Location, Location, Location, Aqarmap.com is All About Location

28 Apr, 2010

Searching for an apartment, house or an office for rent/buy always have been a stressful matter and concern many people weather for work or study or even for tourism.

The problem is doubled especially if the researcher of the property is not a native or a citizen of the country he is looking to rent/buy in, never to mention that the searching process requires a lot of time and effort by contacting the owner’s of the property and setting date’s to meet and visit the real estate site to review it.

Seeking the real estate offices adds more to the hardship, on the sellers side the global financial crisis caused a decline in real estate sales, which caused real state companies to start searching for more effective advertisement means and methods other than the traditional ones.

Aqarmap, a new Arab Startups came to work in solving these problems, by offering practical and excellent solutions and services for both sellers and buyers by focusing on the most important factor in this vital sector and that is the location (address) of the state itself.

Aqarmap does so by providing the owner with the ability to pin-point his real state location (address) over satellite maps. This will help users how to search for a real state in the Arab world, where customers will be able to search for properties to buy or rent using easy and quick interactive maps.

What also distinguishes Aqarmap website from other similar sites is how easy the process goes, all you need to do is choose the type of property you want to buy or rent and the site will show you the location of all properties available that matches your search over a map on the same page, without the need to go over a lot of pages. At the map you can see the property and a small picture with its price of in a form of a bubble. And by clicking on the picture in the bubble you can get detailed information about the property.

There is also other feature’s that are nice such as a currency converter to know the price of the property without changing the page, review images and videos of the real estate it self and you can also communicate with the landlord or add your comments.

Currently all the above services are free for now, As for monitizing the site , estate sellers can pay to advertiser in order to get priority over others on the maps.

What’s worth mentioning is that Aqarmap won several awards, ranked among the best innovative technology companies in the Arab world and the company’s systems have been developed to work in any language in order to expand to other developing countries in Africa, Asia and South America.

Amad Almasodi from Yeman who founded several startups before is Aqarmap founder.

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  1. Tareq Kayyali  |  April 29th, 2010 at 2:43 AM #

    Well its a nice idea but definitely not innovative… zillow.com has done this years ago….

  2. Roham  |  April 29th, 2010 at 4:17 AM #

    Well obviously – almost every idea has been “done before” (incl Google 🙂

    Amad is doing this for the Arab world. I had the pleasure of hearing him pitch AqarMap in Silicon Valley and can attest to his abilities and professionalism. Wish him the best of luck.

  3. Gaith Saqer  |  April 29th, 2010 at 12:09 PM #

    Aqramap is a great idea and for sure i will be using it, i hope it will help me find what i want

  4. R2ouf  |  April 29th, 2010 at 4:36 PM #

    It is not a new idea. For example betakonline.com has similar features but only restricted to Egypt.

  5. Gaith Saqer  |  April 30th, 2010 at 12:49 AM #

    thanks R2ouf for letting us know about another player in the market.

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