The internet is the first stop for many people kicking off their research for an investment property. When you can research without breaking the bank – or even leaving the house – why wouldn’t you? There are many great websites, some renowned, and others, just waiting to be discovered.
Main function: Property listings
Other important features: Auction results, property data, looking up real estate agents
Whether you’re an investor or renter, it’s hard to go past realestate.com.au, a national property website that offers information from renting or sharing to buying a new home, existing home or land estates.
The user interface is straightforward enough for any mildly tech savvy person to get a handle on. Once you’re on the site, you’re able to search for properties by either selecting a state or/and filling out criteria such as address, property type, number of bedrooms and minimum and maximum price range.
Users will then be redirected to a page of listings, which details the property’s features coupled with an image gallery and agency’s contact for further details. For those who are more visual, they can refer to the adjacent map scattered with drop pins, a pictorial representation of where the properties are located and their proximity to train stations.
However, realestate.com.au is more than just a property search engine. Investors can also browse the website’s collection of pool, kitchen and bathroom ideas. The website is also useful for searching real estate agents, latest action results across Australia, property news, and investing, renovating and moving tips from property experts.
With comprehensive suburb reports prepared by RP Data to calculators and how-to videos, the website is little short of a one stop shop for your property research needs.