Buying a new home? Dial4Home from

All of us will in one way or another, be involved in the task of house  hunting at least once in our lifetime. It is undoubtedly an exhausting process when it comes to browsing through hundreds of classified ads in newspapers and online, trying to find that ideal home we all have pictured in our minds., a popular real estate social media site, recently launched their offline ‘Dial4Home’ service especially for people who rarely use the internet.


The concept is pretty straightforward; just call 0114 500 123 and tell the operator the kind of house you are looking for and wait for Lamudi to text you back with details of agents or homeowners for you to communicate further with. Basically, it’s like spreading word-of-mouth and getting all the details sent to you instantly.


If you use the landline, the operator will take down your details such as a mobile number and email, and forward the relevant details to your preferred mode of communication.


Managing Director of Lamudi Sri Lanka, Hugh van der Kolff, who was present at the launch in Colombo last week, said, “This service was initiated to help reduce hassle and bridge the gap between online and offline users of the internet. The real estate sector in Sri Lanka is booming with the cumulative supply having shown steady signs of growth in Sri Lanka. 25% of the country’s population has access to the Internet and the rest of the population would rely on other means of house-hunting such as classified ads or word-of-mouth.”


Lamudi has a database of over 13,000 property listings that gets crosschecked, depending on the house-hunters requirements.


According to the company, this concept was first launched in Bangladesh last year. The service proved successful and was followed later in Indonesia, Nigeria and Kenya. It is available in all three languages so, anyone from any part of Sri Lanka can use this service.


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