Finding a new home in the digital age | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Raymond Michael Gonzalez, Hoppler president and COO —JILL TAN RADOVAN
Raymond Michael Gonzalez, Hoppler president and COO —JILL TAN RADOVAN

“Adulting” is fast becoming an overused term. Paying one’s own bills is a form of adulting; grocery shopping, too. Moving out—and living independently—is arguably the most daunting form of adulting there is, marriage and kids aside. While strong family ties in Filipino culture allow us to live with our parents as long as possible, moving out is something that is bound to happen to some, if not all of us.


When I first moved out of my parents’ home many years ago, I had neither the time nor the liberty to consider too many options. I had to find a place immediately, and it had to be within my meager budget and close enough to my office. I had to pester people to take down phone numbers posted on every signage that said “For Rent.” And then I would need to physically go to every prospective location just to have an idea what each of them looks like. Sharing photos and inquiries through social media did not exist.


Fret not—finding a place to stay is no longer as complicated.


It can actually be fun.


There are apps and sites specifically designed for looking for a temporary place to stay, but there is one especially for people who are looking to take the next big step. Hoppler connects real estate brokers and property owners with prospective clients—from the twentysomething millennial on a quest to find his own crib to the enterprising business owner seeking commercial space.


Using Hoppler is easy. You can search according to location and type of property—for rent or for sale, residential or commercial, house or condominium, office space or lot, for instance. Once the results are displayed, you’ll see photos of the places, including photos of the interiors of what could be your new home.


The listings also reflect the floor area, rental/sale price, and location. Both the app and the desktop site are intuitive and user-friendly.


Hoppler is a homegrown platform that works with licensed real estate professionals and proven direct property owners. To ensure that all listings are legitimate, proper documentation is required and background checks are conducted before a broker or property owner can request for a listing on the app and the site. Hoppler also conducts face-to-face meetings with its affiliated brokers to ensure that they know who they’re working with.


To avoid confusion on the buyer’s part, Hoppler’s client services team ensures that no two property listings are the same. There’s a 1:1 property and broker/owner ratio.


Hoppler doesn’t stop at providing listings. Customer service personnel are on standby to address inquiries and will coordinate between broker or owner and property seeker to a certain extent depending on seeker’s preference.


“We are a network that prides itself on connecting buyers and sellers through a trustworthy platform, and here you deal with people you can trust,” said Raymond Michael Gonzalez, president and COO of Hoppler.


Hoppler is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Visit for more information.









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