Thailand has been a hot-spot among foreign property buyers for decades back, but the market really took off around 2010. Since then, we have seen various real estate websites popping up, trying to attract local and foreign buyers alike.
Being one of the most popular markets in Asia, it would be an understatement to say that the competition for real estate leads is high in Thailand. Even if places like Vietnam become interesting among investors, Thailand will remain as a prime location with more options.
In this article, we review the four top real estate websites in Thailand and what sets these apart. Let’s start with the biggest one.
1. Dot Property & Thailand-Property
Dot Property and Thailand-Property are two of the biggest real estate websites in Thailand owned by Dot Property Group.
The website has a clean layout and user-friendly functions where you can search for properties close to specific BTS-stations, for example.
Dot Property has a “Property of the Month” section which summarizes interesting deals for busy buyers.
Recently, they have also started to promote properties in other countries, including the Philippines, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Spain, and The UK.
Launched in 2014, Dot Property can be found in 9 countries:
You can also find both a property agent directory and a developer directory, allowing you to find such service providers more easily.
If you look at Thailand-Property and Dot Property Thailand, you’ll see that the websites are almost identical.
The reason is that both Dot Property Ltd was acquired by Mitula Group in 2016, a large Spanish company that is present in more than 50 countries and in 19 different languages.
The company provides property searchers with the most useful resources to find their next home, as stated on the websites. They also strive to be the most effective advertising and lead generation source for property professionals.
Partners of the company include JLL, Sansiri, Colliers, Savills, Knight Frank, Novaland, Wanda Group, and more.
2. DD Property
DD Property is one of the most established and oldest property websites in Thailand and has plenty of houses, condos, and commercial property up for sale.
The website is owned by Property Guru, the biggest property portal in Asia, and headquartered in Singapore.
Founded as early as 2007, Property Guru has grown immensely and has 1,200 employees in Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia. A drawback of using DD Property is that property ads have to be updated by its developer and agent network.
This results in issues with property listings that aren’t updated and were units listed have already been sold or rented out. This is sometimes time-consuming and not customer-friendly.
That said, DD Property has plenty of tools and market reports that are useful to agents and buyers alike. Its parent company Property Guru can also brag with the following numbers:
- 24.5 million Property Seekers Monthly
- 5.7 million Mobile App Downloads So Far
- 2.7 million Available Housing Options Monthly
- 45,000 Partner Agents In Southeast Asia
The websites operated under the Property Guru brand include:
- Propertyguru.com.sg (Singapore)
- Propertyguru.com.my (Malaysia)
- DDproperty..com (Thailand)
- Rumah.com (Indonesia)
Hipflat is different from that of Dot Property and DD Property as it focuses primarily on condominium projects, which can be reflected in its layout and interface.
Personally, Hipflat is one of my favorite websites in Thailand, primarily due to its simplistic and customer-friendly interface.
It’s easy to browse properties on the website at the same time as you’ll find plenty of market data available. Hipflat provides information about current yields and prices, how these have changed, along with illustrative graphs.
You can also search for properties close to certain BTS stations or in specific areas.
Hipflat uses automated systems and currently has more than 200,000 listings on its website. The system collects and processes offers from the agents, owners, online classifieds, and forums.
One of the drawbacks with Hipflat, according to other users, is that the interface primarily focuses on information gathering and comparisons between units rather than the exclusiveness and selling points of a specific unit.
Thus, the quality of the photos of the interiors is generally lower compared to websites that primarily focus on promoting individual units and projects to sellers.
What sets Hipflat apart from the above-mentioned websites is also that you cannot find it in other countries than Thailand.
FazWaz, also referred to as FazWaz Group, is both a real estate marketplace and a technology company. The website primarily focuses on Phuket Province, Bangkok, Koh Samui, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, and Hua Hin in Thailand.
Over the years, the website has grown much, primarily thanks to its organic content strategy, and has expanded to countries such as Vietnam. They have also partnered with various other companies in Asia.
Launched as late as 2015, FazWaz quickly gained buyers’ interest thanks to its neat features and a focus on collecting high-quality data.
They offer data-driven & innovative marketing techniques, which is expressed by clear visual information through logos, images, graphs, and tables.
The website provides many details about units and property in the surrounding areas, including the median price per square meter. They also have loan calculators who can be useful among buyers who wish to take on a mortgage.
What sets FazWaz is that it puts much focus on providing accurate and up-to-date data, to enhance the user experience.
You can also find 3D Virtual Tours & Walkthroughs on the website, which has been particularly useful during the COVID-19 pandemic.
That’s it for today! I hope that you found this article useful. If you have any questions or other recommendations, feel free to drop a comment below.