The Real Estate sector in Uganda is this year set to experience major leaps thanks to the intergration of e-commerce. Today at Protea Hotel Kampala, Lamudi launched a toll-free service where customers who can’t access the internet can now call Lamudi for a home to buy or rent.
According to Lamudi Uganda country manager Shakib Nsubuga, “the Internet revolution has transformed the way businesses used to operate. E-commerce is one of the tools of the internet which is replacing the brick-and-mortar shops with digital portals. Fortunately, real estate developers and brokers have recognized that the evolution of the internet has raised the pulse of realty demands.”
Technology has acted as a major game changer especially for the real estate market. Online business like Lamudi are now able to provide convenience for their customers and reach them exactly where they are. Businesses are now better able to respond to their customers in a quick and efficient manner.
The Launch of Dial-4-home service is going to enable people to call Lamudi toll-free to inquire about available properties for rent and sale. This will work greatly to reach customers especially because most customers are in low internet penetration areas. The service will be officially launched later this month.
Speaking at the breakfast, Mr. Nsubuga said Lamudi understands the shortage of internet penetration in Uganda and continues to seek to find solutions to help agents and brokers reach a wider audience. Therefore the launch of the Dial-4-home service is going to increase the number of leads for brokers and in the end increase the relevancy of the platform.