Dutch market leader funda.nl has been in touch to tell us about a number of new features that have been added to the portal over the past few months.
To begin with, funda.nl marketing manager Jeroen Wilhelm says that that portal’s commercial section, fundainbusiness.nl, is now available in English as well as Dutch. Wilhelm explains that this is part of a push to make fundainbusiness.nl the leading commercial real estate website in the Netherlands.
The second upgrade at funda.nl was to its photo display, with 200 percent bigger listing photos now available when users click on the enlargement icon. “This process took about two months and lots of extra sever space,” says Wilhelm. Alongside this photo upgrade, funda.nl’s 360 degree photo player was moved to the krpano platform, offering full-screen viewing and extra features.
Meanwhile, funda.nl has officially launched the application it created with Samsung for the manufacturer’s Internet-enabled TV sets earlier this year, which displays all funda.nl’s for sale and rental listings. Wilhelm explains that agents can use the app to run slideshows of their own listings, and adds that funda.nl is offering its agents discounts on Samsung TVs.
funda.nl has also closed deals with two major real estate associations in the Netherlands – VBO and VastgoedPRO. Wilhelm explains that funda.nl’s one year trial partnerships with these two associations have now become long-term deals, and that VBO and VastgoedPRO agents will have extended access to funda.nl from January 2011.
Finally, funda.nl is now including the details of recently sold and rented listings for the last 12 months in its search results. This means property hunters will be able to see a property’s last listed price, the length of time the listing was on the market, a description, and photos of the property. Agents who do not want their previous listings to be shown can choose not to participate.
Wilhelm concludes by noting that funda.nl will celebrate its 10th anniversary on 1 January 2011, and says there will be activities and events for the portal’s stakeholders throughout the year.