263properties.com is Zimbabwe’s leading property website. The company is not estate agents but the website offers the service for Zimbabwe home movers to find details of all properties available to buy or rent.
They have created a significantly more convenient and effective way for property seekers to find their next home: up-to-date Zimbabwe property information, available for free, accessible 24 hours a day to anyone with web access and far more complete in terms of number of properties and depth of detail on each property than through other traditional advertising media. 263properties ensures that full property details, including location, information about the surrounding areas. It also shows the map of the property, say you want to buy a house in Zimbabwe and you are not exactly familiar with the cities, with 263properties you are able to gain knowledge about your future community and environment.
Currently it is very hard to get information about properties in Zimbabwe due to lack of search engine optimisation of the few sites that are currently available. The sites currently availabele mainly belong to estate agents based in Zimbabwe. When you search for Zimbabwe properties on google, what comes up at the top is the news context of properties which could be irrelevant if you are looking for a property to buy.
The few websites showcasing the properties in Zimbabwe, have been criticised of not showing the the full property details including the right pictures as well as follow on information. 263 Properties has teamed up with several real estate agents in Zimbabwe to ensure that their properties are seen through the well optimised website. The other issue that has been picked up is that the current websites only show properties in Harare than any other region in the country though it is not well served as well, surfers are complaining about only the expensive Harare properties are available online. Bulawayo houses for sale are slightly harder to find online compared to those in Harare, this could be because of awareness of the global market and access to resources by the Harare Estate agents.
One of the staff at 263properties.com mentioned that they keep getting requests for houses in Bulawayo and Gweru, showing that the markets are not well served. it was mentioned thought tat the company was working hard to recruit more estate agents and property players in those areas.