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Developing a Multi-modal Listing Service for Real Estate Agency Practice in Nigeria

Adewumi, A. O. and Iroham, C.O. and Audu, Daniel and Misra, Sanjay and Ahuja, Ravin (2019) Developing a Multi-modal Listing Service for Real Estate Agency Practice in Nigeria. In: Innovations in Bio-Inspired Computing and Applications. Springer, pp. 352-360.

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Fraudsters posing as real estate agents threaten the reputation of real estate agencies in Nigeria. These fraudsters have continually defrauded unsuspecting members of the public. The major cause of this lapse is due largely to the fact that there is no known platform provided in the country that allows members of the public to verify a given real estate agent. This paper aims to provide support to real estate agency practice in Nigeria by developing a multi-modal listing service for verifying registered real estate agents and to also provide information on real estates available for sale, lease or rent. The requirements for the system were gathered through observation, literature survey and user survey. These requirements were then modelled using the Unified Modelling Language (UML). The system is developed both as a web and mobile application using an open source content management system (WordPress). This paper essentially presents the: requirements gathering process, design and implementation of the multimodal listing service as well as how it compares with other similar services developed elsewhere. The multi-modal listing service developed in this study is a welcome development due to the availability and widespread adoption of the Internet and Internet-enabled mobile devices in Nigeria. The tool can be of use to the National Association of Estate Agents in Nigeria - a body saddled with the responsibility of rebranding the real estate agency profession in Nigeria.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Listing service Multi-modal Real estate
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2020 10:33
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2021 09:49

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