As I’m sure many of us are now aware, the most up to date and current way to search for property is via the internet, mainly realestate.com.au. It’s safe to say 90% + of all properties listed can be found on realestate.com.au.
Searching for property can become repetitive and time wasting. The best way to avoid wasting your time and becoming bored(!) is to type in all your specifications (location, price, type etc) into the realestate.com.au home page ensure properties are sorted by most recent) and save as a bookmark to your PC.
This allows you to simply open the bookmark each morning and check out the new stock that has come up.
Another great feature of realestate.com.au is their compare feature. Select any properties of interest and have all details of each lined up next to each other – allows you to check out all details of each property on the same page, no clicking in and out!
realestateview.com.au is an industry site owned by the REIV. A great thing about realestateview.com.au is the speediness of listings coming on the site. It’s normally the first site to have a property go live on allowing speedy buyers to act quickly.
Domain.com.au offers some private sellers that have elected to not use an agent a place to list that many of the others won’t allow. A good value opportunity might not be far off!
Also a whole host of other sites offer property that has ‘little exposure’ to the entire market as most buyers tend to stick to one real estate portal, allowing for opportunities.
You’ll be hard pressed to find a property not listed on the web. Make sure you understand where to look. It might just help you find that elusive property that you were after!