder launches new WhatsApp search tool

With approximately 83% of the UAE population using WhatsApp, real estate portal has announced the launch of WhatsApp Leads

UAE's Property Finder launches new WhatsApp search tool

With approximately 83 percent of the UAE population using WhatsApp, real estate portal Property Finder has announced the launch of WhatsApp Leads.

The new platform allows clients to check on the availability and specifications of a property with an agent even after office hours.

Property Finder said it is the first property portal in the UAE offering this service, adding that about 45,000 listings on Property Finder now have the WhatsApp feature attached to them, almost 50 percent of listings on the Property Finder website.

“With 80 percent of the UAE's population using WhatsApp, and many users browsing properties late in the evening when calling is not an option, we wanted to make it even easier for our users to contact an agent about a property,” said Yi-Wei Ang, vice-president of product, Property Finder.

Ang said that with a real estate agent available at their fingertips on WhatsApp, customers can now receive more photos, documents, videos and voice notes about the property of their interest and get all their queries answered instantly.

A UAE-born startup, Property Finder now operates in a total of seven markets, including Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Egypt and Morocco, and has a significant stake in the second largest property portal in Turkey.