On-line property agency House18.com is planning to float its shares next year on the Growth Enterprise Market and on the Nasdaq market in the United States. Funds from the listings would be used to finance regional expansion, particularly in the mainland, senior vice-president Derek Chim said. House18.com's mainland expansion would focus on key cities but would not necessarily be confined to property agencies, Mr Chim said. There was tremendous potential for growth in various property-related activities such as development and after-sales services in the mainland, he said. House18.com is majority owned by the company's management, with Morningside Group and United States-based KLM Capital also holding key stakes. The company yesterday announced it had formed a partnership with Hutchison Telecom to provide content offerings, ranging from property information searches to on-line valuations through wireless application protocol services for mobile phone users. House18.com has also teamed with US software firm Oracle to arm its sales agents with access to a database of property listings using Palm personal digital assistants. Mr Chim said the technology applications would boost efficiency and open up new markets on mobile phones.