Ohmyhome will be the first DIY property platform in Singapore to integrate machine learning technology onto its portal. The key feature of this integration aims to help shorten the time taken to sell a home, by automatically categorizing listing photos according to room type and systematically accessing and displaying the best-performing images to home buyers. This will also, in turn, provide an enhanced experience for property buyers browsing through Ohmyhome.
Key feature of Ohmyhome’s machine learning integration is to enhance the DIY experience through smart image classification and detection of fake images
With the smart image classification feature, home sellers will be able to enhance their listings automatically, as uploaded photos will not only be categorised based on its room type, but the smart algorithm implemented will also help to prioritise images based on its viewership numbers. Naturally, the most popular image will be displayed as the listing’s thumbnail, which will provide property sellers with the best chance of attracting the right buyers.
The move towards automation and enhanced algorithm technology is aimed at ensuring that Ohmyhome provides the most optimised services to their DIY buyers and sellers.
The technology will also bring great convenience to home buyers who would be able to pick which home aspect they would like to see without having to swipe through the other pictures. Grouping the images according to room type and surrounding also means that a simple home tour will be possible as home buyers can conveniently inspect the rooms from different angles, one room at a time.
On top of this, Ohmyhome is also taking it one step further to ensure all listing images that home buyers see on the app are real and genuine. The technology will be able to detect and flag out images that are likely fake, such as stock images.
Other machine learning features in the near future
Ohmyhome not only has plans to integrate the technology into its in-app chat to help home sellers and home buyers better communicate and negotiate with each other, it will also look to see how machine learning will be able to boost the efficiency of their agent services.
Ms Rhonda Wong, CEO and co-founder of Ohmyhome, said,
“We are very excited to be utilising machine learning technology to improve our app features and provide the best service we can possibly offer to our DIY buyers and sellers. Listing images are an important aspect of selling a home and we want to ensure that we are enhancing this process for our listers without them having to worry about it.”