Movin: Redesigning the online rent search experience for the residential real estate space in Ghana
The impact of technology in our world today is incomparable. It has become easier than ever to accomplish previously tedious tasks such as shopping for food, sending money to loved ones, and even now, finding a place to live. Concerning finding accommodation today, specifically a residential property to rent for a considerable amount of time, many digital tools have been designed to make the process simple and short. However, in Ghana, some of the tools available do not fully streamline the renting process from a custome their evaluation period and finally the end of their search, including a signed leasing agreement between themselves and the landlord or agency handling the property. This applied project proposes a web application with an improved user experience that allows: Customers to better filter through properties and view both information on properties and their respective communities, thereby reducing the many intermediary calls that traditionally occur between customers and landlords or agents working under agencies handling properties. Agencies and landlords to quickly reach a wider audience with their property listings and earn more while seamlessly communicating with interested customers. Kindly note that although all homeowners are referred to as landlords in this paper, the comments in this project apply to both landlords and landladies.
Applied project submitted to the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Ashesi University, in partial fulfillment of Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, May 2021