Development of a real estate agency management system
Abstract In developing countries like Nigeria, the performance of real estate remains unsatisfactory as many residential commercial and Office spaces are unoccupied due to the fact that Real-estate agents cannot be consulted with ease and at one convenience. Acquiring an apartment in Ilorin as a case study has been one of the most stressful tasks in the past few years, take for instance the process of acquiring an apartment you have to call an agent, then meet with him/her at a time that is convenient for him, if at all you get through to seeing him, you now need to pay for a form that entitles you to see the properties at hand, then, the agent takes you to see an apartment and if you don’t like that one he takes you to see another one and if at the end you don’t like it. He calls another partner of his, and then you now start virtually the whole process with the new agent after wasting your time, financial recourses, transporting the agent around. The study will evaluate existing real estate management systems and provide a remedial solution to challenges identified from various real estate management systems by developing a real estate management web application. The system will enable clients to view the properties of their choice without necessarily going on a hunt for a property, in other words clients can always be in the comfort of their room, offices etc to check out images of the apartment on the websites as to the one of their choice and on a weekend or a free day venture to checkout for the apartment.