2) Avoid portals that don’t filter duplicates or check for out-of-date listings.
One of the most frustrating things about Hong Kong homes is the lack of sole agency agreements, which are more prevalent in the UK and US. It is quite common for a single property to be listed by 20 different agents in Hong Kong. Platforms that use the “pay-to-list” business model are incentivised to keep as many listings on as possible.
At Spacious, we have an algorithm that detects duplicate listings. We believe in providing our customers with the best user experience, and will aggregate duplicate listings so that the user only sees one listing. We also have stringent rules to deal with agents who post fake listings.