Data Base Businessこのブログでもサイトリンク先として載せていますが、バンコクで不動産ベータベースのビジネスに取り組んでいるナタポンという男がいます。

以前、ブログでも彼のビジネスについてMLSに匹敵するデータベース立上げに挑戦という題で彼のやっているビジネスとウエブサイトのZmyHomeを紹介しましたが、今回、現地の英字新聞The Nationに彼のコラムが載ったので再度紹介します。

彼は大手デベロッパーのノーブルやLPNなどと深い付き合いがあり、私も色々と貴重な業界の裏情報をもらえるのですが、名門チュラで不動産のマスターを取り、元CBREリサーチ部門のマネジャーでもあったことから、タイ不動産マーケットのトレンドをよく知っています。

周辺環境とか間取り、スーパーや病院、インターの学校が近いとか遠いとか、ほとんど主婦目線だけで投資物件を勧める仲介業者がいますが、賃貸仲介ならまだしも、投資物件を探している人に対してそれではミスリーディングです。供給過剰気味のバンコクで最も注意しなければならない空室リスク、そして投資家動向、周辺の新規プロジェクトとの価格乖離率、デベロップメントパイプラインなど、検討すべき事項はたくさんあります


そこで、彼のような不動産マーケットのトレンドや需給関係に詳しいプロの情報が役に立つのですが、この記事は、最近彼が提携したアメリカのオープンドアという不動産売却ソフトについて書いたものです。

タイの不動産市場は信用のおけるデータベースがなく、売主は自分の物件の市場価値について疑心暗鬼になっているという問題があります。だから、売却に1年もかかったりするのですが、そういう私もつい先日、コンドミニアム売却、実践体験記で自分の物件売却について書いたように、ダラダラ時間をかけても仕方がないのでこの辺が市場価格だろうと判断して売りに出したら、どうも価格が安すぎたようで、わずか1ヶ月半後に値引要求一切なしで買い付けが入るというようなお恥ずかしい結果になったりもします。

バンコクにも米国のMLSや日本のレインズのような
信頼できるデータベースがあったらと思ったものですが、実は、彼がやっているビジネスは、新しいようで先進国なら当り前のビジネスです。

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FOUR YEARS AGO, when I started working as a real estate agent, an Australian client asked me: "How much time would I need to sell a house in Thailand?"

This is a difficult question to answer, but as an agent I should know the answer. "Well, it depends on how you're pricing your property. It may need one or two years or six months if you are lucky," I told him. However, many thousands of homeowners haven't been able to sell their houses even after a few years. My Australian client said you could sell an apartment in Sydney in about one or two months. His answer surprised me: It is almost impossible to sell property within a month in Thailand.
After that, I started researching how other countries sell their houses and I found that they all vary. The time taken depends on location, market demand, prices and other factors. In countries like the United States, United Kingdom or Australia, you may need 1-3 months on average if the properties are located in the city, while it may take about six months if they are situated elsewhere. We found that these countries have an established structure to solve liquidity problems in property sales.
It was a real eye-opener that in developed countries, you do not need many years to sell houses. However, I was surprised when my colleague found a start-up in the US committed to buying houses within two days through "Opendoor".
Opendoor is a property tech firm in Phoenix that aims to speed up the home-sale process by purchasing the home directly from sellers within a few days. A seller can avoid the tedious process of home selling through home improvements, dealing with an agent, open-house visits and others. Opendoor proposes a price to the owner within 24 business hours of receiving property information. If the price is accepted, the start-up will send an inspector to check the home's condition. If no additional problems are found, the owner will receive the payment and move out within 30-60 days.
Opendoor has built its own pricing models and algorithms using public data, which generate what they describe as a fair-offer price. Opendoor charges the seller a fee that is 2 to 4 per cent higher than the 6 per cent charged by a real estate broker, in return for the convenience to the seller and the risk being borne by the company.
Buyers who purchase houses from Opendoor will have newly renovated houses and get an inspection report from a third party. Buyers can tour homes at their convenience from 6am-9pm daily with no appointment needed. When they arrive at the house, they can use the Opendoor app to instantly unlock the home. The company has a 30-day buyback programme if buyers are not satisfied after moving in.
Founded in 2014 by former PayPal executive and investor Keith Rabois, Eric Wu, Ian Wong and JD Ross, Opendoor presently operates in Phoenix, Dallas and Las Vegas. It currently buys about US$60 million worth of homes per month, and has bought and sold more than 4,000 houses to date. In November 2016, the company raised $210 million with $1-billion valuation.
This is a case of a founder who is passionate to challenge something that seems impossible. Selling properties is difficult everywhere in the world. The key is market data. Without accurate market data, it would be very hard for Opendoor to calculate home valuation. Moreover, they would have no evidence to explain to the homeowners. 
Nattapon Asswisessiwakul, CEO Z My Home, dtac Accelerate Batch 3