Potential for the online space in Myanmar is huge: House.com.mm’s Sophie Garnier

Sophie Garnier, co-country manager of House.com.mm

With 330,000 people moving to Yangon every year, and urbanisation taking place across the country, House.com.mm is putting plans in place to ensure it continues to the property search in firm in Myanmar, Sophie Garnier, co-country manager of House.com.mm, a Rocket Internet venture venture in Myanmar, said in an interaction. The portal, which claims to have more than 18,000 listings on its site, and more than 100,000 website hits every month, says the biggest challenge going forward would be to convince sellers, agents and developers of the benefits of coming online, and in educating the local market on the need for high-quality listings.

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