Lifull Co. Ltd, owner of Japan’s leading real estate vertical Lifull Home's (at Homes.co.jp), and the world’s biggest general classifieds aggregator Trovit, is developing a multilingual, global platform to facilitate property buying and selling across borders. Next Co. Ltd changed its name to Lifull Co. Ltd earlier this month.
RentWolf, an online rental marketplace that enables landlords to rent their properties to tenants without a real estate agent, will launch in Sydney this May. RentWolf is current accepting tenant and landlord names to its waiting list, ahead of its May launch.
On May 1, Joe Powell, managing director of Seek Education in Australia, will start at global sports technology firm Catapult (ASX: CAT) as chief executive officer. Seek hasn't announced Powell's successor at Seek Education yet.
Tokyo-based real estate player RareOne Inc. now rolled out a dedicated real estate site (called Rare-one.jp) for so-called "special properties", defined as inherited properties and properties in insolvency processes.
Housing.com, India’s second-largest real estate site by revenue, appointed Amit Masaldan as national sales head with effect early April. Masaldan reports to Mani Rangarajan, CBO of the business unit of Housing.com. He came from rival real estate site Magicbricks.com, where he also carried the title national sales head.
Schibsted must be one of the best - if not the best - ambassadors of the global classifieds industry, thanks to the excellent way it explains how the world benefits from buying and selling used goods. In 2016, the traders on eight of Schibsted's classifieds sites saved 16.3 million tons of greenhouse gas emission, the company said in a news release.
Auto Trader Group acquired Macclesfield-based Motor Trade Delivery Limited (MTD) for an undisclosed sum. MTD operates an online, real-time marketplace for the trade delivery of vehicles across the U.K.. Through the site, car dealerships and rental companies list ‘jobs’ – vehicles that need moving to another retailer site or a customer – and logistics providers bid for the 'jobs' in a live auction process.
Zheng Yangpeng, a reporter of Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post, suggested the recent, mammoth investments in Homelink might have overvalued the company. Here is why.
Guazi.com, China’s largest used-car platform and strategic partner of classifieds giant 58.com (NYSE: WUBA), began offering vehicle finance in-house in December 2016. Four months later, the company lifted the lid on the performance of its financing operation in the period. The report revealed Guazi has made impressive inroads into China's atrophied vehicle loan market.
Tencent-backed site RenRenChe, a leading used-vehicles platform in China, announced an agreement with Ping An Bank, which will allow the company to begin offering customers vehicle finance (credit) in-house on b-to-c transactions.