The acquisition marks PropertyGuru’s foray into the home services industry as it aims to provide easy and reliable access to home management and maintenance services.
According to the announcement, the acquisition is in line with the PropertyGuru’s growth strategy of expanding into adjacencies of fintech and data while investing in its core Marketplaces business towards creation of a digital property ecosystem for all its stakeholders in Southeast Asia – property seekers, sellers, agents, developers, banks, and valuers.
“Our entry into home services is an important step as we create solutions that provide guidance and make each step of the property journey more efficient, transparent, and trusted for everyone in the ecosystem – homeowners, buyers, agents, and developers,” said Shyn Yee Ho-Strangas, managing director, Data and Software Solutions, PropertyGuru.
Sendhelper is a start-up that allows homeowners and tenants in Singapore to easily search and book home services for their daily needs through an app that connects them to verified service providers.
The services include cleaning, air conditioner maintenance, and handyman and repair services, among other necessities.
Homeowners and tenants can enjoy transparent pricing, quality service, and flexible scheduling options from a network of trusted and legally operating vendors, thereby saving time and effort in looking for service providers from multiple platforms. Sendhelper network includes over 2,000 trained and verified freelancers in Singapore.
PropertyGuru.com.sg was launched in Singapore in 2007 and since then the Group has made the property journey a transparent one for property seekers in Southeast Asia.
In the last 15 years, PropertyGuru has grown into a high-growth PropTech company with a robust portfolio of leading property Marketplaces across its core markets; award-winning mobile apps; mortgage marketplace, PropertyGuru Finance; and a host of enterprise solutions now under PropertyGuru For Business including a high-quality developer sales enablement platform, FastKey, DataSense, ValueNet, Awards, events and publications across Asia.