Transforming what meQasa.com does online – connecting people looking for property with those that provide homes and offices for rent and sale – into an offline event, the renowned, Ghanaian-founded tech startup hosted the maiden edition of the Dream Homes Expo on the 10th and 11th of June, 2017 at the Accra International Conference Centre. The event was free and open to the public, and ran both days from 10am – 6pm.
In a country where the process of finding property has, historically, been more a pain than pleasure, the birth of meQasa.com just under four years ago was a welcome relief.
Now the number one online real estate marketplace with the highest number of quality property listings in Ghana and the most housing website visitors, it is befitting that the company continues to assist house hunters with such an event.
The Ministry of Works and Housing endorsed the meQasa Dream Homes Expo, and Dr. Theresa Tufuor – Director of Housing at the Ministry of Works and Housing – delivered the inaugural address at the 10th June morning launch, on behalf of Honourable Freda Prempeh – Deputy Minister in charge of Housing. The launch was well attended by prominent media houses. TV and print.
“Hosting a housing fair is a natural progression for meQasa. We are committed to our mission of creating an efficient housing search experience and to be the go-to source for reliable information on housing in Africa.” explained meQasa.com CEO, Kelvin Nyame.
“This is another great avenue to foster business for our clients who offer stellar residential and commercial real estate options for people looking,” Co-Founder Rashad Seini added.
The 2-day exhibition event featured the nation’s top property developers, high-end estate agencies and premium vendors of home and office products and services like mortgage lenders, electronics and home décor companies.
Sponsored by Ashfoam, Veevinos Wine Club and Harmony & Charm, and supported by web media including Ghana Web and Pulse Ghana, the Dream Homes Expo offered attendees superb networking opportunities and the chance to learn from knowledgeable speakers on topics like Solar and Energy Efficiency and the interactive and well attended Property Valuation: Who, What, Why, When and How mini seminars among others.
There was also an exclusive Business Lounge with a complimentary bar that assisted trade talks for investors and VIP guests. Attendees were also entered into a raffle with the chance to win meQasa swag bags and a grand prize from Ashfoam. Miss Joanna Lamptey emerged the ultimate winner after correctly answering the most questions. Miss Lamptey’s prize, an Adepa bed, was successfully delivered to her on Monday, 13th June at her residence by Ashfoam.
The Dream Homes Expo, slated to happen annually, is the perfect housing fair for people actively and passively looking to buy a new house or land; seeking to rent an apartment or office space; investors seeking stellar real estate projects to back; individuals and families looking for deals on home improvement; property professionals and enthusiasts. meQasa hosts lively industry events every year like 2016’s Dreams to Reality Mortgages panel event, and has put on well-attended estate agents training as well.
meQasa.com is Ghana’s easiest way to rent, buy and sell property, offering a user-friendly online marketplace mutually beneficial to homeowners/landlords, home seekers, real estate agents and developers alike.