If you have ever rented an apartment, house or flat in Lagos then you would understand when we say it feels like making your way through the eye of the needle. Any renter who successfully passes through the obvious bottlenecks that come with renting an apartment in Lagos in one piece should be given a standing ovation.
For those that are new to the game or perhaps interested in moving to Lagos, there are some few hints that you need to know so you don’t end up making the wrong decision. Most of the time, the real estate agents are only interested in the registration fee that renters usually pay when they employ their services. After about 1-3 days of house hunting it becomes really difficult getting a real estate agent to go on a house hunt with you especially when he has other clients.
As someone looking to rent an apartment, it’s perfectly okay if you have a feeling that a real estate agent doesn’t have your interest at heart. This is perfectly natural; especially when you consider the fact that the same agent might be protecting the interest of the landlord/homeowner more or perhaps showing the same property to someone else. In many cases, you are likely to find yourself not trusting the real estate agents 100%.
This is not necessarily your fault especially when you realise that the agent also has his/her own interest to protect. Even when you get a good deal from the agent, you might be reluctant to commit entirely to it simply because you just don’t trust him/her.
This is a huge disadvantage when using property agents to hunt for an apartment.
At Pelow, we have over 15,000 Nigerians, Americans, Canadians, British people, e.t.c., that agrees with us. We understand these challenges from both sides (the agent and the renters). Aside from our personal experience; we have also been able to identify a major cause of these struggles and created a solution that solves these problems on our platform https://pelowapp.com/
When you try to navigate the rental market in Lagos on your own, you are left exposed to the issues with the market. Pelow provides a secure platform that stands in for the interests of both parties. Now, on Pelow, you can find, negotiate for, and rent your commercial, residential properties with confidence. Well, on Pelow, you can find your Commercial and Residential properties to rent with confidence.
Let’s face it: you are at a disadvantage. Yes, you are the independent type. Sourcing for the right place can be difficult and you wish to bid for multiple places without paying a Realtor or a Lawyer. That’s why we vet every listing and give you all the tools to place your bid for a property on Pelow, Hassle Free!
As the old saying goes: “You have to start from somewhere…” You have properly thought it through, but fundraising is difficult, and you need all the help you can get with raising money for next month’s rent; a community project; your first residential or commercial building project; your mortgage or a passion building project you started but could not finish. Pelow is where you start your journey to your goals.
What we have done at Pelow is to help renters with the vetting of agents, while creating visibility for agent listings on our platform. With our solutions, agents get to list their specifics, making it easier for renters to show their exact interest.