Cost: Free

Love it: homi.co.za – your show house locator – is a dedicated national show house portal using geolocation services to detect your location on your smartphone or tablet. It is the perfect site to use when looking for show houses, as it picks up your location on your smart device and displays all the properties in your vicinity. No more driving up and down looking for show houses and potentially missing the perfect house, as Homi displays very clearly on the map exactly what is on show as well as all the essential details you might need, such as the price and size of the home. Real estate agencies such as Chas Everitt (nationally), Seeff (Blouberg), Jawitz (Sandown), Pam Golding Properties (Brackenfell) and RE/MAX Property Associates (Blouberg) are making use of this service and getting their properties out there.

No so much: you need a GPS-enabled device in order for it to be able to pick up your location, which isn’t such a big deal; however, you will only really start to see activity on the site the closer you get to Sunday – usually from Friday onwards.

In a nutshell: it is a great idea, and the more agencies that sign up to utilise the service the more effective and, no doubt, popular it will become.