|FAQ [Frequently Asked Questions]
How much does it cost to join?
Joining the RED membership is free for all Real
Estate Agents/Brokers and developers, however, if a members website
is directly linked to our database (RED) then such a member will incur an annual
fee for maintaining the database of properties and also to ensure that the agents
account is available online 24/7.
How does the Real Estate Database benefit [Mufunira
to get our benefits from the adverts/advertisers on the website, as the number of
members increases the number of visitors is also expected to grow and hence the
number of advertisers will grow too, the advertisers will thus cater for the cost
of sustaining the website.
What if i have a personal house/property how do i get it on your website?
If you have a personal property and you would like it to appear on our
website; please contact any of our member agents (listed on the landlords page)
and they would take the images of your property then upload it into our database;
ie its only member-agents who have the ability to upload properties to this website.
What makes the Real Estate Database different
from any other Website?
Unilke other property listing portals the Real Estate Database is a network of real estate websites, this means that it lists properties directly from all websites that are linked to it.
The RED has an advanced property search engine that is easy to use; no other property listing website has such an advanced search system in africa, the RED search engine provides a variety of property categories to choose from, all results from the search engine are further categorised into two major criteria of price and location.
Besides listing properties from multiple websites, the RED also distributes properties to multiple property listing websites that include: Lamudi, SupaPrice, Kupatana and many other, this ensures consitancy of data across different property listing platforms.
All members (Agents/Brokers/Developers) get an equal opportunity to display their properties with
How does an Agent get Access to the Real Estate Database
An agent simply has to register on
the RED website [free of charge but subject to the membership
agreement] then he/she will be able to login and upload/update as many properties
as his/her account can allow.
What if I don't have pictures/images for my
In order to upload any properties to the Real Estate Database website; you need to have at least 2 images/pictures for each property, it is not possible therefore to upload any properties without any images. so please get a digital camera [or phone camera] and take photos of your properties then; upload them.
What if the landlord does not want
images/pictures of his property on the web.
If a land lord does not want images of his properties on the net then you can upload your company logo instead of the actual picture for the property, this means that when the property is listed; your logo will appear along side the text data of that specific house and not a picture of the house its self. NB: properties without images will not sale as fast as those with images.
Where does the Real Estate Database get its
The RED has a unique mechnisim that collects properties from all members websites using IDX or XML technology, once an agent links his website to the RED then all properties on his website will show up on the RED website and the same properties will then be distributed to other property listing portals.
How do I trust the Agents/Brokers on your website
We endeavor to screen all agents who register with us and in addition to
that we rank each and every agent, the ranks range from "Zero Star to Five Star"
so you can also use that as a gauge to know who may provide you with a better/fair
We mainly work with those agents who are certified by the association of real estate agents where its present, but just in case you don't get a good service from an Agent/Broker on our
website then please contact us so that we can panelize that specific Agent/Broker
by decreasing his ranking or eliminating him/her completely from the website service.
Does the Real Estate Database make a commission
on a purchase or sale of homes?
No! not at all, the RED is entirely supported by members subscriptions
and banner advertising fees. No fee or percentage of the sale price is paid to us;
Nor do we represent buyers or sellers in the purchase or sale of any property. We only provide the public with information about
properties from different agents; that's all.
How do I make an appointment to visit a home listed
on the Real Estate Datanase website?
Directly contact the real estate Agent/Broker whose name and contact information
is always shown for each property that is listed.
What are your legal "Terms and Conditions"?
Please see the "membership agreement"
Will the RED share my email
address or personal information with outsiders?
For the clients or house hunter; No!. For the Agents or Broker; Yes! we
shall only display such information that is considered as contact information so
that clients can easily contact the agents directly.