Lamudi Nigeria, the leading online property marketplace, on August 21, created interaction between listed estate agents and the general Nigerian public. For a few hours, several listed estate agents on Lamudi Nigeria took charge of the property portal’s social media channels, to answer questions and interact with customers and members of the (online) public.
The stage was set for this event when a few days earlier, Lamudi Nigeria announced it would be staging a social media takeover and solicited questions from its followers.
Questions from the online audience ranged from the reason for the almost inevitable fee collected by agents before inspection, commission on rent and rental costs to tips for renting the perfect home. Some agents took the opportunity to educate the public on their activities outside rentals of property and to network with each other and staff of Lamudi Nigeria.
Mr Ajadi Abdulazeez of Zeez Consult and Properties Management expressed his gratitude about being part of the event. Similarly, Dr Onabanjo of United Auction House said, “I am overwhelmed by the friendliness of Lamudi Nigeria towards their customers. Thank you for this opportunity”.
The Social Media Takeover event was designed as a means to enhance interaction with Lamudi Nigeria’s online following, to give the agents an opportunity to experience, first-hand, the company’s processes, and as a forum for staff to meet the agents and discuss any issues concerning future projects. Fifteen agents were in attendance at the event.
Lamudi is a leading online real estate marketplace exclusively focused on emerging markets. The website offers an easy to use and secure platform to buy, rent or sell real estate online. Lamudi.com.ng, which started operations in October 2013, has over 30,000 residential and commercial property listings from developers and real estate agents. The company has active offices in Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan and Port Harcourt.
By Pita Ochai