A rapid surge in real estate investment in recent years in Ghana has attributed to the influx of expatriates. This is as a result of a boom in Ghana’s economy with the latest details from the World Bank showing Ghana leading the pack of top ten growing economies worldwide with an impressive growth rate of 8.3%.
This recent surge in economic development has attracted investors and businesses to Ghana which has demanded a commensurate rise in real estate development to accommodate incoming foreign investment traffic and also to serve its citizens.
The political and economic climate in Ghana has improved and is more stable than in previous years. Though the country went through a challenging economic time due to energy challenges that spanned a period of three years, the economy is gradually picking up from the doom days.
The population of Ghana which is heading towards 30 million people with an expatriate population of about 40,000 people, most of whom live in Accra will demand that the real estate industry in Ghana is tailored to meet the needs of its residents such that people from different economic backgrounds can also find a property that will suit their budget.
In view of this, Ghana’s choicest online portal for real estate, meqasa.com, launched its maiden Housing Fair in June 2017 dubbed “meQasa Dream Homes Expo” and another one in June 2018 dubbed the “meQasa Property Expo” both at the Aviation Social Centre in Accra which brought together hundreds of property seekers and real estate stakeholders including agents, developers and ancillary service providers.
Due to the high success rate of the previous Housing Fairs, meqasa has deemed it necessary to organize the event every year in an effort to significantly offset the country’s housing deficit which is currently estimated to be 1.7 million. Meqasa promises to organize an even bigger and better housing fair at the Silver Star Tower in Accra dubbed the “Meqasa Home and Property Fair 2019”. The event will take place on 6th and 7th April 2019 from 9am to 6pm on each day of the event.
The property fair is a mouthwatering experience and an event to look forward to. Here are ten reasons why you must definitely consider attending the event whether you are looking to buy a property or not.
- Choose from a wide variety of properties on display
The Meqasa Home and Property Fair 2019 is an excellent platform to choose from properties that are up for sale by real estate developers. These properties often come at a discount during the housing fairs.
- Engage directly with Real Estate developers
This is an opportunity to engage directly with real estate developers and high-end real estate agencies. You get to meet them on an up-close and personal basis. This way, they can effectively answer your enquiries and concerns about their properties and also get acquainted to the different types of properties they may have in order to make the best decision on what kind of property will be suitable for you.
- Opportunity to make informed decisions about real estate
The Housing Fairs are organized in order to help people make informed decisions about real estate. The event is a gathering of real estate experts, stakeholders and ancillary service providers who will help you make an informed decision on how, when and what to consider when making plans to acquire a property.
- Opportunity to be enlightened at seminar events
The highlight of the Meqasa Home and Property Fair will be a seminar session that offer insightful and instructive topics in real estate to keep you abreast with current trends and demands in the real estate market. The seminars are held by top industry experts who enlighten the attendees on grey areas in real estate.
- Lots of prizes to be won
There are lots of prizes to be won kind courtesy of the sponsors of the event. Prizes range from a television set, microwave, kettle among others. The names of all attendees are placed in a bowl and then picked at random. The randomly chosen persons are asked a few questions for them to redeem their prizes.
- Networking opportunities
This is an opportunity to network with “like-minded” people who may also be interested in the same things you are interested in. They can assist you in making the right choices.
- Build brand awareness
This is an opportunity to display and showcase your brands to hundreds of people attending the housing fair. Real estate developers and ancillary service providers record a high number of sales during the meqasa housing fairs as people patronize their products and services and then develop a relationship with their brand.
- Gain direct access to key decision makers
The housing fairs are specially organised to bring together influential and key decision makers who are an authority in the real estate industry. This is an opportunity to meet and built personal relationships with them.
- Children’s arena
There will be a children’s arena where parents can leave their children to play while the parents attend to the housing fair. This is in an effort to keep the children from distracting their parents while they attend to serious business.