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  PropTech—that is, property technology –is changing the face of real estate. Solutions adapting contemporary technologies for the industry’s use are informing new ways of doing the property business, all across its value and process chains. From selling and investing to property management and home comforts, it’s clear that PropTech will transform Nigeria’s real estate going into the future. Indeed, it’s already starting to do so.
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What follows is a discussion of some of how PropTech is set to revolutionize real estate in Nigeria in the next few years.

Digitizing Property Transactions

One of the most significant impacts of PropTech in Nigeria’s real estate industry is the digitization of property transactions. Platforms like Connect Nigeria Real Estate,, and Nigerian Property Center are digitizing property listings, enabling users to search for properties, view virtual tours, and even complete transactions online. This digitalization simplifies the property search process and reduces the time and resources required for transactions.

Enhancing Market Transparency

Transparency has long been a challenge in Nigeria’s real estate market, with issues such as undisclosed property history, unclear ownership records, and inconsistent pricing. PropTech solutions are beginning to address these challenges by providing access to comprehensive property data, including ownership records, transaction history, and market trends. Because PropTech enhances market transparency, it empowers buyers, sellers, and investors to make more informed decisions.

Facilitating Property Management

Property management is another area in which PropTech is making significant strides. Platforms like RentPro, Hutstack, and Venco Africa are providing solutions for property owners and managers to efficiently manage their assets, including rent collection, maintenance tracking, and tenant communication. These tools reduce operational costs and improve the overall tenant experience.
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Introducing Smart Home Technologies

With the rise of Internet of Things (IoT) technology, smart home solutions are becoming increasingly popular in Nigeria’s real estate market. PropTech companies are integrating IoT devices and sensors into residential and commercial properties so that users can control various aspects of their homes remotely. From smart locks and thermostats to security cameras and energy management systems, these technologies enhance convenience, security, and energy efficiency.

Enabling Crowdfunding and Fractional Ownership

PropTech is also democratizing real estate investment through crowdfunding and fractional ownership platforms. Companies like Coreum and Wealth.NG allow individuals to invest in real estate projects with smaller amounts of capital, thereby expanding access to investment opportunities and diversifying portfolios.

Harnessing Data Analytics and AI

Data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) are almost certainly going to play an important role in shaping the future of Nigeria’s real estate industry. Elsewhere in the world, PropTech companies are leveraging data analytics to provide insights into market trends, property valuations, and investment opportunities. AI-powered tools are also enhancing predictive analytics, personalized recommendations, and risk assessment, enabling stakeholders to make data-driven decisions. We can expect these to be more commonplace in Nigeria in the coming years.
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Final Words

PropTech holds immense potential to transform Nigeria’s real estate industry. The signs of this potential are already unfolding, and whole segments of the industry are starting to be disrupted by the technologies in this niche. While there’s still some way to go before PropTech becomes as prominent in Nigeria as it is in more developed economies, it’s clear that it will eventually hit that mark.
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This article was first published on 23rd May 2024 and updated on May 27th, 2024 at 12:19 pm


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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