As technology continues to drive the way people purchase, research and invest in commodity products, a corresponding shift in the real estate market is emerging, and as this sector evolves, PropertyMatcher is positioned to be a leading property search portal within South Africa.
PropertyMatcher is proud to announce its partnership with ooba, the leading bond origination company in South Africa. The PropertyMatcher website has been geared toward improving the customer experience through in-depth research and analysis of the local and international property market.
With PropertyMatcher, potential buyers can now conduct a free self-service bond prequalification application from within the system by simply registering a free profile. This includes a free credit check, and the ability to get free expert assistance without obligation or you can use the available ooba calculators to get an indication of your financial affordability. This will ultimately guide you on affordability even before the perfect home has been found and by submitting the prequalification from the user profile. This not only makes the journey more personal, but leads to a well-informed buyer.
By registering on the PropertyMatcher website, users get access to a number of additional features which assist them with the home buying process, adding value to their overall experience.
“ooba offers significant value to PropertyMatcher through the integration of its calculators and especially the ooba online and consultant based prequalification tools. All ooba tools are combined into a digital Customer Relationship Module process to educate and hold the customer’s hand throughout the home buying journey, to ensure a superior customer service proposition for PropertyMatcher users (buyers and agents) by converting applications into approved home loans.” says ooba’s Chief Executive Officer, Rhys Dyer
An innovative, specialised and fully integrated bond prequalification venture within a property search portal in South Africa
Purchasing a home is considered to be one of the most significant and stressful decisions made by consumers, but with a leading home loan provider in South Africa at the forefront of the offering, customers can be reassured that they will be assisted with the highest professionalism and confidentiality at all times. We understand the commitment that is made when purchasing or searching to buy a home which is why we have partnered with a renowned brand within the home loan origination industry. ooba’s Justin Easthorpe and Johan Pittendrigh commented that “the time was right to offer consumers an integrated offering.”
PropertyMatcher is one of the newest property websites launched in South Africa and with advanced technology PropertyMatcher is the first property search portal to fully integrate bond prequalification capability while browsing for the perfect match.
By registering on the PropertyMatcher website, users can request bond prequalification based on their personal needs in the comfort of their home, office or wherever they might be, and do so at no cost and without any obligation. Applications are directly linked to registered user profiles where users can view the status of their application in the process as well as automatically generated search credentials and alerts. The collaboration further allows for more information to be shared with potential buyers and educating first-time buyers on the process, costs involved and other important information pertaining to purchasing a new home.
ooba, (formerly Mortgage SA) pioneered mortgage origination in South Africa and now offers a range of solutions to homebuyers.
ooba’s expertise has the foresight, negotiation prowess and knowledge to negotiate with the broadest range of lenders on your behalf to find the best deals and secure quick home loan approvals. ooba bond offers independent advice and takes care of all the legalities and paperwork. It’s convenient and hassle-free, and best of all, there is no cost to the homebuyer for the service.
With regional offices and integrated support nationally, together with their call centre, ooba can meet all clients’ needs, whether face to face, telephonically or online. As the leading home loan originator in South Africa, ooba strive to provide the highest level of service to their customers, helping you find your dream home, assisting in the financing of bonds, home insurance and home improvements too.
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By integrating the advanced PropTech technology with the leading ooba suite of digital offerings, co-founder Julius Botha said that “the opportunity was the perfect match in offering users a confidential and stable approach in identifying a buyer’s financial standing when looking to purchase a new home.” By integrating the financial capability of the leading bond originator in South Africa and a stable PropTech website’s ability to identify users specific requirements, the result is a more informed buyer and allows for a more qualified lead submitted to both the property agency and its practitioners.
The benefits to the real estate agencies are that they can now with confidence focus on finding buyers their perfect home with more qualified leads. By being informed on affordability statistics before searching for a home, this collaboration allows for property professionals to facilitate the home buying process once a buyer has found their ideal match and already understands their affordability.
PropertyMatcher is an independent property website that now offers a wide range of bespoke solutions to small and significant real estate agencies nationally. Packages are tailored to the size of the real estate agency, and multiple agent and office solutions which allow for a fixed monthly fee as costs are not based on the number of “click” enquiries, ultimately leading to savings and averting uncontrolled expenditure.
PropertyMatcher.co.za is an advanced technology system designed to match property requirements for all parties involved in the home buying eco-system, through analytical data and sophisticated algorithms developed for the South African property sector. Intuitively designed to adapt to the digital transformation factors that the property market is facing and facilitating a smoother inclusion of third-party partnerships namely real estate agencies, financial institutions and conveyancing service providers.
By strategically aligning with various real estate agencies and service providers throughout South Africa, all website visitors and registered users can take advantage of the features and benefit from the digital eco-system offering.
Properties and users are matched through user input, intelligent algorithms and optimised data on the PropTech system, to simplify the process and ensuring the property transaction journey is transparent, seamless and most importantly satisfactory based on a fixed fee and integrated offering.
PropertyMatcher (Pty) Ltd is a privately-owned company and is independently run by the founding team. Operational headquarters are based in Sandton, Gauteng with support offices nationally. PropertyMatcher is an innovative technology driven company ensuring that results are delivered through a broad network of partners and a feature-rich environment.
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The ooba group subsidiaries Property Protector Financial Services and ooba Administration Services are Authorised Financial Services Providers (FSP No’s: 216 & 46293)
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